Participating in a pediatric clinical trial is a very personal decision that is unique for every family. The topics below are presented to help parents make a decision about enrolling their child in a clinical trial.
Why do people take part in clinical studies?
People take part in clinical trials for a variety of reasons that are unique to them. Some people may decide to take part for reasons like: * to help researchers better understand a disease * to help researchers find potential new treatments for people in the future * to get access to experimental medicationsMore Questions
What are the benefits and risks of participating in a clinical trial?
Keep in mind that each person’s experience is unique. Some people may experience risks, while others may not. Examples of some of the risks you may face are: • Study drug risks, called side effects, may be caused by the study drug(s) themselves • Study procedure risks may be caused by doing procedures like x-rays, by dyes in CT scans, or by needle punctures from blood collectionRead More