When a patient is considering a clinical trial, they will probably have a lot of questions for their current physician. Below you will find information that may help you and your patients have an informed conversation about clinical trials.
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