Frequently Asked Questions
There are many potential benefits to participating in a clinical trial, including:
- Access to new treatments that may not be available otherwise.
- The opportunity to help others by contributing to medical research.
- Financial compensation for participation.
- Health Insurance coverage for duration of trial
- There are also some risks associated with participating in a clinical trial, including:
- The possibility of side effects from the new treatment.
- The possibility that the new treatment will not be effective.
- The possibility that the new treatment will cause harm.
- To find out if you are eligible to participate in a clinical trial, you will need to talk to your doctor. Your doctor can help you find clinical trials that are right for you.
- Usually there is no financial cost of trials on participants. The costs involved in participating in a clinical trial vary depending on the trial. Most of the trials usually provide compensation to the patients.
- As a clinical trial participant, you have certain rights, including:
- The right to be informed about the trial and its risks and benefits.
- The right to withdraw from the trial at any time.
- The right to confidentiality.
- The right to compensation for injuries sustained during the trial.
- All clinical trials have guidelines spelling out who can participate. These are called eligibility criteria. The factors that allow you to participate in a clinical trial can include age, gender, the type and stage of your disease, previous treatment history, and other medical conditions.
- Following eligibility criteria helps us keep you safe and ensures that researchers learn the information they need.