Finding a Clinical Trial That’s Right For You
If you’re considering joining, you’ll be connected with a team of medical professionals who will assess if you’re a good fit for their specific study. You then go through a screening and consent process where you’ll have the opportunity to ask questions and make sure the study is also the right fit for you.
You’ll answer questions about your health and medical history (usually online or over the phone) and make an appointment to learn more.
- Informed Consent
At your appointment, you’ll spend time with the study team to review the details of the study, including possible risks and benefits, so you’ll know what to expect. If you decide to participate, you’ll give written permission for additional screenings and access to your health records.
- Screening Visit
This visit will confirm that you meet the study requirements. It includes a more detailed review of your medical history and a physical exam. It may also include additional tests related to your condition.
- Who Can Participate in a Clinical Trial?
Taking part in a research study is different from regular medical care. When in a study, you’ll primarily interact with the study team—the study doctor, nurses, and potentially others who work with the doctor.
- You may have additional scheduled visits and procedures, extra laboratory tests, and/or follow a modified treatment plan.
- You can stop participating at any time—the decision to stop will not affect your regular medical care or any benefits to which you are entitled.
- Where permissible, reimbursement for study-related expenses—such as parking and travel—may be provided.
- To research a study drug for efficacy and safety, some participants are given the study drug and others are given standard of care or a placebo. Before you consent to join, you will be told how the study works.