August 11, 2016

About Clinical Trials

Who can be in a Clinical Trial?

People with the condition as well as healthy people can volunteer to participate in a study. The FDA has very strict requirements that specify which studies involve healthy volunteers and which studies involve patients  with the condition being studied.

The physician conducting the study will review each volunteer’s medical history and the study requirements to determine who can participate.

What are Clinical Trials?

A clinical trial is one of the final stages of pre-clinical, long and careful research process. Studies are done with cancer patients to find out whether promising approaches to cancer prevention, diagnosis, and treatment are safe and effective.

Why should I participate?

  • You will have an opportunity to test an investigational treatment before it is available to the general population.
  • You will have an opportunity to help researchers find answers and the best medicines.
  • You may benefit from an alternative course of treatment that you or your physician might not otherwise have known about.
  • You can play a more active role in your own healthcare.
  • You will receive monitoring by Dr. Gabrail.
  • You will learn new information about your condition, as well as meeting people with similar conditions.

CCTA – Stalled Clinical Trials: The Enrollment Problem

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