A clinical trial is a research study designed to answer specific
questions about ways to prevent, detect, diagnose and treat an illness.
Participants may include either healthy individuals or those with a
disease, depending on the nature of the study.
Who can Participate in a Clinical Trial?
Although participation in a clinical trial is voluntary, every clinical
trial has specific guidelines regarding who can participate, based on
factors such as age, gender, type and stage of a disease, previous
treatment history and other medical conditions. You must qualify
for the study before participating in the trial but are also able
to withdraw from the study at any time without impacting subsequent
medical care in any way.
Why Participate in a Clinical Trial?
To gain access to potential new treatments for a disease or
To take advantage of a unique health care choice
To advance medical knowledge
To help others who may develop or have a similar disease or
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