Benefits of Participating in a Clinical Trial

When you choose to participate in a clinical trial, you must weigh the benefits against the risks.


Taking an active role in your own health care

Side effects or adverse reactions to medications or treatments

Access to new, potentially beneficial treatments that are not available to the public

The treatment may not be effective for you

Receiving a high standard of medical care and follow-up care at leading health care facilities during the trial

Your participation may be time-consuming and may involve frequent travel to the study site, lengthy treatments, hospital stays, or complex dosage requirements for drug therapies

Knowing that you are helping others by contributing to medical research

Clinical Trials

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