Frequently Asked Questions

Who can participate in clinical trials

Researchers consider several factors such as gender, age, type and stage of disease, previous medical history and treatment of condition. Some studies require healthy individuals and some require the participant to have the illness or condition. Before enrolling, a patient must qualify for the study.

Why do people participate?

People participate in clinical trials for several reasons. Some participate in order to receive advanced treatment while others want to assist the doctors and scientists. It would be difficult for the study to complete the discovery of a new drug without the participation of subjects and their interests and patience.

What do I need to know if I am participating in clinical trials?

Patients must offer informed consent to participate. In order to offer this consent, patients should learn the key facts in the clinical trial. They should know the details of the study such as purpose, safety, duration, side effects and required procedure(s). Patients should know that they have the right to withdraw from any study at any time.

How does Good Clinical Practice (GCP) protect participants?

A standard for the design, conduct, performance, monitoring, auditing, recording, analyses and reporting of clinical trials that provides assurance that the data and reported results are credible and accurate, and that the rights, integrity and confidentiality of trial subjects are protected.

What happens when the clinical trial is completed?

After successful phases are completed, the researchers look at the study, decide if it has clinical importance and inform the medical community. To learn the results of the studies in which you participated, ask the doctor or nurse in charge of your treatment.

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