FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

WHAT IS A CLINICAL TRIAL?

Clinical trials are research studies that involve people.Through clinical trials, doctors find new ways to improve treatments and the quality of life for people with disease. Every trial has a person in charge, usually a doctor, who is called the principal investigator. The principal investigator prepares a plan for the trial, called a protocol. The protocol explains what will be done during the trial. It also contains information that helps the doctor decide if this treatment is right for you. (www.cancer.gov)

WHY SHOULD I JOIN?

Today, people are living better lives from successful treatments that are the results of past clinical trials. Through clinical trials, doctors determine whether new methods are safe and effective and work better than current methods.  When you take part in a clinical trial, you add to our knowledge that helps improve care for future patients. Clinical trials are the key to advancing health. (www.cancer.gov)