|CAMC Clinical Trials Center
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There are many reasons why people volunteer to participate in clinical trials including:
- Opportunity to help people suffering from medical conditions
- Access to investigational treatments before they become widely available
- Opportunity to play a role in the discovery of treatments, cures, and preventions for certain diseases or medical conditions
- Ability to play a more active role in your own healthcare
- Access to free physical examinations and diagnostic tests related to the clinical study
- Potential compensation for time and travel related to the clinical study
Questions You Should Ask
Patients considering participating in a clinical trial should talk about it with their physicians and medical caregivers. Potential volunteers should also
understand the credentials and experience of the staff and the facility involved in conducting the study.
Questions to ask a physician or medical caregiver:
- How long will the trial last?
- Where is the trial being conducted?
- What treatments will be used and how?
- What is the main purpose of the trial?
- How will patient safety be monitored?
- Are there any risks involved?
- What are the possible benefits?
- What are the alternative treatments besides the one being tested in the trial?
- Who is sponsoring the trial?
- Do I have to pay for any part of the trial?
- What happens if I am harmed by the trial?
- Can I opt to remain on this treatment, even after termination of the trial?
Clinical Trials Center - 3100 MacCorkle Avenue S.E., Suite 806,
Charleston, West Virginia 25304
(304) 388-9945 Phone | (304) 388-9935 FAX