Before a new treatment or medicine is available to the public, it is first tested in a series of carefully regulated clinical trials. All clinical trials must be reviewed and approved by committees responsible for ensuring that studies are ethical, and that the rights and privacy of study participants are protected.
Without clinical trials, we would not have most of the modern medicines we use today. Clinical trials provide a framework for the medical community to discover ways to diagnose, prevent and treat disease. They are essential to understanding more about whether a potential medicine may be better than current standards of care or may offer alternative treatment for people not responding well to their current treatment. Clinical research studies also help us learn more about the side effects of a potential treatment.
Yes, taking part in any clinical research study is completely voluntary. You can choose to leave a study at any time, for any reason, without any impact to your future medical care.
Before you can join any clinical research study you need to give your consent. You must be fully informed about the study before you give your consent. You must give your consent voluntarily; you should not feel pressured to do so. You should feel free to discuss the study with family and friends before you make your decision.
A study drug is a medicine or treatment that has not yet been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), The European Medicines Agency (EMA), or similar agencies in other countries for doctors to prescribe for a particular condition.
Take up this questionnaire to help us determine if you have symptoms that are common to this clinical study. If you have the common symptoms, you may be eligible to take part in the study.