If I qualify for a study, do I have to participate?
No, you do not have to participate. It is your decision whether or not you want to join a study.
If I join a study, do I have to complete the study?
No, you are free to leave a study at any time and for any reason.
However, if you do leave a study, the study doctor or study staff may ask you some follow-up questions, and you will not be allowed to rejoin the study.
How many follow-up visits are required?
It depends on the study. Some studies may require more follow-up visits than others. The study doctor or the study staff will go over how many follow-up visits you may need to make.
Will I be paid for participating in a study?
It depends. Each study is different. Contact our clinic to learn more about study participation. Additionally, all study medication, tests and assessments will be provided to you at no cost.
Can I get study medication outside of clinical research studies?
No, only study volunteers are eligible to receive study medication. Clinical research study medications are not available to the public.
Should I talk with my family, friends, and personal doctor before participating in a clinical research study?
It is always a good idea to discuss study participation with people you trust. Your personal doctor may also be able discuss other treatment options with you.