Clinical trials in which new medicine or treatment methods are tested on human subjects are a critical component of medical research. But what makes someone decide to participate in a clinical trial? Here are 10 reasons to volunteer for a clinical trial :
- If you are suffering from a disease, a clinical trial could gain you access to treatment otherwise unavailable to you.
- If you have exhausted all standard options for treatment, a clinical trial might offer a new option that helps where standard therapies have failed.
- Participating in a clinical trial is an important way to contribute to a vast body of medical research.
- Clinical trials need to include a diverse group of subjects to be fully effective. If you belong to a minority group, your participation can be even more vital.
- Your participation in a clinical trial could lead to a new treatment that helps someone you care about.
- Free medical care. Subjects in a clinical study will generally be monitored closely by a physician. All necessary exams, lab work and medications are typically provided free of charge.
- Participation in clinical trials can be a way to volunteer for a cause that is important to you.
- You might find a better treatment option with fewer side effects.
- In some cases you will be compensated for your time and inconvenience.
- You might learn something new.
If you are uncertain about your eligibility, or have questions about taking part in a clinical research study, speak with your physician. Our goal is to respond to all initial clinical trial inquiries within 24 hours. If you contact us over the weekend we will do our best to get back in touch with you on the next business day.
Volunteer for a Clinical Trial