Why Participate in a Clinical Trial?
Many participate in clinical trials because they have exhausted approved treatment options – which may not have worked for them, or they were unable to tolerate some of the side effects. Some clinical trials may provide an option for those which standard therapy has failed.
Others participate in trials because they wish to contribute to the advancement of medical -knowledge.
Researchers for every trial develop eligibility criteria, age, sex, type and stage of disease, previous treatment history, and other medical conditions. This criteria helps to define a standard in the trial and reduce the amount of variation in the study, without threatening the scientific integrity.
Not all volunteers will be accepted for a trial. Volunteers may be excluded based on eligibility criteria, or the number of volunteers need to collect enough data to determine the safety and effectiveness of a therapeutic agent.
If you or someone you know has exhausted traditional methods or are just interested in furthering medical research let us know at jbrclinicalresearch.com