Let’s just state the obvious… without people, research can’t be done and medicine can’t advance. It takes people… lots and lots of people to continue making advances. It takes extremely smart people to create a vision and possibility. It takes detailed people to work out the hows and whys. It takes analytical people to piece it all together. And it takes the rest of us with our unique skills, life stories, and passions to support the endeavor toward progress.
So, why might someone volunteer for a clinical study? I’m glad you asked…
It is important to note that medical products undergoing a clinical study may be associated with known and unknown serious risks. It’s up to you and your doctor to decide if the benefits of your participation in a clinical study outweigh the potential risks.
Interested in learning more about what clinical studies are near you? Check out www.clinicaltrials.gov. This is a great place to find a listing of clinical studies available.