Why Should I participate?

People participate in clinical trials for a variety of reasons.

Healthy volunteers participate to help others and to contribute to moving science forward.

Others participate to possibly receive the newest treatment and to have the additional care and attention from the clinical trial staff.

Clinical trials offer hope for many people and an opportunity to help researchers find better treatments for others in the future.

Top 5 reasons people participate in clinical trials:

1. To advance medicine (51%)

2. To find a better treatment for their condition (46%)

3. To help others with their condition (39%)

4. To earn extra money (36%)

5. Their doctor recommended it (31%)

What is Clinical Research?

Clinical research is medical research that involves people like you. People volunteer to participate in carefully conducted investigations that ultimately uncover better ways to treat, prevent, diagnose, and understand human disease.

What is a Clinical Study?

Clinical studies are designed to add to medical knowledge related to the treatment, diagnosis, and prevention of diseases or conditions. Common reasons for conducting clinical studies include:

• Evaluating one or more interventions for treating a disease, syndrome, or condition
• Finding ways to prevent the initial development or recurrence of a disease or condition
• Evaluating methods for identifying a condition or risk factors for that condition


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