Clinical trials are research studies involving people. They are extremely important in expanding treatment options for people with cancer. The treatments available today are due to the participation of other cancer patients in clinical research studies.
New, innovative treatments and prevention methods are tested to find out if they are safe, effective and better than the current treatment. For a number of people, a clinical trial may be the best treatment option available. Others may want to help contribute to the development of better treatment options for the future. All participants in clinical trials are volunteers. They can choose to stop participation in a clinical trial at any time.
Deciding to participate in a clinical trial is a complex process. Choosing whether to join a trial is similar to making decisions about other aspects of your treatment. Your doctor can help you make this decision. For further information, please contact Cherie Cox, R.N., Bay Area Hospital’s Clinical Trial Coordinator.
Bay Area Hospital’s Institutional Review Board ensures the rights and welfare of people participating in clinical trials both before and during their trial participation.
For more information:
Talk with your doctor or contact Bay Area Hospital Clinical Trial Coordinator Cherie Cox R.N., at (541) 269-8392 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
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