What to Expect When
Participating in a Clinical Trial

By participating in a clinical trial, you will be able to gain access to promising new treatments before they are made widely available. Each clinical trial is different, and your doctor will let you know what to expect before participating in the trial. The following are a few things to keep in mind if you choose to participate in a clinical trial:

  • Clinical trials generally have very specific protocols that must be followed closely. The protocol may require more of your time and attention than would non-trial treatment.
  • As a participant in a clinical trial, you will be treated with dignity and respect. The ethical and legal codes that govern a medical practice also apply to clinical trials.
  • You will be allowed to withdraw your participation in the trial at any time.