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Questions to Ask Your Physician About Clinical Trials


Before participating in a clinical trial, here are some questions you should first discuss with your doctor:


  • What are you trying to learn from the study?


  • What do doctors know already about the treatments being studied?


  • What treatments and tests will I get during this trial?


  • Who will be in charge of my care during the study?


  • What are the differences between what I would get on this treatment and the standard treatment you would recommend?


  • What are the benefits and risks?


  • How will this affect my daily life?


  • How long will the study last?


  • What will I be asked to pay?


  • How will I know if the study was successful?