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Why Participate in a Clinical Research Trial?

You may be asking yourself, “Why should I participate in clinical research trials?” By participating in a clinical study, you will help to provide information to researchers about investigational treatments that may help your condition and the millions of other people living with that condition as well. You will also be one of the first participants involved in potentially ground-breaking research study that can have a profound impact on the field of medicine.

Additional Benefits of Participating in Clinical Trials

Other benefits of participating in clinical research trials abound. As part of a clinical study, you will receive medical care for your condition from experts in that field. This physician care comes at no charge to you at any point in the process. In fact, all study-related evaluations, treatment and follow-up will be provided to you at NO COST and healthcare insurance is NOT REQUIRED. You may even be eligible for compensation for your time and travel in the clinical study.

You Help Others through Clinical Trial Participation

One of the most compelling reasons to participate in clinical research trials is the potential to help other people who also live with your condition. Not only are you becoming active in improving your own health, but you may also be enriching the health of people everywhere. You may benefit society by contributing to a better understanding of your condition, which could lead to new or improved treatments. As a participant, you play a fundamental role in the drug testing and approval process, helping others by furthering medical research.

For more information on clinical research trials, visit the National Institutes of Health website at:

http://www.nih.gov/health/clinicaltrials/basics.htm