Questions to Ask About a Lymphoma Clinical Trial Before Participating

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Clinical trials vary greatly. Each trial is designed in a way that best allows its researchers to determine the particular goals or endpoints under study for an experimental therapy, such as a new drug in development.

Since clinical trial designs are highly customized, it is important to ask the right questions in order to determine if the trial is a good fit. Each patient, too, has individual health needs and considerations.

Here are examples of questions you might ask a study team:

  • How long will the trial last?
  • What are the advantages of participating in this trial?
  • What are the possible disadvantages of participation in this clinical trial?
  • When do I need to decide whether I want to participate in the trial?
  • What are the eligibility criteria?
  • If I am not eligible, can you recommend other options?
  • In addition to the experimental treatment, what other treatments are offered in the trial?
  • What are the chances of my being in a comparator group, and receiving a placebo or other treatment?
  • How frequent are the study visits?
  • How long do the study visits last?

See more of the questions you should ask about a clinical trial here: http://bit.ly/1MPdbNs

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