Why be part of a clinical trial?

By participating in clinical trials, you can contribute to advancing health and medical knowledge. Clinical trials are necessary to show that new treatments are safe and effective for use in humans before they go onto the market. Potential benefits of being involved in clinical trials include:

•    Gaining access to new treatments that are not yet available to the general public
•    Obtaining advice from leading medical experts
•    Being able to play a more active role in your healthcare and treatment
•    Learning more about the treatment and management of rare or difficult to treat conditions if you are affected
•    Closer and comprehensive monitoring than those receiving standard treatment
•    Paving the way for more effective healthcare for others with the same disease or condition