What are the potential benefits and risks of participating?
Participating in a clinical trial might provide more effective treatment for your disease, or there might be no benefit at all. Participating also helps other people with the same disease. Who may one day benefit from you participation. Other benefits include free study medication, medical testing and close medical follow-up. Some clinical trials provide funds to reimburse for time and travel. The study drug might cause side effects, many of which can be anticipated. However, unanticipated side effects can also occur, some of which could be severe or life threatening, Careful follow-up while taking a new medication is standard, and each clinical trial is carefully monitored for the appearance of new side effects. These reports are immediately communicated to all the investigators.