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How hard to get into clinical trial?

How hard to get into clinical trial?

Call and ask: Many university medical centers advertise various clinical trials in local newspapers. Out of curiosity to answer your question and being near houston, searched md anderson clinical trials and found: http://www.Mdanderson.Org/patient-and-cancer-information/cancer-information/clinical-trials/clinical-trials-at-md-anderson/index.Html. I bet other univ have similar sites. ...Read more

Dr. James Lin
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Clinical Trial (Definition)

Science is a method using simplicity, theories and then tests to see if the theory works; always. Clinical trials involve comparing one approach/choice/treatment option with another & checking outcomes. Key methodology is double blind & ideally cross-over design with outcome measures to be used determined in advance. Double blind: neither participants or people near them know ...Read more


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How do they conduct a clinical trial?

Intake: You need to meet the criteria for the specific condition being studied by the clinical trial. For example, if the clinical trial was for depression, you would need to meet the criteria for depression. You would go to the clinic and be evaluated. ...Read more

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Would a clinical trial be appropriate for me?

Yes/It depends: Everyone is a potential candidate for clinical trials. Historically inclusion/exclusion (i/e) criteria have selected only the healthiest people. Increasing attention is being made to patients -- elderly, co-morbidities, pregnant, underserved, etc. One resource is clinicaltrials.Gov as well as web sites of major centers -- eg mayo clinic, cleveland clinic, etc. ...Read more

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When and where can I get into a clinical trial?

When and where can I get into a clinical trial?

Newspaper: Review your local newspaper. Most clincal trials are advertised in major newspapers or even weekly newspapers at coffee shops. You can also do an online search for clinical trials. ...Read more

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Does pharma hide clinical trial outcomes that are bad?

Does pharma hide clinical trial outcomes that are bad?

Usually not: Almost all clinical trials have to be reported. In order to strengthen this a regulation that recently went into effect requires anyone doing clinical trials that are phase 2 or above to report all outcomes on clinical trials.Gov. Here is link with a bit more information: http://prsinfo.Clinicaltrials.Gov/fdaaa.Html. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: clinical trial?

Either/Or Comparison: Science is a method using simplicity, theories and then tests to see if the theory works; always. Clinical trials involve comparing one approach/choice/treatment option with another & checking outcomes. Key methodology is double blind & ideally cross-over design with outcome measures to be used determined in advance. Double blind: neither participants or people near them know who is getting which. ...Read more

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Can I withdraw from a pain clinical trial without penalty?

Can I withdraw from a pain clinical trial without penalty?

Yes: You can always withdraw from any clinical trial without penalty. It's voluntary. Discuss it with the investigator or trial nurse. And then discuss with your own doctor. ...Read more

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Would a clinical trial (research study) be a good choice for me?

Depends: It depends on what your objective is. If you are healthy and want to make money or you have altruistic tendencies (want to help humanity advance in medical knowledge), you may consider enrollment. Same, if you have a disease that has not been discovered a cure for and a study is enrolling patients to experiment a new drug on. ...Read more

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What is the process for getting picked up by a clinical trial facility?

Intake: You need to meet the criteria for the specific condition being studied by the clinical trial. For example, if the clinical trial was for depression, you would need to meet the criteria for depression. You would go to the clinic and be evaluated. ...Read more