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What Is The Process For Getting Picked Up By A Clinical Trial Facility
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
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
Usually the trial: Most clinical trials are arranged by the sponsor of the trial (usually a pharma company or device maker) who wants to satisfy fda requirements for approval. In most cases, the fees are paid by the company. Some even pay you for participation. In some cases such as cancer therapy, insurance will add some payment. If you have some illness, you can google it and trials to see if you are eligible. ...Read more
Are people overweight thirty or more pounds more likely to get cancer or is there no clinical trial connection?
There is a connecton: Excessive weight does increase the risk for developing Cancer. So you should work hard to reduce your weight. It can be done by cutting down on your daily food intake(Calories) and if possible do exercise daily. A brisk walk at any opportunity to walk will do you much good. Also be mindful and reduce fat in your diet and cut down on eating meats and Sugars/sweets. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Did the clinical trial using Candida Antigen to help get rid of common warts work out? If so what's the cure rate?
No: Candidia does not cause any form or wart. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
THROUGH A HOSPITAL: Or a doctors office who's participating.Get a more detailed answer ›
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends on trial: Some clinical trials pit one drug against another to compare their efficacy for certain conditions. Others pit a drug against a placebo to learn how well the drug works; then those who received placebo get drug & others get placebo to see if results are consistent. It would be unethical to give drugs that might intentionally harm patients; that's why some studies stop early due to dangerous effect. ...Read more
WHY IN THE WORLD : Would you want to do that for? ...Read more
Not entirely: The purpose of a clinical trial is to see if a new medication or treatment is safe & effective. Many times the answer is that the new treatment does not help. All medicines have side effects, sometimes quite serious, so trying a new medicine can be very risky- they may learn of a serious side effect from your experience! discuss the potential risks vs. Potential benefits with those conducting it. ...Read more
It may be: Clinical trials should always be considered when available. You want to know what are the risks and also the benefits as they particularly apply to you and your disease. Your doctor should be able to supply you with this information in a unbiased manner. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Clinical trial: No one is a trial the other is just looking for something but a trial is always a clinical invest. ...Read more
Help others: Advancing our understanding of MS requires the dedication of researchers and also of patients. Clinical trials are the best tools to validate with reproducible evidence that a drug or intervention really has a benefit. Word of mouth or anecdotal evidence often fail to pass these hurdles and amount to pseudoscientific claims, lacking transparency to risk. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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