A clinical trial is a medical research program conducted with patients to evaluate a new medical treatment, drug, or device. The purpose of clinical trials is to find new and improved methods of treating different diseases. Scientists and doctors work together to determine the safety and efficacy of these treatments for preventing, treating, or diagnosing a condition or its symptoms
If you participate in a clinical trial, you may receive the following benefits:
- You may get a new treatment for your disease before it is available to everyone
- Your medical condition will be closely monitored by research professionals
- Any medical supplies or medicines required for the study will be provided at no cost to you
- You play a more active role in your own health care while aiding the progression of medical research
Clinical studies are supervised by a medical doctor and qualified medical staff who are trained in research ethics and safety. In addition, to ensure patient well-being, all our studies are approved by ethical and legal regulatory bodies including Health Canada. Before agreeing to participate in a study, patients are asked to give informed consent; this provides them with the opportunity to ask questions about the treatment and to gain more knowledge about their condition. Participants are free to withdraw from the study at any time.