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Questions For Your Team

Before joining a clinical trial, you'll probably have questions for your research team, such as:

  • Who is sponsoring this study?
  • What is the goal of the study?
  • How do you determine if I'm eligible for this trial?
  • Will I benefit from participating in this study?
  • What are the risks if I choose to participate?
  • What is the usual treatment for my condition?
    • How different is this trial from that treatment?
    • Does my participation affect the care that I will be receiving?
  • What will be expected of me if I participate?
    • How many times will I need to come to DHMC?
    • What will happen each time I am there?
  • Will I be expected to pay for anything?
    • Will my insurance be expected to pay for anything?
  • How long will the study last?
  • What happens to me when the study is over?
  • What happens if I decide to leave?

We can't answer those questions now, of course - but bring them to your team, along with any other concerns you have.

Be sure to remember that you are free to leave a trial at any point and that, whatever your decision, you will receive the same comprehensive care at Dartmouth-Hitchcock.

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