What is a clinical trial?

What is a clinical trial?

A clinical trial is designed to compare similar therapies or test new drugs. You may be offered access to a clinical trial when doctors are unsure as to which is the best treatment option. In this situation, you will receive one of two established treatments. For example, one might be popular with American doctors and the other more popular with Europeans. Participating in a trial allows scientists to compare the outcomes from both treatments and assess advantages and disadvantages. This will allow future women to know more about the differences between the treatments.

An alternative explanation might be to test a brand-new drug. You may be attracted by the chance that it could have a profound beneficial effect on you. It may have side-effects and significant inconveniences. Access to clinical trials often depend on where you live.

What are your thoughts about clinical trials?

If you have any questions then please contact the Ask Eve Team by freephone on 08088020019 or email nurse@eveappeal.org.uk.

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