What Happens in a Clinical Trial?
Carefully monitored care
You will be cared for in a hospital or clinical setting and have a research team that may include doctors, nurses, social workers, dietitians or other health care professionals who provide your care, monitor your health carefully, and give you specific instructions about the study.
Participating in a trial may mean that you might have more tests and doctor visits than you would if you weren't in the study. Team members also may continue to stay in contact with you after the trial ends.
To make the trial results as reliable as possible, it is important for participants to follow the research team's instructions. That means having all doctor visits and tests, taking medicines on time, and completing logs or answering questionnaires.