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Informed Consent

Informed consent helps you learn about a clinical trial. During this process, the study coordinator will tell you about:
  • The purpose of the clinical trial.
  • The possible risks and benefits.
  • Other treatment options you may have.
  • Your rights as a participant in the clinical trial.

During the informed consent process, be sure to ask questions about anything that you don't understand. You can also:
  • Ask questions any time during the study.
  • Talk about the clinical trial with your doctor, your family and friends.

It's also important for you to know that:
  • Being in any clinical trial is voluntary.
  • You may or may not directly benefit from being in a clinical trial.
  • If you join a clinical trial, you can quit at any time.
  • If you decide to quit the clinical trial, it won't affect the quality of your care at your hospital or clinic.