A brief video that explains what a Clinical Trial is.
Frequently Asked Questions
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What is a Clinical Trial?
As a Participant, what should I expect?
What does Informed Consent mean?
How long do Clinical Trials last?
What are the phases of Clinical Trials?
Clinical trials are conducted in phases. The trials at each phase have a different purpose and help answer different questions:
In Phase I trials, researchers give a drug or treatment under study to a small group of people (20-80) for the first time to evaluate its safety, determine a safe dosage range, and identify side effects.
In Phase II trials, the experimental study drug or treatment is given to a larger group of people (100-300) to see if it is effective and to evaluate its safety.
In Phase III trials, the experimental study drug or treatment is given to large groups of people (1,000-3,000) to confirm its effectiveness, monitor side effects, compare it to commonly used treatments, and to evaluate its safety.
In Phase IV trials, post marketing studies seek additional information including the drug’s risks, benefits, and optimal use.