WHAT TO EXPECT
In most cases, you can learn about clinical trials from your doctor, or ask them if they can help you search for one. You can also find a trial yourself.
Below you will find an outline that describes the clinical trials process from start to finish:
INSTITUTIONAL REVIEW BOARD
Every clinical trial is overseen by an independent committee called the Institutional Review Board (IRB), that approves, monitors and reviews the study is organized and run. The IRB was created to protect the rights, welfare, privacy and health of people that are recruited to participate in clinical research trials.
THE TRIAL TEAM
A large team of people work collaboratively to ensure your safety and standard of care during the clinical trial. You will meet a few during your enrollment in one of trial but many of them work behind the scenes to provide your care.
ASK QUESTIONS. STAY INFORMED.
Participation in a clinical research trial is completely voluntary. It is important for you to know what to expect before you agree to sign up. In order to help you understand, our psychologists, nurses, trial coordinators or another member of our trial team will explain the "informed consent" document that will provide you with information about the research being conducted, what is required from you and the treatment/interventions being performed.
Signing this document demonstrates that you understand what to expect.
TAKE THE NEXT STEP: FIND A TRIAL
There are several ways to search and find a trial. You can call one of numbers to speak with a Sarkis Clinical Trials representative or fill out a form and someone will be in contact with you.