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QUESTIONS TO ASK

Don't hesitate to ask questions of your doctor, nurse, coordinator or any member of the clinical trial team. We have created a list of questions that you can bring with you to your first appointment. You can also use this list as a reference point of questions that you might want to ask.

The following list can also be used to ask your provider about any treatment that they are interested in your taking. 

IS A CLINICAL TRIAL RIGHT FOR ME?

  • Is my current treatment regimen working?

  • What are my treatment options?

  • Am I a good candidate for a clinical trial?

  • What is my overall health?

 

  • Am I healthy enough to participate?

  • If I decided to participate, would I have to travel to a different city for doctor's visits? Tests?  

  • Are there other trials that I would be a candidate for?

  • Would I have to change my doctor in order to participate?

WOULD MY DOCTOR RECOMMEND THIS TRIAL?

  • How does this treatment work?

 

  • What phase is the trial in?

  • Why is this study being done?

  • Do you know who I will get in contact with if I have problems. questions or concerns?

  • How much do you know about this treatment?

  • Do you know the results of previous phases for this treatment?

  • Would my participation be covered by my insurance carrier?

  • How long is the clinical trial? How long would I be in the trial?

  • If the treatment is working, can I keep taking it after my participation in the trial ends?

  • Will I be able to find out the results of the trial?

  • Are there support groups for people involved in clinical trials?

  • Is there long-term follow-up care as part of the trial? What is it?

  • Are there reasons that I would be taken out of the trial? Am I allowed to leave the trial early?

  • Do you know if there are any tests required before joining the trial, during or after trial? How often are they done?

  • Are virtual visits available for any part of the trial?

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INTERESTED IN JOINING A CLINICAL TRIAL THAT YOU FOUND ONLINE? 

Note that you will need to provide your physician with at least one of the following details:

 

1. ClinicalTrials.gov identifier NCT#___________
(this is typically the best information to provide)

 

​2. Principal Investigator's name (if known)

 

3. Sponsor (who is funding the trial?)​​

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Do you know of any clinical trials that you believe would be beneficial for me?

IF NO:

  • Would you mind looking into it and letting me know what you think of it?

IF YES:

  • What do you think about this specific trial?

 

  • Do you believe that I would be a good participant for this trial?

 

  • How does this treatment work?

 

  • What is included in this trial?

  • What will I be required to do?

  • What are the benefits?

  • Are there any known side effects? If yes, what are they?

  • If I decided not to participate in this trial, what other treatment options are available to me?

  • Do you believe that the treatment being offered through this trial is a good treatment alternative? Why? Or why not?

  • Do I have to pay anything?

  • Do you know if this trial offers compensation or financial assistance?

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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.

FIND A TRIAL

Fill out the short online questionnaire to determine which of our clinical trials fit your specific diagnosis.

We can also update you when a new study will be opening that matches the information you have provided.

CONTACT US

Gainesville, Florida Office:

352- 334-0094

Ocala, Florida Office:

352-363-5395

Monday - Friday 

8:00 am - 5:00 pm ET

FIND A CLINICAL TRIAL

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Please do not submit another person’s name or email without their consent.

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