• What are the benefits and risks of participating in a clinical trial?

    Benefits participants may receive during clinical trials:

    • Play an active role in their own health care
    • Gain access to new research treatments before they are widely available
    • Expert medical care at leading health care facilities during the trial
    • Help others by contributing to medical research

    Risks participants may face during clinical trials:

    • Potentially unpleasant, serious or even life-threatening side effects
    • May not be effective
    • May require more time and attention than non-protocol treatment, including trips to the study site, greater numbers of treatments, hospital stays or complex dosage requirements
  • How do I get started?

    The Wellmont Cancer Institute offers clinical trial opportunities at our Kingsport, Bristol and Southwest Virginia cancer centers. If you're looking for more information or have questions about this program, please contact us.

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