• What should be considered before participating in a clinical trial?

    There are many different factors that should be considered before determining whether a clinical trial is the best fit for a particular person.

    • What is the purpose of the study?
    • Who is going on the study?
    • Why do researchers believe the experimental treatment being tested may be effective? Has it been tested before?
    • How do the possible risks, side effects and benefits in the study compare with current treatment?
    • How might this trial affect a person's daily life?
    • How long will the trial last?
    • Will hospitalization be required?
    • Who will pay for the experimental treatment?
    • Will participants be reimbursed for other expenses?
    • What type of long term follow up care is part of this study?
    • How will participants know the experimental treatment is working?
    • Will results of trial be made available to participants?
    • Who will be in charge of care for participants?
  • 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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