• Who can participate in a clinical trial?

    All clinical trials have guidelines in the study plan outlining individuals who can participate. The use of inclusion and exclusion criteria is an important principle of medical research that helps to produce reliable results.

    The factors that allow a person to participate in a trial are called inclusion criteria, and those that disallow a person from participating are called exclusion criteria. These are based on factors determined by the study team, including age, sex, disease stage and previous treatment history.

    Before entering a trial, a participant must qualify for the study. Some research studies seek participants with specific illnesses and conditions, while others may require healthy participants. These requirements are not intended to reject individuals but to identify appropriate participants and keep them safe while answering specific questions planned during the study.

  • 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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