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Ask Us About Clinical Trials

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The following are just a few questions to ask your doctor or nurse.

  • What clinical trials are available for me?
  • What is the purpose of the clinical trial?
  • What treatment under study in the trial will be added to the standard treatment I receive?
  • What tests and treatments are done as part of the clinical trial?
  • What are the potential benefits to me and possible side effects or risk of each trial?
  • Where will I go for treatment, how often, for how long, and which doctor will be in charge of my care?
  • Are the study costs covered by my insurance or by the trial sponsors?
  • How long will the clinical trial last?
  • How long do I have to decide before joining the clinical trial?
  • Will I find out about the results of the trial?
  • Am I able to change my mind after I enroll in a clinical trial?

To find out if a clinical trial available might be right for you, ask your healthcare providers, or contact the Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center Clinical Research Management Office at 215-955-1661.