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Unformatted text preview: t;. These criteria are based on such factors as age, gender, the type and stage of a disease, previous treatment history, and other medical conditions.
11/19/07 ME 128 23 Benefits
Clinical trials that are well-designed and wellexecuted are the best approach for eligible participants to: Play an active role in their own health care. Gain access to new research treatments before they are widely available. Obtain expert medical care at leading health care facilities during the trial. Help others by contributing to medical research.
11/19/07 ME 128 24 Risks
There are risks to clinical trials. There may be unpleasant, serious or even lifethreatening side effects to experimental treatment. The experimental treatment may not be effective for the participant. The protocol may require more of their time and attention than would a non-protocol treatment, including trips to the study site, more treatments, hospital stays
11/19/07 ME 128 25 Phases
Clinical trials are conducted in phases....
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