What is clinical research?
A clinical research study is a medical study carefully designed to answer specific questions about a potential new treatment, such as how effective and safe it is, or the best dose is to give to patients.
All potential new treatments have to be tested in clinical research studies.
All clinical research studies are reviewed and approved by a group of people called an ethics committee (including healthcare professionals and members of the general public) before they begin.
If you take part in a clinical research study, your condition will be closely monitored throughout by a JWM neurologist and a team of research professionals.
Why participate in a clinical research study?
- Despite the availability of current treatments there still is a need for more effective options to treat neurological conditions.
- Clinical trials are offered free of charge and are provided under higher standards of care.
- Clinical trials provide social interaction with the JWM clinical research staff, which in itself can be rewarding.
- Clinical trials provide the opportunity to receive treatments before they are available.
- Participating in clinical trials offers the opportunity to further the advancement of treatments that may be effective for future patients.