Learn more about clinical trials
Is participating in a clinical trial in oncology an option for me?
Several steps are necessary for drug development.
Many measures are in place to protect clinical trial participants. Every effort is made to minimize the risks. The following is a list of these safeguards to ensure the safety of clinical trial participants.
The research team must ensure compliance with good clinical practice during the course of the trial. These rules ensure the protection of the participants and the quality of the results of the test.
Researchers must conduct their clinical trials in accordance with the law. This includes allowing inspections to ensure compliance with regulatory requirements.
It allows to stop the test if the expected benefits are not there, or if the adverse effects are more harmful than expected.
The participant consent process includes the use of an informed consent form that clearly explains the clinical trial, benefits and anticipated risks and describes the rights and responsibilities of the participants.
The Research Ethics Board evaluates and authorizes clinical trials before they begin and continue until they are completed.
Information Specialists from the Canadian Cancer Society can help you: