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For consumers

Clinical Trials - A Patient's Journey

This story follows the journey of a patient, her specialist and the clinical trial researcher during a clinical trial.

Information for Consumers

Clinical trials are an essential part of the development of new interventions and tests that may improve your health care, alleviate the symptoms of your disease or condition or improve the health care of others.

What is a clinical trial?

How clinical trials test new treatments to find better ways to prevent, detect or treat disease.

Why be part of a clinical trial?

Helping yourself and others being part of improving health care for everyone.

How to be part of a clinical trial

Who to talk to and how to find a trial.

How to find a clinical trial

What to do if you have a concern about a clinical trial

Real Stories

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