What else goes into conducting a clinical trial?
• Doctor can remove you at any point from the study if the study treatment is not helping the patient • The patient can decide to withdraw at anytime • If the treatment is harmful or ineffective, or if one treatment is considerably better than the other the study will come to a halt earlier than anticipated • Results of a study are generally published in medical journals or on clinicaltrials.gov • Throughout the entire study the patient’s personal doctor is kept up to date about their progress in the study Back to the top Why are clinical trials divided into phases? The four phases for clinical trials were designed because each phase has a special purpose in helping scientists answer different questions about the drug or therapy being tested. What are the four phases of a clinical trial? Phase I • New treatment given to a small group (20-100) • Determine the safety of the drug therapy by: • How much is given (dosage) • What side effects occured, if any • Volunteers in Phase I trials ar
- Can investigators conducting GWAS as part of a clinical trial limit their data submission to baseline data only (i.e. data obtained prior to the start of the intervention)?
- Are there special laws or regulations about conducting research that clinical trial investigators need to be aware of?
- What else goes into conducting a clinical trial?