Thinking about cancer or dealing with cancer risk can be scary or overwhelming, but we believe that receiving information and resources is comforting, empowering, and lifesaving.
If you are interested in participating in a clinical trial, you may need additional information about the study and what you will be asked to do. The person listed as the study contact is there to answer your questions or direct you to someone who can. It’s helpful to have your medical information on hand to answer any questions that they may have about your situation.
Some studies have a study nurse, or study coordinator who acts as the point-of-contact for patients. These health care experts are well informed about all aspects of the study. Don’t be shy about reaching out to them by phone or email. They are there to assist you, and to assure the success of a study.
Here are some common questions you might want to ask the study contact: