What Do I Need to Know Before Signing onto a Clinical Trial
Participation in a clinical trial is completely voluntary. If you do not wish to take part, you do not have to. If you decide to take part and later change your mind, you are free to withdraw from the study at any time.
If you are offered a place on a clinical trial and you decide not to take part, this will not affect your routine treatment, your relationship with those treating with you or your relationship with the cancer centre or hospital in which you are being treated.
Before signing onto a clinical trial, you will be given a lot of new information to consider. This is to ensure you can give informed consent to participating in the trial.
Your treating doctor or clinical trial coordinator will go through all this information with you. This includes the clinical trial protocol and informed consent forms. They will discuss the trials aims, potential side effects and what of trial it is.
All Breast Cancer Trials clinical trial patient information has been approved by our Consumer Advisory Panel (CAP). This mean all information has been read by and approved by a group of women who have experienced a breast cancer diagnosis. CAP ensures all clinical information is easy to read and provides enough information to those considering participating in a clinical trial.
If you have any questions about participating in a clinical trial, you can discuss this with your doctor or clinical trial coordinator. It’s important to know you don’t need to make a decision right away. You can take the information home and discuss your options with someone you trust.