Clinical Trials Risks and Benefits?
Clinical trials are not without risk—the investigational medicine being tested might prove ineffective or cause side effects that researchers did not anticipate. The decision to participate in a clinical trial should not be taken lightly and should be discussed with your healthcare provider. Together, you can review clinical trial information, and weigh the potential risks and benefits so you can make an informed decision.
What Are the Phases of a Clinical Trial?
Clinical trials of investigational medicines are conducted in phases, with each phase building on the information learned in the previous phase. Each phase of a trial has a different purpose and helps researchers answer different questions. At each phase, potential participants are provided with information learned from the previous research to help them an informed decision about joining a study.
Where Does a Clinical Trial Take Place?
Clinical trials can take place in a variety of locations, usually hospitals, doctor’s offices, or community clinics. Research teams made up of doctors, nurses, and other health care professionals follow the protocol at each location.
Why Diversity Matters in Clinical Trials?
Not all people respond to a medicine in the same way. Ensuring appropriate diversity of age, sex, race, ethnicity, and other factors in clinical trials is critical to the ability to evaluate the effectiveness and safety of potential new treatments for all people who may benefit from them.
Learn about what Alnylam is doing to increase diversity, equity, and inclusion in our clinical trials ›