What is a clinical study?
In clinical trials, new agents that are not yet commercially available or just released are tested on patient who fit the necessary profile.
Why should I take part in a clinical study?
As a study patient, you receive intense care, are regularly inspected and monitored closely. In general appointments are arranged so there is hardly any waiting time. You have the opportunity to receive the latest and most advanced treatment options and and help in the development of new diagnostic and treatment methods or to improve existing concepts, thus helping to improve the medical care of patients continuously.
What are the risks?
Your attending investigator will explain the possible risks in a detailed, personal conversation.
When participating in drug trials, it is possible that side effects may occur (just like with any other medication). You will be informed of the possible side effects by the investigator at the beginning of the study. Due to the close-knit connection to the team of the Study Center possible side effects will be detected quickly and appropriate action taken. By regular blood samples, ECGs and other tests (eg questionnaires), other abnormalities are detected.
Do I have to pay to participate?
Participation in the study incurs no additional cost. In most cases travel costs during the course of the study to the clinic will be reimbursed by the sponsor. Otherwise the trip is reimbursed by the study center. A transfer is not for treatment in the study required.
Current studies are taking place in the following areas: