Clinical trials offer opportunities to advance medical knowledge and discover new treatments as well as new ways to detect, diagnose, and reduce the risk of disease. They demonstrate whether a new therapy or treatment works well and is safe and if particular treatments or strategies work best for a certain illness or group of people.
Physicians and patients need to discuss the benefits of participating in clinical trials as part of a treatment plan. This can help alleviate the patient’s common fears and misunderstanding about clinical trials.
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