Clinical Trial Myths vs. Truths

  • Myth: Once I join a study, I cannot change my mind.
    You can change your mind and leave the study at any time.
  • Myth: If I donate samples, someone will be able to identify me.
    Truth: Samples do not contain personal information. Special codes are used to label donated samples.
  • Myth: If I do not get placed into the treatment group, I will not get the right medicine or treatment for my disease.
    Truth: You will always receive the best available care for your condition, regardless of which group you are placed into.
  • Myth: In a clinical trial, I am a guinea pig.
    Truth: Researchers follow rules to ensure you are always treated with respect and receive quality care, maximum benefits, and minimal harm.