How does the study affect my care?

Click on this video to hear a real story about how a person’s participation in a clinical trial did not affect their disease treatment. Click here to read a transcript instead.

Some people take part in a clinical trial because of a disease or illness. If this is the case for you, you may wonder how participating will affect your care. Taking part in a study will NOT:

  • Affect your diagnosis
  • Affect the treatment you need to be healthy
  • Change the quality of your medical care
  • Deny you care at the medical institution
  • Change your relationship with your doctor


Read the NIH Clinical Center’s Patient Bill of Rights