Clinical trials take place in the same setting where standard patient care occurs. Doctors, nurses, social workers and other health professionals are a part of the team that cares for you, just as it is for all patients at the Moores Cancer Center.
As a clinical trial participant, you may have more tests and office visits than patients following standard treatments. In addition to the treatment schedule prescribed by your physician, you may have other responsibilities, such as keeping a log or filling out forms about your health. Some studies continue to follow up with patients after treatment is over.
In addition to your doctor and nurse you will have a clinical research study coordinator to help you through the clinical trial. This individual will schedule appointments, make sure your labs are performed, ensure your infusion visit goes well, and will be on call for all questions relating to the trial.