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What is informed consent of a clinical trial?

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Informed consent means that as a patient, you are given all available information so you can understand what is involved in a specific clinical trial. The doctors and nurses conducting the trial will explain the treatment to you, including its possible benefits and risks.

You will be given an informed consent form to read and consider carefully. Before signing, be sure you find out as much as possible about the clinical trial, including what risks you may face. Ask the researchers to explain parts of the form or the trial that are not clear.

Reviewed by Nayana Ambardekar on October 28, 2017
Reviewed by Nayana Ambardekar on October 28, 2017

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