Participate in a Study

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Making the Decision Checklist

Making the Decision

1. Is there an effective treatment for my disease outside of a clinical trial?

YES NO

2. Am I eligible for a clinical trial?

YES NO

3. Will my health insurance plan pay for treatment received in a clinical trial?

YES NO

4. If not, are there other financial resources available to me to pay for treatment in a clinical trial?

YES NO

5. Travel and transportation: Do I live close to a major cancer center, or am I willing and able to travel in order to receive treatment in a clinical trial?

YES NO

6. Psychological factors: Do I feel more comfortable with the tried and true, or can I accept the risk of something promising but new?

NEW TRIED & TRUE

Once you've made a decision on whether or not to participate in a clinical trial, you are ready to consider a specific trial or trials.