Why Would Someone Want to Participate in a Clinical Trial?

There are many reasons why people would choose to join a clinical trial…

Are there limited or no treatments available for an illness for which you suffer? Have you tried treatments for a health problem that have not worked? Are you interested in helping to find ways to prevent a disease, such as one that may be common in your own family? If you answered, “Yes,” to any of these questions, volunteering to participate in clinical trial may very well be right for you.

Major medical breakthroughs could not happen without the contribution of clinical trial volunteers. Clinical research and the findings that are uncovered within the clinical trial process are vital to advancement of medicine and, more specifically, crucial for discovering better ways to prevent, treat, control and diagnose illnesses…and clinical trial volunteers are an essential part of that process.

By participating in a clinical trial, you may also be able to play a more active role in healthcare…helping to make the world a better place and working toward building brighter tomorrows. Research indicates that, typically, the more clinical trial volunteers participate in a study, the more effective the study and the more quickly that study is likely to generate results. A variety of people – from young and old, to people from all walks of life and origin – are needed to ensure the success of a clinical trial as well.

Successful clinical trials can produce a variety of remarkable results. They can deliver relief to those suffering from illnesses without previous treatment or cures and provide an enhanced quality of life for those who previously had no hope of comfort.

The medical advancements discovered through the process of clinical trial research are absolutely remarkable so far. These amazing healthcare innovations have included vaccines for influenza, measles and polio; cancer treatments including radiation and chemotherapy, the drugs used to treat diabetes, hypertension and HIV; plus antibiotics – which, as we know, are used to treat an enormous assortment of infections…and possible future discoveries are likely to hold even more promise.

As a clinical trial volunteer, you may also be able to play a more active role in your own healthcare, as there are also additional – more personal – benefits to clinical trial volunteers. Clinical study volunteers may not only markedly contribute to significant breakthroughs in medicine; they are often able to benefit from innovative medical treatments before they are made available to the general public. Clinical researchers may also provide clinical trial participants with medical care and more frequent health check-ups as part of their study.

In addition, there is a monetary value associated with clinical trials. Clinical trial volunteers are compensated for their time and travel, there are no costs for the medical procedures or treatments and there is no insurance necessary to participate in clinical trials.

Another benefit is that getting started is simple too. Clinical trial volunteers can participate in one clinical trial at a time. They are provided with details about the purpose of that study, how long it will last and how long they will continue to receive treatment. Clinical trial volunteers should ask any questions they have, including those associated with privacy, whether they will be able to take their regular medications throughout testing, possible risks and side-effects, etc.

The next step is an evaluation by the research and medical professionals who are conducting the study. After you have provided consent to participate in a study as a clinical trial volunteer, you will be cognitively and physically screened to determine if you meet the criteria for that study. Once the clinical trial has ended, researchers will analyze the data collected.

If you were to participate in a clinical trial at Riverside Clinical Research, you would also benefit from working with an experienced team of medical professionals… award-winning, trend-setting doctors and researchers who are veterans in the clinical trial industry and who closely monitor all Riverside Clinical Research clinical trial volunteers. Riverside Clinical Research professionals, continually breaking new ground in medicine and leading the way to better healthcare, are highly credentialed, offering combined clinical trial experience of over 50 years.

The location of Riverside Clinical Research is spectacular too. Conveniently located, Riverside Clinical Research’s address of 1410 S. Ridgewood Avenue in Edgewater adds the coup de grace to the clinical trial process. What better place to participate in a clinical trial than one surrounded by the natural beauty of pristine beaches, abundant recreational parks and plenty of great things to see and do?

Edgewater is located the next town over from the charming seaside town of New Smyrna Beach and just a convenient drive away from our nation’s most beloved theme parks, including Disney World, as well as quaint and historic St. Augustine, the iconic “World Center of Racing” – Daytona International Speedway and Kennedy Space Station at Cape Canaveral, which is out of this world!

The bottom line is that clinical research trials and the volunteers who participate in them play a vital role in improving the health of current and future generations. If you like to become a partner in scientific discovery and help future generations lead healthier, more fulfilling lives…and receive monetary compensation while you do it; you may be an excellent candidate to participate as a volunteer in clinical trial research.

For more information about the clinical trials at Riverside Clinical Research, interested parties can access the patient portal at riversideclinicalresearch.com. If you have questions, don’t hesitate to call the Riverside Clinical Research professionals for more information at 386-428-7730 Monday through Thursday from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. or Friday from 7 a.m. to 12 p.m. You can also email questions to info@riversideclinicalresearch.com.