And the future of others. You’re bringing forward better interventions, tests, and new treatments. You’re helping the development of medication that can improve lives, and prevent deaths. All from a clinical trial.
Access cutting-edge treatments and new medications unavailable elsewhere – entirely free of charge.
Trained research teams who have a deep understanding of your condition will provide you with specialised advice, care and support.
Closer monitoring of your condition, care and treatment throughout. You may also receive more frequent health care check-ups.
Trials give you the chance to take control of your health, deepen your knowledge of your condition, leading to a more positive outlook.
New investigational and experimental treatments can reduce the undesirable effects of current medications on the market.
Not only are you contributing to research that may change your quality of life, but it may also save the lives of people with the same condition for generations to come.
Taking part in a clinical trial can be a scary thought – but you’re not alone.4 In Australia 1,000 new clinical trials are commenced each year. And 5.2 million people participated in trials between 2006-2015.5
of participants said they’d be willing to participate in another study in the future.6
But that’s not all. Every treatment your doctor prescribes underwent a clinical trial. Every medication a pharmacist distributes to you went through a trial. If you look at breast cancer treatments – Herceptin, tamoxifen, aromatase, inhibitors, taxanes – all these exist because of people who participated in clinical trials for cancer research. You can help advance major, life-changing treatments just by taking part.
Updated June 2020