Patients with pancreatic cancer might consider joining a Phase II clinical trial underway at Baylor University Medical Center, part of Baylor Scott & White Health, to evaluate a new chemotherapy protocol. The trial will study the effectiveness of a particular therapy in patients with non-metastatic disease. “Our primary objective with this trial is to try … Continue reading New clinical trial seeks to combat pancreatic cancer
Most large hospital networks have research arms and Baylor Health Care System is no exception. Offering the possibility of directing clinical research trials helps hospitals attract physicians who are leaders in their fields. Conducting research trials adds to a hospital’s prestige, and research is sometimes a requirement to attain certain rankings. Hospitals that wish to … Continue reading 3 reasons patients take part in clinical trials
Insurance coverage questions often arise when someone considers taking part in a research study. They wonder what the costs will be and whether their insurance will cover it. Study consent forms can provide potential participants with valuable information, including the costs to the patient and/or the patient’s insurance company. Normally, there is a section in … Continue reading Where Do Medical Research and Health Insurance Meet?
By participating in a clinical trial you play an active role in your own health care. You will have access to the latest treatments before they are widely available and most importantly, you’ll help with the advancement of drug development for diseases that affect many people. It is important to understand the risks and benefits … Continue reading Why participate in a clinical trial?