Once enrolled in a clinical trial, many volunteers find there are a number of potential benefits to participation. These can include:
- The opportunity to become involved in the testing of a new drug that may have potential to improve your condition
- Close contact with the study team for management of your disease
- Contributing to medical science, which may help others now and in the future
- Often there is financial compensation for your time and effort
It is also possible there may not be any direct benefit to participating in a study.