Clinical trials are research studies on humans with the goal of finding the best way to treat specific diseases. All drugs currently used were once part of a clinical trial at some point in time.
The Hayworth Cancer Center selects trials from several sponsors and a board certified cancer doctor reviews a trial to decide if the trial is safe and reasonable to offer at our facility.
If a decision is made to open a clinical trial, High Point Regional's Institutional Review Board (IRB) reviews the trial for its safety, ethics, and protection of patient's rights. The IRB is made up of volunteers including doctors, nurses, pharmacists, lawyers, chaplains, and members of the community. After the IRB approves the trial, the Hayworth Cancer opens the trial to enrollment.
Participating in a Clinical Trial
- Ask your doctor if the Hayworth Cancer Center has a trial for your type of cancer or symptom.
- You doctor will contact a member of the research staff to see if you qualify for a specific trial.
- Sometimes, one or more of the drugs or tests are paid for by the sponsors of the trial. Otherwise, all standard charges that go along with your treatment are processed the with your private insurance, Medicare or Medicaid.
- When the research nurse reviews the details of the trial with you, the nurse will tell you if parts of your care will be provided at no cost.
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at High Point Regional. If you are interested in participating in a trial, please ask your physician to assess your eligibility.