If you have a severe or chronic illness, participating in a clinical trial--research to evaluate a new treatment--may offer you a chance to improve and extend your life. You may have already heard or read about a clinical trial at Lahey and want to learn more. Or you may be just starting to explore this option. Learn more about our Ongoing Clinical Trials. Here you can find out about current research and whom to contact for additional information.
Before signing up for a study, find out as much as you can about it. First, call or e-mail the contact person and ask for details about the clinical trial. You should receive materials that include
Carefully read over the materials and see if you are eligible to participate. For general questions, visit the Frequently Asked Questions section of this Web site. If you have specific questions or concerns, call the contact person for the study. Also talk it over with your primary care physician and family or friends, and weigh the potential risks and benefits.
To become a patient volunteer, follow these steps: