What is a clinical research study?

Clinical research studies help scientists and doctors explore whether a medical strategy, drug, or device is safe and effective for humans. Before a new drug (like zotatifin) can be prescribed as a therapy for a specific condition, it must go through several rounds of clinical research. Clinical research studies rely on volunteers.

Why do people participate in clinical research studies?

Participating in a clinical study is completely voluntary. People volunteer to participate in clinical research studies for different reasons. Some may participate because they want to learn more about their disease. Others participate because they want to help researchers learn more about a disease to potentially help them and others in the future.

Are clinical research studies safe?

Clinical research studies follow a specific set of standards and are closely regulated to help keep all participants safe.

What if I have questions during the study?

You can ask questions of the study doctor/staff at any time before, during, and after the study. Before agreeing to participate, make sure that you understand the responsibilities of study participants. If you have any concerns about participating in the study, you should feel comfortable discussing them with the study doctor/staff at any time.

Can I leave the study once it has started?

You are not required to take part in the Propel study or any clinical study. If you choose to participate in the study, you can end your participation at any time, for any reason. If at any point during your participation you think you would like to stop participating in the study, you are encouraged to talk to the study doctor. If you decide you should leave the study early, the study doctor may ask that you return to the study clinic for a final visit to ensure your health and safety. There will be no negative impact on care you receive. You do not need to participate in this study to receive standard therapy for COVID-19.

Can I see my regular doctor, or other doctors, during the study?

You can continue to visit any doctor to meet your other health needs during the study. You should let your study doctor know if you are receiving other medical care and will be seeing another doctor, and if any other medication is prescribed during your study participation. You should also let your other doctors know that you are participating in a clinical research study.

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