Clinical research studies are carried out to answer questions about investigational study medications. Investigational study medications must go through several phases of clinical research to see if they are safe and effective before doctors can prescribe them.
All clinical research studies follow rules set by the government. These rules help protect the safety and rights of participants in the clinical research study, while allowing valuable information about the investigational study medication to be collected.
If you are interested in participating in one of the ILLUMINATE Studies and the study team thinks you may be eligible to participate, you will go through the informed consent process. This process involves learning the key facts about the clinical research study to help you decide whether or not you want to join. Your study team will explain the details of the study, including its purpose, length, what is involved, possible risks and benefits, and important contact information. If you decide to participate, you will sign the Patient Information and Informed Consent Form that says you understand the information provided to you by the study team. This form is not a contract and you are free to withdraw from the clinical research study at any time.
Participation in any clinical research study is completely voluntary and can be withdrawn at any time for any reason. Your decision will not affect the routine care you receive.