Debunking clinical trial myths part 5: “Your doctor should make the decision.”

This is the fifth installment of our six-part series on clinical trial myths. If you missed the first four, check out these links.

Debunking clinical trial myths part 1: “They’re unsafe.”
Debunking clinical trial myths part 2: “They’re a last resort.”
Debunking clinical trial myths part 3: “You might get a placebo.”
Debunking clinical trial myths part 4: “Health insurance won’t cover it.”

Now onto this week’s myth: “A doctor can tell you if a trial is good for you.”

Truth
While a physician can help a patient weigh the pros and cons of participating in a study, that decision is ultimately up to the patient. No one, including a patient’s doctor, can predict if a study drug or treatment will prove successful.

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