Thank you to clinical trial participants!
Let's all say thank you to the many patients who participates in clinical trials.
Whether you chose a trial because you thought you had few other choices, because someone talked you into it, because you wanted access to a specific medication, or because you wanted to help the doctors or hospital with their research, you have provided a magnificent gift to future patients.
You've increasing scientific knowledge about the safety and efficacy of new drugs and drug combinations, treatment dosages and protocols, or other areas of research. You've contributed to the growing body of medical information that lets doctors save an ever-increasing number of lives.
Participating in a clinical trial is a wonderful example of "paying it forward." Being in a trial may have helped you with your own treatment and recovery but it has also helped countless other patients. Take a bow. You deserve it.