Volunteers and Patients
The Clinical Research Program at Newton-Wellesley Hospital gives patients access to cutting edge treatments without having to travel far from home. Because of the Hospital’s partnership with Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Massachusetts General Hospital and Dana Farber/Partners Cancer Care, Newton-Wellesley Hospital is able to offer suburban patients the opportunity to participate in research studies offered at Boston teaching hospitals while continuing care with their physician at Newton-Wellesley Hospital.
Volunteering for a Clinical Trial
People volunteer for clinical trials for a variety of reasons including to help in the advancement of science, for treatment of a disease for which good treatment does not currently exist or to improve the medical care they are receiving. Whatever your reason for participating in a clinical trial, you may have questions that you want answered before you volunteer. It is important that you have all your questions answered prior to enrolling in a clinical trial.
The following links will provide information concerning volunteering for a clinical trial.
Understanding Clinical Trials – Background info and answers to frequently asked questions
CISCRP – The Center for Information and Study on Clinical Research
Newton-Wellesley Hospital Cancer Clinical Trials
Search Clinical Trials – A service of the U.S. National Institutes of Health
Health Information and Treatment
NWH Carefinder – Find a physician specializing in an area of medicine or a particular disease or condition
Health Information – MedlinePlus, a service of the US National Library of Medicine and National Institutes of Health