Every clinical research study has a different set of inclusion and exclusion criteria to qualify for the study, all of which have been approved by an Institutional Review Board. These qualifications are based on the extent of the disease being investigated, medical history, and laboratory
values. Patients may be “pre-screened” via telephone for baseline qualifications; more extensive testing is performed during a scheduled “screening visit”. Taking part in any study is voluntary. You may choose not to take part or may leave the study at any time. If you agree to take part
and then decide against it, you can withdraw for any reason without penalty or loss of benefits to which you are otherwise entitled and without any effect on your future medical care.