Recognized by Library Journal

Clinical Trials:  What Patients and Healthy Volunteers Need to Know has been named
as one of the best consumer health books of 2010 by Library Journal. 

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Vincent F Carr, DO, MSA, FACC, FACP(Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences)

As it does not follow the usual pattern of explaining human volunteer regulations, this is a refreshing and tremendously useful book, with stories from a coordinator who has worked within the system and understands the limitations of volunteering for clinical trials. I highly recommend this to every researcher.
Why you need this Book?

The book Clinical Trials: What Patients and Healthy Volunteers Need to Know is now available from major bookstores, and on the internet at Barnes and Noble, and other major online book stores. It is also available in Libraries. The book is being promoted throughout the World.

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Why is this Book Important?

Every year thousands of people, many of them with serious illnesses, take part in clinical trials. The clinical trial process is complex even for those of us who are involved in the business of designing, setting up, monitoring or regulating clinical trials. The process is a maze for research subjects and potential research subjects.

Patients and healthy volunteers interested in taking part in clinical trials will find that at least 29,000,000 hits will come up on Google for the term “clinical trials”. Even if this amount of information could be sorted, the information would be difficult to sift through. Currently, less than 5% of adult cancer patients are currently enrolled in clinical trials. The reasons for this are various, but will include a dearth of easily digestible information on the process of enrolling in clinical trials.

Information provided by pharmaceutical companies for specific clinical trials is limited to the trial in question. This information does not educate the patient about the clinical trial process in general. This lack of understanding leads to research subjects that are not fully engaged in the process. Compliance is not as optimal as it could be.

This book Clinical trials: What Patients and Healthy Volunteers Need to Know explains the process of clinical trials in the drug development context. Potential research subjects and actual research subjects are provided with information that equips them to make the decisions that are best for them. Parents and guardians are also equipped to evaluate information so that they can make the best decision for their sick children. After reading this book the research subject should be able to ask intelligent questions before signing the informed consent document. If a parent or guardian is going to sign the form on behalf of a sick child, the parent/guardian will be in a better position to do so after reading this book.