If the treatment works, will I be able to carry on getting it after the trial has ended?


It should be remembered that in most trials the different treatments are allocated randomly to the patients who enrol and neither you nor your doctor can choose which one you receive. Furthermore, most trials are also conducted 'blind' and neither you nor your doctor will know which of the treatments you are receiving until the end of the trial. If, at the end of the trial one treatment is found to be better than another, the opportunity to move onto the better treatment may be discussed with you, if it was not the treatment that you were receiving during the trial.