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Abraham Research Participants

Why People Participate

“I didn’t enter the studies for relief, because there were other things I could take. Even if I found something better, it wouldn’t be approved for public consumption right away. The main reason I did this was because I had several friends who died from prostate involvement—in their case, cancer. Any trial with 300 people is just a small step and being one part of 300 is an even smaller step, but it’s necessary. It’s the way the system works in this country, and it protects people. I saw it as an opportunity to do something for science.”

– Robert, a subject in three Enlarged Prostate clinical trials


Source: Informed Consent – A Guide to the Risks and Benefits of Volunteering for Clinical Trials by Kenneth Getz and Deborah Borfitz