Health Insurance Coverage and Clinical Trials

General Insurance Plans In 2010, when the Affordable Care Act (ACA) was signed into law, several changes were put into place regarding the coverage of clinical trials. According to the ACA: Insurance companies cannot deny a patient’s participation in clinical trials. Insurance companies cannot limit or deny the coverage of routine costs to patients enrolled [...]

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Clinical Trials Glossary of Terms

A Clinical Trial is defined as an investigation or a study to see whether a treatment is safe for human use and if it is effective in curing a disease. Other important terms you’ll encounter include the following: Adverse Event: This is most commonly known as a side effect. It is when a study participant [...]

The Basics of Clinical Trials

Are you searching for basic information about clinical trials? We're here to help. The information below will serve as a valuable overview of this important part of cancer research. What is a clinical trial? A clinical trial is a research study that involves people. Clinical trials are usually the last step in a very long [...]