As part of a clinical trial, your study-related medical care is provided by the study team at the location where you’re participating. This includes the principal investigator (or study doctor) — the healthcare professional who conducts and takes responsibility for the trial at that location — as well as other clinical study team members.
During your clinical trial, you may also continue to see your regular medical doctors for any care that is not related to the study. It is important for you to tell your study team about other conditions you might have, and to let them know which other doctors are caring for you. This helps the study team coordinate your overall care.
If you participate, the clinical trial will provide study-related medical care, and your regular doctors will address the other aspects of your health. Your regular medical doctors can also work with the study team to understand the details of the study and make sure it does not conflict with any medicines or treatments you are receiving outside of the study.