A board certified physician is called the principal investigator, and will oversee the study. Other physicians (sub-investigators, also board certified), may work with the principal investigator on the study, but the principal investigator is always responsible for the conduct of the study.
Typically, we can get the patient into the clinic for a screening visit the same week. Patients are welcome to stop by and pick-up a consent form at any time.
The answer to this question is personal, and there is no one simple response. While some enjoy the attention given to their health while in the study, others are altruistic and hope that their participation helps to generate additional treatment. With most patients, both answers are true.
Yes, if you qualify for a study and are enrolled into the study you will be paid for time and travel based on the study protocol.