As part of a clinical trial, your child’s study-related medical care is provided by the study team at the location where he or she is participating. This includes the principal investigator (or study doctor) — the healthcare professional who conducts and takes responsibility for the clinical trial at that location — as well as other study team members.
During the clinical trial, your child may also continue to see his or her 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 your child might have, and to let the team know which other doctors are caring for him or her. This helps the study team coordinate your child’s overall care.
If your child participates, the clinical trial will provide study-related medical care, and your child’s regular medical doctors will address the other aspects of your child’s health. Your child’s regular medical doctors can also work with the study team to understand the details of the study and any impact it may have on their regular medical care.