The Role of Caregivers in Clinical Trial Participation
Friends, Family, and Loved Ones Can Serve a Vital Role in Supporting Trial Participants
Time and again we hear stories of the love, service, and sacrifice caregivers provide while supporting clinical trial participants through their journeys. From shuttling research volunteers back and forth to appointments, offering emotional support, and reminding participants to take medications or fill out diaries, caregivers are often among the unsung heroes of clinical research.
In the videos below you’ll meet three pairs of participants and caregivers, each with a unique story. We hope you find as much inspiration in their stories as we do.
Pamela & Brent’s Partnership
“You can do it alone, but it’s nice that you don’t have to.”
Meet Pamela and Brent. They’ve been married for 22 years. Pamela has Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer and is participating in an investigation clinical trial. Brent is her caregiver. In this video, we will hear from Pamela and Brent as they talk about dealing with the day to day challenges of Pamela’s diagnosis as a team, working together to create a new normal, and the benefits to participating in a clinical trial with a partner.