Informed Consent

informed consentWhen you are seen at the Markey Cancer Center, your physician will screen you for potential clinical trials that may benefit you and if you're eligible to participate. Through the informed consent process, you learn the details about a trial before deciding if you want to take part. This includes learning about the trial’s purpose and possible risks and benefits. This is a critical part of ensuring patient safety in research.

During the informed consent process, the research team, which is made up of doctors and nurses, will discuss your rights, including your right to:

  • Make a decision about participating.
  • End your participation in a trial.

After discussing the study with you, the research team will give you an informed consent form to read. The form includes written details about the information that the researchers discussed with you and describes the privacy of your medical records. If you agree to take part in the study, you sign the form. Keep in mind that even if you sign, you can always leave the study at any time and ask questions.

For more information, visit the National Cancer Institute website.

NCI Comprehensive Cancer Center - A Cancer Center Designated by the National Cancer Institute

Markey Cancer Center is designated by the National Cancer Institute as a Comprehensive Cancer Center – a distinction that recognizes our commitment to accelerating precision cancer research and care to patients. We are the first and only NCI-Comprehensive Cancer Center in Kentucky, and one of 57 in the nation.