Expert Video - Do I have to pay to be in a clinical trial for melanoma?
Melanoma expert Dr. Sapna Patel discusses the different types of costs related to taking part in a melanoma clinical trial, and who is expected to pay for which costs, including what may be paid by insurance or covered by the sponsor of the trial. In addition, melanoma expert Dr. Michael B. Atkins describes how melanoma clinical trials often provide medications at no charge for clinical trial participants. The experts also discuss the benefits of talking with a financial counselor before you join a melanoma clinical trial to learn what, if anything, you might pay for participating.
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