Withdrawing from a study

Participating in research is voluntary and you can pull out at any time. You may want to withdraw because you:

  • no longer have the time or energy to commit to it
  • don’t feel it is helping
  • are having side effects or your health is worsening
  • move further away from where you are receiving treatment
  • change your mind.

You will not be penalised, and you will continue to receive the type of treatment that is currently the best option for you.


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