Patients who participate in a clinical trial have access to treatment for specific ailments before they are available to the public and at no monetary cost to them. No medical insurance is needed.  Patients with newly diagnosed medical problems of all ages are welcome to participate in studies about their disease or medications related to their disease if they meet the criteria for the study. Volunteers can also take pride in knowing that their participation is furthering the process of finding new medicine and methods of treatment for diseases, and ultimately help make scientific breakthroughs.