Clinical Trials Need You

Clinical trials are the final phase in the lengthy drug development process. They are a critical and required step to speed cures. But a persistent shortage of volunteers for clinical trials slows scientific progress. Patients pay the ultimate price for underenrollment in clinical research, facing few new treatment options.

Recruitment Challenges

  • 30% of all clinical trials fail to recruit a single person
  • 85% of clinical trials face delays due to limited participation
  • Fewer than 10% of Parkinson's patients ever take part in trials, despite overwhelming interest in working with scientists to help speed treatment breakthroughs

Types of Trials

  • There are many different types of Parkinson's trials, including ones that test new drug compounds and devices (interventional trials) , ones that aim to better understand the disease (observational trials), and tests of non-pharmacological interventions such as acupuncture, exercise and even video gaming
  • Fewer than half of all trial participants ever receive a placebo

Volunteer Rights

  • Participating in a trial should not interfere with your usual care
  • As a volunteer, you are protected by the patient's bill of rights that allows you to end your participation in the trial at any point

How Fox Trial Finder Works

  • Fox Trial Finder (FTF) is a user-friendly Web site that connects volunteers with clinical trials.
  • The tool suggests trial matches that need someone specifically like you. It even alerts you when new trials that may be matches are added.
  • You can be matched to trials by answering as few as three questions, though the more information you provide, the better your results will be.
  • Your privacy is protected by industry-standard security protocols.
  • You don't have to have Parkinson's disease to sign up — many trials need control participants. Spread the word to your friends and family!
  • Help us reach 15,000 FTF registrations and empower yourself to help speed Parkinson's disease breakthroughs.
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