The Michael J. Fox Foundation's staff Neurologist and Movement Disorder Specialist, Maurizio Facheris, MD, responds to questions on clinical trial participation.
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. Register for Fox Trial Finder, the Foundation's clinical trial matching tool, and get matched to a trial today.
The "Ask the MD" series is intended as an educational resource for the Parkinson's community, their families, and friends. Please consult with your health care provider to best address personal medical questions. We hope these videos provide you with a general source of knowledge and to feel more empowered when meeting with your doctor.