Clinical trials are a final and crucial step
on the path to developing better treatments for Parkinson's patients today. Unfortunately, 85% of trials face delays and 30% never even get off the ground because of a lack of volunteers, resulting in a dramatic slowdown in progress toward a cure. The good news is, you have the power to propel clinical research toward breakthroughs patients can feel in their everyday lives.
To learn more about clinical trials and how you can get involved, read through our FAQs and take our quiz below!
What is a clinical trial?
Clinical trials (also referred to as clinical studies or more broadly as clinical research) are research studies involving human volunteers. The U.S. FDA, and its corollary agencies abroad, requires that a potential therapy be tested extensively in a large group of human volunteers before it can receive approval to be manufactured and made available to patients.
All trials and studies on Fox Trial Finder relate to Parkinson's disease. These trials assess the safety and effectiveness of new ways to diagnose, prevent, or treat PD; they also provide insight about the disease process, and how it might be treated. Clinical trials are a vital part of the scientific research process and are essential to developing better treatments for people with Parkinson's.
Why are clinical trials essential to the drug development process?
Why is it so important that more people volunteer for trials?
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