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Why Participate?

Clinical trials unlock the door to breakthroughs and discoveries.

Before any new breakthrough can begin the journey from researcher to patient, clinical trials must take place to understand and evaluate the effects of experimental tests and treatments. This step must be taken before the U.S. Food and Drug Administration can determine if both the safety and efficacy of the new discovery, and certainly before it can be made available to the public. These trials require the participation of volunteers, like you.

Clinical trials help others.

Participation is critical in helping prevent, diagnose, and cure diseases and illnesses. When you participate in a clinical trial, you are contributing to research that could bring new treatments one step closer to reaching patients across the nation. The trial may not only help advance the science for your disease or illness, but could also make progress for related areas of science.

Clinical trials may save you, or your loved ones.

If you have a disease or illness that’s genetic, your participation could end up helping your loved ones by making new treatments available and advancing scientists’ understanding of the disease or illness and possibly leading to a cure.

Clinical trials give you access to new treatments.

Participating in a clinical trial may give you access to experimental, cutting-edge treatment options. Plus, you will have access to a medical team that carefully monitors your disease and your overall health.

Clinical trials need participants from all backgrounds to participate.

Participation is the key to any clinical trial. Patients of all backgrounds are needed as some conditions are more prevalent within certain populations. Whatever your age, race, gender or background – clinical trials need you to make the next discovery a reality.