If you are living with AD, you know how this disease can impact your life and the lives of your loved ones, from managing day-to-day living, to understanding your long-term outlook. You and your family understand the need for new treatment options better than anyone.
Clinical trials are an important part of bringing new medicines to patients. A clinical trial is a research study designed to evaluate whether an investigational medicine is effective at addressing a particular disease, as well as the effect that potential treatment has on the patient. Data from clinical trials allow for regulators to determine if a drug is ready to be made available to patients broadly.
Patients are important partners in the journey toward developing new medicines, and their participation in clinical trials is invaluable.
People who choose to participate in a clinical trial may do so for a number of reasons:
- They may gain access to specialized diagnostic tests, investigational medicines, and excellent trial-related medical care at no additional cost to them.
- They hope to contribute to a better understanding of the disease and how AD affects the brain.
- They altruistically hope their contribution to advancing science and medicine will help future patients have better treatment options.