Patients and Research is a platform that highlights the essential role that patients play in clinical research and medical innovation.
Clinical trials move medicine forward and they are impossible without patient volunteers.
By participating in clinical trials, patients can play a more active role in their own health care while also helping others, including future generations who may be at risk for certain diseases. Patients who participate in clinical trials can often try potential treatments before they are widely available and play a key part in efforts to develop new and improved therapies to meet unmet health care needs.
Without clinical trials, there will be no better treatments or cures for Alzheimer’s Disease or Parkinson’s Disease, cancer or arthritis in the future. And that’s just the tip of the iceberg.
Because patients are so important to the research and subsequent development of new, innovative therapies, we believe it is crucial for them to be recognized and treated as trusted and essential partners by the pharmaceutical companies and the health industries that sponsor clinical trials and by the government agencies that regulate clinical trials and review approve new therapies.
We want to foster a supportive environment in which patients are aware of the benefits and drawbacks of taking part in clinical research and are confident that their opinions and concerns are thoroughly understood.
We encourage and support a policy environment that values medial research and innovation and recognizes that patients have the most important stake in the global search for new treatments and cures.