Clinical trials are medical research studies that involve patients or healthy volunteers. They are designed to find out more about a particular condition or to test whether a potential treatment option could help with management of the disease.
Every new medicine and treatment started with volunteers participating in clinical studies.1
Thousands of people around the world decide to take part in clinical studies every year.
The information that is gained in these studies may help others in the future who develop the same condition.
1. Novitzke JM. J Vasc Interv Neurol 2008; 1(1): 31.