Clinical trials are an important step in testing the effects of new treatments on health outcomes. Did you know that one of the most challenging aspects of the drug approval process is finding people to take part in clinical trial studies? It’s true, and we believe one of those reasons is because patients don’t know what is available to them. That’s why we’ve created an easy-to-use search tool– the Arthritis Trial Finder – so you can easily find clinical trials that meet your needs!
First, let’s talk about the basics of clinical research and how an idea becomes a clinical trial. The idea for a trial often starts in a research laboratory. Researchers first test new treatments or procedures in their lab and the most promising treatments are moved into clinical trials. As new treatments move through a series of phases, more information is gained about the treatment, it’s risks, and its effectiveness.
Recruiting people to participate in clinical trials is a critical step, one that we know you’re interested in. In fact, A recent survey of ours revealed that 54 percent of those surveyed agreed or strongly agreed that they would be interested in finding out about studies for new arthritis treatments. However, almost half of those patients don’t feel confidence in their ability to find out about research study opportunities.
The new Arthritis Trial Finder will help you do just that – find research opportunities tailored to you! Not only are we raising awareness of clinical trials to the arthritis community, we will also increase participation – which we hope will encourage more research and innovation. Are you ready to start using the Finder? It’s easy – first you’ll enter your zip code and select the radius you’re willing to drive outside of our zip code to participate. You have the option to add other filters and keywords to your search. These additional filters will personalize the search results to you and your needs.
What are you waiting for? Start using the Arthritis Trial Finder today!