Getting medical discoveries from the research lab to patients depends on clinical trials and the people who volunteer to participate in them. Volunteering in a trial may help society at large by bringing new treatments one step closer to patients, and could help a loved one if you have a genetic disease or condition. Volunteering may also give you access to a cutting-edge treatment and medical team that carefully monitors your health. But clinical trials can’t happen without volunteers, and 37 percent of trials don’t enroll enough patients to move forward.
For more information on our advocacy efforts related to Clinical Trials, see the Clinical Trials advocacy page.