Clinical research studies, also called clinical trials, are how doctors learn if an investigational medicine is safe and can be used to treat a disease and improve the health of people.
Clinical research studies, or clinical trials, are conducted to:
- Determine if a new medicine is safe and identify side effects;
- Study the effects of a new medicine and determine if it is effective in treating a disease;
- Provide critical information needed to submit new medicines to government agencies that determine if medicines can be prescribed to treat a disease; and
- Gather scientific evidence that has the potential to inform future patient care.
Choosing to participate in clinical research is a personal and individual decision.
The following factors are common motivations for participants:
Access an investigational medication
Learn more about their disease
Potentially help save or improve lives of other patients in the future
There are benefits and risks to participating in a clinical research study. As part of the informed consent process, the study doctor and team will review with you the benefits and risks of joining the ELEVATE 1 clinical study.
Clinical Research Resources
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- "Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension - NORD (National Organization For Rare Disorders)". NORD (National Organization For Rare Disorders), 2019, https://rarediseases.org/rare-diseases/pulmonary-arterial- hypertension/. Accessed 7 Mar 2019.
- "Genetic And Rare Diseases Information Center (GARD) – An NCATS Program | Providing Information About Rare Or Genetic Diseases.". Rarediseases.Info.Nih.Gov, 2019, https://rarediseases.info.nih.gov/. Accessed 7 Mar 2019.