Clinical research has led to the discovery of every disease treatment prescribed today. Be part of the breakthrough by volunteering for a clinical trial! Check out this infographic from the National Institute on Aging to learn why clinical research might be right for you. For more information click here.
Clinical trials test possible interventions, like new drugs, diets, or medical devices, which can lead to new ways of treating health problems. These discoveries aren’t possible without volunteers like you!
It’s important for older people to participate in clinical trials so that scientists can learn more about how new therapies or tests work for older adults.
Here are some things to consider before volunteering for a trial:
- Talk to your doctor about trials that might work for you or visitwww.ClinicalTrials.gov.
- Ask the study team questions before you participate like “What is this study trying to find out?” or “What are the possible risks, side effects, and benefits to the study treatment compared to my current treatment?”
- Learn how your safety and privacy will be protected.