MVRF IS KEEPING AN EYE ON CLINICAL TRIALS
This is a very exciting time in medical research! Researchers all over the world are hot on the trail of discoveries that we hope will lead to new treatments and ultimately a cure for age-related macular degeneration (AMD). Clinical trials are at the heart of moving critical AMD research forward. There are promising investigational therapies and strategies that need to be tested in clinical trials to offer hope to patients.
As part of MVRF’s SupportSightSM Program, we provide information about clinical trials that are currently underway all over the country. We believe the fastest way to a cure is to get everyone involved.
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF PARTICIPATING IN A CLINICAL TRIAL?
A few potential benefits for you to consider include:
- Potential access to the latest investigational treatments
- Opportunity to receive additional care and attention from clinical trial staff
- Assisting in the drug approval process
- Helping yourself and others
Participation in ALL clinical trials is voluntary. Most clinical trials are sponsored by the federally-funded National Institutes of Health (NIH) or pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies.