Why research matters

Clinical research matters because it is crucial in discovering new treatments for terminal or chronic diseases, illnesses and conditions.  Clinical research also helps detect and diagnose diseases as well as prevent these diseases or illnesses from occurring.

Clinical research shows investigators what works and what does not work in humans that cannot be learned any other way.  Clinical research brings new medications and treatments proven effective to light - and into pharmacies or on the shelves.

Millions of people have been helped because of clinical research.  Millions of people have benefitted thanks to volunteers who have participated in clinical research to help doctors and researchers find more effective, more affordable, new treatments with the potential to save lives.