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Paying It Forward: Volunteering for Clinical Trials

Editor’s Note: This blog and video is from the Alliance for Aging Research. The Alliance for Aging Research is dedicated to accelerating the pace of scientific discoveries and their application to vastly improve the universal human experience of aging and health.

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% of trials don’t enroll enough patients to move forward.  Clinical trials need volunteers like you so watch this short film to find out more about why they are important, how to get involved, and what it means to participate.

Clinical Trials Awareness Week 2017

The Coalition for Clinical Trials Awareness (CCTA) is hosting its 3rd annual Clinical Trials Awareness Week on May 1 – 7, 2017. CCTA’s mission  is to advocate for the creation of a federally sponsored public awareness campaign to increase the public’s understanding of the benefits of clinical trials.

This week is a time to raise awareness about the importance of clinical trial participation and recognize the individuals who have made new, innovative treatments a reality for patients worldwide – clinical trial researchers and participants. By shining a spotlight on these unsung heroes, we can raise awareness about the benefits of participating in a clinical trial.

Check out some of the events happening this week:

Can Digital Media Save Clinical Trials Tweetchat?

As part of Clinical Trial Awareness Week, A Coalition for Clinical Trial Awareness (@CCTAwareness) and @patientchat will be hosting a tweetchat on May 2nd at 1:oo pm EST. We will be participating and are inviting you to join us! #patientchat #CTAW2017

New to tweetchats? – Check out this guide we created.

Clinical Trials Mythbusters – LIVE Webinar

Are clinical trials only for patients who run out of treatment options? Watch online and ask our expert panel questions as they debunk common myths around clinical trial participation. Tune in to hear the patient perspective and expert advice for making decisions about clinical trials.

Tune in to learn:

  •       What is a trial and when should I consider one?
  •       What are common clinical trial myths?
  •       If my cancer center does not offer a trial, what should I do?
  •       How can I stay informed?
  •       Is there financial assistance to be in a trial?

Watch online on Tuesday, May 2, 2017 3:00pm EST for a 30-minute virtual webinar. You’ll also have the opportunity to get your questions answered by the panel. Send questions in advance to questions@patientpower.info.

Register HERE.

Clinical Trials Mythbusters SM from Patient Empowerment Network on Vimeo.

 

Tag Archive for: #CTAW2017

Can Digital Media Save Clinical Trials Tweetchat

As part of Clinical Trial Awareness Week, A Coalition for Clinical Trial Awareness (@CCTAwareness) and @patientchat will be hosting a tweetchat on May 2nd at 1:oo PM EST.

We will be participating and are inviting you to join us! #patientchat #CTAW2017

New to tweetchats? – Check out this guide we created.