Clinical Trials

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Why Participate?
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However what we may not realize is that we are an integral part of this process, that without us there can be no progress…
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Types of Clinical Trials
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Clinical trials or clinical studies simply refer to those research studies that involve human volunteers and are conducted to add to…
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Drug Development
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How does a drug get from being an idea in a researcher’s mind to the drug store shelf?  It’s a long and arduous journey that begins as just that – a thought…
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Finding Clinical Trials
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There are many reasons that the vast majority of clinical trials for Parkinson’s disease (among other conditions) are delayed or never even begin…
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FAQs
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Although it’s wonderful that you are interested in participating in a clinical trial…
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Pros & Cons
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Clinical trial participation is absolutely necessary in order for the research community to develop better…
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Glossary of Terms
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The research community has its own language and when you take part in a clinical study you may encounter terms that you are not familiar with…
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Clinical Trial Myths
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The fact is that every participant makes an impact. Close to 85% of all clinical trials are delayed due to recruitment difficulties and a shocking 30% fail…
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Fox Trial Finder
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Fox Trial Finder was created to help increase the flow of willing participants - both people with Parkinson's and control participants who do not have Parkinson's - into the clinical trials that need them, accelerating the drug development process.

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An online clinical study that lets everyone contribute to Parkinson's research. Working together, participants and researchers will drive toward Parkinson's treatment breakthroughs.
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My Blog

  • The Guinea Pig Experience
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    I was there for my first appointment for a new clinical study, one looking at developing a new protocol for testing drugs directed at dyskinesias, those uncontrollable movements or side effects of the very drugs we use to treat…
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    Genetics Loads the Gun
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    As a physician I’ve seen first hand the role that environment and genetics play in determining our health. In fact the cause of all illnesses can really be placed on a spectrum with environment and genetics…
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  • Clinical Trials
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    Clinical trials – it’s a term we all have heard. We know that they’re necessary and we know that people need to participate in them. Then why is there…
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    So What's the Story
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    Overall I am not jaded and I believe that there truly is integrity in journalism, that the media recognizes its power and influence and in general…
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  • Fundraising
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    Most fundamentally, participating in this marathon really served to confirm what I have always believed - that proactivity is a key component…
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    Why So Long?
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    Even though research in the Parkinson's disease (PD) field continues to progress, there is still no cure for this disease The question arises: why is it taking so long…
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other publications

Fox Trial Finder
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Soania Mathur, a Patient Council member and Fox Trial Finder volunteer,underscores the importance of connecting clinical trials to volunteers.
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Online Gateway
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Parkinson's disease has invaded every aspect of life. Also read my blog response...
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Six Words that Changed My Life
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I always wanted to be a doctor. For as long as I could remember, being a doctor was always my goal and what motivated…
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PD Trial Recruitment
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What the millions of us affected with a chronic, disabling disease need is quite simple yet unbelievably complicated - better treatments and ultimately, a cure.
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Genetics & Environment
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More than likely, the exact reason I was challenged with this chronic illness at such a young age, will remain a mystery but I have my suspicions…
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April is PD Awareness
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April is Parkinson's Awareness Month. It's a time to increase public awareness about a disease that detrimentally affects the lives…
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