Clinical Trial Website 2018
We’ve made this resource available in collaboration with Antidote, a clinical trials technology company. Match makes the process of finding a clinical trial much easier. It only requires answering a few questions and incorporates features like stating the inclusion and exclusion criteria in plain English, as well as using geographic targeting so people only see relevant trials.
Why Do clinical trials matter?
It's about your health. Presently, there is no cure for lupus, and no single test to diagnose the disease. If you are one of the 1.5 million people in the United States living with lupus today, finding new, safer and more tolerable treatments is important to you.
Advances in medical research may improve your future. Clinical trials evaluate the safety and effectiveness of new drug treatments. Today, more than 20 investigational drugs are in various phases of research to determine their effectiveness in people with lupus.
Through interventional studies, volunteers receive a specific treatment and their outcomes are measured to assess any changes in their health status. All research studies are important to help improve the quality of life for people living with lupus.
Learn about ways you can get involved and help make new treatments for lupus a reality through participation in clinical trials. Choosing whether to participate in a clinical trial is an important decision. In addition to gathering information about the research conducted, talk to your medical team along with a family member or friend before choosing to join a trial. If joining a trial is right for you, the next step is to identify opportunities in your local area.
At the Center for Clinical Trials Education you will find:
- Points to consider before participating in a clinical trial
- A comprehensive search tool for clinical trials
- The Foundation's Lupus Research Registry, a tool designed to notify you about clinical trials in your area
- A guide to clinical research terms
- The latest news on lupus and clinical research terms