Clinical trials test potential new drugs, treatments and devices to assess how well they work, and whether they offer benefits over currently used therapies.
Many advances have been made in cystic fibrosis (CF) research and care. Although scientists have made steady progress, there is a need to hasten the development of new therapies so young lives are not cut short by CF.
Whether it’s a questionnaire, tube of blood, sputum sample, or study of an investigational drug, the involvement of the entire CF community will be required to drive clinical research. In fact your own help will be vital. By participating in clinical trials, you, too, can play a critical role in the development of new treatments and the search for a cure.
In addition to its regular research programs and its financial assistance for clinical and transplant care, Cystic Fibrosis Canada also supports clinical studies through clinical project grants, the Canadian CF Patient Data Registry and the Canadian CF Clinical Studies Consortium.