Earlier this year, AAFA surveyed members of our community about clinical trials for asthma and allergies. Most people said they would be willing to consider clinical trials. But only 9% of the people said they had been invited to participate in one!
Research, including clinical trials, plays a huge role in advancing asthma treatment and management. Clinical trials are research studies that use people to test new treatments, procedures or devices. These are called “interventions.” During the trials, researchers work to measure safety and efficacy of the intervention. Trials are carefully designed and involve several phases.
AAFA is building a program to better connect people with asthma and allergies to research opportunities. The first step will be to highlight some available trials and match you with potential opportunities. By joining our online community, we’ll update you when we hear of trials you may qualify for. Join at community.aafa.org.
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