Clinical trials are important as researchers look for new therapies and treatment combinations to improve the best available treatment options for patients. Unfortunately, during a search for the latest clinical trials available to patients, we found they are not always easy to find. In order to provide you with the most up-to-date information, we are going to add a clinical trials page to our web site at: MFFoundation.org.
Currently, there are clinical trials available in the following states: Alabama, Arkansas, California, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Tennessee, Texas and Washington.
We will continue to work with investigators to try to bring you more information. The most difficult information to keep current is small trials at individual facilities. If you are an investigator and would like your trial publicized, let us know. If you are a patient, ask your physician what trials may be available to you.
Clinical Trial Myths
Myth: They're only available at large institutions.
Actually, many are at large hospitals, but multi-site studies may be available close to you. Ask your physician.
Myth: Some people get treatment and others don't in a clinical trial.
Treatment would never be denied a patient. Trials can be set up for many reasons, for example, to determine which treatment is better, or if a combination of two treatments are better than one alone.
Myth: Insurance will not cover clinical trials.
Often insurance will cover the costs. In some cases the clinical trials will cover the costs.
Myth: I will be treated like a guinea pig.
You will probably get more attention than the average patient because you will be monitored closely.