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About Clinical Trials

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Today, there are approximately 30 potential drugs in development for the treatment of cystic fibrosis.

These new therapies can only be made available to the people who need them after they are tested by individuals with CF in a series of clinical trials.

Clinical trials that test potential new drugs and therapies to see how well they work are a major part of CF research.

People with CF can play a critical role in the development of new treatments and the search for a cure by participating in clinical trials.


Watch Boomer Esiason talk about clinical trials and how his son Gunnar has been active in the process.

Research Cannot Move Forward Without Your Help.

To help promising drugs move swiftly from the research and testing phase to the people who need them most, many people with cystic fibrosis are needed to participate in clinical trials.

  • Learn about CF clinical trials.
  • Ask your care center team about participating in trials.
  • Join the search for new treatments and a potential cure.

How Can I Find a Clinical Trial?

Potential new drugs are being tested at care centers all over the U.S. by people with CF of all ages and levels of health. Your CF care center team is a great source of news about current CF research and information about upcoming studies. Talk with your care center team about what trials they are involved in.

In addition, you can do an online search for cystic fibrosis clinical trials.

If you decide to join a trial, the research team at your care center will work closely with you throughout the entire process.

Learn more about clinical trials experiences.

Watch videos of participants, families and doctors talk about clinical trials.

Read frequently asked questions about clinical trials.

Sign up to receive clinical trial email alerts
when a trial is posted and when clinical trial results are available.

Updated 4/17/2012

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