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Why Participate in a Clinical Trial?

Participation in clinical trails allows us to explore promising new research opportunities for people living with Cystic Fibrosis.

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  1. Explainer

    What Is a Clinical Trial?

    Learn about clinical trials and how they are helping us answer questions about potential new drugs and discover new ways of using already approved therapies.

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    Clinical Trials Happening Now

    Get a snapshot of the trials that are currently enrolling participants with this regularly updated list that includes links to more information.

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  3. Find a Clinical Trial

    Find out about clinical trials in your area by using the CF Foundation’s clinical trial search tool.

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  1. Sign Up for Clinical Trial Alerts

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

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    Clinical Trial Experiences

    Watch real stories from people with cystic fibrosis and their families, doctors and research coordinators about what it's like to be a part of clinical trial.

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    CF Research Webcasts

    Learn about participating in cystic fibrosis clinical trials, and get the latest updates about CF clinical research.

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    FAQs About Clinical Trials

    Clinical trials that test potential drugs and therapies in people with cystic fibrosis are a major part of CF research. Explore answers to common questions.

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  5. Blog Post

    Clinical Research...Why?

    Check out a post by Brandon, an adult with CF, on clinical trials and why he found one to be rewarding even though the drug wasn't ultimately approved.

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    Video: What’s Next for Clinical Research?

    The CF Foundation is focused on bringing forward new therapies to help people with CF enjoy the best health and quality of life. Following the approval of the new CF drug Orkambi, we sat down with Dr. Mike Boyle, our new vice president of therapeutics development, to learn more about the future of clinical research and what’s most exciting.

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More About CF Drug Development

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    Drug Development Pipeline

    Through our venture philanthropy model, we have raised and invested hundreds of millions of dollars to help discover and develop breakthrough CF therapies. Therapies now in development include those aimed at treating key symptoms of CF and drugs that target the underlying cause of the disease. 

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  2. Therapeutics Development Network

    The Cystic Fibrosis Therapeutics Development Network works to improve research methods and pursue new areas of scientific inquiry.

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  3. Article

    CF Patient Registry Reports

    Every year, the CF Patient Registry gathers data from more than 28,000 people with CF. This data is compiled anonymously and published in two Patient Registry data reports with the goal of improving health care for all people with cystic fibrosis.

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    Research Milestones

    The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation is the world's leader in the search for a cure, funding promising research and working to provide access to quality, specialized care and treatments for people with CF. Nearly every CF drug available today was made possible because of the Foundation's support. 

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With more than 70 chapters and offices across the country, it’s easy to find and join a local Cystic Fibrosis Foundation chapter near you.

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