I recently read a post, "Clinical Research...Why?" by Brandon, an adult with CF, on why he first chose to participate in clinical trials and why he continues to do so today.
The post is great for many reasons, but one of the things I love most is that Brandon talks about why he found a trial to be rewarding even though the drug wasn't ultimately approved. He echoes what we've been hearing from many of you: that the experience allowed him to learn more about his CF and build a deeper relationship with his care team.
Right now, we are at a turning point in CF research, with a greater number of promising clinical trials than ever before for people of all ages and levels of health. But it will take thousands of people like Brandon who are willing to give their time to help make these future CF treatments possible.
More than two dozen clinical trials of potential new drugs are taking place in 2015 alone at care centers across the country. You can help. Sign up to receive clinical trial alerts .
Check out Brandon's post, "Clinical Research…Why?" to learn more about his experience participating in clinical trials.