Announcing Our Newest Partner: the Lupus Foundation of America
We know that life with lupus can be difficult at times. And while there's no cure, there is hope: through medical research, we can improve the lives of people living with or affected by lupus — and maybe one day, find a cure.
But without enough people taking part in clinical trials, research cannot advance and individuals with lupus will continue to wait for answers. In the United States today, there are 75 lupus trials looking for patients. These lupus clinical trials need more than 50,000 people to take part. If just 3.3% of the 1.5 million Americans living with lupus took part in a trial, imagine the progress that could be made.
We're excited to share that we've partnered with the Lupus Foundation of America to help move research closer to better treatments and a cure by connecting patients with clinical trials.
How can you join this effort to advance research? Just click here and answer a few questions to be matched to clinical trials that are right for you. It's a simple as that.
Why Join a Clinical Trial
One common misconception about clinical trials is that they're a last resort. At Antidote, we believe that clinical trials should be considered any time you are making treatment decisions, because sometimes the best treatment options is not yet approved.
Joining a clinical trial allows patients access to the latest treatments in development, at no cost. In addition, many trials compensate participants for time and travel. The treatment patients receive tends to be a bit more personalized, as researchers keep a very close eye on those patients in their trial. And, many participants report that they feel like they're an important part of research progress. Of course, clinical trials are not without risks as well, and it's important to weigh those against the benefits. Talking with your doctor, family, and the study team can help you make your decision.