How to find research studies near you and frequently asked questions about participating in a clinical trial

Clinical research studies around the United States are in need of participants to learn more about various conditions. For those interested in learning how to take part in research, finding clinical trials that might be a fit can be simple — by answering a few questions about your location and medical history, you can see all the active trials you may be eligible for.

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Making progress towards diverse medical research: A Q&A with the National Minority Health Association

Gaining insight into medical conditions is what clinical trials are all about, but the data acquired is inevitably specific to the study participants — and in many cases, this means that racial and ethnic minorities are underrepresented in the results. Conducting medical studies is vital to discovering new therapies for conditions, but to do this effectively, researchers must ensure that their ...

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5 ways Antidote keeps patients top of mind

Recruiting an adequate number of qualified participants is one of the most important aspects of a successful clinical trial — but it is also considered one of the most difficult. Clinical trial recruitment costs make up a major portion of the expenses that study sponsors incur, and when trials have to be delayed due to a lack of participants, each day of the setback can cost sponsors between ...

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How we delivered 80 randomizations for an accelerated CV recruitment project [patient recruitment case study]

Across all genders and ethnic groups, cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death in the United States. It is estimated that 8.8 million adults above age 20 have had a heart attack, and 7.6 million have had a stroke. These events can occur for many reasons, but a lesser-known risk factor is elevated lipoprotein(a) (Lp(a)). 

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The importance of a Match journey for patients and a roadmap for the future with Sam Veeck

At Antidote, we understand that it can be difficult for patients to discover how to participate in clinical trials — which is why creating a patient-centric user experience for our clinical trial search tools is one of our main priorities. 

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Creating communities around medical research: Q&A with Heart Valve Voice

Medical research is how new treatments and therapies move forward, but challenges surrounding patient recruitment can often lead to delays. Patients often have misconceptions about participating in a clinical trial — and if they are interested, they often aren’t sure where to begin.

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Where to find support if you experience mitral valve regurgitation

Mitral valve regurgitation is a common kind of heart disease in the United States. Not only does it impact many people today, but its prevalence is expected to double by 2030. 

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What is C3G and what resources are available for those affected?

Complement 3 glomerulopathy (C3G) is a rare type of kidney disease, estimated to impact just 1 to 2 million people worldwide. C3G is a genetically inherited disorder that impacts all races and genders equally, and the average patient is diagnosed between the ages of 21 and 26. 

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5 ways to lower clinical trial patient recruitment costs

The process of getting a new drug to market is an expensive one. Between 2009 and 2018, U.S. biopharmaceutical companies spent about $1 billion per drug according to an analysis published in JAMA, and other studies have found that it can cost up to $2.8 billion to bring a new therapy to market. In 2019 alone, research and development spending totaled $186 billion for the global pharmaceutical ...

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After years with eczema, this young woman found the right treatment — and her people

Alexis Smith had eczema as an infant, but had lived a mostly itch-free childhood until hitting puberty at 12. That's when her symptoms came back.

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