What is Clinical Research?

Clinical trials are one of the cornerstones of medical innovation in Alzheimer's Disease. Almost all of the treatments we rely on today were tested in trials, and there are tens of thousands of clinical trials--testing the treatments of tomorrow--going on right now. Keep scrolling to learn more about this process or find trials near you.

The Stages of Clinical Research

Phase 1

Phase 1 (or "first-in-human") trials study the safety and toxicity of a new intervention. The participants are often healthy volunteers, rather than patients.

Phase 2

Phase 2 trials are the first tests of an experimental treatment's efficacy against a particular disease or condition. The participants are usually patients who do not benefit from the available therapies.

Phase 3

Phase 3 (or "pivotal") trials are the decisive tests that regulators use to decide if a treatment should be approved for general use. These studies usually randomize patients to receive either the experimental treatment or a control treatment, like a placebo or a medication already approved to treat the condition.

Phase 4

Phase 4 (or "post-marketing") trials are conducted after a treatment has received regulatory approval. These are often very large studies that will focus on long-term safety and efficacy outcomes.

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