Learn more about clinical trials
Did you know that researchers are looking for people like you to receive treatment in their clinical trials? Often, clinical trials provide world-class care and offer benefits like low or free treatment costs. Treatments that are being tested in clinical trials go through many rounds of testing before they are used to treat people. Learn more about participating in a clinical trial or about how treatments are tested in research.
Did you know that it takes an average of 12 years for a prescription drug to make it from the beginning – an experiment in a laboratory – to its final destination, your pharmacy shelf? Learn more.
Learn about the different types of clinical trials like treatment trials, prevention trials, genetic trials, and more.
There are usually four phases of a clinical trial. Each phase helps move the study along, step by step. The purpose of a clinical trial could be to study a medicine, a therapy, or a method of preventing or detecting a disease.
During the clinical trial, your treatment team may include doctors, nurses, social workers and other health providers who will provide your healthcare. They will do the tests and exams related to the study.
Learn about the safeguards that are in place for those signing up for clinical trials.
Anyone interested in joining in a clinical study should know as much as possible about the study and feel comfortable asking the treatment team questions about the study.
Learn about the advantages and disadvantages of participating in clinical trials.
Clinical trials for kidney disease should include participants who represent the people who have kidney disease all around the world. This helps make sure that new treatments are safe and work well for the people most likely to use them.
Learn how your age, gender, and whether you are a healthy or patient volunteer can determine whether you can join a clinical trial.
Clinical trials are not always free. Learn about the different ways you can get expenses covered.
Download a clinical trials myths and facts sheet.
Learn about some important terms related to clinical trials.
Take a quick quiz to learn about the myths and facts about clinical trials
This quiz is purely informational and should not take the place of consultation with your physician or any medical diagnosis.
Match to a clinical trial
The American Kidney Fund has partnered with Antidote Match to help make it easier to find clinical trials that may be of interest to you or your family. Use the search box below to get started!