Research and clinical trials can offer hope and benefits for people living with lung disease – there have been many advances in prevention, treatment and management as a direct result of clinical trials and research initiatives
Clinical trials play a key role in driving discoveries for new treatments, managing conditions and searching for a cure.
At Lung Foundation Australia, we aim to connect people living with lung disease with relevant trials and research nationwide.
Taking part in research studies can have many benefits for people living with lung disease and their partners, families or carers. These include:
- Health services, treatment and care are heavily influenced by research. If you participate in research or a clinical trial, you can have a voice in decisions that might affect you in the future.
- You may have access to newer treatments or care not generally available.
- Your participation can lead to improvements in health services, treatment and care for you and others in the future.
There can be both advantages and disadvantages when participating in research studies and clinical trials. It’s important you understand what’s involved before you agree to take part in a research study.