A clinical trial is a type of research study using human volunteers designed to determine the safety and effectiveness of a drug, biologic (such as a vaccine), device (such as vagus nerve stimulator) or other treatment or behavioral intervention. Carefully conducted clinical trials are the fastest and safest way to find treatments that aim to improve symptoms or provide better quality of life in people. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) requires all new treatments to be tested in clinical trials before they may be considered for approval.

Before participating it is important to understand as much as possible about the clinical trial and you should feel comfortable asking the members of the health care team questions about all aspects of the trial protocol. For additional information on the basics of clinical trials, you can download “A basic introduction to clinical trials” informational brochure.

Find a clinical trial

Find a TSC clinical trial using our custom TSC clinical trial search tool at trials.tscalliance.org.

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