Why Medical Trials Need Volunteers Without The Disease Being Treated
Early clinical trials are on healthy volunteers – people without the disease being studied. Learn about clinical trials and the role healthy human volunteers play.
When people think about “clinical trials” for new medicines, they often picture patients willing to try a new treatment for a disease they have. While this is true, it’s only one phase of the process. Many may be surprised to learn that healthy human volunteers are also an essential part of the process.
Narrated by Dr. Freda C. Lewis-Hall, Chief Medical Officer of Pfizer, Cure Hunters is a video series that introduces the people who work in this field, who find the work the perfect balance of challenging and rewarding.
Check out the ninth episode of Cure Hunters, where we investigate what’s involved in the first-in-human drug trials. Interested in becoming a healthy volunteer? Watch above and head to ClinicalTrials.gov.
More Cure Hunters episodes:
Episode 1 | How Are Medicines Made?
Episode 2 | Harnessing The Immune System To Fight Cancer
Episode 3 | The Itch That Rashes
Episode 4 | NASH: The Silent Killer
Episode 6 | Building a Mirror Molecule
Episode 7 | Hunting Rare Diseases
Episode 8 | Take Your Breath Away
Episode 10 | A Constant Threat
Episode 11 | Engineering Health