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Participation

Exploring clinical research can help patients and caregivers learn more about a disease and identify new care options. Learn more about how clinical trials work and how you can join in.

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Lab Samples and Clinical Research: 101

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Leigh Anne Naas
April 19th, 20194 minute read

Lab samples provide some of the most important knowledge we gain in clinical research. Learn when, where and why samples are collected during a trial.

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The Balance of Clinical Trial Participation

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Leigh Anne Naas
March 28th, 20193 minute read

Melissa, a past Lilly clinical trial participant, sat down with us to share a bit about her research experience. Watch this video to hear Melissa's story in her own words.

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Clinical Trial Design: Basket and Umbrella Studies

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Leigh Anne Naas
February 8th, 20194 minute read

Newer approaches to clinical trial design have emerged, thanks, in part, to the power of precision medicine.

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Clinical Trial Design: Parallel and Crossover Studies

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Leigh Anne Naas
February 1st, 20194 minute read

Clinical trials employ various study designs to demonstrate whether the investigational treatment is effective. Learn more about two common types of design.

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Informed Consent: A Process Designed For You

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Ayana Rowley Henderson
January 25th, 20193 minute read

Learn about informed consent—the process designed just for you to learn about a clinical trial and your role in a study before making a decision to participate.

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Experiences in Health Literacy

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Leigh Anne Naas
October 15th, 20183 minute read

There are many health literacy lessons to learn from the unique clinical trial experiences of others as you consider participation for yourself or a loved one. Learn more in this blog.

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Driving Progress Against Childhood Cancer

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Leigh Anne Naas
September 21st, 20182 minute read

Explore the infographic to learn about the role of pediatric research in powering progress against childhood cancer.

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Alzheimer's Research Participation: 5 Things to Know

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Leigh Anne Naas
June 21st, 20182 minute read

With the help of clinical trial participants, we are learning about potential new approaches to fighting Alzheimer’s disease. Explore things to know about participating in an Alzheimer's study.

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Developing Safe, Effective Medicines for All Ages

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Leigh Anne Naas
September 20th, 20172 minute read

Clinical trials allow for the development of medicines that are safe and effective for people of all ages—including kids.

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Connecting the Clinical Trial Dots: How Key Terms are Related

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Leigh Anne Naas
November 1st, 20166 minute read

Explore key clinical trials terms and how they relate to each other.

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Wash-Out Period: Your Questions, Answered

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Leigh Anne Naas
October 25th, 20163 minute read

Do you know what "wash-out period" means and why it's important to understand when considering clinical trial participation? Take a deep dive here.

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Making Research More Accessible, Attractive and Engaging

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September 12th, 20165 minute read

I stumbled upon an article and video about pediatric research, and I loved it because it’s exactly what we need: innovation around pediatric clinical trial participation.

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Clinical Research Enrollment Demand

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February 15th, 20163 minute read

Of the challenges in clinical research, participant enrollment remains one of the biggest.

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The Challenges of Clinical Trial Enrollment

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Leigh Anne Naas
January 29th, 20162 minute read

Many challenges exist when it comes to clinical trial enrollment—we dive into just a few here. Take a look!

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Infographic: What is ClinicalTrials.gov?

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Lilly Guest Author
July 31st, 20143 minute read

We thought it might be helpful to look into the site's origins and intentions with our latest infographic.

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Celebrating International Clinical Trials Day

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Lilly Guest Author
May 14th, 20144 minute read

International Clinical Trials Day helps current and future patients by spreading the word about the importance of clinical trials. Learn more.