Scientists are always looking for newer and better ways to treat bone marrow failure diseases. A clinical trial is a type of research study that tests how a drug, medical device or treatment approach works in people. These studies often are conducted through university medical research centers around the world.
You may want to consider a clinical trial if you are not satisfied with how well standard therapies are working. You may want to explore whether you are eligible for a clinical trial to compare new treatments or new combinations of therapy against the standard approach to therapy.
Other types of research studies include:
- Diagnostic trials to find new ways to diagnose a disease
- Screening trials find the best way to detect a disease or health problem
- Quality-of-life (supportive care) trials to improve the comfort of people with chronic illness
- Prevention trials to look for better ways to prevent a disease in people who have never had it.