Can We Influence Parkinson’s Research? Definitely, And In More Ways Than One

Israel Robledo

I’m going to explain an idea that is so crazy that it just might work. What do I mean by this? Well, the reality is that clinical trial participation in Parkinson’s Disease-related trials remains woefully low. Organizations, such as the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research, have a laser-focus in getting us new treatments and the elusive cure taken care of as quickly as possible. The Fox Trial Finder trial matching tool has been effective in getting more than 30,000 people with Parkinson’s Disease and without, to set up a profile to get matched with clinical trials that meet their personal criteria. There have been wonderful success stories, and that is a testament to the power of the Fox Trial Finder. As much as the MJFF puts into urging people to get involved in the research process, there is only so much that they, as an organization…

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