The necessity of clinical trials for pulmonary fibrosis in an era where there are effective therapies and the challenges the trials face in order to be successful are both discussed in this Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation video. Dr. Luca Richeldi, MD, PhD. suggested that there are three issues that need to be addressed for clinical trials to be relevant, which are the mechanisms to target, which patients to enroll and the endpoint that is to be measured.
Dr. Richeldi presented the session at the PFF Summit 2015: From Bench to Bedside in November 2015 in Washington D.C. where he explains the ongoing importance of pulmonary fibrosis patients participating in clinical trials to help further research, discover better treatments and medications and ultimately come up with a cure for the disease.
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