Clinical trials are carefully planned research studies that may open doors to new options and advance the knowledge of certain conditions, but like any option, there are also risks to consider.
Deciding to participate in a clinical trial is a decision that only your loved one can make, but you can help them understand what is involved and connect them with a trial they can join.
Please see the list of clinical trial caregiver support resources to give you as much information as possible to make the right choice for you.
Reading about past clinical trials — how they were conducted and their results — can give you and your loved one valuable insights into the clinical trial journey. That's why AbbVie is sharing summaries of completed trials and making them available in a dedicated online library.
These completed trial results — you may also see them being called plain language summaries or lay person summaries — are brief descriptions of the clinical trial results in everyday language that is understandable to people who do not have a medical or scientific background. You can expect descriptions of what was studied and general results, and we also believe this information will show the valuable role participants and their caregivers play in the process.
To learn more about the results, click on the link to completed trials below.
Learn about the clinical trial experience before, during, and after the trial is complete.
Answer 10 quick questions to help decide if participating in a clinical trial makes sense for you.
Experience a virtual tour that takes you inside an example of a clinical research trial site and shows you the kind of clinic environment, people and activities you may encounter during a screening visit.
To read about clinical research for a specific health condition, or to search by disease area, please view the list of active clinical trials.