02 Aug The best clinical trials from the last decade
Clinical trials have been helping society to evolve for centuries. These studies have helped us to discover how to mitigate the effects of Covid-19 and how to cure measles and other diseases that caused pandemics many years ago. At our medical translation agency, we are very proud of how clinical research is helping to make society stronger. That’s why we’ve compiled the best clinical trials from the last decade.
Clinical trials that will surprise you:
Advances in fighting cancer
Perhaps the most recognised clinical trials today are those related to cancer. It is estimated that in their lifetime, 1 in 2 men and 1 in 3 women will suffer from some form of cancer. Clinical research has become essential to extend the life expectancy of these patients and to slow down the mortality rate from some types of cancer, such as breast cancer.
Although they are in the minority, there are also companies involved in clinical research into rare diseases. However, in these cases, the development of new drugs can be truncated due to a lack of funding. As they are considered rare diseases, they are not suffered by the entire population, but by a minority, so these clinical trials tend to develop much more slowly.
Clinical trials of medicines
Before a medicine can be sold in pharmacies, it must first be tested and its safety for human consumption must be proven. That’s why clinical trials are also essential in the field of pharmaceuticals. Today we would not be able to take paracetamol for our headache if it were not for clinical trials.
Is medical translation necessary in clinical trials?
In clinical research, it is not only the research that matters since we also need to be able to communicate the progress made in that research to other laboratories. It is important to remember that in most cases, trials are conducted in different parts of the world in order to obtain the best results. This is the case, for example, with trials relating to cancer or Covid-19.
That’s why medical translation is necessary, so that both researchers in Germany and those in the United States are aware of the procedures that have been developed and can establish the best roadmap to follow.