Capital Area Parkinson's Society

Trials & Research


The Michael J. Fox Foundation funds over $60 million annually in research devoted to finding a cure for Parkinson’s Disease. The numbers involved in research and development are staggering, and complex.

This short video, presented by the Michael J. Fox Foundation, describes the process and costs of this research, and shows their approach to supporting these efforts.

Fox Trial Finder

Clinical trial recruitment is a challenge across all diseases, and Parkinson’s disease is no exception. Thirty percent of all clinical trials fail to recruit a single subject and 85 percent of trials finish late due to recruitment troubles. Despite a willingness to participate, less than 10 percent of PD patients take part in trials.

You can help.  Click here to visit the Fox Trial Finder website, which strives to connect qualified volunteers (with and without Parkinson’s) with current trials.

Leave a Reply

Skip to content