MS clinical trials aren’t conducted solely for the benefit of current patients. Multiple sclerosis trials also offer hope to people who will be diagnosed with this illness in the future. In fact, one of the recent breakthroughs would have never happened if it weren’t for these types of studies. Fingolimod, which is an oral treatment for MS, was the first of its kind. Before this, all medication had to be injected into the patient. Oral medication is a lot easier to take than injections as many people dislike having to inject themselves daily. Also, this new drug is one of the very first ones of its kind to slow the progression of MS. This, and other breakthroughs, would never have happened without research.

Another area of research helped doctors see the usefulness of MRIs when it comes to this disease. MRI scans are not only used to diagnose the disease and see how much damage the disease has already done, but also to pinpoint whether or not a given medication is doing what it is supposed to. A doctor will use an MRI scan to identify if change happens and if the disease is unchanged the doctor can prescribe a different medication. Another important fact to remember is that the most recent research also focused on helping patients find new ways to lessen heir symptoms.


Goal behind Research Organizations


A foundation dedicated to clinical trials is usually completely non-profit and focuses on collecting funds to aid in finding a cure for MS. Many such MS research centers can be found online. Anyone can easily donate time or money to this cause. The true goal of most foundations is to simply raise as much money as possible in order to fund research on a cure. Generally, a 100 percent of all donated funds go towards research. In most cases the workers at the foundation volunteer their time, in order for the donations to be put completely towards MS research. Many of these foundations are set up for a person who had Multiple Sclerosis and lost their life to it. There are some such centers created by the loved ones of a person currently living with MS in hopes a cure will be found soon.

When it comes to events to fund MS clinical trials, it is necessary to invest some funds to get them started, but a lot of the foundation’s needs are met for free. This is solely thanks to kind hearted people who are involved in making these events happen. 90 to 95 percent of the monies that are raised through an event can go to new Multiple Sclerosis clinical trials. Any created costs are usually due to the need to pay for caterers, performers, or venues and even these are sometimes provided at a discounted rate, due to the noble cause they are being used for.