All in for Better Health

“You’re letting them do what?” – participating in a clinical trial

Authored by: Nina Martinez on July 22, 2015

When I was in college at Georgetown University, I began the empowering work of volunteering for medical studies. I was 19 years old and already a lifelong survivor of HIV. I did not have a need for clinical trials and having beaten the odds in many ways by my college years, I wanted a way for medicine to find out why.

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Clinical Trials and the Healthy Participant

Authored by: I'm In on July 13, 2015

It’s a common myth – a clinical trial is only for you if you are sick and have no other option. While some clinical trials are meant for those who have exhausted all treatments, others test ways to prevent recurrence or prevent the illness in the first place. The latter often requires healthy participants.

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Celebrating Life after Diagnosis

Authored by: I'm In on June 08, 2015

Each year on the first Sunday of June, National Cancer Survivors Day is celebrated across the globe to honor cancer survivors. Thanks to advances in diagnosis and treatment, there are an estimated 14.5 million Americans with a history of cancer who are still thriving.

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New I’m In Website Launches

Authored by: I'm In on May 29, 2015

If this is your first time to www.JoinImIn.org in a while, you may have noticed some changes to the website.

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Understanding the Clinical Trial Process

Authored by: I'm In on May 28, 2015

Clinical trials are used to evaluate the safety and effectiveness of medications by monitoring their effects in individuals who volunteer to participate.

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Diversity Matters: The Need for Underrepresented Populations in Clinical Trials

Authored by: I'm In on May 19, 2015

Developing new medicines is a lengthy and complex process, relying heavily on volunteer participation to evaluate potential therapies for safety and effectiveness in clinical trials. Without the individuals who volunteer to participate in clinical trials, the development of new medicines would not be possible.

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How to Discuss Clinical Trial Participation with an Asian American Patient

Authored by: Ho Luong Tran, MD, MPH on May 08, 2015

Asian Americans are the fastest growing minority population in the U.S.; are at a higher risk for developing certain types of cancer, hepatitis B, Type 2 diabetes and other conditions; and are severely underrepresented in clinical trials.

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National Minority Health Month: Celebrating 30 Years of Eliminating Health Disparities

Authored by: I'm In on April 08, 2015

April is National Minority Health Month, an annual health observance led by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office of Minority Health, with the goal of raising public awareness about health disparities that impact racial and ethnic minorities.

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Honoring Heroes of Research Advocacy

Authored by: I'm In on April 08, 2015

At Research!America, a nonprofit advocacy alliance and I’m In champion, we advocate for robust federal funding and policies to advance medical, health and scientific research. On March 11, we honored exemplary leaders in medical and health research advocacy at our 19th annual Advocacy Awards dinner.

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Celebrating One Year

Authored by: I'm In on April 08, 2015

In March 2014, the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA) and National Minority Quality Forum (NMQF) launched the I’m In campaign to raise awareness about the need for greater diversity in clinical trials and to educate individuals about the benefits of clinical trial participation.

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