Parkinson's Clinical Trial Companion Navigating Clinical Trials | Page 3

Table of Contents 02 A Letter from The Michael J. Fox Foundation Patient Council 04 Six Facts about Clinical Research Participation 07 Chapter 1 Clinical Research Basics What clinical research is, who can par ticipate and how to get involved. 19 Chapter 2 Research Participation throughout Your Parkinson’s Journey Why research studies require individuals in their early years with Parkinson’s and later in their disease course. 29 Chapter 3 Genetics and Parkinson’s Clinical Research What to expect when participating in genetic research and what to consider before undergoing genetic testing. 40 Afterword: Where Do We Go from Here? Reflections f om a Repeat Research Volunteer 42 Appendix 44 Glossary 50 Credits 52 Index