A Clinical Trial for Huntington’s Opens the Door to Hope for Some Patients. Only So Many Can Get In

December 4, 2019

(STAT News) – There are reasons for such strict criteria, as there are with all clinical trials, which are meant to test whether the therapy in question is even effective. These are research studies that can only include so many people, after all, so investigators are looking for patients who are most likely to reveal any potential benefits of experimental treatments. But to patients with diseases like Huntington’s, trials look like the best — and really, the only — option. They know trials have to have limits; that doesn’t make it easier when they’re told there’s no spot for them.