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One of the advantages of receiving care at a Cystic Fibrosis Foundation-accredited care center is that the doctors are aware of the latest treatments available and are involved in research to improve CF care.
The Cystic Fibrosis Center at Lurie Children's participates in clinical research efforts to broaden the understanding of cystic fibrosis and help develop new therapies. Discovering and developing new and more effective treatments is critical in improving the health and life of individuals with cystic fibrosis.
Clinical research is essential to get new drugs through the development and approval process. Carefully conducted clinical trials are the safest and fastest means to find treatments that work and improve the health of those with cystic fibrosis. Interventional trials done under controlled conditions determine whether experimental treatments or new ways of using known therapies are safe and effective. Observational studies address health issues in large groups of people or populations in natural settings. We conduct both types of trials at our center see current studies approved and underway.