Information for Patients

The decision to participate in a clinical trial can be an emotional one, and often brings up more questions than answers, at least initially.

As a patient, it is important for you to make an informed decision and communicate your decision with your family, friends, and those closest to you.

It is also important to know that while clinical trials may present you with the most advanced potential options for your disease or condition, they are not a guarantee of results. But each and every participant in a clinical trial broadens the pool of information available to researchers in pursuit of a therapy or cure. Your participation matters, and will have long-lasting impact.

The first step is understanding how to find clinical trials for your disease or condition. Please see the list of resources related to clinical trial patient recruitment to give you as much information as possible to make the right choice for you.


Reading about past clinical trials — how they were conducted and their results — can give you insights into the clinical trial journey. That's why AbbVie is sharing summaries of completed trials and making them available in a dedicated online library.

These completed trial results — you may also see them being called plain language summaries or lay person summaries — are brief descriptions of the clinical trial results in everyday language that is understandable to people who do not have a medical or scientific background. You can expect descriptions of what was studied and general results, and we also believe this information will show the valuable role participants play in the process.

To learn more about the results, click on the link to completed trials below.


Clinical Trial Journey - Learn More

Clinical Trial Journey - Learn More

Clinical Trial Journey - Learn More

Clinical Trial Journey - Learn More