How can I learn more about my condition?

At Incyte, we are researching many conditions in our clinical studies. However, the information on this website is not a substitute for a visit or consultation with a healthcare provider. If you decide to participate in a clinical study, you may learn additional information about your condition, but it is important to remember that a healthcare provider is the single best source of medical advice regarding your health. Please consult a healthcare provider if you have any questions about your condition.


What is an observational study?

An observational study collects information about you and your medical care. The focus of this type of study is on usual (routine) medical care. This is the care or treatment routinely given by a doctor for a certain condition or illness.


What is the difference between a clinical trial and an observational study?

A clinical trial is one of two main types of clinical studies. A clinical trial uses people to test out an intervention, which could be a drug, device, activity, or procedure.

Clinical trials are an important part of clinical research that help investigators look at new ways to prevent, detect, or treat disease. Clinical trials are carefully planned research studies that allow scientists to research and evaluate medicines and their effects on healthy people or those who are dealing with a particular condition. The people who participate in clinical trials are dedicated volunteers (also called study participants). Clinical trials take place in phases. Each one serves a different purpose and helps researchers answer very specific questions. The amount of time and the number of people involved changes in each phase to ensure that the medicine in development is safe and effective and that the research can continue. Regulatory authorities must approve each phase before the next one can begin.

An observational study is where researchers observe participants on their current (or “usual”) treatment plan and the outcomes are tracked over time. Observational studies help investigators observe and evaluate a specific question or health outcome in human participants. Participants may receive medical products such as drugs, devices, or procedures as part of their routine medical care. However, the participants are not assigned to specific interventions by the investigator (as in a clinical trial).


What will help me prepare for a clinical study?

In order to be prepared for a clinical study, it’s important to do your own research first. Know your rights, and be sure to talk to your Healthcare Professional so that you may learn all you can about the benefits and risks of the study, as well as what will be expected of you. Empowering yourself with knowledge can help you make an informed decision about whether or not a specific study is right for you.

This website provides you with an overview of the clinical trials process and allows you to search for Incyte clinical studies currently in progress.


Is my personal information protected if I decide to participate in a clinical study?

Our priority at Incyte is to protect patient privacy and confidentiality. In fact, every clinical study in the United States must be approved and monitored by an Institutional Review Board (IRB). If you participate in a clinical study, your privacy and personal information are protected. Your name and personal health information will not appear or be disclosed during a study. All of your personal details will be linked to numbers so that you remain anonymous throughout the study and even after the study is complete, when results are published in scientific journals.


How do I find a study specific to my condition?

You can enter your condition and search our clinical trials from this website or search all of our trials to find one that may be right for you. All Incyte Clinical Trials are registered on, a service of the US National Institutes of Health. You can find other trials by searching


Will I get the results of the clinical trial I’ve participated in?

When a clinical trial has been completed, you may or may not be given the results. Before any results can be shared, the research team must carefully examine all of the information collected throughout the trial before making any decisions about what those results mean and whether or not they have medical relevance. Results from clinical trials are often published in peer-reviewed scientific journals.

Ask your study team and the trial investigators about the results and when to expect them. They maintain access to all of the study records and results. Typically results cannot be shared until the clinical trial has been completed, and in some cases, certain results might not be shared.


What if I am interested in an investigational medicine?

There are situations when people may seek access to investigational medicines before they are reviewed and approved by a regulatory authority, such as the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA). At Incyte, we sponsor clinical studies and, in some cases, offer expanded access to our investigational medicines.




Healthcare Professional Discussion Guide

Here are some questions about clinical studies that may be helpful for you to discuss with your healthcare professional. You can download, print, and bring this list with you to your next appointment.

  1. What is the main purpose of the clinical study?
  2. What are the benefits and risks of participating?
  3. What will I have to do as a clinical study participant?
  4. How long is the study going to last (weeks, months, years)?
  5. How often do I need to visit the clinical site as a part of this study?
  6. Will there be assistance or reimbursement with travel costs or child care?
  7. Will I be able to see my own doctor or only a doctor who is a part of the clinical study team?
  8. Will I receive any follow-up care after the study is finished?
  9. Do you have information about the medicine/treatment being studied in the clinical study?
  10. Does the clinical study involve a placebo or a medicine/treatment that is already on the market?
  11. What is a placebo?
  12. If the medication in the study works for me, can I keep using it after the study is finished?
  13. What will happen to my medical care if I stop participating in the clinical study?
  14. Will results about the medicine/treatment be available after the clinical study?
  15. Has this drug been tested before?
  16. Are there any costs involved that I will incur for my participation in the clinical study?
  17. What are the credentials and research experience of the clinical study team/staff?

Learn more about the possible benefits and risks of participating in a clinical study.