Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is a common disease with a relatively high prevalence in the adult population. However, it receives less funding and research than would be expected from its occurrence. For example, 37 million people in the U.S. live with CKD compared to 17 million people living with cancer, but there are ten times more clinical trials for cancer. This disproportionate amount of funding for other diseases is a barrier to developing new treatments for patients with CKD.
The first step to addressing the CKD clinical research funding gap is raising awareness of the issues. To help highlight this funding disparity, Frenova created an infographic that can be used by anyone advocating for more CKD research support. The infographic visually represents the differences in funding, clearly showing the need for more CKD clinical research investment.