Which diseases are clinical researchers working to treat?

Which diseases are clinical researchers working to treat?

January 28, 2016

Clinical trials exist to help treat and prevent illnesses and chronic medical conditions and offer researchers a deeper understanding of medication’s effect on the human body.

Different kinds of clinical trials exist

There are two basic types of clinical studies: clinical trials and observational studies. Depending on the steps deemed necessary by the Federal Drug Administration (FDA), researchers will follow one of these two paths, which dictate study protocol and policy.

Clinical trials take place all over the country

Diseases that impact millions, like diabetes and cancer, are at the forefront of medical development. Clinical studies can take place in many locations, including hospitals, universities, doctors’ offices, and community clinics.

Some of the most frequently studied diseases in clinical trials include:

  • Alzheimer’s
  • Neoplasms
  • Carcinoma
  • Diabetes
  • HIV
  • Leukemia
  • Lymphoma
  • Stroke prevention

Participate in a clinical study

At OCRC, we offer a variety of clinical trials and research studies in which you can participate in our state-of-the-art clinical research facility. Our Current Studies page lists our kidney, liver and diabetes studies, as well as our new Methadone/Suboxone study.

All participants receive treatments and medical care related to the trial. Additionally, participants may be compensated for time and travel. Health insurance is never a requirement.

If you are interested in participating, please tell us a little more about yourself in the Contact section of the home page and we will respond to you to determine your eligibility for current and future studies.

Learn more about clinical trials

The National Institutes of Health an excellent resource to learn about the basics of clinical trials. You can also visit clinicaltrials.gov for a searchable list of:

  • Available clinical trials;
  • Eligibility requirements and criteria;
  • Study duration;
  • Study guidelines and resources.

You may also visit the specific hospital or clinic website for additional study details. All participants will be informed of pertinent information prior to the study start date, but it’s always good to ask questions to ensure you’re 100% comfortable with your decision.