26 May Sign Up for a Clinical Trial
Learn more about trials, current availability, and see if you qualify at the Spectrum Dermatology clinical trials page. We are committed to helping optimize patient care and advance medical science by hosting a number of clinical trials in need of patients like you. Our clinic is proud to be a top practice with a leading research division in the Scottsdale and Phoenix area for the past 15 years. Clinical trials lead the way to the development of treatments for a wide range of dermatological issues, diseases, and disorders. We partner with research teams at industry-leading biotech and pharmaceutical companies to bring these trials to the local area.
By working together, we can take the next steps in treating the most challenging of dermatological concerns. When you participate, you’re not only helping yourself—you’re helping others. Our clinical volunteers play a key role in taking these clinical trials to the next stage. Currently, we have openings for clinical trials for atopic dermatitis/eczema, hives/urticaria, plaque psoriasis, prurigo nodularis, and warts/verruca vulgaris.
Why Choose Our Clinic For A Clinical Trial
Our research division includes clinical trial protocols created to achieve total accuracy. Every member of the clinical trial team is exceptionally trained and always puts patient safety first. The board-certified physicians on-site supervise every trial so you can trust that the best medical expertise is guiding your experience. You’ll get the best medical care throughout every phrase of the trial alongside compassion and transparency. Clinical trials are the first place where patients get to experience the latest, cutting-edge treatments for dermatological issues that have plagued them for years.
There are many benefits to being part of a clinical trial, and the risks are always kept to a minimum. Still, some people wonder why they should join a trial when there’s no guarantee that it will “work.” One of the biggest benefits is that you’ll be among the first to try a new treatment before it’s available to the general public. At the same time, you’re taking control of your health care. You have the support of researchers providing premium medical care with routine check-ups throughout the trial. Of course, another benefit is that you’re helping others who struggle with the same issue to get better treatment in the future.
What You Need to Know About Clinical Trials
Being part of a clinical trial doesn’t guarantee that the treatment will be effective or that you’ll even necessarily receive the treatment. Many trials require a “control group,” or a group of people who are given placebos instead of the actual treatment. This is just as important to moving a clinical trial forward as the group that is given the real treatment. It’s also important to keep in mind that appointments related to clinical trials may be longer than usual appointments—that’s why many clinical trials pay volunteers for their time.
Safety with Clinical Trials
There are several laws passed by Congress to ensure the safety of volunteers in a clinical trial. Every clinical investigator in the US is required to keep volunteers safe through regular monitoring. All researchers must follow stringent rules for safety, and these rules are enforced by the federal government. Clinical trials are built on protocols that describe exactly what researchers will be doing, and the principal investigator (PI) is in charge of making sure these protocols are followed.
Clinical trials must also be approved by an Institutional Review Board (IRB), which consists of scientists, doctors, and people just like you. This is all part of identifying any unnoticed risks before the trial involves volunteers. Many clinical trials are further supervised by a Data and Safety Monitoring Committee comprised of experts in specific conditions related to the study. These experts will stop the trial if there’s any risk of harm or if the treatment simply doesn’t show signs of working.
Finally, there’s an informed consent process that helps protect volunteers. During this time, you’re told exactly what will happen throughout the study and you’ll have plenty of opportunities to ask questions and get clarification. Consent forms must be signed before joining a clinical trial, but they are not contracts. Volunteers can stop or leave the study at any time without penalty (however, if payments are involved, you will likely not receive any additional, future payments should you stop the study early).