GAC Center for Clinical Research Excellence
Our Center for Clinical Research was established in 1993 to assist our physicians in their quest for new treatment options. By applying their clinical experience and knowledge to academic research in digestive disease all our patients have benefited by new therapies not yet offered to the public. The center is staffed by experienced certified principal research investigators (physicians), sub-investigators and clinical research coordinators. We have extensive experience in both national and international research trials. Since the inception of the center we have worked with the following sponsors (pharmaceutical companies)/CRO’s (Contract Research Organizations)
Open Clinical Research Trials
We are actively enrolling patients in the following studies.
|Eosinophilic Esophagitis||Symptoms often include heartburn and more commonly difficulty in swallowing, or the feeling that food is getting caught or stuck in the esophagus. More Info|
|Crohn’s Disease||Is a disorder that causes inflammation of the gastrointestinal (GI) tract. Crohn’s disease can affect any area of the GI tract, from the mouth to the anus, but it most commonly affects the lower part of the small intestine, called the ileum. Symptoms are diarrhea, mucous and abdominal pain.|
|Ulcerative Colitis||Causes inflammation and sores, called ulcers, in the lining of the rectum and colon. It occurs in continuous stretches of the colon, unlike Crohn’s disease, which occurs in patches anywhere in the digestive tract. Symptoms include bloody diarrhea and abdominal pain.|
|Irritable Bowel Syndrome with Pain||Patient with Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) often have crampy abdominal pain associated with diarrhea. There are many variants of IBS. More Info|
|Colon Cancer Screening||We have two (2) different studies looking at blood and stool samples to diagnose Colon Cancer. There is another study that just looks at blood samples. More Info|
If you have additional interest in a Research Study or would like to learn more about Clinical Research, call us (216) 372-2648
What is a Clinical Trial?
Clinical trials are research studies that evaluate the effectiveness of new medications or procedures to improve existing treatment methods and develop new ones. Over the years we have participated in clinical trials for colon cancer prevention, inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), constipation, and gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) to name a few.
Is a Clinical Trial Right for You?
Participating in a clinical trial is an incredibly significant, personal choice. We provide information on our research studies so that you can stay abreast of the latest research and, if you choose, discuss with your doctor the possibility of participating in a clinical trial.
The research facilities were designed to ensure the timely and accurate collection of research data. We have an extensive patient database to mine for future clinical trials. Our facility includes an area to draw blood, locked -80°C freezer, locked pharmaceutical grade refrigerators and separate locked medication area, EKG, IV infusion area with monitored IV pumps, an independent endoscopy suite and dedicated secure phone/fax lines to ensure patient privacy.
We have actively worked with the following Sponsors or Contract Research Organizations
For more information, please contact our research coordinator by calling (216) 372-2648 or sending an email to email@example.com.