What is a Clinical Trial?

 

A clinical trial is a research study in which people help doctors and scientists learn more about a new treatment, such as a new drug, new medical device, or new way to use an existing treatment.

Clinical trials are one way to find new treatments that work better than existing treatments. When a new treatment is being studied in a clinical trial, it is not yet known whether it is better than the existing treatment.

Clinical trials are important because they provide information about whether new treatments are safe and effective.

They are also the only way to find out whether a new treatment is better than the standard treatment already in use.

 

How Can I Find a Clinical Trial

If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with a medical condition, you may be wondering if there are any clinical trials you could participate in.

A clinical trial is a research study that tests a new medical treatment, drug, or device. Clinical trials are an important step in developing new treatments, and they offer patients the opportunity to try out new treatments that are not yet available to the general public.

There are a few ways to find out if there are any clinical trials that you or your loved one may be eligible for.

You can talk to your doctor or healthcare provider, search online databases, or contact a clinical research organization.

Your doctor or healthcare provider may be aware of clinical trials that are taking place, or they may be able to help you find a clinical trial that is right for you.

Another way to find clinical trials is to contact a clinical research organization. Clinical research organizations are companies that help to connect patients with clinical trials.

They may be able to help you find a clinical trial that is right for you or your loved one.

If you are interested in participating in a clinical trial, it is important to talk to your doctor or healthcare provider to see if it is right for you.

Clinical trials come with risks and benefits, and it is important to make sure that you are aware of both before you make a decision.

 

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Benefits of Taking Part in a Clinical Trial

Clinical trials offer an opportunity to receive new and innovative treatments for a variety of conditions.

They also provide access to care from leading healthcare providers. In addition, clinical trials offer the chance to contribute to medical research and help others who may be diagnosed with the same condition in the future.

Participation in a clinical trial can be a rewarding experience and may improve your health and the health of others.

Clinical trials offer participants the opportunity to receive cutting-edge treatments for a wide variety of conditions.

In many cases, these treatments are not yet available to the general public. By taking part in a clinical trial, you can receive state-of-the-art care while helping to advance medical knowledge.

In addition to receiving potentially life-changing treatment, clinical trial participants also play a vital role in advancing medical science.

Without volunteers, clinical trials could not take place. By taking part in a trial, you are helping to pave the way for new and better treatments for yourself and for future generations.

Of course, clinical trials are not without risk. There is always the chance that a new treatment will not be effective or that it will cause side effects.

However, participants are closely monitored throughout the trial, and you will always have the option to discontinue the trial if you are not comfortable with the risks.

Overall, clinical trials offer a unique opportunity to receive cutting-edge treatment while also playing a role in advancing medical science. If you are considering taking part in a clinical trial, be sure to speak with your doctor to learn more about the risks and benefits.

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How Can I Register to A Clinical Trial?

 

To register for a clinical trial, you will need to contact the trial coordinator at the hospital or research facility where the trial is taking place.

The coordinator will provide you with information about the trial, including eligibility requirements and the consent process. If you meet the eligibility requirements and agree to participate, you will be asked to sign a consent form.

Once you have signed the consent form, you will be evaluated for the trial.

 

What Are the Different Study Phases in A Clinical Trial?

There are four phases in a clinical trial: Phase I, II, III, and IV.

Phase I:
During this phase, researchers test a new drug or treatment in a small group of healthy people for the first time. The purpose of this phase is to evaluate the safety of the new drug or treatment.

Phase II:
This phase involves a small group of people with the target disease and is designed to assess the effectiveness of the new drug or treatment and assess for safety.

Phase III:
This is the final phase of testing before registration and involves a large group of people with the target disease. The purpose of this phase is to confirm the effectiveness of the new drug or treatment, to find the correct dose, and to assess any side effects.

Phase IV:
This phase of a clinical trial is also known as post-marketing surveillance. During this phase, researchers monitor the safety of the new drug or treatment after it has been approved and made available to the general public. A phase IV trial can also assess the effectiveness of the trial drug against other diseases or indications.

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About Spoke Research

Spoke Research Inc is a clinical research company dedicated to the clinical research of Diseases of the Immune System. 

Spoke Research was created in 2017 after we were approached to partake in clinical research trials in Inflammatory Bowel Disease. Since this offered our patients access to novel treatments, we decided to embark on this journey with our patients and Sponsors.

Currently, we are specializing in Inflammatory Bowel Diseases trials, namely Ulcerative Colitis and Crohn’s Disease.

Our aim is to facilitate future scientific advancement and medical knowledge of these illnesses. 

We recruit patient volunteers on behalf of and conduct clinical trials for, the pharmaceutical industry.

Our clinical trials have full South African Health Products Regulatory Authority (SAHPRA) approval, as well as full Ethics approval.

Our staff are fully GCP trained and accredited and include a gastroenterologist, general practitioner, nurse as well as a pharmacist.

Spoke Research Inc is situated in Milnerton, Cape Town and was established in 2017.

We are currently recruiting patient volunteers for an Ulcerative Colitis and Crohn’s trial.

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Conclusion

 

Joining a clinical trial can be a life-changing decision. It is important to do your research and understand all of the benefits and risks  involved before making a decision.

Once you have made the decision to join a clinical trial, it is important to follow all of the instructions and guidelines provided by the research team.

This will help ensure that the trial is successful and that you are getting the most out of the experience.

As with any chronic illness, you will require to stay on top of your health, with the assistance of a qualified medical practitioner to guide you, at all times.

Dr George and Dr Deetlefs are clinical investigators at Spoke Research Inc and became involved in Clinical Research in 2017, and now runs the Inflammatory Bowel Disease trials.

 

If you’d like to take part in a clinical trial, join us here:

Apply for Crohn’s Disease Trial

Apply for Ulcerative Colitis Trial

We are here to provide you with expert medical advice in the field of clinical research with years of experience.

Contact us to find out more on clinical trials and treatment.

 

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