California Dermatology and Clinical Research Center in San Diego offers Dermatology Clinical Research studies for those suffering from skin issues. We have a friendly and helpful staff along with cutting edge equipment to provide the latest and greatest treatments for a variety of dermatological ailments. Below you can find a list of all current studies running at CDCRI in San Diego. If you are interested in joining a dermatology clinical research study, contact us today!
Clinical Research Study for Common Warts
This is a study for people who have at least one common wart on their body. The study length is about 5 months and requires 13 visits to our office in Encinitas. The medication in this study is a topical solution of 45% hydrogen peroxide, applied twice weekly for up to 8 weeks. During the treatment phase of the study, visits are weekly. After treatment is concluded, the follow-up visits are approximately monthly. There is a placebo in this study, and the chance of receiving the actual study medication is 50-50. Compensation for time and travel expenses is provided at $800.00.
CLINICAL RESEARCH STUDY FOR CHRONIC PLAQUE PSORIASIS
This study is for people who have had moderate to severe chronic plaque psoriasis for at least 6 months. The study drug is an oral medication, which targets a specific part of the immune system that is overactive in people with psoriasis. Seven out of eight subjects in the trial will receive the actual study medication. There are approximately 11 visits required over the course of 26 weeks. To qualify, you must be between the ages of 18-75, and have at least 10% of your body surface area involved with psoriasis. For reference, one percent is equal to the size of the palm of your hand. Compensation for time and travel expenses is provided at $50.00 per visit, paid approximately quarterly.
CLINICAL RESEARCH STUDY FOR PLAQUE PSORIASIS USING LIGHT TREATMENT
This is a study for patients who have a few stubborn psoriasis plaques. The treatment uses light treatments (that you do at home) and patches attached to the psoriasis areas. No systemic medications are used. There are 5 treatment visits over about 6 weeks then several follow up visits in the months afterward. Compensation for your time and travel costs are provided at $50 per visit.
CLINICAL RESEARCH STUDY ATOPIC DERMATITIS / ECZEMA
This study is for people who have had moderate to severe atopic dermatitis, or eczema, for at least one year, have had little response to topical treatments, and have at least 10% of their body surface area involved with eczema. The study medication is administered as an injection every two weeks for one year. There is a placebo in the study – a 25% chance for the first 16 weeks - and then all subjects are placed on the real study medication for the remaining 36 weeks. Compensation will be provided for time and travel expenses.
Clinical Research Study for Alopecia Areata Treatment
This is a study for patients who have had alopecia areata for at least 6 months. The study is comparing two strengths of a topical solution which slows down the specific part of the immune system that may be overactive in the scalp of patients with alopecia areata. The study is about 4 months long and if selected, you would be randomly assigned the lower strength solution, the higher strength solution or a placebo solution to apply to the scalp twice a day. There are 8 visits to the clinic over the course of 4 months. In order to qualify, you must at least 1/3rd of your scalp affected by alopecia areata. Compensation for time and travel is provided at $75 per visit.
Contact CDCRI for more information on Clinical Research Studies
Are you interested in getting cutting edge treatment for skin issues and rashes? California Dermatology and Clinical Research Institute in San Diego offers treatment for a variety of ailments. If you are interested in participating in a dermatology research trial, please fill out the form below, or contact us today!