Clinical Trials

Gastrointestinal Clinical Research Studies

Northwest Gastroenterology Clinic offers a variety of clinical trials. Most commonly, a clinical trial tests investigational drugs, devices or procedures to see if they work and are safe for the condition being studied. Some clinical trials use investigational products and procedures that have not yet received approval by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), while others may have FDA-approval, but not for the use, dose or method being studied.

People participate in clinical trials for various reasons, including health, financial and personal needs. Testing in humans is permitted only if an individual volunteers for participation and understands the possible risks, side effects, and benefits of a study. Volunteers who participate in clinical trials may contribute to improving medical science, which may help others in the future. While there is no guarantee of benefit from taking part, some benefits may include:

  • Possible effective investigational treatment, relieving symptoms better than previous therapy and/or with fewer side effects.
  • Receipt of investigational study medication and other related care (usually at no charge).
  • Access to study-related treatment that is otherwise unavailable.
  • Financial compensation.
  • Knowledge that participation may help others in the future.

Clinical Research Trials Available at Northwest Gastroenterology Clinic

If you have any of the following illnesses, we may have a research study for you to consider.

  • Crohn’s Disease
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Newly-diagnosed Colon Cancer
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome – With Constipation or Diarrhea
  • Hepatitis C
  • Constipation
  • Diarrhea
  • Non-viral Liver Diseases
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux (GERD)
  • Diverticulosis
  • Digestive Ulcers
  • Gastroparesis

Contact Us Today

For information about clinical trials currently available, please contact our Research Department.

Research Staff

Melissa Keaton, CCRC

Matthew Espinoza, CCRC

Sponsors and CRO’s
Please contact Melissa Keaton, CCRC to obtain our profile and research experience at (503) 229-7181