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(Enrollment Open)
  • Gastroparesis (Enrollment Open from Jun – Dec 2018)
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux (GERD) (Enrollment Open Aug -Dec 2018)
  • Ulcerative Colitis (Enrollment Open)
  • C-Diff (Enrollment Open) Click HERE to see more info!
  • Newly-diagnosed Colon Cancer (Currently Closed for Enrollment)
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome – With Constipation or Diarrhea (Currently Closed for Enrollment)
  • Hepatitis C (Currently Closed for Enrollment)
  • Constipation (Currently Closed for Enrollment)
  • Diarrhea (Currently Closed for Enrollment)
  • Non-viral Liver Diseases (Currently Closed for Enrollment)
  • Diverticulosis (Currently Closed for Enrollment)
  • Digestive Ulcers (Currently Closed for Enrollment)

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