Clinical Trials for Primary Sclerosing Cholangitis
The NIDDK conducts and supports clinical trials in many diseases and conditions, including liver diseases. The trials look to find new ways to prevent, detect, or treat disease and improve quality of life.
What are clinical trials for PSC?
Clinical trials—and other types of clinical studies—are part of medical research and involve people like you. When you volunteer to take part in a clinical study, you help doctors and researchers learn more about disease and improve health care for people in the future.
Researchers are conducting clinical studies to better understand liver diseases, such as primary sclerosing cholangitis (PSC). For example, researchers are studying
- the causes of PSC and how it develops
- medicines to treat PSC
- whether diet may affect PSC
Watch a video of NIDDK Director Dr. Griffin P. Rodgers explaining the importance of participating in clinical trials.
What clinical studies for PSC are looking for participants?
You can view a filtered list of clinical studies on PSC that are federally funded, open, and recruiting at www.ClinicalTrials.gov. You can expand or narrow the list to include clinical studies from industry, universities, and individuals; however, the NIH does not review these studies and cannot ensure they are safe. Always talk with your health care provider before you participate in a clinical study.
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