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What is a clinical trial?

Although there are many definitions of clinical trials, they are generally considered to be biomedical or health-related research studies in human beings that follow a pre-defined protocol. We have both interventional & observational types of studies. Interventional studies are those in which the research subjects are assigned by the investigator to a treatment or other intervention, and their outcomes are measured. Observational studies are those in which individuals are observed and their outcomes are measured by the investigators.

Current & upcoming clinical trials - Updated 5/3/2015
April 2015 - April 2019
The purpose of this study is studying induction nimotuzumab plus gemcitabine and carboplatin followed by surgery to see how well it works in treating patients with unresectable stage III squamous cell lung carcinoma.
Sponsor: Sun Yat-sen University
Study type: Interventional
April 2015 - June 2017
This is a multi-institutional, single arm, open-label, phase II study, including a safety run-in cohort. No randomization or blinding involved.
Sponsor: Hoosier Cancer Research Network
Study type: Interventional
April 2015 - February 2017
Glucomannan (GNN), a water-soluble dietary fiber derived from the plant Amorphophallus konjac, is marketed for weight reduction. The exact mechanisms by which GNN might exert its actions are unclear. Nonetheless, it has been shown that GNN slows gastric emptying by forming a viscous gel of large volume, which increases the feeling of satiety. Current evidence on the effectiveness of GNN for weight reduction is sparse, and well-designed trials performed in children are needed to assess the efficacy of this modality. We aim to systematically evaluate the efficacy of GNN consumption for the management of overweight and obesity in children.
Sponsor: Medical University of Warsaw
Study type: Interventional
April 2015 -
Our preclinical studies suggest the capacity of the positron emission tomography imaging agent 18F-fluorobenzyl triphenyl phosphonium (FBnTP) to detects early-stage small breast tumors (e.g., DCIS), and differentiates benign from malignant masses with better accuracy than that obtained by existing breast imaging tools.
Sponsor: Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center
Study type: Interventional
April 2015 - July 2016
Background: The level physical exercise is strongly associated with colorectal cancer risk in the general population, and recent data shows that physical activity after a colorectal cancer diagnosis is inversely associated with mortality risk, indication the physical exercise can protect against disease progression. However, few studies have successfully performed exercise interventions in patients with colorectal cancer, and the potential mechanisms responsible for the tumor suppressing effects of exercise remain poorly explored. Purpose: To investigate interval-walking, delivered by the InterWalk smart phone application as exercise-modality in patients with colorectal cancer. Specifically it is the aim to explore if InterWalk is safe and feasible as well as effective to improve cardio-metabolic health profile. Subjects: Colorectal cancer patients, stage I-III, who are at least one month post-surgery and have concluded any adjuvant chemotherapy treatment, are eligible for inclusion. Exclusion criteria are: age <18; any major surgical procedure planned within 6 months after inclusion; pregnancy; ongoing treatment for any known malignancy; performance status > 1; unable to read and understand Danish Methods: 40 colorectal cancer patients are included and randomized to I) InterWalk or II) waiting list control for 24 weeks. Patients are evaluated at baseline, week 12 and week 24 by assessment measures to determine cardio-metabolic health profile and other relevant study outcomes, including: cardiopulmonary exercise test (VO2peak); anthropometrics; blood pressure; resting heart rate; body composition; health related quality of life questionnaires; plasma concentration levels of cholesterol, triglycerides, insulin, glucose and inflammatory cytokines; insulin sensitivity; and cognitive function.
Sponsor: Rigshospitalet, Denmark
Study type: Interventional
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