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 clinical trials found on this site.
The primary aim is to perform the largest study worldwide to evaluate novel biochemical and electrocardiographic signatures alone as well as in combination with the standard 12-lead exercise ECG in the detection of exercise-induced myocardial ischemia (diagnostic endpoint). The secondary aim is to evaluate these innovative tools in the risk prediction for the occurrence of cardiovascular death and acute myocardial infarction during long-term follow-up.
Background: - Radiation is a common treatment for prostate cancer. It helps damage tumor cells and causes them to die. Radiation can be effective, but some tumors may be harder to treat with radiation or even with surgery. This happens to a small number of men who have either radiation or surgery for prostate cancer. Most men who have these hard-to-treat tumors do not know if the tumor has recurred only in the prostate or has spread to another area. Also, men whose prostate cancer has recurred only after radiation may have different treatment options. This study will use improved imaging studies to better understand why some men do not respond as well to initial radiation treatments. Objectives: - To use detailed imaging studies to look at the results of local radiation therapy for prostate cancer. Eligibility: - Men at least 18 years of age who are scheduled to have radiation for prostate cancer. - Men at least 18 years of age whose prostate cancer has returned after earlier treatments. Design: - All participants will have a medical history and physical exam. Blood and urine samples will be collected. Imaging studies will be used to evaluate the cancer at the start of the study. - All participants will have an initial full magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scan of the prostate. Tumor and healthy tissue samples will be collected. - Those whose cancer has recurred after treatment will discuss possible treatment options with the study doctors. - Participants who are scheduled to have radiation will have radiation therapy. This will be given according to the current standard of treatment. - After radiation, participants will have regular follow-up tests and imaging studies. They will have another full MRI scan 6 months after the end of radiation treatment.
This study will determine if MRI imaging can be used to estimate the amount of iron in areas of the brain affected by a stroke. This may help future patients if the scan can be used to predict the amount of brain damage and therefore the effects on the patient. New research treatments are being used to reduce the amount of iron build-up in the brain. The effects of that treatment may also be estimated using new MRI techniques.