Clinical trials are health-related studies in people that are closely supervised and carefully follow a pre-defined protocol. Each study answers scientific questions and tries to find better ways to prevent, screen for, diagnose or treat a disease. Clinical trials may be done to see how a new treatment compares with the standard treatment or to see if a new treatment is safe and effective for a certain condition or disease. Participation in this type of research involves treatment with an experimental treatment or medical device, which may or may not provide a direct benefit to the individual. A clinical trial must be conducted for all new treatments before the FDA will approve the treatment for the public. The Emory ALS Center is actively engaged in research projects involving clinical trials of new medications to slow the progression of ALS. Search for clinical trials www.clinicaltrials.gov
ALS patients have never had as many opportunities to participate in research projects as they have today.
We are actively recruiting for four studies listed below. Each project has its own inclusion an exclusion criteria. These criteria are spelled out on the specific clinicaltrials.gov websites (linked below).