Clinical trials and volunteer studies are a vital and critical component of disease research. Through these trials Fred Hutch researchers make new discoveries that lead to new ways to prevent, detect, diagnose or treat many diseases. Many of today's most effective treatments are based on the results of past trials and studies.
Fred Hutch patients can gain access to promising new treatments through these clinical trials. Every advance in cancer treatment has resulted from clinical trials.
Our researchers are conducting a number of therapeutic and non-therapuetic COVID-19 studies including treatment trials, observational studies and vaccine trials.
Each year, hundreds of trials are conducted by scientists at Fred Hutch, the University of Washington, and Seattle Children’s for a number of diseases. Patients enrolled on a clinical trial could benefit from the latest treatments available.
Volunteer participation in clinical trials and observational studies is vital to disease research. No matter how promising a new drug, vaccine or procedure looks when tested in the laboratory or on animals, it cannot be approved for general use in humans until it has been carefully evaluated through several phases of clinical study that include volunteer participants. Observational studies are also crucial to determining cause and effect in human health, including how behavior, lifestyle, genetic factors and other traits may help prevent disease or contribute to disease risk. Some of our studies seek healthy participants for prevention research that may involve dietary changes, vitamin supplementation, increased physical activity or adoption of other health-promoting behaviors.
The Acute Effects of Exercise on Breast Cancer Biomarkers (ACE Study) will test the effect of one 45-minute bout of moderate intensity exercise on cancer risk factors in healthy women.
Fred Hutch is recruiting patient with leukemia or related blood disorders who have relapsed after blood or marrow transplant to a phase 1 treatment study. Eligible participants may be offered a new type of cell therapy.
The Flu Study research team, in partnership with Fred Hutch, is looking for participants for a research study about immunity to respiratory illnesses like COVID-19 and influenza.
We are conducting a dietary intervention study which looks at the effects of a healthy diet on pain levels in people with endometriosis. We are looking for participants who may be assigned to either an intervention arm (healthy diet) or control arm (regular diet) for a 12-week period.
We are enrolling HIV-negative volunteers for a number of HIV vaccine studies. The products used in our trials are not produced from live HIV or from HIV-infected human cells and cannot cause HIV infection.
Fred Hutch is recruiting individuals to participate in a study to learn about how to reduce personal exposure to air pollution, a known risk factor for lung cancer. We hope to use the information that we gather to develop larger studies to increase knowledge and awareness of the harmful health effects of air pollution.
We are working to develop vaccines and medicines to prevent and limit malaria. To do this, we need healthy volunteers to take part in our clinical research studies. Read the general criteria and use our screening tool to see if you qualify for a study.
Prostate Cancer Active Lifestyle (PALS) is enrolling volunteers with low-grade prostate cancer who have chosen active surveillance of their disease. The goal is to learn whether weight loss through diet and exercise can slow the progression of prostate cancer.
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