Prepared by the Coral Sea Clinical Research Institute.
At present, there is an unmet need for innovative therapeutic options for patients in regional areas. At Coral Sea Clinical Research Institute, our core mission is to enable patients living in regional Queensland to have access to clinical trial therapies.
What is a Clinical Trial?
Nearly all currently available medications started off as a clinical trial. The research and development of new medications is a long and complex process. The timeline from when a drug is initially discovered through to when it is available to be prescribed by a doctor is approximately 10 years with clinical trials alone taking 6-7 years on average1.
A clinical trial is a research study in which people volunteer to test new treatments or interventions to determine whether a treatment or intervention can prevent, detect, treat, or manage a disease or medical condition. This helps to determine if a new intervention works, if it is safe, and if it is better than the interventions that are already available2.
Why participate in a Clinical Trial?
Changes in lifestyle, the use of certain medications and sometimes surgeries can aid in treating PSC. However, sometimes despite this, symptoms can persist. When these treatment options do not work, where can you go from here?
You may decide to participate in a clinical trial to contribute valuable information to better understand and treat PSC. Clinical trials can provide access to novel therapies before they are widely available3.
Deciding whether you want to participate in a clinical trial is a big decision and one you should discuss with your doctor and family. Patient safety is the number one priority in a clinical trial. Your participation is also entirely voluntary and you can choose to withdraw at any stage.
Coral Sea Clinical Research Institute in Mackay, Queensland is currently recruiting patients for a PSC Trial. To find more visit: www.coralseaclinical.com or phone 1800 69 27 27
Coral Sea Clinical Research Institute is a clinical research facility in Northern Queensland. Specialising in Phase II and III Gastroenterology trials, Coral Sea Clinical Research Institute work alongside a team of leading, internationally recognised Gastroenterologists to deliver high quality clinical trials.
CSCRI conducts all trials in alignment with ICH Good Clinical Practice and in accordance with local, national and international guidelines and regulatory bodies (Declaration of Helsinki, TGA (Australia), FDA (USA), National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) and Medicines Australia).