Clinical trials, brain

Also known as: Providence Brain and Spine Institute clinical trials, Brain clinical trials

Providence Brain and Spine Institute is a comprehensive, integrated program treating all conditions of the brain and spine. The providers at Providence Brain and Spine Institute are dedicated to finding advanced treatments for neurological conditions. This is done through involvement in progressive clinical trials, both sponsored and investigator initiated. Clinical trials are research studies that test whether new medical treatments, strategies or devices are safe and effective.

Our research coordinators work directly with neurologists to identify clinical trials appropriate for patients’ specific type and stage of disease. Patients who choose to take part in clinical trials have access to medications and devices that may improve their health status and quality of life. They also help others by improving and advancing medical care.

The clinical research department within Providence Brain and Spine Institute is composed of highly educated individuals with vast research experience. Commitment to their field is evident in the number of trials conducted each year, as well as in the positive feedback from trial participants. All eligible coordinators have the opportunity to sit for the SOCRA (Society of Clinical Research Associates) or ACRP (Association of Clinical Research Professionals) certification exam. These internationally recognized professional certifications ensure that our research coordinators have the knowledge and skills to perform responsible, ethical clinical research.

Providence Brain and Spine Institute is currently enrolling trials in the following indication areas: Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), Multiple Sclerosis (MS), Stoke/Neurosurgery and Brain Tumor. Click on the link below to see a prepopulated list of all currently enrolling trials at the Providence Brain and Spine Institute. Once redirected, you may refine or restart your search by using the drop down menus on the right-hand side or top of the page.

Current list of enrolling clinical trials

Recommended Resource is a registry of federally and privately supported clinical trials conducted in the United States and around the world. gives you information about a trial's purpose, who may participate, locations, and phone numbers for more details. This information should be used in conjunction with advice from health care professionals. Frequently Asked Questions

Choosing to participate in a clinical trial is an important personal decision. The following frequently asked questions provide detailed information about clinical trials. In addition, it is often helpful to talk to a physician, family members, or friends about deciding to join a trial. After identifying some trial options, the next step is to contact the study research staff and ask questions about specific trials.

National Institutes of Health Office of Rare Diseases Research: Research and clinical trials

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