Participating in Clinical Trials

sq_trialsThose participating in clinical trials must meet certain criteria, and, in addition to taking the study drugs, are asked to complete questionnaires and submit blood work and other lab results for research purposes. As well as a commitment to the course of treatment, there is a time commitment to complete all of the data collection required as a participant in the clinical trial.

For those considering participating in clinical trials, talk with a health care provider you trust about your options. Try to gather as much research as you can, and talk with other people who have also participated in clinical trials.

Clinical Trials Listings

Clinical Trials Listings by Pharmaceutical Company
Each of the companies have lists of clinical studies that they are currently conducting. Many of these studies have sites in British Columbia (and Canada, more generally). Click on the name of the individual study, and go to ‘Study Locations’ in the ‘contact’ section.

CenterWatch
Lists international clinical trials. Their clinical trial database can be searched by medical condition, therapeutic area, or location.

Clinical Trial.gov 
This is a registry and results database of publicly and privately supported clinical studies of human participants conducted around the world. It is a service of the U.S. National Institutes of Health. It lists trials being planned or carried out in cities all over the world, including trials being planned in Canada.

HCV/HIV Co-Infection Clinical Trials
CATIE has a partnership with the Canadian HIV Trials Network to list up-to-date HIV clinical trials. For people who are co-infected with HCV/HIV check out trials listed here.

Merck Clinical Trials
Merck is a pharmaceutical company developing hepatitis C treatments. Their clinical trials website was created to support and inform clinical trial patients and the people in their support networks, as well as anyone interested in joining a clinical trial.

Patients at Heart
AbbVie is a pharmaceutical company developing hepatitis C treatments. Their site, Patients at Heart, was created to support and inform clinical trial patients and the people in their support networks, as well as anyone interested in joining a clinical trial in Canada.

Clinical Trial Resources

Vancouver Infectious Diseases Centre
VIDC helps coordinate clinical trials and assists people who are in different clinical trials.
Research manager: Dr. Harout Tossonian

Clinical Trials – What you Need to Know HIV net
While focused on HIV clinical trials, the general information about clinical trials is useful.

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The information on this website is meant as a resource only and is not intended to replace qualified medical attention. Please seek advise and guidance from your health practitioners when considering your hep C treatment options.