What is Celiac Disease?

Celiac disease is a hereditary disease in which the small intestine becomes damaged when a person ingests gluten. Gluten is a protein found in wheat, rye, and barley and when an affected person consumes any food or drink containing gluten, their immune system reacts by attacking the small intestine. Over time, the lining of the small intestine becomes increasingly damaged, reducing that person’s ability to absorb nutrients into the body, and can lead to serious health complications. There is currently no cure for Celiac disease, but the symptoms and complications of Celiac disease can be very effectively managed.

Celiac Disease Clinical Trials

We have many different research studies of Celiac disease of patients with known diagnoses of Celiac disease who have not found their current treatment to be effective, or are willing to contribute to research. Patients who qualify for our Celiac disease clinical trials may receive compensation for their time, see a board-certified physician at no cost to them, and have access to possible investigational medications.

What is the purpose of a clinical trial?

The purpose of conducting clinical trials for Celiac disease is to determine the most effective and safe treatment options, and how those might apply differently to different individuals. Clinical trials are the  method of translating research into new medicines and treatments that can provide new and improved patient outcomes. The lengthiest step in conducting clinical trials is often finding participants for the trials. The outcomes of clinical trials are one of the vital considerations of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s drug approval process. Without FDA approval, there could be no advances in patient therapeutics.

How Do I Get Involved?

If you have Celiac disease and want to get involved in a clinical trial for Celiac disease, you should fill out the form at the top of this page, and you may be matched to a clinical trial that is right for you.