What is Eosinophilic Esophagitis?
Eosinophilic Esophagitis (EoE) is a chronic autoimmune disease in which a type of white blood cell (called an eosinophil) builds up in your esophagus lining, leading to inflammation and injury of the tissue. This build up of white blood cells occurs in reaction to food, allergens, or acid reflux. This disease has only been identified within the past two decades, and research is ongoing to find new methods of diagnosis and treatment.
Eosinophilic Esophagitis Clinical Trials
GI Alliance has many research studies for patients with known diagnoses of Eosinophilic Esophagitis (EoE). Often, our volunteers have not found their current treatment to be effective, or are excited to contribute to research for EoE. Individuals who qualify for our EoE clinical research trials may see a board-certified physician at no cost to them, receive compensation for their time, and possibly have access to investigational medications.
What is the purpose of this clinical trial?
The purpose of conducting clinical trials for EoE is to determine the most effective and safe treatment options for every person living with EoE. Our researchers understand that EoE may present itself differently in different individuals and are ready to provide you with personalized care. Clinical trials are the method of translating research into new medicines and treatments that can provide new and improved patient outcomes, and their outcomes 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 Eosinophilic Esophagitis (EoE) and want to get involved in a clinical trial for EoE, 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.
Clinicians Practicing at Eosinophilic Esophagitis (EoE)
J. Casey Chapman, M.D.
Regional Medical Research Director