What is Ulcerative Colitis?

Ulcerative colitis is a type of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) in which the colon becomes inflamed, causing abdominal pain, fatigue, and other negative digestive symptoms. Complications of ulcerative colitis can be severe and even life-threatening. Ulcerative colitis is often linked to an immune response that incorrectly attacks the lining of the colon and causes inflammation. This could result in ulcers, abdominal discomfort, changes in bowel movements, among other symptoms.

Ulcerative Colitis Clinical Trials

We have many different research studies of Ulcerative Colitis for patients with known diagnoses of Ulcerative Colitis who have not found their current treatment to be effective, or are willing to contribute to research. Patients who qualify for our Ulcerative Colitis 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 ulcerative colitis 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 ulcerative colitis and want to get involved in a clinical trial for ulcerative colitis, 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.