With spinal cord clinical trials already underway in the U.S. and many more to come in the next few years, there is an urgent need to build bridges among researchers and pave the way for accelerated progress. These websites provide up-to-date information on current trials, discussion-based workshops, and other initiatives that seek to define guidelines and standards.
- Search for a Clinical Trial
The Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation was one of the founding members of the International Campaign for Cures of Spinal Cord Injury Paralysis (ICCP). We, along with our ICCP colleagues, believe the ICCP Guide for Experimental Treatments for Spinal Cord Injury
is a crucial resource for people living with spinal cord injury, their families and their caregivers.
In today's wired world, there is a wealth of information available about treatments, proven and unproven, for the paralysis and other dysfunctions that result from a traumatic injury to the spinal cord and it is oftentimes challenging to separate the wheat from the chaff. The Reeve Foundation hopes that readers of these guidelines will be empowered to think critically about potential therapies for spinal cord injury and pose the important questions that should be asked.
Resource information on stem cell therapy
- ICCP Guide for Experimental Treatments for Spinal Cord Injury
- Guidelines: Clinical Translation of Stem Cells (International Society for Stem Cell Research)
- Patient Handbook on Stem Cell Therapies from the ISSCR
Report of the International Clinical Trials Workshop on Spinal Cord Injury
Click here to download the PDF or view the report in your browser.
This paper features information presented at the International Clinical Trials Workshop on Spinal Cord Injury, held in Vancouver, Canada in February 2004. Reprinted by permission from Spinal Cord, copyright 2004, Macmillan Publishers Ltd.
Report of International Clinical Trials Workshop on Spinal Cord Injury February 20-21, 2004, Vancouver, Canada, Spinal Cord 2004;42(10):591-597.
Search for federally and privately supported clinical trials.
NIH Roadmap: http://nihroadmap.nih.gov
Learn about the National Institutes of Health's "roadmap" for research in the 21st century. The site identifies major opportunities and gaps in biomedical research.
NINDS Workshop: Translating Promising Strategies for Spinal Cord Injury Therapy: http://www.ninds.nih.gov/news_and_events/proceedings/sci_translation_workshop.htm
Read about this discussion-based workshop that took place in 2003 that brought together leaders of major North American research groups that focus on SCI research.
Download the NACTN brochure (PDF).