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Are there clinical trials I can qualify for?

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.

We wish to draw your attention to Section 4 of the Guide (page 13) for an accurate explanation of what a clinical trial is and information on the preclinical process leading up to a trial.

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 cell transplantation and other experimental treatments
- ICCP Guide for Experimental Treatments for Spinal Cord Injury
- ICCP Statement on Sale of Unproven Cellular Therapies (Download PDF)
- Patient Handbook on Stem Cell Therapies from the ISSCR
- Guidelines: Clinical Translation of Stem Cells (International Society for Stem Cell Research)
An NIH-hosted website for patients thinking about participating in a clinical trial.
ClinicalTrials.gov - Searchable database which provides patients, family members, and the public with information about current ongoing clinical research studies.

A Reeve Foundation Fact Sheet on Clinical Trials (PDF)

Clinical TrialsAn internet resource with current listings of all federally supported clinical trials in the U.S., sorted by disease or condition, location, treatment or sponsor. Developed by the National Library of Medicine.

ClinicalTrials.comComing Soon! An educational Web site for patients, doctors and others interested in learning more about the development of new medicines and the process for participating in clinical trials.

Center WatchClinical trials listing of industry professionals, patients and info.

The Inventory and Evaluation of Clinical Research Networks (IECRN)is funded by the NIH Roadmap for Medical Research and provides profiles of clinical research networks. The network profiles are summaries of descriptive information about the networks, such as types of studies, funding source, participating entities and special populations.

SearchClinicalTrials.orgCreated especially for patients, family members, health care professionals and members of the public, SearchClinicalTrials.org allows you to search multiple websites for clinical research in human volunteers, clinical study results and medical news. You may search for clinical trials by selecting a medical condition and geographic location.

Search the Studies: National Institutes of Health (NIH)Use this web site to search the collection of research studies being conducted at the NIH Clinical Center.

SCI-Info Pages: Spinal Cord Injury Clinical TrialsThis site is a free and informative resource for those living with a spinal cord injury or other disabling injuries or diseases of the spine. It is meant to be a "best of the web" site for SCI health and caregiver information. Visit regularly for updated resources, new features, links and more.

Paralysis Resource Center The Reeve Foundation Paralysis Resource Center Information Specialists are reachable business weekdays, Monday through Friday, toll-free at 800-539-7309 from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm ET. You may also schedule a call or send a message online.

Reeve Foundation Online Paralysis Community Connecting people living with paralysis, families, friends and caregivers so we can share support, experience, knowledge, and hope.

Quality of Life Grants DatabaseFind resources within the PRC Quality of Life Grants Database. Search by Zip Code, State or an Entire Category.

Library Books and VideosFind resources within the PRC library catalog.

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The Reeve Foundation Paralysis Resource Center Information Specialists are reachable business weekdays, Monday through Friday, toll-free at 800-539-7309 from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm Eastern U.S. Time. International callers use 973-467-8270. You may also schedule a call or send a message online.

This project was supported, in part by grant number 90PR3001, from the U.S. Administration for Community Living, Department of Health and Human Services, Washington, D.C. 20201. Grantees undertaking projects under government sponsorship are encouraged to express freely their findings and conclusions. Points of view or opinions do not, therefore, necessarily represent official Administration for Community Living policy.