Clinical Trials Community

Welcome to the Clinical Trials Community

Did You Know..?

1/3 of patients don't respond

1/3 of patients don't respond
to initial IBD treatments, which
makes new trials a vital part
of developing new treatments

60% lose responsiveness

60% lose responsiveness
to an IBD treatment over time
and need to have other
treatments available to them

Let's work together to spread the word about clinical trials and get our community to understand the benefit and how trials can help make a positive impact to so many dealing with IBD.

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Paige's Story

"When I was diagnosed with ulcerative colitis as a twenty-year old, I never thought I would go so far as enrolling in a clinical trial to manage my disease."

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Watch Patient Videos

Hear from IBD patients and others as they describe their own personal journey with clinical trials and how it transformed their ability to manage IBD symptoms.

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Trials help facilitate research and accelerate the development of new drugs and treatments for patients. Search our clinical trial to find one that best suit your particular needs!

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The Foundation has curated a great number of resources for you to learn more about the ins and outs of clinical trials, why they are so important, and how your participation helps.

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Research Updates

Acupuncture in Inflammatory Bowel Disease

June 18, 2019
Posted by: Nataly Shtraizent, PhD

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Acknowledgement: This article is a summary of “Acupuncture in Inflammatory Bowel Disease” recently published in Inflammatory Bowel Diseases by Gengqing Song, MD, Claudio Fiocchi, PM, and Jean-Paul Achkar, MD. The article was written by Nataly Shtraizent, PhD, Research Manager at the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation.

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Acknowledgement: This article is a summary of “A Systematic Review of Self-Management Interventions for Children and Adolescents With Inflammatory Bowel Disease” recently published in Inflammatory Bowel Diseases by Lien Tran, MPH, and Kathleen Mulligan, PhD. The article was written by Sarah Goto, MPH, Pediatric Education Manager at the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation.

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Addressing unmet patient needs in IBD research

January 28, 2019
Posted by: Rebecca Kaplan

For over five decades, the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation has been leading the charge to find cures for Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis, and to improve the quality of life for patients. We’ve made incredible strides through our research initiatives, including:

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Acknowledgement: This article is a summary of “Association Between IBD Disability and Reduced Work Productivity (Presenteeism): A Population-Based Study in Manitoba, Canada” recently published in Inflammatory Bowel Diseases by Leigh Ann Shafer, PhD; John R Walker, PhD; Gayle Restall, PhD; Tarun Chhibba, MD; Meloney Ivekovic Harminder Singh, MD, MPH; Laura E Targownik, MD, MSHS; Charles N Bernstein, MD. The article was written by Nataly Shtraizent, PhD, Research Manager at the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation.

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Acknowledgement: This article is a summary of “Influences and Impact of Anxiety and Depression in the Setting of Inflammatory Bowel Disease” recently published in Inflammatory Bowel Diseases by Seyedehsan Navabi, MD, Venkata Subhash Gorrepati, MD, MPH, Sanjay Yadav, MD, Jaykrishna Chintanaboina, MD, Sarah Maher, MD, Peter Demuth, Benjamin Stern, MD, August Stuart, Andrew Tinsley, MD, Kofi Clarke, MD, Emmanuelle D Williams, MD, and Matthew D Coates, MD, PHD. This summary article was written by Catherine Soto, Director, Patient Education & Support at the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation.

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