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

In July, the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) made two announcements regarding IBD treatments: New HUMIRA® biosimilar approved for ulcerative colitis and adult Crohn’s disease patients

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PROPS: Patient Reported Outcomes after Pouch Surgery Delphi Consensus Study


Posted by: Liliana Bordeianou, MD and Paul Cavallaro, MD

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Why are we doing this study? Patients who undergo a proctocolectomy with ileal pouch-anal anastomosis (also known as a j-pouch, though other configurations can also be built such as S or W) sometimes experience significant changes in their bowel habits after their surgeries. But there are many other potential changes to a patient’s life that doctors may not be aware of. Our goal for the PROPS Delphi Consensus Study is to seek direct input from patients, gastroenterologists, and surgeons to determine what these additional factors of living with a pouch may be.

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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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