I am so passionate about Clinical Trials, especially for Cushing’s because I was only diagnosed in 1987 because I was a part of a clinical trial at the NIH. In addition to helping myself, I knew I’d be helping other Cushies coming along after me – something positive I could do while I was at my worst.
I hope that others will consider doing Clinical Trials, if they qualify for them. You never know who else you might help!
This trial is testing the safety and effectiveness of an investigational drug for the treatment of Cushing’s Syndrome. Under the supervision of qualified physicians, cortisol levels and symptoms of Cushing’s Syndrome will be closely followed along with any signs of side effects.
More about the study:
The study drug (COR-003) is administered by tablets.
- There will be 90 participants in this trial
- There is no placebo used in the trial
If you are interested, please find the full study details and eligibility criteria listed here.
- be at least 18 years old
- have been diagnosed with endogenous Cushing’s Syndrome by a medical professional (not caused by the use of steroid medications)
Participants must not:
- have been treated with radiation for Cushing’s Syndrome in the past 4 years
- be currently using weight loss medication
- have been diagnosed with uncontrolled hypertension, some forms of cancer, adrenal carcinoma, Hepatitis B / C, or HIV
If you’re not familiar with clinical trials, here are some FAQs:
What are clinical trials?
Clinical trials are research studies to determine whether investigational drugs or treatments are safe and effective for humans. All new investigational medications and devices must undergo several clinical trials, often involving thousands of people.
Why participate in a clinical trial?
You will have access to investigational treatments that would be available to the general public only upon approval. You will also receive study-related medical care and attention from clinical trial staff at research facilities. Clinical trials offer hope for many people and an opportunity to help researchers find better treatments for others in the future.