First UK clinical study on PTH 1-84
The first clinical study into the use of parathyroid hormone (PTH 1-84) for the treatment of Hypoparathyroidism, was carried out in the UK in 2010 as part of a global study sponsored by NPS Pharmaceuticals Inc. The trial has now ended and we await the results. To see what it was all about please click here.
We are very grateful to Professor Bill Fraser who ran the trial and to research nurse Ya-Wen Jessica Huang. Our deepest thanks go to all our members who so kindly participated.
FAQ's on Clinical Trials
A downloadable and printable PDF booklet on the questions frequently asked by those thinking of joining a clinical trial has been produced by the European Genetic Alliances Network (EGAN) and Roche.
A new website explaining patients' view of clinical trials has been developed by Alastair Kent of the Genetic Alliance UK, and Roche. It contains patient videos and advice for those thinking about the benefits and risks of being involved in these trials. It's definitely worth a look!
Another resource that you might wish to consult for an even wider range of patient experience is http://www.healthtalkonline.org/medical_research/
Other trials which are currently recruiting:
PTH 1-34 trial , NIH, Maryland, USA
The purposes of this 5 year study are to better understand the effects of hypoparathyroidism on the skeleton and to evaluate the effects of parathyroid hormone replacement therapy on bone in hypoparathyroidism. To read more please click here
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