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Clinical Trials In Your Area

Interested in clinical trials? Simply search by state, type of MS or keyword and see what’s going on in your area.

  1. Clinical Trial: Rituxan® (rituximab, molecule that regulates immune response)

    Open-label study of safety and tolerability of rituximab in people with neuromyelitis optica (NMO, a disease similar to MS) or at high risk for developing NMO (this includes people with optic neuritis or transverse myelitis, and may include people with MS as well as these s...
  2. Clinical Trial: Marinol or cannabis (compounds extracted from marijuana)

    A placebo-controlled study to test the effectiveness of oral marinol vs. inhaled cannabis vs. placebo in improving MS-related spasticity.
  3. Clinical Trial: Hematopoietic stem cell therapy (also known as bone marrow transplantation)

    Randomized study to test safety and effectiveness of bone marrow transplantation compared with standard treatment for active MS.
  4. Clinical Trial: High-dose cyclophosphamide

    Pilot study in aggressive MS
  5. Clinical Trial: Memory retraining

    Double-blind, placebo-controlled study to determine the effectiveness of a memory rehabilitation technique in improving new learning and memory in people with MS
  6. Clinical Trial: A Longitudinal Study of Mild Cognitive Impairment in MS

    An observational study of cognitive function in people with MS.
  7. Clinical Trial: Oral methylprednisolone or Intravenous methylprednisolone “OMEGA study”

    Randomized, double-blind study to compare oral versus IV use of steroids during an acute exacerbation of relapsing forms of MS.
  8. Clinical Trial: Lipitor® (atorvastatin, a cholesterol-lowering drug) and Rebif® (interferon beta-1a)

    Randomized, double-blinded, placebo-controlled study to test safety and effectiveness of a combination of Lipitor and Rebif.
  9. Clinical Trial: Not applicable - Please Note: This is not a clinical study of an MS therapy, but rather a research investigation related to MS.

    Physiologic studies of the impact of spinal cord dysfunction on sexual response in women with MS, and studying techniques to improve dysfunction
  10. Clinical Trial(s): Namenda® (memantine)

    A double-blinded, placebo-controlled study of Namenda for cognitive problems in MS


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The latest clinical research in MS, including trials funded by the Society and trials in progressive MS.

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NARCOMS Patient Registry

This registry of people willing to participate in MS research was initiated by the Consortium of MS Centers to facilitate multicenter studies. As of May 2007, the number of participants surpassed 32,000. Information is available in Spanish. Read more about Narcoms here or visit the website by clicking below.



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