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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: Medical Food

    A placebo-controlled study to determine the potential benefits of a Medical Food on cognitive impairment in people with MS. Read more here .
  2. Research Study: Vitamin A & D

    A research study to compare the level of vitamin A in people with relapsing remitting and secondary progressive Multiple Sclerosis who have a normal vitamin D level or are supplemented with Vitamin D to get them to a normal level. Read more
  3. Warm and Cold Compress to Reduce Injection Site Erythema Due to Peginterferon-beta-1a in MS

    A pilot study of warm and cold compress to reduce injection site erythema due to peginterferon beta-1a in multiple sclerosis.
  4. Clinical Trial: Oral RPC1063

    Investigators worldwide are recruiting 1200 people with relapsing MS for a study testing the effectiveness of two different doses of the experimental oral therapy RPC1063 (Receptos, Inc.) versus Avonex® (interferon beta-1a, Biogen Inc.) at reducing the rate of relapses. 
  5. Clinical Trial: Laquinimod for Primary Progressive MS

    Investigators at sites worldwide are recruiting 375 people with primary-progressive MS for a Phase 2 clinical trial comparing oral laquinimod (Teva Pharmaceuticals), an experimental compound that is believed to modify immune function, with inactive placebo in 375 people wi...
  6. Clinical Trial: Electric Stimulation of the Eye

    TES is a novel, safe, non-invasive externally applied form of electrical ocular stimulation.  This study focuses on restoration and rehabilitation of vision loss resulting from ocular trauma, non-arteritic anterior ischemic optic neuropathy, and MS, where no other treatmen...
  7. Clinical Trial: The PREVENT Study in relapsing NMO

    A randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled, multi-center trial to evaluate the safety and efficacy of an investigational medicine in patients with relapsing Neuromyelitis Optica (NMO) (PREVENT study). Read more on the study web site , or the listin...
  8. Clinical Trial: Ponesimod

    Investigators are recruiting 1100 people with relapsing MS for a study comparing the effectiveness of ponesimod (ACT-128800), an oral compound that affects immune function, versus Aubagio® (teriflunomide, Genzyme Corporation, a Sanofi company). 
  9. Clinical Trial: Targeted Dance Program for Improved Mobility in MS

    The Department of Kinesiology, Neuroscience of Dance Lab at the University of Illinois is conducting a study investigating the effect of dance training on agility, balance, and whole body movement coordination in persons with MS who have walking impairments.  
  10. Clinical Trial: positive airway pressure therapy

    A randomized trial of positive airway pressure therapy to treat cognitive dysfunction in people with MS and obstructive sleep apnea. Read more here .


Clinical Trials in MS

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 37,000. Information is available in Spanish. Read more about Narcoms here or visit the website by clicking below.



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