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Without the participation of people with MS, it would be impossible to develop new and better therapies and other interventions.

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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If you would like us to post a study on these pages, please email studies@nmss.org to find out what information you need to submit for review.

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Clinical trials help to determine if treatments are safe and effective. Studies are monitored to ensure that the rights and safety of all participants are protected. Make an informed decision before agreeing to participate. Read more in our Guide to Participating in Clinical Trials.

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: MBCT and CBT for Chronic Pain in Multiple Sclerosis

    Chronic pain is a disabling and persistent symptom associated with MS, and it has been linked with poorer health, depression, sleep disruption, inactivity, and problems with work and social life. Currently, drugs used to treat pain rarely provide complete relief and often invo...
  2. Clinical Trials: Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation Studies

    Researchers at New York University are recruiting people with MS for three studies involving transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS, which involves low electrical current delivered via electrodes). Clinical Trial: A Pilot Trial of Remotely-Supervised Transcranial Dire...
  3. Clinical Trial: Virtual Reality to Improve Quality of Life

    Participants with MS and other neurological disorders will be recruited to complete sessions of virtual reality (VR) viewing and game playing. VR has been shown to have therapeutic benefit in certain patient populations and requires further clinical study to determine the exte...
  4. 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 .
  5. Clinical Trial: Bladder Study

    Difficulty in bladder emptying is a costly urinary condition that leads to urinary tract infections/stones, infection, bladder loss, and permanent kidney damage. Current therapies include bladder catheters or intermittent self-catheterization. Catheterization is a burden espec...
  6. Research Study: MS Biomarkers

    The Sutter Health MS genetic study is recruiting people with MS from ten sites across its healthcare system to participate in a DNA sequencing study. The main objectives are to identify biomarkers of disease subtype, progression, and treatment response. The study is open to cu...
  7. Clinical Trial: Back on Track to Healthy Living Study

    Chronic pain is a common and costly condition affecting millions of Americans. Chronic pain is also one of the most common symptoms associated with MS . Different types of treatment such as mindfulness meditation, cognitive therapy, and activation skills have been used to tre...
  8. Clinical Trial: Pathological Basis of MRI Signal Changes in Multiple Sclerosis

    Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a disease that damages the central nervous system (brain and spinal cord). This leads to increased physical disability over time. The disease is lifelong once it begins. Researchers want to learn more about the stages of multiple sclerosis and follow...
  9. Clinical Trial: STEP for MS, an Exercise Intervention

    New research shows that exercise is good for people with MS and may decrease symptoms and improve health and walking ability. An exercise study called STEP for MS will compare the outcomes of a 16-week exercise program conducted at home to a program conducted in a gym. A train...
  10. Research Study: ITP and Lemtrada

    Please note: This is not a clinical trial of an intervention, but rather a research study. This is a single-visit research study, which can be performed at home or your physician’s office, to help determine the biomarkers that could potentially cause some users of LEMTRADA ...
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