Research Toronto is the clinical research arm of Dermatology on Bloor. As part of Probity Medical Research (http://www.probitymedical.com), Probity is a large international consortium of researchers whose participating sites are consistently field leaders in performing ethical, scientifically rigorous research to help bring safe and effective new medical treatments to patients. Probity Medical Research has been assisting in clinical research and providing support to researchers since 1995.
Research participation is voluntary and an extensive intake process to assure the right subjects and the right patients are paired up. The informed consent process details for a prospective study subjects, what the study offers and requires of them, and lays out plainly what the risks and benefits are. Generally, there is a significant list of “inclusion and exclusion criteria” that someone must meet before they are deemed appropriate for a study; these are characteristics or exposures that a prospective study subject must have or can’t have to be included. These vary study to study and our research coordinator and/or the doctors will review them with you if you are considering being included in a study. If you feel you may be an appropriate candidate to participate in one of our clinical trials, please contact us.
Currently ongoing trials at Research Toronto include:
Psoriasis Treatment Study
Are you 18 or older with psoriasis? Are you taking a prescription psoriasis medication?
If your medication isn’t helping your psoriasis, you may qualify for this research study.
If you qualify, you will receive study medication.
Patients will be asked to make about 6 visits to the study centre over a period of about 29 weeks. If you qualify to join this study, you will be reimbursed for travel costs.
This study is conducted by dermatologists who specialize in psoriasis treatment.
Do you have severe Rosacea?
Did you know many people who have severe rosacea actually think they have severe acne? If you know you have severe rosacea or are currently experiencing what you think is severe acne, you may actually have severe rosacea and may qualify for a research study. Rosacea is a common skin condition that can look similar to acne, and is characterized by facial flare-ups and periods of remission. Signs of rosacea include facial redness or flushing, as well as bumps and pimples.
To be eligible to participate in this ROSACEA study, you must:
- Be at least 18 years of age
- Currently have severe rosacea - a persistent red face with spider-like veins
- Have 30 or more acne-like bumps on your face
- Be willing to apply the study gel once daily to your face
Qualified participants will receive investigational study medication at no cost and may receive compensation for their time.
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Toronto, ON M5S 3B4
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