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Clinical Trials

As a Duke patient, you may have access to therapies through clinical trials before they become widely available. Read these stories from people whose lives have been touched by advances made in clinical trials at Duke.

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Can a New Device Make More Hearts Available for Transplant?
Can a New Device Make More Hearts Available for Transplant?

Michael Woods’ heart and kidney disease were slowly worsening as he waited for a heart and kidney transplant in early 2020. With limited hearts available, he co ...

Heart Patients Help Doctors Determine Best Aspirin Dose in New Clinical Trial
Heart Patients Help Doctors Determine Best Aspirin Dose in New Clinical Trial

Doctors have known for decades that taking aspirin can reduce the risk for future heart attacks and strokes in people with cardiovascular disease. What is less ...

Clinical Trial Saves Baby’s Lungs
Clinical Trial Saves Baby’s Lungs

Collier Hart sat smiling in his crib repeatedly saying, “Wa wa.” Given a sippy cup of water, he threw back his head and drained it. He put his hands together, f ...

Experimental Cord Blood Therapy for Autism Studied
Experimental Cord Blood Therapy for Autism Studied

Although additional research is needed, scientists at Duke Health are reporting results from a small, early-stage study of an experimental autism therapy for ch ...

New Non-Steroid Treatment for Uveitis
New Non-Steroid Treatment for Uveitis

Shirley Mims thought she would go blind when she was first diagnosed with uveitis. A clinical trial at Duke for a drug now approved by the FDA to treat uveitis ...

Metastatic Lung Cancer Patient Finds Effective Therapy in Clinical Trial
Metastatic Lung Cancer Patient Finds Effective Therapy in Clinical Trial

Ginger Scott needed new options to treat her metastatic lung cancer. A clinical trial at Duke gave her just that.

60 Minutes Updates Viewers on Poliovirus Therapy for Glioblastoma
60 Minutes Updates Viewers on Poliovirus Therapy for Glioblastoma

In a poignant, two-part segment May 15, 2016, CBS’s 60 Minutes returned to Duke to update viewers on the poliovirus therapy developed and tested by researchers ...

Novel Therapy Offers Second Chance at Life for People with Melanoma
Novel Therapy Offers Second Chance at Life for People with Melanoma

Teresa Byrd almost lost hope after being diagnosed with stage 4 melanoma. After participating in a clinical trial studying a new class of drugs that received FD ...

Finding Better Treatment Through Clinical Trial Participation
Finding Better Treatment Through Clinical Trial Participation

There were two reasons Keith Sutton decided to join a clinical trial to test a therapy for gout. He hoped to get better, but he also wanted to help advance medi ...

Clinical Trials: To Give and to Get
Clinical Trials: To Give and to Get

Thousands of people participate in clinical trials at Duke each year, for the benefit of themselves and others.

Investigational Procedure May Help Lower High Blood Pressure
Investigational Procedure May Help Lower High Blood Pressure

Renal denervation is an experimental procedure that is being studied to treat resistant hypertension in people whose have been unable to control their high bloo ...