Clinical Trials at Dermatology Associates of Plymouth Meeting
If you have psoriasis, atopic dermatitis (eczema), vitiligo, common warts or chronic spontaneous urticaria (hives), you may qualify to participate in FDA-approved clinical trials in which our practice has been competitively selected to participate. These studies are simultaneously conducted at prestigious medical centers throughout the country. If you qualify, you could receive free treatments and products.
What are clinical trials?
Clinical trials are a type of research that studies a test or treatment given to people. They are critical in finding better ways to prevent, screen, diagnose or treat skin diseases. Our trials are conducted in phases, and by the time the new treatment reaches the phase where we are involved in testing it on patients, it has already been determined to be safe.
Many patients find participating in our dermatology research programs to be life-changing because they can take advantage of new treatments or medications that could eliminate or significantly reduce skin disorders, skin diseases and skin cancer.
What should I expect to experience during my participation in a research program?
If you meet the criteria required to participate in one of our research programs, you could receive free treatments and products. You will also receive one-on-one, personalized attention from your physician who will study and track your treatment outcomes at routine examinations. In turn, you will be expected to track symptoms and/or results at home to review with your dermatologist.
How do I know if I qualify for a clinical trial?
Come in for a consultation and we will determine if you meet the eligibility criteria for any of our clinical trials. Currently, we are researching skin disorders and skin diseases such as psoriasis, atopic dermatitis, alopecia areata and chronic spontaneous urticaria. We are always looking to participate in new dermatological clinical trials and plan to add to our existing circle of dermatology research soon.
Are clinical trials safe?
YES. Dermatology Associates of Plymouth Meeting has conducted trials for more than 20 years. Our principal investigator is Dr. Jonathan Wolfe and sub-investigator is Dr. Erica Perilstein. Dr. Wolfe has been a principal investigator on multiple clinical trials and has served as sub-investigator for many others, as well. As with any treatment, our dermatologists keep safety as their top priority and maintain a watchful eye on all patient outcomes. New treatments are in the final phases of study by the time they are administered to our patients, meaning they have already been through rigorous testing, often for many years.
You can be part of a scientific breakthrough
Without people who are willing to participate in clinical trials, new treatments and drugs would never be developed. Not only will you receive personalized care as a research program participant and free treatments or products, you will also play a vital role in the advancement of science. We hope that someday, every skin disorder, skin disease and skin cancer can be reversed through the development of new treatments. Every dermatology research program gets us one step closer to this goal.
We would be delighted to offer you a quick, complimentary consultation to determine your eligibility for any of our research programs. Complete the form below or call us to schedule your appointment today!