We have received two questions regarding clinical trials that we will answer with one answer:
Q1: What clinical trials are currently going on?
Q2: Hello, my wife has secondary progressive multiple sclerosis. She had relapsing MS but it increased. I live in Washington state. Could you give me any specifics on clinical trials at Virginia Mason. Also, I've been reading about stem cell research and trials, do you know of any trials that could benefit my wife and I please remember I live in Washington state. My wife can barely stand and walk has 3 lesions in neck and needs help, I would appreciate it if you could get back to me with help. Thank You.
Answer for Q1: Anyone interested in clinical trials should read Deborah Backus' blog to find out information about clinical trials and how to find out if any are being conducted in your area:
Answer for Q2:
We contacted Virginia Mason, and Suzanne Vogt is the person you would want to speak with about their clinical trials. Suzanne's contact information is below:
Benaroya Research Institute at Virginia Mason
1100 Ninth Avenue, D4-CRP | Seattle, WA 98101-2795
p 206.342.6514 | CRP 206.342.6524 | f 206.625.7254
BenaroyaResearch.org | VirginiaMason.org
It doesn't appear that any stem cell trials are being conducted in Washington (these are primarily being done in Cleveland and New York currently). However, you can speak with your wife's physician and they might know more. Hope this helps.
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