Skin Condition Clinical Trials

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OHSU Department of Dermatology's Clinical Research Team provides expertise in clinical research. We offer many different clinical  trials throughout the year throughout various skin conditions. Most trials have a limited number of spots or time allowed to enroll patients.

Currently enrolling trials

Eczema Topical Study (12 to 18 yrs)
The purpose of this study is to evaluate the use of lebrikizumab when used in combination with topical corticosteroid (TCS) treatment compared with placebo in patients with moderate to severe atopic dermatitis.

Adult Eczema Observational Study (12+ years)
The purpose of this study is to assess the long-term effectiveness and safety of adults who are currently taking DUPIXENT for Atopic Dermatitis. Participants must be initiating treatment with DUPIXENT for Atopic Dermatitis according to the country-specific prescribing information.”

Pediatric Eczema Study (6 mo to 6 yrs)
The purpose of this study is to determine the safety and efficacy of the investigational drug (dupilumab) in children six months to six years of age who've been diagnosed with atopic dermatitis, also known as eczema.

Adult Genital Psoriasis Study (>18 yrs)
This study is to evaluate the effectiveness of oral apremilast (study drug), compared to placebo, in subjects with moderate to severe genital psoriasis.

War on Melanoma: Enlisting a cohort of melanoma survivors and their families
The purpose of this data repository, called the Melanoma Community Registry, is to develop a prospective cohort of melanoma patients, family members and friends (controls). This registry will serve as a data repository for future IRB-approved research and thus will collect, store and share data with melanoma researchers for an indeterminate period of time. In addition, our repository will contain identifying codes/numbers that are links to data/samples in other relevant databases. Additionally, it is intended to deliver a ready-to-act group of volunteers to participate in the War on Melanoma campaign to include such things as attending educational symposiums and using their networks to increase awareness of the issue. There is no existing nationwide registry for melanoma research. As patient-centered research advances, a resource like this is needed and can serve as a model.

Adult Pityriasis Rubra Pilaris Study
The purpose of this study is to determine whether guselkumab provides clinical improvement for subjects with pityriasis rubra pilaris.

Adult Bullous Pemphigoid Study
The main purpose of this study is to investigate whether the study drug, dupilumab, is effective and safe for treatment of bullous pemphigoid.

Frequently Asked Questions

A clinical trial is an organized activity to learn more about a problem or answer questions. Many different kinds of studies are conducted. For example studies may be done to:

  • Test if a product, such as a drug or equipment, is safe and effective.
  • Find out what education practices work best.
  • Determine the best way to treat or prevent an illness.
  • Survey or an interview to understand needs, problems, or feelings people have about an important topic.

Frequently asked questions (FAQ's) about clinical trials.

There are many reasons to take part in research. You may want to:

  • Help other people.
  • Help find a cure for an illness.
  • Help scientists find out more about how the human body and mind work.

If you decide to take part in a research study, you do so as a volunteer. That means you decide whether or not you will take part. You can say "no". If you choose to do so, you have many important rights, including the right to decide that you want to quit the study at any time.

Find out more about clinical trial studies on the site, created by the U.S. National Institutes of Health.

Visit the Clinical Trials website.

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