Type 1 Diabetes


Sickle Cell Disease




Breast Cancer


Macular Degeneration


» Search the US Clinical Trial database

» Thanks to Paul Knoepfler, the topics listed below represent disease-specific searches of the US Clinical Trial database:

» Thanks to the International Society for Stem Cell Research

[ISSCR], additional, helpful information (when considering participating in a clinical trial) can be found at:     http://www.closerlookatstemcells.org/

» Check out:  The National Institutes for Health [NIH] Clinical Research Trials and You – “Why should I participate in a clinical trial?”

» Check out: Regenerative Medicine Clinical Trials at the Mayo Clinic – “Various regenerative medicine techniques for restoring tissue and organ function are being studied and applied in the Center for Regenerative Medicine at Mayo Clinic.” [See Active Regenerative Clinical Trials at Mayo Clinic.]

» “In addition to those studies, Mayo Clinic also has many active clinical trials related to transplantation, which is one component of regenerative medicine.” [See transplant clinical trials at Mayo Clinic.]

» Check out: The Center for Information & Study on Clinical Research Participation (CISCRP) offers a FREE SERVICE, Search Clinical Trials, which is an easy way to find clinical trials in your area based on your geographic location, distance willing to travel, and your medical condition. Simply call 1-877-MED HERO to speak with their staff. Their staff will gather your information, conduct a search for you, and email or mail you the results. Searches can also be requested by filling out this form.

» Check out: ViaCord: “Cord blood is the fastest growing source of stem cells in pediatric transplants, and ongoing research indicates that we’ve only just begun to harness the healing power of these amazing cells. By collaborating with some of the country’s leading hospitals and research centers, ViaCord is helping to advance critical research in cord blood stem cell therapy and to unlock the promise of cord tissue stem cells.” [www.ViaCord.com] “Researchers around the globe are exploring new uses for cord blood. A search on ‘cord blood’ at ClinicalTrials.gov will provide details on hundreds of studies taking place in an effort to increase therapeutic use of these amazing cells. In fact, children of ViaCord families have participated in two major clinical trials for regenerative cord blood stem cell treatments (one for cerebral palsy and another for type 1 diabetes). Both required children to have access to their own cord blood to participate.”

» Check out: Be The Match.org, a National Marrow Donor Program. “For people with life-threatening blood cancers like leukemia and lymphoma or other diseases, a cure exists. Be The Match® connects patients with their donor match for a life-saving marrow or umbilical cord blood transplant,” Be The Match®.

>> Check out: “Be a Partner in Clinical Research” NIH March 2015 [http://newsinhealth.nih.gov/issue/mar2015/feature1 ]