Clinicaltrials.gov is where you want to go for finding a certain clinical trial and studies.
Note that this U.S. database Clinicaltrials.gov includes international trials. It is a very powerful tool! Check it out here to do your own searches. Also follow me on Twitter for all the latest info and expert analysis: http://twitter.com/pknoepfler and this patient’s guide to what to think about regarding stem cells is quite useful.
2021 update: Note that Clinicaltrials.gov is not perfect and we’ve been realizing in recent years that it has some key weaknesses. One of the major issues is that for-profit clinics selling unproven stem cell offerings can get their offerings listed on the site.
I suggest taking a look at these recent posts I’ve done on the challenges with Clinicaltrials.gov, including in particular the misuse of it by clinics.
I’ve also done some of the work for you and have links to stem cell clinic trial listings below for specific diseases. Click away!
- Back pain
- Blindness/Vision Impairment
- Brain Injury
- Cancer (may be better off searching by individual cancer type (e.g. search for “stem cells AND breast cancer”)
- Cerebral Palsy
- Diabetes (both Types 1 and 2)
- Heart Attack
- Heart Failure
- Huntington’s Disease
- Kidney Disease
- Liver Disease
- Parkinson’s Disease
- Spine injury or disease
Note, I’m not endorsing any one specific clinical trial, but I think this is an important resource for patients. Those considering participation in a trial should discuss it with their personal physician too.