Are you interested in participating in a clinical trial?

Participating in a clinical trial can be a great way to get involved in the research being done to learn more about thrombosis and other similar health issues. Not every trial is right for every patient. It’s important to talk with your doctor about what trials you might be a candidate for.

Here are some opportunities available to patients:

  • C-TRACT Trial Looking for Participants
    The NIH-sponsored C-TRACT (Chronic Venous Thrombosis: Relief with Adjunctive Catheter-Directed Therapy) study is designed to learn whether endovascular therapy (EVT) procedures such as stent placement and saphenous ablation might reduce the severity of Post-Thrombotic Syndrome (PTS) and improve quality of life. The C-TRACT researchers seek to enroll and follow 374 patients with moderate-to-severe PTS and blockage of the large veins draining the leg. All study patients will receive modern, active treatment for their leg problem and will be monitored closely, and some patients will also be treated with the above EVT procedures.  To learn more, please visit the C-TRACT website.  If you are interested in  to participating, please contact the C-TRACT Clinical Trial Manager, Angela Oliver at 1-866-974-CLOT (2568) or CTRACT@wustl.edu .
  • PEPPER Trial Looking For Participants
    The PEPPER trial is investigating which blood thinner is best for patients to use after total hip and knee replacement surgery to prevent blood clots. Researchers are currently looking to enroll 25,000 patients across 25 sites in North America. To learn more and to find out if the trial is recruiting near you, visit the PEPPER trial’s website. If you would like to participate, please contact the program manager, Carol Lambourne at 843-792-2913 or lambourc@musc.edu.