The clinical research team is involved in numerous ongoing studies to develop new factor treatments, diagnostic tests and methods for clinical best practices here at the UCHTC. As a COMIRB-authorized organization, the UCHTC clinical research team performs consented blood draws at our in-house facility, providing samples for a wide array of ongoing national and international studies.
Each study performed by our clinical research team is driven by one of two main forces: pharmaceutical drug trials and grant-funded/investigator-driven studies. Studies driven by pharmaceutical research are based on long-term clinical trials of new factor treatments for patients with bleeding and clotting disorders. Grant-funded/investigator-driven research is based on observational studies, collecting clinical data to improve pediatric best practices, developing diagnostic assays for bleeding and clotting disorders, analyzing costs and quality-of-life issues for families with chronic disease and improving the standard of care for our patients.
A perfect example of a major clinical study performed at the UCHTC is the Joint Outcome Study (JOS), in which the UCHTC was instrumental in demonstrating that prophylactic factor treatments could prevent the crippling joint disease that previously impaired patients with bleeding disorders at a young age.
To learn more about ongoing clinical trials, click HERE or contact the UCHTC Clinical Research Manager, Deirdre Cooper-Blacketer, at Deirdre.Cooper-Blacketer@ucdenver.edu.