Clinical Trials Related to Gastroenterology
Gastroenterology focuses on the digestive system from the mouth to the anus, both functional and structural, and its disorders including reflux, pancreatitis, colon cancer, as well as irritable bowel diseases such as ulcerative colitis, Crohn’s disease, and irritable bowel syndrome. Many diseases of the colon and rectum can be prevented or minimized by maintaining a healthy lifestyle, practicing good bowel habits, and getting screened for cancer. It is recommended that average-risk patients be screened at age 45.
Participate in a clinical trial to help find alternative treatment options for different gastroenterology conditions.
“Colorectal cancer (CRC), also known as bowel cancer and colon cancer, is the development of cancer from the colon or rectum (parts of the large intestine). A cancer is the abnormal growth of cells that have the ability to invade or spread to other parts of the body. Signs and symptoms may include blood in the stool, a change in bowel movements, weight loss, and feeling tired all the time.”
Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is one of the types of fatty liver which occurs when fat is deposited (steatosis) in the liver due to causes other than excessive alcohol use. Non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH) is the most extreme form and is the most common liver disorder in developed countries.