Current Study Opportunities

California Dermatology and Clinical Research Center in San Diego offers Dermatology Clinical Research studies for those suffering from skin issues. We have a friendly and helpful staff along with cutting edge equipment to provide the latest and greatest treatments for a variety of dermatological ailments. Below you can find a list of all current studies running at CDCRI in San Diego. If you are interested in joining a dermatology clinical research study, contact us today!


Clinical Research Trial for those with face & trunk acne

This study is for people who have acne on both their face and trunk (chest, shoulders and/or upper back).  We are looking for patients who have moderate to severe acne, with about 20 inflammatory lesions on both the face and trunk. The medication in this study is a retinoid, meaning it is a derivative of Vitamin A (like Retin-A or Tazorac).  It is supplied as a topical cream, and is applied once daily in the evening.  The trial is 12 weeks long, and includes 7 visits to our office.  You must be at least 9 years old to participate. Compensation for time and travel expenses is provided at $600.00.  There is a placebo used in this study, and the chances of getting the real medication are 50:50.


Clinical Research Study for Chronic Plaque Psoriasis

This study is for people who have had moderate to severe chronic plaque psoriasis for at least 6 months.  The study drug is an oral medication, which targets a specific part of the immune system that is overactive in people with psoriasis. Seven out of eight subjects in the trial will receive the actual study medication.  There are approximately 11 visits required over the course of 26 weeks. To qualify, you must be between the ages of 18-75, and have at least 10% of your body surface area involved with psoriasis.  For reference, one percent is equal to the size of the palm of your hand. Compensation for time and travel expenses is provided at $50.00 per visit, paid approximately quarterly.


Clinical Research Study for Plaque Psoriasis Using Light Treatment

This is a study for patients who have a few stubborn psoriasis plaques.  The treatment uses light treatments (that you do at home) and patches attached to the psoriasis areas.  No systemic medications are used.  There are 5 treatment visits over about 6 weeks then several follow up visits in the months afterward.  Compensation for your time and travel costs are provided at $50 per visit.


Clinical Research Study Atopic Dermatitis / Eczema

This study is for people who have had moderate to severe atopic dermatitis, or eczema, for at least one year, have had little response to topical treatments, and have at least 10% of their body surface area involved with eczema. The study medication is administered as an injection every two weeks for one year.  There is a placebo in the study – a 25% chance for the first 16 weeks - and then all subjects are placed on the real study medication for the remaining 36 weeks. Compensation will be provided for time and travel expenses.


Contact CDCRI for more information on Clinical Research Studies

Are you interested in getting cutting edge treatment for skin issues and rashes? California Dermatology and Clinical Research Institute in San Diego offers treatment for a variety of ailments. If you are interested in participating in a dermatology research trial, please fill out the form below, or contact us today!

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