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Clinical Trials

Today, we have better and more effective drugs and therapies for many diseases because of the research conducted in clinical trials.   As a result, survival rates have increased and the quality of life has improved for many people. Some of these drugs and therapies would not be available today if it were not for research programs and patients willing to participate in clinical trials.

Participate in Clinical Trials

Clinical trials typically evaluate new treatments for very specific conditions.  Therefore, there are strict criteria used to evaluate eligible candidates for each study.  Our research teams will review your case during the diagnosis stage to see if you meet the criteria for any of our clinical trials.  Participation in clinical trials is always voluntary and you will never be enrolled without your consent.  Please ask your doctor about these trials if you are interested; you will be paid a fee for your participation, and all healthcare charges related to the study are at no cost to you.

Clinical Trials Available for Volunteers

The following clinical trials are currently being performed by the Norwalk Medical Group:

  • Diabetes Trial:

     A trial comparing cardiovascular safety of insulin degludec versus insulin glargine in subjects with type 2 diabetes at high risk of cardiovascular events.

    If you are

          – 50 yrs or older

          – Have heart disease or risk of heart disease

          – Or chronic kidney disease


    Asthma Trial:

     A 26wk safety trail evaluating the risk of serious asthma related events during treatment with symbicort, a fixed combination of inhaled corticosteroid (ICS)(budesonide) and a long acting (LABA)(formoterol ) as compared to treatment with ICS(budesonide) alone in adult and adolescent(12yrs or older) patient with asthma

    If you are a

           – Non-Smoker

           – Have Chronic Asthma

           – Currently on controller medication ex. Advair, Symbicort, Dulera

If you are interested in participating in a clinical trial or want more information about these trials, which will test a new type of investigational tablet, please contact your doctor or Patricia Northrup, Clinical Research Coordinator, at (203) 845-4860, clinicaltrials@norwalkmedgroup.com.

Oncology Clinical Trials Available

We typically have 15-25 oncology and hematology research trials in progress at all times. We are currently conducting clinical trials at the Norwalk Hospital/Whittingham Cancer Center relating to the following areas: 

  • Breast
  • Prostate
  • Colon
  • Hematology
  • Lung
  • Esophageal
  • Head and Neck
  • Ovarian
  • Bladder

To learn about these trials and your eligibility, please contact your doctor or:

–   Dr. Richard Frank, Director of Cancer Research, (203) 845-4899 Richard.frank@norwalkhealth.org

–   Jennifer Long, APRN, Clinical Research Coordinator, (203) 852-2996
     Jennifer.long@norwalkhealth.org or clinicaltrials@norwalkmedgroup.com

–    Rita Lynn Ort, RN, Oncology Clinical Specialist, (203) 852-3063 Rita.ort@norwalkhealth.org

See also Oncology & Hematology, Whittingham Cancer Center