Participate in Clinical Research

Participating in Clinical Research

Although Sturge-Weber syndrome can be managed and the cause has been found, critical studies for underlying pathways are needed before therapies can be developed. Research for Sturge-Weber syndrome (as with all rare diseases) is often hampered by the lack of investigators interested in researching it or from an unavailability of tissue samples or the difficult to find clinical trial participants necessary to conduct a study.

CISCRP
The Center for Information & Study on Clinical Research Participation:  The Education Center can help you learn about clinical research and what it means to be a clinical research volunteer.

Tissue Donation
Sturge-Weber Syndrome (SWS), and Klippel-Trenaunay (K-T), are just two of the perplexing medical mysteries whose answers will only be found with continued and dedicated research. For this reason, the brain and tissue banks were instituted with the expressed goal of advancing meaningful research.

Current Study Participants
Although Sturge-Weber syndrome can be managed, there is no cure. Research for Sturge-Weber syndrome (as with all rare diseases) is often hampered by the lack of investigators interested in researching it or from an unavailability of tissue samples or the difficult to find clinical trial participants necessary to conduct a study.