Right now, doctors at select centers in the U.S. are accepting participants for a new clinical research study.
This study is for a new investigational oral drug for CAH that aims to treat the underlying disease, and reduce the steroid burden on patients.
Congenital adrenal hyperplasia (CAH) is a rare genetic disorder affecting the adrenal glands.
People with CAH have an impaired ability to produce cortisol, also known as “the stress hormone,” which has an effect on energy, blood pressure, and the body’s response to stress, illness and injury.
While chronic high dose steroids can effectively replace the body’s cortisol, they may cause a number of health challenges, including obesity, high blood pressure, osteoporosis and infertility.
If you qualify and choose to join the study, you will receive study-related:
If you are 18 years of age or older, and have been diagnosed with classic CAH, you may qualify to participate.
To see if you might qualify for the study, and to get connected with your local study center to discuss the study further, the next step is taking the pre-screening questionnaire.
Clinical studies (also called clinical trials) are used to learn about the safety and effectiveness of possible new medications, medical devices, and medical procedures. Although there are many types of clinical trials, all must conform to strict rules set by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). These rules help protect the rights and safety of those who volunteer to take part in clinical trials.
If you qualify and choose to participate, you will receive all study-related care (such as study medications and any visits to your study doctor’s office) at no cost to you. You will also be compensated for your time and travel to attend study visits. Read more about reimbursements and managing compensation for clinical trials here.
The study is being sponsored by Spruce Biosciences, a biopharmaceutical company based in San Francisco.
See if you might qualify for the study, and to get connected with the study center in your area to learn more.