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Clinical Trials 

Clinical Trials are at the heart and center of improving patient healthcare. At Digestive Disease Associates, we are committed to helping find new ways to diagnose, treat, manage, and understand the diseases that affect our patients. 

As part of this commitment, our physicians are now participating in ongoing clinical trials at our office.  To inquire about any of our current trials, or volunteer to participate, please talk to your physician or call our Clinical Trials Office at 610-374-4401 x142.  If you would like to learn more about the clinical research process, please see our Clinical Trial Frequently Asked Questions.


Current Trials

We are currently looking for study subjects with the following conditions:

1.  Ulcerative Colitis

2.  Crohn's Disease

3.  NALFD and NASH

4.  Celiac Disease

If you have one of the conditions listed above then you may qualify for participation in one of our clinical trials.

All office visits, medical evaluations, and investigational medications will be provided to you at no cost.  You will be reimbursed for your time and expenses.

Please call the Clinical trials office to learn more about these trials and if you are eligible to participate.


Colon Cancer Prevention: The Gut Bug Study

If you are a healthy individual who is scheduled for a colonoscopy, then you may be eligible to participate in the GUT BUG STUDY with Johns Hopkins University.

Researchers believe the normal bacteria that lives in our intestines may be contributing to the formation of colon cancer in some individuals.

To help aid them in their research, you can volunteer to have very tiny tissue biopsies taken from your colon during regular colonoscopy.  It is easy to participate and this will help researchers gain a better understanding of our microbiome and cancer formation. 

Please watch the video below or call the Clinical Trials Office for more information.

Video: The Gut Bug Study