The Clinical Center at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in Bethesda, Maryland, is America’s largest hospital devoted entirely to research with people. Here, doctors and researchers seek new ways to diagnose, treat, and prevent disease.
Mulcahy was diagnosed with merkel cell carcinoma (MCC) in September of 2016. MCC is a rare, aggressive form of skin cancer in which merkel cells found in the top layer of skin grow out of control to form painless lumps.
The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute and the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases launched the REPRIEVE trial to determine whether a daily dose of a cholesterol-lowering statin can reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease in people living with HIV who would not normally be prescribed a statin.
The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), part of the National Institutes of Health, has launched a Phase 1 clinical trial to test an investigational vaccine intended to provide broad protection against a range of mosquito-transmitted diseases, such as Zika, malaria, West Nile fever and dengue fever, and to hinder the ability of mosquitoes to transmit such infections.
Ever since being diagnosed in January of ’14, I kind of made it a mission of mine to find out as much as I can, what’s available out there as treatments, trials, and just my way of giving back, whether it helps me directly or somebody who comes after me.
Dr. Madhav Thambisetty of the National Institute on Aging at NIH discusses the role of study partners in Alzheimer's disease clinical trials. A study partner relates her experience in an Alzheimer's trial.