Would you like to volunteer to participate in research?
Much of the research conducted at the GRC can only be done with the generous support of those people who participate in our clinical research trials. Members of the pubic can become involved in our research that are currently recruiting (details below). By participating in research, you can help us in identifying the genes involved in high blood pressure, migraine, breast and skin cancer, diabetes, obesity, osteoporosis, multiple sclerosis, rheumatoid arthritis and chronic fatigue syndrome. Similarly, if you are a senior, you may also be able to participate in one of our trials that relates to Alzheimer’s disease and possible treatments.
The Graduate Trial
This trial is looking at a possible treatment for Alzheimer’s disease.
Currently recruiting: Participants be able to take part in the GRADUATE if they:
- Are 50-90 years old
- Have mild Alzheimer’s disease or memory problems that may be the early symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease
- Have someone who they see frequently who can be their Study Partner and can:
– Attend visits with the participant when necessary
– Be available to answer questions about the participants symptoms and any changes they may notice
– Provide accurate information about the participant is feeling
Further information can be found here.
The GRC is calling on the public to help build-up their numbers of volunteer samples by donating blood. We are aiming to collect around 300 NHL (Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma) cases and also 300 control samples – that is, people who have not been diagnosed with cancer. The blood donation takes only 5 minutes and will aid in our research for around the next 5-10 years. For more info and contact details for this study please click here.
If you or someone you know may be interested in participating in one of these trials, please contact the Genomics Clinical Trials Centre on 07 5688 7170.