Therapy Area Rheumatoid Arthritis
Our Rheumatoid Arthritis Research Studies
Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) is a chronic disease. RA causes pain, stiffness and swelling of joints and decreased joint movement. The small joints of the hands and feet are most commonly affected. Sometimes RA can affect other organs, such as the eyes, skin or lungs.
RA is an autoimmune disease. This means that your immune system, which is supposed to attack foreign substances in your body (like bacteria and viruses), mistakenly causes inflammation to your own healthy tissue, especially in the joints. The cause of RA is not known. There is evidence that autoimmune conditions run in families. For instance, certain genes that you are born with may make you more likely to get RA.
If the inflammation in the joints remains present for a long period of time, it can cause damage to the joints.
We conduct research studies involving new or improved treatments for RA to test them for safety and effectivity.
Volunteer to participate
We are currently recruiting patients and healthy volunteers to participate in clinical research studies at our clinic. If you are a healthy volunteer or would like assistance in finding the right study for you, please join our Volunteer Mailing List by filling out the Volunteer List form and we will contact you when new studies are available.