Clinical Trials and Research Study Opportunities
Health Research Unit
Do you have uterine fibroids and heavy bleeding during your periods or know someone who does?
Uterine fibroids are benign tumors of the uterus. They affect between 25 and 40% of women of reproductive age. Women can experience a variety of symptoms associated with uterine fibroids including heavy menstrual bleeding, anemia,
menstrual pain, pelvic pain or pressure, and infertility.
The Women's Health Research Unit at OHSU is currently recruiting for a national clinical research study evaluating an investigational drug that may help reduce symptoms of uterine fibroids (eIRB #7812). Uterine fibroids are the leading
cause of the more than 200,000 hysterectomies performed annually in the United States. Aside from surgery, a long-term treatment for fibroids is not currently available. Finding a medical treatment (medication) that can be used long term
and that can help to reduce the symptoms of fibroids without surgery would be a major breakthrough and be beneficial to many women.
If you are a pre-menopausal woman that is at least 20 years old, have been told or suspect you may have uterine fibroids, and have heavy bleeding during your periods, you may be eligible for study participation. Please call our
confidential recruitment line at 503-494-3666 to find out whether you may qualify for this study. Participants in this up to nine month long study will receive exams, blood tests, ultrasounds and study medication at no
cost. Participants also may be eligible for up to $900 compensation for time and travel. Participants have a 33% chance of receiving placebo.
If you are affected by uterine fibroids and heavy bleeding, or you know someone who is, please call 503-494-3666 for more information.
The Division of Women's Health Research
The Women's Health Research Unit at OHSU: Finding New Solutions to Old Problems