Let’s get in a fight.
The best way to boost health and defeat disease is for everyday people like you to get in the research study ring and become a part of the fight to find cures, new treatments, and ways to be healthy.
Ways to Help Humanity
Getting a colonoscopy? Whether you’re healthy or have HIV, share a tiny tissue sample during the procedure. It might help reveal how HIV impacts gut health.
More than a million Americans have HIV. There’s meds to treat it. But they may change your gut bacteria, which can impact your health. If you’re getting a colonoscopy, share a piece of your gut tissue whether you have HIV or not. It could help reveal how meds impact the gut.
If you or your child is a teen, share your sleep habits and try light-filtering glasses before bed! It might reveal ways to improve sleep and overall health.
Good sleep is key for teens’ development, physical, and mental health. If you or your child is a teen, share your sleep habits! You’ll also wear light-filtering glasses before bed. Learning about your sleep and how the glasses impact it might lead to new ways to improve sleep and overall health!
Try a new med that might help your advanced breast cancer better than regular treatment
Almost one third of women with breast cancer have high levels of a protein that lets cancer cells grow out of control. In advanced cases, up to one third don't survive past five years. Try a new med that blocks that protein. It might help stop your cancer from growing and help you live longer.
If you’re 15 or older, share your COVID-19 pandemic experience. It might pave the way to getting people resources they need.
There are higher rates of anxiety, depression, and stress during the pandemic. If you’re 15 or older, share your experience. What you share might help reveal peoples’ social and emotional needs. It might also connect you to resources that might help you.
Share your eating, drinking and sleeping patterns! It might help find links between eating habits and colon cancer risk so we can better prevent disease
Colorectal cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death in the U.S. Share your eating, drinking, and sleeping habits! It might help reveal links between lifestyle habits and colorectal cancer risk, which might lead to better ways to prevent the disease.
Got low back pain? Try talk therapy or physical therapy to see if it might help – non-opioid ways that might reduce pain!
About 16 million U.S. adults have chronic back pain. Many treat it with meds called opioids. But they can be addicting. Try therapy instead! You might try talk therapy to ease stress or physical therapy to adjust your spine. This might help researchers see which works best to naturally ease pain.
Try adding radiation or surgery to your prostate cancer treatment. It might help keep the disease away!
Prostate cancer is the most common cancer in men. It often creeps back after treatment. You can use hormones to slow the cancer, but that alone won’t cure the disease. Try adding surgery or cancer-killing X-rays to your regular treatment. It might help you stay cancer-free for longer!
Find out if an error in your cells is to blame for your colon cancer. Then try a new medicine that targets the error.
Colon cancer is one of the most common cancers in the U.S. And sometimes it spreads because of an error in your DNA that allows cancer cells to reproduce. Try a new medicine that targets this error. It might better treat your cancer.
Want to keep your blood cancer away? See if high-dose chemo might help your body fight the disease
A third of people with a blood cancer that strikes your body’s defenses don’t survive for five years. The standard medicine, which kicks your immune system into action to kill your cancer, might get a boost from high-dose chemo. Try extra chemo to see if it might get rid of your disease better.
Better skin cancer treatment might be as easy as tweaking the order you take your meds
More than half of people with the deadliest form of skin cancer who also have a certain error in their genes won’t live more than five years. The genetic error makes it easier for cancer to grow. Luckily, there are many meds to help. Help test which order of meds might fight your cancer the best.
Want to be done with kidney cancer after surgery? This new med might keep your cancer away by boosting your immune system
Kidney cancer comes back after surgery about a third of the time. Right now, the best option is to watch and wait. But a med used for kidney and other cancers that gets your body to fight the disease might help keep it away. Try it to see if it might keep you healthy longer than surgery alone.
Find out if you’re a good match to try new medicines that might better fight your hard-to-treat cancer
Some cancers are hard to treat or get worse after treatment. If that’s true for you, you may have certain errors in your genes that let cancer grow. Get tested to see if you have any of those errors. If you do, you might get connected with a study testing meds that target your genes to fight cancer.
Sick of taking meds for your blood cancer? Try this new med that might help you live longer and not need more treatment
Up to 90% of seniors with your type of blood cancer are cancer-free after two years of standard treatment. Imagine if you could stop taking medicine once you’re in remission? Try adding a new pill to your treatment to see if it might get rid of your cancer and get you off medicine for good.
Have you had surgery for your lung cancer? Try this pill afterwards. It might help keep your cancer at bay better.
Surgery is the best treatment for your common type of lung cancer. But if it doesn’t get it all, not much else can be done. Some people also have an error in their genes that lets cancer grow faster. Try this pill to see if it corrects that error. It might fight cancer better and prolong your life.
Are you having surgery for your breast cancer? Try getting cancer-killing X-rays afterwards. It might help keep the disease away.
The most common cancer in the U.S. is breast cancer. Sometimes cancer cells from the breast show up in lymph nodes under your arms. If you’ve had a lump or a full breast removed, partner to see if getting cancer-killing X-rays in this area might stop your cancer from spreading there after surgery.
Ready to beat anal cancer? Try a medicine that might keep cancer from coming back by boosting your body’s natural defenses
Anal cancer that’s spread can be trickier to treat. Team up to try a medicine that signals your body to attack the cancer. You’ll help find out if it might keep your disease away better than standard treatments alone.
Want to stop your leukemia from returning or getting worse? Adding this new med to your treatment plan might help
Younger adults with your type of bone marrow cancer respond well to a mix of chemo meds. Seven of 10 people on this combo are cancer free after five years. Try adding another cancer-targeting medicine to the mix. It might stop the disease in even more people.
Do you have growths in your digestive tract? Try these two pills to see if they might prevent growths from turning into cancer
Tiny tumors called adenomas can grow inside your digestive tract. Untreated, they can turn into colorectal cancer, one of the most common cancers in U.S. adults. If you’ve already had colorectal cancer, try two new pills. It might help shrink your tumors and cut the risk of getting cancer again.
If you can’t take standard treatment for head and neck cancer, try this medicine! It might help boost your body’s ability to fight the disease
Over 65,000 people in the U.S. will get cancer somewhere on their head or neck this year. Some can’t take standard cancer-killing medicine because of kidney problems. If that’s you, try a new treatment that boosts your body’s defense system. It might fight cancer without triggering kidney issues.
Ready to beat your rare soft tissue cancer? Try this pill. When paired with cancer-killing X-rays, it might trigger your tumor cells to self-destruct
Soft tissue cancer is a rare disease that grows in muscles, fat, nerves, tendons, and more. There are many different subtypes and it’s tricky to treat. Team up to test a new medicine that tells tumor cells to self-destroy when they’re hit with X-rays. It might lead to a better treatment option.
Add an extra medicine to your regular prostate cancer treatment. It might help kill cancer better
The most common cancer in American men is prostate cancer. The typical plan of attack uses cancer-killing X-rays and treatment to lower the hormones that help the cancer grow. Try adding a cancer-targeting medicine to the mix. It might kill your tumor faster and keep cancer away longer.
Whether or not you’re on a diet for your IBD, share some urine and stool! It might reveal if a diet improves your gut bacteria to help you feel better
Around three million Americans have inflammatory bowel disease. Gut bacteria might cause symptoms. Some of you are on a low-carb diet to ease discomfort. Whether or not you’re on this diet, share some urine and stool. It might help find if the diet supports healthier gut bacteria so you feel better.
If you’re healthy or have IBD or colon cancer, share tiny samples of your tissue. Studying your cells might help reveal how these diseases work and lead to better treatments
Millions of Americans have inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), which can put you at risk for cancer. If you’re healthy, have IBD or colon cancer, share tiny samples of your colon. It’ll be used to grow “mini-intestines” in the lab. It might reveal how these diseases develop and lead to new treatments.
Having a colonoscopy? Share tiny samples of your colon! It might help find the best way to remove all possible cancer cells along with any growths.
Colon cancer is one of the deadliest cancers. The best way to prevent it is to get a colonoscopy to check for and remove pre-cancer growths. Give a small sample of your colon during your already scheduled colonoscopy. It might help fine-tune the procedure so no unhealthy cells remain in your colon.
Testing for bowel diseases without a colonoscopy? Yes, please! A blood test might work instead.
Around 3 million Americans have inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). The gut pain, diarrhea, and fatigue are no fun. And neither is the test you need to diagnose it. Try a simple blood test that might find IBD so you don’t need to go through the time, expenses, and discomfort of a colonoscopy.
If you’re a teen or parent of a teen, answer questions about cell phone use. It might help show how teens use phones so that doctors can harness health and wellness apps to help them stay healthy.
If you’re a teen or parent of a teen, fill out a survey and do a one-hour focus group to talk about your health and phone use. It might help reveal how teens in Chicago use their phones. This might pave the way for figuring out how to use health and wellness apps to help teens stay healthy.
Do it From Home
Are you a nurse or a first responder? Fill out this survey about your shift work and sleep! It might help reveal how sleeping patterns impact your risk of getting COVID-19.
Nurses and first responders are more at risk of getting COVID-19. Share how your shifts impact your sleep and alcohol drinking patterns. It might help show if sleep changes impact your risk for COVID-19 or influence how sick you get.
Do it From Home
Let’s find out if lifestyle changes like diet and exercise can protect your mind and memory as you age
Nearly six million Americans have Alzheimer’s Disease. There’s no cure yet. Research shows that changes in diet, mental and physical activity, and more might help prevent memory problems if you’re at-risk. Try a program to switch up your lifestyle. It might help keep your brain healthy as you age.
Did your breast or stomach cancer come back? This new medicine might help you live longer
About one in four of you with breast or stomach cancer have high levels of a certain protein in your body. Meds can stop the protein from helping your cancer grow. But if cancer returns, your new tumors start resisting those meds. Try new medicine that might work against those new tumors.
A simple blood test might find the best breast cancer treatment for you. No surgeries or large needles needed!
Some of you with breast cancer have genetic errors in tumor cells that let cancer grow. Luckily there’s meds to target those errors. But docs need a tumor sample to check, which means surgery or big needles. Whether you have cancer or not, help find if a simple blood draw might do the trick instead.
Do you have hard-to-treat breast cancer? This new medicine might help you live longer!
About 10% of women with breast cancer have a certain kind that makes you less likely to respond to treatment. The best option is surgery. But it doesn’t always work. Try a new medicine that might help your immune system fight cancer. It might lengthen your life if you take it after surgery.
Ready for relief from back pain? Test if a new man-made bone can fuse your bones better in back surgery to help you move around pain-free
Shock-absorbing discs between our spinal bones break down with age for most of us. Surgery removes the damage and often uses your own bone to fuse your vertebrae to relieve pain. Test a new bone material to see if it might work better than your own bone to keep you moving around pain-free.
Try a mix of cancer-killing medications. The combo might keep away your blood cancer longer!
Only half of people with your kind of blood cancer survive for five years. There’s already a medicine that cuts your chance of cancer returning in half. Now try mixing that medicine with two others to see if the combo fights your cancer even better!
Retrain your brain: Test a new app that may help you control your emotions with bipolar disorder
Bipolar disorder hits nearly six million Americans. Your condition may make it hard for you to control your emotions and focus your attention. A new app may help sharpen your focus and how you process emotional info to ease the effect of your disorder. It’s like exercise for your brain!
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