Would you like to take part in a Clinical Trial for a new investigational treatment rheumatoid arthritis at no cost to you?

No health insurance is required to participate. You will receive all study related care from a specialist physician at no cost. The study will include visits to a clinic in your location.

Participants will receive compensation for participating in the study.

You may qualify for a clinical research study if you:

  • Are over the age of 18
  • Have a diagnosis of rheumatoid arthritis



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What happens if I Sign Up? We will match you to a study site in your area that needs participants with rheumatoid arthritis or notify you when one becomes available. The study team will then contact you and you may have the opportunity to participate if qualified.

If you think you might like to participate in the Rheumatoid Arthritis Study or would like more information, please enter your information below so we can see if you may qualify and can contact you about the studies. Keep in mind that participation is entirely voluntary. If you do decide to take part in a study, you may change your mind about participating at any time.

About Rheumatoid Arthritis

Rheumatoid Arthritis is an autoimmune disease with symptoms that include swollen joints, that may lead to bone erosions, deformity, and disability. Autoimmune diseases are diseases in which the body’s own immune system attacks one or more organ systems in the body resulting in injury to the body and illness.

Rheumatoid Arthritis will usually affect multiple joints, most commonly those of the hands and feet. However, as the disease progresses, it can spread to the wrists, knees, ankles, hips, and shoulders. In most cases, symptoms occur in the same joints on both sides of your body.

Rheumatoid Arthritis is an autoimmune disease that is often confused with other forms of arthritis such as osteoarthritis. Typical symptoms of Rheumatoid Arthritis include:

  • Joint pain, tenderness, and swelling in more than one joint
  • Redness or inflammation
  • Joint stiffness (especially in the morning)
  • Systemic symptoms such as myalgia, fatigue, fever, weight loss and depression
  • Joint deformity

Risk factors of Rheumatoid Arthritis:

  • Age 60 years or above
  • Obesity
  • Are female or have never given birth
  • Tobacco usage
  • Genetic traits

Although the exact cause remains relatively unknown, a physician can diagnose Rheumatoid Arthritis by conducting bloodwork findings, clinical evaluations and medical imaging such as x-rays. Once diagnosed, several different treatment options may be available such as DMARDS (Disease Modifying Anti-Rheumatic Drugs), which partially “turn-off” the body’s immune system. Pain medication may be recommended to help manage the discomfort and inflammation.

The Rheumatoid Arthritis Study is investigating how well an investigational treatment works for treating rheumatoid arthritis.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is a clinical research study?

A Clinical Research Study (also called a clinical trial) is a medical study that helps answer important questions about an investigational drug or device, such as: does it work, or how effective is it compared to another drug/device?

All medications must be tested in clinical research studies before they can be approved by regulatory authorities for doctors to prescribe to patients. Without people taking part in these studies, we would have no new treatments. The volunteers who participate in clinical research studies play a major role in helping to advance medicine.

The Rheumatoid Arthritis Study will include various visits to a study clinic in your area and follow up phone calls at designated times.

All study-related care is provided at no cost to you. You do not need health insurance to participate.

Volunteers who take part in the study may receive compensation for their time and travel. Participation is entirely voluntary. Even if you decide to take part in this study, you can change your mind about participating at any time.

There is no cost to participate in the Rheumatoid Arthritis Study. If you qualify, the investigational drug, study-related tests, assessments, and visits will be provided to you at no cost. You will receive study-related care throughout the study from a team of professional doctors and nurses at no cost to you.

Volunteers who take part in the study may be compensated for their time and travel. Please discuss this with the study team when they contact you.