Clinical Trial

News: 10 - 17

Apr 17, 2020
SDPB

In this week's news podcast, leading state democrats and republicans reflect of the 2020 legislative session, Sanford Research joins us for a talk about hydroxychloroquine and the statewide clinical trial, and much more.

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Clinics and universities around the country are in the early stages of testing if stem cells can be used to treat osteoarthritis in the knee.  Sanford Health is one of the hospitals involved in the study and will test a group of around 120 patients.

Osteoarthritis is a painful condition that occurs when the cartilage on the end of bones degrades over time, causing the bones to make contact. 

Dr. Chad Kurtenbach is an orthopedic surgeon with Sanford Health.  He says arthritis tends to happen naturally as people get older but can be accelerated by injuries and trauma.

In The Moment ... January 29, 2018 Show 265 Hour 2

The voices of women continue to resonate in American politics, business, and the entertainment industry. But are we speaking out about how women are represented in medical research?

The FDA has launched a "Diverse Women in Clinical Trials Campaign." We're joined by Lora Black, Senior Director of Clinical Research at Sanford Health.

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A national study examines whether medication approved for one cancer treats other forms of the disease.

Sanford Health locations are part of the clinical trial. It's called the Targeted Agent and Profiling Utilization Registry Study (TAPUR).

Dr. Steven Powell is the principal investigator for Sanford Health. He says precision cancer therapy uses patients' genetics and traits of individual cancers to treat disease. He says the study may expand options for treating patients who have advanced cancers.