ARC Clinical Trials

The research team at ARC is currently managing several different clinical studies. Are you interested in a particular study opportunity? Information about current study opportunities currently enrolling patients can be found below. Both ARC patients and non-ARC patients who fit the trial eligibility requirements are welcome.

Arthritis Studies

  • Psoriatic Arthritis
    • We are currently enrolling patients in the Apex Study who:
      • Are 18 years of age or older
      • Have had active psoriatic arthritis for at least 6 months
      • Have active plaque psoriasis
      • Have not responded to previous treatment for their condition
      • Have never received any biologic treatment for psoriatic arthritis or psoriasis
    About the Study
  • Psoriatic Arthritis with back pain
    • We are currently enrolling patients in the Apex Study who:
      • Are 18 years of age or older
      • Have had active psoriatic arthritis for at least 6 months
      • Have active plaque psoriasis or history of psoriasis
      • Must be able to have magnetic resonance imaging
    • We are currently enrolling patients in the Star Study who have active psoriatic arthritis axial disease.
    About the Study

Colon Studies

  • Colonoscopy

    ARC is currently seeking candidates for a paid clinical research study who are 65 and older that have a colonoscopy scheduled in the next three to eight weeks.

    About the Study

Fibromyalgia Device Studies

  • Adult Fibromyalgia Device

    ARC is looking for adult patients, between 22 to 75 years of age, who currently have a fibromyalgia diagnosis. This is for a study for an investigational smart phone app, intended to reduce fibromyalgia symptoms and help people manage their fibromyalgia more effectively. It does not involve any drugs or medications. 

    About the Study

Lupus Studies

  • Subacute Cutaneous Lupus Erythematosus (SCLE) and Discoid Lupus Erythematosus (DLE)
    • We are currently enrolling patients in an SCLE and DLE study who:
      • Are between the age of 18-75 years old
      • Have SCLE, DLE and/or certain types of CLE for more than 6 months
      • Have active symptoms
    About the Study
  • Systemic Lupus Erythematosus
    • We are currently enrolling patients in an SLE study who:
      • Have active SLE
      • Are between the ages of 18 and 75 years old
      • Are taking 1 or 2 SLE treatments
      • Are taking 20 mg/day of prednisone or equivalent, if on an oral corticosteroid
    About the Study

Pediatric Studies

  • Pediatric Chickenpox Vaccine

    This study is looking at different strengths of a potential new investigational vaccine against chickenpox. The study will look at how safe the vaccine is and will also determine whether it works to help prevent chickenpox in children. Children who are 12-15 months of age, in good health, and have received the first 3 doses (primary series) of a pneumococcal conjugate vaccine may qualify.

    About the Study
  • Pediatric Meningoccoccal Vaccine

    Meningococcal disease refers to any illness caused by the bacteria Neisseria meningitides. This includes Meningitis, an infection of the brain/spinal cord and Septicemia, an infection of the bloodstream. Both are very serious and can become deadly in a matter of hours. If left untreated, meningococcal disease can lead to deafness, brain damage, or can even be fatal.

    About the Study
  • Pediatric Migraine

    ARC will recruit patients from across Central Texas to enroll in this late phase clinical trial nicknamed “PIONEER-PEDS1.” This study intends to look at an investigational medication called Lasmiditan in reducing the pain of migraine headaches in children and adolescents.

    About the Study

Sjogren's Syndrome Studies

  • Sjogren’s Syndrome
    • We are currently enrolling patients in the Sjogren’s Syndrome trial who:
      • Are between the ages of 18 and 75 years old
      • Have active symptoms

    About the Study

Spine Studies

  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
    • We are currently enrolling patients in the Ankylosing Spondylitis clinical trial who:
      • Are between the ages of 18 to 65
      • Have active symptoms
      • Must be able to have magnetic resonance imaging
    About the Study

Vagus Nerve Stimulator Device Studies

  • Vagus Nerve Stimulator Device
    • We are currently enrolling patients in a Vagus nerve stimulator device study who:
      • Are between the age of 22-75 years old
      • Have at least one conventional synthetic DMARD
      • Have to show at least one Biologic failure
      • Cannot use tobacco products
      • Have no history of CV disease, no other implanted devices and no esophageal dysfunction
    About the Study

Women’s Health Studies

  • Contraception

    CALLIOP3 is exploring whether a study medication called LPRI-CF113 is an effective birth control for women ages 13-45.

    About the Study
  • Cytomegalovirus

    Cytomegalovirus, shortened to CMV, is a leading cause of birth defects around the world. If a woman becomes infected with CMV while she is pregnant, she can pass the infection to her unborn baby. The investigational vaccine may help the body's immune system recognize and protect itself if it comes into contact with CMV in the future.

    About the Study
  • Hot Flash

    Austin Regional Clinic is hosting a research trial at our Kelly Lane location for a medication to help postmenopausal women suffering from hot flashes.

    About the Study