Clinical Trials

Clinical trials are a way to bring new treatment possibilities to people who have not responded to  regular therapy. All such trials are subject to rigorous standards and supervised by a special review board with federal oversight

Southern New Hampshire Health System is currently participating in several clinical studies:

Cardiology

Foundation Cardiology has been participating in pharmaceutical research studies since 2003.  Trials involving both acute heart disease and chronic follow up care, along with trials in high cholesterol have been studied at Foundation Cardiology. There are several studies ongoing and enrolling at the present time.  If you or someone you know may be interested in finding out more information, please contact Raeleen Grabeau, RN at raeleen.grabeau@snhhs.org.

Dermatology 

Nashua Dermatology Associates is currently involved in three observational psoriasis studies. Enrollment is currently open for one of these studies. Please contact Mary Card for additional information regarding research studies at mary.card@snhhs.org.

Cancer

Foundation Hematology/Oncology is associated with cooperative groups such as Cancer and Leukemia Group B (CALGB), Sun Coast University of South Florida (SCUSF), and SWOG (formerly Southwest Oncology Group).  We currently have four Phase III Academic studies open which include breast cancer research.  One pharmaceutical study is on-going and involves breast cancer research. Enrollment is closed for this study. If you would like more information related to research studies at Foundation Hematology/Oncology, contact Mary Card at mary.card@snhhs.org.

Our relationship with the Mass General Cancer Center gives us access to  the latest research and clinical trials. As part of the largest hospital-based research program in the United States, Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) Cancer Center is known worldwide for advances in cancer care. With clinical research ongoing in more than 15 Disease Centers, and basic research underway through the Center for Cancer Research and Departmental Research programs, the opportunity for our patients to be eligible for treatment in clinical trials is another advantage of our relationship with MGH Cancer Center. For more information visit massgeneral.org/cancer/research.

Learn more about Cancer Care at Southern New Hampshire Health.

Rheumatology

Nashua Rheumatology is participating in research studies which include rheumatoid arthritis and lupus.  In addition, two studies are open that collect information for data banks on patients with Rheumatoid Arthritis. If you are interested in receiving more information on research studies at Nashua Rheumatology please contact Ellen Madigan, RN at ellen.madigan@snhhs.org.

Diabetes and Endocrinology

Clinical research studies at Southern New Hampshire Diabetes and Endocrinology have been on-going for the past 9 years.  A variety of studies have been completed in Type I Diabetes and Type II Diabetes.  Currently the site is participating in Pharmaceutical sponsored studies with new investigational products for Type I and Type II Diabetes.  If you would like more information related to the research studies at Southern New Hampshire Diabetes and Endocrinology Clinical research, please call 603-577-7574 or email Mary Card at mary.card@snhhs.org.

Southern NH Medical Center Institutional Review Board

We are involved in multiple research studies in a variety of specialties at the Medical Center and at specialty offices within Foundation Medical Partners. The following is a list of specialty areas we may be conducting research in:

  • Cardiology
  • Dermatology
  • Endocrinology/Diabetes
  • Infectious Disease
  • Oncology
  • Plastic surgery
  • Rheumatology
  • Various nursing studies

If you have questions about protocols please contact Foundation Medical Partners at (603) 577-3200 or fmpclinicaltrials@snhhs.org

If you have questions about your rights and welfare as a human research subject contact Southern New Hampshire Medical Center's IRB at (603) 577-2963.