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Clinical Trials

As a leader in neurosurgery, the University of Washington is proud to coordinate and participate in a broad array of clinical trials. A clinical trial is a research study of a new treatment for a disease, or a new way to prevent a disease.

These studies are important to all current and future patients. They are the only way to translate the extraordinary breakthroughs made in laboratories around the country into new, more effective preventive measures and treatments for patients.

In addition to testing the validity of new treatments, clinical trials are a critical step in the development of new ways to detect specific diseases and to prevent them. These trials also help determine the safety, effectiveness and financial feasibility of the widespread use of new tools for the early detection and treatment of various diseases and conditions.

Please explore the links below to learn about these studies:

Our neurosurgeons and researchers are also conducting pediatric neurosurgery clinical trials with Seattle Children's Hospital. Please follow the link to learn more about current pediatric neurological surgery clinical trials.

Published Research Articles

View complete lists of current research publications by faculty from the Department of Neurological Surgery.

Participate in Clinical Trials

The Department of Neurological Surgery is currently seeking volunteers for clinical trials.

Follow the link to learn more about participating in these studies.

Featured Faculty:

Franck Kalume, PhD

Dr. Kalume investigates a form of epilepsy called Dravet Syndrome, as well as the mechanism that allows the ketogenic high-fat diet to suppress seizures.

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