The ICA helps patients learn about short- and long-term clinical trials in the areas of IC/BPS, bladder pain, urgency, frequency, chronic pelvic pain, and overlapping conditions such as vulvodynia, fibromyalgia, and irritable bowel syndrome.
Studies Seeking Patients
Interested in participating in an interstitial cystitis/bladder pain syndrome (IC/BPS) research study? The ICA helps patients learn about short- and long-term clinical trials in the areas of IC, bladder pain, urgency, frequency, chronic pelvic pain, and overlapping conditions such as vulvodynia, fibromyalgia, and irritable bowel syndrome.
Look below for IC/BPS clinical trials in your area. Ask your doctor if a clinical trial might provide you with an alternative treatment or give you an opportunity to test a new IC/BPS medicine. Before you enroll, ask the clinical trial or study recruiter about any patient costs. Some clinical trials pay a cash stipend to patients. Others offer free or discounted medical care; however, specifics about coverage often depend on your healthcare benefits. Call your health insurance company and ask if you would be responsible for any out-of-pocket costs.
Contact a MAPP researcher in your area. Find out if you are eligible to participate in this landmark clinical trial. MAPP is recruiting women and men with IC.
North American Clinical Trials
Check back regularly – we update this list as we learn about new studies!
- Interstitial Cystitis: Examination of the Central Autonomic Network
- Microbiomes of Interstitial Cystitis
- Learn more about the OAG1050 Study for interstitial cystitis (IC) and bladder pain syndrome (BPS).
International Clinical Trials
The World Health Organization (WHO) maintains the International Clinical Trials Registry Platform – a database of clinical trials happening all over the world. Search for “interstitial cystitis” to find a trial near you.
Don’t see a trial that looks appropriate for you? Sign up for ResearchMatch and be matched for all kinds of research projects, from surveys to clinical trials, that are looking for volunteers.