Clinical Research: What’s on the Horizon

Learn about types of clinical research in IBD and the importance of patient participation in these studies. The potential benefits or risks of participating in clinical research are discussed, and an overview of recent clinical studies of emerging treatments for Crohn's and colitis are reviewed. 

Dr. Neeraj Narula, Assistant Professor in the Department of Medicine at McMaster University, Gastroenterologist at St. Joseph's Hospital in Hamilton.



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  • Canada has among the highest incidence rates of Crohn's and colitis in the world.
  • 1 in 140 Canadians lives with Crohn’s or colitis.
  • Families new to Canada are developing these diseases for the first time.
  • Incidence of Crohn’s in Canadian kids under 10 has doubled since 1995.
  • People are most commonly diagnosed before age 30.

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