TAMPA, Fla., Aug. 10, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Adults who suffer from moderate-to-severe plaque psoriasis have a potential opportunity to join a new clinical trial that could revolutionize treatment for patients. Tampa dermatologist, Seth Forman, M.D., with Forward Clinical Trials (FCT), is leading the study of the investigational drug developed to relieve the symptoms of plaque psoriasis, a severe skin condition that appears as raised red patches and are often itchy and painful.
Plaque psoriasis is the most common form of psoriasis, affecting approximately 80 percent of the 7.5 million Americans who suffer from psoriasis. The patches are typically found on the scalp, knees and elbows, although any area of the skin can be involved. "This is a disease that is chronic and historically has been tough to treat," says Forman, principal investigator of FCT and an internationally recognized expert on the treatment of psoriasis and other auto-immune skin diseases. "We're honored to be selected to conduct a study that could ultimately help those who have suffered with this unmanageable disease for a long time," he added. Plaque psoriasis is a disorder of the immune system and can occur at any age. It can be genetic and results from an overactive immune system.
Forman is also currently conducting trials for eczema, psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis. Patients interested in the trial can learn more and apply by visiting http://www.forwardclinicaltrials.com or calling (813) 264-2155.
About Forward Clinical Trials:
Forward Clinical Trials (FCT) is a multi-specialty clinical trials practice that provides new, innovative medicines of the future. FCT is located in Tampa, Fla. It is led by Seth B. Forman, M.D., a board-certified dermatologist and founder of Forman Dermatology & Skin Cancer Institute. Founded in 2012, FCT is a multispecialty research site conducting Phase II – IV studies. FCT participates in trials involving investigational and FDA-approved drugs. For more information, visit us at www.formanderm.com or on Facebook.
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