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Current Studies for Actinic Keratosis (Sunspots)

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The Center for Skin Research conducts clinical research trials for pharmaceutical companies and clinical research organizations seeking Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval.

Sunspots are thick, scaly, discolored bumps on the skin. Also called actinic keratoses, solar keratosis, senile keratosis, or AK, it is caused by prolonged exposure to the sun and most often occurs in fair-skinned persons. When left untreated, it can often lead to skin cancer.

Actinic Keratosis (AK) Galleria Location

Has fun in the sun damage your skin? If you have Actinic Keratosis (AKs) We have a study that may interested you. The Center for Skin Research at Suzanne Bruce and Associates, P.A. is conducting a medical research study for adults with actinic keratoses (AKs). AKs are characterized by patches of dry, pink to red, rough skin caused by years of unprotected sun exposure. These spots may be an early stage in the development of skin cancer. We are looking for people 18 and up who have AKs on their arms, legs and/or body to participate in a research study using an investigational topical gel. Qualified participants will receive compensation for their participation. 

Actinic Keratosis (AK) Galleria Location

Do you have Actinic Keratosis? If you are at least 18 years of age and have 5 to 20 small, discrete,  rough, raised spots, also known as AK’s, on your face, scalp or chest, you may be eligible to take part in a voluntary research study. Qualified participants will receive all study-related care and investigational topical gel or placebo at no cost. Participants may even be compensated for time and travel. Health insurance is not required.


Actinic Keratosis (AK) Katy Location

Do you have small rough raised spots on your face or balding scalp?

If you are at least 18 years of age and have 4 to 8 small, discrete,  rough, raised spots, also known as AK’s, on your face or balding scalp, you may be eligible to take part in a voluntary research study.  The study is 24 weeks with 7  visits  for actinic keratosis.

Qualified participants will receive all study-related care and  investigational study gel at no cost. Participants may even be compensated for time and travel. Health insurance is not required. Call today to see if you qualify!

For more information call: 713-985-0210 ext. 117 or 152.

Actinic Keratosis (AK) Katy Location

What you think are SUN SPOTS may really be ACTINIC KERATOSIS which is an ADVANCED WARNING SIGN that your sun related skin damage may become SKIN CANCER. If you have at least 5 spots that look like small, crusty, discolored, scaly patches of skin that can be raised, rough, or sensitive to touch on one or more of the following areas: your face, scalp, chest, body, arms, and/or legs, you may qualify for a research study being conducted in the Houston area. You will receive at no cost:

  • An examination of your skin
  • Investigational study gel
  • Lab tests
  • Compensation for your time

Health insurance is not needed.

To learn more about the dermatology research being conducted at our Houston and Katy centers, request for more information at our Research Center or call our office at (713) 985-0210.

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