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Clinical Trials investigating potential treatments for Prader-Willi syndrome are taking place around the country. There are a number of ways you can stay informed of opportunities:

  • Sign up for our FPWR mailings. We will announce new clinical trails as they open.
  • Participate in the Global PWS Registry. The registry will give you the option of allowing researchers to contact you about trial opportunities.
  • Become a fan of the FPWR Facebook page and watch for our announcements!
  • The clinicaltrials.gov website lists ALL clinical studies taking place in the United States. Search for PWS trials using keywords PWS or Prader-Willi syndrome.
  • Check this page often for updates and additions to our clinical trials list!

Are You Interested in Participating in a Clinical Trial?

After years of there being very few new drugs and interventions to test in PWS, we are about to embark on an important new period of PWS research. As we look forward in 2014 and into 2015, we expect to see half a dozen or more new clinical trials testing a variety of interventions for hunger, obesity, behavior and other characteristics of PWS. Some of the clinical trials will be for children, while others will focus on adults with PWS.

FPWR is dedicated to providing you with information on clinical trials!  Please click the button below for details on ongoing and upcoming PWS trials.


“We have been involved directly with PWS research since our now 7 year-old son was 18 months-old. My husband and I know that our son would not be doing as well as he is now if it weren’t for the families before us who chose to be involved in research studies.  While we couldn’t prevent our son from having Prader-Willi Syndrome, we hopefully can prevent the future generation of children and adults with PWS from having to endure some of the hardships our son has had to endure.  Plus, meeting researchers who are dedicated to helping individuals with PWS has also had an immediate payoff for us – we have experts to consult when we run into medical or behavioral issues.” — Cindy Szapacs, mom to Dash