Cystic Fibrosis Research

The Cystic Fibrosis Center research team is currently conducting numerous observational research studies and clinical trials that involve various procedures and evaluations to further treat and understand different aspects of this disorder.

All around the world, CF patients of all ages are involved in clinical trials testing potential new drugs across different therapeutic areas. These clinical trials include multiple interventional drug studies here at CHOP.

Want to see if you qualify for an interventional drug study? The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation has developed a new search tool for patients and families to find available trials. The online Clinical Trial Finder allows you to narrow your search (by age, lung function, type of therapy) and provides information on specific clinical trials.

We are also specifically concentrating on the disease process of Cystic Fibrosis Related Diabetes (CFRD) and glucose abnormalities. CFRD is a complex condition that adds additional medical burden to individuals with CF. Researchers at CHOP are conducting a number of research studies to better understand the disease and why it develops.

Our CFRD research goal is to:

  • Improve screening and find the best methods for detecting CFRD
  • Prevent or slow the progression of CFRD
  • Better define when treatment of insulin deficiency should begin

To learn more about what studies you or your child may qualify for, please contact

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Why Choose CHOP for CF Care

The Cystic Fibrosis Center at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia is accredited for care, teaching and research by the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.

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Your Child's CF Center Visit

During each visit to the Cystic Fibrosis Center, your child may see a number of multidisciplinary experts. Learn about the care they provide.