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Clinical Trials Update: Oct. 1, 2007

Obesity Pneumonia Melanoma

(HealthDay News) -- Here are the latest clinical trials, courtesy of Thomson CenterWatch:

Obesity

If you are between 18 and 65 years old and are overweight but otherwise in general good health, you may be eligible to participate in a study exploring treatment of obesity.

Qualified participants may receive study tests and study medication at no cost, as well as compensation for time and travel.

The research site is in Phoenix, Ariz.

More information

Please see http://www.centerwatch.com/patient/studies/cat107.html.

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Pneumonia

A study to determine the effectiveness of a pneumonia vaccine in older people is underway.

If you are between 50 and 59 years years old, you may be eligible for this trial into pneumonia prevention.

The research site is in Rochester, N.Y.

More information

Please see http://www.centerwatch.com/patient/studies/cat167.html.

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Melanoma

If you are 18 years old or older and have metastatic melanoma, you may consider enrolling in a research study into treatment.

You may not participate if you have brain metastases, are pregnant or nursing.

The research site is in Montclair, N.J.

More information

Please see http://www.centerwatch.com/patient/studies/cat791.1.html.

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