Clinical trials are research studies that investigate new or experimental treatments in patients living with a specific disease such as scarring alopecia. These studies are important because they contribute to the overall knowledge and understanding of scarring alopecia. Clinical trials and studies also play an instrumental role in the development and approval of new treatment options. People who are willing to participate in clinical trials and research studies can benefit personally, while helping all scarring (cicatricial) alopecia patients and potentially furthering important scarring alopecia research.
One of the most impactful ways SAF and the scarring alopecia community can push the research agenda is by awarding research grants to dedicated, innovative researchers. We hope you consider making a tax-deductible donation towards our research grant program here.
To find clinical trials on scarring alopecia (or a specific type), search ClinicalTrials.gov.
Simply type in key words in the appropriate fields using the “Find a Study” section to begin your search.
This is a database of privately and publicly funded clinical studies conducted around the world. The ClinicalTrials.gov Web site provides current information about clinical research studies to patients, their families and caregivers, health care professionals, and the public. Each study record includes a summary of the study protocol, including the purpose, recruitment status, and eligibility criteria. Study locations and specific contact information are listed to assist with enrollment. (See How to Read a Study Record to learn more about the information found in a study record.) Information on ClinicalTrials.gov is provided and updated by the sponsor or principal investigator of the clinical study. Clinicaltrials.gov is a free service of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and is maintained by the National Library of Medicine (NLM).