Clinical study for a treatment for Alopecia Areata

Clinical study for a treatment for Alopecia Areata

*Screening for new participants in this trial was closed on 17/7/17. AAAF will share updates as they become available. Be sure to register to sign up for newsletter updates.*


The purpose of this clinical research study is to evaluate the safety and effectiveness of two investigational medications, in tablet form, or placebo for the treatment of alopecia areata.

You may be qualified to participate if you:

  • are between 18 and 75 years old;
  • have moderate to severe alopecia areata;
  • have been experiencing fixed hair loss for 7 years or less;
  • are willing to use two forms of effective contraception together with their partner(s) for the duration of the study (if of childbearing potential and at risk of pregnancy); and
  • are able to commit to regular study visits (up to 13 visits, 2-4 weeks apart) involving lab tests, questionnaires and other study procedures for the duration of the study (up to 37 weeks).

For participants, all investigational medication (or inactive placebo), study-related tests and study doctor’s visits will be provided at no cost for the duration of the study. Participation is voluntary and you may withdraw at anytime.  Participants may be reimbursed for reasonable travel expenses for study visits.

This clinical trial is being conducted at five dermatology clinics in Australia.


  1. Skin & Cancer Foundation Inc., Carlton, Melbourne

For more information please contact:

Dr Michaela Zallmann

Ph: (03) 9623 9400

Email: mzallmann@skincancer.asn.au


  1. Sinclair Dermatology, East Melbourne

For more information, please contact:

Megan DeFazio

Ph: 0455 915 411

Email: megan.defazio@sinclairdermatology.com.au


  1. St George Dermatology & Skin Cancer Centre, Kogarah, Sydney

For more information, please contact:

Sharyn Hutchinson

Ph: (02) 9587 4277

Email: clinicaltrials@stgeorgedermatology.com.au


  1. Veracity Clinical Research, Brisbane

For more information, please contact:

The Clinical Trial Coordinators

Ph: (07) 3039 1311

Email: trials@veracityclinicalresearch.com.au


  1. The Skin Centre, Benowa, Gold Coast, Qld

For more information, please contact:

Carolyn Nicholls

Email: carolyn@skincentre.com.au


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