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Clinical research uses human volunteers to add to medical knowledge. Clinical research includes trials that test new treatments and therapies, genetic studies to explore ways in which a person’s genes may contribute to developing a disorder and epidemiological studies to understand the patterns, causes, and effects of health and disease.
The clinical trials information provided on this page is provided with support from Pfizer.
Human clinical trials are a critical phase to bringing safe and effective treatments to market. Many tests are conducted before the clinical trial stage to determine whether potential treatments are appropriate for testing in people. It is through clinical trials that safe and effective drugs, therapies and potentially, a cure for alopecia areata will be discovered.
By participating in a clinical trial, you play an important role in the effort to develop effective treatments for alopecia areata. The decision to participate is very personal and should be made only after speaking with your health care provider and other individuals you trust. You can stop participation in a clinical trial at any time if new concerns arise or you lose confidence that its potential benefits outweigh its risks.
Clinical Trial Resources
ClinicalTrials.gov is a resource from the U.S. National Library of Medicine that offers up-to-date information for locating federally and privately supported clinical trials for a wide range of diseases and conditions. Visit ClinicalTrials.gov to review clinical trials that are recruiting particpants for studies on alopecia areata and other diseases.
Watch a webinar to learn more about clinical trials and how to search on ClinicalTrials.gov.
Download our guide to using ClinicalTrials.gov.
Download our worksheet, Clinical Trials and You, with questions to ask your doctor.
The National Alopecia Areata Foundation is committed to delivering accurate and reliable information to everyone affected by alopecia areata, and subsequently reviews many requests for postings about participation in research studies. The following is a current list of clinical trials and research studies working with NAAF to recruit people with alopecia areata for particpation.
Disclaimer: NAAF provides research notices as an informational service to its community. NAAF is not conducting the study. This information does not represent a NAAF endorsement, but rather makes you aware that clinical studies are available for your participation if you choose. If you are presently under the care of a physician for alopecia areata, or other conditions, you should discuss clinical trial particpation with your doctor before altering your treatment program. NAAF is not responsible for any adverse outcomes.
6 years to 17 years at the age of consent (enrollment will be fully sequential by age group, with adolescents (12 to less than 18 years old) enrolling before children (6 to less than 12 years old)
18 years of age or older; diagnosed with alopecia areata; have at least 50% scalp hair loss
18yrs to ≤60 years for males (≤70 years of age for females); self-identify as either Black or African American in race; have severe or very severe alopecia areata
18 to 70 years of age; have patchy alopecia areata
Note: Although this study is fully enrolled, additional pediatric studies are expected soon.
18 Years to 65 Years of age; diagnosed with alopecia areata for at least 6 months; duration of current hair loss episode not exceeding 8 years
Ages 12-17; diagnosed with alopecia areata; at least 10% scalp hair loss
Age 18+; diagnosed with extensive alopecia areata