The THRIVE study is a clinical research study of an investigational oral drug for the treatment of moderate to severe alopecia areata.
This clinical research study is now enrolling adults between the ages of 18 to 65 who have been diagnosed with alopecia areata and have a current episode of hair loss for at least 6 months and not exceeding 10 years. Note that you can be diagnosed with alopecia areata more than 10 years ago to qualify.
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Eligible participants between the ages of 18 to 65 with a current episode of scalp hair loss that has lasted at least 6 months but not exceeding 10 years due to alopecia areata. Note that you can be diagnosed with alopecia areata more than 10 years ago to qualify.
These questions are directed to the person who will participate in the clinical research study if they qualify, so "you" as used in the pre-qualifying questionnaire refers to that person.
No. You may take the pre-qualifying questionnaire to see if you might pre-qualify. Also, participation in a clinical research study is completely voluntary at every step in the process.
Why is this Clinical Research Study Important?
Alopecia areata is a condition that causes hair loss on the scalp and/or body, with patchy hair loss affecting the scalp being the most common type. This often occurs in cycles of unpredictable hair loss and spontaneous regrowth. Nearly 2% of the general population will be affected by alopecia areata at some point in their lifetimes. In some cases, alopecia areata can be associated with high rates of depression and anxiety. The investigational oral drug is intended to treat the underlying autoimmune process that results in hair loss from alopecia areata. There is currently no approved medication that treats the cause of hair loss from alopecia areata.
Before new medications can be approved for public use, they must be tested in clinical research studies like this one. The THRIVE clinical study will look at the safety and effectiveness of the investigational oral drug on hair loss associated with alopecia areata.
Although there are many definitions, a clinical research study is generally considered to be health-related clinical research in people with a specific condition using a pre-defined written protocol.
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