Clinical Trials

This page lists clinical trials across the world that are known to be open to vitiligo patients. Before enrolling in a clinical trial it is important to understand the potential risks and benefits, and for participants to discuss all options with their dermatologist.

The VR Foundation cannot guarantee the completeness of this list of clinical trials. It does not contain all clinical studies conducted in the United States and elsewhere because not all studies are required by law to be registered. Please contact us if you are aware of any clinical trials open to vitiligo patients that are not listed here.

Why clinical trials are needed? Click here to find out more about clinical trials and why they are so vital.

Ongoing clinical trials

BELGIUM

  • A Multicenter Trial of Non-cultured Epidermal Cellular Grafting Versus Hyaluronic Acid for Repigmenting Stable Leukoderma (Vitiligo and Piebaldism). By Laboratoires Genévrier. This study is currently recruiting participants. Start date: May 2014. External link

CANADA

  • Efficacy of Red Light in Vitiligo. By University of British Columbia. This study is currently recruiting participants. Start date: February 2013. External link
  • Topical Psoralen Ultraviolet Light A Versus Narrow Band Ultraviolet Light B Treatment for Recalcitrant Dermatoses of the Hand. By The Skin Care Center, Vancouver General Hospital. This study is currently recruiting participants. Start date: February 2013. External link.
  • UVA 1 Phototherapy for Vitiligo. By The Skin Care Center, Vancouver General Hospital. This study is currently recruiting participants. Start date: February 2013. External link.

CHINA

  • Parallel-Controlled Clinical Study on Fill-fire Needle for Vitiligo. By Xinjiang Medical University Affiliated Hospital of Traditional Chinese Medicine. Recruiting status:recruiting. Start date: January 2014. External link

INDIA

  • A clinical trial to compare the effects of coded Unani research drugs UNIM 001+UNIM003 with Psoralen in the treatment of vitiligo. By Central Council for Research in Unani Medicine CCRUM New Delhi. Recruitment status: open to Recruitment. Start date: March 2013. External link
  • A study to compare the effect of betamethasone oral mini-pulse therapy and oral azathioprine in progressive non-segmental vitiligo. By AIIMS. Recruitment status: open to Recruitment. Start date: August 2013. External link
  • A multicentric single blind, randomized, parallel group, comparative study to compare the efficacy and safety of Coded Unani formulations UNIM 001+UNIM003 with Psoralen in the treatment of Bars (vitiligo). By Central Council for Research in Unani Medicine CCRUM New Delhi. Open to Recruitment. Start date: Decembr 2013. External link
  • A randomized comparative study of the effect of betamethasone oral mini-pulse therapy and oral azathioprine in progressive non-segmental vitiligo. By AIIMS, New Delhi. Open to Recruitment. Start date: October, 2013. External link

ITALY

  • Efficacy of Autologous Outer-Root-Sheath Melanocytes Transplantation in the Treatment of Vitiligo. By Centro Studi Gised. This study is currently recruiting participants. Start date: August 2013. External link.

IRAN

  • Evaluation of efficacy of microdermabrasion in association with Tacrolimus ointment plus Elocome ointment in compare with pimecrolimus ointment plus Elocome oint in patients with vitiligo. By Skin clinic of Imam Khomeini hospital. Recruiting. Start date: August 2013. External link.

JAPAN

  • Evaluation of effectiveness of smashed skin grafting therapy for vitiligo vulgaris. By Department of Dermatology Graduate School of Medicine, Tohoku University. Recruitment status: enrolling by invitation. Start date: October 2013. External link 

USA

  • Randomized, Split-body, Single-blinded Clinical Trial of NB-UVB Treatment for Vitiligo, by Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, MD. Contact: Sherry Leung at ctrep@jhmi.edu. Start date: July 2015. External link
  • Comparative Study Using Dermabrasion vs CO2 Laser & Collagen Dressing vs Vaseline Gauze in MKTP. By Henry Ford Health System. This study is currently recruiting participants. Start date: January 2014. External link
  • Prospective Open Label Parallel Study Comparing Use of Carbon Dioxide Laser Versus Dermabrasion for Denuding Epithelium and Collagen Dressing Versus Vaseline Impregnated Gauze for the Melanocyte Keratinocyte Transplant Procedure. By Henry Ford Health System. This study is currently recruiting participants. Start date: January 2014. External link

Last update: November 1, 2015.

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