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
  • Vitiligo and the Koebner Phenomenon (Model of Vitiligo Induction and Therapy: a Clinical and Immunological Analysis). By University Hospital, Ghent. This study is currently recruiting participants. Start date: February 2010. External link

BRAZIL

  • Efficacy and Safety of ACH24 in the Treatment of Vitiligo. By Ache Laboratorios Farmaceuticos S.A. The recruitment status of this study is unknown. Start date: August 2011. External link.
  • Long-term Follow-up in Patients Affected With Acrofacial Vitiligo. By Irmandade da Santa Casa de Misericordia de Curitiba. The recruitment status of this study is unknown. Start date: October 2011. External link

CANADA

  • Efficacy and Safety of Intralesional Corticosterois in the Treatment of Vitiligo. By University of British Columbia. This study is currently recruiting participants. Start date: January 2013. External link
  • 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

  • 308nm excimer laser + Betamethason Copound Injection vs. tacrolimus ointment + Betamethason Copound Injection for the treatment of advanced face and neck vitiligo: efficacy and safety of the multi-center, randomized, open, parallel, self-controlled clinical trials. By No. 1 Hospital of China Medical University. Recruiting status: Pending. Start date: October 2012. External link
  • 308nm excimer laser vs tacrolimus Secretary ointment for the treatment of the stationary phase surface neck vitiligo: the efficacy and safety of multi-center, randomized, open, parallel, self-controlled clinical trials. By No. 1 Hospital of China Medical University. Recruiting status:
    Pending. Start date: October 2012. External link
  • Dot matrix laser + Betamethason Copound Injection / Triamcinolone Acetonide + NB-UVB vs dipropionate betamethasone cream + NB-UVB for the treatment of the acral type (including the subcarinal parts) of vitiligo: the efficacy and safety of the multi-center, open, randomized controlled clinical trials. By No. 1 Hospital of China Medical University. Recruiting status: Pending. Start date: October 2012. External link
  • NB-UVB + lipoic acid tablets + Compound times betamethasone injection vs. NB-UVB + placebo + compound betamethasone injection for the treatment of sporadic progress vitiligo: efficacy and safety of the multi-center, randomized, double-blind, parallel-group clinical trial. By No. 1 Hospital of China Medical University. Recruiting status:Pending. Start date: October 2012. External link
  • NB-UVB + placebo vs. NB-UVB + lipoic acid tablets for the treatment of the sporadic treatment quiescent vitiligo: efficacy and safety of the multi-center, randomized, double-blind, parallel-group clinical trials. By The First Hospital of China Medical University. This study is currently receuiting participants. Start date: September 2012. External link  
  • 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

GERMANY

  • Treatment of therapy resistant Alopecia areata with fumaric acid esters (Fumaderm® and Fumaderm initial®) – an open, single center, non-randomized, pilot study with 40 patients. By University Hospital Tübingen. Start date: June 2011. External link

FRANCE

  • Exploratory Study To Evaluate the Safety and Efficacy of CD07387 Solution In Patients With Vitiligo. By Galderma R&D. Recruiting patients. Start Date: February 2010. External Link
  • Maintenance Treatment of Non Segmental Vitiligo With Tacrolimus Ointment 0.1% Versus Control. By CHU de Nice - Hôpital de l'Archet and by CHU de Bordeaux. This study is currently recruiting participants. Start date: March 2012. 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

  • Comparative evaluation of efficacy of multiple treatments in the treatment of vitiligo. By Tehran University of Medical Sciences. Recruitment status: Recruiting. Start date: June 2012. External link
  • The effect of topical betametazon versus topical tacrolimus 0.1% in the treatment of vitiligo. By Tabriz university of medical sciences. Recruitment status: Recruiting. Start date: October 2010. External link
  • 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

  • Clinical trial for development of topical rapamycin treatment for white macules due to tuberous sclerosis complex, vitiligo vulgaris, and other congenital diseases. By Department of Dermatology Graduate School of Medicine, Osaka University. Recruitment status: enrolling by invitation. Start date: August 2011. External link
  • 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 

NETHERLANDS

  • Effect of Fluticasone Proprionate 0.05% on Narrow Band UV-B in Active Vitiligo. By Academisch Medisch Centrum - Universiteit van Amsterdam. Start date: November 2010. Recruitment status: recruiting. External link
  • Autologous Cell Suspension Grafting Using ReCell in Vitiligo and Piebaldism Patients. By The Netherlands Institute for pigment disorders, Academisch Medisch Centrum - Universiteit van Amsterdam (AMC-UvA). This study is ongoing, but not recruiting participants. Start date: July 2012. External link
  • Punchgrafting Techniques for Vitiligo (MiniSNIP). By Academisch Medisch Centrum - Universiteit van Amsterdam (AMC-UvA). The recruitment status of this study is unknown. Start date: June 2011. External link

SPAIN

  • Ensayo clínico fase I-II, controlado intraindividualmente para evaluar la eficacia del trasplante de melanocitos autólogos en monocapa sobre un soporte de membrana amniótica en el tratamiento del vitíligo estable. By Instituto Científico y Tecnológico de Navarra. Recruiting patients. Start date: November 2010. External link

USA

  • 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
  • Online Health Survey of Patients With Vitiligo Vulgaris/ Online Survey of Pediatric Patients With Vitiligo. By St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center. This study is ongoing, but not recruiting participants. Start date: July 2011. External link
  • Clinical and Immunological Study of Vitiligo. By UT Southwestern. This is a case-control study of adult and pediatric vitiligo patients. Prospective aims are to compare patients with vitiligo to each other and to normal and immune-mediated disease control patients, comparing clinical characteristics, autoimmune blood markers, autoimmune disorders, and family history of autoimmune disorders. External link
  • Clinical Trial of Simvastatin to Treat Generalized Vitiligo. By University of Massachusetts, Worcester (USA). Start date: January 2012. This study is ongoing, but not recruiting participants. External link
  • NB-UVB and PUVA Vitiligo Study. By Henry Ford Health System. This study is currently recruiting participants. Start date: November 2012. External link 
  • Photocil (Topical) for the Treatment of Vitiligo. By Applied Biology, Inc. This study is currently recruiting participants. Start date: November 2013. 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
  • Questionnaire and Laboratory Data on Vitiligo Vulgaris. By St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center (USA). Start date: September 2010. This study is ongoing, but not recruiting participants. External link

Last update: July 9, 2014.

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