The ALPHA trial compares Alitretinoin and PUVA therapy in patients aged 18 years and over with severe hand eczema which is not controlled on a daily (regular) basis with prescription steroid creams.
- November has been a great month. We now have 330 participants registered and 232 participants randomised to the trial! Thank you to everyone taking part
- Great news: ALPHA recruitment will continue for a further 22 months until the end of January 2020. Many thanks to all our participating sites for all their hard work and dedication to the trial
- Did you know November is # this month?
- We are pleased to announce that Debbie Hukins has joined the CTRU as the ALPHA Senior Trial Coordinator - welcome to team! Her contact details are below so please don't hesitate to contact her if you need further information about ALPHA
- Victoria Goss, our ALPHA STC, is taking a break from the CTRU while she concentrates more on family life - we can't wait to meet the new addition to your family!
- We now have 300 participants registered! Thank you to everyone taking part
Dont forget its #NationalEczemaWeek this month!
We now have 280 participants registered and 210 participants randomised! Congratulations to all the teams at our participating hospitals
BBC Look North (Yorkshire) features Dr Miriam Wittmann discussing the ALPHA trial - click the link (http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p03tqv2c) to watch the full programme. Here's a shortened version of the video on the BBC Look North face book page:
For earlier news feed items please go here.
Want to know more?
If you can't find a hospital near you, please keep checking regularly as more hospitals will be added as they are opened to recruitment.
Are you a hospital based clinician who would like to take part in the ALPHA trial?
Are you a research active GP practice? Would you like to refer patients with severe chronic hand eczema to a local ALPHA participating hospital?
If so, please contact Debbie Hukins, Senior Trial Coordinator for more details:
Senior Trial Coordinator
Tel: 0113 343 4317
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