JointHealth™ express   October 26, 2010

Lupus Arthritis Research Study

Physicians at The Arthritis Research Centre of Canada are seeking volunteers who have been diagnosed with Lupus Arthritis to participate in a clinical research study involving an investigational study drug not yet approved by Health Canada.

Volunteers with Lupus Arthritis who meet criteria for entry into the study, and who consent to participate will be randomly assigned to receive either active treatment (with an oral study drug) or placebo (an inactive substance) for 12 weeks. Participation in the study would involve 7 visits to the Arthritis Research Centre over a 16-18 week period.

If you are interested in learning more about this study and what participation would involve, please contact the Study Coordinators:

Nancy Ellis RN
  Selena Roy RN

The principal investigator for this study is Dr. Andrew Chalmers.

Please discuss your participation in this or any research study with your primary physician.

What is a clinical trial? To find out, click here. Or, you may find the January 2009 JointHealth™ monthly useful – it discusses the importance of consumer participation in clinical studies and provides a good description of what they are.