Concert Pharmaceuticals Initiates THRIVE-AA2 Phase 3 Clinical Trial Evaluating CTP-543 for Alopecia Areata
“We expect the CTP-543 THRIVE-AA clinical program to provide the pivotal data needed to support our registration,” said
“Alopecia areata can bring disruption and burden to daily life. But with the progress of clinical trials, there’s hope for patients,” said
About the THRIVE-AA2 Study
THRIVE-AA2 (NCT04797650) is a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled clinical trial in adult patients with moderate to severe alopecia areata at sites in the
- Patient characteristics: adults age 18-65 years with ≥ 50% hair loss are eligible for the study;
- Expected enrollment size: approximately 440 patients;
- Dosing: 8 mg or 12 mg of CTP-543 or placebo twice-daily for 24 weeks; and
- Primary endpoint: Percent of patients achieving a SALT score ≤ 20 at Week 24.
About CTP-543 and Alopecia Areata
CTP-543 is an oral selective inhibitor of Janus kinases JAK1 and JAK2. The FDA has granted CTP-543 Breakthrough Therapy designation for the treatment of adult patients with moderate to severe alopecia areata and Fast Track designation for the treatment of alopecia areata.
Alopecia areata is an autoimmune disease in which the immune system attacks hair follicles, resulting in partial or complete loss of hair on the scalp and body. Alopecia areata may affect up to 1 million Americans at any given time1. The scalp is the most commonly affected area, but any hair-bearing site can be affected alone or together with the scalp. Onset of the disease can occur throughout life and affects both women and men. Alopecia areata can be associated with serious psychological consequences, including anxiety and depression. There are currently no drugs approved by the FDA for the treatment of alopecia areata.
The FDA selected alopecia areata as one of eight new disease areas that it focused on under its Patient-Focused Drug Development Initiative (PFDDI) in 2016-2017. The goal of the PFDDI is to bring patient perspectives into an earlier stage of product development. Following the FDA’s Patient-Focused Drug Development meeting held in
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1 Benigno M. Clinical, Cosmetic and Investigational Dermatology 2020
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