Bio Behçet’s Trial

The Bio Behçet’s trial

The Bio Behçet’s trial aims to understand more about the different ways of treating Behçet’s. It is a randomised controlled trial of two drugs – infliximab (Remicade) and alpha interferon (Roferon-A) – often used to treat Behçet’s disease.

Taking part

If you have been diagnosed with Behçet’s and have not responded to treatment with other medications such as steroids or immunosuppressants, you could be eligible to take part in the trial.

Why is it important?

This could help to make a real difference to your quality of life, and in the process assist others in the future.

What should I do next?

If you would like more information about this study, contact a member of your usual Behçet’s care team or the contacts below. They will be able to discuss the study further with you, answer any questions you might have and let you know whether you are eligible to take part.

Donna Goymer – Addenbrooke’s (Cambridge), Lupus & Vasculitis Dept (Clinic 12), Addenbrooke’s Hospital, Hills Road, Cambridge, CB2 0QQ Tel: 01223 586835; Email: donna.goymer@addenbrookes.nhs.uk
Helen Franland /Ayren Mediana – Aintree, Clinical Sciences Centre, Aintree University Hospital NHS FT, Lower Lane, Liverpool, L9 7AL Tel: 0151 529 5894; Email: helen.frankland@aintree.nhs.uk / ayren.mediana@aintree.nhs.uk
Nardos Wakjira – Behçet’s Syndrome Centre of Excellence (London), Dental
Hospital, The Royal London Hospital, Turner Street, Whitechapel, London, E1 1BB Tel: 0203416 5000, ext: 46089; Email: Nardos.Wakjira@bartshealth.nhs.net
Zahira Maqsood – Birmingham City Hospital, City Hospital, , Research and
Development Department , Sheldon Block 2nd Floor, Birmingham, B18 7QH
Tel: 01215075273; Email: zmaqsood@nhs.net
Isobel Whitwell – Chapel Allerton Hospital (Leeds), Rheumatology Research Nurses Office, 2nd Floor, Chapel Allerton Hospital, Chapeltown Road, Leeds, LS7 4SA Tel: 0113 3924729; Email: Isobel.whitwell@nhs.net
Christine Routledge – Freeman Hospital (Newcastle), Freeman Hospital, Freeman Rd, High Heaton, Newcastle Upon Tyne, NE7 7DN Tel: 01912137753; Email: christine.routledge@nuth.nhs.uk
John Sindu – The Kellgren Centre for Rheumatology, Central Manchester University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Manchester Royal Infirmary, Oxford Road, Manchester M13 9WL Tel: 0161 276 7925; Email: sindhu.john@cmft.nhs.uk
Diane Carlton, Bio Behçet’s/SATURN, Trial Coordinator, LCTU, University of Liverpool, 1st floor Block C, Waterhouse Building, 3 Brownlow Street, Liverpool, L69 3GL Tel: 0151 795 7323; Fax: 0151 794 8930