What is the A-STAR project?
A-STAR stands for The UK-Irish Atopic Eczema Systemic Therapy Register. We are an observational study running in the UK and Ireland, seeking to assess the short and long-term safety and efficacy of systemic immuno-modulators for people of all ages with atopic eczema. We will also look at the ‘real life’ cost of treating eczema, examining how much these therapies cost, compared to how well they work. Once patients sign up to participate in A-STAR, we will follow their medical care via their local dermatologists.
The overall aim is to help clinicians in their treatment decisions of patients with atopic eczema and through this to improve patient care.
I am a clinician – can my hospital be registered with A-STAR?
Once the original 14 centres are set up, we will be open for new centres in the UK and Ireland to register with us. If your hospital would like to participate, please contact the A-STAR Study Co-ordinating Centre, and we will be able to advice you on the steps that need to be taken.
14 centres are in set up process.
I am a patient – can I register with A-STAR?
We can only register patients who are currently seeing a dermatologist, in the centres that are participating in the study. Please speak to your local dermatologist about A-STAR to check whether you are eligible to join the study.
For more information about the study please see our participants information page.