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EPiC clinical trial

EPiC is a single-arm open label exploratory clinical trial to evaluate Dichloroacetate (DCA) as a possible treatment for endometriosis-associated pain.

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To test the hypothesis that we have developed effective methods to study DCA as a potential oral treatment to alleviate pain in women with endometriosis.


Pre-menopausal women aged 18 or over diagnosed with superficial peritoneal endometriosis (Stage I or II) at laparoscopy (>2 weeks but <36 months ago) who are using/willing to use effective contraception if necessary.

Currently this study only recruits women from Edinburgh area within NHS Lothian.


NHS Lothian

Recruitment target

30 women

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