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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

Recruitment for this trial is now complete

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