Conquering Diseases

Stop Ra: A Study For Patients At Risk Of Developing Rheumatoid Arthritis


This study is looking at a preventative medication for patients at risk of developing rheumatoid arthritis.


Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) causes pain, swelling, stiffness and loss of joint function, and is one of the most disabling forms of arthritis. RA is typically treated only after diagnosis. This study is trying to determine if taking an investigational medication daily for 1 year will prevent patients from developing RA. Patients will be randomly assigned to receive the study medication or a placebo (an inactive substance).

What we're hoping for

We hope this experimental medication can prevent patients from developing rheumatoid arthritis (RA).

Additional Information Identifier: NCT02603146

 Principal Investigator

Jonathan  Kay, MD

UMass Memorial Health Care

 Study Contact

Steven  Ball



UMMHC Memorial Campus

281 Lincoln St. 

Worcester,MA 01605