The Tulip Program is a series of clinical research studies evaluating an investigational drug for systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE).If you have been living with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), commonly known as lupus, you may be eligible to participate in the Tulip SLE Study. The goal of the Tulip SLE Study is to find out whether an investigational drug may help reduce symptoms of lupus and limit the need for other medications. During the study period, participants will be allowed to take their currently prescribed lupus medications.

Living with lupus can be challenging, but you are not alone.

SLE is the form of the disease most commonly known as lupus. It can affect many parts of the body, including the kidneys, brain or central nervous system, blood and blood vessels, skin, lungs, heart, and joints. Symptoms of SLE can vary from person to person, and can be recurring.

The Tulip Program represents AstraZeneca’s commitment to developing a potential investigational drug for SLE. It is only through clinical research that new investigational drugs can be developed, and participating in a clinical trial may allow you to play an even more active role in lupus research. It also helps our researchers, physicians, and participants better understand lupus.

For more information about the Tulip SLE Study or to enroll, please call or email the study coordinators at the research site closest to you:

Site Name Role Full Name City Phone Email
McMaster University Medical Centre Principal Investigator Matsos, Mark Hamilton 1 (905) 521-2100 ext: 20429
McMaster University Medical Centre Study Coordinator Abraham, Dennis Hamilton 1 (905) 531-6044
CISSS du bas Saint-Laurent/Hospital de Rimouski Principal Investigator Fortin, Isabelle Rimouski 1 (418) 724-3000 ext: 8069 Please contact study coordinator :
CISSS du bas Saint-Laurent/Hospital de Rimouski Study Coordinator Rochefort, Sara-Vicki Rimouski 1 (418) 724-3000 ext: 7443
Toronto Western Hospital (TWH) – Lupus Clinic Principal Investigator Gladman, Dafna Toronto 1 (416) 603-5800 ext: 3259
Toronto Western Hospital (TWH) – Lupus Clinic Study Coordinator Blair, Joan Toronto 1 (416) 603-5800 ext: 3259