Birmingham

Posted 2 years ago by Wales Gene Park

ASTRAEUS: A 12-week Study Treating Participants Who Have alpha1-antitrypsin-related COPD With Alvelestat (MPH966) or Placebo The purpose of this study is to investigate the effect of alvelestat (an oral neutrophil elastase inhibitor) on blood and sputum biomarkers in patients with Pizz or null genotype alpha-1 anti-trypsin deficient lung disease. Change in a number of different blood and sputum biomarkers related to lung damage, inflammation and elastase activity will be measured over a 12 week period. The effect on lung function and respiratory symptoms will also be measured.

 Alpha 1-Antitrypsin Deficiency /  Birmingham

Posted 3 years ago by Wales Gene Park

CORGI 2: A study to find genes that might increase or reduce the risk of bowel cancer Colorectal cancer (CRC) remains an important cause of morbidity and mortality. Identifying those at higher risk is important in targeting preventive measures, such as screening colonoscopy, to those most likely to benefit. Much of the risk of CRC and its precursor lesions (mostly polyps) is genetic, but a great deal of the heritability of CRC remains unexplained. Some of the remaining genetic risk probably results from rare genes with large effects, some from uncommon genetic variants with moderate effects and some from common differences with modest or very modest effects. The sub-division between these categories is extremely difficult to predict in advance of successful searches for these genes. The principal aim of this study is to identify additional susceptibility genes for CRC and cancers genetically related to CRC, such as endometrial cancer. This...

 Rare Bowel Cancers /  Birmingham

Posted 1 month ago by Wales Gene Park

Brief Summary This trial is to investigate the combination of selumetinib and dexamethasone in the treatment of acute lymphoblastic leukaemia (ALL) in both adults and children. Phase I is to find the most suitable dose of selumetinib to safely give with dexamethasone. Phase II will use this dose to find out how well the combination works. Detailed Summary Acute lymphoblastic leukaemia (ALL) is the most common childhood cancer worldwide. The overall newly diagnosed ALL cure rate is approaching 90% however children with relapsed ALL often do not survive. The frequency of ALL in adults is significantly lower however more challenging to treat compared to childhood ALL. Adult ALL is more resistant to chemotherapy and patient have reduced treatment tolerance (particularly the elderly population) therefore overall survival rates are low. Therefore there is a need to develop more effective treatment which improves survival rates for this patient population. Those eligible in...

 Acute lymphoblastic leukaemia (ALL) /  Birmingham


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