Cardiff

Posted 4 months ago by Wales Gene Park

Brief Summary The purpose of this study is to evaluate the efficacy and safety of VX-121/tezacaftor/deutivacaftor (VX-121/TEZ/D-IVA) in CF participants who are heterozygous for F508del and a minimal function mutation (F/MF participants).

 Cystic Fibrosis /  University Hospital Llandough

Posted 4 months ago by Wales Gene Park

Brief Summary The purpose of this study is to evaluate the efficacy and safety of VX-121/tezacaftor/deutivacaftor (VX-121/TEZ/D-IVA) in CF participants who are homozygous for F508del, heterozygous for F508del and a gating (F/G) or residual function (F/RF) mutation, or have at least 1 other TCR CF transmembrane conductance regulator (CFTR) gene mutation and no F508del mutation.

 Cystic Fibrosis /  University Hospital Llandough

Posted 4 months ago by Wales Gene Park

Background and study aims: Cystic Fibrosis (CF) is an inherited disease affecting 10000 people in the UK with an average age at death of 28 years in 2012. The lungs of people with CF (PWCF) are prone to infections. Daily physiotherapy and inhaled medications are needed to stay healthy. Around £30 million is spent annually on inhaled therapy but average adherence has been shown to be only 36%. Data suggest that adherence is better in younger children but of the most of the PWCF are now adults. PWCF who collect less than 50% of their medication cost the healthcare system significantly more than PWCF who collect more than 80% and most of the additional cost results from unscheduled emergency care and hospital admission. This unscheduled emergency care is distressing for PWCF and their families. Current research investigating whether adult PWCF can build successful, self-management, treatment habits using dose-counting nebulisers to...

 Cystic Fibrosis /  University Hospital Llandough

Posted 4 months ago by Wales Gene Park

Brief Summary The Icatibant Outcome Survey (IOS) is a prospective, observational disease registry designed to document the routine clinical outcomes over time in participants with angioedema treated with Firazyr® (icatibant) and/or Cinryze® (C1 inhibitor [human]) in countries where it is currently approved. The data collected will be used to evaluate the safety of Firazyr (icatibant) and Cinryze (C1 inhibitor [human]) in routine clinical practice and as a data source for post-marketing investigations. Detailed Description The Icatibant Outcome Survey (IOS) is a multicenter, prospective, observational study for participants treated with Firazyr (icatibant) and/or Cinryze (C1 inhibitor [human]) in countries where it is currently approved. The entry of participants in the Icatibant Outcome Survey (IOS) is at the discretion of the physician and the participant and is not a pre-requisite for prescribing Firazyr (icatibant) or Cinryze (C1 inhibitor [human]).

 Hereditary Angioedema /  Cardiff

Posted 4 months ago by Wales Gene Park

Brief Summary This is an international, multicentre, prospective, non-interventional, observational Registry of patients with X-Linked hypophosphatemia (XLH). The main objective of this XLH Registry is to collect data to characterise the treatment, progression and long-term outcomes of XLH in both adult and paediatric settings. Detailed Description This is an international, multicentre, prospective, non-interventional, observational Registry of patients with X-Linked hypophosphatemia (XLH). The objectives of this XLH Registry is to collect natural history data of XLH to characterise the treatment, progression and long-term outcomes of XLH in both adult and paediatric patients. This XLH Registry will invite & include patients with XLH, of all ages & gender, irrespective of whether they are on, or not on, a treatment regimen for their XLH. However, patients who are concurrently participating in an interventional clinical trial, including Investigator-Initiated Studies, are excluded from the XLH Registry, as per the Exclusion Criteria as set in the...

 X-Linked Hypophosphatemia /  Cardiff

Posted 4 months ago by Wales Gene Park

Brief Summary CF is a complex, inherited illness that can affect many organs of the body. The investigators have found that some patients with CF have reported more problems with memory than would be expected at their age and that patients appear to be using memory strategies to overcome memory loss. The investigators intend to objectively test memory and examine MRI images of the brain of patients with CF. Detailed Description Patients with CF have several potential risk factors which may predispose them to memory problems. Because the CF population has historically only been young, this is not something that has been focused on. No research has currently identified whether patients with CF have a much earlier risk of developing cognitive impairment or how CF impacts on the brain. There has not previously been work in this area of CF and the investigators are in a unique position with the...

 Cystic Fibrosis /  University Hospital Llandough

Posted 4 months ago by Wales Gene Park

Cystic Fibrosis (CF) is a rare, life-threatening, genetic disease that affects the lungs and digestive system, significantly impairing the quality of life, with those affected having a median age of death at 40. The main objective of this study is to assess how safe and effective is the combination therapy of galicaftor/navocaftor/ABBV-119 in adult participants with CF.   Galicaftor/navocaftor/ABBV-119 combination therapy is being developed as an investigational drug for the treatment of CF. Study doctors place participants in 1 of the 4 groups, called treatment arms. Each group receives a different treatment. Around 90 adult participants with a diagnosis of CF will be enrolled in the study around approximately 35 sites worldwide. Participants in arm 1 will receive oral capsules of galicaftor/navocaftor dual combination for 28 days followed by galicaftor/navocaftor/ABBV-119 triple combination for 28 days. Participants in arms 2 and 3 will receive the galicaftor/navocaftor/ABBV-119 triple combination or placebo for...

 Cystic Fibrosis /  University Hospital Llandough

Posted 4 months ago by Wales Gene Park

Brief Summary: A Phase 3, randomized, blinded study comparing pelabresib (CPI-0610) and ruxolitinib with placebo and ruxolitinib in myelofibrosis (MF) patients that have not been previously treated with Janus kinase inhibitors (JAKi). Pelabresib is a small molecule inhibitor of bromodomain and extra-terminal (BET) proteins.

 Myelofibrosis /  Cardiff

Posted 4 months ago by Wales Gene Park

Brief Summary: Phase 1 Part (Complete): Open-label, sequential dose escalation study of CPI-0610 in patients with previously treated Acute Leukemia, Myelodysplastic Syndrome, Myelodysplastic/Myeloproliferative Neoplasms, and Myelofibrosis. Phase 2 Part: Open-label study of CPI-0610 with and without Ruxolitinib in patients with Myelofibrosis. CPI-0610 is a small molecule inhibitor of bromodomain and extra-terminal (BET) proteins.

 Myelofibrosis /  Cardiff

Posted 4 months ago by Wales Gene Park

Summary: Myelofibrosis (MF) is a cancer of the bone marrow that disrupts the production of blood cells. Symptoms of MF include anaemia (low red cell levels), weakness, tiredness and often an enlarged spleen. Standard treatment can involve chemotherapy, radiotherapy, a stem cell transplant or treatment with a drug called ruxolitinib. Ruxolitinib targets the specific cells that play a part  in the development of MF, and is the only drug licenced to treat MF. Previous research has shown that ruxolitinib is good at reducing symptoms of MF and decreasing the size of the spleen. However, the majority of patients do not show a complete response to ruxolitinib, meaning that another treatment needs to be added to ruxolitinib to improve the outcome for patients. This study will test whether combining ruxolitinib with another drug called a bromodomain and extra terminal inhibitor (BETi) is safe for MF. Research has suggested that combining these...

 Myelofibrosis /  Cardiff

Posted 4 months ago by Wales Gene Park

Brief Summary: This is a Phase 3 study to evaluate the efficacy, safety, and tolerability of crinecerfont versus placebo administered for 24 weeks in approximately 165 adult subjects with classic CAH due to 21-hydroxylase deficiency. The study consists of a 6 month randomized, double blind, placebo-controlled period, followed by 1 year of treatment with crinecerfont. Duration of participation is approximately 20 months.

 Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia /  Cardiff

Posted 4 months ago by Wales Gene Park

Brief Summary The purpose of the phase 1 portion (dose escalation) of the study will be to establish an optimally safe and biologically active recommended phase 2 dose (RP2D) and/or to determine maximum tolerated dose (MTD) for gilteritinib in sequential combination with fludarabine, cytarabine and granulocyte colony-stimulating factor (FLAG). The purpose of the phase 2 portion (dose expansion) is to determine complete remission (CR) rates and composite complete remission (CRc) rates after two cycles of therapy. The study will also assess safety, tolerability and toxicities of gilteritinib in combination with FLAG, evaluate FLT3 inhibition, assess pharmacokinetics (PK), perform serial measurements of minimal residual disease, obtain preliminary estimates of 1-year event free survival (EFS) and overall survival (OS) rate and assess the acceptability as well as palatability of the formulation. One cycle is defined as 28 days of treatment. A participant completing 2 cycles in phase 1 or 2 will have...

 Acute Myeloid Leukaemia (AML) /  Cardiff

Posted 7 months ago by Wales Gene Park

Brief Summary Add-Aspirin aims to assess whether regular aspirin use after standard curative therapy can prevent recurrence and improve survival in individuals with non-metastatic common tumours. The question will be assessed in four different tumour types (breast, colorectal, gastro-oesophageal and prostate) by means of parallel cohorts within an overarching trial protocol. Eligible participants will be randomly assigned (double-blind) to either aspirin 100mg, aspirin 300mg or a matched placebo, to be taken daily for at least 5 years. Disease recurrence and survival will be assessed, along with adherence, toxicity, and other potential effects of aspirin (eg. cardiovascular). There is a large body of evidence indicating that aspirin has anti-cancer effects. Meta-analyses of cardiovascular trials of aspirin have shown short-term effects on cancer mortality and a decrease in risk of metastases, suggesting a role for aspirin in the treatment as well as prevention of cancer. Additionally, large observational studies of individuals taking...

 Oncology /  Cardiff

Posted 7 months ago by Wales Gene Park

Brief Summary Research has shown that increasing the dose of radiotherapy improves outcomes in patients with lung and head and neck cancers. This study aims to see whether this is also the case for patients with tumour of the oesophagus. This trial will compare the effects of the standard dose of radiotherapy to a higher dose whilst closely monitoring the side effects. A comparison will also be made regarding the effects of the standard drugs used in chemotherapy (cisplatin and capecitabine) with an alternative combination (carboplatin and paclitaxel) in patients that do not show a response to chemotherapy with standard drugs early on in treatment. All patients will receive 6 weeks of chemotherapy and 5 weeks of chemoradiotherapy. How the study will be conducted: Prior to the commencement of treatment each patient will have a special scan called a PET scan. Patients will receive a second PET scan two weeks...

 Esophageal Cancer /  Cardiff

Posted 7 months ago by Wales Gene Park

Brief Summary RATIONALE: The current global standard of care after nephrectomy for localised Renal Cell Carcinoma (RCC) therefore remains active monitoring (i.e., observation by clinical and radiological means). 30-40% patients with initially localised RCC develop metastatic disease following nephrectomy. Need for adjuvant therapy is most marked in the high risk population where outcomes are predictably poor. However, the risk of recurrence in patients who are of intermediate risk of recurrence is not insignificant. Unfortunately, despite showing efficacy in advanced RCC, the results in the adjuvant setting, so far, are inconclusive. AIM: RAMPART is a phase III Multi-Arm Multi-Stage randomised controlled platform trial, initiated with three arms. The trial is assessing if durvalumab monotherapy or the combination of durvalumab and tremelimumab can improve Disease Free Survival (DFS) or Overall Survival (OS) compared to the current global standard-of-care (active monitoring). At the start of recruitment, patients with Leibovich scores 3 to 11...

 Renal Cell Carcinoma /  Cardiff

Posted 7 months ago by Wales Gene Park

Brief Summary This is a multicenter, prospective, randomized, controlled phase III trial designed to assess the clinical performance of gemcitabine with cisplatin and observation vs. standard of care (observation alone in stage 1 and capecitabine and observation in stage 2) in patients after curative intent resection of BTC including an embedded sub-study for R1 resected patients receiving additional chemoradiation. Detailed Description The ACTICCA-1 investigator initiated trial is funded by the Deutsche Krebshilfe (grant number 70110215, 70112047). With respect to data obtained in the ABC-02 trial, the combination of cisplatin and gemcitabine for 24 weeks as investigational treatment was selected. Based on adjuvant trials in pancreatic cancer (e.g. ESPAC IV) with a comparable postoperative recovery time, inclusion of patients within a maximum interval of 16 weeks between surgery and start of CTx was chosen. Gemcitabine and cisplatin has a relevantly higher cumulative dose of gemcitabine 18 vs. 12 applications and may...

 Bile Duct Cancers /  Cardiff

Posted 10 months ago by Wales Gene Park

The aim of the study is to create an international database of psychiatric and cognitive data on children with 22q11.2 deletion, 22q11.2 duplication, as well as 16p11.2 deletion and duplication. The project is led by the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. Cardiff University is the coordinating site for the United Kingdom.

 Genetics /  Cardiff University

Posted 1 year ago by Wales Gene Park

This is a multicenter, prospective, randomized, controlled phase III trial designed to assess the clinical performance of gemcitabine with cisplatin and observation vs. standard of care (observation alone in stage 1 and capecitabine and observation in stage 2) in patients after curative intent resection of BTC including an embedded sub-study for R1 resected patients receiving additional chemoradiation.

 Bile Duct Cancers /  Velindre Cancer Centre

Posted 1 year ago by Wales Gene Park

The purpose of this study is to evaluate the efficacy and safety of pemigatinib versus gemcitabine plus cisplatin chemotherapy in first-line treatment of participants with unresectable or metastatic cholangiocarcinoma with FGFR2 rearrangement.

 Bile Duct Cancers /  Velindre Cancer Centre

Posted 1 year ago by Wales Gene Park

Anaplastic thyroid cancer has historically proven very difficult to research due to a combination of its rarity and the associated short survival period for those affected. In 2009, 2340 patients in the UK were diagnosed with thyroid cancer with 70-90 expected to be the anaplastic subtype 1,2. For these patients average life expectancy is in the range of 2-6 months with only a very small number surviving for more than one year. It is a highly aggressive form of cancer that is refractory to current treatment options. By collecting tissue and blood samples along with clinical data across the UK we will be able to accumulate numerically significant numbers of samples and data points which will facilitate research opportunities. Researchers will be encouraged to apply for access to the collected samples in order to try and establish the causal mechanisms for disease development, potential therapeutic targets and to relate clinical...

 Anaplastic Thyroid Cancer /  Velindre Cancer Centre

Posted 1 year ago by Wales Gene Park

The FAST Trial Registry is a prospective observational cohort study of fetuses with a new diagnosis of atrial flutter (AF) or supraventricular tachycardia (SVT) that is severe enough to consider prenatal treatment (see eligibility criteria below). Aims of the Registry include to establish a large clinical database to determine and compare the efficacy and safety of different prenatal treatment strategies including observation without immediate treatment, transplacental antiarrhythmic fetal treatment and direct fetal treatment from the time of tachycardia diagnosis to death, neonatal hospital discharge or to a maximum of 30 days after birth.

 Cardiff

Posted 1 year ago by Wales Gene Park

The main purpose of this study is : To establish which number of doses of gemtuzumab ozogamicin (up to a maximum of 3 doses) is tolerated and can be safety delivered in combination with cytarabine plus mitoxantrone or liposomal daunorubicin in induction To compare mitoxantrone (anthracenedione) & cytarabine with liposomal daunorubicin (anthracycline) & cytarabine as induction therapy. (Randomisation 1 (R1) closed early to recruitment on 8th September 2017, due to liposomal daunorubicin manufacturing issues resulting in unavailability of the drug.) To compare a single dose of gemtuzumab ozogamicin with the optimum tolerated number of doses of gemtuzumab ozogamicin (identified by the dose-finding study) when combined with induction chemotherapy. To compare two consolidation regimens: high dose cytarabine (HD Ara-C) and fludarabine & cytarabine (FLA) in standard risk patients. To compare the toxicity and effectiveness of two haemopoietic stem cell transplant (HSCT) conditioning regimens of different intensity: conventional myeloablative conditioning (MAC) with...

 Acute Myeloid Leukaemia (AML) /  Noah's Ark Children's Hospital for Wales

Posted 3 years ago by Wales Gene Park

This study will evaluate the long-term safety and tolerability of RO7234292 (RG6042) in participants who have completed other F. Hoffmann-La Roche, Ltd.-sponsored and/or Genentech-sponsored studies in the Huntington's disease (HD) in the development program for RG6042. Entry into the study should occur at the time the participant completes participation in one of the preceding studies. Upon completion of the inclusion visit, eligible patients will receive either RO7234292 (RG6042) every 8 weeks (Q8W) or RO7234292 (RG6042) every 16 weeks (Q16W) by bolus intrathecal injection.

 Huntington's Disease /  Cardiff

Posted 3 years ago by Wales Gene Park

IMPORT: A study looking at improving treatment for children with kidney cancer This study will collect information about children diagnosed with kidney cancer (renal cancer) such as Wilms’ tumour, to help with decisions about treatment in the future.

 Paediatric Cancers /  Cardiff

Posted 3 years ago by Wales Gene Park

Cerebra is a charity who support children across the UK with brain conditions, working in partnership with Cardiff University, they are dedicated to improving mental health services and information available to children with rare genetic developmental conditions such as DiGeorge Syndrome and Kleefstra Syndrome which cause individuals to experience neurodevelopmental problems. They are looking for parents of children with genetic developmental conditions, as well as voluntary support workers and clinicians who support these children and individuals involved in health care policy development and implementation to join their project advisory group. The group will meet around 3 times a year for members to discuss the projects development and give their input on how we should progress going forward. We feel that getting this level of input from representatives of these groups is extremely important to the success of our work so, please do not hesitate to contact Lowri O’Donovan, Research Associate...

 Intellectual disabilities and developmental delay /  Cardiff

Posted 3 years ago by Wales Gene Park

We will undertake a prospective study of adult MAP patients with confirmed bi-allelic mutations across collaborating European centres. Data from upper GI surveillance procedures including endoscopy and histopathology findings will be collated as an ongoing process by the Institute of Medical Genetics, Cardiff, UK where it will entered into a database and stored safely. We will also collect prospectively data on other incident cancers diagnosed in these patients. All causes of death and all dates of death will be recorded. Recruitment of patients from the European centres and consent will be obtained using local procedures, and ethical approval will be obtained in each country. As MAP is a rare disorder, and the interval between surveillance procedures may be as much as 5 years, this study is planned to take place over 20 years.

 MUTYH-Associated Adenomatous Polyposis (MAP) /  Cardiff University

Posted 3 years ago by Wales Gene Park

Analysis of genes and their functions in patients with primary lymphoedema The aim of this study is to Identify new genes linked with unexplained lymphoedema

 Milroy Disease /  University Hospital of Wales

Posted 3 years ago by Wales Gene Park

The Genetics of Endocrine Tumours is an observational clinical trial. The study currently has 500 families and 3000 sporadic subjects recruited from almost 50 NHS sites around the country. Any patient with a pituitary tumour is eligible to enrol, though we are particularly interested in the cohort of familial isolated pituitary adenoma (FIPA) patients. FIPA accounts for around 5% of pituitary adenomas with 20% of these patients having a mutation in the gene Aryl Hydrocarbon Receptor Interacting protein (AIP). Our study has helped to characterise AIP and other novel genes that contribute to pituitary tumorigenesis. We are lucky to receive regular bloods and fresh tissue from pituitary tumour patients which are used for DNA/RNA analysis, tissue culture and in-vivo models.

 Genetics /  Cardiff University

Posted 3 years ago by Wales Gene Park

Challenge: A Phase III Study Of The Impact Of A Physical Activity Program On Disease-Free Survival In Patients With High Risk Stage II Or Stage III Colon Cancer: A Randomised Controlled Trial CHALLENGE aims to determine whether a supervised physical activity (PA) programme in patients with high risk Stage II or Stage III colon cancer will improve 3- year disease-free survival (DFS) in comparison to standard care. The impact on patient-reported outcome measures (PROMS) and quality of life will also be assessed. There is compelling observational data that PA is associated with colon cancer incidence, recurrence, survival, and quality of life. The trial arms are: Intervention: A 36 month structured physical activity programme comprising supervised physical activity sessions and behaviour support sessions and provision of general health education materials (on diet and exercise). Standard Care: Provision of general health education materials on diet and exercise only.

 Rare Non-specific /  Velindre Cancer Centre

Posted 3 years ago by Wales Gene Park

We are carrying out research into conditions that affect the brain and / or the immune system. The disorders that we are interested in most likely arise due to changes in genes (or DNA); genes are like recipe books, telling the cells in our body how to make chemicals called proteins. The aim of our work is to understand how changes in the genes and proteins involved in these conditions cause disease. This is not understood at present, and so this research will provide new and important information. We believe that a better understanding of the cause of these diseases will bring us closer to developing ‘smart’ treatments for people affected by, or at risk of, these genetic conditions. The study is likely to take several years to complete and there may be no direct benefit from this research to your child. There would also not be any financial benefit....

 Neurology /  University Hospital of Wales

Posted 3 years ago by Wales Gene Park

A prospective study of Thrombotic Thrombocytopenic Purpura in the UK This is a UK based registry, involving all sites treating newly presenting Thrombotic Thrombocytopenic Purpura (TTP). From this registry, important epidemiological data will be obtained. Admission and remission samples will be collected. DNA will be collected and analysed from patients wishing to participate to determine if any link exists between mutations/polymorphisms and the risk of TTP. As part of NHS commissioning, this study will be undertaking long term follow up, to understand the impact of acute TTP on morbidity and mortality.

 Immune thrombocytopenia /  University Hospital of Wales

Posted 3 years ago by Wales Gene Park

Enroll-HD is a global observational study for Huntington’s disease families The purpose of this study is to collect information from study participants, allowing researchers to understand more about the disease, with the aim of accelerating the discovery and development of potential treatments for Huntington's Disease (HD). It will monitor how the disease appears and changes over time in different people; those who have a clinical diagnosis and those who are at-risk of developing the disease. ENROLL-HD also collects information from HD family members and carers.  

 Huntington's Disease /  Cardiff University


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