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Huntington's Disease clinical trials at UC Health

10 in progress, 5 open to eligible people

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  • A study following patients with Huntington's Disease over time

    “Help us learn more about Huntington's Disease”

    open to eligible people ages 18 years and up

    Enroll-HD is a longitudinal, observational, multinational study that integrates two former Huntington's disease (HD) registries—REGISTRY in Europe, and COHORT in North America and Australasia—while also expanding to include sites in Latin America. More than 20,000 participants have now enrolled into the study. With annual assessments and no end date, Enroll-HD has built a large and rich database of longitudinal clinical data and biospecimens that form the basis for studies developing tools and biomarkers for progression and prognosis, identifying clinically-relevant phenotypic characteristics, and establishing clearly defined endpoints for interventional studies. Periodic cuts of the database are now available to any interested researcher to use in their research - visit www.enroll-hd.org/for-researchers/access-data/ to learn more.

    at UC Davis UC Irvine UCLA UCSD UCSF

  • An Open-Label Extension Study to Evaluate Long-Term Safety and Tolerability of RO7234292 (RG6042) in Huntington's Disease Patients Who Participated in Prior Roche and Genentech Sponsored Studies

    open to eligible people ages 25 years and up

    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.

    at UCSD

  • Child to Adult Neurodevelopment in Gene Expanded Huntington's Disease

    open to eligible people ages 6-30

    Huntington's Disease (HD) is an autosomal dominant disease manifested in a triad of cognitive, psychiatric, and motor signs and symptoms. HD is caused by a triplet repeat (CAG)expansion in the gene Huntingtin (HTT). This disease has classically been conceptualized as a neurodegenerative disease. However, recent evidence suggests that abnormal brain development may play an important role in the etiology of HD. Huntingtin (HTT)is expressed during development and through life. In animal studies, the HTT gene has been shown to be vital for brain development. This suggests that a mutant form of HTT (gene-expanded or CAG repeats of 40 and above) would affect normal brain development. In addition, studies in adults who are gene-expanded for HD, but have not yet manifested the illness, (pre-HD subjects) have significant changes in the structure of their brain, even up to 20 years before onset of clinical diagnosis. How far back these changes are evident is unknown. One possibility is that these brain changes are present throughout life, due to changes in brain development,though initially associated with only subtle functional abnormalities. In an effort to better understand the developmental aspects of this brain disease, the current study proposes to evaluate brain structure and function in children, adolescents, and young adults (ages 6-30) who are at risk for developing HD - those who have a parent or grandparent with HD. Brain structure will be evaluating using Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) with quantitative measures of the entire brain, cerebral cortex, as well as white matter integrity via Diffusion Tensor Imaging. Brain function will be assessed by cognitive tests, behavioral assessment, and physical and neurologic evaluation. Subjects that are gene-expanded (GE) will be compared to subjects who are gene non-expanded (GNE). Changes in brain structure and/or function in the GE group compared to the GNE group would lend support to the notion that this disease has an important developmental component.

    at UC Davis

  • Cooperative Huntington's Observational Research Trial

    open to all eligible people

    The purpose of this study is to collect prospective data from individuals who are part of a Huntington Disease (HD) family, in order to relate phenotypes between individuals and families with each other and genetic factors in order to learn more about HD, develop potential treatments for HD, and to plan for future research studies of experimental drugs aimed at slowing or postponing the onset and progression of HD.

    at UC Davis UCLA UCSD UCSF

  • Safety and Proof-of-Concept (POC) Study With AMT-130 in Adults With Early Manifest Huntington Disease

    open to eligible people ages 25-65

    This is the first study of AMT-130 in patients with early manifest HD and is designed to establish safety and proof-of-concept (PoC). CT-AMT-130-01 is a Phase I/II, randomized, multicenter, dose escalation, double-blind, imitation surgery, first-in-human (FIH) study.

    at UCSF

  • A Study in Subjects With Late Prodromal and Early Manifest Huntington's Disease (HD) to Assess the Safety, Tolerability, Pharmacokinetics, and Efficacy of Pepinemab (VX15/2503)

    Sorry, in progress, not accepting new patients

    The purpose of this study is to evaluate the safety, tolerability, PK, and efficacy of VX15/2503 in subjects with late prodromal and early manifest Huntington's disease.

    at UCSD UCSF

  • A Study to Evaluate the Efficacy and Safety of Intrathecally Administered RO7234292 (RG6042) in Patients With Manifest Huntington's Disease

    Sorry, in progress, not accepting new patients

    This study will evaluate the efficacy, safety, and biomarker effects of RO7234292 (RG6042) compared with placebo in patients with manifest Huntington's disease (HD).

    at UC Davis UCSD

  • Development of Assessments for Later Stage HD

    Sorry, not yet accepting patients

    Later Stage HD Assessments (LSA) is an observational, multinational study aiming at developing two assessments that can be used to measure critical milestones and events during the later stages of Huntington's disease (HD). An important aspect of the evaluation will be to assess whether the assessments can be administered to a companion either in-person or remotely (i.e. by phone contact with the companion). Therefore, these assessments will be evaluated for their internal consistency, reliability and validity. Once established, these assessments may be incorporated into a large scale, global observational study of HD and/or other HD clinical studies as well as use them for planning clinical trials.

    at UCLA UCSD

  • PHysical Activity and Exercise Outcomes in Huntington's Disease

    Sorry, in progress, not accepting new patients

    Huntington's disease (HD) is a genetic, degenerative neurological disease that affects individuals in their third-fourth decade of life and individuals can live 15-20 years with manifest HD. The complex disease symptoms, including motor, cognitive and behavioural impairments, result in loss of functional independence and progressive escalation of healthcare costs. The personal, social and economic consequences of HD are devastating, especially as there are currently no disease modification therapies available. Environmental factors, including exercise and physical activity, have the potential to minimize the functional impact of HD. Animal models of HD have provided the first evidence that exercise has the potential to delay or alter disease progression. A range of studies in clinical populations have shown that short-term exercise (< 3 months) is well tolerated and has the potential to improve quality of life, fitness and motor impairments in HD. Despite these promising studies, there are critical knowledge gaps that prevent the intelligent application of exercise as a therapeutic intervention in HD. Firstly, there have been no prospective evaluations of the potential role of physical activity and exercise in disease modification in HD. To date, only retrospective data has suggested that lifestyle factors, including sedentary behavior, could negatively affect disease progression in HD. Secondly, it is not known if sustained exercise (> 3 months) is feasible, and if it has the potential to improve cognitive outcomes, such as has been shown in other neurodegenerative diseases. Such longer-term studies are essential to elucidate the potential for exercise to have a disease-modifying effect; the mechanisms through which such improvement may occur have yet to be explored. In this trial, the investigators will employ a systematic approach for routinely collecting prospective physical activity and fitness data and monitoring physical activity behaviour in 120 individuals with HD. The investigators will use a database to track physical activity and exercise behaviour alongside standardized disease-specific outcome measures during two annual visits. Assessment will incorporate VO2max, a surrogate measure of fitness and a direct measure of oxygen uptake related to central nervous system (CNS) function and structure, and the use of wearable technologies (Gene-activ activity monitors) that capture and quantify dose (frequency, duration, intensity) of physical activity in a large HD cohort. The investigators will further conduct a within-cohort randomized control trial (RCT) of a 12-month exercise intervention in HD, comparing a supported structured aerobic exercise training program to activity as usual. This intervention will also incorporate a physical activity coaching program developed and evaluated by our group with a view to encouraging longer term exercise uptake.

    at UCLA

  • Safety and Efficacy of Fenofibrate as a Treatment for Huntington's Disease

    Sorry, in progress, not accepting new patients

    The purpose of this research study is to study the safety and efficacy of fenofibrate, an FDA-approved drug for high cholesterol and/or elevated triglyerides (fats), as a treatment for Huntington's disease (HD). Subjects who meet the entry criteria will be randomized (3:1) to either 145mg of fenofibrate or placebo.

    at UC Irvine

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