Research Studies / Clinical Trials

 United Kingdom

Manchester

  • A Registry Study to Characterise Genetic and Pathway Biomarkers in Noonan Syndrome and Other RASopathy Patients – for more information click here.

Contact:
Dr. Bronwyn Kerr
Genetic Medicine, St Mary’s Hospital
Oxford Road
Manchester M13 9WL
(0161) 276 3742
brownyn.kerr@cmft.nhs.uk/

 

Contact:
If you would like to speak to the team at the University of Manchester for more information about the research, please contact:

Amy Burns
email: amy.burns@manchester.ac.uk
tel: 07919 528164

Ami Brooks
email: ami.brooks@manchester.ac.uk
tel: +44(0)161 306 7953

If you would like to speak to the team at the Manchester Centre for Genomic Medicine, please contact;

Bronwyn Kerr
email: bronwyn.kerr@cmft.nhs.uk

Emma Burkitt-Wright
emma.burkittwright@postgrad.mbs.ac.uk
tel: +44(0)161 701 5105

United States

California

Palo Alto University

Participate in one of the first studies looking at the relationship between quality of life, behavior, and social cognition in RASopathy syndromes – for Noonan syndrome, and now open to any RASopathy.

Study Includes:
• Parent online survey (~1hr)
• Child online survey & assessment (~1 hr)
• Parent phone survey (~30 minutes)

Who can participate?
• Any child with a RASopathy diagnosis and their family
• Ages 8-18
• English-speaking

Additional Information
• Families from outside the US are welcome to participate!
• For children with limited reading levels, families may choose for only parents to participate.
• For families with limited internet access, we are happy to mail paper surveys.

Click here for flyer.

Contact:
Paige Naylor, Doctoral Candidate
rasopathies.pau@gmail.com
1 (504) 881-3925

This study is sponsored and monitored by the Palo Alto University IRB. The research team includes Wendy Packman, PhD, JD and Paige Naylor.

 

University of California, San Francisco

The RasCal Study – RASopathy Associated Traits – for a description click here and scroll to the last page, or here to go to the UCSF page with detailed information.

Contact:
Lauren Weiss, PhD
University of California, San Francisco
(415) 476-6988
lauren.weiss@ucsf.edu

http://anp.ucsf.edu/research/studies/rascal

 

Noonan syndrome

Stanford University

Seeking participants
Study of brain and cognitive development in boys and girls with Noonan syndrome

The project is a pilot study looking at Noonan Syndrome in children (ages 4-11). We are hoping to recruit ten families of children with a confirmed PTPN11 mutation to participate in a two-day visit to Stanford University, which will include neuropsychological testing and an MRI. Families who choose to participate will have travel arrangements covered by the study, and will receive a summary of the testing results for participating and a small monetary honorarium for participating.

http://cibsr.stanford.edu/participating/currently-enrolling/noonansyndrome.html

Click HERE for the flyer for families interested in participating.

Contact:
Alexandra Ishak
ishak@stanford.edu
(650) 440-1902

 

Massachusetts

Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy Study for Individuals with Noonan Syndrome with Multiple Lentigines / LEOPARD syndrome – for more information, click here.

Contact:
Jane Messere, RN, Research Nurse
Children’s Hospital, Boston
(857) 218-3628
jane.messere@cardio.chboston.org

Minnesota

Strengths and difficulties of children with genetic and neurodevelopmental differences
University o fMinnesota, Twin Cities and University of Wisconsin, Madison

Approved for use by UMN IRB Effective on 6/20/2019
IRB Study Number: STUDY00006323

Researchers at UMN and UW are seeking research participants for a unique study on behavioral strengths and challenges of children ages 3-17 with any of the following diagnoses:

Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) Cardiofaciocutaneous (CFC) Syndrome Costello Syndrome (CS)
Fragile X Syndrome (FXS) Neurofibromatosis Type 1 (NF1) Noonan Syndrome (NS)

The purpose of the study is to learn how to help children build on their strengths and overcome challenges. By studying children with several different conditions, we can better understand the unique strengths and needs of children with each of these genetic or neurodevelopmental differences.

To complete this study, parents/caregivers will be asked to complete a 15-20 minute survey about their child’s day-to-day behavior. Families will be entered into a drawing for prizes:

1 Grand prize: $100 gift card
1 Second prize: $50 gift card
2 Third prizes: $25 gift card

For a flyer, click here

Contact:
Alli Foy, MS and Rene Pierpont, PhD, LP
University of Minnesota Medical Center
Email: SDQ@umn.edu
Phone: (608) 709-9067

Missouri

St. Louis – Washington University

The Neurofibromatosis Type 1 Patient Registry (NPR1) is currently recruiting both adults and children with NF1 for a childhood brain tumor study.  The goal of this study is to identify differences in medical, social, demographic, and birth characteristics of children who develop childhood brain tumors compared to those who do not develop these tumors.  We are looking for individuals with NF1 who either (1) HAVE previously been diagnosed with a brain tumor younger than age 18 years or (2) HAVE NEVER had a brain tumor.  For more information click here: https://nf1registry.wustl.edu/graphics/brain-tumor-study-ad.pdf

Completing the online questionnaire/registration will take approximately 30 minutes of your time.

Contact:
The Neurofibromatosis Type 1 Patient Registry
Email: nf1registry@brownschool.wustl.edu
Phone: (314) 935-3888
https://nf1registry.wustl.edu/

New York

A Registry Study to Characterize Genetic and Pathway Biomarkers in Noonan Syndrome and Other RASopathy patients – for more information, click here.

Contact: 
Meghan Mac Neal, MS, CGC, MPH
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
Meghan.macneal@mssm.edu

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Pennsylvania

Children’s Hospital, Philadelphia (CHOP)

A sleep research study to help develop a new pediatric sleep health survey to better understand how sleep health relates to RASopathies.

For parents of individuals with a RASopathy to complete a 10-15 minute online survey.  Affected children between the ages of 8 and 17 may be able to participate in the study by answering the survey, as well. Anyone who understands English is eligible to participate (it is not limited to the United States).

Link to the consent and survey: https://redcap.chop.edu/surveys/?s=9CYPM4MME

Contact:
Anna de la Motte, Study Coordinator
delamottea@email.chop.edu
(215) 590-3196
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Clinical trials pertaining to any of the RASopathies will be drawn from external sites Clinicaltrials.gov and clinicaltrialsregister.eu – stay tuned!

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If you are a researcher who is conducting a clinical trial, please contact us.