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Dementia

For information on Alzheimer’s disease and related dementia clinical trials, please contact Salma Khalil.
Prinipal Investigator: Dr. Simon Ducharme
 

Current Recruiting Studies

Genetic Frontotemporal Dementia Initiative 2

From genfi.org.uk/:

The aim of the study is to understand more about genetic FTD, particularly in those who have mutations in the progranulin (GRN), microtubule-associated protein tau (MAPT) and chromosome 9 open reading frame 72 (C9ORF72) genes. There are now promising avenues for treatment of these disorders but we still do not know when drugs should be started or how we should measure the response to treatment.

GENFI investigates both people who have developed symptoms and also people who have a risk of developing symptoms in the future because they carry an abnormal genetic mutation. By studying these individuals who are destined to develop the disease later in life we can understand the development from the very earliest changes. The key objectives of GENFI are therefore to develop markers which help identify the disease at its earliest stage as well as markers that allow the progression of the disease to be tracked.

The eventual aim will be to use these markers in future clinical trials of drugs in genetic FTD.

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Phase 2 Clinical Trial of Intranasal Oxytocin for Frontotemporal Dementia (FOXY)

From clinicaltrials.gov:

The purpose of this study is to assess the safety, tolerability and effects on behaviour of Syntocinon given intranasally (by a spray into the nostrils) compared to placebo (an inactive saline substance that contains no medication) in participants with frontotemporal dementia/Pick’s disease. This study will take place in approximately 15 centres across Canada and the United States. Approximately 112 patients in total will be enrolled in this study. In the first phase we will examine which of three different dosing schedules of oxytocin may be more effective. In the second phase of the study, patients entering the study will be randomized to the oxytocin dosing schedule that appeared most effective in the first phase.

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Active Studies (not recruiting)

Safety, Tolerability, Pharmacokinetics, and Pharmacodynamics of IONIS-MAPTRx in Patients With Mild Alzheimer’s Disease

From clinicaltrials.gov:

The purpose is to assess the safety, tolerability, pharmacokinetics, and pharmacodynamics of IONIS-MAPTRx in patients with Mild Alzheimer’s Disease

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Safety and Efficacy Study of ALZT-OP1 in Subjects With Evidence of Early Alzheimer’s Disease

From clinicaltrials.gov:

This is a global Phase III, randomized, double-blinded, placebo-controlled study for subjects with evidence of early AD. The protocol is designed to determine whether ALZT-OP1 combination treatment (ALZT-OP1a + ALZT-OP1b) will slow down, arrests, or reverse cognitive and functional decline, in subjects with evidence of early stage Alzheimer’s disease (AD).

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