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Due to COVID-19 some cystic fibrosis (CF) clinical trials may be suspended with new trials postponed. Please see the relevant advice on the COVID-19 Q&A page. The Trials Tracker brings together all CF trials currently recruiting in the UK, so you can find clinical trials you can take part in both in your region and further afield. We are constantly updating and developing the functionality of the Trials Tracker – please help us by completing the online poll or contact us at clinicaltrials@cysticfibrosis.org.uk.




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CLIMB-CF

Currently, PEx are detected once fully established; earlier detection, perhaps by monitoring for warning signs in the community, could lead to earlier treatment and improved outcomes. We will aim to recruit all paediatric patients at the Royal Brompton Hospital to look in-depth at their specific characteristics and to look for potential biomarkers in samples collected at home or in clinic to identify a PEx before it's established. A subset will fill in either a web based symptom diary or be given home monitoring equipment and carry out home sample collection over 6 months as part of a multi-centre study. The children will be separated into age bands for analysis (0-2 yrs, 3-5 yrs, 6-11 yrs, 12-17 yrs inclusive) in order to correct for the potentially more risky period of adolescence. The aim of this study is to test the feasibility of home monitoring and sample collection at home or in clinic to identify these PEx without adversely affecting quality of life. We aim to identify the most at risk patients in each age group in order to direct potential interventions.

Read more Pilot/Feasibility
  • Trial Reference Number

    85717

  • Length of participation

    6 Months

  • Trial status

    Closed to recruitment - in follow up

  • Therapeutic category

    Other

HIT-CF Organoid Study

New innovative and effective ‘mutation-specific’ drugs are available or in development for up to 90% of people with CF (ie. those with the most common 20-30 mutations). These are called ‘CFTR modulators.’ However, this leaves an important minority (~10%) of people with CF with no modulator in development as their mutations are very rare and only a small number of individuals have these specific mutations, making studying these patients in traditional trials very challenging. Therefore, the Human Individualized Treatment for CF (HIT-CF) project has been developed to address this unmet need, ie. to develop personalised treatments for this important group. HIT-CF is a Europe-wide, multi-centre project, which comprises two parts: The first part - the organoid study - in which patients with rare CFTR mutations will be recruited and intestinal organoids produced from rectal biopsies from each patient will be generated. Intestinal organoids, sometimes called ‘mini-intestines,’ are cell cultures made from stem cells so they contain the same mutations as the person from whom the biopsies are derived. Using this laboratory model, candidate modulator drugs can then be tested to assess for responsiveness (thus potentially predicting response in real life). In the second part of HIT-CF - the clinical trial - these modulators will then be tested in patients identified from the organoid study as likely responders, thus increasing the likelihood of showing efficacy. We plan to test drugs on organoids derived from 500 patients across Europe.

Read more Not Applicable
  • Trial Reference Number

    119685

  • Trial status

    Open to recruitment

  • Therapeutic category

    Restore CFTR Function

Lenabasum in Cystic Fibrosis

This study is designed to evaluate the effectiveness and safety of lenabasum (JBT-101) in people with CF who have had pulmonary exacerbations. Lenabasum (JBT-101) is an oral medication that is aimed at reducing inflammation. It is thought to help the body increase production of anti-inflammatory molecules while reducing production of molecules that increase inflammation. Reduction of inflammation helps prevent permanent tissue damage in the lungs that happens when CF patients have pulmonary exacerbations. For study participants this study includes 6 months of study treatment with a 1 month follow up period. Study participants may remain on their current CF treatments

Read more Phase II
  • Trial Reference Number

    106210

  • Trial status

    Closed to recruitment - in follow up

  • Therapeutic category

    Anti-Inflammatory

A Study of the Dosing, Efficacy, and Safety of Oral Cysteamine in Adult Patients With Cystic Fibrosis Exacerbations

This study investigates the use of cysteamine in the treatment of adults with Cystic Fibrosis who are experiencing an exacerbation of CF-associated lung disease. There are six different potential dosing regimens, including one that is placebo.

Phase II
  • Trial Reference Number

    101870

  • Age

    18+

  • Length of participation

    3 weeks

  • Trial status

    Completed

  • Therapeutic category

    Mucociliary Clearance

Investigating The Effect Of IMT In Children And Adults With CF

The Cystic Fibrosis working group recent recommendations commended the use of physical exercise as part of a multidisciplinary therapeutic strategy, as it has been proven to lower mortality risks in patients. One nonpharmacological intervention which has shown some promising results in recent years is inspiratory muscle training (IMT), which may improve patients’ respiratory muscle and exercise function. Inspiratory muscle training, which involves breathing through a device that provides resistance when you breathe, aims to improve the strength of the lung muscles by making them work harder and therefore making them stronger. Starting IMT in children at the early years of their disease is essential in gaining early health benefits. With adults, Lands et al (1992) found that in later stages of Cystic Fibrosis it is difficult to maintain inspiratory muscle strength, therefore adults adopting IMT training at this stage could increase their muscle strength. In the past 30 years’ life expectancy in Cystic Fibrosis has increased significantly, however as age progresses lung function declines. Therefore, it is essential to determine IMT’s effectiveness in progression from childhood to adulthood. For this new generation of ageing patients, improving lung function and enhancing quality of life is a new challenge for a CF clinical care team, therefore, this potential non-pharmacological intervention warrants further investigation.

Read more Not Applicable
  • Trial Reference Number

    87042

  • Length of participation

    8 - 16 weeks

  • Trial status

    Completed

  • Therapeutic category

    Other

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