Clinical Trials Directory

For patients and their families, research means there is hope!

Where there is research for the advancement of treatments and cures, there are accompanying clinical trials. Educational information on clinical trials can be found on our Patient Participation in Clinical Trials page. All clinical trials listed on this page are registered with clinicaltrials.gov.

If you have a pediatric neurologic study that you would like added to this page, click here and send us your trial title and clinicaltrials.gov link. CNF is happy to help with promotion and dissemination of your clinical trial opportunity.


achieve Study: Efficacy and Safety of Lacosamide as Adjunctive Therapy  

The achieve Study is investigating whether Lacosamide (Vimpat®) given as oral solution (by mouth) is effective and safe for small children. This study enrolls children who are between 1 month and 4 years of age who have focal epilepsy (partial-onset seizures). The study normally lasts around 3 months, including a 30-day safety follow-up period. Participants have a 50% chance of receiving placebo; they have the opportunity to receive Lacosamide for another two years afterwards in an open-label extension study. The study is running in a total of 28 countries worldwide, including the United States. A list with all investigative sites upon request : Clinicaltrials.gov

CNF is pleased to share this information on behalf of UCB Biosciences, a member of our Corporate Advisory Board.


Long-Term Outcomes of Ataluren in Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy

Over the past several years research has advanced and there are currently many different studies being conducted in Duchenne muscular dystrophy. Recruitment is currently underway for a clinical study evaluating the “Long-Term Outcomes of Ataluren in Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy”: Clinicaltrials.gov

CNF is pleased to share this information on behalf of PTC Therapeutics, Inc, a member of our Corporate Advisory Board.


Cannabidiol (CBD) for Infants ages 1 to 24 months with newly diagnosed Infantile Spasms

To determine if CBD, used in combination with vigabatrin, for the treatment of infantile spasms is better than vigabatrin alone. Insys is seeking to recruit 190 newly diagnosed patients with infantile spasms (US and globally). For a description of this study and sites enrolling patients: Clinicaltrials.gov

CNF is pleased to share this information on behalf of INSYS, a member of our Corporate Advisory Board.


Cannabidiol (CBD) for patients ages 3 to 17 years with Treatment‑Resistant Childhood Absence Seizures

To determine if CBD is effective for the treatment of Treatment‑Resistant Childhood Absence Seizures. Insys is seeking to recruit 30 patients with Childhood Absence Epilepsy (CAE). For a description of this study and sites enrolling patients: Clinicaltrials.gov

CNF is pleased to share this information on behalf of INSYS, a member of our Corporate Advisory Board.


Congenital Myasthenic Syndromes (CMS)

CMS-001 Clinical Study: A clinical study for patients with CMS. Catalyst Pharmaceuticals and your doctor are trying to learn if the oral investigational medicine – amifampridine phosphate – can be safe and effective for the treatment of people with CMS. WHAT do You Need to Know? Learn more at https://clinicaltrials.gov/ct2/show/NCT02562066.


Creatine Transport Deficiency (CTD)

With only limited prospective longitudinal data available on Creatine Transporter Deficiency (CTD), its natural history is incompletely understood. This international study is designed to provide additional insights into disease progression, to characterize how patients perform on clinical neurodevelopmental assessments, and to evaluate magnetic resonance spectroscopy (MRS) and event-related potentials (ERPs) in patients with CTD. More information about enrollment. Learn more about CTD from the Association for Creatine Deficiencies.

CNF is pleased to share this information on behalf of Lumos, a member of our Corporate Advisory Board.


Lennox-Gastaut Syndrome (LGS)

LGS Foundation, in partnership with the Epilepsy Genetics Initiative, is piloting a project called LEEP: the LGS/EGI Exome Project, to fund the exomes of a limited number of patients in EGI. The goal is to test the feasibility of funding exomes for patients that cannot get the test covered by their insurance company and to advance gene discovery in LGS. If successful, more families may be able to get exome testing through EGI and more LGS genes may be found. EGI is an initiative created by CURE and NINDS to advance precision medicine in epilepsy. EGI has created a centralized database to hold the exome and genome sequence data of people with epilepsy. The data is analyzed every six months and if a cause is found, it is reported back to the treating physician. Participants may also choose to share their EGI data to advance cutting-edge epilepsy research.

If you are interested in participating, go to www.lgsfoundation.org/egi and fill out the interest form to receive additional information. Please note: LGS Foundation does not decide who is eligible to enroll. Enrollment is decided by your physician and an EGI genetic counselor. Enrollment is limited and the opportunity is available on a first come, first serve basis.


Pantothenate Kinase-Associated Neurodegeneration (PKAN)

Retrophin, Inc. is currently enrolling patients with pantothenate kinase-associated neurodegeneration (PKAN) in the FOsmetpantotenate Replacement Therapy (FORT) Study, a Phase 3 clinical study assessing the safety and efficacy of fosmetpantotenate (RE-024). Fosmetpantotenate is a potential treatment designed to restore the metabolic product of the missing or dysfunctional enzyme in PKAN. Patients with PKAN who are 6 to 65 years of age may be eligible to participate in the study. Details at pkanfortstudy.com and https://clinicaltrials.gov/ct2/show/NCT03041116.

CNF is pleased to share this information on behalf of Retrophin, a member of our Corporate Advisory Board.


Stroke

Current study or fellowship opportunity relating to pediatric stroke: iapediatricstroke.org/research


Tuberous Sclerosis Complex (TSC)

List of current clinical trials/studies related to TSC: www.tsalliance.org