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Fibrodysplasia Ossificans Progressiva clinical trials at UCSF
4 in progress, 1 open to new patients

  • In-Home Evaluation of Episodic Administration of Palovarotene in Fibrodysplasia Ossificans Progressiva (FOP) Subjects

    open to eligible people ages 6–65

    Fibrodysplasia Ossificans Progressiva (FOP) is a rare, severely disabling disease characterized by painful, recurrent episodes of soft tissue swelling (flare-ups) that result in abnormal bone formation (heterotopic ossification or HO) in muscles, tendons, and ligaments. Flare-ups begin early in life and may occur spontaneously or after soft tissue trauma, vaccinations, or influenza infections. Recurrent flare-ups progressively restrict movement by locking joints leading to cumulative loss of function and disability. Mouse models of FOP have demonstrated the ability of retinoic acid receptor gamma (RARγ) agonists such as palovarotene to prevent HO following injury. This 36-month study will evaluate the long-term safety and efficacy of episodic treatment with palovarotene for flare-ups in FOP subjects who successfully complete two flare-up treatment periods (6 weeks duration) and two follow-up periods (6 weeks duration) in Study PVO-1A-202.

    San Francisco, California and other locations

  • A Natural History Study of Fibrodysplasia Ossificans Progressiva (FOP)

    Sorry, in progress, not accepting new patients

    Fibrodysplasia Ossificans Progressiva (FOP) is a rare, severely disabling disease characterized by painful, recurrent episodes of soft tissue swelling (flare-ups) that result in abnormal bone formation in muscles, tendons, and ligaments. Flare-ups begin early in life and may occur spontaneously or after soft tissue trauma, vaccinations, or influenza infections. Recurrent flare-ups progressively restrict movement by locking joints leading to cumulative loss of function and disability. This 3-year, non-interventional, two-part, natural history study is designed to gain insight into total body HO, FOP disease progression, the impact of FOP on subjects' physical functioning, and clinical features and biomarkers that may be useful in the diagnosis and monitoring of disease progression. This natural history study will also provide important information to inform the design of subsequent interventional trials.

    San Francisco, California and other locations

  • An Efficacy and Safety Study of Palovarotene to Treat Preosseous Flare-ups in FOP Subjects

    Sorry, in progress, not accepting new patients

    Fibrodysplasia ossificans progressiva (FOP) is a rare, severely disabling disease characterized by painful, recurrent episodes of soft tissue swelling (flare-ups) that result in abnormal bone formation in muscles, tendons, and ligaments. Flare-ups begin early in life and may occur spontaneously or after soft tissue trauma, vaccinations, or influenza infections. Recurrent flare-ups progressively restrict movement by locking joints leading to cumulative loss of function and disability. Mouse models of FOP have demonstrated the ability of retinoic acid receptor (RAR) gamma agonists to prevent heterotopic ossification (HO) following injury. The purpose of the study is to evaluate whether palovarotene, an RAR gamma agonist, will prevent HO during and following a flare-up in subjects with FOP.

    San Francisco, California and other locations

  • An Open-Label Extension Study of Palovarotene to Treat Preosseous Flare-ups in FOP Subjects

    Sorry, in progress, not accepting new patients

    Fibrodysplasia Ossificans Progressiva (FOP) is a rare, severely disabling disease characterized by painful, recurrent episodes of soft tissue swelling (flare-ups) that result in abnormal bone formation (heterotopic ossification or HO) in muscles, tendons, and ligaments. Flare-ups begin early in life and may occur spontaneously or after soft tissue trauma, vaccinations, or influenza infections. Recurrent flare-ups progressively restrict movement by locking joints leading to cumulative loss of function and disability. Mouse models of FOP have demonstrated the ability of retinoic acid receptor gamma (RARγ) agonists such as palovarotene to prevent HO following injury. This 24-month study will (1) continue to follow the 40 FOP subjects who completed Clementia Study PVO-1A-201; (2) enroll up to 20 additional new subjects who have achieved at least 90% skeletal maturity; and (3) evaluate the ability of different palovarotene dosing regimens to prevent HO in these subjects.

    San Francisco, California and other locations