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Multiple Sclerosis clinical trials at UCSF
17 in progress, 5 open to new patients

  • A Study of Oxidative Pathways in MS Fatigue

    open to eligible people ages 18–75

    This is a 4-week randomized, placebo-controlled, parallel group, double-blind, single center trial on effect of N-acetyl cysteine versus placebo on fatigue in patients with progressive MS defined by McDonald criteria. Subjects who enter the treatment phase of study, will be randomly assigned to either N-acetyl cysteine (1250 mg three times a day) or placebo (three times a day) for 4 weeks. There will be 3 in-person study visits (screening, baseline, and week 4) and 2 visits over the phone (week 2, and week 6 which is 2 weeks after completing last study drug dose). Visits will all occur in the morning to maximize consistency of assessments and evaluate main outcomes within 2 hours of morning dose of study medication. Fatigue questionnaires, and research samples will be obtained before neurological examination, or magnetic resonance imaging. Research blood draws will be obtained just after fatigue questionnaire completion. Brain spectroscopy will be obtained less than 2 hours after morning dose of study drug to maximize detection of the biological effect of study medication.

    San Francisco, California

  • A TSEC for Symptom Management in Menopausal Women With Multiple Sclerosis

    open to eligible females ages 18–62

    Duavee is a hormone receptor modulator that has been approved for the treatment of menopausal symptoms in menopausal women. The goal of this 8-week randomized, double blind, placebo controlled pilot study, is to determine whether this medication alleviates menopausal symptoms in women with MS. The investigators will secondarily determine whether addressing menopausal symptoms ameliorates MS symptoms and, on MRIs, is not triggering worsening inflammation.

    San Francisco, California

  • Effect of MD1003 in Progressive Multiple Sclerosis (SPI2)

    open to eligible people ages 18–65

    The purpose of this study is to demonstrate the superiority of MD1003 over placebo in the disability of patients suffering from progressive multiple sclerosis and especially those with gait impairment.

    San Francisco, California and other locations

  • Study to Explore the Mechanism of Action of Ocrelizumab and B-Cell Biology in Participants With Relapsing Multiple Sclerosis (RMS) or Primary Progressive Multiple Sclerosis (PPMS)

    open to eligible people ages 18–55

    This is an open-label, multicenter, biomarker study designed to be hypothesis-generating in order to better understand the mechanism of action of ocrelizumab and B-cell biology in RMS or PPMS. The study will be conducted in two cohorts i.e. RMS cohort (4 arm group) and PPMS cohort (one arm group). RMS cohort: Ocrelizumab will be administered as two intravenous (IV) infusions of 300 milligrams (mg) on Days 1 and 15. Subsequent doses will be given as single 600-mg infusions at Weeks 24 and 48. Participants will be randomized in 1:1:1 ratio to receive lumbar puncture (LP) post-treatment at Week 12, 24, or 52 following the first dose of ocrelizumab in three arm groups. A fourth RMS arm with delayed treatment start (Arm 4 [control group]) will not be a part of the randomization and will be recruited separately, wherein treatment with ocrelizumab will be delayed for 12 weeks from pre-treatment baseline. PPMS cohort: Ocrelizumab 600 mg will be administered as two 300-mg IV infusions separated by 14 days at a scheduled interval of every 24 weeks. Participants will receive a LP at the start of the study before dosing with ocrelizumab and second LP at Week 52 following the first dose of ocrelizumab.

    San Francisco, California and other locations

  • Vitamin D Supplementation in Multiple Sclerosis

    open to eligible people ages 18–50

    Low vitamin D levels have been shown to increase a person's risk of developing multiple sclerosis (MS), and patients with MS who have lower vitamin D levels are at increased risk of having attacks. However, it is not known if giving supplemental vitamin D to those with MS reduces the risk of attacks, and some research suggests that vitamin D could even be harmful to people with MS. In this clinical trial, patients with relapsing-remitting MS will receive high-dose or low-dose oral vitamin D in addition to an approved therapy for MS, glatiramer acetate. Patients will be evaluated for two years, and the effect of high-dose vitamin D supplementation on the rate of MS attacks and on the number of new lesions and change in brain volume on MRI will be determined. Establishing this association will have major implications for the treatment of individuals with MS throughout the world.

    San Francisco, California and other locations

  • Treatment of Fatigue With Methylphenidate, Modafinil and Amantadine in Multiple Sclerosis

    Sorry, not yet accepting patients

    Randomized, placebo-controlled, crossover, 4-sequence, 4-period, double-blind (participants and investigators), multicenter trial of 3 commonly used medications for treatment of MS-related fatigue (amantadine, modafinil, methylphenidate) versus placebo in fatigued subjects with MS defined by McDonald Criteria.

    San Francisco, California and other locations

  • A Multi-Site, Open-Label Extension Trial of Oral RPC1063 in Relapsing Multiple Sclerosis

    Sorry, accepting new patients by invitation only

    The purpose of the trial is to determine the safety and efficacy of RPC1063 in patients with relapsing multiple sclerosis.

    San Francisco, California and other locations

  • A Phase 2 Clinical Study in Subjects With Primary Progressive Multiple Sclerosis to Assess the Efficacy, Safety and Tolerability of Two Oral Doses of Laquinimod Either of 0.6 mg/Day or 1.5mg/Day (Experimental Drug) as Compared to Placebo

    Sorry, in progress, not accepting new patients

    This Phase 2 study is intended to serve as a proof of concept for potential treatment with laquinimod in patients with PPMS. The study is also aimed at evaluating 2 doses of laquinimod in this population.

    San Francisco, California and other locations

  • A Study of Ocrelizumab in Comparison With Interferon Beta-1a (Rebif) in Participants With Relapsing Multiple Sclerosis

    Sorry, in progress, not accepting new patients

    This randomized, double-blind, double-dummy, parallel-group study will evaluate the efficacy and safety of ocrelizumab in comparison with interferon beta-1a (Rebif) in participants with relapsing multiple sclerosis. Participants will be randomized to receive either ocrelizumab 600 mg or matching placebo intravenous (IV) as 300 mg infusions on Days 1 and 15 for the first dose and as a single infusion of 600 mg for all subsequent infusions every 24 weeks, with placebo injections matching interferon beta-1a SC three times per week; or interferon beta-1a 44 mcg SC injections three times per week (with placebo infusions matching ocrelizumab infusions every 24 weeks).

    San Francisco, California and other locations

  • A Study of Ocrelizumab in Comparison With Interferon Beta-1a (Rebif) in Participants With Relapsing Multiple Sclerosis

    Sorry, in progress, not accepting new patients

    This randomized, double-blind, double-dummy, parallel-group study will evaluate the efficacy and safety of ocrelizumab in comparison with interferon beta-1a (Rebif) in participants with relapsing multiple sclerosis. Participants will be randomized to receive either ocrelizumab 600 mg or matching placebo intravenous (IV) as 300 mg infusions on Days 1 and 15 for the first dose and as a single infusion of 600 mg for all subsequent infusions every 24 weeks, with placebo injections matching interferon beta-1a SC three times per week; or interferon beta-1a 44 mcg SC injections three times per week (with placebo infusions matching ocrelizumab infusions every 24 weeks). Planned duration of double-blind treatment is 96 weeks. Participants who complete the 96-week double-blind treatment will have an option to enter a single-group, active-treatment, open-label extension period, providing they fulfill the eligibility criteria.

    San Francisco, California and other locations

  • A Study of Ocrelizumab in Participants With Primary Progressive Multiple Sclerosis

    Sorry, in progress, not accepting new patients

    This randomized, parallel group, double-blind, placebo controlled study will evaluate the efficacy and safety of ocrelizumab in participants with primary progressive multiple sclerosis. Eligible participants will be randomized 2 : 1 to receive either ocrelizumab or placebo. The blinded treatment period will be at least 120 weeks, followed by an Open Label Extension (OLE) treatment for participants in both groups who in the opinion of the investigator could benefit from further or newly initiated ocrelizumab treatment. Unless terminated early, all participants will continue their treatment with open-label ocrelizumab until the last participant who entered the OLE phase reaches 4 years of open-label ocrelizumab treatment.

    San Francisco, California and other locations

  • A Study of Ocrelizumab in Participants With Relapsing Remitting Multiple Sclerosis (RRMS) Who Have Had a Suboptimal Response to an Adequate Course of Disease-Modifying Treatment (DMT)

    Sorry, in progress, not accepting new patients

    This study will evaluate the efficacy and safety of ocrelizumab in participants with RRMS who have had a suboptimal response to an adequate course of DMT. Participants will receive ocrelizumab as an initial dose of two 300-milligrams (mg) intravenous (IV) infusions (600 mg total) separated by 14 days followed by one 600-mg IV infusion for a maximum of 4 doses (up to 96 weeks). Anticipated time on study treatment is 96 weeks.

    San Francisco, California and other locations

  • An Intravenous Infusion Study of rHIgM22 in Patients With Multiple Sclerosis Immediately Following a Relapse

    Sorry, in progress, not accepting new patients

    This is a Phase 1, multi-center, double-blind, randomized, placebo-controlled, dose-escalation study in subjects with relapsing Multiple Sclerosis (MS). The primary outcome will be the safety and tolerability of a single dose of rHIgM22 in relapsing MS subjects.

    San Francisco, California and other locations

  • Environmental and Genetic Risk Factors for Pediatric Multiple Sclerosis

    Sorry, accepting new patients by invitation only

    The purpose of this study is to better understand multiple sclerosis (MS) in children and adolescents, to learn if it differs from adult MS and to investigate if genes or environmental exposures or a combination of both put children and adolescents at risk for getting MS.

    San Francisco, California and other locations

  • Long-term Safety and Tolerability of 0.5 mg Fingolimod in Patients With Relapsing Forms of Multiple Sclerosis

    Sorry, in progress, not accepting new patients

    The purpose of this study is to collect long-term safety and tolerability, long-term efficacy, and health outcome data in all patients currently ongoing in the fingolimod multiple sclerosis clinical development program. This study will combine all currently ongoing Phase II and III fingolimod extension studies as well as ongoing and newly planned studies into one single long-term extension protocol that will provide patients with continuous treatment and will continue until fingolimod is registered, commercially available, and reimbursed in the respective countries.

    San Francisco, California and other locations

  • Pharmacokinetics and Pharmacodynamics Study of RPC1063 in RMS

    Sorry, in progress, not accepting new patients

    The purpose of this study is to learn about the pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics of RPC1063 in RMS.

    San Francisco, California and other locations

  • Safety and Efficacy of Fingolimod in Pediatric Patients With Multiple Sclerosis

    Sorry, in progress, not accepting new patients

    To evaluate the safety and efficacy of fingolimod vs. interferon beta-1a i.m. in pedaitric patients with multiple sclerosis

    San Francisco, California and other locations