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Fibrodysplasia Ossificans Progressiva clinical trials at UCSF
3 in progress, 0 open to new patients

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

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    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 (RARĪ³) 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)

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    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 Open-Label Extension Study of Palovarotene Treatment in FOP

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    Fibrodysplasia Ossificans Progressiva (FOP) is a rare, severely disabling disease characterized by heterotopic ossification (HO) often associated with painful, recurrent episodes of soft tissue swelling (flare-ups) that lead to ankyloses of major joints with cumulative and irreversible loss of movement and disability. In this study, the ability of palovarotene to prevent HO formation will be evaluated.

    San Francisco, California and other locations