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Pharmacogenomics of Anti-TNF (Anti-tumor Necrosis Factor) Treatment in Patients With Rheumatoid Arthritis

The recruitment status of this study is unknown. The completion date has passed and the status has not been verified in more than two years.
Verified November 2011 by Radboud University.
Recruitment status was:  Recruiting
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Radboud University Identifier:
First received: May 2, 2006
Last updated: August 15, 2012
Last verified: November 2011
The main aim of this study is to identify genetic markers (at DNA and RNA level) which are involved in the response to treatment with monoclonal antibodies against TNF in patients with rheumatoid arthritis.

Rheumatoid Arthritis

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: Pharmacogenomics of Anti-TNF Treatment in Patients With Rheumatoid Arthritis

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Further study details as provided by Radboud University:

Estimated Enrollment: 700
Study Start Date: May 2004
Estimated Study Completion Date: April 2014
Estimated Primary Completion Date: November 2013 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Detailed Description:

Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) is a severe inflammatory disease and genetic factors are known to play an important role in its pathogenesis. Genetic factors are also involved in determining the prognosis of RA. Identifying the genetic factors that predispose to mild or aggressive RA is not easy and up to now only a few of these factors -like certain HLA-DR species- are known.

The Rheumatology department of the Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Centre (RUNMC) has collected a unique inception cohort of over 500 patients with RA, that have been followed from an early stage of disease for up to 10 years with detailed measurements of disease activity, joint damage and other characteristics of disease progression.

In this project we use this patient group to study polymorphisms in a large battery of genes for their effect on RA disease activity/progression.


Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Probability Sample
Study Population
Patients with RA according to the ACR criteria who are treated with monoclonal anti-TNF antibodies.

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Patients with RA according to the ACR criteria who are treated with monoclonal anti-TNF antibodies.

Exclusion Criteria:

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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00321217

Contact: M. J. Coenen, PhD 0031-24-3617649

Rijnstate Recruiting
Arnhem, Netherlands, 6800 TA
Contact: C. MA de Gendt, MD    0031-26-3787788   
Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Centre Recruiting
Nijmegen, Netherlands, 6500 HB
Contact: P. Barrera, PhD    0031-24-3617649   
St Maartenskliniek Recruiting
Nijmegen, Netherlands, 6522 JV
Contact: D. JR de Rooij, PhD    0031-24-3659280   
Sponsors and Collaborators
Radboud University
Principal Investigator: M. J. Coenen, PhD Radboud University
  More Information

Responsible Party: Radboud University Identifier: NCT00321217     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: pharmacogenomics of anti-TNF
Study First Received: May 2, 2006
Last Updated: August 15, 2012

Keywords provided by Radboud University:
rheumatoid arthritis
high throughput genotyping

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Arthritis, Rheumatoid
Joint Diseases
Musculoskeletal Diseases
Rheumatic Diseases
Connective Tissue Diseases
Autoimmune Diseases
Immune System Diseases processed this record on September 21, 2017