Observational Study of Somatropin Treatment in Children (GeNeSIS)

This study is ongoing, but not recruiting participants.
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Eli Lilly and Company
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
First received: February 25, 2010
Last updated: February 18, 2015
Last verified: February 2015

GeNeSIS is an open-label, multinational, multicenter, observational study to evaluate the safety and effectiveness of Humatrope treatment.

GeNeSIS is a modular program that includes:

  • Core study: Evaluating the safety and effectiveness of Humatrope in the observational setting
  • Genetic Analysis Sub-study: Investigating the genetic defects underlying growth hormone(GH)deficiency and non-GH-deficient growth disorders
  • Growth Prediction Sub-study: Working to validate and refine specific models to accurately predict growth response to GH
  • SHOX Deficiency Sub-study: Elucidating the clinical, endocrine and radiological features of patients with SHOX deficiency due to loss of, or mutation in the SHOX gene (including patients with Turner syndrome)
  • Neoplasia Sub-study: To characterize the natural history of neoplastic disease, especially in relation to recurrence/progression of primary neoplasia or development of secondary neoplasia in children with a history of neoplasia

Condition Intervention
Dwarfism, Growth Hormone Deficiency
Turner Syndrome
Infant, Small for Gestational Age
SHOX Protein, Human
Drug: Somatropin (rDNA origin)

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: The Genetics and Neuroendocrinology of Short Stature International Study (GeNeSIS)

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Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Incidence of type 2 diabetes mellitus in somatropin-treated children [ Time Frame: Will be analyzed at study completion ] [ Designated as safety issue: Yes ]
  • Incidence of de novo neoplasia in children without a prior history of neoplastic disease who receive treatment with somatropin. [ Time Frame: Will be analyzed at study completion ] [ Designated as safety issue: Yes ]
  • Identify factors associated with the magnitude of treatment-related height gains and/or attained final height in patients treated with somatropin [ Time Frame: Will be analyzed at study completion ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Characterization of genetic defects and DNA sequence alterations associated with hypopituitarism, GH deficiency, growth disorders or short stature [ Time Frame: Data will be reviewed and analyzed periodically and at the end of the study ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Development and validation of accurate growth prediction models using clinical data and biochemical /genetic data. [ Time Frame: Data will be reviewed and analyzed periodically and at the end of the study ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Characterization of the clinical, endocrine and other features associated with SHOX deficiency and related disorders including Turner syndrome, Léri-Weill syndrome and Langer syndrome. [ Time Frame: Data will be reviewed and analyzed periodically and at the end of the study ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Characterization of natural history of neoplastic disease,in relation to recurrence/progression of primary - or development of secondary neoplasia in children with a history of neoplasia evaluated/treated for an endocrine disorder or a growth disorder. [ Time Frame: Data will be reviewed and analyzed periodically and at the end of the study ] [ Designated as safety issue: Yes ]
  • Determine the occurrence of de novo neoplasms in both somatropin-treated and untreated patients. [ Time Frame: Data will be reviewed and analyzed periodically and at the end of the study ] [ Designated as safety issue: Yes ]
  • Determine the risk of diabetes mellitus or conditions associated with alterations in glucose metabolism in particular subgroups of somatropin-treated children [ Time Frame: Data will be reviewed and analyzed periodically and at the end of the study ] [ Designated as safety issue: Yes ]

Biospecimen Retention:   Samples With DNA

If patient consented a DNA sample is kept until the end of the study

Estimated Enrollment: 23500
Study Start Date: April 1999
Estimated Study Completion Date: September 2015
Estimated Primary Completion Date: September 2015 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Groups/Cohorts Assigned Interventions
Patients treated with somatropin for improvement of growth
Drug: Somatropin (rDNA origin)
Dose, frequency and duration at discretion of attending physician.
Other Names:
  • Humatrope
  • LY137998
Untreated patients with presence or history of neoplastic disease evaluated for endocrine or growth disorder or with any SHOX deficiency related disorder


Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population

Clinics and private practices


Inclusion Criteria:

All patients participating in GeNeSIS must be enrolled in the core study. Patients for whom written consent to release information is provided may enter the core study if they meet any of the following inclusion guidelines:

  • Treatment with Humatrope for improvement of growth.
  • No treatment with somatropin in patients with a history of neoplasia or in those with any SHOX-related disorder.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Patients with closed epiphyses are not eligible for GeNeSIS entry. However, patients may remain in the study if epiphyseal closure occurs during study participation.
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Sponsors and Collaborators
Eli Lilly and Company
Study Director: Call 1-877-CTLILLY (1-877-285-4559) or 1-317-615-4559 Mon-Fri 9 AM - 5 PM Eastern time (UTC/GMT - 5 hours, EST) Eli Lilly and Company
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Responsible Party: Eli Lilly and Company
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01088412     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 2712, B9R-EW-GDFC
Study First Received: February 25, 2010
Last Updated: February 18, 2015
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Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Dwarfism, Pituitary
Gonadal Dysgenesis
Primary Ovarian Insufficiency
Turner Syndrome
Adnexal Diseases
Bone Diseases
Bone Diseases, Developmental
Bone Diseases, Endocrine
Brain Diseases
Cardiovascular Abnormalities
Cardiovascular Diseases
Central Nervous System Diseases
Chromosome Disorders
Congenital Abnormalities
Disorders of Sex Development
Endocrine System Diseases
Genetic Diseases, Inborn
Genital Diseases, Female
Gonadal Disorders
Heart Defects, Congenital
Heart Diseases
Hypothalamic Diseases
Musculoskeletal Diseases
Nervous System Diseases
Ovarian Diseases
Pituitary Diseases
Sex Chromosome Disorders
Sex Chromosome Disorders of Sex Development

ClinicalTrials.gov processed this record on August 02, 2015