Sargramostim for Down Syndrome

Phase-Based Progress Estimates
University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus, Aurora, CO
Down Syndrome+1 More
Sargramostim for Injection - Drug
18 - 65
All Sexes
What conditions do you have?

Study Summary

This trial protocol is designed to evaluate primarily whether the use of sargramostim (recombinant human GM-CSF), administered five days per week for four consecutive weeks (20 treatment days), will be well tolerated by and safe for use in young adult participants with Down syndrome.

Eligible Conditions

  • Down Syndrome

Treatment Effectiveness

Effectiveness Progress

1 of 3

Study Objectives

1 Primary · 1 Secondary · Reporting Duration: Informed consent to Follow-up Visit (20 weeks)

Week 20
CANTAB - Cambridge Neuropsychological Test Automated Battery) (selected subtests)
Down syndrome Mental Status Exam (DSMSE)
KBIT II - Kaufman Brief Intelligence Test II
Leiter 3 International Performance Scale (selected subtests)
NEPSY II (selected subtest)
PPVT 5 - Peabody Picture Vocabulary Test, 5th edition
Patient-Reported Outcomes Measurement Information System (PROMIS) survey of quality of life
SB 5 - Stanford Binet Intelligence Scales 5th edition (selected subtest)
Vineland Adaptive Behavior Scales
Week 20
Safety as measured by number of Adverse Events (AEs) by body system

Trial Safety

Safety Progress

2 of 3
This is further along than 68% of similar trials

Trial Design

2 Treatment Groups

1 of 2
Placebo Control - Saline
1 of 2
Experimental Treatment
Non-Treatment Group

42 Total Participants · 2 Treatment Groups

Primary Treatment: Sargramostim · Has Placebo Group · Phase 2

Experimental Group · 1 Intervention: Sargramostim for Injection · Intervention Types: Drug
Placebo Control - Saline
PlaceboComparator Group · 1 Intervention: Saline Placebo · Intervention Types: Drug

Trial Logistics

Trial Timeline

Approximate Timeline
Screening: ~3 weeks
Treatment: Varies
Reporting: informed consent to follow-up visit (20 weeks)
Closest Location: University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus · Aurora, CO
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2015First Recorded Clinical Trial
1 TrialsResearching Down Syndrome
86 CompletedClinical Trials

Eligibility Criteria

Age 18 - 65 · All Participants · 9 Total Inclusion Criteria

Mark “yes” if the following statements are true for you:
You have a male or female with Down syndrome between 18-35 years of age.
You have a cytogenetic diagnosis of full trisomy 21 or complete unbalanced translocation of chromosome 21.
You are physically able to participate in the study.
You must reside within a proximity of the study site that will not preclude their regularly scheduled participation in the trial.
You are willing to be a surrogate mother for the duration of the study.
You are stable on all other medications for at least 30 days prior to initial screening visit.

About The Reviewer

Michael Gill preview

Michael Gill - B. Sc.

First Published: October 9th, 2021

Last Reviewed: August 12th, 2022

Michael Gill holds a Bachelors of Science in Integrated Science and Mathematics from McMaster University. During his degree he devoted considerable time modeling the pharmacodynamics of promising drug candidates. Since then, he has leveraged this knowledge of the investigational new drug ecosystem to help his father navigate clinical trials for multiple myeloma, an experience which prompted him to co-found Power Life Sciences: a company that helps patients access randomized controlled trials.