Parkinson's Genetic Risk (PaGeR) Study
Status: Open to Enrollment
Start Date: Jun 15 2011
End Date: OPEN
This study will determine:
- Genes that increase a person’s risk of developing Parkinson’s disease (PD) or a related disorder.
- Differences in genes between patients with PD, their family members, and unrelated people who do not have PD (controls).
- For people who already have PD, the study is also trying to find genes that increase the likelihood of developing certain PD-related problems such as difficulties with thinking and memory.
A. Parkinson’s Cases:
- Patient must be diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease.
- Patient must be 18 years of age or older.
- Patient must have a first degree family member (i.e., sibling, parent, or child) who has Parkinson disease and is also willing to participate.
- If two first degree relatives with Parkinson disease can be enrolled, then all of their adult genetic (blood) relatives (with or without diagnosis of Parkinson disease) are invited to participate in this study.
C. Non-related Controls:
- Adult spouse or caregiver of an enrolled patient with Parkinson’s disease.
- Does not have Parkinson’s or a related disease.
Name: Maria North, Study Coordinator
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