The purpose of this study is to test whether a specific combination of biomarkers discovered during previous studies can help predict how someone experiencing a major depressive episode will respond to treatment. The study will also explore other possible biomarkers that may predict treatment response, which may help in the future development of tests that can guide treatment choice more effectively and more quickly.
The purpose of this study is to identify inheritable mutations among male breast cancer participants by performing genetic testing on their cancer samples, instead of blood samples (such as tumour testing). This testing will allow researchers to identify inheritable mutations when blood samples are not available. This study will evaluate the clinical utility and the feasibility of offering the tumour testing in newly diagnosed male breast cancer patients.
The purpose of this study is to understand the ability of genetic testing to identify familial hypercholesterolemia among patients with acute cardiac event in hospital settings and to investigate the impact of genetic diagnosis on physician behaviour, medication use and decreasing cholesterol to an acceptable level.
Familial hypercholesterolemia (FH) is the most frequent genetic lipoprotein disorder associated with premature coronary artery disease. The goal of this initiative is to create a registry of subjects with FH across Canada. The registry will help clinicians and researchers to determine the burden of disease and the long-term effects of treatment.
This is an observational study of patients with Primary Mitochondrial Disease with either signs or symptoms suggestive of myopathy.
CFDI STUDY with ENZYME REPLACEMENT THERAPY (ERT)
Fabry disease is a rare, inherited, genetic condition due to a deficiency of an enzyme called alpha-galactosidase A. This enzyme deficiency causes the small blood vessels to accumulate a substance called glycolipid. Without sufficient levels of the enzyme, alpha-galactosidase A, persons with Fabry Disease develop severe neuropathic pain, kidney disease, heart disease, stroke and/or premature death; often before the age of 60.
A Multicenter Open-Label Treatment Protocol to Observe the Safety of Replagal (Agalsidase Alfa) Enzyme Replacement Therapy in Canadian Patients With Fabry Disease
The purpose of this study is to observe the safety of agalsidase alfa in Canadian patients with Fabry disease.