Italy

Turin ALS Center – CRESLA

The Torino ALS Center (CRESLA) provides excellence both in basic and clinical research, while at the same time is a reference center for the care of ALS patients. It follows about 350 patients each year, both from its catchment area (the Piemonte region) and from throughout Italy. The CRESLA, which has a diagnostic neuropathology laboratory and a molecular genetics laboratory, is clinically based in the “Città della Salute e della Scienza” of Torino, the largest public hospital in Italy.
In the last decade, the CRESLA has participated to 5 large international randomized clinical trials on innovative drugs in ALS. The center is able to design and carry on both phase I-II and phase II trials, and includes a data manager and a statistical branch.
The centre has a multidisclinary group, with a daily ALS clinic, and utilizes the in-patient beds and the day hospital of the Department of Neuroscience. The centre includes a psychological and neuropsychological service. The centre has a neurophysiological service (EMG, motor evoked potentials) and collaborates with the Laboratory of Neuropathology and Neurobiology (located in the same Department) and the Laboratory of Molecular Biology and Genetics (located in a nearby hospital).

Details

Foundation year

1992

Director

Prof. Adriano Chiò

Principal investigator(s)

Prof. Adriano Chiò

Neurologists

Andrea Calvo, MD, PhD
Cristina Moglia, MD, PhD
Antonio Ilardi, MD
Stefania Cammarosano, MD

Research nurses

Giuseppe Fuda, biologist data manager
Enza Mastro, psychologist
Barbara Iazzolino, psychologist
Valentina Pasian, speech therapist
Antonio Canosa, MD PhD
Umberto Manera, MD
Davide Bertuzzo, MD

Team

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Clinical trials

Type Name no patients
Industry sponsored

AB10015 – ABSCIENCE

ongoing

NOG112264 – GSK

12

ALSTAL – TEVA

37

ONO E014 – ONO Pharmaceutical

37

GOALS – TEVA

31

ONO E011 – ONO Pharmaceutical

32

CTCH – NOVARTIS

15

Investigator initiated

STEMALS 2 – Turin ALS Centre

ongoing

EPO200901 – Istituto Besta, Milano

10

LitALS – ALS Centre of Torino

16

NAC – Istituto “Mario Negri”

9

STEMALS 1 – ALS Centre of Torino

1

Publications

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Contact information

Turin ALS Center - CRESLA

Rita Levi Montalcini’ Department of Neuroscience,
University of Turin, Turin, Via Cherasco 15, 10126, Torino, Italy
Contact: Prof. Adriano Chiò
+390116335439
achio@usa.net; cresla.torino@gmail.com
http://www.neuroscienze.unito.it/do/gruppi.pl/Show?_id=b9i1