Protocol Number: NA_00041583
Physician: Steven R. Brant, MD
This research is being done to find out why inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) (i.e., Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis) occurs in individuals and in families. Specifically, researchers will use some of the cells from participants to help find the genes (DNA) and biomarkers that may be associated with the development of IBD, differentiate IBD types and predict IBD disease course and response to treatment. These are important steps in trying to discover the causes and potential cures (medications or treatments) and to understand why people get the symptoms of IBD.
To Join the Study
If you join the study, you will be asked to:
- Give information about your health, including related IBD diagnosis and treatment and family history of IBD.
- Give either a blood sample (about 3 tablespoons; less for small children) or a saliva sample (2 mls).
Who is Eligible?
- Patients with IBD and their family members who have or do not have IBD
- People who do not have IBD or have a family member with IBD needed for comparison purposes
There is no cost to participate. You will not be paid if you join this study.
For More Information
The Johns Hopkins Crohn's and Ulcerative Colitis Genetics Study
1503 E Jefferson St, Ste B137
Baltimore, MD 21231
Phone: 410-614-1982, 888-279-4194 or 410-502-5846