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Patients with CLL Sought

Chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) patients, team up in your fight against leukemia. NCI scientists are conducting a study using IL-15 in combination with obinutuzumab with hopes of discovering effective treatments. There is no cost for treatments and travel assistance is available within the U.S. Specialists at the Clinical Center Office of Patient Recruitment are standing by to help you: 1-866-444-2214 or Refer to study 19-C-0024. Read more at

Menopause & Mood Study

A 7-week outpatient study is accepting post-menopausal women ages 45 to 65 who struggled with irritability, anxiety, sadness or depression during perimenopause and had symptoms that improved with the use of hormones. There is no cost to participate. Compensation is provided. To learn more about the study call (301) 496-9576 (TTY 1-866-411-1010) or visit Refer to study 18-M-0144.

How Does Puberty Affect Brain

Your 8-year-old healthy child is invited to participate in an NIH outpatient research study that examines how puberty affects brain development. Participation includes 1-3 day outpatient visits to the Clinical Center every 8-10 months until age 17, for a physical examination, body measurements, questionnaires, MRI scans, blood draws, urine collection and x-rays. Participants must not have any chronic medical or psychiatric illnesses, nor be on any long-term medication. Parents must agree to their child’s participation. Evaluations and research procedures are free of cost. Compensation is provided. Call for information and eligibility criteria: (301) 496-9576 (TTY 1-866-411-1010). For a detailed protocol description, visit and refer to study 11-M-0251.

Study Needs Infants, Children

The Clinical Center seeks infants 3-12 months and young children 1-5 years of age who are developing typically. The study aims to learn more about the motor skill and brain development of young children who are at high risk for or diagnosed with cerebral palsy (CP) and autism spectrum disorder (ASD) compared to young children with typical development. The results of this study may assist with better methods for early diagnosis as well as improved treatment for children with CP and ASD. This is an outpatient visit and all minor participants require parents’ permission to participate. To learn more, contact the Clinical Center Office of Patient Recruitment at 1-800-411-1222 or Refer to study 18-CC-0052. Read more at

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