Research Clinics

The Cantu Syndrome Clinic, now entering its fourth year, brings clinicians, patients, and families together in a clinical setting to further evaluate and research the clinical features associated with Cantu syndrome while building a social environment for all those involved to interact and connect with one another. There are currently two operating clinics to accommodate patients and their families around the world. The United States based clinic is at St. Louis Children’s Hospital in St. Louis, Missouri and the European based clinic is at UMC, Utrecht in Utrecht, Netherlands.

What Happens

On the day of the research clinic, study participants, family and caregiver members, and members of the research team will meet to review the goals of the clinic as well as explain the testing that will occur. During this time you will have the opportunity to ask any additional questions that you might have. Depending on the age of the individual affected with Cantu syndrome and previous testing, some or all of the following tests may be performed: 

  • Physical Examination
  • Neurological Examination
  • Cantu Syndrome Questionnaire
  • Electrocardiogram
  • Echocardiogram
  • Holter Monitor
  • Blood Tests
  • Urine Test
  • Blood Vessel Stiffness Test
  • 24 Hour Blood Pressure Monitoring
  • Exercise Stress Test
  • Hand Grip Strength Test
  • MRI Scan Of Brain, Neck, Upper Chest, Arteries and Veins
  • MRI Scan of the Heart
  • Photographs
  • Testing for attention defecit disorder (ADHD) and a brief IQ test

Upcoming Clinics

  1. The next United States Cantu Syndrome Clinic is scheduled for Thursday, June 15th and Friday, June 16th, 2017 at St. Louis Children’s Hospital in St. Louis, Missouri. For more information or if you are interested in participating, please contact:
    Dr. Kathy Grange
    Professor of Pediatrics, Division of Genetics and Genomic Medicine
    E-mail: grange_d@kids_wustl.edu
    Phone: (314) 454-6093
    • In order to help fund the travel and hotel accommodations for out of town clinic participants we have created this GoFundMe fund raiser. We appreciate your support!
  2. The next European Cantu Syndrome Clinic is scheduled for Wednesday, September 10th, 2016 at UMC Utrecht in Utrecht, Netherlands. For more information or if you are interested in participating, please contact:
    Dr. Gijs van Haaften
    Assistant Professor, Department of Medical Genetics
    E-mail: G.vanHaaften@umcutrecht.nl
    Phone: +31 (0) 88 7567925