The Cantu Syndrome Clinic, 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. For more information on the United States Cantu Syndrome Clinic at St. Louis Children’s Hospital in St. Louis, Missouri, or if you are interested in participating, please contact:
    Dorothy K. Grange, MD
    Professor of Pediatrics, Division of Genetics and Genomic Medicine
    Phone: 314-454-6093
  2. For more information on the European Cantu Syndrome Clinic at UMC Utrecht in Utrecht, Netherlands or if you are interested in participating, please contact:
    Gijs van Haaften, PhD
    Assistant Professor, Department of Medical Genetics
    Phone: +31 (0) 88 7567925