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Brain Metastases clinical trials at UC Health
9 in progress, 6 open to eligible people

  • A Study of Etirinotecan Pegol (NKTR-102) Versus Treatment of Physician's Choice (TPC) in Patients With Metastatic Breast Cancer Who Have Stable Brain Metastases and Have Been Previously Treated With an Anthracycline, a Taxane, and Capecitabine

    open to eligible people ages 18 years and up

    This is an open-label, randomized, active comparator, multicenter, international Phase 3 study of NKTR-102 versus TPC in patients with metastatic breast cancer who have stable brain metastases and have been previously treated with an anthracycline, a taxane, and capecitabine in either the adjuvant or metastatic setting (prior anthracycline may be omitted if medically appropriate or contraindicated for the patient).

    at UCSF

  • Effect of TTFields (150 kHz) in Non-small Cell Lung Cancer (NSCLC) Patients With 1-10 Brain Metastases Following Radiosurgery (METIS)

    open to eligible people ages 18 years and up

    The study is a prospective, randomized controlled phase III trial, to test the efficacy, safety and neurocognitive outcomes of advanced NSCLC patients, following stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS) for 1-10 brain metastases, treated with NovoTTF-100M compared to supportive treatment alone. The device is an experimental, portable, battery operated device for chronic administration of alternating electric fields (termed TTFields or TTF) to the region of the malignant tumor, by means of surface, insulated electrode arrays.

    at UCSF

  • Experimental medicine and whole brain radiation therapy to treat patients with brain metastases from non-small cell lung cancer

    “Study looking at radiation therapy and experimental medicine, VX-970 for treatment of lung cancer with metastases to brain”

    open to eligible people ages 18 years and up

    This phase I trial studies the side effects and best dose of ATR kinase inhibitor M6620 (VX-970) when given together with whole brain radiation therapy in treating patients with non-small cell lung cancer, small cell lung cancer, or neuroendocrine tumors that have spread from the original (primary) tumor to the brain. ATR kinase inhibitor M6620 may stop the growth of tumor cells by blocking some of the enzymes needed for cell growth. Radiation therapy uses high energy x-rays to kill tumor cells and shrink tumors. Giving ATR kinase inhibitor M6620 together with radiation therapy may be a better treatment for non-small cell lung cancer, small cell lung cancer, or neuroendocrine tumors.

    at UC Davis

  • Genetic Testing in Guiding Treatment for Patients With Brain Metastases

    open to eligible people ages 18 years and up

    This phase II trial studies how well genetic testing works in guiding treatment for patients with solid tumors that have spread to the brain. Several genes have been found to be altered or mutated in brain metastases such as NTRK, ROS1, CDK or PI3K. Medications that target these genes such as abemaciclib, GDC-0084, and entrectinib may stop the growth of tumor cells by blocking some of the enzymes needed for cell growth. Genetic testing may help doctors tailor treatment for each mutation.

    at UC Irvine UCSD

  • HKI-272 for HER2-Positive Breast Cancer and Brain Metastases

    open to eligible people ages 18 years and up

    The purpose of this research study is to determine how well neratinib works in treating breast cancer that has spread to the brain. Neratinib is a recently discovered oral drug that may stop breast cancer cells from growing abnormally by inhibiting (or blocking) members of a family of proteins that include Human Epidermal Growth Factor Receptor 2 (HER2). In this research study, the investigators are looking to see how well neratinib works to decrease the size of or stabilize breast cancer that has spread to the brain. The investigators are also looking at how previous treatments have affected your thinking (or cognition) and how much neratinib reaches the central nervous system.

    at UCSF

  • Ropidoxuridine and Whole Brain Radiation Therapy in Treating Patients With Brain Metastases

    open to eligible people ages 18 years and up

    This phase I trial studies the side effects and best dose of ropidoxuridine when given together with whole brain radiation therapy in treating patients with cancer that has spread to the brain. Ropidoxuridine may help whole brain radiation therapy work better by making cancer cells more sensitive to the radiation therapy.

    at UC Davis UCSD

  • A Study of Abemaciclib (LY2835219) in Participants With Breast Cancer, Non-small Cell Lung Cancer, or Melanoma That Has Spread to the Brain

    Sorry, in progress, not accepting new patients

    The main purpose of this study is to evaluate the safety and effectiveness of the study drug known as abemaciclib in participants with hormone receptor positive breast cancer, non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC), or melanoma that has spread to the brain.

    at UCSD UCSF

  • Corticosteroids + Bevacizumab vs. Corticosteroids + Placebo (BEST) for Radionecrosis After Radiosurgery for Brain Metastases

    Sorry, in progress, not accepting new patients

    This randomized phase II study aims to investigate whether the addition of bevacizumab to standard corticosteroid therapy results in greater improvement in symptoms and less treatment-induced symptoms compared with standard corticosteroid therapy for patients with symptomatic brain radionecrosis following radiosurgery. It is hypothesized that the addition of bevacizumab to standard care corticosteroids will reduce treatment-induced toxicities and improve neurologic impairments in patients with brain radionecrosis following radiosurgery for brain metastases.

    at UCSD

  • Stereotactic Radiation Therapy Before Surgery for the Treatment of Resectable Brain Metastases

    Sorry, not yet accepting patients

    This trial studies how well stereotactic radiation therapy before surgery works in treating patients with cancer that has spread to the brain (brain metastases) and can be removed by surgery (resectable). Stereotactic radiation therapy is a specialized radiation therapy that delivers a single, high dose of radiation directly to the tumor, and may cause less damage to normal tissue. Giving stereotactic radiation therapy before surgery may make the return of brain metastases less likely and help patients live longer compared to surgery followed by radiation therapy.

    at UCLA

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