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Epstein Barr Virus clinical trials at UC Health
5 research studies open to eligible people

  • A Study of Experimental Individualized Chemotherapy Treatment for Nasopharyngeal Cancer Based on Epstein Barr Virus DNA

    open to eligible people ages 18 years and up

    There are two study questions we are asking in this randomized phase II/III trial based on a blood biomarker, Epstein Barr virus (EBV) deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) for locoregionally advanced non-metastatic nasopharyngeal cancer. All patients will first undergo standard concurrent chemotherapy and radiation therapy. When this standard treatment is completed, if there is no detectable EBV DNA in their plasma, then patients are randomized to either standard adjuvant cisplatin and fluorouracil chemotherapy or observation. If there is still detectable levels of plasma EBV DNA, patients will be randomized to standard cisplatin and fluorouracil chemotherapy versus gemcitabine and paclitaxel. Radiation therapy uses high energy x rays to kill tumor cells. Drugs used in chemotherapy, such as cisplatin, fluorouracil, gemcitabine hydrochloride, and paclitaxel work in different ways to stop the growth of tumor cells, either by killing the cells, by stopping them from dividing, or by stopping them from spreading. It is not yet known whether giving cisplatin and fluorouracil is more effective than gemcitabine hydrochloride and paclitaxel after radiation therapy in treating patients with nasopharyngeal cancer.

    at UC Davis UC Irvine UCSD UCSF

  • A Study of Experimetnal Tabelecleucel After Failed Standard Treatment for Solid Organ Transplants With Epstein-Barr Virus

    open to all eligible people

    This is a multicenter, open-label, single-arm phase 3 study to assess the efficacy and safety of tabelecleucel for the treatment of Epstein-Barr virus-associated post-transplant lymphoproliferative disease (EBV+ PTLD) in the setting of solid organ transplant (SOT) after failure of rituximab or rituximab plus chemotherapy.

    at UC Davis UCSD

  • Dose Escalation & Expansion Study of Oral VRx-3996 & Valganciclovir in Subjects With EBV-Associated Lymphoid Malignancies

    open to eligible people ages 18 years and up

    A two part, Phase 1b/2 study to define a recommended Phase 2 dose of VRx-3996 in combination with valganciclovir (Phase 1b) designed to evaluate the efficacy of this combination in relapsed/refractory EBV+ lymphomas.

    at UC Irvine

  • Rituximab and LMP-Specific T-Cells in Treating Pediatric Solid Organ Recipients With EBV-Positive, CD20-Positive Post-Transplant Lymphoproliferative Disorder

    open to eligible people ages up to 29 years

    This pilot phase II trial studies how well rituximab and latent membrane protein (LMP)-specific T-cells work in treating pediatric solid organ recipients with Epstein-Barr virus-positive, cluster of differentiation (CD)20-positive post-transplant lymphoproliferative disorder. Immunotherapy with monoclonal antibodies, such as rituximab, may induce changes in the body's immune system and may interfere with the ability of tumor cells to grow and spread. LMP-specific T-cells are special immune system cells trained to recognize proteins found on post-transplant lymphoproliferative disorder tumor cells if they are infected with Epstein-Barr virus. Giving rituximab and LMP-specific T-cells may work better in treating pediatric organ recipients with post-transplant lymphoproliferative disorder than rituximab alone.

    at UCLA UCSF

  • Tabelecleucel for Allogeneic Hematopoietic Cell Transplant Subjects With Epstein-Barr Virus-Associated Post-Transplant Lymphoproliferative Disease (EBV+ PTLD) After Failure of Rituximab

    open to all eligible people

    This is a multicenter, open label, single-arm, phase 3 study to assess the efficacy and safety of tabelecleucel for the treatment of Epstein-Barr virus-associated post-transplant lymphoproliferative disease (EBV+ PTLD) in the setting of allogeneic hematopoietic cell transplant (HCT) after failure of rituximab.

    at UCSD

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