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Malignant Neoplasm clinical trials at UC Health
29 in progress, 22 open to new patients

  • 18F-Clofarabine PET/CT in Imaging Cancer Patients Before and After Interventions

    open to eligible people ages 18 years and up

    This clinical trial studies 18F-clofarabine positron emission tomography (PET)/computed tomography (CT) in imaging patients with cancer before and after treatment with a therapy that activates the patient's immune system (immunotherapy). PET/CT scans give detailed pictures of areas inside the body. 18F-clofarabine is a drug that contains a radioactive substance that is taken up by cells expressing deoxycytidine kinase (dCK), which is highly expressed in activated immune cells, making them light up during PET/CT scans. Doctors also want to know how 18F-clofarabine is distributed throughout the body before and after treatment with immunotherapies.

    at UCLA

  • A Study of RGX-104 With or Without Nivolumab in Patients With Advanced Solid Malignancies and Lymphoma

    open to eligible people ages 18 years and up

    Study RGX-104-001 is a Phase 1, first-in-human, dose escalation and expansion study of RGX-104, an oral small molecule targeting the liver X receptor (LXR), as a single agent and in combination with nivolumab. RGX-104 activates LXR, resulting in depletion of both myeloid-derived suppressor cells (MDSCs) as well as tumor blood vessels. MDSCs block the ability of T-cells and other cells of the immune system from attacking tumors. During the dose escalation stage, multiple doses and schedules of orally administered RGX-104 with or without nivolumab (single agent or combination therapy) will be evaluated in patients with advanced solid tumors and lymphoma (i.e., locally advanced and unresectable, or metastatic) who have had progressive disease (PD) on available standard systemic therapies or for which there are no standard systemic therapies of relevant impact. In the expansion stage of the study, additional patients with epithelial ovarian carcinoma (EOC), melanoma, non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC), small cell lung cancer (SCLC), renal cell cancer (RCC), bladder cancer (BLC), or triple negative breast cancer (TNBC) will be treated at the MTD (or maximum tested dose if no MTD is identified, or dose below the MTD if there is evidence suggesting a more favorable risk/benefit profile). This stage will provide further characterization of the safety, efficacy, PK, and pharmacodynamics, including biomarkers of immunologic activity and LXR target activation, of RGX-104 as a single agent (EOC) and in combination with nivolumab (melanoma, NSCLC, SCLC, RCC, BLC, and TNBC).

    at UCLA

  • Anti-tumor Immune Response in Patients With Cancer Undergoing Radiation Therapy

    open to eligible people ages 18 years and up

    This research trial studies the effect of radiation therapy on tumor immunity. Standard radiation therapy destroys tumor cells. In response to tumor cell death caused by radiation therapy, the body has an ability to stimulate an anti-tumor response (immunity), but this response is often ineffective in shrinking tumor tissue. Collecting samples of blood from patients before, during, and after radiation therapy to study in the laboratory may help doctors learn more about the effects of radiation therapy on anti-tumor response.

    at UCLA

  • ATR Kinase Inhibitor VX-970 and Irinotecan Hydrochloride combination for solid tumors that are metastatic or cannot be removed

    “Experimental targeted cancer therapy and chemotherapy combination for tumors that have returned, spread, or cannot be removed”

    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) and irinotecan hydrochloride in treating patients with solid tumors that have spread to other places in the body and usually cannot be cured or controlled with treatment (advanced) or cannot be removed by surgery. VX-970 and irinotecan hydrochloride may stop the growth of tumor cells by blocking some of the enzymes needed for cell growth.

    at UC Davis UCSF

  • Best dose of navitoclax with sorafenib tosylate to treat patients with tumors that have returned/not responded to treatment

    “Can Navitoclax and sorafenib tosylate stop the growth of tumor cells by blocking some of the enzymes needed for cell growth?”

    open to eligible people ages 18 years and up

    This phase I trial studies the side effects and the best dose of navitoclax when given together with sorafenib tosylate in treating patients with solid tumors that have returned (relapsed) or do not respond to treatment (refractory). Navitoclax and sorafenib tosylate may stop the growth of tumor cells by blocking some of the enzymes needed for cell growth.

    at UC Davis

  • Combination Chemotherapy With or Without Ganitumab in Treating Patients With Newly Diagnosed Metastatic Ewing Sarcoma

    “Study comparing combination chemotherapy with and without immunotherapy to treat Metastatic Ewing Sarcoma”

    open to eligible people ages up to 50 years

    This randomized phase III trial studies how well combination chemotherapy with or without ganitumab works in treating patients with newly diagnosed Ewing sarcoma that has spread to other parts of the body. Monoclonal antibodies, such as ganitumab, may block tumor growth in different ways by targeting certain cells. Drugs used in chemotherapy, such as vincristine sulfate, doxorubicin hydrochloride, cyclophosphamide, ifosfamide, and etoposide, 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 combination chemotherapy is more effective with or without ganitumab in treating patients with newly diagnosed Ewing sarcoma.

    at UCSF UC Davis UCLA

  • EVERYCHILD PROTOCOL

    “A REGISTRY, ELIGIBILITY SCREENING, BIOLOGY AND OUTCOME STUDY”

    open to eligible people ages up to 25 years

    This research trial studies the Project: Every Child for younger patients with cancer. Gathering health information over time from younger patients with cancer may help doctors find better methods of treatment and on-going care.

    at UCLA UCSF UC Davis

  • Experimental Radiotracer Imaging Study for Cancer Patients

    open to eligible people ages 18 years and up

    This clinical trial studies the side effects of 18F-alphavbeta6-binding-peptide and how well it works in imaging patients with primary or cancer that has spread to the breast, colorectal, lung, or pancreatic. Radiotracers, such as 18F-alphavbeta6-binding-peptide, may improve the ability to locate cancer in the body.

    at UC Davis

  • Experimental Treatment With "Carvedilol" to Avoid Heart Problems in Patients With HER-2-Positive Breast Cancer That Has Spread

    “This study will test whether carvedilol can reduce heart problems during your cancer treatment.”

    open to eligible people ages 18 years and up

    This phase III trial studies how well carvedilol works in preventing cardiac toxicity in patients with human epidermal growth factor receptor (HER)-2-positive breast cancer that has spread to other places in the body. A beta-blocker, such as carvedilol, is used to treat heart failure and high blood pressure, and it may prevent the heart from side effects of chemotherapy.

    at UC Davis

  • Gene and Vaccine Therapy in Treating Patients With Advanced Malignancies

    open to eligible people ages 16 years and up

    This phase II trial will examine whether genetically reprogramming a patient's disease fighting white blood cells may build an immune response to kill cancer cells that express the NY-ESO-1 protein. In this study, this genetic therapy will be given during a stem cell transplant along with a vaccine therapy. The vaccine will be made using the NY-ESO-1 protein and may help to stimulate the engineered immune response to tumor cells.

    at UCLA

  • Genetic Analysis in Identifying Late-Occurring Complications in Childhood Cancer Survivors

    open to eligible people ages up to 21 years

    This clinical trial studies cancer survivors to identify those who are at increased risk of developing late-occurring complications after undergoing treatment for childhood cancer. A patient's genes may affect the risk of developing complications, such as congestive heart failure, heart attack, stroke, and second cancer, years after undergoing cancer treatment. Genetic studies may help doctors identify survivors of childhood cancer who are more likely to develop late complications.

    at UCLA UCSF

  • Genetically Engineered PBMC and PBSC Expressing NY-ESO-1 TCR After a Myeloablative Conditioning Regimen to Treat Patients With Advanced Cancer

    open to eligible people ages 16 years and up

    This phase I clinical trial evaluates the safety and feasibility of administering NY-ESO-1 TCR (T cell receptor)engineered peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMC) and peripheral blood stem cells (PBSC) after a myeloablative conditioning regimen to treat patients with cancer that has spread to other parts of the body. The conditioning chemotherapy makes room in the patient?s bone marrow for new blood cells (PBMC) and blood-forming cells (stem cells) to grow. Giving NY-ESO-1 TCR PBMC and stem cells after the conditioning chemotherapy is intended to replace the immune system with new immune cells that have been redirected to attack and kill the cancer cells and thereby improve immune system function against cancer.

    at UCLA

  • Germ-Line Mutations in Blood and Saliva Samples From Patients With Cancer

    open to eligible people ages 18 years and up

    This research trial studies germ-line mutations in blood and saliva samples from patients with cancer. Studying samples of blood and saliva from patients with cancer in the laboratory may help doctors learn more about how inherited genetic mutations can affect cancer predisposition (an inherited increase in the risk of developing cancer), their impact on treatment response, and their role in cancer development.

    at UCLA

  • High Dose Flu Vaccine in Treating Children Who Have Undergone Donor Stem Cell Transplant

    open to eligible people ages 3-17

    This phase II randomized trial studies how well high dose flu vaccine works in treating children who have undergone done stem cell transplant. Higher dose flu vaccine may build a better immune response and may provide better protection against the flu than the standard vaccine.

    at UCSF

  • Lactobacillus Plantarum in Preventing Acute Graft Versus Host Disease in Children Undergoing Donor Stem Cell Transplant

    open to eligible people ages 2-25

    This randomized phase III trial studies how well Lactobacillus plantarum works in preventing acute graft versus host disease in children undergoing donor stem cell transplant. Lactobacillus plantarum may help prevent the development of gastrointestinal graft versus host disease in children, adolescents, and young adults undergoing donor stem cell transplant.

    at UCSF

  • MRI-Guided Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy in Treating Patients With Liver Metastases or Liver Cancer

    open to eligible people ages 18 years and up

    This pilot clinical trial studies magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)-guided stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT) in treating patients with liver metastases or liver cancer. SBRT is a specialized radiation therapy that delivers a single, high dose of radiation directly to the tumor and may kill more tumor cells and cause less damage to normal tissue. Combining MRI with SBRT may help doctors to highlight the tissues surrounding the tumor better.

    at UCLA

  • Neuropsychological and Behavioral Testing in Younger Patients With Cancer

    open to eligible people ages 1 month to 21 years

    This research trial studies neuropsychological (learning, remembering or thinking) and behavioral testing in younger patients with cancer. Collecting information over time from a series of tests may help doctors develop effective tests to measure neuropsychological and behavioral function of patients with cancer.

    at UCLA UCSF

  • Nivolumab and Ipilimumab in Treating Patients With Rare Tumors

    open to eligible people ages 18 years and up

    This clinical trial studies nivolumab and ipilimumab in treating patients with rare tumors. Monoclonal antibodies, such as nivolumab and ipilimumab, may interfere with the ability of tumor cells to grow and spread. This trial enrolls participants for the following cohorts based on condition: 1. Epithelial tumors of nasal cavity, sinuses, nasopharynx: A) Squamous cell carcinoma with variants of nasal cavity, sinuses, and nasopharynx and trachea (excluding laryngeal, nasopharyngeal cancer [NPC], and squamous cell carcinoma of the head and neck [SCCHN]) B) Adenocarcinoma and variants of nasal cavity, sinuses, and nasopharynx. 2. Epithelial tumors of major salivary glands 3. Salivary gland type tumors of head and neck, lip, esophagus, stomach, trachea and lung, breast and other location 4. Undifferentiated carcinoma of gastrointestinal (GI) tract 5. Adenocarcinoma with variants of small intestine 6. Squamous cell carcinoma with variants of GI tract (stomach small intestine, colon, rectum, pancreas) 7. Fibromixoma and low grade mucinous adenocarcinoma (pseudomixoma peritonei) of the appendix and ovary 8. Rare pancreatic tumors including acinar cell carcinoma, mucinous cystadenocarcinoma or serous cystadenocarcinoma 9. Intrahepatic Cholangiocarcinoma 10. Extrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma and bile duct tumors 11. Sarcomatoid carcinoma of lung 12. Bronchoalveolar carcinoma lung. This condition is now also referred to as adenocarcinoma in situ, minimally invasive adenocarcinoma, lepidic predominant adenocarcinoma, or invasive mucinous adenocarcinoma. 13. Non-epithelial tumors of the ovary: A) Germ cell tumor of ovary B) Mullerian mixed tumor and adenosarcoma 14. Trophoblastic tumor: A) Choriocarcinoma 15. Transitional cell carcinoma other than that of the renal, pelvis, ureter, or bladder 16. Cell tumor of the testes and extragonadal germ tumors: A) Seminoma and testicular sex cord cancer B) Non seminomatous tumor C) Teratoma with malignant transformation 17. Epithelial tumors of penis - squamous adenocarcinoma cell carcinoma with variants of penis 18. Squamous cell carcinoma variants of the genitourinary (GU) system 19. Spindle cell carcinoma of kidney, pelvis, ureter 20. Adenocarcinoma with variants of GU system (excluding prostate cancer) 21. Odontogenic malignant tumors 22. Endocrine carcinoma of pancreas and digestive tract 23. Neuroendocrine carcinoma including carcinoid of the lung 24. Pheochromocytoma, malignant 25. Paraganglioma 26. Carcinomas of pituitary gland, thyroid gland parathyroid gland and adrenal cortex 27. Desmoid tumors 28. Peripheral nerve sheath tumors and NF1-related tumors 29. Malignant giant cell tumors 30. Chordoma 31. Adrenal cortical tumors 32. Tumor of unknown primary (Cancer of Unknown Primary; CuP) 33. Not Otherwise Categorized (NOC) Rare Tumors [To obtain permission to enroll in the NOC cohort, contact: S1609SC@swog.org] 34. Adenoid cystic carcinoma 35. Vulvar cancer 36. MetaPLASTIC carcinoma (of the breast) 37. Gastrointestinal stromal tumor (GIST)

    at UC Irvine UCSD UC Davis

  • Pembrolizumab and Liver-Directed Therapy in Treating Patients With Well-Differentiated Neuroendocrine Tumors and Symptomatic and/or Progressive Liver Metastases

    open to eligible people ages 18 years and up

    This pilot phase II trial studies how well pembrolizumab and liver-directed therapy works in treating patients with well-differentiated neuroendocrine tumors and symptomatic and/or progressive tumors that have spread to the liver. Monoclonal antibodies, such as pembrolizumab, may interfere with the ability of tumor cells to grow and spread. Liver-directed therapies such as radiofrequency ablation, transarterial embolization, yttrium-90 microsphere radioembolization, and cryoablation may help to shrink tumors that are not being directly targeted. Giving pembrolizumab and liver-directed therapy may work better in treating patients with well-differentiated neuroendocrine tumors and symptomatic and/or progressive tumors that have spread to the liver.

    at UCSF

  • Pembrolizumab in Treating Patients With HIV and Relapsed, Refractory, or Disseminated Malignant Neoplasms

    open to eligible people ages 18 years and up

    This phase I trial studies the side effects of pembrolizumab in treating patients with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and malignant neoplasms that have come back (relapsed), do not respond to treatment (refractory), or have distributed over a large area in the body (disseminated). Monoclonal antibodies, such as pembrolizumab, may block tumor or cancer growth in different ways by targeting certain cells. It may also help the immune system kill cancer cells.

    at UCSF

  • Study looking at targeted chemotherapy and immunotherapy in treating patients with advanced/metastatic genitourinary tumors

    “Targeted chemotherapy and immunotherapy medicine with or without additional immunotherapy medicine to treat bladder/urothelial cancer”

    open to eligible people ages 18 years and up

    This phase I trial studies the side effects and best doses of cabozantinib-s-malate and nivolumab with or without ipilimumab in treating patients with genitourinary (genital and urinary organ) tumors that have spread to other places in the body. Cabozantinib-s-malate may stop the growth of tumor cells by blocking some of the enzymes needed for cell growth. Immunotherapy with monoclonal antibodies, such as nivolumab and ipilimumab, may help the body's immune system attack the cancer, and may interfere with the ability of tumor cells to grow and spread. It is not yet known whether giving cabozantinib-s-malate and nivolumab alone or with ipilimumab works better in treating patients with genitourinary tumors.

    at UC Davis

  • Trial of Local Consolidation Therapy (LCT) After Osimertinib for Patients With EGFR Mutant Metastatic Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer (NSCLC)

    open to eligible people ages 18 years and up

    The goal of this research is to learn if receiving local consolidation therapy (LCT-- surgery, radiation, or a combination of radiation and surgery) after receiving osimertinib can help to control non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) compared to continued treatment with osimertinib alone. The safety of this treatment will also be studied. This is an investigational study. Osimertinib is FDA approved and commercially available for the treatment of NSCLC. It is considered investigational to give surgery and/or radiation after osimertinib to patients with NSCLC. Up to 143 participants will be enrolled in this multicenter study. Up to 143 may take part at MD Anderson.

    at UCSF

  • Chlorhexidine Gluconate Cleansing in Preventing Central Line Associated Bloodstream Infection and Acquisition of Multi-drug Resistant Organisms in Younger Patients With Cancer or Undergoing Donor Stem Cell Transplant

    Sorry, in progress, not accepting new patients

    This randomized phase III trial studies chlorhexidine gluconate cleansing to see how well it works compared to control cleansing in preventing central line associated bloodstream infection and acquisition of multi-drug resistant organisms in younger patients with cancer or undergoing donor stem cell transplant. Chlorhexidine gluconate may help reduce bloodstream infections and bacterial infections associated with the central line.

    at UCSF UCLA

  • Dinutuximab in Combination With Sargramostim in Treating Patients With Recurrent Osteosarcoma

    Sorry, currently not accepting new patients, but might later

    This phase II trial studies how well dinutuximab works when given with sargramostim in treating patients with osteosarcoma that has come back after treatment (recurrent). Monoclonal antibodies, such as dinutuximab, may find tumor cells and help kill them. Sargramostim may help the body increase the amount of white blood cells it produces, which help the body fight off infections. Giving dinutuximab with sargramostim may work better and kill more cancer cells.

    at UCSF UC Davis

  • Experimental medicine, ropidoxuridine and whole brain radiation therapy in treating patients with brain metastases

    “Does experimental medicine, ropidoxuridine make cancer cells more easily killed by radiation therapy?”

    Sorry, currently not accepting new patients, but might later

    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 UCSD UC Davis

  • Memantine Hydrochloride and Whole-Brain Radiotherapy With or Without Hippocampal Avoidance in Reducing Neurocognitive Decline in Patients With Brain Metastases

    Sorry, in progress, not accepting new patients

    This randomized phase III trial compares memantine hydrochloride and whole-brain radiotherapy with or without hippocampal avoidance in reducing neurocognitive decline in patients with cancer that has spread from the primary site (place where it started) to the brain. Whole brain radiotherapy (WBRT) is the most common treatment for brain metastasis. Unfortunately, the majority of patients with brain metastases experience cognitive (such as learning and memory) deterioration after WBRT. Memantine hydrochloride may enhance cognitive function by binding to and inhibiting channels of receptors located in the central nervous system. Radiation therapy uses high energy x-rays to kill tumor cells and shrink tumors. Using radiation techniques, such as intensity modulated radiotherapy to avoid the hippocampal region during WBRT, may reduce the radiation dose to the hippocampus and help limit the radiation-induced cognitive decline. It is not yet known whether giving memantine hydrochloride and WBRT with or without hippocampal avoidance works better in reducing neurocognitive decline in patients with brain metastases.

    at UCSD

  • Molecular Profiling in Tissue Samples From Patients With Cancer Who Are Exceptional Responders to Treatment

    Sorry, in progress, not accepting new patients

    This pilot research trial studies molecular profiling in tissue samples from patients with cancer who got better with treatment that didn?t work for most other patients with the same disease. Studying samples of tissue from patients with cancer in the laboratory may help doctors learn more about changes that occur in deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) and identify biomarkers related to how well patients respond to treatment.

    at UCSF

  • Study of AVB-620 in Women With Primary, Nonrecurrent Breast Cancer Undergoing Surgery

    Sorry, not currently recruiting here

    Phase 2, open-label study of AVB-620 in women with primary, nonrecurrent and nonmetastatic breast cancer undergoing surgery.

    at UCSD

  • Trametinib (targeted chemotherapy) in Treating Patients With Advanced Cancer With or Without Hepatic Dysfunction

    “Study looking at experimental, targeted chemotherapy (Trametinib) to treat advanced cancers”

    Sorry, not currently recruiting here

    This phase I trial studies the side effects and best dose of trametinib in treating patients with cancer that has spread to other places in the body and usually cannot be cured or controlled with treatment (advanced) with or without liver (hepatic) dysfunction. Trametinib may stop the growth of tumor cells by blocking proteins needed for cell growth. When these proteins are blocked, the growth of cancer cells may be stopped and the cancer cells will then die. Hepatic dysfunction is frequently found in patients with advanced cancer and usually prevents patients from receiving standard treatments or from participating in clinical trials. Patients may also need dose adjustments or absorb drugs differently. Trametinib may be a better treatment for patients with advanced cancers and hepatic dysfunction.

    at UC Davis

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