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Cancer, General clinical trials at UC Cancer

33 research studies open to eligible people

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  • 3D Prediction of Patient-Specific Response

    open to eligible people ages 18 years and up

    This is a prospective, non-randomized, observational registry study evaluating a patient-specific ex vivo 3D (EV3D) assay for drug response using a patient's own biopsy or resected tumor tissue for assessing tissue response to therapy in patients with advanced cancers, including ovarian cancer, high-grade gliomas, and high-grade rare tumors.

    at UCSF

  • [18F]FAraG PET Imaging for Analysis of Biodistribution in Cancer Patients Expected to Undergo Immunotherapy and/or Radiation Therapy

    open to eligible people ages 18-65

    This is a Phase 1 study is to visualize biodistribution of a PET tracer called [18F]F-AraG (VisAcT) in cancer patients expected to undergo immunotherapy and/or radiation therapy.

    at UCSF

  • A Cancer Vaccine (Labvax 3(22)-23) and GM-CSF for the Treatment of Advanced Stage Adenocarcinoma

    open to eligible people ages 18 years and up

    This phase I trial tests the safety and side effects of a cancer vaccine called Labvax 3(22)-23 and GM-CSF in treating adenocarcinoma that has spread to other places in the body (advanced stage). Labvax 3(22)-23 is designed to target a specific antigen (labyrinthin), which is a protein found on the surface of adenocarcinoma tumor cells. Labyrinthin is a protein that is not expressed on normal cells in the skin, lungs, salivary glands, pancreas, nor other tissues. In adenocarcinoma, the tumor cells produce too much labyrinthin causing them to express this protein on the surface of the tumor cells. One way to control the growth of these tumor cells is to teach the immune system to generate an immune response against the labyrinthin protein by vaccination against labyrinthin. GM-CSF, or sargramostim, is a protein that acts as a white blood cell growth factor. It has also been shown to stimulate immune system. Thus, administration of GM-CSF may help to boost the immune system response when given together with the vaccine. This study may improve the general knowledge about Labvax 3(22)-23 and how the body may generate an immune response to kill adenocarcinoma tumor cells.

    at UC Davis

  • A Dose Escalation Study of SHP2 Inhibitor in Patients With Solid Tumors Harboring KRAS of EGFR Mutations

    open to eligible people ages 18 years and up

    A Phase 1 dose escalation study in patients with advanced solid tumors harboring KRAS or EGFR mutations to determine the maximum tolerated dose and recommended Phase II dose of HBI-2376 and characterize its pharmacokinetic profile.

    at UCLA

  • A Mobile Phone Intervention to Promote Adherence to Survivorship Care Among Adolescent and Young Adult Cancer Survivors

    open to eligible people ages 18-39

    Adolescents and young adults (AYA) survivors of childhood cancer receive inadequate surveillance for treatment-related late effects. This study evaluates the acceptability and feasibility of a mobile phone messaging intervention targeting behavior changes related to receiving survivorship care among AYA survivors. Content from an existing text-messaging survivorship education intervention will be adapted to a novel text-messaging platform, Chorus. Ten AYA survivors will be recruited to participate in the expanded 12-week text messaging intervention. In-depth interviews will be conducted with each participant during the study, and a focus group with all participants will be conducted at the end of the study. Qualitative analysis will determine areas for improvement in the text messaging intervention in order to ensure acceptability and feasibility in AYA survivors. The text messaging intervention on Chorus will be adapted to better suit the needs of AYA survivors based on the results of the qualitative analysis. Mobile phone interventions offer a cost-effective, age-appropriate approach to AYA survivorship care education. If effective, the text-messaging intervention will be evaluated in a randomized, controlled pilot trial to improve rates of survivorship care and clinical outcomes for AYA survivors.

    at UCLA

  • APL-101 Study of Subjects With NSCLC With c-Met EXON 14 Skip Mutations and c-Met Dysregulation Advanced Solid Tumors

    open to eligible people ages 18 years and up

    The primary Phase 1 purpose of this study was to assess overall safety, tolerability and recommended Phase 2 dose (RP2D) of APL-101. The Phase 2 portion will assess efficacy of the dose determined in Phase 1 in individuals with Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer with c-Met EXON 14 Skip Mutations; individuals with cancers associated with c-Met amplifications; individuals with cancers associated with c-Met fusion

    at UCLA UCSF

  • Cancer Therapy Effects on the Heart

    open to eligible people ages 13-39

    Anthracycline chemotherapies (e.g. doxorubicin, daunorubicin) are commonly given to treat pediatric cancer, and carry a risk of cardiotoxicity. Over the long term, children who receive these therapies have an increased risk of heart failure and early cardiovascular death. However, current strategies for identifying patients who are at risk prior to the development of significant changes in heart function are limited. This study will focus on imaging markers of cardiac injury and dysfunction with the goal of developing improved diagnostic tests and treatment strategies.

    at UCSD

  • Chemoradiation vs Immunotherapy and Radiation for Head and Neck Cancer

    open to eligible people ages 18 years and up

    The purpose of this study is to compare any good or bad effects of using pembrolizumab (an experimental drug) and radiation therapy (RT), compared to using cisplatin chemotherapy and radiation therapy (RT) in the treatment of patients with head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC).

    at UCSD

  • Childhood Cancer Survivor Study

    open to all eligible people

    The Childhood Cancer Survivor Study (CCSS) will investigate the long-term effects of cancer and its associated therapies. A retrospective cohort study will be conducted through a multi-institutional collaboration, which will involve the identification and active follow-up of a cohort of approximately 50,000 survivors of cancer, diagnosed before 21 years of age, between 1970 and 1999 and 10,000 sibling controls. This project will study children and young adults exposed to specific therapeutic modalities, including radiation, chemotherapy, and/or surgery, who are at increased risk of late-occurring adverse health outcomes. A group of sibling controls will be identified and data collected for comparison purposes.

    at UC Irvine UCLA UCSF

  • Clinical Benefit of Using Molecular Profiling to Determine an Individualized Treatment Plan for Patients With High Grade Glioma

    open to eligible people ages up to 21 years

    This is a 2 strata pilot trial within the Pacific Pediatric Neuro-Oncology Consortium (PNOC). The study will use a new treatment approach based on each patient's tumor gene expression, whole-exome sequencing (WES), targeted panel profile (UCSF 500 gene panel), and RNA-Seq. The current study will test the efficacy of such an approach in children with High-grade gliomas HGG.

    at UCSD UCSF

  • CMP-001 in Combination With IV PD-1-Blocking Antibody in Subjects With Certain Types of Advanced or Metastatic Cancer

    open to eligible people ages 18 years and up

    CMP-001-009 is a Phase 2 study of intratumoral CMP-001 in combination with an intravenous PD-1-blocking antibody administered to participants with certain types of advanced or metatastic cancer. The primary objective of the study is to determine the Investigator-assessed confirmed objective response with CMP-001 in combination with a programmed cell death protein (PD-1)-blocking antibody in subjects with certain types of advanced or metatastic cancer. The secondary objectives are to: - To evaluate the safety and tolerability of CMP-001 administered by intratumoral (IT) injection in combination with a PD-1-blocking antibody in study subjects. - To evaluate the efficacy of CMP-001 in combination with a PD-1-blocking antibody in study subjects. Participants will continue to receive treatment of CMP-001 in combination with a PD-1-blocking antibody according to the treatment schedule until a reason for treatment discontinuation is reached.

    at UCLA UCSD

  • COM701 (an Inhibitor of PVRIG) in Subjects With Advanced Solid Tumors.

    open to eligible people ages 18 years and up

    This is a Phase 1 open label sequential dose escalation and cohort expansion study evaluating the safety, tolerability and preliminary clinical activity of COM701 as monotherapy and in combination with nivolumab.

    at UCLA

  • Dose Escalation and Expansion Study of FLX475 Monotherapy and in Combination With Pembrolizumab

    open to eligible people ages 18 years and up

    This clinical trial is a Phase 1/2, open-label, sequential-group, dose-escalation and cohort expansion study to determine the safety and preliminary anti-tumor activity of FLX475 as monotherapy and in combination with pembrolizumab. The study will be conducted in 2 parts, a dose-escalation phase (Part 1) and a cohort expansion phase (Part 2). In Part 1 of the study, subjects will be enrolled in sequential cohorts treated with successively higher doses of FLX475 as monotherapy or in combination with pembrolizumab. In Part 2 of the study, subjects will be initially enrolled in Stage 1 of parallel expansion cohorts of FLX475 as monotherapy or in combination with pembrolizumab.

    at UCLA

  • Electroacupuncture for the Management of Symptom Clusters in Cancer Patients and Survivors

    open to eligible people ages 18 years and up

    This is a sham-controlled, patient and assessor-blinded pilot trial to evaluate the feasibility of administering EA as an intervention for symptom clusters in cancer patients and survivors, and to evaluate the degree that EA could reduce symptom clusters and the possible underlying mechanisms through examining its influence on biomarkers that are linked with the symptoms. Participants will be randomized to either the treatment arm (those who will receive EA) or the control arm (those who will receive sham-EA). The treatment period for both groups will be 10 weeks. There will be one study visit a week over the course of the 10-week treatment period, for a total of 10 study treatment visits. Participants in the treatment arm will receive EA at 13 standardized acu-points that have been chosen for their therapeutic effects. Participants in the control arm will receive electrical stimulation at non-disease acu-points. There will be four data collection time points for each participant: (1) baseline, (2) mid-treatment (5 weeks from baseline), (3) end of treatment (10 weeks from baseline), and (4) 4 weeks after end of treatment (14 weeks from baseline). At each of these timepoints, 10mL of peripheral blood will be collected for a biomarker analysis and participants will be asked to complete 4 questionnaires and a computerized cognitive test to evaluate their cognitive function, fatigue level, insomnia, psychological distress, and quality of life. In total, study participation will last for 14 weeks.

    at UC Irvine

  • Evaluation of the Survivorship Wellness Group Program for Patients Treated at UCSF

    open to eligible people ages 18 years and up

    Interdisciplinary psychological interventions targeting survivorship are not only understudied but face several implementation challenges. For this project, the study team is proposing to analyze these data to report on preliminary pilot outcomes, as well as acceptability and feasibility of the implementation of the Survivorship Wellness Group Program, an interdisciplinary wellness and health-behavior change program for survivors of cancer, who have completed treatment at University of California, San Francisco and are currently without evidence of active disease.

    at UCSF

  • FS118 First in Human Study in Patients With Advanced Malignancies

    open to eligible people ages 18 years and up

    This study will be conducted in adult participants diagnosed with advanced tumors to characterize the safety, tolerability, pharmacokinetics (PK), and activity of FS118. This is a Phase 1/2, multi-center, open-label, multiple-dose, first-in-human study, designed to systematically assess safety and tolerability, to identify the maximum tolerated dose (MTD) and/or recommended Phase 2 dose (RP2D) for FS118 in participants with advanced tumors and to determine the efficacy of FS118 in participants with squamous cell carcinoma of the head and neck (SCCHN). Pharmacokinetics, pharmacodynamics, immunogenicity, and response will also be assessed.

    at UCLA

  • Improving Treatment-Related Symptom Management in Adolescents and Young Adults With Cancer

    open to eligible people ages 12-29

    This study will test the acceptability and feasibility of a telehealth intervention to improve communication between patients and medical providers in adolescent and young adult (AYA) cancer patients receiving chemotherapy treatment.

    at UC Davis

  • Pan Tumor Nivolumab Rollover Study

    open to eligible people ages 18 years and up

    Main Objective of this study is to examine long-term safety of nivolumab in participants on treatment and in follow up.

    at UCSF

  • Phase 1/2 Study of MRTX849 in Patients With Cancer Having a KRAS G12C Mutation KRYSTAL-1

    open to eligible people ages 18 years and up

    This study will evaluate the safety, tolerability, drug levels, molecular effects, and clinical activity of MRTX849 (adagrasib) in patients with advanced solid tumors that have a KRAS G12C mutation.

    at UC Irvine UCSD

  • Preoperative Immunotherapy in Patients With Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Head and Neck

    open to eligible people ages 18 years and up

    To determine the effect of neoadjuvant atezolizumab alone or in combination with other immune modulating agents on T-cell infiltration in advanced SCCHN. To determine the impact of neo-adjuvant immunotherapy on surgical outcomes.

    at UCSF

  • Red Blood Cell - IMProving trAnsfusions for Chronically Transfused Recipients

    open to all eligible people

    Red Blood Cell - IMProving trAnsfusions for Chronically Transfused recipients (RBC-IMPACT) is an observational cohort study to assess donor, component, and recipient factors that contribute to RBC efficacy in chronically and episodically transfused patients. The objective of the study is to determine how specific genetic and non-genetic factors in donors and recipients may impact RBC survival after transfusion - in short, what factors on both the donor and recipient side may improve the efficacy of the transfusion.

    at UCSF

  • Study of BMF-219, in Adult Patients With Acute Leukemia, Diffuse Large B-Cell Lymphoma and Multiple Myeloma

    open to eligible people ages 18 years and up

    A Phase1 first-in-human dose-escalation and dose-expansion study of BMF-219, an oral irreversible menin inhibitor, in adult patients with acute leukemia, diffuse large B-cell lymphoma, and multiple myeloma

    at UCLA

  • Study of JTX 8064, as Monotherapy and in Combination With a PD-1 Inhibitor, in Adult Subjects With Advanced Refractory Solid Tumors

    open to eligible people ages 18 years and up

    JTX-8064-101 is a Phase 1/2, open label, dose escalation and dose expansion clinical study to determine the safety, tolerability, and recommended Phase 2 dose of JTX-8064 alone and in combination with a PD-1 inhibitor (PD-1i).

    at UC Davis UC Irvine UCSD

  • Study of Pembrolizumab (MK-3475) in Participants With Advanced Solid Tumors (MK-3475-158/KEYNOTE-158)

    open to eligible people ages 18 years and up

    In this study, participants with multiple types of advanced (unresectable and/or metastatic) solid tumors who have progressed on standard of care therapy will be treated with pembrolizumab (MK-3475).

    at UCSF

  • Study of Personalized Cancer Therapy to Determine Response and Toxicity

    open to eligible people ages 7 years and up

    The purpose of this study is to learn more about personalized cancer therapy including response to treatment and side effects. Information about the tests and treatments a person received, or will receive, for their cancer will be collected from medical records to help the researchers determine whether or not patients respond better when their physicians choose to treat them according to the genetic makeup of their tumor. Optional research tests may be performed on tissue, body cavity fluid, blood or urine provided, discarded biological samples taken during routine care that would normally be disposed of and not saved, or on blood samples collected for this study. These research tests will be used to create a "profile" of the collected specimens which will describe unique characteristics about the genes involved in a person's cancer. The tests will also help researchers look for biomarkers that may help predict how people respond to treatment.

    at UCSD

  • Study of RP1 Monotherapy and RP1 in Combination With Nivolumab

    open to eligible people ages 18 years and up

    RPL-001-16 is a Phase 1/2, open label, dose escalation and expansion clinical study of RP1 alone and in combination with nivolumab in adult subjects with advanced and/or refractory solid tumors, to determine the maximum tolerated dose (MTD) and recommended Phase 2 dose (RP2D), as well as to evaluate preliminary efficacy.

    at UC Irvine UCLA UCSD UCSF

  • Study of Voicing My CHOiCES as a Tool for Advanced Care Planning in Young Adults With Cancer

    open to eligible people ages 18 years and up

    Background: - There are very few documents to help young adults living with advanced cancer discuss their concerns and end-of-life preferences. A new document, Voicing My CHOiCES, allows young adults to explain what kind of care they would want if they became unable to communicate or make medical decisions on their own. Researchers want to study if this document is helpful. Objective: - To study if Voicing My CHOiCES can reduce anxiety, improve sense of support, and improve communication about advanced care planning. Eligibility: - Adults 18 to 39 years old being treated for cancer. Design: - Participants will answer questions about their age, gender, employment, religion, health, and marital status. They will also complete several brief questionnaires: 1. General Anxiety Short Form 2. Peace, Equanimity and Acceptance in the Cancer Experience 3. Functional Assessment of Social Support 4. Quality of Communication 5. Prior Communication about Advanced Care Planning - Then a health care professional will introduce Voicing My CHOiCES . Participants will review the document and comment on parts they find relevant. They will also say if any important items are missing. Participants will complete 3 pages of the document with the assistance of a health care provider. They will be asked for positive and negative observations. - The second stage of the study will take place about 1 month later. Participants will repeat the brief questionnaires listed above. They will be asked if they shared any of the preferences they described when completing the 3 pages of Voicing My CHOiCES during visit 1 with a family member, friend, or health care provider. Research staff will ask the participant for permission to contact the people they spoke with in order to learn whether their conversations about the document were helpful. They will ask for feedback on how to make Voicing My CHOiCES more helpful.

    at UC Irvine

  • Tadalafil and Pembrolizumab in Recurrent or Metastatic Head and Neck Cancer

    open to eligible people ages 18 years and up

    This study will examine the combination of pembrolizumab and tadalafil for safety and efficacy in advanced head and neck cancer.

    at UCSD

  • Temozolomide (TMZ) In Advanced Succinate Dehydrogenase (SDH)-Mutant/Deficient Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumor (GIST)

    open to eligible people ages 18 years and up

    Funding Source - FDA OOPD FDA-approved products for patients with unresectable or metastatic GIST include therapies such as imatinib and sunitinib. Although there are FDA-approved products for the treatment of advanced/metastatic GIST, these therapies are known to be ineffective in the SDH-mutant/deficient subtype and no known effective therapies exist. The purpose of this study is to investigate SDH-Mutant/Deficient Gastrointestinal Stromal cancer's response to the drug Temozolomide (TMZ) and aim to improve patient outcomes. Temozolomide is approved by the FDA for the treatment of newly diagnosed glioblastoma multiforme (GBM) and refractory anaplastic astrocytoma cancers. Temozolomide is considered experimental because it is not approved by the FDA for the treatment of SDH-Mutant/Deficient Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumor.

    at UCSD

  • Treating Pain in Children With Cancer: Pain Buddy

    open to eligible people ages 8-18

    The purpose of this study is to examine the feasibility of the ambulatory monitoring protocol, called Pain Buddy, in documenting children's pain, symptoms and quality of life while receiving outpatient chemotherapy. The long term goal of Pain Buddy is to help doctors, nurses, and parents get the information they need to give children treatments for pain and symptom management that work. Using Pain Buddy, we aim to quantify the prevalence and intensity of daily pain and symptom episodes in children at home, data that will be used to develop a psychosocial intervention to be delivered electronically to children at home with a goal of improving quality of life. Secondary aims also include examining children's quality of life pre- and post- Pain Buddy and satisfaction with the use of Pain Buddy. This project has the potential to improve the quality of life of tens of thousands of children suffering from cancer each year using transformative mobile health information technology based approach to pain assessment and management.

    at UC Irvine

  • Trial of DFP-14927 in Advanced Solid Tumors

    open to eligible people ages 18 years and up

    This is a Phase I, open-label, single-arm, dose escalation study of DFP-14927 intravenous infusion administered to patients with refractory or relapsed solid tumors.

    at UCLA

  • TTX-080 HLA-G Antagonist in Subjects With Advanced Cancers

    open to eligible people ages 18 years and up

    TTX-080-01 is a Phase 1, open label, dose escalation and dose expansion clinical study to determine the safety, tolerability, and recommended Phase 2 dose of TTX-080 monotherapy (HLA-G inhibitor) and in combination with either pembrolizumab (PD-1 inhibitor) or cetuximab (EGFR inhibitor) in patients with advanced refractory / resistant solid malignancies. The study is enrolling in the dose expansion cohorts.

    at UCLA

  • UCSD Image-Guided Cognitive-Sparing Radiosurgery for Brain Metastases

    open to eligible people ages 18 years and up

    In this proposal, the investigators introduce advanced diffusion and volumetric imaging techniques along with innovative, automated image parcellation methods to identify critical brain regions, incorporate into cognitive-sparing SRS, and analyze biomarkers of radiation response. This work will advance the investigators' understanding of neurocognitive changes after brain SRS and help create interventions that preserve cognitive-function in brain metastases patients.

    at UCSD

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