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Cancer, General clinical trials at UC Cancer
37 research studies open to new patients

  • 9-ING-41 in Patients With Advanced Cancers

    open to eligible people ages 18 years and up

    GSK-3β is a potentially important therapeutic target in human malignancies. The Actuate 1801 Phase 1/2 study is designed to evaluate the safety and efficacy of 9-ING-41, a potent GSK-3β inhibitor, as a single agent and in combination with cytotoxic agents, in patients with refractory cancers.

    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 Multiple Dose, Dose Escalation Trial of AEB1102 in Patients With Advanced Solid Tumors

    open to eligible people ages 18 years and up

    This is the first-in-human study of the safety of increasing dose levels of AEB1102 in patients with advanced cancers. The study will also evaluate the amounts of AEB1102 in blood, the effects of AEB1102 on blood amino acid levels and tumor growth.

    at UCLA

  • A Phase I, Multiple Ascending Dose Study to Assess the Safety and Tolerability of RRx-001 in Combination With Irinotecan in Metastatic or Advanced Cancer (PAYLOAD)

    open to eligible people ages 18 years and up

    This is a phase 1 open-label trial to evaluate the safety, pharmacodynamics and clinical activity of RRx-001 administered in combination with irinotecan. RRx-001 is associated with resensitization to irinotecan in tumors that are previously refractory. This effect has been attributed to the ability of RRx-001 to restore the expression of aberrantly silenced genes, thus re-establishing pathway functions. However, resensitization may have more than one mechanism, among them Pgp pump inhibition and vascular modulation, leading to improved penetration of standard chemotherapy.

    at UC Davis

  • A Safety, Tolerability and PK Study of DCC-2618 in Patients With Advanced Malignancies

    open to eligible people ages 18 years and up

    This is a Phase 1, open-label, first-in-human (FIH) dose-escalation study designed to evaluate the safety, tolerability, pharmacokinetics (PK), pharmacodynamics (PD) and preliminary antitumor activity of DCC-2618, administered orally (PO), in adult patients with advanced malignancies. The study consists of 2 parts, a dose-escalation phase and an expansion phase.

    at UCLA UCSF

  • A Study in Participants Previously Enrolled in a Genentech− and/or F. Hoffmann-La Roche Ltd-Sponsored Atezolizumab Study (IMbrella A)

    open to all eligible people

    This is an open-label, multicenter, non-randomized extension and long-term observational study. Participants receiving atezolizumab monotherapy or atezolizumab combined with other agent(s) or comparator agent(s) in a Genentech or Roche-sponsored study (the parent study) and who continue to receive study treatment at the time of the parent-study closure are eligible for continued treatment in the extension study. Dosing regimen for a given participant and indication will be the same or equivalent to the respective parent study protocol. Study treatment in the extension study can continue until disease progression or beyond if the patient continues to derive clinical benefit as judged by the investigator and if allowed by the parent study or local prescribing information until death; withdrawal of study consent; unacceptable toxicity; pregnancy; patient non-compliance; or study termination by the Sponsor, whichever occurs first.

    at UCLA

  • A Study Of Avelumab In Combination With Other Cancer Immunotherapies In Advanced Malignancies (JAVELIN Medley)

    open to eligible people ages 18 years and up

    This is a Phase 1b/2 dose-optimization study to evaluate safety, pharmacokinetics, pharmacodynamics, and preliminary antitumor activity of avelumab (MSB0010718C) in combination with other cancer immunotherapies in patients with locally advanced or metastatic solid tumors. The primary purpose is to assess the safety and early signs of efficacy of various avelumab combinations with other cancer immunotherapies, optimizing dosing regimens as appropriate, in a limited series of indications.

    at UCSD UCLA

  • A Study of CFI-400945 Fumarate in Patients With Advanced Cancer

    open to eligible people ages 18 years and up

    This is a phase 1 study to test different doses of a new investigational drug called CFI-400945 to see which dose is safer in people. This study will also look at the safety of CFI-400945 and to study its effects on patients with advanced cancers. This drug has been tested in animals but not yet in people. CFI-400945 is an oral (taken by mouth) drug that works by blocking polo-like kinase 4 (PLK4) from working. PLK4 is a protein that is important in regulating cell growth and division and cell death. Many tumors are shown to make too much PLK4. When there is too much PLK4 produced, it is believed to lead to uncontrolled cancer cell growth and division. Therefore, by blocking this protein from working, it is believed to stop tumors growing or shrink them.

    at UCLA

  • A Study of experimental Immunotherapy (Nivolumab) in Patients With Bladder or Upper Urinary Tract Cancer

    open to eligible people ages 18 years and up

    The purpose of this study is to determine the effectiveness and safety of Nivolumab compared to placebo in participants who have undergone radical surgery for invasive urothelial cancer.

    at UCSF UC Davis

  • A Study of LY3023414 in Participants With Advanced Cancer

    open to eligible people ages 18 years and up

    The purpose of this study is to find a recommended dose level and schedule of dosing LY3023414 that can safely be taken by participants with advanced or metastatic cancer. The study will also explore the changes to various markers in blood cells and potentially tumor cells. Finally, the study will help document any antitumor activity this drug may have. In Part A of this study, participants with advanced/metastatic cancer (including lymphoma) will receive increasing doses of LY3023414. In Part B, LY3023414 will be explored in different types of cancer, including breast and lung cancer, lymphoma and mesothelioma.

    at UCLA

  • An Investigational Immuno-therapy Study of BMS-986205 Given in Combination With Nivolumab and in Combination With Both Nivolumab and Ipilimumab in Cancers That Are Advanced or Have Spread

    open to eligible people ages 18-100

    The purpose of the study is to determine safety and effectiveness of experimental medication BMS-986205 when combined with Nivolumab and in combination with both Nivolumab and Ipilimumab in patients with cancers that are advanced or have spread. Pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics of BMS-986205 when combined with Nivolumab and in combination with Nivolumab and Ipilimumab in this patient population will also be assessed.

    at UCSD

  • An Investigational Immuno-therapy Study of Nivolumab or Placebo in Patients With Resected Esophageal or Gastroesophageal Junction Cancer

    open to eligible people ages 18 years and up

    The purpose of this study is to determine whether Nivolumab will improve overall survival, disease-free survival, or both compared with placebo.

    at UCSF

  • An Investigational Immuno-therapy Study to Test Combination Treatments in Patients With Advanced Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer

    open to eligible people ages 18 years and up

    The purpose of this study is to determine whether Nivolumab, in combination with other therapies, is effective in patients with advanced Non-Small Cell lung cancer

    at UCSD UCLA

  • An Investigational Immunotherapy Study of BMS-986299 Alone and in Combination With Nivolumab and Ipilimumab in Participants With Solid Cancers That Have Spread or Cannot be Removed

    open to eligible people ages 18 years and up

    The purpose of this study is to determine whether BMS-986299 both by itself and in combination with Nivolumab and Ipilimumab is safe and tolerable in the treatment of advanced solid tumors. In addition, the ability of study drugs to stimulate an immune response against cancer will be investigated.

    at UCSD

  • An Open Label Investigational Immuno-therapy Trial of Nivolumab in Cancers That Are Advanced or Have Spread

    open to eligible people ages 18 years and up

    The purpose of this study is to determine whether nivolumab is an effective treatment for cancer that has advanced or has spread. Various tumor types may be eligible for enrollment.

    at UCLA

  • Assessing Reproductive Outcomes in Young Female Cancer Survivors Through a National Fertility Preservation Registry

    open to eligible females ages 18-44

    The FIRST project is a national fertility preservation registry for young women facing cancer treatments. The investigators will examine how different cancers and treatments affect the reproductive health of young survivors. This prospective cohort study seeks to recruit young women close to time of cancer diagnosis and treatment. Participants will answer a yearly questionnaire on their current health. A subset of participants will provide dried blood spots to measure reproductive hormones. The primary goal of the study is to determine the risk of infertility and time to pregnancy in young female cancer survivors.

    at UCSD

  • Biospecimen Analysis in Determining Effects of Chemotherapy on Fertility in Osteosarcoma Survivors

    open to eligible males ages 18-50

    This research trial studies saliva, semen, and blood samples to determine effects of chemotherapy on fertility in osteosarcoma survivors. Study biospecimen samples from osteosarcoma survivors in the laboratory may help doctors learn whether chemotherapy causes fertility problems and to learn more about the long term effects.

    at UC Davis

  • CBT-101 Study for Advanced Solid Tumors and c-Met Dysregulation

    open to eligible people ages 18 years and up

    The purpose of this study is to determine the safety, tolerability, and recommended dose of CBT-101 in individuals with advanced solid tumors and c-MET dysregulation.

    at UCSF

  • 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 UCSF UCLA UC Irvine

  • 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), whole-genome sequencing (WGS), targeted panel profile (UCSF 500 gene panel), quantitative proteomics, and RNA-Seq. The current study will test the efficacy of such an approach in children with High-grade gliomas HGG.

    at UCSF

  • Direct Oral Anticoagulants (DOACs) Versus LMWH +/- Warfarin for VTE in Cancer

    open to eligible people ages 21 years and up

    The overarching objective of the study is to determine the effectiveness of LMWH/ warfarin vs. DOAC anticoagulation for preventing recurrent VTE in cancer patients. The intervention strategy is Direct Oral AntiCoagulants (DOAC) therapy with edoxaban, apixaban, rivaroxaban, or dabigatran. The comparator is low molecular weight heparin (LMWH) alone or with warfarin. The information gained will empower cancer patients and physicians to make more informed choices about anticoagulation strategies to manage VTE.

    at UCSF

  • Dose-finding Study of GSK2636771 When Administered in Combination With Enzalutamide in Male Subjects With Metastatic Castration-Resistant Prostate Cancer

    open to eligible males ages 18 years and up

    This Phase I, open-label, dose-finding, multicenter study is designed to determine the recommended Phase II dose (RP2D) for the combination of an orally administered Phosphatidylinositol-4,5-bisphosphate 3-kinase beta (PI3K-beta) inhibitor (GSK2636771) with enzalutamide. Subjects with phosphatase and tensin homolog (PTEN)-deficient metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer (mCRPC) who are receiving a stable dose of enzalutamide with a recently demonstrated progression (either by RECIST [Response Evaluation Criteria In Solid Tumors] version 1.1, prostate-specific antigen [PSA] progression, and/or progression in bone) per the Prostate Cancer Working Group 2 (PCWG2) criteria will be enrolled. Eligible subjects will be enrolled in the Dose-Escalation Phase to determine the maximum tolerated dose (MTD) of the combination therapy using a modified 3+3 dose escalation procedure. The safety, pharmacokinetics (PK) and clinical efficacy will also be assessed to guide the selection of the RP2D. The starting dose will be GSK2636771 300 mg once daily in combination with the recommended dose (160 milligram [mg] once daily) of oral enzalutamide. Once the RP2D has been established, additional subjects will be enrolled in the Dose Expansion Phase to further evaluate the safety, PK and preliminary clinical activity. Safety assessments will be performed throughout the study including physical examinations, vital signs, clinical laboratory tests, 12 lead electrocardiograms and monitoring of adverse events. Blood samples will be collected for pharmacokinetic analysis. Subjects will continue treatment until an unacceptable toxicity, disease progression, withdrawal of consent or death occurs. A post-treatment follow-up visit will be performed within 30 days of the last dose of study treatment. Xtandi is a registered trademark of Astellas Pharma Inc

    at UCLA

  • FS118 First in Human Study in Patients With Advanced Malignancies After PD-1/PD-L1 Containing Therapy

    open to eligible people ages 18 years and up

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

    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

  • Mindfulness Meditation or Survivorship Education in Improving Behavioral Symptoms in Younger Stage 0-III Breast Cancer Survivors (Pathways to Wellness)

    open to eligible females ages up to 49 years

    This randomized phase III trial studies how well mindfulness meditation or survivorship education work in improving behavioral symptoms in younger stage 0-III breast cancer survivors. Behavioral interventions, such as mindfulness meditation, use techniques to help patients change the way they react to environmental triggers that may cause a negative reaction. Survivorship education after treatment may reduce stress and improve the well-being and quality of life of patients with breast cancer. Mindfulness meditation or survivorship education may help improve the health behaviors of younger breast cancer survivors.

    at UCLA

  • MRTX849 in Patients With Cancer Having a KRAS G12C Mutation

    open to eligible people ages 18 years and up

    Evaluate the safety, tolerability, drug levels, molecular effects, and clinical activity of MRTX849 in patients with advanced solid tumors that have a KRAS G12C mutation.

    at UC Irvine

  • 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

  • Open-Label Extension and Safety Study of Talazoparib

    open to eligible people ages 18 years and up

    This is a single-arm, open-label, extended treatment, safety study in patients treated with talazoparib in qualifying studies.

    at UCLA

  • Ovarian Reserve Testing in Female Young Adult Cancer Survivors

    open to eligible females ages 18-35

    Young adult cancer survivors constitute an under served population to whom fertility potential is particularly important. For female young adult patients, cancer treatment such as alkylating chemotherapy are toxic to the finite number of eggs they have, resulting in risks of infertility and premature menopause related to ovarian failure. Reproductive issues are a major concern for young cancer survivors, but one that is understudied. Young cancer survivors have few tools to measure post-treatment ovarian reserve, or the quantity and quality of remaining eggs4. Accurate determination of ovarian reserve and fertility potential would not only be an important research tool, but also directly impact clinical management. The purpose of this study is to test if basal and provocative ovarian reserve testing can predict return of menses in female young adult cancer survivors, to compare basal and provocative ovarian reserve testing results between female young adult cancer survivors and healthy controls, and to compare basal and provocative ovarian reserve testing results between female young adult cancer survivors on and off of combined estrogen and progesterone hormone products. Participants will be asked to keep track of their periods over three months. If a participant is taking birth control pills, patches, or vaginal ring, they will asked to come off the birth control for 3 months. Participants will also be asked to undergo ovarian reserve testing by blood draws and pelvic ultrasounds at the start and end of the 3 months.

    at UCSD

  • Personalized Immunotherapy in Adults With Advanced Cancers Immunotherapy in Adults With Advanced Cancers

    open to eligible people ages 18 years and up

    The purpose of this study is to determine if it is possible to make and administer safely a 'personalized' vaccine to treat patients that have been diagnosed with advanced cancer and are not candidates for curative therapy.

    at UCSD

  • Phase 1/1b Study of MGCD516 in Patients With Advanced Cancer

    open to eligible people ages 18 years and up

    MGCD516 is a receptor tyrosine kinase (RTK) inhibitor shown in preclinical models to inhibit a closely related spectrum of RTKs including MET, AXL, MER, and members of the VEGFR, PDGFR, DDR2, TRK and Eph families. In this study, MGCD516 is orally administered to patients with advanced solid tumor malignancies to evaluate its safety, pharmacokinetic, metabolism, pharmacodynamic and clinical activity profiles. During the Phase 1 segment, the dose and regimen of MGCD516 will be assessed; during the Phase 1b segment, the clinical activity of MGCD516 will be evaluated in selected patient populations. Patients anticipated to be enrolled in Phase 1b will be selected based upon having a tumor type, including but not limited to, non small cell lung cancer and head and neck cancer positive for specific activating MET, NTRK2, NTRK3, or DDR2 mutations, MET or KIT/PDGFRA/KDR gene amplification, selected gene rearrangements involving the MET, RET, AXL, NTRK1, or NTRK3 gene loci, or having loss of function mutations in the CBL gene. In addition patients with clear cell renal cell carcinoma refractory to angiogenesis inhibitors or metastatic prostate cancer with bone metastasis will be enrolled.

    at UCSF UCSD

  • Study of Molecular Profile-Related Evidence to Determine Individualized Therapy for Advanced or Poor Prognosis Cancers

    open to eligible people ages 18 years and up

    The purpose of this study is to learn more about personalized cancer therapy including response to treatment and side effects. Information from the patient's medical record regarding the tests and treatments they have received, or will receive, for their cancer will be collected. Genomic testing on tissue from the primary tumor or metastases will be used to match therapy recommendations. Patients in which there is no appropriate matched therapy will receive systemic chemotherapy according to their treating physician's discretion. This information will be used to describe whether or not patients respond better when their physicians choose to treat them according to the genetic makeup of their tumor.

    at 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 that have progressed on standard of care therapy will be treated with pembrolizumab.

    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 to Investigate Safety, Pharmacokinetic (PK), Pharmacodynamic (PD) and Clinical Activity of Trametinib in Subjects With Cancer or Plexiform Neurofibromas and Trametinib in Combination With Dabrafenib in Subjects With Cancers Harboring V600 Mutations

    open to eligible people ages 1 month to 17 years

    This is a 4-part (Part A, Part B, Part C and Part D), Phase I/IIa, multi-center, open label, study in pediatric subjects with refractory or recurrent tumors. Part A is a repeat dose, dose escalation monotherapy study that will identify the recommended phase II dose (RP2D) on the continuous dosing schedule using a 3 + 3 dose- escalation procedure. Part B will evaluate the preliminary activity of trametinib monotherapy in 4 disease-specific cohorts of subjects. Each cohort will enroll at least 10 response-evaluable subjects (evaluable for response is defined as a subject with a pre-dose and at least 1 post-dose disease assessment or clinical assessment of progression of disease). Part C is will be a 3+3 study design to determine the safety, tolerability and preliminary activity of the RP2D of trametinib in combination with a limited dose escalation of dabrafenib. Part C will enroll up to 24 subjects. Part D will evaluate the preliminary activity of trametinib in combination with dabrafenib in 2 disease-specific cohorts of subjects diagnosed with LGG and LCH. LGG cohort will enroll approximately 20 response-evaluable subjects and the LCH cohort will enroll approximately 10 response-evaluable subjects. The overall goal of this trial is to efficiently establish safe, pharmacologically relevant dose of trametinib monotherapy and trametinib in combination with dabrafenib in infants, children and adolescents and determine preliminary activity of trametinib monotherapy and trametinib in combination with dabrafenib in selected recurrent, refractory or unresectable childhood tumors.

    at UCSF

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

    open to eligible people ages 18 years and up

    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

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