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Cancer, General clinical trials at UC Cancer
33 research studies open to eligible people

  • 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 and Glioblastoma multiforme.

    at UCSF

  • 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 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 in Patients Previously Enrolled in a Genentech and/or F. Hoffmann-La Roche Ltd Sponsored Atezolizumab Study

    open to eligible people ages 18 years and up

    This is an open-label, multicenter, extension study. Patients who are receiving clinical benefit from atezolizumab monotherapy or atezolizumab in combination with other agent(s) or comparator agent(s) during participation in a Genentech or Roche-sponsored study (the parent study), who are eligible to continue treatment and who do not have access to the study treatment locally, may continue to receive study treatment in this extension study following roll-over from the parent study.

    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 UCLA UCSD

  • 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 the Effects of Chemotherapy on Fertility in Osteosarcoma (bone cancer) 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 UCLA UCSF

  • Adolescent Cancer Telemedicine for Pain Management

    open to eligible people ages 12-21

    Pain in adolescents undergoing treatment for cancer is a common problem, often related to treatment or to the cancer itself. Due to increasing outpatient-based cancer treatment, the burden of care and pain management has shifted to the home environment. Yet, there are limited interventions that target the management of pain at home. Adolescence is marked by increased need for independence and social integration, both of which can be impaired by pain or fear of pain. To address unique needs during this developmental period, this study will test a telemedicine program to enhance pain knowledge and pain control strategies in adolescents ages 12-21 years who are undergoing treatment for cancer. Fifty-six teens will be randomized to an intervention or wait-list control condition. Patients randomized to the waitlist control condition will receive the intervention following completion of the waitlist condition. The intervention will consist of four weekly 30-45 minute telemedicine (online via videoconferencing platform) sessions with a trained social work or psychology provider. Sessions will focus on pain psychoeducation, coping tools, communication, and stress management. Participants will complete online questionnaires assessing pain coping, pain management, and pain-related impairment at pre-intervention, post-intervention, and 1- and 2-month follow-up.

    at 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 UC Davis UCSD

  • 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 is to assess overall safety and 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 and c-Met Dysregulation Advanced Solid Tumors

    at UCSF

  • 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

  • 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

  • COM701 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 a programmed cell death protein 1 (PD-1) inhibitor.

    at UCLA

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

    open to eligible people ages 18 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 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

  • 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

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

    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 in patients with advanced solid tumors that have a KRAS G12C mutation.

    at UC Irvine UCSD

  • Phase II Study of Perioperative Immunotherapy in Patients With Advanced Non-Virally Associated Squamous Cell Carcinoma

    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

  • 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 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 UCSF

  • 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

  • The AYA Writing Project: Harnessing Generativity Among Young Adult Cancer Survivors

    open to eligible people ages 18-39

    Short, online interventions designed to enhance well-being may be particularly amenable for use with adolescent and young adult (AYA) cancer survivors (age 15-39 at diagnosis), an understudied group in the cancer community. The benefits of psychological well-being on both physical and mental health outcomes are well-known and, in recent years, researchers and policymakers have begun to view the period of adolescence and young adulthood as a window of opportunity to instantiate lasting habits and behaviors. Growing evidence suggests that prosocial behavior—a behavior that can be reliably manipulated through a short online intervention—may have beneficial effects on well-being and physical health. This has yet to be tested in AYA cancer survivors. Drawing from the literature on positive psychology and prosocial interventions, the proposed study will test the feasibility and efficacy of an 8-week online peer helping intervention designed to increase well-being among AYA cancer survivors. AYA cancer survivors (n = 176) will be recruited and randomized to one of three conditions: a peer helping condition, a cancer-specific writing plus peer helping condition, or a cancer-specific writing condition (control condition). The second group was added in response to a previous study, which found that writing about one's experience prior to helping other survivors may be more beneficial. Participants will complete a weekly writing activity once per week for 4 weeks, with instructions administered via a weekly email. Participants will also complete online assessments before, during, and after the 4-week intervention period.

    at UCLA

  • 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

  • Vopratelimab and a CTLA-4 Inhibitor in PD-1/PD-L1 Inhibitor Experienced Subjects With NSCLC or Urothelial Cancer

    open to eligible people ages 18 years and up

    JTX-2011-201 is a Phase 2, open label clinical study of vopratelimab (JTX-2011) and ipilimumab in adult subjects with non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) or urothelial cancer to evaluate safety and efficacy.

    at UCLA

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