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Esophageal Cancer clinical trials at UC Cancer
8 research studies open to eligible people

  • A Study of the Experimental Combination of Olaparib and Ramucirumab For Metastatic Gastric or Gastroesophageal Junction Cancer

    open to eligible people ages 18 years and up

    This phase I/II trial studies the side effects and best dose of olaparib when given together with ramucirumab and how well they work in treating patients with gastric or gastroesophageal junction cancer that has spread to other places in the body (metastatic), has come back (recurrent), or cannot be removed by surgery (unresectable). Olaparib may stop the growth of tumor cells by blocking some of the enzymes needed for cell growth. Immunotherapy with monoclonal antibodies, such as ramucirumab, may help the body's immune system attack the cancer, and may interfere with the ability of tumor cells to grow and spread. Giving olaparib and ramucirumab may work better in treating patients with gastric or gastroesophageal junction cancer compared to ramucirumab and paclitaxel (a chemotherapy drug) or ramucirumab alone.

    at UC Davis UCSF

  • A Study of the Experimental Medicine INCB001158 Combined With Chemotherapy For Solid Tumor Cancers

    open to eligible people ages 18 years and up

    The purpose of this open-label nonrandomized Phase 1/2 study is to evaluate INCB001158 in combination with chemotherapy in participants with advanced/metastatic solid tumors.

    at UC Davis

  • APX005M With Concurrent Chemoradiation for Resectable Esophageal and Gastroesophageal Junction Cancers

    open to eligible people ages 18 years and up

    This pilot phase II trial studies the side effects of CD40 agonistic monoclonal antibody APX005M (APX005M), chemotherapy, and radiation therapy, and to see how well they work when given before surgery in treating patients with esophageal cancer or gastroesophageal cancer that can be removed by surgery. APX005M is intended to stimulate the body's own immune system so that the immune cells can more effectively invade and destroy the tumor, adding to the benefits of the chemotherapy and radiation therapy. Drugs used in chemotherapy, such as carboplatin and paclitaxel, work in different ways to stop the growth of tumor cells, either by killing the cells, by stopping them from dividing, or by stopping them from spreading. Radiation therapy uses high energy x-rays to kill tumor cells and shrink tumors. Giving APX005M, chemotherapy, and radiation therapy before surgery may make the tumor smaller and reduce the amount of normal tissue that needs to be removed.

    at UCSF

  • Blood Sample Collection to Evaluate Biomarkers in Subjects With Untreated Solid Tumors

    open to eligible people ages 18 years and up

    The primary objective of this study is to obtain de-identified, clinically characterized, whole blood specimens to evaluate biomarkers associated with cancer for diagnostic assay development.

    at UC Irvine

  • International Nutrition Audit in FORegut TuMors

    “An observational study to understand nutritional experiences in patients with upper gastrointestinal tumors.”

    open to eligible people ages 19 years and up

    The purpose of this study is to evaluate the current state of nutrition care and patient related outcomes in patients with head, neck and esophageal cancers in North America, Europe and Australia.

    at UC Davis

  • TAS-102 and Irinotecan in 2L+ Gastric and Gastroesophageal Adenocarcinoma

    open to eligible people ages 18 years and up

    This is a phase Ib single-arm, open-label clinical trial determining the feasibility and efficacy of TAS-102 and irinotecan in subjects with advanced gastric and gastroesophageal adenocarcinoma. These are subjects who are not candidates for curative treatments and who have received at least one prior line of chemotherapy with a fluoropyrimidine and platinum agent.

    at UC Davis UC Irvine

  • TREAT-BE Study (Treatment With Resection and Endoscopic Ablation Techniques for Barrett's Esophagus)

    open to eligible people ages 18-100

    A prospective outcomes study in patients with and esophageal cancer (EAC) and Barrett's esophagus (BE) associated neoplasia being evaluated for endoscopic eradication therapy (EET).

    at UCLA

  • trūFreeze® Palliative Esophageal Cancer

    open to eligible people ages 18-89

    Prospective, open label, non-controlled single arm, multi-center study The primary objective is to study the effects of the trūFreeze® Spray Cryotherapy System in a population of subjects who have been diagnosed with persistent local esophageal cancer and who are not surgical candidates or have completed or declined systemic therapy.

    at UC Irvine

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