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Immunotherapy clinical trials at UC Cancer
16 research studies open to new patients

  • [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 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 Experimental Cellular Immunotherapy For Living Donor Kidney Transplants

    open to eligible people ages 18-65

    The primary objective of this study is to demonstrate the safety and efficacy of cellular immunotherapy with MDR-101 for induction of functional immune tolerance in recipients of human leukocyte antigen (HLA)-matched, living donor kidney transplants.

    at UC Davis

  • 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 Multiple Immunotherapy-Based Treatment Combinations in Participants With Metastatic Pancreatic Ductal Adenocarcinoma (Morpheus-Pancreatic Cancer)

    open to eligible people ages 18 years and up

    A Phase Ib/II, open-label, multicenter, randomized study designed to assess the safety, tolerability, pharmacokinetics and preliminary anti-tumor activity of immunotherapy-based treatment combinations in participants with metastatic Pancreatic Ductal Adenocarcinoma (PDAC). Two cohorts will be enrolled in parallel in this study: Cohort 1 will consist of patients who have received no prior systemic therapy for metastatic PDAC, and Cohort 2 will consist of patients who have received one line of prior systemic therapy for PDAC. In each cohort, eligible patients will be assigned to one of several treatment arms.

    at UCSF

  • 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 Investigational Study of Immunotherapy Combinations With Chemotherapy in Patients With Gastric or Gastroesophageal Junction (GEJ) Cancers

    open to eligible people ages 18 years and up

    The purpose of this study is to determine the efficacy and safety of investigational drug relatlimab plus nivolumab in combination with chemotherapy in participants with unresectable, untreated, locally advanced or metastatic gastric or GEJ cancer.

    at UCLA UC Irvine

  • Checkpoint Blockade Immunotherapy Combined With Stereotactic Body Radiation in Advanced Metastatic Disease

    open to eligible people ages 18 years and up

    The purpose of this study is to determine whether stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT) combined with checkpoint blockaded immunotherapy (CBI) will improve the response to the anticancer treatment compared to CBI alone in patients with advanced metastatic cancer.

    at UCSD

  • Experimental Immunotherapy MPDL3280A (Atezolizumab) and Radiation to treat patients with lung cancer

    “Study of Experimental Immunotherapy (Atezolizumab) and high dose radiation (SAR) in Inoperable Stage 1 Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer”

    open to eligible people ages 18 years and up

    This phase I trial studies the side effects and best dose of atezolizumab that can be given together with stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT) in treating patients with stage I non-small cell lung cancer that cannot be removed by surgery. Monoclonal antibodies, such as atezolizumab, may interfere with the ability of tumor cells to grow and spread. Radiation therapy uses high energy x-rays to kill tumor cells and shrink tumors. Stereotactic body radiation therapy 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. Giving atezolizumab together with stereotactic body radiation therapy may kill more tumor cells and be a better treatment for non-small cell lung cancer that cannot be removed by surgery.

    at UC Davis

  • Experimental medicine, immunotherapy and targeted chemotherapy in patients with relapsed or refractory Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma

    “Help us test safety and dosing of combination treatment for Non-Hodgkin lymphoma that has returned or did not respond to treatment”

    open to eligible people ages 18 years and up

    This study will be conducted as a Phase Ib, open-label, non-randomized, single-institution study to evaluate the safety and tolerability of carfilzomib in combination with bendamustine and rituximab in patients with relapsed or refractory NHL and to determine the recommended phase II dose and preliminary efficacy of this combination. The study will have two phases: a dose-escalation phase to determine the maximal tolerated dose of carfilzomib in this combination where participants will be monitored for toxicity, tolerability and response and a dose-expansion phase that will determine the preliminary efficacy in patients with Mantle cell lymphoma or any other disease subtype in which there is a preliminary efficacy signal observed.

    at UCSF UC Davis UCSD

  • Experimental treatment combination, immunotherapy, (pembrolizumab), and targeted chemotherapy, (trametinib) for lung cancer

    “Help us evaluate the effects of the combination of immunotherapy and targeted chemotherapy on non-small cell lung cancer”

    open to eligible people ages 18 years and up

    This phase Ib trial studies the side effects of pembrolizumab and trametinib in treating patients with non-small cell lung cancer and KRAS gene mutations that has spread to other places in the body. Monoclonal antibodies, such as pembrolizumab, may interfere with the ability of tumor cells to grow and spread. Trametinib may stop the growth of tumor cells by blocking some of the enzymes needed for cell growth. Giving pembrolizumab and trametinib may work better in treating patients with non-small cell lung cancer.

    at UC Davis

  • Hepatocellular Carcinoma Study Comparing Vaccinia Virus Based Immunotherapy Plus Sorafenib vs Sorafenib Alone

    open to eligible people ages 18 years and up

    This is a randomized Phase 3 study to determine whether treatment with vaccinia virus based immunotherapy (Pexa-Vec) followed by sorafenib increases survival compared to treatment with sorafenib in patients with advanced hepatocellular carcinoma who have not received prior systemic therapy.

    at UC Irvine

  • 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

  • Study looking at immunotherapy treatment, after surgery and chemotherapy, to treat patients with lung cancer

    “Can immunotherapy help after surgery and chemotherapy to treat lung cancer?”

    open to eligible people ages 18 years and up

    This phase III ALCHEMIST trial studies how well nivolumab after surgery and chemotherapy work in treating patients with stage IB-IIIA non-small cell lung cancer. Monoclonal antibodies, such as nivolumab, may stimulate the immune system in different ways and kill tumor cells remaining after surgery and standard of care chemotherapy.

    at UCSD UC Davis

  • 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

  • Targeted chemotherapy (Ibrutinib) and immunotherapy (Nivolumab) to treat patients with previously-treated metastatic kidney cancer

    “Will targeted chemotherapy and immunotherapy work better in treating patients with metastatic kidney cancer?”

    open to eligible people ages 18 years and up

    This phase Ib/II trial studies how well ibrutinib and nivolumab work in treating patients with previously-treated kidney cancer that has spread to other parts of the body. Ibrutinib may stop the growth of tumor cells by blocking some of the enzymes needed for cell growth. Monoclonal antibodies, such as nivolumab, may interfere with the ability of tumor cells to grow and spread. Giving Ibrutinib and nivolumab may work better in treating patients with metastatic kidney cancer.

    at UC Davis

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