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Liver Cancer clinical trials at UC Cancer
27 research studies open to eligible people

  • A Study of Durvalumab or Tremelimumab Monotherapy, or Durvalumab in Combination With Tremelimumab or Bevacizumab in Advanced Hepatocellular Carcinoma

    open to eligible people ages 18-99

    This is a multicenter, open-label, stratified, randomized study to evaluate the safety, tolerability, antitumor activity, PK, pharmacodynamics, and immunogenicity of durvalumab or tremelimumab monotherapy, or durvalumab in combination with tremelimumab or bevacizumab in advanced hepatocellular carcinoma.

    at UCSF

  • A Study of Nivolumab in Patients With Hepatocellular Carcinoma Who Are at High Risk of Recurrence After Curative Hepatic Resection or Ablation

    open to eligible people ages 18 years and up

    This study will investigate if nivolumab will improve recurrence-free survival (RFS) compared to placebo in participants with HCC who have undergone complete resection or have achieved a complete response after local ablation, and who are at high risk of recurrence

    at UCLA

  • A Study of Ramucirumab (LY3009806) Versus Placebo in Participants With Hepatocellular Carcinoma and Elevated Baseline Alpha-Fetoprotein

    open to eligible people ages 18 years and up

    The purpose of this study is to evaluate the safety and efficacy of ramucirumab in participants with hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) and elevated baseline alpha-fetoprotein. Participants will be randomized to ramucirumab or placebo in a 2:1 ratio (Main Global Cohort and China Maximized Extended Enrollment [ME2] Cohort). Participants may also receive ramucirumab if eligible to be enrolled in Open-Label Expansion (OLE) Cohort.

    at UCLA

  • A Study of the Experimental Combination of BMS-986205 and Nivolumab for Liver Cancer

    open to eligible people ages 18 years and up

    This phase I/II trial studies the side effects and best dose of IDO1 inhibitor BMS-986205 (BMS-986205) when given together with nivolumab and how well it works as first line therapy in treating patients with liver cancer. BMS-986205 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 BMS-986205 and nivolumab may work better in treating patients with liver cancer.

    at UC Davis

  • A Study of XmAb®20717 in Subjects With Selected Advanced Solid Tumors

    open to eligible people ages 18 years and up

    This is a Phase 1, multiple dose, ascending dose escalation study to define a MTD/RD and regimen of XmAb20717, to describe safety and tolerability, to assess PK and immunogenicity, and to preliminarily assess anti-tumor activity of XmAb20717 in subjects with selected advanced solid tumors.

    at UCLA UCSD UCSF

  • Blood Sample Collection to Evaluate Biomarkers for Hepatocellular Carcinoma

    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 for use in developing and evaluating the performance of new biomarker assays for detection of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC).

    at UC Irvine

  • 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

  • Contrast-enhanced Ultrasound Evaluation of Chemoembolization

    open to eligible people ages 21 years and up

    The primary objective of this trial is to evaluate the sensitivity and specificity of 2D and 4D contrast enhanced ultrasound for monitoring transarterial chemoembolization (TACE) response 1-2 weeks and 1 month post treatment as an alternative to contrast-enhanced magnetic resonance (MRI) or computed tomography (CT) imaging

    at UCSD

  • Contrast-Enhanced Ultrasound Imaging in Diagnosing Liver Cancer in Patients With Cirrhosis

    open to eligible people ages 21 years and up

    This clinical trial studies how well contrast-enhanced ultrasound imaging works in diagnosing liver cancer in patients with cirrhosis. Diagnostic procedures, such as contrast-enhanced ultrasound imaging, may help find and diagnose liver cancer.

    at UCSD

  • Direct Acting Antiviral-Post Authorization Safety Study

    open to eligible people ages 18 years and up

    This is an independent optional sub-study parallel to TARGET-HCC (NCT02954094). The purpose of Direct-Acting Antiviral-Post Authorization Safety Study (DAA-PASS) is to investigate the impact of exposure to direct-acting antivirals (DAAs) on early recurrence of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) in hepatitis C virus (HCV)-infected patients following successful HCC treatment interventions.

    at UC Davis

  • Experimental Cisplatin and Combination Chemotherapy in Children and Young Adults With Hepatoblastoma or Liver Cancer After Surgery

    open to eligible people ages up to 30 years

    This partially randomized phase II/III trial studies how well, in combination with surgery, cisplatin and combination chemotherapy works in treating children and young adults with hepatoblastoma or hepatocellular carcinoma. Drugs used in chemotherapy, such as cisplatin, doxorubicin, fluorouracil, vincristine sulfate, carboplatin, etoposide, irinotecan, sorafenib, gemcitabine and oxaliplatin, 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. Giving combination chemotherapy may kill more tumor cells than one type of chemotherapy alone.

    at UC Davis UCLA UCSF

  • FATE-NK100 as Monotherapy and in Combination With Monoclonal Antibody in Subjects With Advanced Solid Tumors

    open to eligible people ages 18 years and up

    This is a Phase 1, single-dose, open-label, dose-escalation study. The study will be conducted in three parts (i.e. regimens) in an outpatient setting as follows: - Regimen A: FATE-NK100 as a monotherapy in subjects with advanced solid tumor malignancies. - Regimen B: FATE-NK100 in combination with trastuzumab in subjects with human epidermal growth factor receptor 2 positive (HER2+) advanced breast cancer, HER2+ advanced gastric cancer or other advanced HER2+ solid tumors. - Regimen C: FATE-NK100 in combination with cetuximab in subjects with advanced colorectal cancer (CRC) or head and neck squamous cell cancer (HNSCC), or other epidermal growth factor receptor 1 positive (EGFR1+) advanced solid tumors.

    at UCSD

  • FT500 as Monotherapy and in Combination With Immune Checkpoint Inhibitors in Subjects With Advanced Solid Tumors

    open to eligible people ages 18 years and up

    FT500 is an off-the-shelf, iPSC-derived NK cell product that can bridge innate and adaptive immunity, and has the potential to overcome multiple mechanisms of immune checkpoint inhibitor (ICI) resistance. The preclinical data provide compelling evidence supporting the clinical investigation of FT500 as monotherapy and in combination with ICI in subjects with advanced solid tumors.

    at UCSD

  • Long-term, Non-interventional, Observational Study Following Treatment With Fate Therapeutics FT500 Cellular Immunotherapy

    open to eligible people ages 18 years and up

    Subjects who previously took part in the FT500-101 study and received allogeneic NK cell immunotherapy will take part in this long term follow-up study. Subjects will automatically enroll into study FT-003 once they have withdrawn or complete the parent interventional study. The purpose of this study is to provide long-term safety and survival data for subjects who have participated in the parent study. No additional study drug will be given, but subjects can receive other therapies for their cancer while they are being followed for long term safety in this study.

    at UCSD

  • Mild Hypothermia and Acute Kidney Injury in Liver Transplantation

    open to eligible people ages 18 years and up

    Acute kidney injury (AKI), or worsening kidney function, is a common complication after liver transplantation (20-90% in published studies). Patients who experience AKI after liver transplantation have higher mortality, increased graft loss, longer hospital and intensive care unit stays, and more progression to chronic kidney disease compared with those who do not. In this study, half of the participants will have their body temperature cooled to slightly lower than normal (mild hypothermia) for a portion of the liver transplant operation, while the other half will have their body temperature maintained at normal. The study will evaluate if mild hypothermia protects from AKI during liver transplantation.

    at UCSF

  • Pembrolizumab in Treating Patients With HIV and Relapsed, Refractory, or Disseminated Malignant Neoplasms

    open to eligible people ages 18 years and up

    This phase I trial studies the side effects of pembrolizumab in treating patients with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and malignant neoplasms that have come back (relapsed), do not respond to treatment (refractory), or have distributed over a large area in the body (disseminated). Monoclonal antibodies, such as pembrolizumab, may block tumor or cancer growth in different ways by targeting certain cells. It may also help the immune system kill cancer cells.

    at UCSF

  • Phase 1 Study to Evaluate the Safety, Pharmacokinetics and Pharmacodynamics of H3B-6527 in Participants With Advanced Hepatocellular Carcinoma

    open to eligible people ages 18 years and up

    The purpose of this study is to determine the maximum tolerated dose (MTD) and recommended Phase 2 dose (RP2D) of H3B-6527, and to assess the safety, tolerability and pharmacokinetics of H3B-6527.

    at UC Irvine UCLA

  • Safety and Efficacy of Everolimus Treatment in Liver Transplantation for Liver Cancer

    open to eligible people ages 18 years and up

    This study is a prospective Phase IV study to determine if the use of Everolimus results in lower liver tumor recurrence and improved patient and graft survival after liver transplant for hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). The immunosuppressive comparators will be Everolimus and Tacrolimus therapy compared to Tacrolimus and Mycophenolic acid/Mycophenolate Mofetil/Azathioprine. Primary outcomes data is disease free survival (the time from randomization to HCC recurrence or death). Secondary outcomes are rate of recurrence of Hepatitis C, problems related to wound healing, hernia repair within the first 12 months, hepatic arterial thrombosis, renal function, acute cellular rejection, post-transplant diabetes, hypertension, and hyperlipidemia.

    at UCSF

  • Safety and Efficacy of Lenvatinib (E7080/MK-7902) in Combination With Pembrolizumab (MK-3475) Versus Lenvatinib as First-line Therapy in Participants With Advanced Hepatocellular Carcinoma (MK-7902-002/E7080-G000-311/LEAP-002)

    open to eligible people ages 18 years and up

    The purpose of this study is to evaluate the safety and efficacy of lenvatinib (E7080/MK-7902) in combination with pembrolizumab (MK-3745) versus lenvatinib in combination with placebo as first-line therapy for the treatment of advanced hepatocellular carcinoma in adult participants. The primary hypotheses of this study are that lenvatinib plus pembrolizumab is superior to lenvatinib plus placebo with respect to progression-free survival (PFS) and overall survival (OS).

    at UCLA

  • Sorafenib and Nivolumab in Treating Participants With Unresectable, Locally Advanced or Metastatic Liver Cancer

    open to eligible people ages 18 years and up

    This study is designed to determine the best-tolerated dose and safety of sorafenib combined with the immune checkpoint inhibitor, nivolumab, in treating participants with hepatocellular carcinoma (primary liver cancer) that cannot be removed by surgery. Sorafenib may stop the growth of cancer cells by blocking some of the enzymes needed for cell growth. Immune checkpoint inhibitors, such as nivolumab, may help the immune system inhibit the cancer.

    at UCSF

  • Study of Durvalumab and Tremelimumab as First-line Treatment in Patients With Advanced Hepatocellular Carcinoma

    open to eligible people ages 18-100

    This is a randomized, open-label, multi-center, global, Phase III study to assess the efficacy and safety of durvalumab plus tremelimumab combination therapy and durvalumab monotherapy versus sorafenib in the treatment of patients with no prior systemic therapy for unresectable HCC. The patients cannot be eligible for locoregional therapy.

    at UCSF

  • Study of ET140202 T Cells in Adults With Advanced Hepatocellular Carcinoma

    open to eligible people ages 18 years and up

    This is a open-label, dose escalation, multi-center, Phase I / Phase II study to assess the safety of an autologous T-cell product (ET140202) in adult subjects with advanced Alpha-fetoprotein (AFP) positive/Human Leukocyte Antigen (HLA) A-2 positive Hepatocellular Carcinoma (HCC).

    at UC Irvine

  • Targeted therapy directed by genetic testing in treating patients with advanced solid tumors, lymphomas, or multiple myeloma

    “Will identifying genetic abnormalities in tumor cells help doctors plan better, more personalized treatment for cancer patients?”

    open to eligible people ages 18 years and up

    This phase II MATCH trial studies how well treatment that is directed by genetic testing works in patients with solid tumors or lymphomas that have progressed following at least one line of standard treatment or for which no agreed upon treatment approach exists. Genetic tests look at the unique genetic material (genes) of patients' tumor cells. Patients with genetic abnormalities (such as mutations, amplifications, or translocations) may benefit more from treatment which targets their tumor's particular genetic abnormality. Identifying these genetic abnormalities first may help doctors plan better treatment for patients with solid tumors, lymphomas, or multiple myeloma.

    at UC Davis UC Irvine UCSD

  • Targeted therapy for sarcomas, Wilms tumor, rare tumors that have come back, did not respond to treatment, or are newly diagnosed

    “How well does targeted therapy, (cabozantinib-s-malate) work in treating younger patients with sarcomas and rare tumors?”

    open to eligible people ages 2-30

    This phase II trial studies how well cabozantinib-s-malate works in treating younger patients with sarcomas, Wilms tumor, or other rare tumors that have come back, do not respond to therapy, or are newly diagnosed. Cabozantinib-s-malate may stop the growth of tumor cells by blocking some of the enzymes needed for tumor growth and tumor blood vessel growth.

    at UC Davis UCSF

  • TheraSphere® for Treatment of Unresectable Hepatocellular Carcinoma

    open to eligible people ages 18 years and up

    The purpose of this protocol is to provide TheraSphere treatment for patients with liver cancer who cannot be treated by surgery. The effect on the tumor and any side effects of TheraSphere treatment will be examined. This study will provide supervised and limited access to TheraSphere treatment at University California Irvine Medical Center. TheraSphere is a medical device containing yttrium-90 (Y-90), a radioactive material that has been used previously in the treatment of liver tumors. When Y-90 is incorporated into very tiny glass beads (TheraSphere), it can be injected to the liver through blood vessels supplying the liver. This allows a large dose of radiation to be delivered to the tumor with less risk of toxic effects from radiation to other parts of the body or to healthy liver tissue. The radiation from TheraSphere is contained within the body and becomes minimally active within 7 days after treatment due to physical decay. The glass beads remain in the body, but do not cause any health problems. TheraSphere has been approved for use in the treatment of liver cancer in the United States by the Food and Drug Administration on a limited basis.

    at UC Irvine

  • Trial to Evaluate the Safety ofTalimogene Laherparepvec Injected Into Liver Tumors Alone and in Combination With Systemic Pembrolizumab

    open to eligible people ages 18 years and up

    This is a phase 1b/2, multicenter, open-label trial to evaluate the safety of talimogene laherparepvec injected intrahepatically into liver tumors with known progression alone and in combination with systemic IV administration of pembrolizumab, in subjects with non-HCC liver metastases from BC, CRC, GEC, melanoma, NSCLC, RCC, and subjects with HCC. The study consists of 2 parts and 2 groups, and Part 2 includes 2 stages. The objective of Part 1 is to evaluate the safety of intrahepatic injection of talimogene laherparepvec into liver tumors alone and in combination with systemically administered pembrolizumab for the non-HCC (Group A) and HCC (Group B) cohorts separately. Part 2 consists of 2-stage design to evaluate the efficacy and safety of talimogene laherparepvec in combination with systemic pembrolizumab. Efficacy and safety will be evaluated in each of the six non-HCC tumor types from Group A separately. Similarly, the efficacy and safety of the combination treatment will be determined for Group B HCC subjects.

    at UCLA

  • Yttrium Y 90 Resin Microspheres Data Collection in Unresectable Liver Cancer: the RESIN Study

    open to eligible people ages 18 years and up

    This research registry studies Yttrium Y 90 resin microspheres in collecting data from patients with liver cancer not capable of being removed by surgery (unresectable) for the radiation-emitting Selective Internal Radiation-Spheres (SIR-spheres) in non-resectable (RESIN) liver tumor registry. The information generated will help doctors better understand treatment patterns involving Y90 therapy, gain additional insights in the long-term outcomes for patients, as well as guide future research for using Y90 therapy, especially for those conditions where data is currently very limited or lacking.

    at UCSF

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