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

  • A Study of Experimental ET140202 T Cells in Adults With Advanced Hepatocellular Carcinoma (liver cancer)

    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 Davis UC Irvine

  • A Study of Experimental Nivolumab For Hepatocellular Carcinoma After Surgery

    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 or second 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 Tivozanib in Combination With Durvalumab in Subjects With Untreated Advanced Hepatocellular Carcinoma

    open to eligible people ages 18 years and up

    This study will evaluate the safety, tolerability, DLTs, MTD, and preliminary anti tumor activity of tivozanib in combination with durvalumab in subjects with advanced HCC.

    at UC Irvine

  • 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

  • A Study of XmAb®22841 Monotherapy & in Combination w/ Pembrolizumab in Subjects w/ Selected Advanced Solid Tumors

    open to eligible people ages 18 years and up

    This is a Phase 1, multiple dose, ascending-dose escalation study and expansion study designed to define a maximum tolerated dose and/or recommended dose of XmAb22841 monotherapy and in combination with pembrolizumab; to assess safety, tolerability, pharmacokinetics, immunogenicity, and anti-tumor activity of XmAb22841 monotherapy and in combination with pembrolizumab in subjects with select advanced solid tumors.

    at UCLA

  • 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

  • Case-Control Study of the Glycotest™ HCC Panel vs AFP for the Detection of Early-stage Hepatocellular Carcinoma

    open to eligible people ages 18 years and up

    Clinical guidelines (AASLD) recommend the use of abdominal ultrasound (US) for surveillance testing for the early detection of Hepatocellular Carcinoma (HCC). The serum protein biomarker alpha-fetoprotein (AFP) is commonly used to augment US but its use alone is not recommended by clinical guidelines. Despite evidence that HCC surveillance improves early detection and reduces mortality from HCC, current HCC surveillance tests lack sensitivity, leaving a significant proportion of patients to present with late-stage disease. The Glycotest HCC Panel has shown better sensitivity than AFP, which is ineffective for the detection of early-stage HCC. This clinical study seeks to validate the Glycotest HCC Panel using a large multicenter cohort of cases and controls that includes patients diagnosed with early-stage HCC against a background of cirrhosis and cirrhotic patients without HCC (at risk) undergoing an established surveillance protocol.

    at UCSF

  • 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 UCSF

  • 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

  • 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

  • Gadolinium Contrast-enhanced Abbreviated MRI (AMRI) vs. Standard Ultrasound for Hepatocellular Carcinoma (HCC) Surveillance in Patients With Cirrhosis

    open to eligible people ages 18 years and up

    This study compares gadolinium contrast-enhanced Abbreviated MRI (AMRI) to standard ultrasound for Hepatocellular Carcinoma (HCC) screening and surveillance in subjects with liver cirrhosis.

    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

  • Patient Portal and Navigation Program in Providing Information for Asian American Cancer Patients

    open to eligible people ages 21 years and up

    This phase I/II trial studies how well patient portal and navigation program work in providing information for Asian American cancer patients. Patient portal and navigation program may help to improve the care provided to Asian American cancer patients.This study is offered in the following languages in addition to English: Chinese (Cantonese or Mandarin) and Vietnamese.

    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). Immunotherapy with monoclonal antibodies, such as pembrolizumab, may help the body's immune system attack the cancer, and may interfere with the ability of tumor cells to grow and spread.

    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 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 an Immunotherapeutic, DPX-Survivac, in Combination With Low Dose Cyclophosphamide & Pembrolizumab, in Subjects With Selected Advanced & Recurrent Solid Tumors

    open to eligible people ages 18 years and up

    This study will assess the safety and efficacy of DPX-Survivac and low dose cyclophosphamide with pembrolizumab in subjects with selected advanced and recurrent solid tumours.

    at UCLA

  • 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

  • Trial to Evaluate the Safety of Talimogene Laherparepvec Injected Into 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, basket trial to evaluate the safety of talimogene laherparepvec injected intrahepatically into liver tumors alone and in combination with systemic IV administration of pembrolizumab, in subjects with non-HCC liver metastases from BC, CRC, gastroesophageal cancer (GEC), melanoma, NSCLC, RCC in Part 1 Group A, and subjects with HCC with and without viral hepatitis in Part 1 Group B (viral hepatitis is only applicable in combination setting), and to evaluate the efficacy and safety of intratumoral talimogene laherparepvec in combination with systemic pembrolizumab in subjects with advanced TNBC, hormone receptor positive breast cancer, CRC, CSCC, and BCC in Part 2 Group A and subjects with HCC with and without viral hepatitis in Part 2 Group B. 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 five 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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