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Pancreatic Cancer clinical trials at UC Cancer
27 research studies open to new patients

  • 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

  • A Multi-Center Study of SM-88 in Subjects With Pancreatic Cancer

    open to eligible people ages 18 years and up

    A prospective, open-label phase 2 trial in metastatic pancreatic cancer subjects who have failed at least one line of any prior chemotherapy. The trial is designed to evaluate the of SM-88 therapy on pancreatic cancer and will measure multiple efficacy and safety endpoints, including overall response rate, overall survival, progression free survival, relevant biomarkers, quality of life and safety. In the initial stage of the trial (36 subjects), two dose levels of SM-88's metyrosine-derivative will be evaluated.

    at UCLA

  • A Phase 2 Study of Cediranib in Combination With Olaparib in Advanced Solid Tumors

    open to eligible people ages 18 years and up

    This phase II trial studies cediranib maleate in combination with olaparib in treating patients with solid tumors that have spread to other parts of the body or cannot be removed by surgery, including breast cancer, non-small cell lung cancer, small cell lung cancer, and pancreatic cancer. Cediranib maleate and olaparib may stop the growth of tumor cells by blocking some of the enzymes needed for cell growth. Cediranib maleate may also block the flow of oxygen to the tumor, and may help make the tumor more sensitive to olaparib.

    at UCSD UC Davis UCSF

  • A Phase II, International Open Label Trial of Minnelide™ in Patients With Refractory Pancreatic Cancer

    open to eligible people ages 18 years and up

    MinPAC aims to see if the drug Minnelide can slow down tumour growth in patients with pancreatic cancer that is not responding to treatment. Minnelide is designed to rapidly release the anti-tumour molecule triptolide in the bloodstream and has been shown to slow cancer cell growth and induce cancer cell death. Minnelide is currently being investigated in other early phase trials and has shown promising response data. There are strict eligibility criteria for this trial. Broadly speaking, patients with pancreatic cancer that has spread to other organs and has progressed on one or more chemotherapy regimens are eligible. Participants will receive Minnelide on days 1-21 of each 28 day cycle until their cancer stops responding to treatment. After that participants will be followed up 3 monthly for the collection of disease status and survival data. MinPAC includes biological and imaging studies. Participants will be asked to donate tumour and blood samples and will be asked to undergo additional PET Scans. The study is being carried out in 4 sites in the UK and USA.

    at UCSD

  • A Study of AbGn-107 in Patients With Gastric, Colorectal, Pancreatic or Biliary Cancer

    open to eligible people ages 18 years and up

    This study is to define the safety profile and to determine the Maximal tolerated dose regimen and preliminary efficacy of AbGn-107 administered every 14 days (Q2W regimen) or 28 days (Q4W regimen) in patients with chemo-refractory locally advanced, recurrent or metastatic gastric, colorectal, pancreatic or biliary cancer.

    at UCSF

  • A Study of Cabiralizumab Given With Nivolumab With and Without Chemotherapy in Patients With Advanced Pancreatic Cancer

    open to eligible people ages 18 years and up

    The purpose of this study is to determine whether an investigational immuno-therapy, cabiralizumab in combination with nivolumab, with or without chemotherapy, is effective for the treatment of advanced pancreatic cancer.

    at UCLA

  • A Study of Experimental Cefoxitin or Piperacillin-Tazobactam to Prevent Postoperative Infections After Pancreatic Cancer Surgery

    “This study hopes to determine whether Cefoxitin or Piperacillin-Tazobactam prevents postoperative infections better.”

    open to eligible people ages 18 years and up

    The purpose of this study is to figure out which commonly used antibiotic, cefoxitin or piperacillin-tazobactam, is better at decreasing the rate of surgical site infections after pancreatoduodenectomy.

    at 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

  • A Study of Nab-Paclitaxel and Gemcitabine With or Without Olaratumab (LY3012207) in Participants With Metastatic Pancreatic Cancer

    open to eligible people ages 18 years and up

    The purpose of this study is to determine the safety and efficacy of nab-paclitaxel and gemcitabine with or without olaratumab in the treatment of first-line metastatic pancreatic cancer.

    at UCLA

  • A Study of RGX-202-01 With or Without FOLFIRI in Patients With Advanced Gastrointestinal Malignancies

    open to eligible people ages 18 years and up

    RGX-202-001 is a Phase 1, first-in-human, dose escalation and expansion study of RGX-202-01 as a single agent and in combination with FOLFIRI. RGX-202-01 is a small molecule inhibitor of the creatine transporter SLC6a8, a novel metabolic target that drives gastrointestinal cancer progression. During the dose escalation stage, multiple doses of orally administered RGX-202-01 with or without FOLFIRI (single agent or combination therapy) will be evaluated in patients with advanced gastrointestinal tumors (i.e., locally advanced and unresectable, or metastatic) who have had PD on available standard systemic therapies or for which there are no standard systemic therapies of relevant clinical impact. In the expansion stage of the study, additional patients with advanced gastrointestinal malignancies selected by expression of the creatine kinase B (CKB) biomarker, gastric/gastroesophageal cancer, or colorectal cancer (CRC) will be treated at the MTD (or maximum tested dose if no MTD is identified, or dose below the MTD if there is evidence suggesting a more favorable risk/benefit profile). This stage will provide further characterization of the safety, efficacy, PK, and pharmacodynamics of RGX-202-01 as a single agent (selected by expression of the CKB biomarker) and in combination with FOLFIRI (gastric/gastroesophageal cancer and CRC).

    at UCLA

  • American Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Association (AHPBA) Pancreatic Irreversible Electroporation (IRE) Registry

    open to eligible people ages 18 years and up

    The purpose of this study is to create a registry to provide insight into treatment selection and treatment outcome of pancreatic IRE in order to develop an evidence base such that physicians can provide the best possible care to patients with pancreatic cancer requiring surgical interventions. The investigators seek a better understanding of the uses of ablation in the treatment of unresectable soft tissue pancreatic tumors and the limitations, concerns and complications that earlier users have.

    at UCSD

  • Basket Study of Entrectinib (RXDX-101) for the Treatment of Patients With Solid Tumors Harboring NTRK 1/2/3 (Trk A/B/C), ROS1, or ALK Gene Rearrangements (Fusions)

    open to eligible people ages 18 years and up

    This is an open-label, multicenter, global Phase 2 basket study of entrectinib (RXDX-101) for the treatment of patients with solid tumors that harbor an NTRK1/2/3, ROS1, or ALK gene fusion. Patients will be assigned to different baskets according to tumor type and gene fusion.

    at UCSF UCSD UC Irvine

  • Cancer Associated Thrombosis and Isoquercetin (CAT IQ)

    open to eligible people ages 18 years and up

    This research study is evaluating a drug called isoquercetin to prevent venous thrombosis (blood clots), in participants who have pancreas, non small cell lung cancer or colorectal cancer.

    at UC Davis

  • Combination chemotherapy with/without Radiation Therapy before surgery, for patients with pancreatic cancer

    “Can chemotherapy/chemotherapy and radiation reduce pancreatic cancer to a point where it can be removed by surgery?”

    open to eligible people ages 18 years and up

    This randomized phase II trial studies how well combination chemotherapy (mFOLFIRINOX) with or without hypofractionated radiation therapy before surgery works in patients with pancreatic cancer that can be removed by surgery. Drugs used in combination chemotherapy, such as oxaliplatin, leucovorin calcium, fluorouracil, and irinotecan hydrochloride, 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. Hypofractionated radiation therapy delivers higher doses of radiation therapy over a shorter period of time and may kill more tumor cells and have fewer side effects. It is not yet known if combination chemotherapy is more effective with or without hypofractionated radiation therapy before surgery in treating patients with pancreatic cancer.

    at UCSD UC Irvine UC Davis

  • Efficacy and Safety Study of Tisotumab Vedotin for Patients With Solid Tumors

    open to eligible people ages 18 years and up

    This trial will study tisotumab vedotin to find out whether it is an effective treatment for certain solid tumors and what side effects (unwanted effects) may occur. The treatment will be given to patients every three weeks.

    at UC Davis

  • Experimental Radiotracer Imaging Study for Cancer Patients

    open to eligible people ages 18 years and up

    This clinical trial studies the side effects of 18F-alphavbeta6-binding-peptide and how well it works in imaging patients with primary or cancer that has spread to the breast, colorectal, lung, or pancreatic. Radiotracers, such as 18F-alphavbeta6-binding-peptide, may improve the ability to locate cancer in the body.

    at UC Davis

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

    open to eligible people ages 18-75

    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

  • Nutrition Support to Improve Outcomes in Patients With Unresectable Pancreatic Cancer

    open to eligible males ages 18-75

    There are few well-designed studies evaluating the effect of nutrition support in patients with cancer cachexia. The aim of this study is to examine the effect of dietary prescription with and without nutrition supplementation in patients with unresectable pancreatic cancer on body weight, body composition, total calorie intake, quality of life and blood inflammatory markers.

    at UCLA

  • Pembrolizumab Combined With Itacitinib (INCB039110) and/or Pembrolizumab Combined With INCB050465 in Advanced Solid Tumors

    open to eligible people ages 18 years and up

    This is an open-label, multicenter, Phase 1b platform study in subjects with advanced or metastatic solid tumors (Part 1a) and subjects with selected solid tumors (Part 1b and Part 2). Two treatment groups (Group A and Group B) will be evaluated Part 1a utilizes a 3+3 design to evaluate pembrolizumab and INCB combinations in advanced solid tumors. Group A will evaluate a JAK inhibitor with JAK1 selectivity itacitinib (INCB039110) in combination with pembrolizumab (MK-3475) and Group B will evaluate a PI3K-delta inhibitor (INCB050465) in combination with pembrolizumab to determine the maximum tolerated dose (MTD) or PAD and recommend a dose for the Part 1b safety expansion with each combination. Once the recommended dose has been identified in Part 1a, subjects with select solid tumor types will be enrolled into safety expansion cohorts based upon prior treatment history with a PD-1 pathway-targeted agent (Part 1b) for each combination. Part 2 utilizes a Simon 2-Stage design to evaluate INCB050465 in combination with pembrolizumab in patients with small cell lung cancer (SCLC) and a 1 stage design to evaluate the combination in patients with non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) and urothelial cancer (UC).

    at UCSF

  • Phase 1/2 Study of LOXO-195 in Patients With Previously Treated NTRK Fusion Cancers

    open to eligible people ages 1 month and up

    This is a Phase 1/2, multi-center, open-label study designed to evaluate the safety and efficacy of LOXO-195 when administered orally to patients age ≥ 1 month and older with NTRK fusion cancers treated with a prior TRK inhibitor.

    at UCLA

  • Phase II Trial of AZD6738 Alone and in Combination With Olaparib

    open to eligible people ages 18 years and up

    This phase II trial studies how well ATR kinase inhibitor AZD6738 works alone or in combination with olaparib in treating participants with renal cell carcinoma, urothelial carcinoma, pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma, or other solid tumors that have spread to nearby tissue or lymph nodes or other parts of the body. ATR kinase inhibitor AZD6738 and olaparib may stop the growth of tumor cells by blocking some of the enzymes needed for cell growth. It is not known if giving ATR kinase inhibitor AZD6738 with or without olaparib may work better in treating participants with solid tumors.

    at UCSF

  • S1505: Combination Chemotherapy or Gemcitabine Hydrochloride and Paclitaxel Albumin-Stabilized Nanoparticle Formulation Before Surgery in Treating Patients With Pancreatic Cancer That Can Be Removed by Surgery

    open to eligible people ages 18-75

    This randomized phase II trial studies how well fluorouracil, irinotecan hydrochloride, and oxaliplatin (combination chemotherapy) works and compares to gemcitabine hydrochloride and paclitaxel albumin-stabilized nanoparticle formulation before surgery in treating patients with pancreatic cancer that can be removed by surgery. Drugs used in chemotherapy, such as fluorouracil, irinotecan hydrochloride, oxaliplatin, gemcitabine hydrochloride, and paclitaxel albumin-stabilized nanoparticle formulation, 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 more than one drug (combination chemotherapy) may kill more tumor cells. It is not yet known whether combination chemotherapy is more effective than gemcitabine hydrochloride and paclitaxel albumin-stabilized nanoparticle formulation before surgery in treating pancreatic cancer.

    at UCSD UC Irvine

  • Safety and Efficacy of APX005M With Gemcitabine and Nab-Paclitaxel With or Without Nivolumab in Patients With Previously Untreated Metastatic Pancreatic Adenocarcinoma

    open to eligible people ages 18 years and up

    The main purposes of this study are to learn how effective the study drug combinations are in treating patients with metastatic pancreatic adenocarcinoma. The drug combinations are APX005M+Nivolumab+Gemcitabine+nab-Paclitaxel, or APX005M+Gemcitabine+nab-Paclitaxel.

    at UCLA UCSF

  • Safety Study of MGD009 in B7-H3-expressing Tumors

    open to eligible people ages 18 years and up

    The purpose of this study is to evaluate the safety of MGD009 when given to patients with B7-H3-expressing tumors. The study will also evaluate what is the highest dose of MGD009 that can be given safely. Assessments will be done to see how the drug acts in the body (pharmacokinetics (PK), pharmacodynamics (PD) and to evaluate potential anti-tumor activity of MGD009.

    at UCLA UCSF

  • Study of Pegilodecakin (LY3500518) With FOLFOX Compared to FOLFOX Alone Second-line Tx in Participants With Metastatic Pancreatic Cancer

    open to eligible people ages 18 years and up

    To compare the efficacy of pegilodecakin in combination with FOLFOX versus FOLFOX alone in participants with metastatic pancreatic cancer as measured by overall survival.

    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 Irvine UCSD UC Davis

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