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Pancreatic Cancer clinical trials at UC Cancer

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  • A Dose Escalation Study of SHP2 Inhibitor in Patients With Solid Tumors Harboring KRAS of EGFR Mutations

    open to eligible people ages 18 years and up

    A Phase 1 dose escalation study in patients with advanced solid tumors harboring KRAS or EGFR mutations to determine the maximum tolerated dose and recommended Phase II dose of HBI-2376 and characterize its pharmacokinetic profile.

    at UCLA

  • A First-in-Human Study of a Theranostic Drug Pair for the Detection and Treatment of Pancreatic Cancer

    open to eligible people ages 18 years and up

    This is a Phase I, first-in-human study to evaluate the safety and efficacy of the [68Ga]Ga DOTA-5G and [177Lu]Lu DOTA-ABM-5G theranostic pair in patients with locally advanced or metastatic pancreatic adenocarcinoma (PDAC).

    at UC Davis

  • A Multi-center Trial to Evaluate Multiple Regimens in Metastatic Pancreatic Cancer

    open to eligible people ages 18 years and up

    Precision Promise is a multi-center, seamless Phase 2/3 platform trial designed to evaluate multiple regimens in metastatic pancreatic cancer. Primary Objectives - To compare each investigational arm versus standard of care (SOC) for superiority in overall survival in 1st and/or 2nd line metastatic pancreatic cancer patients and determine which, if any, patients benefit from each investigational arm. Secondary Objectives - To determine short and long-term safety signals of each investigational arm in pancreatic cancer patients vs. SOC. - To determine progression-free survival (PFS) for each investigational arm vs. SOC. - Rates of overall response, CR, and PR; duration of overall response, CR or PR (whichever occurs first). - Rate of clinical benefit; duration of clinical benefit.

    at UCSD UCSF

  • A Phase 1/2 Study of CYT-0851, an Oral RAD51 Inhibitor, in B-Cell Malignancies and Advanced Solid Tumors

    open to eligible people ages 18 years and up

    This clinical trial is an interventional, active-treatment, open-label, multi-center, Phase 1/2 study. The study objectives are to assess the safety, tolerability and pharmacokinetics (PK) of the oral RAD51 inhibitor CYT-0851 in patients with relapsed/refractory B-cell malignancies and advanced solid tumors and to identify a recommended Phase 2 dose as a monotherapy and in combination with chemotherapy for evaluation in these patients.

    at UCSF

  • A Registry Study of NanoKnife IRE for Stage 3 Pancreatic Cancer

    open to eligible people ages 18 years and up

    This multicenter, observational study will evaluate the effectiveness and safety of the NanoKnife System when used for the ablation of Stage 3 pancreatic adenocarcinoma (Stage 3 PC). Eligible patients will be recruited over a 36-month period and participating institutions will enroll and provide data on consecutive patients that meet inclusion and exclusion criteria. Each patient will be followed up for the duration of the study or until death. The study will include two (2) cohorts: patients who received standard of care (SOC) and received irreversible electroporation (IRE) [IRE cohort], and patients who were treated with SOC and did not receive IRE [SOC cohort].

    at UCSD

  • A Study of a Personalized Cancer Vaccine Targeting Shared Neoantigens

    open to eligible people ages 18 years and up

    The purpose of this study is to evaluate the dose, safety, immunogenicity and early clinical activity of GRT-C903 and GRT-R904, a neoantigen-based therapeutic cancer vaccine, in combination with immune checkpoint blockade, in patients with advanced or metastatic non-small cell lung cancer, microsatellite stable colorectal cancer, pancreatic cancer, and shared neoantigen-positive tumors.

    at UCLA

  • A Study of LGK974 in Patients With Malignancies Dependent on Wnt Ligands

    open to eligible people ages 18 years and up

    The primary purpose of this study is to find the recommended dose of LGK974 as a single agent and in combination with PDR001 that can be safely given to adult patients with selected solid malignancies that have progressed despite standard therapy or for which no effective standard therapy exists

    at UCLA

  • A Study of NBF-006 in Non-Small Cell Lung, Pancreatic, or Colorectal Cancer

    open to eligible people ages 18 years and up

    This is an open-label, non-controlled study conducted in two parts - Part A (dose escalation) followed by Part B (dose expansion).

    at UCSD

  • A Study of RGX-202-01 as a Single Agent and as Combination Therapy 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 +/- bevacizumab. 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 +/- bevacizumab (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 colorectal cancer (CRC) selected by expression of the creatine kinase B (CKB) biomarker 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 in combination with FOLFIRI plus bevacizumab.

    at UCLA

  • A Study of SGN-STNV in Advanced Solid Tumors

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    open to eligible people ages 18 years and up

    This trial will look at a drug called SGN-STNV to find out whether it is safe for patients with solid tumors. It will study SGN-STNV to find out what its side effects are. A side effect is anything the drug does besides treating cancer. It will also study how well SGN-STNV works to treat solid tumors. The study will have two parts. Part A of the study will find out how much SGN-STNV should be given to patients. Part B will use the dose found in Part A to find out how safe SGN-STNV is and if it works to treat certain types of solid tumors.

    at UCSF

  • A Study of SY 5609, a Selective CDK7 Inhibitor, in Advanced Solid Tumors

    open to eligible people ages 18 years and up

    The study consists of 2 parts. Part 1 is dose escalation and will first administer SY-5609 alone to participants with select advanced solid tumors and then in combination with fulvestrant to participants with HR positive, HER2-negative breast cancer. Part 2 is a dose expansion and will first administer SY-5609 in combination with gemcitabine and then SY-5609 in combination with gemcitabine and nab-paclitaxel in participants with pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDAC) .

    at UCLA

  • A Study of the Drug ONC-392 in Advanced Solid Tumors and Lung Cancer

    open to eligible people ages 18 years and up

    This is a First-in-Human Phase IA/IB open label dose escalation study of intravenous (IV) administration of ONC-392, a humanized anti-CTLA4 IgG1 monoclonal antibody, as single agent and in combination with pembrolizumab in participants with advanced or metastatic solid tumors and non-small cell lung cancers.

    at UC Davis

  • A Study of XmAb®23104 in Subjects With Selected Advanced Solid Tumors (DUET-3)

    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 XmAb23104, to describe safety and tolerability, to assess PK and immunogenicity, and to preliminarily assess anti-tumor activity of XmAb23104 monotherapy and combination therapy with ipilimumab in subjects with selected advanced solid tumors.

    at UCSD

  • A Study of Zenocutuzumab (MCLA-128) in Patients With Solid Tumors Harboring an NRG1 Fusion

    open to eligible people ages 18 years and up

    This is a Phase I/II, open-label, multi-center, multi-national, dose escalation, single agent study to assess the safety, tolerability, PK, PD, immunogenicity and anti-tumor activity of zenocutuzumab (MCLA-128) in patients with solid tumors harboring an NRG1 fusion.

    at UC Irvine

  • A Study to Evaluate the Safety and Tolerability of AB680 in Participants With Gastrointestinal Malignancies

    open to eligible people ages 18 years and up

    This is a Phase 1, open-label, dose-escalation, and dose-expansion, with a gated randomization portion, study to evaluate the safety, tolerability, pharmacokinetic, pharmacodynamic and clinical activity of AB680 in combination with Zimberelimab (AB122), nab-paclitaxel and gemcitabine in participants with advanced pancreatic cancer.

    at UCLA

  • A Trial of AMXI-5001 for Treatment in Patients With Advanced Malignancies (Cancer)

    open to eligible people ages 18 years and up

    ATLAS-101 is a Phase I/II clinical trial of AMXI-5001 in adult participants with advanced malignancies who have previously failed other therapies. The study has two phases. The purpose of Phase I (Dose Escalation) is to confirm the appropriate treatment dose and Phase II (Dose Expansion) is to characterize the safety and efficacy of AMXI-5001.

    at UC Davis UCLA

  • A Trial of RSC-1255 for Treatment of Patients With Advanced Malignancies

    open to eligible people ages 18 years and up

    RSC-101 is a Phase 1a/1b clinical trial of RSC-1255 in adult study participants with advanced solid tumor malignancies who are intolerant of existing therapies known to provide clinical benefit, have disease that has progressed after standard therapy, or have previously failed other therapies. The study has two phases. The purpose of Phase 1a (Dose Escalation) is to confirm the appropriate treatment dose and Phase 1b (Dose Expansion) is to characterize the safety and efficacy of RSC-1255.

    at UC Davis UCLA

  • ATR Kinase Inhibitor VX-970 and Irinotecan Hydrochloride combination for solid tumors that are metastatic or cannot be removed

    “Experimental targeted cancer therapy and chemotherapy combination for tumors that have returned, spread, or cannot be removed”

    open to eligible people ages 18 years and up

    This phase I trial studies the side effects and best dose of M6620 and irinotecan hydrochloride in treating patients with solid tumors that have spread to other places in the body (metastatic) or cannot be removed by surgery (unresectable). M6620 and irinotecan hydrochloride may stop the growth of tumor cells by blocking some of the enzymes needed for cell growth.

    at UC Davis UCSF

  • Claudin18.2 CAR-T (CT041) in Patients With Gastric or Pancreatic Cancer

    open to eligible people ages 18-76

    A Phase 1b, open label, multi-center, clinical study of Chimeric Antigen Receptor T Cells (CAR-T) targeting claudin18.2 in patients with advanced gastric or pancreatic adenocarcinoma

    at UCSD UCSF

  • Comparing Two Methods to Follow Patients With Pancreatic Cysts

    open to eligible people ages 50-75

    The purpose of this study is to compare the two approaches for monitoring pancreatic cysts. The study doctors want to compare more frequent monitoring vs less frequent monitoring in order to learn which monitoring method leads to better outcome for patients with pancreatic cysts.

    at UCSD UCSF

  • CPI-006 Alone and in Combination With Ciforadenant and With Pembrolizumab for Patients With Advanced Cancers

    open to eligible people ages 18 years and up

    This is a Phase 1/1b open-label, dose escalation and dose expansion study of CPI-006, a humanized monoclonal antibody (mAb) targeting the CD73 cell-surface ectonucleotidase in adult subjects with select advanced cancers. CPI-006 will be evaluated as a single agent, in combination with ciforadenant (an oral adenosine 2A receptor antagonist), in combination with pembrolizumab (an anti-PD1 antibody), and in combination with ciforadenant and pembrolizumab.

    at UCSF

  • 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. There are four parts to this study. - In Part A, the treatment will be given to participants every 3 weeks (3-week cycles). - In Part B, participants will receive tisotumab vedotin on Days 1, 8, and 15 every 4-week cycle. - In Part C, participants may receive tisotumab vedotin on Days 1 and 15 or Days 1, 8, and 15 on a 4-week cycle. - In Part D, participants will be given treatment on Day 1 of every 3-week cycle. Participants in Part D will get tisotumab vedotin with either: - Pembrolizumab or, - Pembrolizumab and carboplatin, or - Pembrolizumab and cisplatin

    at UC Davis

  • Electron Beam Intraoperative Radiation Therapy Following Chemoradiation in Patients With Pancreatic Cancer With Vascular Involvement

    open to eligible people ages 18 years and up

    This research study is studying an intervention as a possible treatment for pancreatic cancer.

    at UC Irvine

  • Experimental Combination of Anetumab Ravtansine, Nivolumab, Ipilimumab, & Gemcitabine Hydrochloride in Advanced Pancreatic Cancer

    open to eligible people ages 18 years and up

    This phase I trial studies the side effects and best dose of anetumab ravtansine when given together with nivolumab, ipilimumab and gemcitabine hydrochloride in treating patients with mesothelin positive pancreatic cancer that has spread to other places in the body (advanced). Anetumab ravtansine is a monoclonal antibody, called anetumab ravtansine, linked to a chemotherapy drug called DM4. Anetumab attaches to mesothelin positive cancer cells in a targeted way and delivers DM4 to kill them. 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. Chemotherapy drugs, such as gemcitabine 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. Giving anetumab ravtansine together with nivolumab, ipilimumab, and gemcitabine hydrochloride may work better in treating patients with pancreatic cancer.

    at UC Davis UC Irvine

  • Experimental PET Imaging Scans Before Cancer Surgery to Study the Amount of PET Tracer Accumulated in Normal and Cancer Tissues

    open to eligible people ages 18 years and up

    This phase I trial studies a new imaging technique called FAPi PET/CT to determine where and to which degree the FAPI tracer (68Ga-FAPi-46) accumulate in normal and cancer tissues in patients with non-prostate cancer. The research team also want to know whether what they see on PET/CT images represents the tumor tissue being excised from the patient's body. The research team is also interested to investigate another new imaging technique called PSMA PET/CT. Participants will be invited to undergo a second PET/CT scan, with the PSMA tracer (68Ga-PSMA-11). This is not required but just an option for volunteer patients. Patients can decide to have only the FAPI PET/CT scan. The PET/CT scanner combines the PET and the CT scanners into a single device. This device combines the anatomic (body structure) information provided by the CT scan with the metabolic information obtained from the PET scan. PET is an established imaging technique that utilizes small amounts of radioactivity attached to very minimal amounts of, in the case of this research, 68Ga-PSMA-11 and 68Ga-FAPi. Because some cancers take up 68Ga-PSMA-11 and/or 68Ga-FAPi it can be seen with PET. CT utilizes x-rays that traverse the body from the outside. CT images provide an exact outline of organs where it occurs in patient's body. FAP stands for Fibroblast Activation Protein. FAP is produced by cells that surround tumors. The function of FAP is not well understood but imaging studies have shown that FAP can be detected with FAPI PET/CT. Imaging FAP with FAPI PET/CT may in the future provide additional information about various cancers. PSMA stands for Prostate Specific Membrane Antigen. This name is incorrect as PSMA is also found in many other cancers. The function of PSMA is not well understood but imaging studies have shown that PSMA can be detected with PET in many non-prostate cancers. Imaging FAP with PET/CT may in the future provide additional information about various cancers.

    at UCLA

  • 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

  • Exploratory Platform Trial to Evaluate Immunotherapy Combinations With Chemotherapy for the Treatment of Patients With Previously Untreated Metastatic Pancreatic Adenocarcinoma

    open to eligible people ages 18 years and up

    This trial is designed to evaluate multiple clinical hypotheses and mechanistically-defined combinations to evaluate the safety and efficacy of first-line chemo-immunotherapy combinations in participants with metastatic pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (mPDAC).

    at UCLA UCSF

  • First in Human Study of TORL-2-307-ADC in Participants With Advanced Cancer

    open to eligible people ages 18 years and up

    This first-in-human study will evaluate the safety, tolerability, pharmacokinetics, and antitumor activity of TORL-2-307-ADC in patients with advanced cancer

    at UCLA

  • First in Human Study of TORL-2-307-MAB in Participants With Advanced Cancer

    open to eligible people ages 18 years and up

    This first-in-human study will evaluate the safety, tolerability, pharmacokinetics, and antitumor activity of TORL-2-307-MAB in patients with advanced cancer

    at UCLA

  • 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

  • Hyperpolarized 13C Pyruvate MRI for Treatment Response Assessment in Patients With Locally Advanced or Metastatic Pancreatic Cancer

    open to eligible people ages 18 years and up

    This phase II trial investigates whether magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) using hyperpolarized carbon-13 (13C) pyruvate can be useful for evaluating early treatment response in patients with pancreatic cancer that has spread to nearby tissue or lymph nodes (locally advanced) or spread to other places in the body (metastatic). Hyperpolarized 13C pyruvate is different from standard clinical MRI contrast (e.g. gadolinium) in that it provides information on how a tumor processes nutrients. MRI is used to see tumor uptake and breakdown of hyperpolarized carbon-13 pyruvate molecules, which can tell how the tumor processes nutrients. Hyperpolarized 13C pyruvate MRI may help in understanding how the tumor responds to the treatments patients may be receiving.

    at UCSF

  • 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

  • LYT-200 Alone and in Combination With Chemotherapy or Anti-PD-1 in Patients With Metastatic Solid Tumors

    open to eligible people ages 18 years and up

    A Phase 1/2 Open-label, Multi-center Study of the Safety, Pharmacokinetics, and Anti-tumor Activity of LYT-200 Alone and in Combination with Chemotherapy or Anti-PD-1 in Patients with Metastatic Solid Tumors

    at UCLA

  • Nivolumab in Combination With Chemotherapy Pre-Surgery in Treating Patients With Borderline Resectable Pancreatic Cancer

    open to eligible people ages 18 years and up

    This pilot and feasibility study studies how well nivolumab and combination chemotherapy work before surgery in treating patients with pancreatic cancer that could possibly be removed by surgery. Immunotherapy with monoclonal antibodies, such as nivolumab, may help the body?s immune system attack the cancer, and may interfere with the ability of tumor cells to grow and spread. Drugs used in chemotherapy, such as fluorouracil, irinotecan hydrochloride, leucovorin calcium 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 nivolumab in combination with chemotherapy before surgery may work better in treating patients with pancreatic cancer compared to chemotherapy alone.

    at UCLA

  • Pancreatic Cancer Early Detection Consortium

    open to eligible people ages 18-90

    The purpose of the Pancreatic Cancer Early Detection (PRECEDE) Consortium is to conduct research on multiple aspects of early detection and prevention of pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDAC) by establishing a multisite cohort of individuals with family history of PDAC and/or individuals carrying pathogenic/likely pathogenic germline variants (PGVs) in genes linked to PDAC risk for longitudinal follow up.

    at UCSD

  • 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, all pancreatic cancers, endometrial cancer, and other solid tumors excluding clear cell ovarian cancer 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

  • Pilot Study of Pancreatic Cancer Screening

    open to eligible people ages 18 years and up

    This study investigates how often abnormal findings from routine magnetic resonance imaging occur in people with genetic mutations in BReast CAncer gene. (BRCA), ataxia telangiectasia mutated gene (ATM), or PALB2 screened for pancreatic cancer. This study may lead to a greater understanding of cancer and potentially, improvements in cancer screening and treatment.

    at UCSF

  • Safety and Efficacy Study of AVB-S6-500 (Batiraxcept) in Patients With Advanced Pancreatic Adenocarcinoma

    open to eligible people ages 18 years and up

    This is a Phase 1b/2 study of AVB-S6-500 designed to evaluate the safety and efficacy of AVB-S6-500 in combination with nab-paclitaxel and gemcitabine in subjects with locally advanced, recurrent, or metastatic pancreatic adenocarcinoma as first line therapy. The phase 1b portion of the study is open label and patients will receive AVB-S6-500, nab-paclitaxel, and gemcitabine. The Phase 2 portion of the study is randomized, 2-arm, open-label study to compare efficacy and tolerability of AVB-S6-500, nab-paclitaxel, and gemcitabine versus nab-paclitaxel and gemcitabine as first line therapy.

    at UCLA

  • Solid Tumor Analysis for HLA Loss of Heterozygosity (LOH) and Leukapheresis for CAR T- Cell Manufacturing

    open to eligible people ages 18 years and up

    Objective: To collect information on how often a solid tumor cancer might lose the Human Leukocyte Antigen (HLA) by next generation sequencing and perform leukapheresis to collect and store an eligible participant's own T cells for future use to make CAR T-Cell therapy for their disease treatment. Design: This is a non-interventional, observational study to evaluate subjects with solid tumors with a high risk of relapse for incurable disease. No interventional therapy will be administered on this study. Some of the information regarding the participant's tumor analysis may be beneficial to management of their disease. Participants that meet all criteria may be enrolled and leukapheresed (blood cells collected). The participant's cells will be processed and stored for potential manufacture of CAR T-cell therapy upon relapse of their cancer.

    at UCLA UCSD

  • Study of AMG 199 in Subjects With MUC17-Positive Solid Tumors Including Gastric, Gastroesophageal Junction, Colorectal, and Pancreatic Cancers

    open to eligible people ages 18-99

    To evaluate the safety and tolerability of AMG 199 in adult subjects and to determine the maximum tolerated dose (MTD) and/or recommended phase 2 dose (RP2D).

    at UC Irvine

  • Study of NGM120 in Subjects With Advanced Solid Tumors and Pancreatic Cancer Using Combination Therapy

    open to eligible people ages 18 years and up

    Study of NGM120 in subjects with advanced solid tumors and pancreatic cancer.

    at UCLA

  • Study of Safety and Tolerability of BCA101 Monotherapy and in Combination Therapy in Patients With EGFR-driven Advanced Solid Tumors

    open to eligible people ages 18 years and up

    The investigational drug to be studied in this protocol, BCA101, is a first-in-class compound that targets both EGFR with TGFβ. Based on preclinical data, this bifunctional antibody may exert synergistic activity in patients with EGFR-driven tumors.

    at UCLA UCSD

  • Study of Seribantumab in Adult Patients With NRG1 Gene Fusion Positive Advanced Solid Tumors

    open to eligible people ages 18 years and up

    This study is an open-label, international, multi-center, Phase 2 study in adult patients with recurrent, locally-advanced or metastatic solid tumors, which harbor the NRG1 gene fusion.

    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

  • Testing the Addition of a New Anti-cancer Drug, M3814 (Peposertib), to Radiation Therapy for Localized Pancreatic Cancer

    open to eligible people ages 18 years and up

    This phase I/II trial studies the side effects and best dose of M3814 and to see how well it works when given together with radiation therapy in treating patients with pancreatic cancer that cannot be removed by surgery and has not spread to other parts of the body (localized). M3814 may stop the growth of tumor cells by blocking some of the enzymes needed for cell growth. 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. Giving M3814 and hypofractionated radiation therapy together may work better than radiation therapy alone in the treatment of patients with localized pancreatic cancer.

    at UC Davis UC Irvine

  • Testing the Addition of Pembrolizumab, an Immunotherapy Cancer Drug to Olaparib Alone as Therapy for Patients With Pancreatic Cancer That Has Spread With Inherited BRCA Mutations

    open to eligible people ages 18 years and up

    This phase II trial studies whether adding pembrolizumab to olaparib (standard of care) works better than olaparib alone in treating patients with pancreatic cancer with germline BRCA1 or BRCA2 mutations that has spread to other places in the body (metastatic). BRCA1 and BRCA2 are human genes that produce tumor suppressor proteins. These proteins help repair damaged deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) and, therefore, play a role in ensuring the stability of each cell's genetic material. When either of these genes is mutated, or altered, such that its protein product is not made or does not function correctly, DNA damage may not be repaired properly. As a result, cells are more likely to develop additional genetic alterations that can lead to some types of cancer, including pancreatic cancer. 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. Olaparib is an inhibitor of PARP, a protein that helps repair damaged DNA. Blocking PARP may help keep tumor cells from repairing their damaged DNA, causing them to die. PARP inhibitors are a type of targeted therapy. The addition of pembrolizumab to the usual treatment of olaparib may help to shrink tumors in patients with metastatic pancreatic cancer with BRCA1 or BRCA2 mutations.

    at UC Irvine

  • UCSF Panc Cyst Registry

    open to eligible people ages 18 years and up

    Pancreatic cysts are found incidentally on 15-50% of CT and MRIs for all indications and their prevalence is increasing. Many of these cysts may be precursors to pancreatic cancer, and thus pose a substantial risk, however, the vast majority are benign. Increased detection of pancreatic cysts provides an opportunity to diagnose pancreatic malignancy at an early, curable stage yet also increases the potential to over-treat clinically insignificant lesions. This presents a clinical challenge to prevent unnecessary resection of indolent disease, with associated risks of infections, bleeding, diabetes, and costly disability. Unfortunately, there is little information on the epidemiology and natural history of pancreatic cysts to help guide management. This study develops a large, prospectively managed, electronic, patient-directed pancreatic cyst registry based at UCSF using the NIH-funded Eureka Health platform. PANC Cyst will facilitate work to improve clinical care and understanding of pancreatic cysts by prospective follow-up of patients with cystic lesions, especially the diagnostically challenging small cysts, to identify factors related to cyst formation and progression to malignancy. Longitudinal data capture that includes clinical outcomes will also enable us to more precisely define anatomic, radiographic and biomarker information that can be used to differentiate populations of patients for whom surgery is indicated, surveillance is warranted, or no further evaluation is necessary.

    at UCSF

Our lead scientists for Pancreatic Cancer research studies include .

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