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Pancreatic Ductal Adenocarcinoma clinical trials at UC Cancer

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  • 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 (advanced/metastatic) or cannot be removed by surgery (unresectable), 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 UC Davis UCSD UCSF

  • A Study of ELI-002 in Subjects With KRAS Mutated Pancreatic Ductal Adenocarcinoma (PDAC) and Other Solid Tumor

    open to eligible people ages 18 years and up

    This is a Phase 1/2 study to assess the safety and efficacy of ELI-002 immunotherapy (a lipid-conjugated immune-stimulatory oligonucleotide [Amph-CpG-7909] plus a mixture of lipid-conjugated peptide-based antigens [Amph-Peptides]) as adjuvant treatment of minimal residual disease (MRD) in subjects with KRAS/neuroblastoma ras viral oncogene homolog (NRAS) mutated PDAC or other solid tumor.

    at UCLA

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

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