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KaCrole Higgins was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2020. “In May 2020, I found a lump in my breast. I cried. By June, it was diagnosed as breast cancer, triple positive, stage 1A. While getting this cancer diagnosis was devastating, it also became an opportunity. Suddenly, the cancer gave me clarity. It gave me clarity about what was important, what was good in my life, what was toxic in my life, and what I needed to do.” Click below to read more of KaCrole’s story

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If Landon Ryan had been diagnosed with bilateral retinoblastoma 10, 20 or 30 years ago, she might not be here today with nearly perfect vision.Thanks to recent improvements in the treatment for this rare form of cancer that almost exclusively affects children under the age of 5, the diagnosis had the power to change Landon’s life when she was 11 months old, but not to take it — or her eyesight. Click below to learn more about Landon and her story.

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Studying Health Outcomes after Treatment in Patients with Retinoblastoma, RIVERBOAT Study

Multiple Cancer Types

This trial studies health outcomes after treatment in patients with retinoblastoma. Gathering health information over time from patients and family members through vision assessments, samples of tissue and saliva, and questionnaires may help doctors learn more about what causes retinoblastoma, identify long-term health outcomes for patients with retinoblastoma, and find out which therapies may be the best for treating retinoblastoma.
Pediatrics, Retinoblastoma (Pediatrics)
N/A
Friedman, Debra
NCT03932786
VICCPED1878

Comparison of Intravesical Therapy and Surgery as Treatment Options for Bladder Cancer, CISTO Study

Bladder

This study compares therapy within the bladder (intravesical therapy) and surgery as treatment options for patients with bladder cancer. Bladder cancer is the fifth most common cancer in the United States, but not enough research is available to help patients decide between the two most common treatments: medical therapies or bladder removal. The purpose of this study is to compare how the two treatments affect patient clinical outcomes and patient and caregiver experiences. This study may help researchers improve the decision-making process about bladder cancer treatments for patients and their caregivers.
Bladder
N/A
Scarpato, Kristen
NCT03933826
VICCURO19105

An Imaging Agent (Panitumumab-IRDye800) for the Detection of Head and Neck Cancer During Surgery

Head/Neck

This phase II trial studies the effect of panitumumab-IRDye800 in detecting head and neck cancer during surgery in patients head and neck cancer. Doctors who perform surgery for head and neck cancer are well-trained in removing all of the cancer that can be seen during the operation; however, there are times when there is cancer that is so small that it cannot be seen by the surgeon. Panitumumab-IRDye800 is a combination of panitumumab and IRDye800CW. Panitumumab works by attaching to the cancer cell in a unique way that allows the drug to get into the cancer tissue. IRDye800CW is an investigational dye that, when tested in the laboratory, helps various characteristics of human tissue show up better when using a special camera. Panitumumab-IRDye800 is a combination of the drug and the dye that attaches to cancer cells and appears to make them visible to the doctor when he or she uses the special camera during the surgery. Giving panitumumab-IRDye800 may help doctors better identify cancer in the operating room.
Head/Neck
II
Rosenthal, Eben
NCT04511078
VICCHN21109

Disposable Perfusion Phantom for Accurate DCE-MRI Measurement of Pancreatic Cancer Therapy Response

Pancreatic

This trial tests the use of a disposable perfusion phantom (P4) to decrease errors in calculating the blood flow of a tissue with DCE-MRI. DCE-MRI is used calculate blood flow of various tissues including tumors. Blood flow often serves as a critical indicator showing a disease status. For example, a pancreatic tumor has typically low blood flow, so it can be used as an indicator to identify the presence of a pancreatic tumor. In addition, an effective therapy may result in the increase of blood flow in a pancreatic tumor during the early period of treatment. Therefore, DCE-MRI may be used to determine whether the undergoing therapy is effective or not by measuring the change of blood flow in the pancreatic tumor and may help doctors decide whether to continue the therapy or try a different one. Unfortunately, the measurement of blood flow using DCE-MRI is not accurate. The use of an artificial tissue, named "phantom" or P4, together with a patient may help to reduce errors in DCE-MRI because errors will affect the images of both the patient and the phantom. Because it is known how the blood flow of the phantom appears when no errors are present, the phantom may be used to detect what kinds of errors are present in the image, how many errors are present in the image, and how to remove errors from the image.
Pancreatic
N/A
Xu, Junzhong
NCT04588025
VICCGI2099

Evaluating the Use of Dual Imaging Techniques for Detection of Disease in Patients with Head and Neck Cancer

Phase I

This phase I trial evaluates the safety and effectiveness of using two imaging techniques, indium In 111 panitumumab (111In-panitumumab) with single photon emission computed tomography (SPECT)/computed tomography (CT) and panitumumab-IRDye800 fluorescence imaging during surgery (intraoperative), to detect disease in patients with head and neck cancer. 111In-panitumumab is an imaging agent made of a monoclonal antibody that has been labeled with a radioactive molecule called indium In 111. The agent targets and binds to receptors on tumor cells. This allows the cells to be visualized and assessed with SPECT/CT imaging techniques. SPECT is special type of CT scan in which a small amount of a radioactive drug is injected into a vein and a scanner is used to make detailed images of areas inside the body where the radioactive material is taken up by the cells. CT is an imaging technique for examining structures within the body by scanning them with x-rays and using a computer to construct a series of cross-sectional scans along a single axis. Panitumumab-IRDye800 is an imaging agent composed of panitumumab, a monoclonal antibody, linked to a fluorescent dye called IRDye800. Upon administration, panitumumab-IRDye800 targets and binds to receptors on tumor cells. This allows the tumor cells to be detected using fluorescence imaging during surgery. Adding 111In-panitumumab SPECT/CT imaging to intraoperative panitumumab-IRDye800 fluorescence imaging may be more effective at detecting disease in patients with head and neck cancer.
Phase I
I
Rosenthal, Eben
NCT05945875
VICC-EDHAN23204P

111In-Panitumumab for Nodal Staging in Patients with Head and Neck Cancer

Multiple Cancer Types

This phase I trial tests the safety and effectiveness of indium In 111 panitumumab (111In-panitumumab) for identifying the first lymph nodes to which cancer has spread from the primary tumor (sentinel lymph nodes) in patients with head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC) undergoing surgery. The most important factor for survival for many cancer types is the presence of cancer that has spread to the lymph nodes (metastasis). Lymph node metastases in patients with head and neck cancer reduce the 5-year survival by half. Sometimes, the disease is too small to be found on clinical and imaging exams before surgery. 111In-panitumumab is in a class of medications called radioimmunoconjugates. It is composed of a radioactive substance (indium In 111) linked to a monoclonal antibody (panitumumab). Panitumumab binds to EGFR receptors, a receptor that is over-expressed on the surface of many tumor cells and plays a role in tumor cell growth. Once 111In-panitumumab binds to tumor cells, it is able to be seen using an imaging technique called single photon emission computed tomography/computed tomography (SPECT/CT). SPECT/CT can be used to make detailed pictures of the inside of the body and to visualize areas where the radioactive drug has been taken up by the cells. Using 111In-panitumumab with SPECT/CT imaging may improve identification of sentinel lymph nodes in patients with head and neck squamous cell cancer undergoing surgery.
Head/Neck, Phase I
I
Rosenthal, Eben
NCT05901545
VICC-EDHAN23201P

An Imaging Agent (89Zr Panitumumab) with PET/CT for Diagnosing Primary Lesions and/or Metastases in Patients with Head and Neck Squamous Cell Carcinoma

Head/Neck

This phase I trial evaluates the usefulness of an imaging agent (zirconium Zr 89 panitumumab [89Zr panitumumab]) with positron emission tomography (PET)/computed tomography (CT) for diagnosing primary tumors and/or the spread of disease from where it first started (primary site) to other places in the body (metastasis) in patients with head and neck squamous cell carcinoma. 89Zr panitumumab is an investigational imaging agent that contains a small amount of radiation, which makes it visible on PET scans. PET is an established imaging technique that utilizes small amounts of radioactivity attached to very minimal amounts of tracer, in the case of this research, 89Zr panitumumab, to allow imaging of the function of different cells and organs in the body. CT utilizes x-rays that traverse the body from the outside. CT images provide an exact outline of organs and potential disease tissue where it occurs in patients body. The combined PET/CT scanner is a special type of scanner that allows imaging of both structure (CT) and function (PET) following the injection of 89Zr panitumumab. This 89Zr panitumumab PET/CT may be useful in diagnosis of primary tumors and/or metastasis in patients with head and neck squamous cell carcinoma.
Head/Neck
I
Topf, Michael
NCT05747625
VICCHN2279

Product Surveillance Registry

The purpose of the Registry is to provide continuing evaluation and periodic reporting of
safety and effectiveness of Medtronic market-released products. The Registry data is intended
to benefit and support interests of patients, hospitals, clinicians, regulatory bodies,
payers, and industry by streamlining the clinical surveillance process and facilitating
leading edge performance assessment via the least burdensome approach.
Not Available
Shen, Sharon
NCT01524276
CRE-ARR0001

Observation of Low-Dose Skin Electron Therapy in Patients with Refractory or Relapsed Stage IB-IIIA Mycosis Fungoides

Lymphoma

This trial collects data on response to low-dose skin electron therapy in patients with stage IB-IIIA mycosis fungoides that does not respond to treatment (refractory) or has come back (relapsed). Collecting data on patient's response to therapy, both in terms of changes in the skin and in terms of quality of life following treatment, may help doctors better predict response to therapy.
Lymphoma
N/A
Kirschner, Austin
NCT02702310
VICCRAD1633

Virtual Patient-Specific 3D Specimen Maps for Adjuvant Head & Neck Radiotherapy Planning

Head/Neck

This study measures the impact of patient-specific 3D specimen maps on adjuvant radiation treatment volumes and doses to critical organs.
Head/Neck
N/A
Topf, Michael
NCT05743569
VICCHN22102