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Early Palliative Care in Improving Recovery and Quality of Life in Patients with Cancer Undergoing Abdominal Surgery, the SCOPE Trial

Multiple Cancer Types

This trial studies early palliative care in improving recovery and quality of life in patients with cancer undergoing abdominal surgery. Frequently people diagnosed with cancer experience physical and emotional symptoms during the course of their disease. Introduction to a team of clinicians that specialize in the lessening of many of these distressing symptoms may improve overall care. This team of clinicians is called the palliative care team and they focus on ways to improve pain and other symptom management (i.e. shortness of breath, fatigue, anxiety, etc.) and to assist patients and their families in coping with the emotional, social, and spiritual issues associated with a cancer diagnosis. This study is being done to see if receiving palliative care earlier is more useful compared to receiving palliative care late in the course of illness.
Bladder, Colon, Gastrointestinal, Gynecologic, Liver, Ovarian, Pancreatic, Supportive Care, Urologic
N/A
Shinall, Ricky
NCT03436290
VICCSUPP1971

Covered Metal Stents versus Uncovered Metal Stents for the Treatment of Jaundice due to Pancreatic Cancer, Cholangiocarcinoma, or Other Metastatic Malignancies

Multiple Cancer Types

This trial studies how well covered metal stents versus uncovered metal stents work in treating patients with jaundice due to pancreatic cancer, cholangiocarcinoma (bile duct), or other malignancies that have spread to other places in the body (metastatic). Jaundice can make the skin and urine appear very yellow and cause itching throughout the body. Pancreatic cancer, cholangiocarcinoma, or other metastatic malignancies can cause jaundice by blocking the bile duct. The bile duct is a tube-like structure that drains the liver. To maintain an opening in the bile duct, a stent is placed. Uncovered self-expanding metal biliary stents have a bare metal scaffold that the tissue tends to grow into and thus blocks the stent from draining, while covered self-expanding metal biliary stents have a polyurethane coating that may prevent the tissue from growing into the stent and thus blocking the stent. It is not yet known whether covered or uncovered metal stents may work better in treating patients with jaundice.
Gastrointestinal, Pancreatic
N/A
Yachimski, Patrick
NCT01905384
VICCGI1984

Lactobacillus Plantarum in Preventing Acute Graft Versus Host Disease in Children Undergoing Donor Stem Cell Transplant

Multiple Cancer Types

This randomized phase III trial studies how well Lactobacillus plantarum works in preventing acute graft versus host disease in children undergoing donor stem cell transplant. Lactobacillus plantarum may help prevent the development of gastrointestinal graft versus host disease in children, adolescents, and young adults undergoing donor stem cell transplant.
Gastrointestinal, Pediatrics
III
Kitko, Carrie
NCT03057054
COGACCL1633

Novel Gastrointestinal Cancer Markers in Tissue and Biofluids

Gastrointestinal

Gastrointestinal
N/A
Beauchamp, Robert
NCT00899626
VICCGI0283

Nivolumab after Combined Modality Therapy in Treating Patients with High Risk Stage II-IIIB Anal Cancer

Gastrointestinal

This phase III trial investigates how well nivolumab after combined modality therapy works in treating patients with high risk stage II-IIIB anal cancer. 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.
Gastrointestinal
III
Ciombor, Kristen
NCT03233711
ECOGGIEA2165

Binimetinib and Palbociclib or TAS-102 in Treating Patients with KRAS and NRAS Mutant Metastatic or Unresectable Colorectal Cancer

Multiple Cancer Types

This phase II trial studies how well binimetinib and palbociclib work compared to TAS-102 in treating patients with KRAS and NRAS mutation positive colorectal cancer that has spread to other places in the body (metastatic) or cannot be removed by surgery (unresectable). Binimetinib and palbociclib may stop the growth of tumor cells by blocking some of the enzymes needed for cell growth. Drugs used in chemotherapy, such as TAS-102, 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 binimetinib and palbociclib may work better compared to TAS-102 alone in treating patients with colorectal cancer.
Colon, Gastrointestinal, Rectal
I/II
Ciombor, Kristen
NCT03981614
VICCGI2007

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