Clinical Trials Search at Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center
Rucaparib and Nivolumab in Treating Patients with Advanced or Metastatic Biliary Tract Cancer after Platinum Therapy
This phase II trial studies how well rucaparib and nivolumab work in treating patients with biliary tract cancer that has spread to other places in the body after platinum therapy. Rucaparib may stop the growth of cancer cells by blocking some of the enzymes needed for cell growth. 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. Giving rucaparib and nivolumab after platinum therapy may help kill more cancer cells that are left after chemotherapy.
Gemcitabine Hydrochloride and Cisplatin with or without Nab-Paclitaxel in Treating Patients with Newly Diagnosed Advanced Biliary Tract Cancers
This phase III trial studies how well gemcitabine hydrochloride and cisplatin given with or without nab-paclitaxel work in treating patients with newly diagnosed biliary tract cancers that have spread to other places in the body. Drugs used in chemotherapy, such as gemcitabine hydrochloride, cisplatin, and nab-paclitaxel, 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. It is not known if giving gemcitabine hydrochloride and cisplatin with or without nab-paclitaxel may work better at treating biliary tract cancers.