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

Gastrointestinal

This randomized phase II clinical trial studies 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
II
Ciombor, Kristen
NCT03233711
ECOGGIEA2165

Phase 1b Multi-indication Study of Anetumab Ravtansine in Mesothelin Expressing Advanced Solid Tumors

Multiple Cancer Types

The key purpose of the main part of the study is to assess efficacy and safety of anetumab ravtansine as monotherapy or combination therapy for mesothelin expressing advanced solid tumors. The main purpose of the safety lead-in (dose-finding) part of the study is to determine the safety and tolerability of anetumab ravtansine in combination with cisplatin and in combination with gemcitabine, and to determine the MTD of anetumab ravtansine in combination with cisplatin for mesothelin expressing advanced cholangiocarcinoma and in combination with gemcitabine for mesothelin expressing advanced adenocarcinoma of the pancreas. Patients will receive anetumab ravtansine every three weeks in monotherapy for most indications. In cholangiocarinoma and adenocarinoma of the pancreas, 3-weekly anetumab ravtansine is administered in combination with cisplatin or gemcitabine respectively (both administered in a 2 week on / 1 week off schedule). Treatment will continue until disease progression or until another criterion for withdrawal is met. .Efficacy will be measured by evaluating the tumor's objective response rate. Radiological tumor assessments will be performed at defined time points until the patient's disease progresses. Blood samples will be collected for safety, pharmacokinetic and biomarker analysis. Archival or fresh biopsy tissue will also be collected for mesothelin expression testing and biomarker analyses.
Breast, Endocrine, Esophageal, Gastrointestinal, Lung, Non Small Cell, Pancreatic
I
Horn, Leora
NCT03102320
VICCPHI1742

Novel Gastrointestinal Cancer Markers in Tissue and Biofluids

Gastrointestinal

Gastrointestinal
N/A
Beauchamp, Robert
NCT00899626
VICCGI0283

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

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

Rucaparib and Nivolumab in Treating Patients with Advanced or Metastatic Biliary Tract Cancer after Platinum Therapy

Multiple Cancer Types

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.
Gastrointestinal, Liver
II
Goff, Laura
NCT03639935
VICCGI1915

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