Clinical Trials Search at Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center
This randomized phase III trial studies digital tomosynthesis mammography and digital mammography in screening patients for breast cancer. Screening for breast cancer with tomosynthesis mammography may be superior to digital mammography for breast cancer screening and may help reduce the need for additional imaging or treatment.
A Study of the Safety and Effectiveness of Apixaban in Preventing Blood Clots in Children With Leukemia Who Have a Central Venous Catheter and Are Treated With Asparaginase
Multiple Cancer Types
The purpose of this study is to compare the effect of a blood thinning drug called Apixaban versus no administration of a blood thinning drug, in preventing blood clots in children with leukemia or lymphoma. Patients must be receiving chemotherapy, including asparaginase, and have a central line (a catheter inserted for administration of medications and blood sampling)
Pediatric Leukemia, Pediatric Lymphoma, Pediatric Supportive Care
Multiple Cancer Types
Difluoromethylornithine (DFMO) will be used in an open label, single agent, multicenter, study for patients with neuroblastoma in remission. In this study subjects will receive 730 Days of oral difluoromethylornithine (DFMO) at a dose of 750 mg / m2 ± 250 mg / m2 BID (strata 1, 2, 3, and 4) OR 2500 mg / m2 BID (stratum 1B) on each day of study. This study will focus on the use of DFMO in high risk neuroblastoma patients that are in remission as a strategy to prevent recurrence.
Endocrine, Neuroblastoma (Pediatrics), Neuroendocrine, Pediatrics
This trial investigates how well near infrared autofluorescence imaging works in identifying parathyroid glands during surgery to remove one or more parathyroid glands (parathyroidectomy). The parathyroid gland is an important organ in the neck that regulates calcium levels in the body. Thus, it is essential for a surgeon to correctly identify this organ when performing parathyroid surgeries. By assisting the surgeon in correctly identifying a diseased parathyroid gland, the 'PTeye' near infrared autofluorescence imaging device may improve the quality of the operation performed on the patient. This trial may determine if the ‘PTeye’ truly benefits a patient undergoing surgery for parathyroid disease or not.
Near Infrared Autofluorescence via PTeye for the Detection of Parathyroid Glands during Total Thyroid Surgery
This trial studies how well infrared autofluorescence via PTeye works in detecting parathyroid glands during total thyroid surgery. Located closely to the thyroid gland are the parathyroid glands, which are important organs that regulate calcium levels in the body. Thus, it is essential for a surgeon to correctly identify this structure when performing a thyroid surgery. PTeye may help surgeon to identify and preserve healthy parathyroid glands during surgery. By assisting the surgeon in correctly identifying parathyroid glands, this device may improve the quality of the operation performed on the patient.