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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

Study of Brimonidine Tartrate Nanoemulsion Eye Drops in Patients With Ocular Graft-vs-Host Disease

Hematologic

This study evaluates the use of Brimonidine tartrate nanoemulsion eye drop solution in the treatment of ocular Graft Verses Host Disease (oGVHD). Two thirds of participants will receive Brimonidine and one third will receive ophthalmic buffered saline (placebo).
Hematologic
III
Tran, Uyen
NCT03591874
VICCBMT19132

Integrated Telehealth or In-Person Palliative Care in Improving Quality of Life in Patients with Advanced Non-small Cell Lung Cancer

Multiple Cancer Types

This randomized clinical trial studies how well integrated telehealth or in-person palliative care works in improving quality of life in patients with non-small lung cancer that has spread to other places in the body. Early involvement in palliative care may lesson many of the distressing physical and emotional symptoms and help patients and their families cope with serious illness as well as improve patients’ and their loved ones’ experience with cancer. Integrated telehealth palliative care involves patients meeting with palliative care clinicians using secure video-conferencing technology. It is not yet known whether giving integrated telehealth or in-person palliative care works better for patients and their families in improving quality of life.
Lung, Non Small Cell
N/A
Martin, Sara
NCT03375489
VICCTHO1839

A Computerized Program (Neuroplasticity-Based Cognitive Remediation) for the Treatment of Chemotherapy Related Cognitive Impairment in Patients with Breast, Colon, Lymphoma, or Ovarian Cancer

Multiple Cancer Types

This trial studies how well a computerized program called neuroplasticity-based cognitive remediation works for the treatment of chemotherapy related cognitive impairment in patients with breast, colon, lymphoma, or ovarian cancer. There are few if any treatments shown to be effective in improving thinking and functioning in patients with attention and memory problems related to cancer treatment. This may leave patients vulnerable to loss of independence and functioning, and to developing depressive symptoms. Neuroplasticity-based cognitive remediation may help to improve thinking, functioning, and depressive symptoms in patients with breast, colon, lymphoma, or ovarian cancer.
Breast, Colon, Lymphoma, Ovarian
N/A
Newhouse, Paul
NCT04230863
VICCSUPP1936

Animal-Assisted Interactions in Improving Quality of Life in Children with Advanced, Relapsed, or Refractory Cancer and Their Parents

This trial studies how well animal-assisted interactions work in improving quality of life in children with cancer that has spread extensively to other anatomic sites or is no longer responding to treatment, has come back, or does not respond to treatment, and their parents. Having animal-assisted therapy (AAT) visits on a routine basis with a trained animal-handler and his / her dog may help to make the cancer treatment process less stressful for children and their parents.
Not Available
N/A
Gilmer, Mary Jo
NCT03765099
VICCPED18166

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

Contrast-Enhanced Ultrasound Imaging in Diagnosing Liver Cancer in Patients with Cirrhosis

Liver

This clinical trial studies how well contrast-enhanced ultrasound imaging works in diagnosing liver cancer in patients with cirrhosis. Diagnostic procedures, such as contrast-enhanced ultrasound imaging, may help find and diagnose liver cancer.
Liver
N/A
Planz, Virginia
NCT03318380
VICCGI19104

11C-Glutamine and 18F-FSPG PET Imaging in Diagnosing Patients with Metastatic Colorectal Cancer

Multiple Cancer Types

The clinical trial studies how well 11C-glutamine and 18F-FSPG positron emission tomography (PET) imaging works in detecting tumors in patients with metastatic colorectal cancer compared to standard imaging methods such as magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) or computed tomography (CT) scanning.
Colon, Rectal
N/A
Manning, Henry
NCT03275974
VICCGI1781

18F-FSPG PET / CT in Imaging Patients with Newly Diagnosed Lung Cancer or Indeterminate Pulmonary Nodules

Lung

This phase II trial compares fluorine F 18 L-glutamate derivative BAY94-9392 (18F-FSPG) positron emission tomography (PET) / computed tomography (CT) to the standard of care fludeoxyglucose F-18 (18F-FDG) PET / CT in imaging patients with newly diagnosed lung cancer or indeterminate pulmonary nodules. PET / CT uses a radioactive glutamate (one of the common building blocks of protein) called 18F-FSPG which may be able to recognize differences between tumor and healthy tissue. Since tumor cells are growing, they need to make protein, and other building blocks, for cell growth that are made from glutamate and other molecules. PET / CT using a radioactive glutamate may be a more effective method of diagnosing lung cancer than the standard PET / CT using a radioactive glucose (sugar), such as 18F-FDG.
Lung
II
Massion, Pierre
NCT02448225
VICCTHO1524

Ruxolitinib in Preventing Breast Cancer in Patients with High Risk and Precancerous Breast Lesions

Breast

This phase II trial studies how well ruxolitinib before surgery works in preventing breast cancer in patients with high risk and precancerous breast conditions. Ruxolitinib may changes the breast cell when administered to participants with precancerous breast conditions. Ruxolitinib may stop the growth of cells by blocking some of the enzymes needed for cell growth.
Breast
II
Meszoely, Ingrid
NCT02928978
VICCBRE1904

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