May 23, 2015
Below are current clinical trials.493 studies in Cancer
(open studies only).
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Scottsdale/Phoenix, Ariz., Rochester, Minn.
This randomized phase III trial has several primary objectives. One primary objective is to compare the efficacy of 3 different endocrine therapies, the estrogen receptor down regulator fulvestrant and the aromatase inhibitor anastrozole, either alone or in combination, in reducing cancer growth before surgery (neoadjuvant) in postmenopausal women with clinical stage II-III estrogen receptor positive and HER2 negative breast cancer. Another primary objective is to evaluate whether patients who achieved a modified PEPI (Preoperative Endocrine Prognostic Index) score of 0, defined by tumor size <5 cm, N0, Ki67<2.7% (by central testing), at surgery post 6 months of neoadjuvant endocrine therapy predict excellent long term outcome, for whom chemotherapy is unnecessary.
The purpose of this registry is to collect and maintain samples of breast tissue from women and men undergoing surgery for a breast related concern at Mayo Clinic Rochester, to create a biospecimen resource for the study of benign and cancerous breast conditions.
The standard treatment for locally advanced rectal cancer involves chemotherapy and radiation, known as 5FUCMT, (the chemotherapy drugs 5-fluorouracil/capecitabine and radiation therapy) prior to surgery. Although radiation therapy to the pelvis has been a standard and important part of treatment for rectal cancer and has been shown to decrease the risk of the cancer coming back in the same area in the pelvis, some patients experience undesirable side effects from the radiation and there have been important advances in chemotherapy, surgery, and radiation which may be of benefit. The purpose of this study is to compare the effects, both good and bad, of the standard treatment of chemotherapy and radiation to chemotherapy using a combination regimen known as FOLFOX, (the drugs 5-fluorouracil (5-FU), oxaliplatin and leucovorin) and selective use of the standard treatment, depending on response to the FOLFOX. The drugs in the FOLFOX regimen are all FDA (Food and Drug Administration) approved and have been used routinely to treat patients with advanced colorectal cancer.
The purpose of this study is to evaluate the safety of alisertib and its effect, bad and/or good, on acute megakaryoblastic leukemia (AMKL) or myelofibrosis (MF). The study drug, alisertib, is an investigational drug. An investigational drug is one that has not been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Alisertib has shown evidence in the lab that it may have an effect on a type of cell that produces platelets. This cell is called a megakaryocyte and it is known to be defective (doesn't work well) in both AMKL and MF.
This phase III trial studies the side effects and how well risk-based therapy works in treating younger patients with newly diagnosed liver cancer. Surgery, chemotherapy drugs (cancer fighting medicines), and when necessary liver transplant are the main current treatments for hepatoblastoma. The stage of the cancer is one factor used to decide the best treatment. Treating patients according to the risk group they are in may help get rid of the cancer, keep it from coming back, and decrease the side effects of chemotherapy.
The purpose of the study is to:
- Map and compare the neoplasia-associated epigenetic field in IBD-CRN, sporadic CRN and controls.
- Measure sensitivity of DNA methylation for the detection of synchronous IBD-CRN as a complement or alternative to histologic diagnosis of dysplasia on random biopsies.
- Measure the density and types of lymphocytes infiltrating IBD-CRN tumors, sporadic tumors and the epigenetic field.
This phase I trial studies the side effects and the best dose of trametinib when given together with combination chemotherapy and radiation therapy in treating patients with stage III non-small cell lung cancer that cannot be removed by surgery. Trametinib may stop the growth of tumor cells by blocking some of the enzymes needed for cell growth. Drugs used in chemotherapy, such as carboplatin and 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. Radiation therapy uses high energy x-rays to kill tumor cells. Giving trametinib, combination chemotherapy, and radiation therapy may be a better treatment for non-small cell lung cancer.
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 Pegylated L-Asparaginase and have a central line (a catheter inserted for administration of medications and blood sampling).
This randomized phase II trial studies how well metformin hydrochloride and combination chemotherapy works in treating patients with stage III-IV ovarian, fallopian tube, or primary peritoneal cancer. Drugs used in chemotherapy, such as carboplatin, paclitaxel and docetaxel, 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. Metformin hydrochloride may help carboplatin, paclitaxel and docetaxel work better by making tumor cells more sensitive to the drugs. Studying samples of blood and tissue in the laboratory from patients receiving metformin hydrochloride may help doctors learn more about the effects of metformin hydrochloride on cells. It may also help doctors understand how well patients respond to treatment. Giving metformin hydrochloride together with combination chemotherapy may kill more tumor cells.
The purpose of this research study is to understand the natural history of vision in patients with OPG and determine if there are factors (e.g. age at diagnosis, male/female, tumor location, features of the MRI exam, etc) that predict future vision loss or change in tumor size.
Another purpose of the study is to collect and store blood and tissue samples to use for future research to evaluate if there are certain variations in DNA, RNA, or proteins that predict the likelihood of an OPG to grow or cause vision loss.
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- Symptoms. National Cancer Institute. http://www.cancer.gov/cancertopics/diagnosis-staging/symptoms. Accessed April 23, 2015.
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- Ulcerative colitis. National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases. http://digestive.niddk.nih.gov/ddiseases/pubs/colitis/index.htm. Accessed April 23, 2015.
- NINDS paraneoplastic syndromes information page. National Institute of Neurological Disorder and Stroke. http://www.ninds.nih.gov/disorders/paraneoplastic/paraneoplastic.htm. Accessed April 23, 2015.
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- Taking time: Support for people with cancer. National Cancer Institute. http://cancer.gov/cancertopics/takingtime. Accessed April 23, 2015.
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- Hypercalcemia (high level of calcium in the blood). Merck Manual Home Edition. http://www.merckmanuals.com/home/hormonal-and-metabolic-disorders/electrolyte-balance/hypercalcemia-high-level-of-calcium-in-the-blood. Accessed April 23, 2015.
- What is cancer? National Cancer Institute. http://www.cancer.gov/cancertopics/what-is-cancer. Accessed April 23, 2015.
- Cancer prevention overview (PDQ). National Cancer Institute. http://www.cancer.gov/cancertopics/pdq/prevention/overview/patient/page1/AllPages. Accessed April 23, 2015.
- The genetics of cancer. National Cancer Institute. http://www.cancer.gov/cancertopics/causes-prevention/genetics. Accessed April 23, 2015.
- Understanding cancer risk. Cancer.Net. http://www.cancer.net/navigating-cancer-care/prevention-and-healthy-living/understanding-cancer-risk. Accessed April 23. 2015.
- Cancer screening overview (PDQ). National Cancer Institute. http://www.cancer.gov/cancertopics/pdq/screening/overview/HealthProfessional. Accessed April 23, 2015.
- Diagnosis. National Cancer Institute. http://www.cancer.gov/cancertopics/diagnosis-staging/diagnosis. Accessed April 23, 2015.
- Staging. National Cancer Institute. http://www.cancer.gov/cancertopics/diagnosis-staging/staging. Accessed April 23, 2015.
- Making decisions about cancer treatment. Cancer.Net. http://www.cancer.net/navigating-cancer-care/how-cancer-treated/making-decisions-about-cancer-treatment. Accessed April 23, 2015.
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