June 12, 2014
Below are current clinical trials.28 studies in Ovarian cancer
(open studies only).
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Scottsdale/Phoenix, Ariz., Jacksonville, Fla., Rochester, Minn.
This phase II trial studies how well Avatar-directed chemotherapy works in treating patients with ovarian, primary peritoneal, or fallopian tube cancer that does not respond to platinum anti-cancer drugs. Drugs used in chemotherapy, such as paclitaxel, gemcitabine hydrochloride, pegylated liposomal doxorubicin hydrochloride, topotecan hydrochloride, 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. Monoclonal antibodies, such as bevacizumab, may interfere with the ability of tumor cells to grow and spread. Using an Avatar, a living tumor sample with similar genetic characteristics to the original tumor, may help determine which chemotherapy is most effective.
The goal of this clinical research study is to compare the changes in female sexual function between patients having interval salpingectomy with delayed oophorectomy (ISDO) with those having risk-reducing salpingo-oophorectomy (RRSO) in women who carry genetic mutations. Researchers also want to learn how these surgeries affect your quality of life. RRSO is the standard surgery for patients with certain types of genetic mutations, where the fallopian tubes and ovaries are removed at the same time. ISDO is surgery to remove the fallopian tubes first, then the ovaries are removed during a second, later surgery. Most women with genetic mutations will be encouraged to remove the ovaries around the ages of 40 to 50. The decision in timing to remove your ovaries will be made with your doctor.
- Endometrial and ovarian cancers are, respectively, the fourth and eighth most common cancers among women in the United States. Although some routine Pap tests may detect the presence of cancer cells, there are no convincing early detection approaches for either cancer. Better methods of detection are needed.
- Two possible methods for cancer detection involve samples taken with a tampon or a special kind of brush, called a Tao brush. Researchers would like to know more about how well these methods work.
- To assess the quality of DNA collected by the tampon and Tao brush sampling methods.
- To detect genetic markers in collected DNA and determine if these markers are related to an individual s cancer status.
- Women age 45 years and older with confirmed or suspected endometrial or ovarian cancer, who will be having surgery.
- A control group of postmenopausal women having surgery for benign gynecological conditions will be included.
- Shortly before hysterectomy or more extensive procedures to treat either cancer or the benign condition:
- A tampon will be inserted into the vagina to collect cell samples, and removed after 30 minutes.
- After the tampon is removed, the cervix will be swabbed with the Tao brush to collect cell samples.
- Following the hysterectomy, samples of healthy and cancerous tissue will be taken, and tested by researchers.
This pilot clinical trial studies the safety and immunogenicity of vaccine therapy in treating patients with stage IIIC-IV ovarian epithelial, fallopian tube, or primary peritoneal cavity cancer following surgery and chemotherapy. Vaccines made from a person's peptide treated white blood cells may help the body build an effective immune response to kill tumor cells.
This is a Phase I, open label study to evaluate the safety, tolerability, and immunogenicity of INO-1400 alone or in combination with INO-9012, delivered by electroporation in subjects with high-risk solid tumor cancer with no evidence of disease after surgery and standard therapy. Subjects will be enrolled into one of six treatment arms. Subjects will be assessed according to standard of care. Restaging and imaging studies will be performed to assess disease relapse per NCCN guidelines. RECIST will be used to validate the findings in cases of relapse.
The purpose of this study is to see if the investigators can improve the treatment of this type of cancer. They want to find out what effects, good and/or bad, giving heated chemotherapy into the belly, known as hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy (HIPEC), has on the patient and this type of cancer. The goal of HIPEC is to expose any cancer left in the abdomen after surgery to high doses of chemotherapy. The chemotherapy is heated in the hope that this will make it easier for it to get into and kill the cancer cells. The drug used for HIPEC will be carboplatin, a Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved drug for use in ovarian, fallopian tube or primary peritoneal cancer.
This is a Phase I Pilot study to understand the biodistribution of MM-398 and to determine the feasibility of using Ferumoxytol as a tumor imaging agent.
Scottsdale/Phoenix, Ariz., Jacksonville, Fla., Rochester, Minn.
This phase I/II trial studies the side effects and best dose of veliparib and topotecan hydrochloride and to see how well they work in treating patients with solid tumors, relapsed or refractory ovarian cancer, or primary peritoneal cancer. Veliparib may stop the growth of tumor cells by blocking some of the enzymes needed for cell growth. Drugs used in chemotherapy, such as topotecan hydrochloride, work in different ways to stop the growth of tumor cells, either by killing the cells or by stopping them from dividing. Giving veliparib with chemotherapy may kill more tumor cells.
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