In this research study, we are looking to explore the drug combination, lenalidomide, bortezomib and dexamethasone alone or when combined with autologous stem cell transplantation to see what side effects it may have and how well it works for treatment of newly diagnosed multiple myeloma. Specifically, the objective of this trial is to determine if, in the era of novel drugs, high dose therapy (HDT) is still necessary in the initial management of multiple myeloma in younger patients. In this study, HDT as compared to conventional dose treatment would be considered superior if it significantly prolongs progression-free survival by at least 9 months or more, recognizing that particular subgroups may benefit more compared to others.
This study is for patients that have been diagnosed with Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML) and Down Sydnrome (DS). The purpose of this study is to find out if subjects with standard risk DS AML can be treated with less treatment and still have successful outcomes as well as to find out if subjects with high risk DS AML can be successfully treated with stronger chemotherapy. Participants can expect to be in this study for about 6 months.
The purpose of this study is to study test investigational drugs PEGPH20 and Atezolizumab in combination with the current standard of care medications Cisplatin and Gemcitabine.
Subjects are being asked to participate in this study because they are/have intrahepatic and extra hepatic cholangiocarcinoma or gallbladder adenocarcinoma which are types of cancers associated with the liver or biliary system. The study is sponsored by Halozyme.
This study involves the adiminstration of an invetigational drug (not approved by the FDA) PEGPH20 in order to determine what a safe dose is when given with Cisplatin and Gemcitabine, what the side effects are, and whether or not it will help treat the kind of cancer you have. PEGPH20 is an enzyme (protein that can speed biochemical reactions) that breaks down a specific substance called hyaluronan produced by some tumors. The removal of hyaluronan from tumors has been shown to inhibit tumor growth.
Atezolizumab is an immunotherapy drug which means it assists your immune system in fighting your cancer. This drug has been approved by the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat bladder and lung cancer, but is investigational with the drugs described above and for the diagnosis of intrahepatic and extra hepatic cholangiocarcinoma or gallbladder adenocarcinoma . The other therapy that is given in this study is standard of care chemotherapy drugs Cisplatin and Gemcitabine, which are drugs that are routinely given to treat patients with cholangiocarcinoma or gallbladder adenocarcinoma cancers who are not in research studies.
The investigator in charge of this study at MUSC is Dr. Carolyn Britten. Approximately 70 subjects will take part study wide at about 20 centers in the United States and 10 centers in Asia. Halozyme will be providing funding to MUSC and Dr. Britten for conducting this research.
The purpose of this study to learn more about a new experimental drug called TSR-022 and its effect on the subject's cancer when used either alone or with another experimental drug called TSR-042. TSR-022 is considered investigational, which means that TSR-022 alone or in combination with TSR-042 has not been approved by any regulatory authorities, including the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA), and is not available in stores or by prescription.
The main purposes of Part 2 are to:
Look at the ability of TSR-022 when taken alone or in combination with TSR-042 to make the cancer smaller
Confirm the recommended phase 2 dose and dosing schedule of TSR-022 when taken by itself
Confirm the recommended phase 2 dose and dosing schedule of TSR-022 when taken with TSR-042 as Combination Therapy.
This study will enroll patients with advanced melanoma, advanced colorectal cancer and advanced non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC).
Cigarette smoking is a significant public health concern especially in cancer patients. rTMS has been investigated for smoking cessation in healthy smokers. This study will test the therapeutic benefits of rTMS for smoking cessation in cancer patients with smoking. Firstly, we will evaluate total number of smoke-free days during a 7-day quit attempt. Secondly, we will evaluate cigarette consumption and cue craving for smoking during the quit attempt period.
This study is for patients that have been diagnosed with Central Nervous System (CNS) Tumors. The investigational drugs in this study are Nivolumab and Ipilimumab. The purpose of this study is to test the effectiveness, safety, and tolerability of Nivolumab when given alone or when combined with Ipilimumab. The duration of patient participation may be more than 3 years. If enrolled in treatment, the exact length of time will depend on the patients response to treatment.
This study is for patients who have been diagnosed with advanced or metastatic non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) whose disease improved or remained unchanged after receiving nivolumab or pembrolizumab and whose disease has now worsened. The investigational drug in this study is called ALT-803. Participants can expect to receive the study drug ALT-803 in combination with an approved drug called pembrolizumab or they will receive ALT-803 in combination with an approved drug called nivolumab. Participants will receive ALT-803 in combination with pembrolizumab if they have previously received pembrolizumab. They will receive ALT-803 in combination with nivolumab if they have previously received nivolumab. The purpose of this research study is to test the effectiveness of the study drug, ALT-803, in combination with either pembrolizumab or nivolumab in patients with advanced or metastatic NSCLC that initially had improvement or no change in disease after receiving pembrolizumab or nivolumab and who now have disease worsening. Participation in this study should take approximately 24 months.
The Palliative Performance Scale has been shown to predict survival among hospice and palliative medicine patients in the outpatient and inpatient clinical settings, where lower PPS scores are directly related to shorter survival. We seek to evaluate if this relationship persists among a racially diverse, older adult population when assessed at the time of admission from the emergency department.
This study is for pediatric patients that have been diagnosed with cancer and are receiving chemotherapy. The investigational drugs in this study are netupitant and palonosetron. The purpose of this study is to learn more about how well the combination of oral netupitant and oral palonosetron works in preventing nausea and vomiting associated with chemotherapy in children. Participation in the study will last for a maximum of 31 days, which includes a screening period up to 14 days before randomization (up to 7 days for patients aged less than 2 years), the day of enrollment/randomization, administration of study drugs and chemotherapy (Study Day 1), and the control visits (Study Days 2 to 5).
This study is for patients that have been diagnosed with a type of cancer called Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML). The investigational drug in this study is ONO-7475. The purpose of this study is to see whether ONO-7475 slows down the growth of cells that cause cancers like leukemias such as AML. The estimated duration of study participation in Part A is 6 months. You can continue in the study as long as you are gaining benefit from the study treatment.