The purpose of this study is to compare the effects, good and/or bad, of the study drugs pomalidomide, ixazomib and dexamethasone, or the study drugs pomalidomide and dexamethasone, on participants and their multiple myeloma to find out which is better. In this study, participants will get either the study drugs pomalidomide, ixazomib and dexamethasone or the study drugs pomalidomide and dexamethasone. If participants are assigned to the study drugs pomalidomide and dexamethasone and experience progression of their multiple myeloma, they will have the option to receive the study drug ixazomib in combination with the study drugs pomalidomide and dexamethasone.
Patients will complete questionnaires at 5 time points over 24 months (within 60 days of diagnosis, then at 3, 6, 12 and 24 months after diagnosis). Surveys can be done either on paper or online. It is estimated that it will take 45-60 minutes to complete the first questionnaire and 20-30 minutes to complete the 3, 6, 12 and 24 month questionnaires. Information requested will be about the patient's finances and employment, as well as basic demographic information which will be obtained from the patient's medical records. Patients will be asked to provide their contact information to the ECOG-ACRIN Outcomes and Economics Assessment Unit at Brown University, which will administer the surveys.
The purpose of this trial is to test if a marketed drug for advanced prostate cancer (FIRMAGON) can reduce the risk of cardiovascular complications as compared to another marketed drug for advanced prostate cancer (LUPRON DEPOT) in patients with prostate cancer and cardiovascular disease.
This study is for subjects that have been diagnosed with Relapsed/Refractory
Multiple Myeloma. The investigational drug in this study is SAR650984 (isatuximab), administered via infusion.The main purpose of of this study is to evaluate the possible risks and the effectiveness of SAR650984 when given together with pomalidomide and dexamethasone (the combination being called the study treatment) in patients with multiple myeloma. Your participation in this study may last up to 8 weeks, or possibly longer if you are responding well to treatment.
This study is for patients that have been diagnosed with Merkel cell carcinoma. The investigational drug in this study is pembrolizumab. This study will compare any good and bad effects of using radiation along with an immunotherapy treatment [MK-3475 (pembrolizumab)] compared with MK-3475 (pembrolizumab) alone. Participants can expect to be in this study for up to 7 years.
Patients will be randomized to 1 of 2 arms:
ARM 1: Patients undergo external beam radiation therapy on Day 1 for 7.5 weeks. Beginning on Day 1 of radiation therapy, patients receive placebo orally once daily on days 1-30. Treatment repeats every 30 days for up to 6 courses over 6 months in the absence of disease progression or unacceptable toxicity.
ARM 2: Patients undergo external beam radiation therapy on Day 1 for 7.5 weeks. Beginning on Day 1 of radiation therapy, patients receive oral apalutamide on Days 1-30. Treatment repeats every 30 days for up to 6 courses over 6 months in the absence of disease progression or unacceptable toxicity.
After completion of study treatment, patients are followed up every 3 months for 2 years, then every 6 months for 3 years, and then yearly thereafter.
This study is for patients who have been diagnosed with high-risk neuroblastoma. The purpose of this study is to learn if the treatment you received for your high-risk neuroblastoma has affected your health overtime. Participants can expect to be in this study for up to 12 weeks.
This study is for patients who have mantle cell lymphoma. The investigational drugs used in this study are rituxan hycela and rituximab. The purpose of this research study is to determine whether an autotransplant improves survival in MCL patients who have achieved an excellent (MRD-negative) first complete remission (CR). Participants can expect to be in this study for up to 3 years and then followed for up to 10 years to monitor their health.
The objective of this study is to determine potential factors that contribute to late-stage diagnosis and treatment of HPV-positive and HPV-negative oropharyngeal tumors. We have developed a voluntary survey that will be given to patients treated at the MUSC Head and Neck Tumor Center. The survey consists of subsections that identify general HPV knowledge, timeline to diagnosis and treatment, educational background, and sociodemographic characteristics. The participating patients will be given the Short Test of Functional Health Literacy (S-TOFHLA) with the survey. The survey and health literacy data will be used to assess correlations between these factors and the patients stage of cancer at diagnosis. This study will also compare a chart review of prospective patients with retrospective chart review of former oropharyngeal cancer patients. The chart review will include data such as: stage of cancer at diagnosis, treatment, sequence of intervention for diagnosis and treatment, type of biopsy, and types of doctors involved in diagnosis and treatment.
Physicians currently have difficulty getting a biopsy of lung spots that are far out from the center of the lung. The bronchoscopes that are used to reach these spots currently are sometimes difficult to maneuver and are unable to reach far to these spots because of the large size of the bronchoscope. This study will test a new robotic scope that uses navigation software to find the distant spots in the lung so physicians can get a biopsy.