This study is for subjects diagnosed with a type of kidney cancer called renal cell carcinoma or renal cell cancer whose disease has worsened despite having received treatment with a VEGF inhibitor and/or mTOR inhibitor. This research study is a way of obtaining more information about how to treat renal cell cancer with a new drug called ASONEP. The purpose of this Phase 2 research study is to evaluate the safety and effectiveness (how ASONEP could treat cancer) of ASONEP following weekly injections (infusions). To qualify to participate in the study, subjects must first have some medical tests and interviews with the study doctor and study staff. If eligible, subjects will be enrolled in this study for at least 2 months. If ASONEP is safe for subjects and it is in their best interest to continue receiving it as determined by the study doctor, they can continue on the study after 2 months.
The goal of this Phase II part of this clinical research study is to learn if bevacizumab when given with or without vorinostat can help to control malignant gliomas. The safety of these drug combinations will also be studied. Vorinostat is designed to cause chemical changes in different groups of proteins that are attached to DNA (the genetic material of cells), which may slow the growth of cancer cells or cause the cancer cells to die. Bevacizumab is designed to prevent or slow down the growth of cancer cells by blocking the growth of blood vessels.
If the participants are found to be eligible to take part in this study, they will be randomly assigned (as in the flip of a coin) to 1 of 2 groups. If they are in Group 1, they will take bevacizumab.If the participants are in Group 2, they will take vacizumab and vorinostat
The participant may take the study drug(s) for up to 1 year. Participation on this study will end once the participant completes the end-of-dosing visit and long-term follow-up.
This study is being done for the following reasons:
•This study is being done to find out if a combination of just two chemotherapy drugs, docetaxel and cyclophosphamide, is as good as using different combinations of the chemotherapy drugs doxorubicin and cyclophosphamide, given with either docetaxel or paclitaxel, in treating your type of breast cancer. All of these drugs are used in standard combinations of chemotherapy for breast cancer.
•The researchers also want to learn about the side effects of the combinations of drugs used in this study. Side effect information will also be studied to see if there are any differences between the two-drug and three-drug chemotherapy combinations.
•In order to learn more about cancer tumors, this study includes special research tests that will be done on tumor tissue that was removed during your breast cancer surgery. Information about this study requirement will be explained to you in more detail later in this consent form.
Colorectal adenomas are tiny growths in the colon that may eventually lead to cancer. The purpose of this study is to determine if eflornithine and sulindac, taken alone or in combination, can decrease the risk of high-risk adenomas or second primary colorectal cancers in patients who have been treated for Stage 0, I, II, or III colon cancer. ("Second primary colorectal cancer" means a new colorectal cancer developing within the colorectum.)
The study drugs eflornithine and sulindac are tablets which are taken orally (by mouth). Sulindac is FDA approved and is commercially available but is not approved for this indication. Eflornithine cream is FDA approved, but oral eflornithine is an investigational agent and not approved by the FDA.
Although JMML is an uncommon disease, it occurs exclusively in very young
children (median age ~ 2.5 years) indicating an increased risk for TRM and late
effects associated with maximum intensity conditioning regimens. Moreover, there is currently no agreed upon standard of care preparative regimen in use for
patients with JMML. Previous studies suggest that there are significant toxicities
associated with conditioning regimens currently in use today. Moreover, the
relapse rates were fairly high and it appears that further escalation of the
conditioning regimens is unlikely to produce significant improvements in EFS or
relapse rates without unacceptable TRM. Therefore, it is essential that novel
strategies be developed to reduce the high rates of relapse that have been
The purpose of this study is to:
• See if taking the study agent, armodafinil, at a dose of 150mg or 250mg, will improve problems with fatigue in patients who have been diagnosed with cancer and are experiencing fatigue.
• See the effects (good and bad) of taking Armodafinil compared to placebo (an inactive agent) on cancer related fatigue.
In this study, subjects will take either the study agent, armodafinil, or the placebo (inactive agent). They will not take both.
Armodafinil (Nuvigil®) is a medicine that is currently FDA approved to promote wakefulness in people who have sleep disorders. However, it is not been studied in people with cancer related fatigue.
The purpose of this study is to compare the effects of hormone therapy (androgen deprivation) and TAK-700 plus radiation therapy with hormone therapy (androgen deprivation) and radiation therapy on patients with prostate cancer.
There are 2 treatment groups in this study. Group 1will receive hormone therapy plus radiation therapy only and Group 2 will receive hormone therapy and TAK-700 plus radiation therapy.
Subjects will receive hormone therapy for 24 months. Radiation will be given in 44 treatments over approximately 2 months. If the subject is in Group 2 they will take TAK-700 for 24 months. After the subject is finished receiving therapy, the study doctor will ask the subject to visit the office for follow-up exams every 6 months for 3 years and then once a year.
Colorectal adenomas are tiny growths in the colon that may eventually lead to cancer. The purpose of this study is to determine if eflornithine and sulindac, taken alone or in combination, can decrease the risk of high-risk adenomas or second primary colorectal cancers in patients who have been treated for Stage 0, I, II, or III colon cancer. ("Second primary colorectal cancer" means a new colorectal cancer developing within the colorectum.) This is a randomized study involving four study groups, or arms.
The goal of this study is to improve rates of lung-directed therapy with curative intent (LDTCI) among African Americans with probable or proven early stage non-small cell lung cancer via a patient navigation intervention. Study participants will be recruited from study sites across the Southeastern US, including the Medical University of South Carolina Hollings Cancer Center (MUSC HCC). Participants will be randomized by study site. This study does not include blood draws or therapeutic interventions. During the one-year follow-up period, each participant will complete 4 telephone surveys.