An International Phase 3 Randomized Trial of Autologous Dendritic Cell Immunotherapy (AGS 003) Plus Standard Treatment of Advanced Renal Cell Carcinoma (ADAPT) Save

Date Added
January 10th, 2014
PRO Number
Pro00021461
Researcher
Harry Drabkin
Keywords
Cancer, Men's Health, Women's Health
Summary

This study is for subjects with newly diagnosed advanced kidney cancer who have previously consented to allow for collection of a tumor sample, which may be used to make a personalized experimental drug called AGS-003. Argos Therapeutics is sponsoring this research study using their experimental (investigational) drug AGS-003 to see if it is effective against kidney cancer. An investigational drug is a medication that is still being studied and has not been approved for use in the general population by the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA). AGS-003 is made for subjects by using a piece of tumor collected after surgical removal of their kidneys along with a certain type of their own white blood cells. The resulting product is a type of immune cell called a dendritic cell, which is very good at activating the immune system against cancer cells.
AGS-003 can be used in combination with the approved, regular medications most often prescribed for the treatment of kidney cancer. In this study, one group of subjects will receive regular medications for kidney cancer and a second group will receive regular medications for kidney cancer plus AGS-003. An important purpose of this study is to see if treatment with AGS-003 plus regular medications is any different than treatment with regular medications alone. Subjects are expected to be enrolled in this study for approximately 3 years.

Institution
MUSC
Recruitment Contact
James Brisendine
843-792-9007
brisend@musc.edu

Phase II Trial of Response-Adapted Therapy Based on Positron Emission Tomography (PET) for Bulky Stage I and Stage II Classical Hodgkin Lymphoma (HL) Save

Date Added
January 7th, 2014
PRO Number
Pro00031502
Researcher
Charles Bowers
Keywords
Cancer, Cancer/Lymphoma, Drug Studies
Summary

This phase II clinical trial is studying how well response-based therapy assessed by PET scan works in treating patients with bulky stage I and stage II Hodgkin lymphoma. PET scans will be obtained during the course of therapy. Researchers will evaluate the usefulness of this PET scan to determine whether radiation may be left out in the treatment of disease if the PET scan shows a response to chemotherapy alone. In addition, a small percentage of patients may have disease that is not adequately treated with ABVD (doxorubicin, bleomycin, vinblastine, and dacarbazine) and radiotherapy. Researchers hope to identify this group of patients using early PET scans and will change to a chemotherapy treatment called BEACOPP (bleomycin, etoposide, doxorubicin, cyclophosphamide, vincristine, procarbazine and prednisone).

Institution
Spartanburg
Recruitment Contact
Clinical Research Department
1-800-486-5941
research@srhs.com

The Lymphedema and Gynecologic Cancer (LEG) Study: Incidence, Risk Factors, and Impact in Newly Diagnosed Patients Save

Date Added
January 7th, 2014
PRO Number
Pro00023757
Researcher
David Griffin
Keywords
Cancer, Cancer/Gynecological, Non-interventional
Summary

The purpose of this study is to find out how often woman with gynecologic cancer may develop lower extremity lymphedema (swelling in the legs or a swollen leg) after undergoing surgery to remove the tumor and surrounding tissue.

Institution
Spartanburg
Recruitment Contact
Clinical Research Department
1-800-486-5941
research@srhs.com

A Cluster Randomized Controlled Trial Comparing Interventions to Enhance Utilization of Genetics Services Among Breast Cancer Patients Save

Date Added
January 6th, 2014
PRO Number
Pro00031154
Researcher
Amarinthia Curtis
Keywords
Cancer, Cancer/Breast, Genetics
Summary

The purpose of this study is to see if providing education to healthcare providers can improve referral for genetic counseling for those patients with breast cancer who have hereditary cancer risk (some women with breast cancer have hereditary cancer risk, most do not).

Institution
Spartanburg
Recruitment Contact
Clinical Research Department
1-800-486-5941
research@srhs.com

A PHASE III TRIAL OF ADJUVANT CHEMOTHERAPY AS PRIMARY TREATMENT FOR LOCALLY ADVANCED CERVICAL CANCER COMPARED TO CHEMORADIATION ALONE: THE OUTBACK TRIAL (ANZGOG 0902/GOG-0274/RTOG 1174) Save

Date Added
December 18th, 2013
PRO Number
Pro00016094
Researcher
Jennifer Young
Keywords
Cancer, Cancer/Gynecological
Summary

The objectives of this trial are to find out whether adjuvant chemotherapy (using two other drugs) after chemo-radiation will increase the chances of survival and reduce the risk of tumor recurrence in the pelvis and other places. The risk and severity of side effects and quality of life during and after treatment will also be evaluated and compared. This trial will help the researchers understand the safety and effectiveness of this new treatment regimen for cervical cancer.

Institution
MUSC
Recruitment Contact
Shanta Salzer
843-792-1463
salzers@musc.edu

Exploration of the Association of Periodontal Disease and Colon Neoplasia Save

Date Added
December 17th, 2013
PRO Number
Pro00011920
Researcher
Jing Zhou
Keywords
Cancer, Colonoscopy, Periodontal Disease
Summary

This is a pilot study to determine the association of periodontal disease and colon neoplasia. Previous studies have suggested that chronic inflammation may play a role in colorectal cancer onset. Periodontal disease is a major chronic inflammation in an otherwise healthy individual. A correlation between periodontal disease and colorectal cancer has also been reported in previous epidemiology studies. In order to confirm this association, and to explore the link between these two conditions, we designed this case-control study. The central hypothesis is that there is a higher prevalence of periodontal disease, more periodontal tissue destruction, and altered levels of salivary and blood biomarkers from periodontal disease in patients with colon neoplasia.

Institution
MUSC
Recruitment Contact
Lynn West
8437926101
westjl@musc.edu

Vitamin D3 (Vit D3) Supplementation and T cell Immunomodulation in Patients with Newly Diagnosed Operative Invasive Ductal Breast Carcinoma Stage I-II Save

Date Added
December 17th, 2013
PRO Number
Pro00018967
Researcher
Megan Ruppel
Keywords
Cancer, Cancer/Breast, Vitamin D
Summary

This study is for adult females who have been newly diagnosed with breast cancer that includes surgery as part of standard cancer treatment. This is a research study combining Vitamin D (an over the counter medication) with the standard of care (or the established and approved treatment), surgery. Evidence shows that women who are Vitamin D3 deficient have a higher risk of breast cancer and breast cancer recurrence. The purpose of this study is to find out the effects of Vitamin D3 during the treatment period for Stage I-II breast cancer. Screening tests will be done to determine if subjects are eligible to participate in this study. If subjects are eligible and they agree to participate, they will be assigned to one of two groups which will receive different amounts of vitamin D. Subjects will be asked to keep a medication diary. Subjects may remain on treatment for approximately 56 days.

Institution
MUSC
Recruitment Contact
Marietta Gustilo
843-792-2584
gustilom@musc.edu

A Phase 2 Study Of Brentuximab Vedotin In Relapsed Or Refractory Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma (NHL) Save

Date Added
December 10th, 2013
PRO Number
Pro00030352
Researcher
Robert Stuart
Keywords
Cancer, Drug Studies, Men's Health, Women's Health
Summary

This study is for patients with relapsed or refractory non-Hodgkin lymphoma. The purpose of this research study is to find out what the side effects of Brentuximab vedotin are and whether or not it is effective in the disease or condition being studied. Participants can expect to be in this study for eight 21-day cycles and follow-up visits and/or follow-up phone calls every 12 weeks until the study is closed.

Institution
MUSC
Recruitment Contact
Shanta Salzer
843-792-1463
salzers@musc.edu

A PHASE II OPEN-LABEL, SINGLE-ARM, TWO-STAGE, MULTICENTER TRIAL OF PRACINOSTAT IN COMBINATION WITH AZACITIDINE IN ELDERLY (AGE GREATER THAN OR EQUAL TO 65 YEARS) PATIENTS WITH NEWLY DIAGNOSED ACUTE MYELOID LEUKEMIA (AML) Save

Date Added
December 10th, 2013
PRO Number
Pro00029825
Researcher
Alice Mims
Keywords
Cancer, Drug Studies, Men's Health, Women's Health
Summary

This study is for patients with newly diagnosed Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML).
The purpose of this research study is to learn how well subjects with AML respond to treatment with pracinostat when it is given with azacitidine. It is also to measure how long the response will last and to evaluate the side effects. Participants can expect to be in this study until one of the following occurs: (1) you withdraw your agreement to continue to take part in this research study; (2) your AML becomes worse; (3) you have severe side effects; (4) or the research study ends.

Institution
MUSC
Recruitment Contact
Shanta Salzer
843-792-1463
salzers@musc.edu

Randomized Phase II Trial Of PET Scan-Directed Combined Modality Therapy In Esophageal Cancer Save

Date Added
December 3rd, 2013
PRO Number
Pro00016547
Researcher
Charles Bowers
Keywords
Cancer, Cancer/Gastrointestinal, Throat
Summary

The purpose of this trial is to learn if the outcomes for patients with esophageal cancer can be improved by using PET/CT scans to determine whether or not a particular chemotherapy regimen is showing any effect on the tumor. Researchers are trying to learn if PET/CT response can be used as a way to better direct therapy.

PET scans show the activity of cells and can help doctors to measure how active tumor cells are. Previous studies among patients with esophageal cancer have shown that comparing PET/CT scans prior to starting chemotherapy and after receiving several weeks of therapy can predict those who are poor responders to chemotherapy and those who have a better response to chemotherapy. This study is using two different chemotherapy regimens, which are FDA approved for this type of esophageal cancer, as induction chemotherapy, meaning the chemotherapy is given first, prior to radiation therapy and surgery. The two chemotherapy regimens have both been studied in esophageal cancer and have been found to have similar effects on tumors. The two chemotherapy regimens are FOLFOX6 and carboplatin/paclitaxel.

This is a phase II randomized trial. Phase II trials are studies that evaluate the efficacy of a treatment approach. This study also includes a “randomization” which means that subjects will randomly be assigned to one or the other treatment group and have a 50% chance of receiving FOLFOX6 and a 50% chance of receiving carboplatin/paclitaxel.

Institution
Spartanburg
Recruitment Contact
Clinical Research Department
1-800-486-5941
research@srhs.com