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.
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).
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.