The purpose of conducting this observational research study is to gain a better understanding of the impact of GBM on patients and their caregivers at specific time points during treatment. In addition, this study will also examine the approaches currently employed to treat GBM at cancer centers, and how those approaches vary across the course of the disease. As a caregiver of a patient with GBM, participation in this study will provide insights into caregiver quality of life and burden, and how it is affected by GBM.
This study is for patients 22 and older with a glioblastoma (a type of brain tumor) that has grown back (recurred) or not gotten better after being treated with bevacizumab. The purpose of this study is to test any good and bad effects of adding bevacizumab to a type of therapy for brain tumors called Optune. Optune is a portable device that produces electrical signals, called Tumor Treating Fields (?TTFields?). Optune is a portable device worn on the patients head that send wave-like electric signals directly to their tumor. The device will be worn continuously throughout the day for at least 18 hours a day with breaks allowed for personal needs.
Patients diagnosed with glioblastoma multiforme, the most severe brain tumor,
will undergo standard treatment. This treatment is (a) surgery to remove as much of the tumor as possible and (b) radiation/chemotherapy. This study will collect some of the tumor when the surgical procedure is performed. The tumor tissue will then be processed and developed into a patient specific cancer vaccine. This will take about seven weeks. The patient will then receive their patient-specific vaccine for a total of 10 doses over a period of 16 weeks. Hopefully, the vaccine will prevent any resultant GBM tumor cells from recurring, thus extending survival rates.
Subjects are being asked to volunteer for a research study because they have their first anaplastic astrocytoma (AA) tumor progression (worsening) or recurrence.
The purpose of this study is to measure how well and how safe eflornithine is in combination with lomustine, compared to lomustine taken alone, in treating patients whose anaplastic astrocytoma has come back after radiation and chemotherapy. Eflornithine is an experimental drug that the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has not approved it for use by the general public. Lomustine has been approved by the FDA in the United States for this patient population.
You are invited to volunteer for a research study because you previously consented to participate in a companion study BMS 498, but did not meet eligibility criteria for MGMT status; therefore, you are newly diagnosed with glioblastoma and the tumor has a specific profile that is referred to as MGMT methylated.
This study will test the effectiveness, safety, and tolerability of an investigational drug called nivolumab (also known as BMS-936558). Nivolumab is an antibody (a type of human protein) that is being tested to see if it will allow your body?s immune system to work against tumor cells.You will also receive standard radiation therapy in unison with temozolomide and the study drug treatment, nivolumab or placebo.
The purpose of this study is to test the effectiveness (how well the drug works), safety, and tolerability of an investigational drug called nivolumab (also known as BMS-936558). Nivolumab is an antibody (a type of human protein) that is being tested to see if it will allow the body?s immune system to work against tumor cells. The effectiveness of nivolumab in glioblastoma (GBM or brain cancer) will be determined by comparing the survival of subjects who receive the investigational drug nivolumab combined with radiotherapy to those who receive temozolomide with radiotherapy, an accepted therapy for newly diagnosed GBM.
If you agree to be in this study, a biopsy of your tumor will tested for a specific gene. If you have that gene, you will be eligible to participate in the study. In addition to taking either nivolumab or temozolomide in combination with radiotherapy you will be asked to complete other study procedures. Those study procedures may include physical exams, medical history, blood draws, MRI scans, questionnaires.
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 adding lapatinib to standard whole brain radiation therapy (WBRT). The study will try to find out whether WBRT or lapatinib plus WBRT is better at safely improving tumor control. In this study, subjects will receive either lapatinib plus WBRT or WBRT alone.
This study is for patients with a low grade glioma (a slow growing tumor in the brain). The purpose of this study is to compare the effects, good and/or bad, of adding the chemotherapy pill temozolomide to radiation. Temozolomide is an experimental drug for low-grade gliomas. Patients will be randomly assigned to 1 of 2 groups. One group will receive radiation alone, while the other group receives Temozolomide chemotherapy in addition to the radiation. Patients will receive radiation for 5.5 weeks; patients may also take temozolomide during the 5.5 weeks of radiation and for up to one year thereafter. Follow-up exams will occur every 3 months for 15 years.
The study is being done to test how well nifurtimox works against neuroblastoma and medulloblastoma in children. Early observation and testing suggest that nifurtimox has effect against these types of cancer. Nifurtimox is well tolerated by children and doesn't seem to have long term side effects when used to treat Chagas' disease. The goal of the study is to learn if nifurtimox in combination with other chemotherapy drugs is effective in shrinking/killing neuroblastoma and medulloblastoma cells.