The overall goal of this study is to study circulating tumor DNA (ctDNA) in the blood to determine how cancer cells in patients react to treatment. DNA is short for deoxyribonucleic acid. DNA contains information that determines in part the traits, such as eye color, height, or disease risk, that are passed on from parent to child. This reaction will be measured by studying patient blood that will be collected before and during treatment until there is disease progression.
The overall goal of this study is to see if adding radiation to a combination of chemotherapy agents can help to reduce the size of tumors in patients with metastatic clear-cell renal cell carcinoma (ccRCC) who have previously received nivolumab and progressed. The kind of radiation used is called hypo-fractionated stereotactic radiation (STR). The chemotherapy agents that will be administered will be a combination of ipilimumab and nivolumab.
This study will be conducted at MUSC and the VA on adult patients with newly diagnosed metastatic prostate cancer. The purpose of this study is to see if giving several cycles of docetaxel before androgen deprivation therapy (degarelix) improves outcomes, including survival rates, among men with metastatic prostate cancer. Patients will undergo screening assessments to see if they are eligible. Once on study, subjects will receive 6 cycles of docetaxel (cycle = 21 days). During cycle 4, subjects will begin taking degarelix every 28 days for up to 7 months.
The purpose of this study is to identify safe pharmaceutical agents that can reduce the AGE levels in subjects with advanced cancer. The term ?AGE? (advanced glycation endpoints) refers to sugar-derived metabolites that are linked to lifestyle choices and can contribute to cancer.
The purpose of this study is to evaluate the progression free survival (PFS) , based on investigator radiologic review, of AGS-16C3F compared to axitinib in adult subjects with metastatic renal cell carcinoma. The time frame for PFS is 24 months.
This is a multi-institutional, randomized, placebo controlled, double-blinded phase II trial of maintenance pembrolizumab versus placebo after first-line chemotherapy in patients with metastatic urothelial cancer who have achieved at least stable disease on first-line chemotherapy.
The purpose of this research study is to determine the safety of BBI608 and the highest dose of this drug that can be given to people safely in combination with six different anti-cancer regimens. BBI608 is a newly discovered drug that may treat cancer by killing cancer stem cells; a highly malignant portion of cancer cells that are fundamentally responsible for malignant growth, relapse and metastatic spread of the disease. This drug has been used in other research studies, and information from those research studies suggests that BBI608 may help treat cancer by killing the highly malignant cancer stem cells. In the laboratory studies, BBI608 given in combination with these standard anti-cancer drugs has been shown to effectively kill cancer cells.
The study is sponsored by Boston Biomedical. The investigator in charge of this study is Carolyn Britten, MD. It is expected that about 21-24 participants will take part in this research study in each of the above combinations globally and 5 will take part at MUSC.
This study is for individuals with renal cell carcinoma (RCC). The purpose of this study is:
?To find out whether the study treatment can stop your RCC from growing, or prevent it from growing as fast as it would without dalantercept.
?To evaluate the safety of the study treatment in subjects with RCC.
?To find out if the study treatment has an effect on biomarkers (molecules that indicate how well you respond to study treatment) in your blood and/or tissue.
Participants will receive a dose of dalantercept or placebo (a substance with inactive drug that looks the same as dalantercept) plus axitinib. It is expected that a participant will be on this study for a variation of time (total duration will vary per subject).
This study is for patients that have prostate cancer that has spread and are either beginning hormone therapy for the first time or have been on hormone therapy for less than 30 days. The purpose of this study is to find out what effects (good and/or bad) there are to adding the new investigational drug TAK-700 (also called orteronel) to standard hormone therapy which is used to treat prostate cancer as compared to the standard of hormone therapy alone. The combination of TAK-700 and standard hormone therapy is considered experimental.
The purpose of this study is to compare the effects of hormone therapy (androgen deprivation) and radiation therapy to the prostate gland and seminal vesicles with hormone therapy and radiation therapy to the whole pelvic body area to determine which is better.
There are 2 treatment groups in this study:
1) Patients who receive hormone therapy plus radiation therapy to the prostate gland and seminal vesicles
2) Patients who receive hormone therapy plus radiation therapy to the whole pelvis