This study is for patients with prostate cancer that has a risk of getting worse. The purpose of this study is to compare any good and bad effects of using stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT), a technique that gives treatment in a shorter amount of time compared to the usual radiation therapy.
This study is for men and women who have had surgery to remove bladder cancer which is in the deep muscle of the bladder wall. The purpose of this study is to compare any good and bad effects of using a drug called MK-3475 (pembrolizumab) after the removal of your muscle invasive bladder cancer.
This is a study that will test how an experimental drug (enfortumab vedotin) combined with a kind of anticancer drug called an immune checkpoint inhibitor (CPI) affects patients with cancer of the urinary system (urothelial cancer). This type of cancer includes cancer of the bladder, renal pelvis, ureter or urethra that has spread to nearby tissues or to other areas of the body.
The purpose of this study is to study test investigational drugs PEGPH20 and Atezolizumab in combination with the current standard of care medications Cisplatin and Gemcitabine.
Subjects are being asked to participate in this study because they are/have intrahepatic and extra hepatic cholangiocarcinoma or gallbladder adenocarcinoma which are types of cancers associated with the liver or biliary system. The study is sponsored by Halozyme.
This study involves the adiminstration of an invetigational drug (not approved by the FDA) PEGPH20 in order to determine what a safe dose is when given with Cisplatin and Gemcitabine, what the side effects are, and whether or not it will help treat the kind of cancer you have. PEGPH20 is an enzyme (protein that can speed biochemical reactions) that breaks down a specific substance called hyaluronan produced by some tumors. The removal of hyaluronan from tumors has been shown to inhibit tumor growth.
Atezolizumab is an immunotherapy drug which means it assists your immune system in fighting your cancer. This drug has been approved by the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat bladder and lung cancer, but is investigational with the drugs described above and for the diagnosis of intrahepatic and extra hepatic cholangiocarcinoma or gallbladder adenocarcinoma . The other therapy that is given in this study is standard of care chemotherapy drugs Cisplatin and Gemcitabine, which are drugs that are routinely given to treat patients with cholangiocarcinoma or gallbladder adenocarcinoma cancers who are not in research studies.
The investigator in charge of this study at MUSC is Dr. Carolyn Britten. Approximately 70 subjects will take part study wide at about 20 centers in the United States and 10 centers in Asia. Halozyme will be providing funding to MUSC and Dr. Britten for conducting this research.
This is a multi-center, first-in-human, open-label, Phase 1/2A dose-escalation study in which eligible patients with metastatic castration-resistant prostate carcinoma (mCRPC) will receive oral doses of TRC253. The estimated completion date is September 2018.
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.
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.