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.
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.
This study is for adult male patients who have recently undergone radical prostatectomy and are at high risk for relapse. The purpose of this study is to look at the effect PROSTVAC-V/F has in preventing or prolonging relapse after surgery. PROSTVAC-V/F is an investigational drug. Subjects will have screening tests to determine eligibility. If the subject is eligible and wishes to enroll, he will begin study drug and will have drug administered at designated intervals over about 20 weeks . After the 20 week period, the subject will enter a follow up period for about a year and a half. The total amount of time on study is anticipated to be about 2 years.
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.