This study is being done for the following reasons:
?This study is being done to find out if a combination of just two chemotherapy drugs, docetaxel and cyclophosphamide, is as good as using different combinations of the chemotherapy drugs doxorubicin and cyclophosphamide, given with either docetaxel or paclitaxel, in treating your type of breast cancer. All of these drugs are used in standard combinations of chemotherapy for breast cancer.
?The researchers also want to learn about the side effects of the combinations of drugs used in this study. Side effect information will also be studied to see if there are any differences between the two-drug and three-drug chemotherapy combinations.
?In order to learn more about cancer tumors, this study includes special research tests that will be done on tumor tissue that was removed during your breast cancer surgery. Information about this study requirement will be explained to you in more detail later in this consent form.
This study is for patients with prostate cancer. The purpose of this study is to compare the effects of dose-escalated radiation therapy with or without hormone therapy on your prostate cancer.
There are 2 treatment groups in this study:
1) Patients who receive radiation therapy only
2) Patients who receive radiation therapy plus hormone therapy
Patients will receive 44 radiation treatments over approximately 2 months. If the patient chooses to receive the brachytherapy implant, he will receive 25 daily treatments plus the implant procedure over a timeframe of approximately 6 weeks. Hormone therapy, if given, will last 6 months. After patients are finished receiving therapy, the study doctor will ask them to visit the office for follow-up exams at 3, 6, 9, and 12 months after finishing radiation treatment, every 6 months for 4 years, and yearly thereafter.
MUSC, USC, and Greenville Hospital System are studying the benefits of two drugs to treat irritability in autism.
Your child may qualify if he/she:
- is 6 to 17 years old,
- has or might have autism, and
- is irritable.
If eligible, payment is available.
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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 purpose of this study is to compare the effects, good and/or bad, of the combination of the chemotherapy drugs gemcitabine and cisplatin (chemotherapy) with the combination of gemcitabine, cisplatin, and the experimental drug bevacizumab on you and your transitional cell cancer to find out which is better. Bevacizumab is an antibody that we think can block a protein called VEGF and inhibit the growth of new blood vessels. Bevacizumab has been approved by the FDA for the treatment of metastatic colorectal, lung, and breast cancer, but for transitional cell carcinoma, it is not FDA-approved and should be considered experimental.
Bevacizumab is the common name for the commercial drug Avastin. The bevacizumab used in this trial, however, is for use in research studies only and may be made at locations different from those where Avastin is made. Although some differences may exist, bevacizumab for research use and the commercial drug, Avastin, are manufactured by a similar process, meet similar standards for final product testing and are expected to be very similar in safety and effectiveness. The combination of gemcitabine and cisplatin is one commonly used treatment that has been shown to make some patients with transitional cell carcinoma live longer. This research is being done to see if adding bevacizumab to gemcitabine and cisplatin will delay the growth of your cancer and allow you to live longer.
This is a randomized trial so patients will receive one of two treatments: Arm A: Gemcitabine, cisplatin, and placebo (sugar water or salt water)OR Arm B: Gemcitabine, cisplatin, and bevacizumab (an experimental drug). Arm A is the current standard treatment for patients with this type of cancer. Your participation in this trial will continue for as long the cancer is responding to or is stabilized by the drugs and you do not have any severe side effects from the drugs.
With current standard of care practice, Implanon, a long acting reversible contraceptive measure is placed at the 6 week post partum visit. This study is examining whether or not it is more beneficial to have the Implanon placed prior to leaving the hospital. If you are between 15-21 years of age and are considering using Implanon as your post partum birth control, then you may be eligible to qualify. Study participants have a 50% chance of having Implanon placed prior to leaving the hospital and must commit to completing a baseline questionnaire at enrollment and three follow-up questionnaires by phone at 3,6, and 12 months after delivery. Compensation is available. Please contact the coordinator for more details.
This 24 month study will test to efficacy and safety, via comparison, of the drugs Mycophenolate and Cyclophosphamide (Cytoxan). The study requires monthly office visits for follow up and drug dispensation.
Study drug is supplied free of charge during the duration of this trial. Most office visits and testing are done as standard of care, so the subjects insurance is billed.
This study is being done to find out if adding trastuzumab to breast radiation therapy will be more effective than breast radiation therapy alone in preventing the occurrence of breast cancer in the same breast, in the other breast, or in other parts of the body.
Trastuzumab is called a targeted therapy because it targets breast cancers that make too much of a protein called HER2. Too much of the HER2 protein can cause cells to receive extra growth signals. Trastuzumab has been shown to block the HER2 protein and to slow down or stop the growth of HER2+ invasive breast cancers.
Patients will be randomized into one of two treatment groups. One group will receive radiation only, and the other group will receive Trastuzumab plus radiation therapy.
The purpose of this study is to find out what effects (good and/or bad) chemotherapy combined with external radiation therapy and possible removal of your bladder has on you and your cancer. The chemotherapy drugs used in this study (5-Fluorouracil, cisplatin, and gemcitabine) are not experimental drugs. This research is being done because we do not know whether one combination of drugs with radiation is superior to another in the treatment of your disease. This study uses similar therapies to the standard treatment, but chemotherapy and radiation therapy are given before removal of the bladder is considered. In this study, bladder removal is advised if, after chemotherapy and radiation, your tumor has not completely disappeared, if your tumor comes back, or if it gets larger.
Patients who participate in this trial will be randomized into two groups. Patients will receive either cisplatin and 5-FU chemotherapy and radiation twice per day OR gemcitabine chemotherapy and radiation once per day. Participation in this study may last up to 8 months with continued follow up after treatment is complete.
The purpose of this study is to compare the effects, good and/or bad, of three different ways to give radiation therapy. Two of the ways are experimental, while one of them is standard.
Patients who participate in this study will be randomized into one of three study groups. Those in the first group will receive radiotherapy everyday for 3 weeks plus 4 cycles of chemotherapy. Those in the second group will receive radiotherapy everyday for 7 weeks plus 4 cycles of chemotherapy. Those in the third group will receive radiotherapy everyday for 5 weeks plus 4 cycles of chemotherapy.