Pancreatic Endotherapy for Refractory Chronic Pancreatitis Save

Date Added
June 18th, 2019
PRO Number
Pro00087299
Researcher
Gregory Cote

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Pain, Pancreas
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Chronic pancreatitis is a scarring condition of the pancreas that often results in debilitating pain. When pancreatic duct drainage appears to be impaired by the presence of a blocking stone or scar tissue, pancreatic endotherapy (procedures performed through the mouth using a lighted tube with special instruments to enter the pancreatic duct) is often offered in clinical practice. The rationale for this study is that while pancreatic endotherapy is logical, there are limited studies to suggest it helps patients with their pain. Furthermore, these procedures are costly and have potential risks. This is a preliminary study to perform the first sham (like a placebo) study of pancreatic endotherapy in patients with chronic pancreatitis and evidence of impaired pancreatic duct drainage by radiology scans.
The objectives of this study are to: 1) determine the feasibility of a sham-controlled pancreatic endotherapy trial, and 2) optimize enrollment criteria and outcome measures for a subsequent, definitive study.

Institution
MUSC
Recruitment Contact
Aurora Newman
843-792-9206
newmana@musc.edu

SpHincterotomy for Acute Recurrent Pancreatitis Trial Save

Date Added
May 15th, 2018
PRO Number
Pro00078002
Researcher
Gregory Cote

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Pancreas
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The purpose of this study is to determine if a procedure called Endoscopic Retrograde CholangioPancreatography (ERCP) with sphincterotomy reduces the risk of pancreatitis or the number of recurrent pancreatitis episodes in patients with pancreas divisum. ERCP with sphincterotomy is a procedure where doctors used a combination of x-rays and an endoscope (a long flexible lighted tube) to find the opening of the duct where fluid drains out of the pancreas. People who have been diagnosed with pancreas divisum, have had at least two episodes of pancreatitis, and are candidates for the ERCP with sphincterotomy procedure may be eligible to participate. Participants will be will be randomly assigned to either have the ERCP with sphincterotomy procedure, or to have a "sham" procedure, meaning that you will be treated as if you are having the ERCP with sphincterotomy procedure but the procedure will not really be performed. Participants will have follow up visits 30 days after the procedure, 6 months after the procedure, and continuing every 6 months until the study ends.

Institution
MUSC
Recruitment Contact
Erin Klintworth
(843) 876-2616
klintwor@musc.edu

A Phase 1b (Open-Label) / Phase 2 (Randomized, Double-Blinded) Study Evaluating Nab-Paclitaxel and Gemcitabine With or Without Olaratumab in the Treatment of First-Line Metastatic Pancreatic Cancer Save

Date Added
March 27th, 2018
PRO Number
Pro00075360
Researcher
Daniel Reuben

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Cancer, Cancer/Gastrointestinal, Drug Studies, Pancreas
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This study is to determine the safety and efficacy of nab-paclitaxel and gemcitabine with or without olaratumab in the treatment of first-line metastatic pancreatic cancer. There is not a set number of clinic visits and subjects can remain on study provided their disease is at least stable for each imaging time point, and if study drugs are sufficiently tolerated

Institution
MUSC
Recruitment Contact
HCC Clinical Trials Office
843-792-9321
hcc-clinical-trials@musc.edu

Advancing Treatment for Pancreatitis: A Prospective Observational Study of TPIAT (POST) Save

Date Added
August 16th, 2016
PRO Number
Pro00055080
Researcher
Katherine Morgan

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Diabetes, Digestive System, Insulin, Pancreas, Surgery, Transplant
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The purpose of this research study is to learn more about the outcomes of total pancreatectomy with islet autotransplantation (TPIAT). Total pancreatectomy is the removal of the pancreas and islet autotransplantation is the placement of the insulin producing cells back into you to prevent diabetes. This study is looking to enroll patients who are scheduled to have a TPIAT surgery to treat pancreatitis (inflammation and scarring of the pancreas).

In addition to the routine care for pancreatitis and TPIAT surgery, participation in this study will involve completion of some brief surveys about the subject's health before TPIAT, at 6 months after TPIAT, and each year after the TPIAT surgery for 4 years, as well as a lab test conducted at each of the follow-up visits.

Institution
MUSC
Recruitment Contact
Christine Perez-Rosa
843-792-0387
perezaro@musc.edu

Pancreatic Cancer Radiotherapy Study Group (PanCRS) Trial: A Randomized Phase III Study Evaluating Modified FOLFIRINOX (mFFX) with or without Stereotactic Body Radiotherapy (SBRT) in the Treatment of Locally Advanced Pancreatic Cancer Save

Date Added
June 21st, 2016
PRO Number
Pro00053734
Researcher
David Marshall

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Keywords
Cancer, Cancer/Gastrointestinal, Men's Health, Pancreas, Women's Health
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The goal of this study is to determine the safety and efficacy of a chemotherapy regimen known as Modified FOLFIRINOX (mFFX) alone or with the addition of Stereotactic Body Radiotherapy (SBRT). SBRT is a type of highly focused and precise x-ray treatment done in a total of 5 treatments. We hope to learn if this new treatment combination helps to control the disease and improve survival for patients with locally advanced pancreatic cancer.

Institution
MUSC
Recruitment Contact
HCC Clinical Trials Office
843-792-9321
hcc-clinical-trials@musc.edu

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