Preoperative Extended Chemotherapy vs. Chemotherapy Plus Hypofractionated Radiation Therapy for Borderline Resectable Adenocarcinoma of the Head of the Pancreas Save

Date Added
March 21st, 2017
PRO Number
Pro00063042
Researcher
David Marshall
Keywords
Cancer/Gastrointestinal, Pancreas
Summary

This study is for men and women with pancreatic cancer that cannot be removed by surgery this time. The purpose of this study is to compare any good and bad effects of using chemotherapy compared to chemotherapy and radiation prior to surgery. This study will allow the researchers to know whether which approach is better, the same, or worse than the other.

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
Keywords
Diabetes, Digestive System, Insulin, Pancreas, Surgery, Transplant
Summary

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
Keywords
Cancer, Cancer/Gastrointestinal, Men's Health, Pancreas, Women's Health
Summary

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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