Patients will complete questionnaires at 5 time points over 24 months (within 60 days of diagnosis, then at 3, 6, 12 and 24 months after diagnosis). Surveys can be done either on paper or online. It is estimated that it will take 45-60 minutes to complete the first questionnaire and 20-30 minutes to complete the 3, 6, 12 and 24 month questionnaires. Information requested will be about the patient's finances and employment, as well as basic demographic information which will be obtained from the patient's medical records. Patients will be asked to provide their contact information to the ECOG-ACRIN Outcomes and Economics Assessment Unit at Brown University, which will administer the surveys.
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
The purpose of this first in human study is to find a safe dose level of the investigational drug REGN3767 alone or in combination with REGN2810. Other purposes of this study are to measure the levels of REGN3767 and REGN2810 in the subject's blood and to collect any evidence of tumor shrinkage when given alone or in combination with REGN2810.
REGN3767 and REGN2810 are both a type of drug called a monoclonal antibody. Antibodies are proteins that are naturally found in your blood stream that fight infections. A monoclonal antibody is a special kind of antibody that is manufactured as a medication to target a specific protein in the body that may be involved in the subject's cancer.
In this part of the study each participant will receive 1 of 3 different doses of REGN3767 alone or in combination with one dose of REGN2810. There will be a total of 6 different groups of participants the study team plans to study based on what dose of REGN3767 they receive and whether they receive it alone or with REGN2810.
The study is sponsored by Regeneron. The investigator in charge of this study at MUSC is Carolyn Britten, MD. Part 1 of this study is being done at 4-5 sites. Approximately24-48 people will take part study-wide.
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 purpose of this study to learn more about a new experimental drug called TSR-022 and its effect on the subject's cancer when used either alone or with another experimental drug called TSR-042. TSR-022 is considered investigational, which means that TSR-022 alone or in combination with TSR-042 has not been approved by any regulatory authorities, including the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA), and is not available in stores or by prescription.
The main purposes of Part 2 are to:
Look at the ability of TSR-022 when taken alone or in combination with TSR-042 to make the cancer smaller
Confirm the recommended phase 2 dose and dosing schedule of TSR-022 when taken by itself
Confirm the recommended phase 2 dose and dosing schedule of TSR-022 when taken with TSR-042 as Combination Therapy.
This study will enroll patients with advanced melanoma, advanced colorectal cancer and advanced non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC).
This is a study that looks at the use of anti-platelet therapy and chemotherapy in patients with recurrent or metastatic squamous cell carcinoma of the head and neck (HNSCC). Anti-platelet therapy is the use of drugs that reduce the blood's ability to form clots. The overall goal of this study is to see if this therapy combination can increase the body's ability to fight the disease.
The purpose of this study is to study the safety and efficacy of the investigational drug, C6 Ceramide NanoLiposome (CNL). Investigational means that it is not approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Study subjects are being asked to participate in this study because they have been diagnosed with an advanced solid tumors and their cancer has not responded to standard treatment. Treatment with the study drug has been shown in animal studies to slow the growth of cancers. These effects may result from cancer cell death or inhibition of tumor blood vessel formation triggered directly by the study drug. An investigational new drug application has been filed at US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the FDA has allowed the use of the study drug in this study.
The study team will learn how the drug is handled in the subject's body by measuring the levels of the drug in your blood. They study team will also learn if the treatment is slowing or stopping the growth of the subject's tumor. This is the first time study drug will be given to humans.
This is a dose escalation study which means patients who take part in this study will be treated with different doses of the study drug. Each new dose of study drug will be assessed for safety and to see how well patients can tolerate it. If the new dose does not cause severe side effects, a higher dose will be given. This process will continue until the highest dose that can be given to patients with acceptable, manageable, and reversible side effects has been reached.
The study is sponsored by Keystone Nano, INC and is funded by the National Institutes of Health. The investigator in charge of this study at MUSC is Carolyn Britten, MD. The study is being done at 3 sites. Approximately 48 people will take part study-wide and 8 will take part at MUSC.
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 study is for adult patients diagnosed with hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). The purpose of this study is to look at the safety and effectiveness of the investigational drug ABC294640 in participants with HCC. It is an investigational drug because it has not been approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for treatment of cancer. It is experimental, but the FDA has given its permission for ABC294640 to be tested in this research study. Patients will have screening tests to determine if he or she is eligible to participate in this study. If the patients is eligible and wishes to enroll, he or she will begin treatment with ABC294640. Study treatment will last until the subject is no longer benefiting from the study drug.