The purpose of this study is to find out, as a main objective, at which doses RO6958688 (study drug) can be administered safely to subjects and what the side effects are. Additionally, the effects of RO6958688 in the subject's body, and particularly in the subject's tumor, will be evaluated. The study also aims to find out if RO6958688 can slow down the growth of tumors or stop the cancer, in subjects with locally advanced and/or metastatic solid tumors.
RO6958688 is an investigational study drug which means it has not been approved by the FDA.
Subjects will receive RO6958688 weekly for several weeks or once every three weeks for several weeks. Depending on when the subject will be enrolled into the study, they will receive RO6958688 according to one of 3 different dosing schedules. The dose to be received will depend upon the observations made in all patients who have received the RO6958688 before you. Approximately 180 subjects will enroll into this part of the study, approximately 10 will take part at MUSC. Dr. Lilly will be the Primary Investigator at MUSC.
The purpose of this study is to find out at which doses the investigational drug RO6958688 (study drug) can be administered safely to patients in combination with atezolizumab (study drug), and what the side effects are when both drugs are given together.
The study will be conducted in two parts.
Part I ? Patients will receive the study drug RO6958688 every week or every 3 weeks and atezolizumab every 3 weeks
Part II ? Patients will receive study drugs with the dose and schedule of RO6958688 determined in the Part I of the study and atezolizumab at 1200 mg every 3 weeks. Approximately 25 patients may be enrolled for this expansion part.
The investigator in charge of this study at MUSC is Dr. Michael Lilly. The study is being done at 26 sites in Europe and in the USA . Approximately 125 people will take part study-wide, and approximately 5 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.
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 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.
This study is for subjects with prostate cancer. The purpose of this study is to evaluate plasma (the liquid portion of blood) and urine samples from subjects diagnosed with prostate cancer, from subjects who are at high risk for prostate cancer but have not been diagnosed with the disease or subjects without a history of prostate cancer. These samples will be used to develop methods for isolating exosomes for evaluation and monitoring of prostate cancer. Approximately 10 mL (or 2 teaspoons) of blood and 30 mL (or 2 tablespoons) of urine will be taken from subjects no more frequently than twice per week up to six times over three years . These samples will be obtained during routine clinic visits. Healthy subjects will have only one blood draw at baseline and the collection will be obtained in a private location. Subjects may continue you on this study for 3 years. Clinic visits may take from 1 to 3 hours depending on clinic schedules.
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.