Phase II Investigation of Adjuvant Combined Cisplatin and Radiation with Pembrolizumab in Resected HNSCC Save

Date Added
October 25th, 2016
PRO Number
Pro00053781
Researcher
Paul O'brien

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Keywords
Cancer, Cancer/Head & Neck, Drug Studies, Men's Health, Women's Health
Summary

This study is for participants who have been diagnosed with head and neck cancer that requires surgery as well as post-operative radiation and possibly cisplatin. The investigational drug in this study is Pembrolizumab. Pembrolizumab is a medication that is currently being tested in multiple cancers. It works by turning on your immune system to recognize and fight your cancer. The purpose of this study is to test the safety and the benefit of adding pembrolizumab to treatment that participants will already be getting for their cancer. Participants can be expected to be in this study for up to 3 years.

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

An International Multicentre Open Label Randomised Phase II Advanced Anal Cancer Trial Comparing Cisplatin plus 5-fluorouracil versus Carboplatin plus Weekly Paclitaxel in Patients with Inoperable Locally Recurrent or Metastatic Disease Save

Date Added
May 17th, 2016
PRO Number
Pro00053042
Researcher
Paul O'brien

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Keywords
Cancer, Cancer/Gastrointestinal
Summary

This study is for patients who have anal cancer that has returned following initial treatment or has spread to other areas of their body. The main purpose of this study is to establish the standard of care for advanced or metastatic anal cancer.

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

A PHASE III TRIAL OF 6 VERSUS 12 TREATMENTS OF ADJUVANT FOLFOX PLUS CELECOXIB OR PLACEBO FOR PATIENTS WITH RESECTED STAGE III COLON CANCER Save

Date Added
April 30th, 2013
PRO Number
Pro00024065
Researcher
Paul O'brien

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

This study is for subjects who have cancer of the colon, which has been surgically removed, but has spread to lymph nodes. This study is being done to evaluate the effects (good and bad) of different chemotherapy treatments. One of the common combinations of chemotherapy drugs used to treat this type of cancer includes 5-fluorouracil (also called 5-FU), leucovorin and oxaliplatin, and is also called "FOLFOX". The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved each of these drugs as treatment for colon cancer. FOLFOX is a standard treatment used to prevent colon cancer from coming back (recurrence).
In this study, researchers will evaluate the effects (good and bad) of an oral drug called celecoxib when given in combination with FOLFOX chemotherapy. Celecoxib is approved by the FDA to treat arthritis and some other painful conditions. The addition of celecoxib to FOLFOX chemotherapy is considered investigational. One of the purposes of this study is to determine if giving subjects celecoxib (by mouth) and chemotherapy decreases the risk of colon cancer recurrence.
This study will also look at whether receiving FOLFOX chemotherapy for 6 treatments (12 weeks) is as good as 12 treatments (24 weeks) in preventing recurrence of colon cancer. Currently, the standard of care is 12 treatments with FOLFOX. In this trial, researchers will explore whether 6 treatments are as effective as 12 treatments and whether side effects can be reduced with fewer treatments. It expected that subjects will be enrolled in this trial for up to 3 years.

Institution
MUSC
Recruitment Contact
Andie Adelman
843-792-1507
adelman@musc.edu

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