This study is for anyone 18 years or older who provides unpaid care for a loved one living with cancer outside of the hospital setting. The purpose of this study is to help future caregivers and patients by learning how mental fatigue affects caregivers of persons living with cancer and determine if mental fatigue, participating in self-care activities, and general caregiver quality of life are related. Informal caregivers will be invited to complete a confidential, online survey that takes between 25 and 35 minutes to finish. Caregivers who complete the survey may be contacted and asked to participate in a 45-60 minute follow up interview either online or via phone if they are interested. The results of this study will help guide future research to identify ways healthcare professionals can help caregivers handle the stresses of caregiving and provide the best care possible to their loved ones at home.
The purpose of this research study is to gain patient feedback around their Neuroendocrine tumor (NET) diagnosis, including symptoms and quality of life with different NET treatments, factors that influence the order of treatments given, and how the order of NET treatments affect patient's quality of life, symptoms and survival. The main eligibility criteria for this study are being 18 or older and receiving the diagnosis of a neuroendocrine tumor on or after January 1st, 2019. Participation will last about 18 months, involving the completion of four electronic or paper surveys spaced six months apart. The first survey will take about 40 minutes to complete, while the other three surveys may take about 20 minutes each to complete. Participants will be compensated for their time and participation in this research study.
This study is for patients who have been diagnosed with advanced non-small cell lung cancer. The purpose of this study is to compare the usual treatment alone to using SBRT plus the usual treatment. This study will help the study doctors find out if this different approach is better than the usual approach. To decide if it is better, the study doctors will be looking to see if the addition of SBRT increases the life of patients by 6 months or more compared to the usual approach. The study drugs are nivolumab and ipilimumab. Participants can expect to be on this study for up to 2 years.
This study is for patients who have been diagnosed with Stage IV or Recurrent Non-small cell lung cancer previously treated with Anti-PD-1 or Anti-PD-L1 therapy. The purpose of this study is to compare the usual treatments to using N-803 (ALT-803) plus pembrolizumab. N-803 (ALT-803) is an experimental drug that may activate someone's natural killer cells so that they can stimulate an immune response to help fight cancer. Natural killer cells, part of our immune system, are always on alert and ready to defend our bodies from many kinds of infection or rogue cells, such as those that cause cancer. This immunotherapy drug combination, N-803 (ALT-803) plus pembrolizumab, is not approved by the FDA for use in advanced lung cancer. Participants can expect to be on this study until disease progression, the side effects become too severe, or the participant decides to discontinue the study.
This is study involves a research repository which is a collection of biospecimens and information about people who have various diseases or conditions, or who receive various treatments. This research repository is being created to make sure samples are available for research on how disparities may put people at greater risk for lung cancer. People who identify as Black, African American, African, Afro and Caribbean, as well as Native Peoples and LatinX individuals with African Ancestry are at increased risk for dying from lung cancer; people who live near highways, regardless of their race or ethnicity are at risk for getting lung cancer and dying, even if they do not smoke. In this study, researchers are asking to collect and store participants' biospecimens and health information. Biospecimens are samples of human material such as urine, blood, tissue, cells, DNA, RNA, and protein. Information is defined as health and/or other health-related information (such as survey answers, etc.) associated with a condition or treatment. Participants will have their information stored in a secure database and shared with other researchers for future research studies.
The purpose of this study is to collect blood samples to determine if a blood-based test can be used to identify lung cancers that may or may not also be seen on images of lungs. Additionally, the study aims to see if a blood-based test can identify other types of cancers and health conditions.
This study is for subjects that have been diagnosed with cancer, as well as healthy research subjects. The purpose of this study is to evaluate the risk factors for development of immune related adverse side effects from cancer immunotherapy and to evaluate differences from healthy research subjects. Participation in the study will take about 2 visits over a period of 6 months.
This study is for patients who have been diagnosed with small cell lung cancer (SCLC). The investigational drugs in the study are AMG 757 and AMG 404. Both drugs are immunotherapy treatments, medicines that work with your immune system to help fight cancer. AMG 757 and AMG 404 will be given together in a liquid form directly into participants' veins (intravenously). This study is being done to find out about the safety and efficacy (effects good or bad) of AMG 757 in combination with AMG 404 for the treatment of SCLC. Participants can expect to receive treatment for about 24 months.
The duration of AMG 757 and AMG 404 treatment will depend on how the disease responds to the investigational drugs and how the body tolerates AMG 757 and AMG 404. So, participation may be longer or shorter than this window. The study period includes screening period lasting up to 21 days, a treatment period, a first safety follow-up visit, and a second safety follow-up visit. This will be followed by long-term follow-up visits up to 1 year from the first dose of AMG 757 for a total of about 3 years in the study.
This study is for subjects that have been diagnosed with lung cancer. The purpose of the study is to determine the safety and effectiveness of 2 study drugs used in combination, for the treatment of your cancer. The drugs are named tarloxotinib and sotorasib. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved sotorasib for treatment of your type of lung cancer. Tarloxotinib is not FDA approved and is considered an investigational drug. Subjects can expect to be in this study for about 9-12 months, with routine visits occurring at MUSC.