Pilot Trial of Belimumab in Early Lupus

Date Added
February 9th, 2021
PRO Number
Pro00104939
Researcher
Melissa Cunningham

List of Studies


Keywords
Drug Studies, Lupus
Summary

This is a study looking at the effects of Belimumab, a medication approved by the FDA to treat lupus, in people who have been recently diagnosed with lupus. It proposes that the early use of Belimumab may prevent long-term tissue damage from the disease. The study will last 2 years with clinic visits every 4 weeks.

Institution
MUSC
Recruitment Contact
Susannah Wakefield
843-792-5290
wakefies@musc.edu

Sex Differences in the Effects of Early Childhood Adversity on Laboratory-Induced Stress and Craving among Individuals with Opioid Use Disorder

Date Added
February 2nd, 2021
PRO Number
Pro00104087
Researcher
Delisa Brown

List of Studies


Keywords
Drug Studies, Pain, Psychiatry, Stress Disorders, Substance Use
Summary

This study will examine the effects of early childhood adversity on stress and craving among individuals with opioid use disorder. Study participants will complete a total of three visits, including a 1-month follow-up visit. Participants will be asked to complete questionnaires about thier mood, anxiety, drug use, craving and adverse childhood events. They will listen to personalized scripts about a stressful situation, a time when they used opioid and a relaxing situation and their heart rate, skin conductance and cortisol are measured.

Institution
MUSC
Recruitment Contact
Delisa Brown
843-792-2388
browdg@musc.edu

A Phase 2, randomized, open-label three-arm clinical study to evaluate the safety and efficacy of lenvatinib (E7080/MK-7902) in combination with pembrolizumab (MK-3475) versus standard of care chemotherapy and lenvatinib monotherapy in participants with recurrent/metastatic head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (R/M HNSCC) that have progressed after platinum therapy and immunotherapy (PD-1/PD-L1 inhibitors) (LEAP-009)

Date Added
February 1st, 2021
PRO Number
Pro00101229
Researcher
John Kaczmar

List of Studies


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

This study is for patients who have been diagnosed with head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC) that has returned (recurrent) or spread after previous treatment (metastatic). The investigational drug in this study is lenvatinib. The study will also use lenvatinib in combination with pembrolizumab, which is also experimental. The purposes of this study are to: test the safety of the study drugs, lenvatinib alone, pembro and lenvatinib together, and standard chemotherapies alone in the treatment of HNSCC; see how well the combination of pembro and lenvatinib works, compared to standard chemotherapies; and see if participants who get pembro and lenvatinib live longer than those who are treated with standard chemotherapies. Participants can expect to be on this study for about 48 months.

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

Weekly Isotretinoin Therapy for the Treatment of Moderate Acne Vulgaris

Date Added
November 3rd, 2020
PRO Number
Pro00103493
Researcher
Samantha Karlin

List of Studies

Keywords
Drug Studies, Skin
Summary

In current Dermatology practice, options for moderate acne remain limited. The mainstay of treatment for moderate acne remains long courses of oral antibiotics despite emerging antibiotic resistance. The efficacy of daily to twice daily dosed isotretinoin, an oral vitamin A derivative, for treatment of moderate-severe acne has been well established. The purpose of this study is to determine if once weekly dosed isotretinoin is effective for the treatment of patients with moderate acne. Participants will be on this dosing of isotretinoin for four months, with the option to continue after this time period. Additionally, the study aims to evaluate patient satisfaction and identify any adverse effects on this alternative dosing regimen.

All clinic visits and laboratory tests will be performed per standard of care while on the medication. The most common side effects of isotretinoin are dry skin, dry lips, dry eyes, and potential discomfort from blood draws, but there are rarer reported side-effects. Alternative treatments options include topical medications alone, oral antibiotics, and for females, oral contraceptive pills and oral spironolactone. There may be costs for participation in this study.

Institution
MUSC
Recruitment Contact
Alexandra Ritter
757-777-6673
ritteral@musc.edu

Alcohol Research Center. Shared clinical assessment core for the Alcohol Research Center clinical projects.

Date Added
October 6th, 2020
PRO Number
Pro00103760
Researcher
Konstantin Voronin

List of Studies


Keywords
Alcohol, Drug Studies
Summary

The purpose of this research study is to determine potential subjects eligibility for participation in the Alcohol Research Center clinical projects based on the results of the screening assessments, which they will complete during this protocol.
Participants will undergo 1-2 days screening procedures. Subjects will be asked to fill out questionnaires, they will be interviewed, will need to provide medical history and have physical exam done and provide a blood sample. Total study consists 1-2 visits which will be completed within approximately one-week period.

Institution
MUSC
Recruitment Contact
Mark Ghent
843-792-1222
ghent@musc.edu

Effects of a Novel mGluR5 Negative Allosteric Modulator on Alcohol Drinking, Neurochemistry, and Brain Reactivity to Alcohol Cues in Alcohol Use Disorder

Date Added
October 6th, 2020
PRO Number
Pro00102334
Researcher
James Prisciandaro

List of Studies


Keywords
Alcohol, Brain, Drug Studies, Substance Use
Summary

This Phase II clinical research study evaluates both the safety and effectiveness of an FDA-regulated medication presently in the initial stages of development for alcohol use disorder treatment (GET73), and will test whether GET73 alters brain chemicals and function, response to alcohol ingestion, and the desire for alcohol. Participants will be randomly assigned to one of two medication treatment groups (GET73 or placebo). Study medication will be taken for 8 days, with approximately 4 study visits, and a "bar-lab" procedure and 2 MRI brain imaging scans will be completed. Questionnaires and clinical interview measures will be completed at study visits along with consistent assessment of potential side effects from study medication.

Institution
MUSC
Recruitment Contact
Katy Fuqua
(843) 792-1452
fuquama@musc.edu

Phase 1-2 Study of the Safety, Pharmacokinetics, and Preliminary Activity of ASTX660 in Subjects with Advanced Solid Tumors and Lymphomas

Date Added
September 22nd, 2020
PRO Number
Pro00102691
Researcher
Irl Greenwell

List of Studies


Keywords
Cancer, Drug Studies, Men's Health, Women's Health
Summary

This study is for subjects that have advanced solid tumors or lymphoma and for whom standard life-prolonging measures are not available.
The purpose of the study is to test the safety of ASTX660 and to see if this drug has an effect on treating cancer. The drug (ASTX660) that will be given in this study is investigational, meaning that it has not yet been approved for treatment of any disease, including cancer. The drug will be given in pill form. The subject may remain in the study for study is estimated to last about 78 months (6.5 years). The exact amount of time the subject will be receiving study drug or be followed up for health information as part of the study depends on how they respond to and tolerate the study drug.

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

MPFC Theta Burst Stimulation as a Treatment Tool for Alcohol Use Disorder: Effects on Drinking and Incentive Salience

Date Added
September 1st, 2020
PRO Number
Pro00102709
Researcher
Lisa McTeague

List of Studies


Keywords
Alcohol, Brain, Drug Studies, Psychiatry, Substance Use
Summary

The purpose of this study is to develop transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS), specifically TMS at a frequency known as theta burst stimulation (TBS), to see how it affects the brain and changes the brain's response to alcohol-related pictures. TMS and TBS are stimulation techniques that use magnetic pulses to temporarily excite specific brain areas in awake people (without the need for surgery, anesthetic, or other invasive procedures). TBS, which is a form of TMS, will be applied over the medial prefrontal cortex, (MPFC), which has been shown to be involved with drinking patterns and alcohol consumption. This study will test whether TBS can be used as an alternative tool to reduce the desire to use alcohol and reducing the brain's response to alcohol-related pictures.

Institution
MUSC
Recruitment Contact
Charleston Alcohol Research Center
(843) 792-1222
alcoholstudy@musc.edu

A Phase II Study of Metronomic and Targeted Anti-Angiogenesis Therapy for Children With Recurrent/Progressive Medulloblastoma

Date Added
September 1st, 2020
PRO Number
Pro00091939
Researcher
Jacqueline Kraveka

List of Studies


Keywords
Brain, Brain Tumor, Cancer, Central Nervous System, Children's Health, Drug Studies, Pediatrics, Spinal Cord
Summary

This study is for patients with recurrent/progressive medulloblastoma, which is a type of childhood brain tumor. Participants in this study will receive intravenous (IV, into the veins) bevacizumab and intrathecal (into the spinal fluid) or intraventricular (into the fluid surrounding the brain) etoposide and cytarabine in combination with five oral (taken by mouth) chemotherapy drugs as a possible treatment for recurrent/progressive medulloblastoma. Total study duration is about 1 year and depending on how well a participant tolerates the medications and the response of the disease, the patient may continue the treatment after the first year.

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

A Phase 1/2a, Open-Label, Multi-Center Trial to Assess Safety, Tolerability, Pharmacokinetics, Pharmacodynamics, and Efficacy of CLN-081 in Patients With Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer Harboring EGFR Exon 20 Insertion Mutations

Date Added
August 24th, 2020
PRO Number
Pro00096015
Researcher
John Wrangle

List of Studies


Keywords
Cancer, Cancer/Lung, Drug Studies, Men's Health, Women's Health
Summary

This study is for patients that have been diagnosed with Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer (NSCLC).The investigational drug used in this study is CLN-081.

This study has 3 parts; Phase 1 Dose Escalation, Phase 1 Dose Expansion, and Phase 2a Dose Expansion:
-Phase 1 Dose Escalation: The main aim of this part of the study is to find a maximum tolerated dose for CLN-081. This will be done by slowly increasing the dose given to each participant or to small groups of participants until certain adverse effects are seen. All participants will be closely monitored by the study doctor and team. When the maximum tolerated dose has been found, it will be used in the subsequent parts of the study.
-Phase 1 Dose Expansion: In this part of the study more participants will receive the maximum tolerated dose to confirm the safety of this dose of the study medicine and to explore different dosing schedules, for example, taking the study medicine once a day versus twice a day.
-Phase 2a Dose Expansion: The main aim of this part of the study will be to see how well the study medicine works in reducing tumor size.

Participants can expect to be on this study for about 3 years.

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



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