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A Study to Confirm Safety and Efficacy of BAN2401 in Participants With Early Alzheimer's Disease
Eisai Inc. Early Alzheimer's Disease
This study will be conducted to evaluate the efficacy of BAN2401 in participants with early Alzheimer's disease (EAD) by determining the superiority of BAN2401 compared with placebo on the change from baseline in the Clinical Dementia Rating-Sum of Boxes (CDR-SB) at 18 months... expand

This study will be conducted to evaluate the efficacy of BAN2401 in participants with early Alzheimer's disease (EAD) by determining the superiority of BAN2401 compared with placebo on the change from baseline in the Clinical Dementia Rating-Sum of Boxes (CDR-SB) at 18 months of treatment in the Core Study. This study will also evaluate the long-term safety and tolerability of BAN2401 in participants with EAD in the Extension Phase and whether the long-term effects of BAN2401 as measured by the CDR-SB at the end of the Core Study is maintained over time in the Extension Phase.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Mar 2019

open study

Efficacy and Safety of BB-12 Supplemented Strawberry Yogurt For Healthy Children on Antibiotics
Georgetown University Antibiotic-associated Diarrhea
Probiotics are live microorganisms that, when administered in adequate amounts, confer a health benefit on the host. One of the most common indications for probiotic treatment is the prevention of antibiotic-associated diarrhea (AAD). Unfortunately, many probiotic products used... expand

Probiotics are live microorganisms that, when administered in adequate amounts, confer a health benefit on the host. One of the most common indications for probiotic treatment is the prevention of antibiotic-associated diarrhea (AAD). Unfortunately, many probiotic products used for AAD are not supported by rigorous independent research, and often results in non-evidence-based usage. The overarching objective is to move research forward for the most well-studied Bifidobacterium strain. The primary aim is to test the efficacy of high dose, BB-12-supplemented yogurt in preventing AAD, compared to yogurt without BB-12, in children receiving antibiotics. Other aims are to further assess the safety of yogurt supplemented with BB-12, and to carry out longitudinal community structure and gene expression analysis of fecal microbiota to evaluate the impact of high dose BB-12 in a pediatric population receiving antibiotics. The microbiota includes hundreds of species, and its disruption is hypothesized to be an important factor in the development of AAD.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Sep 2017

open study

Adaptive Design Study of Autologous Muscle Derived Cells Compared to Placebo for Female Urinary Sphincter...
Cook MyoSite Stress Urinary Incontinence
This study evaluates the efficacy and safety of Autologous Muscle Derived Cells for Urinary Sphincter Repair (AMDC-USR) compared to a placebo in the treatment of stress urinary incontinence (SUI) in adult female patients. Half of the participants will receive AMDC-USR (injections... expand

This study evaluates the efficacy and safety of Autologous Muscle Derived Cells for Urinary Sphincter Repair (AMDC-USR) compared to a placebo in the treatment of stress urinary incontinence (SUI) in adult female patients. Half of the participants will receive AMDC-USR (injections with cells) and the other half will receive placebo.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Apr 2019

open study

Subchondroplasty® Knee RCT
Zimmer Biomet Bone Marrow Edema Knee Pain Chronic Knee Osteoarthritis Osteoarthritis, Knee Osteoarthritis
This is a multi-center, prospective, single-blinded, two-arm study, randomized to include 134 subjects treated with Subchondroplasty (SCP) + Arthroscopy and 67 subjects with arthroscopy alone. The primary objective of this study is to demonstrate superiority of Subchondroplasty... expand

This is a multi-center, prospective, single-blinded, two-arm study, randomized to include 134 subjects treated with Subchondroplasty (SCP) + Arthroscopy and 67 subjects with arthroscopy alone. The primary objective of this study is to demonstrate superiority of Subchondroplasty with arthroscopy compared to arthroscopy alone for treatment of Bone Marrow Lesions (BMLs) in the knee.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Mar 2017

open study

Combination Chemotherapy With or Without Temsirolimus in Treating Patients With Intermediate Risk Rhabdomyosarcoma
National Cancer Institute (NCI) Alveolar Rhabdomyosarcoma Botryoid-Type Embryonal Rhabdomyosarcoma Embryonal Rhabdomyosarcoma Rhabdomyosarcoma Sclerosing Rhabdomyosarcoma
This randomized phase III trial studies how well combination chemotherapy (vincristine sulfate, dactinomycin, cyclophosphamide alternated with vincristine sulfate and irinotecan hydrochloride or vinorelbine) works compared to combination chemotherapy plus temsirolimus in treating... expand

This randomized phase III trial studies how well combination chemotherapy (vincristine sulfate, dactinomycin, cyclophosphamide alternated with vincristine sulfate and irinotecan hydrochloride or vinorelbine) works compared to combination chemotherapy plus temsirolimus in treating patients with rhabdomyosarcoma (cancer that forms in the soft tissues, such as muscle), and has an intermediate chance of coming back after treatment (intermediate risk). Drugs used in chemotherapy work in different ways to stop the growth of tumor cells, either by killing the cells, by stopping them from dividing, or by stopping them from spreading. Combination chemotherapy and temsirolimus may stop the growth of tumor cells by blocking some of the enzymes needed for cell growth. It is not yet known whether combination chemotherapy or combination chemotherapy plus temsirolimus is more effective in treating patients with intermediate-risk rhabdomyosarcoma.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: May 2016

open study

Preoperative Palbociclib in Patients With DCIS of the Breast That Are Candidates for Surgery
Georgetown University DCIS
This is a feasibility study which will evaluate the effects of pre-operative treatment of DCIS of the breast with palbociclib. Patients with biopsy-proven DCIS are eligible for the study. There will be 2 independent and unrelated study groups of 12 patients each, for a total... expand

This is a feasibility study which will evaluate the effects of pre-operative treatment of DCIS of the breast with palbociclib. Patients with biopsy-proven DCIS are eligible for the study. There will be 2 independent and unrelated study groups of 12 patients each, for a total of 24 patients: 1. Group A, of male or female patients treated with palbociclib single agent (n=12); 2. Group B, untreated, of male or female patients who consented translational studies in blood, as well as diagnostic and definitive surgical specimen, but not the pre-operative treatment with palbociclib (n=12).

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Oct 2018

open study

Navigating Insurance Coverage Expansion (NICE)
University of Chicago HIV/AIDS
The purpose of this research is to measure the effectiveness of an in-person assistance intervention on successful insurance enrollment, types of insurance coverage, rates of linkage to and retention in HIV-related health care, referrals to other HIV-associated health services,... expand

The purpose of this research is to measure the effectiveness of an in-person assistance intervention on successful insurance enrollment, types of insurance coverage, rates of linkage to and retention in HIV-related health care, referrals to other HIV-associated health services, and health outcomes. The study population is Black and Hispanic men who have sex with men (MSM) and transgender persons who are at higher risk for HIV. The study team will be testing the hypotheses that in-person health insurance enrollment assistance results in positive outcomes with regard to linkage to and retention in HIV-related health care. Analyses will be used to assess the efficacy of the intervention as an emerging practice.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Oct 2018

open study

An Efficacy Study of Adjuvant Treatment With the Personalized Cancer Vaccine mRNA-4157 and Pembrolizumab...
ModernaTX, Inc. Melanoma
The purpose of this study is to assess whether postoperative adjuvant therapy with mRNA-4157 and pembrolizumab improves recurrence free survival (RFS) compared to pembrolizumab alone in patients with complete resection of cutaneous melanoma and a high risk of recurrence. expand

The purpose of this study is to assess whether postoperative adjuvant therapy with mRNA-4157 and pembrolizumab improves recurrence free survival (RFS) compared to pembrolizumab alone in patients with complete resection of cutaneous melanoma and a high risk of recurrence.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Jul 2019

open study

Study of Pembrolizumab and Olaparib in Bile Duct Cancer
Georgetown University Cholangiocarcinoma
The investigators propose an open label, one-arm study to assess the safety and efficacy of olaparib and pembrolizumab in patients with cholangiocarcinoma who have progressed on or cannot tolerate gemcitabine-based therapy. expand

The investigators propose an open label, one-arm study to assess the safety and efficacy of olaparib and pembrolizumab in patients with cholangiocarcinoma who have progressed on or cannot tolerate gemcitabine-based therapy.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Apr 2020

open study

Durvalumab and Tremelimumab in Treating Patients With Recurrent Stage IV Lung Cancer
Southwest Oncology Group Recurrent Squamous Cell Lung Carcinoma Stage IV Squamous Cell Lung Carcinoma AJCC v7
This phase II trial studies how well durvalumab and tremelimumab works in treating patients with stage IV lung cancer that has come back after previous treatment. Monoclonal antibodies, such as durvalumab and tremelimumab, may interfere with the ability of tumor cells to grow... expand

This phase II trial studies how well durvalumab and tremelimumab works in treating patients with stage IV lung cancer that has come back after previous treatment. Monoclonal antibodies, such as durvalumab and tremelimumab, may interfere with the ability of tumor cells to grow and spread.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Oct 2017

open study

S1613, Trastuzumab and Pertuzumab or Cetuximab and Irinotecan Hydrochloride in Treating Patients With...
Southwest Oncology Group Colon Adenocarcinoma ERBB2 Gene Amplification Rectal Adenocarcinoma Recurrent Colon Carcinoma Recurrent Rectal Carcinoma
This randomized phase II trial studies how well trastuzumab and pertuzumab work compared to cetuximab and irinotecan hydrochloride in treating patients with HER2/neu amplified colorectal cancer that has spread from where it started to other places in the body and cannot be removed... expand

This randomized phase II trial studies how well trastuzumab and pertuzumab work compared to cetuximab and irinotecan hydrochloride in treating patients with HER2/neu amplified colorectal cancer that has spread from where it started to other places in the body and cannot be removed by surgery. Monoclonal antibodies, such as trastuzumab and pertuzumab, may interfere with the ability of tumor cells to grow and spread. Drugs used in chemotherapy, such as cetuximab and irinotecan hydrochloride, work in different ways to stop the growth of tumor cells, either by killing the cells, by stopping them from dividing, or by stopping them from spreading. Giving trastuzumab and pertuzumab may work better compared to cetuximab and irinotecan hydrochloride in treating patients with colorectal cancer.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Oct 2017

open study

Suvorexant and Sleep's Benefits to Therapeutic Exposure for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder
Howard University Posttraumatic Stress Disorder
The purpose of this study is to examine effects of blocking the orexin system with suvorexant after exposure-based intervention for posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) on sleep, PTSD symptoms, and intersession habituation. expand

The purpose of this study is to examine effects of blocking the orexin system with suvorexant after exposure-based intervention for posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) on sleep, PTSD symptoms, and intersession habituation.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Jan 2017

open study

Negative Pressure Wound Therapy With Instillation of Saline Solution Versus Collagenase Ointment in Full-thickness...
KCI USA, Inc. Wounds and Injuries Wound Healing Granulation Tissue
Evaluation of wound bed surface area containing clean, healthy viable tissue in full-thickness wounds. expand

Evaluation of wound bed surface area containing clean, healthy viable tissue in full-thickness wounds.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Dec 2018

open study

I-SPY 2 TRIAL: Neoadjuvant and Personalized Adaptive Novel Agents to Treat Breast Cancer
QuantumLeap Healthcare Collaborative Breast Neoplasms Breast Cancer Breast Tumors Angiosarcoma
The purpose of this study is to further advance the ability to practice personalized medicine by learning which new drug agents are most effective with which types of breast cancer tumors and by learning more about which early indicators of response (tumor analysis prior to surgery... expand

The purpose of this study is to further advance the ability to practice personalized medicine by learning which new drug agents are most effective with which types of breast cancer tumors and by learning more about which early indicators of response (tumor analysis prior to surgery via magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) images along with tissue and blood samples) are predictors of treatment success.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Mar 2010

open study

A Study to Evaluate the Safety and the Efficacy of EscharEx (EX-02 Formulation) in Debridement of Venous...
MediWound Ltd Venous Leg Ulcer
This study is a multicenter, prospective, randomized, placebo controlled, adaptive design study performed to assess the safety and the efficacy of 5% EscharEx (EX-02) compared to Gel Vehicle (placebo) and non-surgical standard of care (NSSOC), in debridement of Venous Leg Ulcers... expand

This study is a multicenter, prospective, randomized, placebo controlled, adaptive design study performed to assess the safety and the efficacy of 5% EscharEx (EX-02) compared to Gel Vehicle (placebo) and non-surgical standard of care (NSSOC), in debridement of Venous Leg Ulcers (VLU) (in a ratio of 1:1:1) in debridement of VLU. The main objective of this study is: To assess the safety and the efficacy of EscharEx (EX-02 formulation) compared to Gel Vehicle (placebo) and non-surgical standard of care (NSSOC), in debridement of Venous Leg Ulcers (VLU). 174 randomized adult patients with VLU that fail to heal for 4 weeks to 2 years, and with >50% non-viable tissue (necrotic/slough/fibrin) on the VLU. The maximum number of patients to be enrolled is 225. The total duration of the study of each participating subject is up to 17 weeks: screening (1 week) + Daily visit period (up to 2 weeks) + Twice-weekly visits period (2 weeks) + Weekly visits period (10 weeks) + closure confirmation (up to 2 weeks, if applicable). Each patient will go through 4 periods during the trial: 1. Screening period (2 visits, 7 [+2] days apart). Including: recording demographics, medical history and concomitant medications, vital signs, physical examination, clinical laboratory tests, wound photography and assessments and questionnaires (pain, wound status and QoL). During this period, wounds will be treated by standard treatment (e.g. appropriate dressing, compression bandage) per investigator discretion, with the exclusion of mechanical and surgical debridement. During the one week screening period, patients whose wound size (surface area, as measured by eKare inSightTM) decreases by more than 20 percent will be excluded. 2. Daily visits period (up to 8 daily site visits within up to 14 days): During the Daily visit period, the patient will arrive daily to site visits. During each visit, adverse events, concomitant medication, vital signs and pain will be recorded, the wound will be washed, photographed and assessed for wound size (by eKare inSightTM), % of non viable tissue (by clinical assessment), and wound healing status (assessed clinically). Eligible patients will be randomized into one of the study arms: EX-02, or Gel Vehicle (Placebo), or NSSOC in a 1:1:1 ratio. Patients will be treated with up to 8 daily 24±3 hours applications or until complete debridement is achieved, whichever occurs first. On the weekends between treatments of EX-02 or Gel material, the wound will be dressed with a compatible dressing, and by compression therapy. Patients treated with NSSOC continue using NSSOC during the weekend according to label or instructions for use, and compression therapy. 3. Twice-weekly visits period (4 visits within 14 days): the patients will be followed twice weekly for two weeks, (4 visits within 14 days). During each visit, safety parameters will be recorded (AEs, concomitant medications, pain, vital signs), the wound will be washed, photographed and assessed for wound size (by eKare inSightTM), % of nonviable tissue (by clinical assessment), and wound healing status (assessed clinically). The investigator will clinically assess complete debridement, upon achieving a viable wound bed after removal of all non-viable tissue, suitable for initiation of the wound healing stage. 4. Weekly visits period (10 visits in 10 weeks): patients will be followed once weekly for 10 weeks, (10 visits within 10 weeks). During each weekly visit, safety parameters will be recorded (AEs, concomitant medications, pain, vital signs), the wound will be washed, photographed and assessed for wound size (by eKare inSightTM), % of nonviable tissue (by clinical assessment), and wound healing status (assessed clinically). The investigator will clinically assess complete debridement, upon achieving a viable wound bed after removal of all non-viable tissue, suitable for initiation of the wound healing stage. Complete wound closure defined as skin re-epithelialization without drainage or dressing requirements confirmed at two consecutive study visits, 2 weeks apart will be assessed clinically. Thus, if closure occurs close to the end of weekly visit period, i.e. on 9th or 10th visit of the weekly period, an additional confirmation visit will be performed 2 weeks later.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Dec 2019

open study

A Crossover Pilot Study of the Effect of Amiloride on Proteinuria
Georgetown University Proteinuria
This cross-over study is designed to test the hypothesis that amiloride will reduce urinary protein excretion and protect the kidney from rapid progression in proteinuric kidney disease. expand

This cross-over study is designed to test the hypothesis that amiloride will reduce urinary protein excretion and protect the kidney from rapid progression in proteinuric kidney disease.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Jul 2013

open study

Niraparib Plus Carboplatin in Patients With Homologous Recombination Deficient Advanced Solid Tumor Malignancies
Georgetown University Solid Tumor, Adult Homologous Recombination Deficiency
This is a multi-institutional Phase I dose-escalation and dose-expansion trial for patients with advanced, solid tumor malignancies who have pre-identified deleterious germline or somatic mutations in the homologous recombination deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) repair pathway (HR... expand

This is a multi-institutional Phase I dose-escalation and dose-expansion trial for patients with advanced, solid tumor malignancies who have pre-identified deleterious germline or somatic mutations in the homologous recombination deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) repair pathway (HR deficient). The trial is designed to assess the efficacy and safety of niraparib plus carboplatin in patients with evidence of HRD. The primary endpoint will be identifying the recommended phase 2 dose (RP2D) and schedule of niraparib plus carboplatin, as well as establishing the anti-tumor efficacy of niraparib plus carboplatin as determined by Response Evaluation Criteria in Solid Tumors (RECIST) v1.1 criteria.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Oct 2017

open study

A Phase 3 Adaptive Study to Evaluate the Safety and Efficacy of Inhaled Treprostinil in Patients With...
United Therapeutics Pulmonary Hypertension Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
This is a multicenter, randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled, 30-week, adaptive cross-over study, with a Treatment Period of approximately 26 weeks under the Original Design or, if applicable, a 17-week parallel study, with a Treatment Period of approximately 14 weeks... expand

This is a multicenter, randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled, 30-week, adaptive cross-over study, with a Treatment Period of approximately 26 weeks under the Original Design or, if applicable, a 17-week parallel study, with a Treatment Period of approximately 14 weeks under the Contingent Design.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Jun 2018

open study

177Lu Radiolabeled Monoclonal Antibody HuJ591 (177Lu-J591) and Ketoconazole in Patients With Prostate...
Weill Medical College of Cornell University Prostate Cancer
The purpose of this study is to test the effectiveness of the experimental drug, 177Lu-J591 in combination with ketoconazole and hydrocortisone against prostate cancer. expand

The purpose of this study is to test the effectiveness of the experimental drug, 177Lu-J591 in combination with ketoconazole and hydrocortisone against prostate cancer.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Jun 2009

open study

Nilotinib in Huntington's Disease
Georgetown University Huntington Disease
Based on strong pre-clinical evidence of the effects of Nilotinib on neurodegenerative pathologies, including autophagic clearance of neurotoxic proteins, neurotransmitters (dopamine and glutamate), immunity and behavior, the investigators conducted an open label pilot clinical... expand

Based on strong pre-clinical evidence of the effects of Nilotinib on neurodegenerative pathologies, including autophagic clearance of neurotoxic proteins, neurotransmitters (dopamine and glutamate), immunity and behavior, the investigators conducted an open label pilot clinical trial in mid-to-advanced PD with dementia (PDD) and Dementia with Lewy Bodies (DLB) (stage 3-4) patients. Participants (N=12) were randomized 1:1 to once daily oral dose of 150mg and 300mg Nilotinib for 6 months. The investigators data suggests that Nilotinib penetrates the brain and inhibits CSF Abelson (Abl) activity via reduction of phosphorylated Abl in agreement with pre-clinical data. Several studies suggest that CSF alpha-Synuclein and Abeta42 are decreased and CSF total Tau and p-Tau are increased in PD and DLB. The investigators data shows attenuation of loss of CSF alpha-Synuclein and Abeta40/42 with 300mg (50% of the CML dose) compared to 150mg Nilotinib after 6 months treatment. CSF homovanillic acid (HVA), which is a by-product of dopamine metabolism, is significantly increased; and CSF total Tau and p-Tau are significantly reduced (N=5, P<0.05) with 300mg Nilotinib between baseline and 6 months treatment. Despite the reduction of L-Dopa replacement therapies in our study, the Unified Parkinson's Disease Rating Scale (UDPRS) I-IV scores improved with 150mg (3.5 points) and 300mg (11 points) from baseline to 6 months and worsened (13.7 points and 11.4 points) after 3 months withdrawal of 150mg and 300mg, respectively. Other non-motor functions e.g. constipation was resolved in all patients and cognition was also improved (3.5 points) using both the Mini-Mental Status Exam (MMSE) or the Scales for Outcomes in Parkinson's Disease-Cognition (SCOPA-Cog) between baseline and 6 months. MMSE scores returned to baseline after 3 months of Nilotinib withdrawal. These data are very compelling to evaluate the effects of Nilotinib in an open label proof-of-concept study in patients with HD.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Nov 2018

open study

Identification of the Pre-exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) Cascade for Women.
Medstar Health Research Institute Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis
Pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) is a daily pill that greatly reduces the risk of transmission of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), however the barriers to PrEP use for women are understudied and PrEP is underutilized by women. Partnering with the DC Department of Health and... expand

Pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) is a daily pill that greatly reduces the risk of transmission of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), however the barriers to PrEP use for women are understudied and PrEP is underutilized by women. Partnering with the DC Department of Health and the DC Center for AIDS Research (DC-CFAR), the overarching goals are (1) to identify and populate the PrEP cascade for women, (2) to provide a blueprint for family planning providers to integrate HIV prevention into their practices and target evidence-based interventions to the women at highest risk for HIV in their communities, and (3) to evaluate the cost-effectiveness of this intervention. The overarching hypotheses are that (1) the timeline and roadmap to PrEP adoption and the PrEP cascade will be different for cis-gender women than that described for men who have sex with men (MSM) and transgender women, (2) women seeking family planning services will be eligible for and interested in PrEP and family planning providers are ideally situated to provide this care, and (3) provision of PrEP in the family planning setting will be cost-effective. This research proposes to evaluate (1) PrEP cascade of events for women (eligibility for PrEP, acceptability/interest in PrEP, access/linkage to a PrEP program, initiation of PrEP, retention, and adherence to PrEP) and (2) the integration of universal screening for PrEP and PrEP provision into a women's family planning clinic. This research will allow for targeted evidence-based interventions to reach women at high-risk for HIV and will provide a blueprint for the implementation of PrEP services in the family planning setting nationally.

Type: Observational

Start Date: Jul 2018

open study

Prospective Observational Study of the ICD in Sudden Cardiac Death Prevention
Johns Hopkins University Heart Failure, Congestive Death, Sudden, Cardiac Arrhythmia Cardiomyopathies
The overall hypothesis of this study is that subtle interactions between structural (substrate) and functional (trigger) abnormalities of the heart, some of which are genetically-determined, can be used to identify patients at high risk of sudden cardiac death (SCD). Such information... expand

The overall hypothesis of this study is that subtle interactions between structural (substrate) and functional (trigger) abnormalities of the heart, some of which are genetically-determined, can be used to identify patients at high risk of sudden cardiac death (SCD). Such information may be used to better define patients most likely to benefit from replacement of an internal defibrillator (ICD). The prospective, observational study to enroll, categorize and follow patients who receive an ICD pulse generator replacement for primary prevention of SCD (PROSe-ICD) was established to : 1. to gain a better understanding of the biological mechanisms that predispose to SCD 2. to develop readily determined clinical, electrocardiographic, genetic and blood protein markers identify patients with an increased risk of dying suddenly

Type: Observational

Start Date: Jun 2003

open study

The AVIATOR Study: Trastuzumab and Vinorelbine With Avelumab OR Avelumab & Utomilumab in Advanced HER2+...
Ian E. Krop, MD, PhD Breast Cancer
This research study is studying a combination of drugs as a possible treatment for breast cancer. The drugs involved in this study are: - Group A: Trastuzumab (Herceptin) + Vinorelbine (Navelbine) - Group B: Trastuzumab + Vinorelbine + Avelumab - Group... expand

This research study is studying a combination of drugs as a possible treatment for breast cancer. The drugs involved in this study are: - Group A: Trastuzumab (Herceptin) + Vinorelbine (Navelbine) - Group B: Trastuzumab + Vinorelbine + Avelumab - Group C: Trastuzumab + Vinorelbine + Avelumab + Utomilumab (PF-05082566)

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Jun 2018

open study

Retropubic vs. Single-Incision Mid-Urethral Sling for Stress Urinary Incontinence
Wake Forest University Health Sciences Stress Urinary Incontinence Pelvic Floor Disorders
One in five women will undergo prolapse surgery in their lifetime, and there is a strong correlation between prolapse and urinary incontinence. Pelvic floor surgeons aspire to improve relevant quality of life outcomes for women with pelvic floor disorders while minimizing complications... expand

One in five women will undergo prolapse surgery in their lifetime, and there is a strong correlation between prolapse and urinary incontinence. Pelvic floor surgeons aspire to improve relevant quality of life outcomes for women with pelvic floor disorders while minimizing complications and unnecessary procedures. There has been an experience of disappointment and frustration when a patient returns following POP repair with new symptoms of SUI that she ranks as a greater disruption to her quality of life than her original vaginal bulge. While retropubic (RP) slings are considered to be the "gold-standard" referent for other slings with long-term outcomes data, they are associated with the highest risks of intra- and post-operative complications including bladder injury, bleeding, and post-operative voiding dysfunction. Single-incision slings (SIS) are the latest iteration in sling development that build upon the benefits of slings but avoid passage through the muscles of the inner thigh. The hypothesis for this study is that single-incision slings (Altis ™) are non-inferior to Retropubic mid-urethral slings when placed at the time of native tissue vaginal repair.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Dec 2018

open study

Reduced Craniospinal Radiation Therapy and Chemotherapy in Treating Younger Patients With Newly Diagnosed...
Children's Oncology Group Medulloblastoma
This phase II trial studies how well reduced doses of radiation therapy to the brain and spine (craniospinal) and chemotherapy work in treating patients with newly diagnosed type of brain tumor called WNT)/Wingless (WNT)-driven medulloblastoma. Recent studies using chemotherapy... expand

This phase II trial studies how well reduced doses of radiation therapy to the brain and spine (craniospinal) and chemotherapy work in treating patients with newly diagnosed type of brain tumor called WNT)/Wingless (WNT)-driven medulloblastoma. Recent studies using chemotherapy and radiation therapy have been shown to be effective in treating patients with WNT-driven medulloblastoma. However, there is a concern about the late side effects of treatment, such as learning difficulties, lower amounts of hormones, or other problems in performing daily activities. Radiotherapy uses high-energy radiation from x-rays to kill cancer cells and shrink tumors. Drugs used in chemotherapy, such as cisplatin, vincristine sulfate, cyclophosphamide and lomustine, work in different ways to stop the growth of tumor cells, either by killing the cells, by stopping them from dividing, or by stopping them from spreading. Giving reduced craniospinal radiation therapy and chemotherapy may kill tumor cells and may also reduce the late side effects of treatment.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Oct 2017

open study