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374 matching studies

Sponsor Condition of Interest
Firstline Pembrolizumab Alone or in Combination With Pemetrexed and Carboplatin in Induction/Maintenance...
National Cancer Institute (NCI) Lung Non-Squamous Non-Small Cell Carcinoma Stage IIIB Lung Cancer AJCC v8 Stage IIIC Lung Cancer AJCC v8 Stage IVA Lung Cancer AJCC v8
This phase III trial studies whether pembrolizumab alone as a first-line treatment, followed by pemetrexed and carboplatin with or without pembrolizumab after disease progression is superior to induction with pembrolizumab, pemetrexed and carboplatin followed by pembrolizumab... expand

This phase III trial studies whether pembrolizumab alone as a first-line treatment, followed by pemetrexed and carboplatin with or without pembrolizumab after disease progression is superior to induction with pembrolizumab, pemetrexed and carboplatin followed by pembrolizumab and pemetrexed maintenance in treating patients with stage IV non-squamous non-small cell lung cancer. Immunotherapy with monoclonal antibodies, such as pembrolizumab, may help the body's immune system attack the cancer, and may interfere with the ability of tumor cells to grow and spread. Drugs used in chemotherapy, such as pemetrexed and carboplatin, 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. It is not yet known whether giving first-line pembrolizumab followed by pemetrexed and carboplatin with or without pembrolizumab works better in treating patients with non-squamous non-small cell cancer.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Feb 2019

open study

Discontinuation of Disease Modifying Therapies (DMTs) in Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
University of Colorado, Denver Multiple Sclerosis
Natural history research in Multiple Sclerosis (MS) suggests that risk of relapses and new Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) changes diminish significantly as people age, especially in MS patients 55 or older. Thus, the need to continue MS medicines that reduce relapses and new... expand

Natural history research in Multiple Sclerosis (MS) suggests that risk of relapses and new Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) changes diminish significantly as people age, especially in MS patients 55 or older. Thus, the need to continue MS medicines that reduce relapses and new MRI lesions may also decrease as people age, especially in those who have not had relapses or MRI scan changes for prolonged times. This study plans to learn more about the safety of stopping MS medication in this population, as compared to continuing on the medication.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Apr 2017

open study

Continuous Glucose Monitoring Devices in Hospitalized Veterans With Diabetes
VA Office of Research and Development Diabetes Mellitus, Type 2 Hypoglycemia
More than 25% of the patients admitted in the general wards have a history of Diabetes Mellitus (DM). Up to 30% of the hospitalized diabetics develop hypoglycemia (low glucose values); a condition that is associated with seizures, cardiac arrhythmias, and even death. In Veterans,... expand

More than 25% of the patients admitted in the general wards have a history of Diabetes Mellitus (DM). Up to 30% of the hospitalized diabetics develop hypoglycemia (low glucose values); a condition that is associated with seizures, cardiac arrhythmias, and even death. In Veterans, the prevalence is disproportionally higher. It is estimated that 40-50% of hospitalized Veterans are diabetics. In this clinical trial the investigators describe the development of a novel system, the Glucose Telemetry System (GTS), with which glucose values can be wirelessly transmitted from the patient's bedside to a monitor device at the nursing station. The goal of this work is to develop a more effective glucose surveillance system at the general wards, which can decrease hypoglycemia in the hospital and improve clinical outcomes.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Jul 2018

open study

Evaluation of Patient Outcomes From the Kidney Allograft Outcomes AlloSure Registry
CareDx Kidney Transplant Rejection
This is an observational study to evaluate safety and efficacy outcomes in renal transplant recipients in whom post-transplant care is managed using AlloSure®. AlloSure® is a non-invasive test to measure donor-derived cell-free DNA (dd-cfDNA). The AlloSure test is intended to... expand

This is an observational study to evaluate safety and efficacy outcomes in renal transplant recipients in whom post-transplant care is managed using AlloSure®. AlloSure® is a non-invasive test to measure donor-derived cell-free DNA (dd-cfDNA). The AlloSure test is intended to assess the probability of allograft rejection in kidney transplant recipients with clinical suspicion of rejection and to inform clinical decision-making regarding the necessity of renal biopsy in such patients at least 2 weeks post-transplant in conjunction with standard clinical assessment. Amendment 1 (A1): Is an observational study to develop and validate the clinical use of KidneyCare®.

Type: Observational

Start Date: Jan 2018

open study

Feasibility of Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement in Low-Risk Patients With Symptomatic, Severe Aortic...
Rebecca Torguson Aortic Stenosis
To assess the safety and feasibility of Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR) with commercially available bioprostheses in patients with severe, symptomatic aortic stenosis (AS) who are low‐risk (STS score ≤3%) for surgical aortic valve replacement (SAVR). expand

To assess the safety and feasibility of Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR) with commercially available bioprostheses in patients with severe, symptomatic aortic stenosis (AS) who are low‐risk (STS score ≤3%) for surgical aortic valve replacement (SAVR).

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Jan 2016

open study

Multimodel Exercise and Weight Loss in Older Obese Veterans With Dysmobility
VA Office of Research and Development Obesity Dysmobility
Obesity is a major risk factor for mobility problems in older adults and many older adults use a walking aid to help with their mobility. The use of a walking aid changes normal walking patterns and makes walking harder, leading people to have more functional problems. The purpose... expand

Obesity is a major risk factor for mobility problems in older adults and many older adults use a walking aid to help with their mobility. The use of a walking aid changes normal walking patterns and makes walking harder, leading people to have more functional problems. The purpose of this study is to test the effects of 12 months of a multi-modal balance intervention (MMBI) with supervised weight loss compared to MMBI only on fitness, functional performance, balance, and economy of gait. Participants will be one of 120 participants in the VAMHCS. Participation in this study is voluntary. The research will be conducted at the VAMHCS. The entire study will take approximately 4 years to complete. Subjects' participation in the study will last 24 months.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Oct 2016

open study

Educational Videos to Address Racial Disparities in Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator Therapy
Duke University Sudden Cardiac Death Heart Failure
VIVID is a prospective, multicenter, randomized clinical trial that will evaluate three specific research questions. In black patients eligible for a primary prevention implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD), 1) what is the effect of a patient-centered educational video... expand

VIVID is a prospective, multicenter, randomized clinical trial that will evaluate three specific research questions. In black patients eligible for a primary prevention implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD), 1) what is the effect of a patient-centered educational video compared with usual care (UC) on knowledge of SCD (Sudden Cardiac Death), associated risk factors, and ICDs; 2) what is the effect of a patient-centered educational video compared with UC on the decision for ICD implantation, decisional conflict, and receipt of an ICD within 90 days of the decision; 3) what is the effect of racial concordance between study patients and video participants (health care providers/patients) on the decision for ICD implantation, decisional conflict and ICD receipt within 90 days of the decision. In addition, in-depth qualitative interviews (IQI) with a sample of trial participants will be conducted to determine the salient influences on their decision and explore the reasons for their ultimate decision and subsequent implantation or non-implantation of an ICD. Approximately 480 patients eligible for a primary prevention ICD will be enrolled at approximately 12 hospitals in this study. Study sites selected for VIVID will be geographically diverse and provide care to a significant proportion of racial and ethnic minority patients. Patient's will be mailed a letter, regarding the study, prior to their initial visit. At the initial visit, patients will be approached about participation in the trial. For those interested, informed consent will be obtained and patients will be randomized. The investigators will be utilizing electronic consents on an iPad. Black patients will be randomized to one of 3 arms: educational videos presented in the same format; one with black participants (patients and providers) or the other with white participants (patients and providers); The third arm will be usual care (control) and the provider can interact with the patient consistent with their typical/usual care. Notably, for both intervention and control arms, all patient management decisions are completely at the discretion of the care providers.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Jul 2016

open study

A Study of Ramucirumab (LY3009806) Versus Placebo in Participants With Hepatocellular Carcinoma and Elevated...
Eli Lilly and Company Hepatocellular Carcinoma
The purpose of this study is to evaluate the safety and efficacy of ramucirumab in participants with hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) and elevated baseline alpha-fetoprotein. Participants will be randomized to ramucirumab or placebo in a 2:1 ratio (Main Global Cohort and China... expand

The purpose of this study is to evaluate the safety and efficacy of ramucirumab in participants with hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) and elevated baseline alpha-fetoprotein. Participants will be randomized to ramucirumab or placebo in a 2:1 ratio (Main Global Cohort and China Maximized Extended Enrollment [ME2] Cohort). Participants may also receive ramucirumab if eligible to be enrolled in Open-Label Expansion (OLE) Cohort.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Jul 2015

open study

Detection and Treatment of Sarcopenia and Myosteatosis in Older African Americans
VA Office of Research and Development Sarcopenia
The objectives of this study are to: 1) validate a rapid, portable, cost-effective method for screening myosteatosis and sarcopenia using diagnostic ultrasound, and 2) investigate a novel approach to progressive resistance exercise involving eccentric muscle actions that will... expand

The objectives of this study are to: 1) validate a rapid, portable, cost-effective method for screening myosteatosis and sarcopenia using diagnostic ultrasound, and 2) investigate a novel approach to progressive resistance exercise involving eccentric muscle actions that will counter the local effects of myosteatosis and sarcopenia in African Americans.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Mar 2015

open study

Financial Incentives, Randomization With Stepped Treatment Trial
Yale University Unhealthy Alcohol Use
The investigators plan to determine the effectiveness of contingency management (CM) plus stepped care for unhealthy alcohol use in HIV-positive patients. expand

The investigators plan to determine the effectiveness of contingency management (CM) plus stepped care for unhealthy alcohol use in HIV-positive patients.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: May 2018

open study

Cabozantinib-S-Malate in Treating Younger Patients With Recurrent, Refractory, or Newly Diagnosed Sarcomas,...
National Cancer Institute (NCI) Adrenal Cortex Carcinoma Alveolar Soft Part Sarcoma Central Nervous System Neoplasm Childhood Clear Cell Sarcoma of Soft Parts Clear Cell Sarcoma of Soft Tissue
This phase II trial studies how well cabozantinib-s-malate works in treating younger patients with sarcomas, Wilms tumor, or other rare tumors that have come back, do not respond to therapy, or are newly diagnosed. Cabozantinib-s-malate may stop the growth of tumor cells by blocking... expand

This phase II trial studies how well cabozantinib-s-malate works in treating younger patients with sarcomas, Wilms tumor, or other rare tumors that have come back, do not respond to therapy, or are newly diagnosed. Cabozantinib-s-malate may stop the growth of tumor cells by blocking some of the enzymes needed for tumor growth and tumor blood vessel growth.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: May 2017

open study

Randomized Trial of the Neochord DS1000 System Versus Open Surgical Repair
NeoChord Mitral Valve Insufficiency
The objective of this trial is to assess the safety and effectiveness of the study device in subjects with degenerative mitral valve disease receiving a mitral valve repair without cardiopulmonary bypass (treatment group) when compared to subjects receiving mitral valve repair... expand

The objective of this trial is to assess the safety and effectiveness of the study device in subjects with degenerative mitral valve disease receiving a mitral valve repair without cardiopulmonary bypass (treatment group) when compared to subjects receiving mitral valve repair using standard surgical techniques with cardiopulmonary bypass (control group).

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Nov 2016

open study

Non-invasive Vagus Nerve Stimulation for the Prevention of Migraines
ElectroCore INC Migraine Disorders
The purpose of the study is to investigate if the use of gammaCore Sapphire™ device reduces the number of migraines preventatively. expand

The purpose of the study is to investigate if the use of gammaCore Sapphire™ device reduces the number of migraines preventatively.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Nov 2018

open study

Combination Chemotherapy, Bevacizumab, and/or Atezolizumab in Treating Patients With Deficient DNA Mismatch...
National Cancer Institute (NCI) Metastatic Colorectal Adenocarcinoma Stage IV Colorectal Cancer AJCC v7 Stage IVA Colorectal Cancer AJCC v7 Stage IVB Colorectal Cancer AJCC v7
This randomized phase III trial studies how well combination chemotherapy, bevacizumab, and/or atezolizumab work in treating patients with deficient deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) mismatch repair colorectal cancer that has spread to other places in the body (metastatic). Drugs used... expand

This randomized phase III trial studies how well combination chemotherapy, bevacizumab, and/or atezolizumab work in treating patients with deficient deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) mismatch repair colorectal cancer that has spread to other places in the body (metastatic). Drugs used in chemotherapy, such as fluorouracil, oxaliplatin, and leucovorin calcium, 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. Immunotherapy with monoclonal antibodies, such as bevacizumab and atezolizumab, may help the body's immune system attack the cancer, and may interfere with the ability of tumor cells to grow and spread. Giving combination chemotherapy, bevacizumab, and atezolizumab may work better in treating patients with colorectal cancer.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Nov 2017

open study

Entinostat and Pembrolizumab in Treating Patients With Myelodysplastic Syndrome After DNMTi Therapy Failure
National Cancer Institute (NCI) Myelodysplastic Syndrome
This phase Ib trial studies the side effects and best dose of entinostat when given together with pembrolizumab in treating patients with myelodysplastic syndrome after deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) methyltransferase inhibitor (DNMTi) therapy failure. Entinostat may stop the growth... expand

This phase Ib trial studies the side effects and best dose of entinostat when given together with pembrolizumab in treating patients with myelodysplastic syndrome after deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) methyltransferase inhibitor (DNMTi) therapy failure. Entinostat may stop the growth of cancer cells by blocking some of the enzymes needed for cell growth. Immunotherapy with monoclonal antibodies, such as pembrolizumab, may help the body's immune system attack the cancer, and may interfere with the ability of tumor cells to grow and spread. Giving entinostat together with pembrolizumab may work better in treating patients with myelodysplastic syndrome after DNMTi therapy failure.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Apr 2017

open study

Efficacy and Safety of Etripamil for the Termination of Spontaneous PSVT. NODE-301
Milestone Pharmaceuticals Inc. Paroxysmal Supraventricular Tachycardia
The primary objective of this study is to determine whether etripamil nasal spray (NS) 70 mg is superior to placebo at terminating episodes of PSVT in an outpatient setting. expand

The primary objective of this study is to determine whether etripamil nasal spray (NS) 70 mg is superior to placebo at terminating episodes of PSVT in an outpatient setting.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Jun 2018

open study

SPYRAL HTN-ON MED Study
Medtronic Vascular Hypertension Vascular Diseases Cardiovascular Diseases
The purpose of this study is to test the hypothesis that renal denervation decreases blood pressure and is safe when studied in the presence of up to three standard antihypertensive medications. expand

The purpose of this study is to test the hypothesis that renal denervation decreases blood pressure and is safe when studied in the presence of up to three standard antihypertensive medications.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Jul 2015

open study

Dose Escalation and Expansion Study of FLX475 Monotherapy and in Combination With Pembrolizumab
RAPT Therapeutics, Inc. Advanced Cancer
This clinical trial is a Phase 1/2, open-label, sequential-group, dose-escalation and cohort expansion study to determine the safety and preliminary anti-tumor activity of FLX475 as monotherapy and in combination with pembrolizumab. The study will be conducted in 2 parts, a... expand

This clinical trial is a Phase 1/2, open-label, sequential-group, dose-escalation and cohort expansion study to determine the safety and preliminary anti-tumor activity of FLX475 as monotherapy and in combination with pembrolizumab. The study will be conducted in 2 parts, a dose-escalation phase (Part 1) and a cohort expansion phase (Part 2). In Part 1 of the study, subjects will be enrolled in sequential cohorts treated with successively higher doses of FLX475 as monotherapy or in combination with pembrolizumab. In Part 2 of the study, subjects will be initially enrolled in Stage 1 of parallel expansion cohorts of FLX475 as monotherapy or in combination with pembrolizumab.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Sep 2018

open study

A Study to Test Combination Treatments in Patients With Advanced Gastric Cancer
Bristol-Myers Squibb Advanced Gastric Cancer
The purpose of this study is to determine whether Nivolumab in combination with other therapies is more effective than Nivolumab in combination with Ipilimumab in treating patients/subjects with advanced gastric cancer. expand

The purpose of this study is to determine whether Nivolumab in combination with other therapies is more effective than Nivolumab in combination with Ipilimumab in treating patients/subjects with advanced gastric cancer.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Nov 2016

open study

Randomized On-X Anticoagulation Trial
On-X Life Technologies, Inc. Heart Valve Disease
Various patient groups with the On-X Valve can be maintained safely on lower doses of blood thinner(Coumadin®) or on antiplatelet drugs (aspirin/Plavix®) only rather than the standard dose of Coumadin and aspirin presently recommended by ACC/AHA or ACCP professional societies.... expand

Various patient groups with the On-X Valve can be maintained safely on lower doses of blood thinner(Coumadin®) or on antiplatelet drugs (aspirin/Plavix®) only rather than the standard dose of Coumadin and aspirin presently recommended by ACC/AHA or ACCP professional societies.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Jun 2006

open study

Study of OSE2101 Versus Standard Treatment as 2nd or 3rd Line in HLA-A2 Positive Patients With Advanced...
OSE Immunotherapeutics Non Small Cell Lung Cancer
The aim of this study is to determine if the Investigational Medicinal Product Tedopi (OSE2101) is more effective than standard treatment in treating patients with stage IIIB NSCLC unsuitable for radiotherapy or metastatic NSCLC in second- or third-line treatment after failure... expand

The aim of this study is to determine if the Investigational Medicinal Product Tedopi (OSE2101) is more effective than standard treatment in treating patients with stage IIIB NSCLC unsuitable for radiotherapy or metastatic NSCLC in second- or third-line treatment after failure of immune checkpoint-inhibitor regimens.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Feb 2016

open study

Study Evaluating Efficacy and Safety of FFX Versus Combination of CPI-613 With mFFX in Patients With...
Rafael Pharmaceuticals Inc. Pancreatic Cancer Metastatic
A prospective, multicenter, open label, randomized phase III study to evaluate efficacy and safety of FFX versus CPI-613 + mFFX in patients with metastatic adenocarcinoma of the pancreas with age range of 18 to 75 years expand

A prospective, multicenter, open label, randomized phase III study to evaluate efficacy and safety of FFX versus CPI-613 + mFFX in patients with metastatic adenocarcinoma of the pancreas with age range of 18 to 75 years

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Nov 2018

open study

Impact of Nilotinib on Safety, Tolerability, Pharmacokinetics and Biomarkers in Dementia With Lewy Bodies
Georgetown University Dementia With Lewy Bodies
Dementia with Lewy Bodies (DLB) is an alphasynucleinopathy and the second most common form of dementia in the elderly. DLB shares striking neuropathological and clinical similarities with both Parkinson's disease (PD) and Alzheimer's disease (AD). Nilotinib (Tasigna®, AMN107,... expand

Dementia with Lewy Bodies (DLB) is an alphasynucleinopathy and the second most common form of dementia in the elderly. DLB shares striking neuropathological and clinical similarities with both Parkinson's disease (PD) and Alzheimer's disease (AD). Nilotinib (Tasigna®, AMN107, Novartis, Switzerland) is approved by the FDA and is well tolerated for CML treatment at oral doses of 600-800mg daily. The Investigators propose to perform a phase II randomized, double blinded, placebo controlled study to evaluate the impact of Nilotinib in patients with DLB.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Jan 2019

open study

A Study of Relatlimab Plus Nivolumab Versus Nivolumab Alone in Participants With Advanced Melanoma
Bristol-Myers Squibb Melanoma
The purpose of this study is to determine whether nivolumab in combination with relatlimab is more effective than nivolumab by itself in treating unresectable melanoma or melanoma that has spread expand

The purpose of this study is to determine whether nivolumab in combination with relatlimab is more effective than nivolumab by itself in treating unresectable melanoma or melanoma that has spread

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Apr 2018

open study

A Study to Evaluate The Efficacy And Safety Of RO7198457 In Combination With Pembrolizumab Versus Pembrolizumab...
Genentech, Inc. Advanced Melanoma
This study will evaluate the efficacy, safety, pharmacokinetics, and patient-reported outcomes (PROs) of RO7198457 plus pembrolizumab compared with pembrolizumab alone in patients with previously untreated advanced melanoma. expand

This study will evaluate the efficacy, safety, pharmacokinetics, and patient-reported outcomes (PROs) of RO7198457 plus pembrolizumab compared with pembrolizumab alone in patients with previously untreated advanced melanoma.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Jan 2019

open study