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365 matching studies

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A Registry Study of NanoKnife IRE for Stage 3 Pancreatic Cancer
Angiodynamics, Inc. Stage III Pancreatic Cancer
This multicenter, observational study will evaluate the effectiveness and safety of the NanoKnife System when used for the ablation of Stage 3 pancreatic adenocarcinoma (Stage 3 PC). Eligible patients will be recruited over a 36-month period and participating institutions will... expand

This multicenter, observational study will evaluate the effectiveness and safety of the NanoKnife System when used for the ablation of Stage 3 pancreatic adenocarcinoma (Stage 3 PC). Eligible patients will be recruited over a 36-month period and participating institutions will enroll and provide data on consecutive patients that meet inclusion and exclusion criteria. Each patient will be followed up for the duration of the study or until death. The study will include two (2) cohorts: patients who received standard of care (SOC) and received irreversible electroporation (IRE) [IRE cohort], and patients who were treated with SOC and did not receive IRE [SOC cohort].

Type: Observational [Patient Registry]

Start Date: May 2019

open study

Resistive Training Combined With Nutritional Therapy After Stroke
VA Office of Research and Development Stroke
Stroke survivors experience severe muscle wasting during the chronic phase of recovery, with implications for strength, function and general health. Although resistive exercise training effectively combats this problem, it is unknown whether sub-optimal protein intake limits the... expand

Stroke survivors experience severe muscle wasting during the chronic phase of recovery, with implications for strength, function and general health. Although resistive exercise training effectively combats this problem, it is unknown whether sub-optimal protein intake limits the observed gains in skeletal muscle growth. Skeletal muscle adaptations may occur when resistive training (RT) is combined with nutritional therapy in the form of post- exercise protein consumption. This study would be the first to directly compare RT+protein supplementation to RT+placebo (same calories as protein supplement) in those with chronic hemiparesis caused by stroke, providing evidence-based rationale for combination therapy in the clinical care of this population.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Aug 2015

open study

Efficacy and Safety of Pembrolizumab (MK-3475) With Lenvatinib (E7080/MK-7902) vs. Docetaxel in Participants...
Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp. Metastatic Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer
This study will evaluate the efficacy and safety of pembrolizumab (MK-3475) with lenvatinib (E7080/MK-7902) vs. docetaxel in participants with metastatic non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) and progressive disease (PD) after platinum doublet chemotherapy and treatment with one... expand

This study will evaluate the efficacy and safety of pembrolizumab (MK-3475) with lenvatinib (E7080/MK-7902) vs. docetaxel in participants with metastatic non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) and progressive disease (PD) after platinum doublet chemotherapy and treatment with one prior anti-PD-1/PD-L1 monoclonal antibody (mAb). The primary hypotheses of this study are that pembrolizumab + lenvatinib (compared with docetaxel) prolongs: 1) overall survival (OS); and progression-free survival (PFS) per Response Evaluation Criteria in Solid Tumors Version 1.1 (RECIST 1.1) based on blinded independent central review (BICR).

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Jun 2019

open study

Botulinum Toxin Type A (AGN-151607) for the Prevention of Post-operative Atrial Fibrillation in Patients...
Allergan Post-Operative Atrial Fibrillation
This is a multi-center, randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled, parallel group, dose-ranging study to evaluate the efficacy and safety of botulinum toxin type A (AGN-151607) injections into the epicardial fat pads, foci of ganglionic plexi, to prevent Post-Operative Atrial... expand

This is a multi-center, randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled, parallel group, dose-ranging study to evaluate the efficacy and safety of botulinum toxin type A (AGN-151607) injections into the epicardial fat pads, foci of ganglionic plexi, to prevent Post-Operative Atrial Fibrillation (POAF) in patients undergoing open-chest cardiac surgery.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Mar 2019

open study

Basket Study of Entrectinib (RXDX-101) for the Treatment of Patients With Solid Tumors Harboring NTRK...
Hoffmann-La Roche Breast Cancer Cholangiocarcinoma Colorectal Cancer Head and Neck Neoplasms Lymphoma, Large-Cell, Anaplastic
This is an open-label, multicenter, global Phase 2 basket study of entrectinib (RXDX-101) for the treatment of patients with solid tumors that harbor an NTRK1/2/3, ROS1, or ALK gene fusion. Patients will be assigned to different baskets according to tumor type and gene fusion.... expand

This is an open-label, multicenter, global Phase 2 basket study of entrectinib (RXDX-101) for the treatment of patients with solid tumors that harbor an NTRK1/2/3, ROS1, or ALK gene fusion. Patients will be assigned to different baskets according to tumor type and gene fusion.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Nov 2015

open study

Substudy 1: Efficacy and Safety Study of Pembrolizumab (MK-3475) Plus Chemotherapy When Used With Investigational...
Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp. Carcinoma, Non-Small-Cell Lung
The purpose of this study is to assess the efficacy and safety of pembrolizumab (MK-3475) in combination with MK-7684 in treatment-naïve participants with advanced squamous or non-squamous NSCLC. This study is one of three pembrolizumab substudies being conducted under one pembrolizumab... expand

The purpose of this study is to assess the efficacy and safety of pembrolizumab (MK-3475) in combination with MK-7684 in treatment-naïve participants with advanced squamous or non-squamous NSCLC. This study is one of three pembrolizumab substudies being conducted under one pembrolizumab umbrella master protocol (MK-3475-U01).

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Dec 2019

open study

A Study Of Avelumab In Combination With Other Cancer Immunotherapies In Advanced Malignancies (JAVELIN...
Pfizer Advanced Cancer
This is a Phase 1b/2 dose-optimization study to evaluate safety, pharmacokinetics, pharmacodynamics, and preliminary antitumor activity of avelumab (MSB0010718C) in combination with other cancer immunotherapies in patients with locally advanced or metastatic solid tumors. The... expand

This is a Phase 1b/2 dose-optimization study to evaluate safety, pharmacokinetics, pharmacodynamics, and preliminary antitumor activity of avelumab (MSB0010718C) in combination with other cancer immunotherapies in patients with locally advanced or metastatic solid tumors. The primary purpose is to assess the safety and early signs of efficacy of various avelumab combinations with other cancer immunotherapies, optimizing dosing regimens as appropriate, in a limited series of indications.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Nov 2015

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Assessment of Efficacy and Safety of Ruxolitinib in Participants With COVID-19-Associated ARDS Who Require...
Incyte Corporation COVID-19
The purpose of this study is to evaluate the efficacy and safety of ruxolitinib in the treatment of participants with COVID-19-associated Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome (ARDS) who require mechanical ventilation. expand

The purpose of this study is to evaluate the efficacy and safety of ruxolitinib in the treatment of participants with COVID-19-associated Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome (ARDS) who require mechanical ventilation.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: May 2020

open study

Breast Cancer WEight Loss Study (BWEL Study)
Alliance for Clinical Trials in Oncology Breast Carcinoma
This randomized phase III trial studies whether weight loss in overweight and obese women may prevent breast cancer from coming back (recurrence). Previous studies have found that women who are overweight or obese when their breast cancer is found (diagnosed) have a greater risk... expand

This randomized phase III trial studies whether weight loss in overweight and obese women may prevent breast cancer from coming back (recurrence). Previous studies have found that women who are overweight or obese when their breast cancer is found (diagnosed) have a greater risk of their breast cancer recurring, as compared to women who were thinner when their cancer was diagnosed. This study aims to test whether overweight or obese women who take part in a weight loss program after being diagnosed with breast cancer have a lower rate of cancer recurrence as compared to women who do not take part in the weight loss program. This study will help to show whether weight loss programs should be a part of breast cancer treatment.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Aug 2016

open study

Assessment of Primary Prevention Patients Receiving An ICD - Systematic Evaluation of ATP
Boston Scientific Corporation Sudden Cardiac Death
The primary objective is to understand the role of antitachycardia pacing (ATP) in primary prevention patients indicated for ICD therapy and programmed according to current guidance of higher rate cut-offs and therapy delays. The time to first all-cause shock will be tested in... expand

The primary objective is to understand the role of antitachycardia pacing (ATP) in primary prevention patients indicated for ICD therapy and programmed according to current guidance of higher rate cut-offs and therapy delays. The time to first all-cause shock will be tested in subjects with standard therapy (ATP and shocks) compared to subjects programmed to shock only to assess equivalency.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Sep 2016

open study

Filgotinib in the Induction and Maintenance of Remission in Adults With Moderately to Severely Active...
Gilead Sciences Crohn's Disease
The primary objectives of this study are to evaluate the safety and efficacy of filgotinib during induction and maintenance treatment of moderately to severely active Crohn's disease (CD) in participants who are biologic-naive and biologic-experienced. Participants who complete... expand

The primary objectives of this study are to evaluate the safety and efficacy of filgotinib during induction and maintenance treatment of moderately to severely active Crohn's disease (CD) in participants who are biologic-naive and biologic-experienced. Participants who complete the study, or do not meet protocol response or remission criteria at Week 10 will have the option to enter a separate long-term extension (LTE) study (Gilead Study GS-US-419-3896).

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Oct 2016

open study

Traditional Versus Early Aggressive Therapy for Multiple Sclerosis Trial
Johns Hopkins University Multiple Sclerosis, Relapsing-Remitting
FDA-approved multiple sclerosis (MS) disease-modifying therapies (DMTs) target the relapsing phase of MS but have minimal impact once the progressive phase has begun. It is unclear if, in the relapsing phase, there is an advantage of early aggressive therapy with respect to preventing... expand

FDA-approved multiple sclerosis (MS) disease-modifying therapies (DMTs) target the relapsing phase of MS but have minimal impact once the progressive phase has begun. It is unclear if, in the relapsing phase, there is an advantage of early aggressive therapy with respect to preventing long-term disability. The infectious risks and other complications associated with higher-efficacy treatments highlight the need to quantify their effectiveness in preventing disability. The TRaditional versus Early Aggressive Therapy for MS (TREAT-MS) trial is a pragmatic, randomized controlled trial that has two primary aims: 1) to evaluate, jointly and independently among patients deemed at higher risk vs. lower risk for disability accumulation, whether an "early aggressive" therapy approach, versus starting with a traditional, first-line therapy, influences the intermediate-term risk of disability, and 2) to evaluate if, among patients deemed at lower risk for disability who start on first-line MS therapies but experience breakthrough disease, those who switch to a higher-efficacy versus a new first-line therapy have different intermediate-term risk of disability.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: May 2018

open study

Family Genetics Health Education and Healthy Behaviors
National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI) Diabetes Cancer Heart Disease
Background: - Family-based approaches to reduce disease risk and promote healthy behaviors may be better than targeting individuals. Risk assessments based on family health history may help educate families on disease risks and encourage them to change physical activity and... expand

Background: - Family-based approaches to reduce disease risk and promote healthy behaviors may be better than targeting individuals. Risk assessments based on family health history may help educate families on disease risks and encourage them to change physical activity and food choices. Specifically, researchers want to better understand the role of mothers in teaching healthy behaviors to their families. Objectives: - To determine mothers influence on diet and health-related behaviors. - To study an intervention tool that connects family health history and disease risk. Eligibility: - 18 years of age who have at least one child living at home. Design: - Participants will complete a survey over the phone. The survey will take 30 to 40 minutes to complete. The survey will collect family health history on heart disease, diabetes, colorectal cancer, and breast cancer. - Researchers will give participants a Family Health Package (FHP). The FHP will provide information on family health history and disease risk. It will also recommend behaviors that can reduce health risks. - Two weeks after sending the FHP, participants will complete a phone survey about the FHP materials and their social networks. - Some participants will be invited to focus groups. The focus groups will explore diet and health behavior. They will look at food purchasing and preparation and meal sharing. The groups will also discuss attitudes toward healthy eating and physical activity. Each focus group will last 1 to 2 hours. - Participants will be asked to complete an electronic survey regarding participants health status, causal health beliefs, risk perceptions, and intentions to communicate health information. - Then, participants will have the opportunity to use the electronic version of the FHP, which will assess family health history. - After using the FHeP, participants will complete a short electronic survey to identify knowledge and understanding gained from the use of the application, changes in communication intentions, and suggestions for improvements to the application. - Upon completion of the electronic portion of the study, a study team member will conduct a semi-structured interview to allow the participants to qualitatively evaluate their user experience, including satisfaction and usefulness. - This study process will take approximately 60-90 minutes.

Type: Observational

Start Date: Jan 2012

open study

Simvastatin in Preventing Liver Cancer in Patients With Liver Cirrhosis
National Cancer Institute (NCI) Cirrhosis
This randomized phase II trial studies how well simvastatin works in preventing liver cancer in patients with liver cirrhosis. Simvastatin may stop the growth of cancer cells by blocking some of the enzymes needed for cell growth. expand

This randomized phase II trial studies how well simvastatin works in preventing liver cancer in patients with liver cirrhosis. Simvastatin may stop the growth of cancer cells by blocking some of the enzymes needed for cell growth.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Jun 2017

open study

A Study of Lasmiditan (LY573144) Over Four Migraine Attacks
Eli Lilly and Company Migraine
The reason for this study is to see how effective and safe the study drug known as lasmiditan is in the acute treatment of 4 migraine attacks with or without aura. expand

The reason for this study is to see how effective and safe the study drug known as lasmiditan is in the acute treatment of 4 migraine attacks with or without aura.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Jun 2019

open study

TRC-PAD Program: In-Clinic Trial-Ready Cohort
University of Southern California Preclinical Alzheimer's Disease Prodromal Alzheimer's Disease Alzheimer Disease Dementia
The purpose of the TRC-PAD study is to develop a large, well-characterized, biomarker-confirmed, trial-ready cohort to facilitate rapid enrollment into AD prevention trials utilizing the APT Webstudy and subsequent referral to in-clinic evaluation and biomarker confirmation.... expand

The purpose of the TRC-PAD study is to develop a large, well-characterized, biomarker-confirmed, trial-ready cohort to facilitate rapid enrollment into AD prevention trials utilizing the APT Webstudy and subsequent referral to in-clinic evaluation and biomarker confirmation. Participants with known biomarker status may have direct referral to the Trial-Ready Cohort. If you are interested in being selected for the TRC-PAD study, you should first enroll in the APT Webstudy (https://www.aptwebstudy.org/welcome).

Type: Observational

Start Date: Jun 2019

open study

Tabelecleucel for Allogeneic Hematopoietic Cell Transplant Subjects With Epstein-Barr Virus-Associated...
Atara Biotherapeutics Epstein-Barr Virus-Associated Post-Transplant Lymphoproliferative Disease (EBV+ PTLD) Stem Cell Transplant Complications Lymphoproliferative Disorders
This is a multicenter, open label, single-arm, phase 3 study to assess the efficacy and safety of tabelecleucel for the treatment of Epstein-Barr virus-associated post-transplant lymphoproliferative disease (EBV+ PTLD) in the setting of allogeneic hematopoietic cell transplant... expand

This is a multicenter, open label, single-arm, phase 3 study to assess the efficacy and safety of tabelecleucel for the treatment of Epstein-Barr virus-associated post-transplant lymphoproliferative disease (EBV+ PTLD) in the setting of allogeneic hematopoietic cell transplant (HCT) after failure of rituximab.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Dec 2017

open study

HOPE in Action Prospective Multicenter, Clinical Trial of Deceased HIVD+ Kidney Transplants for HIV+...
Johns Hopkins University Hiv
The primary objective of this study is to determine if an HIV-infected deceased kidney donor (HIVD+) transplant is safe with regards to major transplant-related and HIV-related complications. expand

The primary objective of this study is to determine if an HIV-infected deceased kidney donor (HIVD+) transplant is safe with regards to major transplant-related and HIV-related complications.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Apr 2018

open study

A Study of Zenocutuzumab (MCLA-128) in Patients With Solid Tumors Harboring an NRG1 Fusion
Merus N.V. Solid Tumours Harboring NRG1 Fusion NSCLC Harboring NRG1 Fusion Pancreatic Cancer Harboring NRG1 Fusion NRG1 Fusion
This is a Phase I/II, open-label, multi-center, multi-national, dose escalation, single agent study to assess the safety, tolerability, PK, PD, immunogenicity and anti-tumor activity of zenocutuzumab (MCLA-128) in patients with solid tumors harboring an NRG1 fusion. expand

This is a Phase I/II, open-label, multi-center, multi-national, dose escalation, single agent study to assess the safety, tolerability, PK, PD, immunogenicity and anti-tumor activity of zenocutuzumab (MCLA-128) in patients with solid tumors harboring an NRG1 fusion.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Jan 2015

open study

Phase 3 Study to Evaluate the Efficacy and Safety of Elafibranor Versus Placebo in Patients With Nonalcoholic...
Genfit Nonalcoholic Steatohepatitis (NASH) With Fibrosis
The primary objectives of this study are to evaluate the effect of Elafibranor treatment compared to placebo on 1) histological improvement and 2) all-cause mortality and liver-related outcomes in patients with nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH) and fibrosis. expand

The primary objectives of this study are to evaluate the effect of Elafibranor treatment compared to placebo on 1) histological improvement and 2) all-cause mortality and liver-related outcomes in patients with nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH) and fibrosis.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Mar 2016

open study

Radiation Therapy With or Without Cisplatin in Treating Patients With Stage III-IVA Squamous Cell Carcinoma...
ECOG-ACRIN Cancer Research Group Head and Neck Squamous Cell Carcinoma Hypopharyngeal Squamous Cell Carcinoma Laryngeal Squamous Cell Carcinoma Laryngeal Squamous Cell Carcinoma, Spindle Cell Variant Lip and Oral Cavity Squamous Cell Carcinoma
This phase II trial studies how well radiation therapy with or without cisplatin works in treating patients with stage III-IVA squamous cell carcinoma of the head and neck who have undergone surgery. Radiation therapy uses high energy x-rays to kill tumor cells and shrink tumors.... expand

This phase II trial studies how well radiation therapy with or without cisplatin works in treating patients with stage III-IVA squamous cell carcinoma of the head and neck who have undergone surgery. Radiation therapy uses high energy x-rays to kill tumor cells and shrink tumors. Drugs used in chemotherapy, such as cisplatin, 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 if radiation therapy is more effective with or without cisplatin in treating patients with squamous cell carcinoma of the head and neck.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Mar 2016

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The Endoscopic Assesment of Intestinal Grafts
Sahlgrenska University Hospital, Sweden Transplant; Intestine Transplant; Complication, Rejection Transplant; Failure, Bowel Enteritis Mucosal Inflammation
The study validates prospectively a new endoscopic scoring system (Gothenburg Intestinal Transplant Endoscopy Score, GITES) designed to summarize and stratify the abnormal ileal endoscopic findings after intestinal transplantation. GITES is a five-tier, four grade score which... expand

The study validates prospectively a new endoscopic scoring system (Gothenburg Intestinal Transplant Endoscopy Score, GITES) designed to summarize and stratify the abnormal ileal endoscopic findings after intestinal transplantation. GITES is a five-tier, four grade score which asseses mucosal friability, mucosal erythema and mucosal injury (ulcerations) as well as villous changes according to severity. These features (i.e., endoscopic descriptors) are also grouped from mild to very severe in the same sequence as observed during the progression of several pathologic conditions encountered after intestinal transplantation (acute rejection, infectious enteritis).

Type: Observational

Start Date: Apr 2014

open study

HKI-272 for HER2-Positive Breast Cancer and Brain Metastases
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute Breast Cancer
The purpose of this research study is to determine how well neratinib works in treating breast cancer that has spread to the brain. Neratinib is a recently discovered oral drug that may stop breast cancer cells from growing abnormally by inhibiting (or blocking) members of a... expand

The purpose of this research study is to determine how well neratinib works in treating breast cancer that has spread to the brain. Neratinib is a recently discovered oral drug that may stop breast cancer cells from growing abnormally by inhibiting (or blocking) members of a family of proteins that include Human Epidermal Growth Factor Receptor 2 (HER2). In this research study, the investigators are looking to see how well neratinib works to decrease the size of or stabilize breast cancer that has spread to the brain. The investigators are also looking at how previous treatments have affected your thinking (or cognition) and how much neratinib reaches the central nervous system.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Feb 2012

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Sustained Effect of Droxidopa in Symptomatic Neurogenic Orthostatic Hypotension
Lundbeck Northera Ltd. Symptomatic Neurogenic Orthostatic Hypotension
To evaluate the time to treatment intervention in patients with Parkinson's Disease (PD), Multiple System Atrophy (MSA), Pure Autonomic Failure (PAF), Non-Diabetic Autonomic Neuropathy (NDAN) or Dopamine Beta Hydroxylase (DBH) Deficiency who have been previously stabilized with... expand

To evaluate the time to treatment intervention in patients with Parkinson's Disease (PD), Multiple System Atrophy (MSA), Pure Autonomic Failure (PAF), Non-Diabetic Autonomic Neuropathy (NDAN) or Dopamine Beta Hydroxylase (DBH) Deficiency who have been previously stabilized with droxidopa therapy for symptoms of neurogenic orthostatic hypotension (NOH) (dizziness, light-headedness, or feelings that they are about to black out)

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Feb 2016

open study

Crizotinib in Treating Patients With Stage IB-IIIA Non-small Cell Lung Cancer That Has Been Removed by...
ECOG-ACRIN Cancer Research Group ALK Gene Rearrangement ALK Gene Translocation ALK Positive Stage IB Non-Small Cell Lung Carcinoma AJCC v7 Stage II Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer AJCC v7
This randomized phase III trial studies how well crizotinib works in treating patients with stage IB-IIIA non-small cell lung cancer that has been removed by surgery and has a mutation in a protein called anaplastic lymphoma kinase (ALK). Mutations, or changes, in ALK can make... expand

This randomized phase III trial studies how well crizotinib works in treating patients with stage IB-IIIA non-small cell lung cancer that has been removed by surgery and has a mutation in a protein called anaplastic lymphoma kinase (ALK). Mutations, or changes, in ALK can make it very active and important for tumor cell growth and progression. Crizotinib may stop the growth of tumor cells by blocking the ALK protein from working. Crizotinib may be an effective treatment for patients with non-small cell lung cancer and an ALK fusion mutation.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Aug 2014

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