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355 matching studies

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Nivolumab/Ipilimumab Plus Cabozantinib in Patients With Unresectable Advanced Melanoma
Georgetown University Melanoma
In this phase II advanced melanoma study, all patients will receive treatment with nivolumab/ipilimumab plus cabozantinib for a 12 week induction period followed by nivolumab plus cabozantinib maintanence to complete up to 2 years of therapy unless disease progression, dose limiting... expand

In this phase II advanced melanoma study, all patients will receive treatment with nivolumab/ipilimumab plus cabozantinib for a 12 week induction period followed by nivolumab plus cabozantinib maintanence to complete up to 2 years of therapy unless disease progression, dose limiting toxicity, provider/patient decision or patient withdrawal of consent occurs. The primary endpoint is the one year PFS rate. Patients will have staging scans at baseline and every 12 weeks during the first 2 years on study. Safety evaluations including labs, EKG and history and physical will occur at each visit. Baseline tumor sample is required and on treatment biopsy will be optional of superficial tumor in the skin, subcutaneous tissue or lymph node that is palpable.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Mar 2020

open study

Effect of Tumor Treating Fields (TTFields) (150 kHz) Concurrent With Standard of Care Therapies for Treatment...
NovoCure Ltd. Nonsmall Cell Lung Cancer
The study is a prospective, randomized controlled phase III trial aimed to test the efficacy and safety of TTFields, using the NovoTTF-100L System, concurrent with standard therapies for stage 4 NSCLC patients, following progression while on or after platinum based treatment.The... expand

The study is a prospective, randomized controlled phase III trial aimed to test the efficacy and safety of TTFields, using the NovoTTF-100L System, concurrent with standard therapies for stage 4 NSCLC patients, following progression while on or after platinum based treatment.The device is an experimental, portable, battery operated device for chronic administration of alternating electric fields (termed TTFields or TTF) to the region of the malignant tumor, by means of surface, insulated electrode arrays.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Dec 2016

open study

A Study of CMV Vaccine (HB-101) in Kidney Transplant Patients
Hookipa Biotech Cytomegalovirus (CMV) Infection Kidney Transplantation
HB-101 is a bivalent recombinant vaccine against human CMV infection. This is a randomized, placebo-controlled, phase 2 study to assess the safety, reactogenicity, immunogenicity, and efficacy of HB-101 in CMV-Seronegative patients receiving a kidney transplant from a CMV-Seropositive... expand

HB-101 is a bivalent recombinant vaccine against human CMV infection. This is a randomized, placebo-controlled, phase 2 study to assess the safety, reactogenicity, immunogenicity, and efficacy of HB-101 in CMV-Seronegative patients receiving a kidney transplant from a CMV-Seropositive living donor and CMV-Seropositive patients.Patients enrolled should have a living donor kidney transplantation ideally planned between two to four months after the first injection of study drug (HB-101 or placebo).

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Dec 2018

open study

Intravenous Iloprost in Subjects With Symptomatic Raynaud's Phenomenon Secondary to Systemic Sclerosis...
Eicos Sciences, Inc. Raynaud's Phenomenon Secondary to Systemic Sclerosis
This is a Phase 3, multicenter, double-blind, randomized, placebo-controlled study to evaluate the safety and efficacy of iloprost on the frequency of and relief from symptomatic digital ischemic episodes in subjects with systemic sclerosis. expand

This is a Phase 3, multicenter, double-blind, randomized, placebo-controlled study to evaluate the safety and efficacy of iloprost on the frequency of and relief from symptomatic digital ischemic episodes in subjects with systemic sclerosis.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Oct 2019

open study

Safety and Efficacy Study of Gantenerumab in Participants With Early Alzheimer's Disease (AD)
Hoffmann-La Roche Alzheimer Disease
This randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled, parallel group study will evaluate the efficacy and safety of gantenerumab versus placebo in participants with early (prodromal to mild) AD. All participants must show evidence of beta-amyloid pathology. Eligible participants... expand

This randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled, parallel group study will evaluate the efficacy and safety of gantenerumab versus placebo in participants with early (prodromal to mild) AD. All participants must show evidence of beta-amyloid pathology. Eligible participants will be randomized 1:1 to receive either subcutaneous (SC) injection of gantenerumab or placebo. The primary efficacy assessment will be performed at the end of the double blind period at week 104. Participants will then be offered to enter into an open-label extension (OLE). Participants not willing to go to the OLE will participate in a long term follow-up period for up to 50 weeks after the last gantenerumab dose.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Aug 2018

open study

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

THE ALIGN-AR TRIAL: JenaValve Pericardial TAVR Aortic Regurgitation Study
JenaValve Technology, Inc. Aortic Regurgitation
To collect information about treatment for severe Aortic Regurgitation (AR), which affects the aortic valve in the heart. Aortic regurgitation is a condition where aortic valve in the heart does not close tightly and allows some blood to leak back into the heart chamber. Symptoms... expand

To collect information about treatment for severe Aortic Regurgitation (AR), which affects the aortic valve in the heart. Aortic regurgitation is a condition where aortic valve in the heart does not close tightly and allows some blood to leak back into the heart chamber. Symptoms of aortic regurgitation may include fatigue and shortness of breath. The preferred treatment for severe aortic regurgitation is aortic valve replacement surgery.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Apr 2018

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

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

A Study of INCMGA00012 in Metastatic Merkel Cell Carcinoma (POD1UM-201)
Incyte Corporation Metastatic Merkel Cell Carcinoma
The purpose of this study is to assess the clinical activity and safety of INCMGA00012 in participants with advanced/metastatic Merkel cell carcinoma (MCC). expand

The purpose of this study is to assess the clinical activity and safety of INCMGA00012 in participants with advanced/metastatic Merkel cell carcinoma (MCC).

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Aug 2018

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

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

Efficacy and Safety of DaxibotulinumtoxinA for Injection for the Treatment of Adult Upper Limb Spasticity
Revance Therapeutics, Inc. Upper Limb Spasticity
This is a randomized, Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled, Parallel Group, Dose-Ranging, trial to Evaluate the Efficacy and Safety of DaxibotulinumtoxinA for Injection for the Treatment of Upper Limb Spasticity in Adults After Stroke or Traumatic Brain Injury. The study will be... expand

This is a randomized, Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled, Parallel Group, Dose-Ranging, trial to Evaluate the Efficacy and Safety of DaxibotulinumtoxinA for Injection for the Treatment of Upper Limb Spasticity in Adults After Stroke or Traumatic Brain Injury. The study will be conducted in the U.S.A. , approximately 128 adult subjects from approximately 30 study centers will be randomly assigned (1:1:1:1) to one of four treatment groups. The study consists of a 21-day screening period, a treatment visit and follow-up visits. The study is expected to last approximately 2 years, and the duration of individual subject participation will vary.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Dec 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

Scleroderma Lung Study III - Combining Pirfenidone With Mycophenolate
Michael Roth Scleroderma, Systemic Interstitial Lung Disease
A Phase II multi-center, double-blind, parallel group, randomized and placebo-controlled clinical trial addressing the treatment of patients with active and symptomatic Scleroderma-related interstitial lung disease (SSc-ILD). expand

A Phase II multi-center, double-blind, parallel group, randomized and placebo-controlled clinical trial addressing the treatment of patients with active and symptomatic Scleroderma-related interstitial lung disease (SSc-ILD).

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Nov 2017

open study

Exercise Rehabilitation in Veteran Cancer Survivors
VA Office of Research and Development Cancer
Exercise rehabilitation has the potential as a non-pharmacological approach to reduce persistent neuropathic pain in Veterans with lung cancer. By examining the effects of exercise training in Veteran cancer survivors with NSCLC, there is the potential to revolutionize care for... expand

Exercise rehabilitation has the potential as a non-pharmacological approach to reduce persistent neuropathic pain in Veterans with lung cancer. By examining the effects of exercise training in Veteran cancer survivors with NSCLC, there is the potential to revolutionize care for a: common, debilitating, and inadequately treated symptom in a growing population. This could lead to a larger investigation to fill critical gaps in the literature and at the same time help discover a new model of care for Veterans with chronic pain. The ultimate goal is to reduce this type of pain for the growing population of cancer survivors while simultaneously reducing the need for problematic opioid management.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Aug 2019

open study

Phase 3 Trial of Elacestrant vs. Standard of Care for the Treatment of Patients With ER+/HER2- Advanced...
Radius Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Breast Cancer
This Phase 3 clinical study compares the efficacy and safety of elacestrant to the standard of care (SoC) options of fulvestrant or an aromatase inhibitor (AI) in women and men with breast cancer whose disease has advanced on at least one endocrine therapy including a CDK4/6... expand

This Phase 3 clinical study compares the efficacy and safety of elacestrant to the standard of care (SoC) options of fulvestrant or an aromatase inhibitor (AI) in women and men with breast cancer whose disease has advanced on at least one endocrine therapy including a CDK4/6 inhibitor in combination with fulvestrant or an aromatase inhibitor (AI) .

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Nov 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

CBT-I for Psychosis: Guidelines, Preliminary Efficacy, and Functional Outcomes
VA Office of Research and Development Insomnia Psychosis
The goal of this project is to develop guidelines for the clinical tailoring of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia (CBT-I) for Veterans with psychotic disorders and insomnia, and to test the acceptability, feasibility, and preliminary efficacy of CBT-I for improving sleep-related... expand

The goal of this project is to develop guidelines for the clinical tailoring of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia (CBT-I) for Veterans with psychotic disorders and insomnia, and to test the acceptability, feasibility, and preliminary efficacy of CBT-I for improving sleep-related functional outcomes in this population.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Mar 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

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

A Study to Compare the Efficacy of Arfolitixorin Versus Leucovorin in Combination With 5 Fluorouracil,...
Isofol Medical AB Colo-rectal Cancer
This is a multicenter, randomized, parallel-group, Phase III study in at least 440 patients with advanced colorectal cancer to compare the efficacy of treatment with arfolitixorin versus Leucovorin in combination with 5-fluorouracil, oxaliplatin, and bevacizumab according to... expand

This is a multicenter, randomized, parallel-group, Phase III study in at least 440 patients with advanced colorectal cancer to compare the efficacy of treatment with arfolitixorin versus Leucovorin in combination with 5-fluorouracil, oxaliplatin, and bevacizumab according to modified FOLFOX-6 until PD according to RECIST 1.1 criteria.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Dec 2018

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