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Study to Evaluate the Efficacy and Safety of DA-1241 in Subjects With Presumed NASH
NeuroBo Pharmaceuticals Inc. NON-ALCOHOLIC STEATOHEPATITIS
A multicenter, randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled, parallel, Phase 2a clinical trial to evaluate the efficacy and safety of DA 1241 in subjects with presumed non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH). expand

A multicenter, randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled, parallel, Phase 2a clinical trial to evaluate the efficacy and safety of DA 1241 in subjects with presumed non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH).

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Sep 2023

open study

Neoadjuvant Tremelimumab and Durvalumab With Gem/Cis in Intrahepatic Cholangiocarcinoma
Georgetown University Borderline Resectable Carcinoma Biliary Tract Cancer
The goal of this clinical trial is to test feasibility and safety of the combination of tremelimumab and durvalumab plus gemcitabine and cisplatin as a neoadjuvant treatment bridge patients to a curative resection in treatment naïve borderline resectable, or resectable with... expand

The goal of this clinical trial is to test feasibility and safety of the combination of tremelimumab and durvalumab plus gemcitabine and cisplatin as a neoadjuvant treatment bridge patients to a curative resection in treatment naïve borderline resectable, or resectable with high risk for recurrence intrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma patients. The main question[s] it aims to answer are: - What is the rate of conversion of unresectable tumor to resectable cancer? - What are the side effects of this treatment combination? Participants will undergo an initial tumor biopsy, imaging and laboratory studies prior to starting treatment with durvalumab, tremelimumab, gemcitabine and cisplatin. Participants will continue for 4 cycles and if the tumor is found to be resectable then they will undergo surgical resection. If the tumor is unresectable (can't be surgically removed) after 4 cycles, then participants will receive 4 more cycles and repeated imaging. If the tumor remains unresectable then the participant will be treated with capecitabine for up to 8 cycles and durvalumab for up to 12 months.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Mar 2024

open study

Study of Intramuscular Injections of ABBV-950 to Assess Adverse Events and Change in Disease Activity...
AbbVie Upper Limb Spasticity
Spasticity is often observed as muscle tightness and stiffness in the upper and/or lower limbs. Upper limb spasticity can interfere with joint movement and its severity can range from mild to severe. Common causes of spasticity include cerebral palsy, traumatic brain injury,... expand

Spasticity is often observed as muscle tightness and stiffness in the upper and/or lower limbs. Upper limb spasticity can interfere with joint movement and its severity can range from mild to severe. Common causes of spasticity include cerebral palsy, traumatic brain injury, multiple sclerosis, spinal cord injury, and stroke. This study will assess how safe and effective ABBV-950 is in treating upper limb spasticity in adult post-stroke participants. Adverse events and change in symptoms will be assessed. ABBV-950 in an investigational drug being developed for treating spasticity. This study is conducted in 2 parts. In Part 1, participants are assigned to receive different doses of ABBV-950 or placebo. There is 1 in 4 chance that participants will be assigned to receive placebo. In Part 2, participants will be randomly assigned to receive BOTOX, ABBV-950, or placebo. There is 1 in 5 chance for participants to receive placebo. Approximately 297 adult post-stroke participants with upper limb spasticity will be enrolled at approximately 50 sites in the United States. In Part 1, participants will receive intramuscular (IM) injections of ABBV-950 or placebo on Day 1. In Part 2, participants will receive IM injections of BOTOX, ABBV-950, or placebo on Day 1. All participants will be followed for 24 weeks. There may be higher treatment burden for participants in this trial compared to the standard of care. Participants will attend regular clinic visits during the study. The effect of the treatment will be checked by medical assessments, checking for side effects and completing questionnaires.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Jan 2024

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Advanced Renal Cell Cancer Combination ImmunoThErapy Clinical Trial
Michael B. Atkins, MD Advanced Renal Cell Carcinoma
This study is a randomized, open label, multicenter Phase II trial to evaluate the efficacy and safety of botensilimab (a novel Fc enhanced Tree depleting anti-CTLA4) and balstilimab (a novel anti-PD1) relative to ipilimumab and nivolumab in treatment naïve patients with metastatic... expand

This study is a randomized, open label, multicenter Phase II trial to evaluate the efficacy and safety of botensilimab (a novel Fc enhanced Tree depleting anti-CTLA4) and balstilimab (a novel anti-PD1) relative to ipilimumab and nivolumab in treatment naïve patients with metastatic ccRCC. The study will plan to enroll 120 eligible patients randomized in a 2:1 fashion to Arm A and Arm B. Patients in all IMDC Risk Groups are included. This study utilizes a Simon's two stage design which is described in the protocol. Patients randomized to Arm A will receive botensilimab in combination with balstilimab. Patients randomized to Arm B will receive ipilimumab in combination with nivolumab. Study treatment on both arms will continue until toxicity, disease progression or a maximum of 96 total weeks (12 weeks induction, 84 weeks maintenance).

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Sep 2023

open study

FORWARD PAD IDE Study With the Shockwave Mini S IVL Catheter
Shockwave Medical, Inc. Peripheral Arterial Disease
The FORWARD PAD IDE Study is a prospective, multi-center, single-arm investigational device exemption study, conducted to assess the safety and effectiveness of the Shockwave Medical Mini S Peripheral IVL System for the treatment of heavily calcified, stenotic peripheral arteries.... expand

The FORWARD PAD IDE Study is a prospective, multi-center, single-arm investigational device exemption study, conducted to assess the safety and effectiveness of the Shockwave Medical Mini S Peripheral IVL System for the treatment of heavily calcified, stenotic peripheral arteries.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Jun 2023

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DOR/ISL in HIV-1 Antiretroviral Treatment-naïve Participants (MK-8591A-053)
Merck Sharp & Dohme LLC HIV-1 Infection
This is a randomized, active-controlled, double-blind clinical study designed to evaluate the antiretroviral activity, safety, and tolerability of doravirine/islatravir (DOR/ISL [MK-8591A]) in treatment-naïve participants with human immunodeficiency virus type 1 (HIV-1) infection.... expand

This is a randomized, active-controlled, double-blind clinical study designed to evaluate the antiretroviral activity, safety, and tolerability of doravirine/islatravir (DOR/ISL [MK-8591A]) in treatment-naïve participants with human immunodeficiency virus type 1 (HIV-1) infection. It is hypothesized that DOR/ISL is non-inferior to bictegravir/emtricitabine/tenofovir alafenamide (BIC/FTC/TAF) as assessed by the percentage of participants with HIV-1 ribonucleic acid (RNA) <50 copies/mL at Week 48.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Mar 2023

open study

GENERATION HD2. A Study to Evaluate the Safety, Biomarkers, and Efficacy of Tominersen Compared With...
Hoffmann-La Roche Huntington Disease
This study will evaluate the safety, biomarkers, and efficacy of tominersen compared with placebo in participants with prodromal and early manifest Huntington's Disease. expand

This study will evaluate the safety, biomarkers, and efficacy of tominersen compared with placebo in participants with prodromal and early manifest Huntington's Disease.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Feb 2023

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Study of Sacituzumab Govitecan-hziy and Pembrolizumab Versus Treatment of Physician's Choice in Patients...
Gilead Sciences Triple Negative Breast Cancer
The goal of this study is to find out if the experimental product, sacituzumab govitecan-hziy (SG) in combination with pembrolizumab given after surgery, is effective and safe compared to the treatment of physician's choice (TPC) which includes either pembrolizumab or pembrolizumab... expand

The goal of this study is to find out if the experimental product, sacituzumab govitecan-hziy (SG) in combination with pembrolizumab given after surgery, is effective and safe compared to the treatment of physician's choice (TPC) which includes either pembrolizumab or pembrolizumab plus capecitabine in participants with triple negative breast cancer that still remains after surgery and pre-surgical treatment.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Dec 2022

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A Study to Evaluate the Safety, Tolerability, and Pharmacokinetics of RO7303509 in Participants With...
Genentech, Inc. Systemic Sclerosis
The purpose of this study is to evaluate the safety, tolerability, and pharmacokinetics (PK) of RO7303509 treatment in participants with systemic sclerosis (SSc) during a multiple-ascending-dose (MAD) portion of the trial. In the MAD phase, increasing doses of study drug will... expand

The purpose of this study is to evaluate the safety, tolerability, and pharmacokinetics (PK) of RO7303509 treatment in participants with systemic sclerosis (SSc) during a multiple-ascending-dose (MAD) portion of the trial. In the MAD phase, increasing doses of study drug will be tested sequentially. For each dose tested, the MAD stage will consist of a treatment period of 12 weeks followed by either a safety follow-up period of 13 weeks or continued treatment in an optional open-label safety extension (OSE) stage of 52 weeks to assess the long-term safety. All patients in the OSE stage will receive RO7303509 and no patient will receive placebo.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Jan 2023

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Asymptomatic Carotid Stenosis and Mobility Function With Exercise Intervention
VA Office of Research and Development Asymptomatic Carotid Stenosis (50-69%) Mobility Impairment
Moderate (50-69%) asymptomatic carotid artery stenosis (ACAS) is an important and under-appreciated contributor to balance and mobility dysfunction. This is significant because declines in balance and mobility are a significant predictor of falls, disability, loss of independence,... expand

Moderate (50-69%) asymptomatic carotid artery stenosis (ACAS) is an important and under-appreciated contributor to balance and mobility dysfunction. This is significant because declines in balance and mobility are a significant predictor of falls, disability, loss of independence, and death in older adults. Further, falls and fall-related injuries in older adults cost approximately 50 billion dollars annually in the United States, and are the leading cause of adverse events reported by the Veterans Health Administration. This proposal seeks to: 1) investigate the impact of a supervised aerobic and challenging balance exercise program on balance and mobility function in patients with moderate ACAS; and 2) elucidate whether these changes are related to changes in cerebral perfusion. With 830,000 Veterans estimated to have moderate ACAS and at risk for balance and mobility dysfunction and increased falls, the findings from this study could have significant impacts on the clinical management, quality of life, and functional independence of Veterans with moderate ACAS.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Oct 2022

open study

The GORE® VIAFORT Vascular Stent IVC Study
W.L.Gore & Associates Venous Thromboses Venous Disease Venous Leg Ulcer Venous Stasis Venous Ulcer
This study is a prospective, multicenter, non-randomized, single-arm study to evaluate the performance, safety, and efficacy of the GORE® VIAFORT Vascular Stent for treatment of symptomatic inferior vena cava obstruction with or without combined iliofemoral obstruction in... expand

This study is a prospective, multicenter, non-randomized, single-arm study to evaluate the performance, safety, and efficacy of the GORE® VIAFORT Vascular Stent for treatment of symptomatic inferior vena cava obstruction with or without combined iliofemoral obstruction in adult patients.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Oct 2022

open study

Collecting Blood Samples From Patients With and Without Cancer to Evaluate Tests for Early Cancer Detection
Alliance for Clinical Trials in Oncology Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia Acute Myeloid Leukemia Ann Arbor Stage I Lymphoma Ann Arbor Stage II Lymphoma Ann Arbor Stage III Lymphoma
This study collects blood and tissue samples from patients with cancer and without cancer to evaluate tests for early cancer detection. Collecting and storing samples of blood and tissue from patients with and without cancer to study in the laboratory may help researchers develop... expand

This study collects blood and tissue samples from patients with cancer and without cancer to evaluate tests for early cancer detection. Collecting and storing samples of blood and tissue from patients with and without cancer to study in the laboratory may help researchers develop tests for the early detection of cancers.

Type: Observational

Start Date: Aug 2022

open study

In-Home Study With MiniMed™ 780G Pump Automated Control in Type 2-Evaluation of the AHCL System in Adults...
Medtronic Diabetes Type 2 Diabetes Treated With Insulin
The objective of the study is to assess the safety and effectiveness of MiniMed™ 780G system in adult subjects with insulin-requiring type 2 diabetes in a home setting. The combined run-in period and study period will be approximately 135 days long. expand

The objective of the study is to assess the safety and effectiveness of MiniMed™ 780G system in adult subjects with insulin-requiring type 2 diabetes in a home setting. The combined run-in period and study period will be approximately 135 days long.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Feb 2022

open study

A Study to Evaluate Higher Dose (HD) Nusinersen (BIIB058) in Participants With Spinal Muscular Atrophy...
Biogen Spinal Muscular Atrophy
The primary objective of this study is to evaluate motor function following treatment with HD nusinersen in participants with spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) previously treated with risdiplam. The secondary objective of this study is to evaluate the safety and tolerability... expand

The primary objective of this study is to evaluate motor function following treatment with HD nusinersen in participants with spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) previously treated with risdiplam. The secondary objective of this study is to evaluate the safety and tolerability of HD nusinersen in participants with SMA previously treated with risdiplam.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Jan 2022

open study

A Study to Evaluate Efficacy and Safety of an Investigational Drug Named Volixibat in Patients With Itching...
Mirum Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Primary Biliary Cholangitis PBC
The purpose of this clinical research study is to learn more about the use of the study medicine, volixibat, for the treatment of pruritus (itching) associated with Primary Biliary Cholangitis (PBC), and to assess the possible impact on the disease progression of PBC. expand

The purpose of this clinical research study is to learn more about the use of the study medicine, volixibat, for the treatment of pruritus (itching) associated with Primary Biliary Cholangitis (PBC), and to assess the possible impact on the disease progression of PBC.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Sep 2021

open study

PositiveLinks: mHealth for DC Cohort
George Washington University HIV/AIDS
To achieve the end of the HIV epidemic, concerted efforts will be needed to address the HIV care continuum, including improving retention in care (RIC) and viral suppression (VS) among persons with HIV (PWH). In the U.S., less than 50% of PWH are RIC and even fewer are VS.... expand

To achieve the end of the HIV epidemic, concerted efforts will be needed to address the HIV care continuum, including improving retention in care (RIC) and viral suppression (VS) among persons with HIV (PWH). In the U.S., less than 50% of PWH are RIC and even fewer are VS. Studies have shown that these PWH have poorer clinical outcomes and are at risk of transmitting HIV to others, hence the need for innovative solutions to improve retention in care and subsequent viral suppression. Theory-based mHealth interventions have been shown to be promising in reaching these at-risk groups and improving HIV-related outcomes. PositiveLinks is a clinic-deployed mHealth platform that includes patient and provider smartphone apps, a web portal for clinic staff and providers to manage patient cohorts, an online implementation guide, and a learning management system to train and certify clinic staff. It has theory-based features including daily queries of adherence, mood, and stress, graphical feedback for self-monitoring, secure messaging with staff, appointment reminders, anonymized peer support, information resources, and document upload capability to support insurance re-enrollment. A 12-month prospective study in poorly retained PWH found that PL increased RIC and VS, with app use related to benefit as well as improved social support and stigma. PL is a promising existing mHealth tool for PWH, yet its efficacy has not been tested in a randomized trial, nor in urban populations. The investigators will test the efficacy of PositiveLinks to improve RIC and VS among a cohort of PWH in a high HIV prevalence city of Washington, DC. Participants will be identified from the DC Cohort, a longitudinal prospective cohort of PWH receiving HIV care at 15 clinics in DC. First, the investigators will conduct formative research to assess the feasibility, acceptability and usability of PositiveLinks among this urban cohort and conduct subsequent adaptations based on these findings. The investigators will then conduct an efficacy study through a cluster randomized controlled trial at 12 DC Cohort sites among 482 PWH. Clinics will be randomized to PL or usual care. Primary outcomes will include VS, RIC, and visit constancy at 12 months. Finally, the investigators will conduct mixed methods implementation science research guided by the Consolidated Framework for Implementation Research and RE-AIM to identify site, patient, provider, and system factors that characterize best practices in program implementation. If successful, this research will lead to the development of a novel and efficacious approach to improving RIC and VS among PWH which could lead to dissemination research that will contribute to HIV epidemic control. This project is responsive to NIH priorities, National HIV/AIDS Strategy, and Ending the HIV Epidemic goals as it is cross-cutting, seeks to reduce health inequities, and to improve health outcomes to achieve sustained viral suppression in a geographic hotspot for HIV.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Dec 2022

open study

Efficacy and Safety of Pembrolizumab (MK-3475) Plus Lenvatinib (E7080/MK-7902) Plus Chemotherapy in Participants...
Merck Sharp & Dohme LLC Metastatic Esophageal Squamous Cell Carcinoma
The purpose of this study is to assess the efficacy and safety of pembrolizumab plus lenvatinib plus chemotherapy compared with pembrolizumab plus chemotherapy as first-line intervention in participants with metastatic esophageal carcinoma The primary hypotheses are that... expand

The purpose of this study is to assess the efficacy and safety of pembrolizumab plus lenvatinib plus chemotherapy compared with pembrolizumab plus chemotherapy as first-line intervention in participants with metastatic esophageal carcinoma The primary hypotheses are that pembrolizumab plus lenvatinib plus chemotherapy is superior to pembrolizumab plus chemotherapy with respect to overall survival (OS) and progression-free survival (PFS) per Response Evaluation Criteria in Solid Tumors Version 1.1 (RECIST 1.1) by blinded independent central review (BICR).

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Jul 2021

open study

IN.PACT™ AV Access Post-Approval Study (PAS002)
Medtronic Arteriovenous Fistula Arteriovenous Fistula Stenosis Arteriovenous Fistula Occlusion Fistula
Long-term safety will be summarized expand

Long-term safety will be summarized

Type: Observational [Patient Registry]

Start Date: Nov 2020

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A Study Evaluating the Efficacy and Safety of Multiple Immunotherapy-Based Treatment Combinations in...
Hoffmann-La Roche Advanced Liver Cancers
This is a Phase Ib/II, open-label, multicenter, randomized umbrella study in participants with advanced liver cancers. The study is designed with the flexibility to open new treatment arms as new treatments become available, close existing treatment arms that demonstrate minimal... expand

This is a Phase Ib/II, open-label, multicenter, randomized umbrella study in participants with advanced liver cancers. The study is designed with the flexibility to open new treatment arms as new treatments become available, close existing treatment arms that demonstrate minimal clinical activity or unacceptable toxicity, modify the participant population, or introduce additional cohorts of participants with other types of advanced primary liver cancer. Cohort 1 will enroll participants with locally advanced or metastatic hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) who have not received prior systemic therapy for their disease. Eligible participants will initially be randomly assigned to one of several treatment arms (Stage 1). Participants who experience loss of clinical benefit or unacceptable toxicity during Stage 1 may be eligible to receive treatment with a different treatment combination (Stage 2). When a Stage 2 treatment combination is available, this will be introduced by amending the protocol.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Nov 2020

open study

An Internet-based Program to Help Cancer Survivors Manage Pain
Wake Forest University Health Sciences Cancer
To determine whether an Internet-based pain coping skills program plus enhanced usual care, compared to enhanced usual care alone, yields significant improvements in the co-primary outcomes of pain severity (as measured by the Brief Pain Inventory (BPI)) and pain interference... expand

To determine whether an Internet-based pain coping skills program plus enhanced usual care, compared to enhanced usual care alone, yields significant improvements in the co-primary outcomes of pain severity (as measured by the Brief Pain Inventory (BPI)) and pain interference (also measured by the BPI) from baseline to the post-intervention assessment for cancer survivors with persistent pain.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: May 2021

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T-DM1 and Tucatinib Compared With T-DM1 Alone in Preventing Relapses in People With High Risk HER2-Positive...
Alliance for Clinical Trials in Oncology Anatomic Stage IA Breast Cancer AJCC v8 Anatomic Stage II Breast Cancer AJCC v8 Anatomic Stage IIA Breast Cancer AJCC v8 Anatomic Stage IIB Breast Cancer AJCC v8 Anatomic Stage III Breast Cancer AJCC v8
This phase III trial studies how well trastuzumab emtansine (T-DM1) and tucatinib work in preventing breast cancer from coming back (relapsing) in patients with high risk, HER2 positive breast cancer. T-DM1 is a monoclonal antibody, called trastuzumab, linked to a chemotherapy... expand

This phase III trial studies how well trastuzumab emtansine (T-DM1) and tucatinib work in preventing breast cancer from coming back (relapsing) in patients with high risk, HER2 positive breast cancer. T-DM1 is a monoclonal antibody, called trastuzumab, linked to a chemotherapy drug, called DM1. Trastuzumab is a form of targeted therapy because it attaches to specific molecules (receptors) on the surface of cancer cells, known as HER2 receptors, and delivers DM1 to kill them. Tucatinib may stop the growth of tumor cells by blocking some of the enzymes needed for cell growth. Giving T-DM1 and tucatinib may work better in preventing breast cancer from relapsing in patients with HER2 positive breast cancer compared to T-DM1 alone.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Jan 2021

open study

Lenvatinib (E7080/MK-7902) in Combination With Pembrolizumab (MK-3475) vs. Standard Chemotherapy and...
Merck Sharp & Dohme LLC Squamous Cell Carcinoma of Head and Neck
This study is designed to assess the safety and efficacy of lenvatinib in combination with pembrolizumab versus standard of care (SOC) chemotherapy, and to also assess the safety and efficacy of lenvatinib monotherapy in participants with recurrent/metastatic head and neck... expand

This study is designed to assess the safety and efficacy of lenvatinib in combination with pembrolizumab versus standard of care (SOC) chemotherapy, and to also assess the safety and efficacy of lenvatinib monotherapy in participants with recurrent/metastatic head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (R/M HNSCC) that have progressed after platinum therapy and a programmed cell death protein 1 (PD-1) or anti-programmed death ligand 1 (PD-L1) inhibitor. The primary hypothesis is that lenvatinib + pembrolizumab is superior to SOC chemotherapy with respect to ORR per modified Response Evaluation Criteria in Solid Tumors (RECIST) 1.1 as assessed by blinded independent central review.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Aug 2020

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Testing the Use of the Usual Chemotherapy Before and After Surgery for Removable Pancreatic Cancer
Alliance for Clinical Trials in Oncology Pancreatic Adenosquamous Carcinoma Resectable Pancreatic Adenocarcinoma Pancreatic Cancer
This phase III trial compares perioperative chemotherapy (given before and after surgery) versus adjuvant chemotherapy (given after surgery) for the treatment of pancreatic cancer that can be removed by surgery (removable/resectable). Chemotherapy drugs, such as fluorouracil,... expand

This phase III trial compares perioperative chemotherapy (given before and after surgery) versus adjuvant chemotherapy (given after surgery) for the treatment of pancreatic cancer that can be removed by surgery (removable/resectable). Chemotherapy drugs, such as fluorouracil, irinotecan, leucovorin, and oxaliplatin, 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 chemotherapy before and after surgery (perioperatively) may work better in treating patients with pancreatic cancer compared to giving chemotherapy after surgery (adjuvantly).

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Jul 2020

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Efficacy and Safety of Pembrolizumab (MK-3475) in Combination With Chemoradiotherapy (CRT) Versus CRT...
Merck Sharp & Dohme LLC Urinary Bladder Neoplasms
This study is designed to assess the antitumor efficacy and safety of pembrolizumab in combination with chemoradiotherapy (CRT) versus CRT alone in participants with muscle-invasive bladder cancer (MIBC). The primary hypothesis is that pembrolizumab + chemoradiotherapy is... expand

This study is designed to assess the antitumor efficacy and safety of pembrolizumab in combination with chemoradiotherapy (CRT) versus CRT alone in participants with muscle-invasive bladder cancer (MIBC). The primary hypothesis is that pembrolizumab + chemoradiotherapy is superior to placebo + chemoradiotherapy with respect to bladder intact event-free survival.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: May 2020

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Implementation and Effectiveness Trial of HN-STAR
Wake Forest University Health Sciences Head and Neck Cancer
People who have been treated for head and neck cancer (HNC survivors) can experience serious consequences from their cancer and its treatment, ongoing risks of new cancers, and other unrelated illnesses. These concerns pose challenges to the provision of comprehensive care to... expand

People who have been treated for head and neck cancer (HNC survivors) can experience serious consequences from their cancer and its treatment, ongoing risks of new cancers, and other unrelated illnesses. These concerns pose challenges to the provision of comprehensive care to HNC survivors. We created HN-STAR to facilitate and tailor the ongoing care of HNC survivors. Survivors use HN-STAR on a computer or tablet to answer questions about symptoms and health concerns before a routine visit with a cancer care provider. During the clinic visit, the provider uses HN-STAR to see evidence-based recommendations for managing each concern reported by the survivor. The provider and survivor discuss recommendations and select appropriate actions (e.g., testing, referrals, prescriptions, self-management). HN-STAR produces a survivorship care plan that includes all reported concerns and the actions selected in clinic. The survivorship care plan is given to the survivor and the primary care provider. Three months, six months, and nine months later, the survivor uses HN-STAR from home (or clinic) to report their concerns again, and a new survivorship care plan is created each time. Our trial randomizes 20-36 oncology practices from the National Community Oncology Research Program to use HN-STAR or provide usual care to 298-400 recent survivors of head and neck cancer. We hypothesize that survivors in the HN-STAR arm will have greater improvement in patient-centered outcomes (including cancer-related well-being, symptoms, and patient activation) over one year compared to survivors in the usual care arm, measured by surveys at baseline and one year later. We also hypothesize that survivors in the HN-STAR arm will be more likely to receive care that is aligned with evidence-based recommendations during the year of the study than survivors in the usual care arm. Our final aim investigates the implementation of HN-STAR in clinical practice, using interviews and surveys of survivors, providers, and other clinic staff to understand the feasibility, acceptability, appropriateness, and other aspects of providing survivorship care to head and neck cancer survivors.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Feb 2021

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