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Cancer, General clinical trials at UCSF

37 in progress, 23 open to eligible people

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  • (Peak) A Phase 3 Randomized Trial of CGT9486+Sunitinib vs. Sunitinib in Subjects With Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumors

    open to eligible people ages 18 years and up

    This is a Phase 3, open-label, international, multicenter study of CGT9486 in combination with sunitinib. This is a multi-part study that will enroll approximately 426 patients. Part 1 consists of two evaluations: 1) confirming the dose of an updated formulation of CGT9486 to be used in subsequent parts in approximately 20 patients who have received at least one prior line of therapy for GIST and 2) evaluating for drug-drug interactions between CGT9486 and sunitinib in approximately 18 patients who have received at least two prior tyrosine kinase inhibitors (TKIs) for GISTs. The second part of the study will enroll approximately 388 patients who are intolerant to, or who failed prior treatment with imatinib only and will compare the efficacy of CGT9486 plus sunitinib to sunitinib alone with patients being randomized in a 1:1 manner.

    San Francisco, California and other locations

  • [18F]FAraG PET Imaging for Analysis of Biodistribution in Cancer Patients Expected to Undergo Immunotherapy and/or Radiation Therapy

    open to eligible people ages 18-65

    This is a Phase 1 study is to visualize biodistribution of a PET tracer called [18F]F-AraG (VisAcT) in cancer patients expected to undergo immunotherapy and/or radiation therapy.

    San Francisco, California

  • Effectiveness Trial of Two Supportive Cancer Care Delivery Models for Adults With Cancer

    open to eligible people ages 21 years and up

    This cluster-randomized comparative effectiveness trial compares a technology-based supportive cancer care (SCC) approach with a redesigned team-based supportive cancer care (SCC) approach.

    San Francisco, California and other locations

  • Decision Making for Older Adults With Cancer

    open to eligible people ages 65 years and up

    This is a minimal risk, pilot cluster randomized controlled trial (CRT) to determine the feasibility and acceptability of training medical oncologists to use the Best Case/Worst Case-Geriatric Oncology (BC/WC-GeriOnc) communication tool in clinical practice with older adults with cancer.

    San Francisco, California and other locations

  • Imaging of Solid Tumors Using FAP-2286

    open to eligible people ages 18 years and up

    This is a multi-arm prospective trial that evaluates the ability of a novel imaging radiolabeled agents to detect metastatic cancer in participants with solid tumors using a gallium 68 (68Ga-) or copper 64 (64Cu-) FAP-2286 tracer. FAP-2286 is a peptidomimetic molecule that that binds to Fibroblast Activation Protein (FAP). FAP is a transmembrane protein expressed on cancer-associated fibroblasts, and has been shown to be present on a number of solid tumors.

    San Francisco, California

  • Improving Cognition and Behavior in Pediatric Cancer Survivors Using a Novel Mindful Attention Training

    open to eligible people ages 7-17

    This pilot study will evaluate the cognitive and behavioral outcomes of using a novel, adaptive attention training in pediatric cancer survivors.

    San Francisco, California

  • Interactive Mobile Doctor (iMD) to Promote Tobacco Cessation Among Cancer Patients

    open to eligible people ages 18 years and up

    The proposed pilot study aims to develop and test a patient video educational tool, an interactive Mobile Doctor (iMD), that can be integrated in radiation oncology setting to effectively engage cancer patients receiving treatment at University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) to facilitate smoking cessation and maintaining smoking abstinence in the context of their radiation treatment. This study is the first to address tobacco use among can patients receiving radiation therapy that targets both tobacco cessation (current users) and maintaining abstinence (former users who have recently quit).

    San Francisco, California

  • Mobile App to Help Survivors of Childhood Cancer Navigate Long-Term Follow-Up Care

    open to all eligible people

    This clinical trial studies the effectiveness of a newly developed survivorship mobile application (app) designed for survivors, or their caregivers, of childhood cancer to help them better navigate long-term follow-up care. The survivorship app provides survivors access to their treatment history and follow-up recommendations, improves knowledge of their diagnosis, treatment, risks, and recommended follow-up care by using a message notification. The ability to quickly connect and establish care planning may enhance adherence to recommended follow-up.

    San Francisco, California

  • Pan Tumor Nivolumab Rollover Study

    open to eligible people ages 18 years and up

    Main Objective of this study is to examine long-term safety of nivolumab in participants on treatment and in follow up.

    San Francisco, California and other locations

  • LVGN6051 as Single Agent and in Combination With Keytruda (Pembrolizumab) in Advanced or Metastatic Malignancy

    open to eligible people ages 18 years and up

    LVGN6051 is a humanized monoclonal antibody that specifically binds to CD137, and acts as an agonist against CD137. This first in human study of LVGN6051 is designed to establish the maximum tolerated dose (MTD) and/or the recommended dose for expansion (RDE) as well as the recommended Phase 2 dose(s) (RP2D) of LVGN6051, both as a single agent (monotherapy) and in combination with a fixed dose of anti-PD-1 antibody (Pembrolizumab/MK-3475) in the treatment of advanced or metastatic malignancy.

    San Francisco, California and other locations

  • Preoperative Immunotherapy in Patients With Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Head and Neck

    open to eligible people ages 18 years and up

    To determine the effect of neoadjuvant atezolizumab alone or in combination with other immune modulating agents on T-cell infiltration in advanced SCCHN. To determine the impact of neo-adjuvant immunotherapy on surgical outcomes.

    San Francisco, California

  • RCT of Olanzapine for Control of CIV in Children Receiving Highly Emetogenic Chemotherapy

    open to eligible people ages 30 months to 18 years

    Chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting (CINV) are among the most bothersome symptoms during cancer treatment according to children and their parents. Most children receiving highly emetogenic chemotherapy (HEC), including those receiving hematopoietic stem cell transplant (HSCT) conditioning, experience CIV despite receiving antiemetic prophylaxis. Olanzapine improves CINV control in adult cancer patients, has a track record of safe use in children with psychiatric illness, does not interact with chemotherapy and is inexpensive. We hypothesize that the addition of olanzapine to standard antiemetics will improve chemotherapy-induced vomiting (CIV) control in children receiving highly emetogenic chemotherapy

    San Francisco, California and other locations

  • Avutometinib (VS-6766) + Adagrasib in KRAS G12C NSCLC Patients

    open to eligible people ages 18 years and up

    This study will assess the safety and efficacy of avutometinib (VS-6766) in combination with adagrasib in patients with G12C Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer (NSCLC) who have been exposed to prior G12C inhibitor and experienced progressive disease.

    San Francisco, California and other locations

  • Avutometinib (VS-6766) +Defactinib With Gemcitabine and Nab-paclitaxel in Patients With Pancreatic Cancer

    open to eligible people ages 18 years and up

    This study will assess the safety and efficacy of avutometinib (VS-6766) and defactinib in combination with gemcitabine and nab-paclitaxel in patients with Pancreatic Ductal Adenocarcinoma (PDAC) who have been previously untreated.

    San Francisco, California and other locations

  • RP1 Monotherapy and RP1 in Combination With Nivolumab

    open to eligible people ages 18 years and up

    RPL-001-16 is a Phase 1/2, open label, dose escalation and expansion clinical study of RP1 alone and in combination with nivolumab in adult subjects with advanced and/or refractory solid tumors, to determine the maximum tolerated dose (MTD) and recommended Phase 2 dose (RP2D), as well as to evaluate preliminary efficacy.

    San Francisco, California and other locations

  • Tobacco Cessation Care for Cancer Patients by Automated Interactive Outreach

    open to eligible people ages 18 years and up

    This is a multi-arm, randomized controlled, pilot study which will recruit cancer patients who have been seen by a UCSF Cancer Center-affiliated clinical department to evaluate the efficacy of "CareConnect". This is the first study to assess the efficacy CareConnect, a combination of the Ask-Advise-Connect (AAC) with an Interactive Voice Response (IVR) delivering cancer-targeted educational messages to support referral to smoking cessation resources for patients with cancer.

    San Francisco, California

  • Women Informed to Screen Depending on Measures of Risk (Wisdom Study)

    open to eligible females ages 40-74

    Most physicians still use a one-size-fits-all approach to breast screening in which all women, regardless of their personal history, family history or genetics (except BRCA carriers) are recommended to have annual mammograms starting at age 40. Mammograms benefit women by detecting cancers early when they are easier to treat, but they are not perfect. Recent news stories have discussed some of the potential harms: large numbers of positive results that cause stressful recalls for additional mammograms and biopsies. With the current screening approach, half of the women who undergo annual screening for ten years will have at least one false positive biopsy. Potentially more important are cancer diagnoses for growths that might never come to clinical attention if left alone (called "overdiagnosis"). This can lead to unnecessary treatment. Even more concerning is evidence that up to 20% of breast cancers detected today may fall into the category of "overdiagnosis." This study compares annual screening with a risk-based breast cancer screening schedule, based upon each woman's personal risk of breast cancer. The investigators have designed the study to be inclusive of all, so that even women who might be nervous about being randomly assigned to receive a particular type of care (a procedure that is typical in clinical studies) will still be able to participate by choosing the type of care they receive. For participants in the risk-based screening arm, each woman will receive a personal risk assessment that includes her family and medical history, breast density measurement and tests for genes (mutations and variations) linked to the development of breast cancer. Women who have the highest personal risk of developing breast cancer will receive more frequent screening, while women with a lower personal risk would receive less frequent screening. No woman will be screened less than is recommended by the USPSTF breast cancer screening guidelines. If this study is successful, women will gain a realistic understanding of their personal risk of breast cancer as well as strategies to reduce their risk, and fewer women will suffer from the anxiety of false positive mammograms and unnecessary biopsies. The investigators believe this study has the potential to transform breast cancer screening in America.

    San Francisco, California and other locations

  • Biomarkers for Risk Stratification in Lung Cancer

    open to eligible people ages 40 years and up

    This is a prospective observational study that will follow patients who undergo lung cancer screening at the San Francisco VA Medical Center, University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) Medical Center, and the San Francisco General Hospital. The proposed study will comprise of two primary populations to determine the ctDNA assay performance in a variety of clinical settings.

    San Francisco, California and other locations

  • Childhood Cancer Survivor Study

    open to all eligible people

    The Childhood Cancer Survivor Study (CCSS) will investigate the long-term effects of cancer and its associated therapies. A retrospective cohort study will be conducted through a multi-institutional collaboration, which will involve the identification and active follow-up of a cohort of approximately 50,000 survivors of cancer, diagnosed before 21 years of age, between 1970 and 1999 and 10,000 sibling controls. This project will study children and young adults exposed to specific therapeutic modalities, including radiation, chemotherapy, and/or surgery, who are at increased risk of late-occurring adverse health outcomes. A group of sibling controls will be identified and data collected for comparison purposes.

    San Francisco, California and other locations

  • Discovering Cancer Risks From Environmental Contaminants and Maternal/Child Health

    open to eligible people ages 18 years and up

    The DREAM Cohort is a longitudinal observational study developed to enhance our understanding of how multiple exposures to environmental chemicals and pollutants across a diverse population of pregnant women and their offspring are linked to cancer risks. Because pregnancy induces multiple maternal hormonal and physiological changes that can increase cancer susceptibility to environmental chemical exposures, this study will focus on pregnancy as a period of particular vulnerability to toxic agents.

    Fresno, California and other locations

  • Survivorship Wellness Group Program for Patients Treated at University of California, San Francisco (UCSF)

    open to eligible people ages 18 years and up

    Interdisciplinary psychological interventions targeting survivorship are not only understudied but face several implementation challenges. For this project, the study team is proposing to analyze these data to report on preliminary pilot outcomes, as well as acceptability and feasibility of the implementation of the Survivorship Wellness Group Program, an interdisciplinary wellness and health-behavior change program for survivors of cancer, who have completed treatment at University of California, San Francisco and are currently without evidence of active disease.

    San Francisco, California

  • Pancreatic Cancer Screening

    open to eligible people ages 18 years and up

    This study investigates how often abnormal findings from routine magnetic resonance imaging occur in people with genetic mutations in BReast CAncer gene. (BRCA), ataxia telangiectasia mutated gene (ATM), or PALB2 screened for pancreatic cancer. This study may lead to a greater understanding of cancer and potentially, improvements in cancer screening and treatment.

    San Francisco, California

  • Red Blood Cell - IMProving trAnsfusions for Chronically Transfused Recipients

    open to all eligible people

    Red Blood Cell - IMProving trAnsfusions for Chronically Transfused recipients (RBC-IMPACT) is an observational cohort study to assess donor, component, and recipient factors that contribute to RBC efficacy in chronically and episodically transfused patients. The objective of the study is to determine how specific genetic and non-genetic factors in donors and recipients may impact RBC survival after transfusion - in short, what factors on both the donor and recipient side may improve the efficacy of the transfusion.

    Oakland, California and other locations

  • 9-ING-41 in Patients With Advanced Cancers

    Sorry, in progress, not accepting new patients

    GSK-3β is a potentially important therapeutic target in human malignancies. The Actuate 1801 Phase 1/2 study is designed to evaluate the safety and efficacy of 9-ING-41, a potent GSK-3β inhibitor, as a single agent and in combination with cytotoxic agents, in patients with refractory cancers.

    San Francisco, California and other locations

  • Ramucirumab (LY3009806) or Merestinib (LY2801653) in Advanced or Metastatic Biliary Tract Cancer

    Sorry, in progress, not accepting new patients

    The main purpose of this study is to evaluate the efficacy and safety of ramucirumab or merestinib or placebo plus cisplatin and gemcitabine in participants with advanced or metastatic biliary tract cancer.

    San Francisco, California and other locations

  • Immuno-therapy Study of Nivolumab or Placebo in Participants With Resected Esophageal or Gastroesophageal Junction Cancer

    Sorry, in progress, not accepting new patients

    The primary purpose of this study is to determine whether Nivolumab will improve disease-free survival compared with placebo.

    San Francisco, California and other locations

  • APL-101 Study of Subjects With NSCLC With c-Met EXON 14 Skip Mutations and c-Met Dysregulation Advanced Solid Tumors

    Sorry, not currently recruiting here

    To assess: - efficacy of APL-101 as monotherapy for the treatment of NSCLC harboring MET Exon 14 skipping mutations, NSCLC harboring MET amplification, solid tumors harboring MET amplification, solid tumors harboring MET fusion, primary CNS tumors harboring MET alterations, solid tumors harboring wild-type MET with overexpression of HGF and MET - efficacy of APL-101 as an add-on therapy to EGFR inhibitor for the treatment of NSCLC harboring EGFR activating mutations and developed acquired resistance with MET amplification and disease progression after documented CR or PR with 1st line EGFR inhibitors (EGFR-I)

    San Francisco, California and other locations

  • ChangeGradients: Promoting Adolescent Health Behavior Change

    Sorry, not yet accepting patients

    As most adolescents visit a healthcare provider once a year, health behavior change interventions linked to clinic-based health information technologies hold significant promise for improving healthcare quality and subsequent behavioral health outcomes for adolescents (Baird, 2014, Harris, 2017). Recognizing the potential to leverage recent advances in machine learning and interactive narrative environments, the investigators are now well positioned to design health behavior change systems that extend the reach of clinicians to realize significant impacts on behavior change for adolescent preventive health. The proposed project centers on the design, development, and evaluation of a clinically-integrated health behavior change system for adolescents. CHANGEGRADIENTS will introduce an innovative reinforcement learning-based feedback loop in which adolescent patients interact with personalized behavior change interactive narratives that are dynamically personalized and realized in a rich narrative-centered virtual environment. CHANGEGRADIENTS will iteratively improve its behavior change models using policy gradient methods for Reinforcement Learning (RL) designed to optimize adolescents' achieved behavior change outcomes. This in turn will enable CHANGEGRADIENTS to generate more effective behavior change narratives, which will then lead to further improved behavior change outcomes. With a focus on risky behaviors and an emphasis on alcohol use, adolescents will interact with CHANGEGRADIENTS to develop an experiential understanding of the dynamics and consequences of their alcohol use decisions. The proposed project holds significant transformative potential for (1) producing theoretical and practical advances in how to realize significant impacts on adolescent health behavior change through novel interactive narrative technologies integrated with policy-based reinforcement learning, (2) devising sample-efficient policy gradient methods for RL that produce personalized behavior change experiences by integrating theoretically based models of health behavior change with data-driven models of interactive narrative generation, and (3) promoting new models for integrating personalized health behavior change technologies into clinical care that extend the effective reach of clinicians.

    San Francisco, California

  • Clinical Benefit of Using Molecular Profiling to Determine an Individualized Treatment Plan for Patients With High Grade Glioma

    Sorry, in progress, not accepting new patients

    This is a 2 strata pilot trial within the Pacific Pediatric Neuro-Oncology Consortium (PNOC). The study will use a new treatment approach based on each patient's tumor gene expression, whole-exome sequencing (WES), targeted panel profile (UCSF 500 gene panel), and RNA-Seq. The current study will test the efficacy of such an approach in children with High-grade gliomas HGG.

    San Francisco, California and other locations

  • Immunotherapy in Patients With Metastatic Cancers and CDK12 Mutations

    Sorry, in progress, not accepting new patients

    This study will attempt to determine the efficacy of checkpoint inhibitor immunotherapy with nivolumab and ipilimumab combination therapy followed by nivolumab monotherapy in patients with metastatic prostate cancer and other tumor solid tumor histologies harboring loss of CDK12 function as well as monotherapy nivolumab treatment in patient with metastatic prostate cancer harboring loss of CDK12 function.

    San Francisco, California and other locations

  • Implementation of COMPRENDO

    Sorry, not yet accepting patients

    COMPRENDO (ChildhOod Malignancy Peer Research NavigatiOn) is a multi-site randomized clinical trial (RCT) that uses a Hybrid Type 1 design, to test the effects of a clinical intervention on patient-level outcomes, while exploring multilevel implementation factors that can inform real-world setting implementation. This study will test the impact of COMPRENDO, a peer-navigation intervention, vs. usual care on accrual to childhood cancer therapeutic clinical trials and parental informed consent outcomes. COMPRENDO will be delivered by trained peer navigators in 4 visits. A mixed methods (surveys, individual interviews) implementation evaluation will examine implementation factors that can inform the use of peer navigation in clinical practice, integrating data from clinicians, navigators, administrators, and parents pre and post the RCT.

    San Francisco, California and other locations

  • National Liver Cancer Screening Trial

    Sorry, not currently recruiting here

    The National Liver Cancer Screening Trial is an adaptive randomized phase IV Trial comparing ultrasound-based versus biomarker-based screening in 5500 patients with cirrhosis from any etiology or patients with chronic hepatitis B infection. Eligible patients will be randomized in a 1:1 fashion to Arm A using semi-annual ultrasound and AFP-based screening or Arm B using semi-annual screening using GALAD alone. Randomization will be stratified by sex, enrolling site, Child Pugh class (A vs. B), and HCC etiology (viral vs. non-viral). Patients will be recruited from 15 sites (mix of tertiary care and large community health systems) over a 3-year period, and the primary endpoint of the phase IV trial, reduction in late-stage HCC, will be assessed after 5.5 years.

    San Francisco, California and other locations

  • Nab-sirolimus in Patients With Malignant Solid Tumors With Pathogenic Alterations in TSC1/TSC2 Genes (PRECISION 1)

    Sorry, not currently recruiting here

    A Phase 2 multi-center open-label basket trial of nab-sirolimus for adult and adolescent patients with malignant solid tumors harboring pathogenic inactivating alterations in TSC1 or TSC2 genes

    San Francisco, California and other locations

  • Radiation Therapy With Cisplatin or Cetuximab in Treating Patients With Oropharyngeal Cancer

    Sorry, in progress, not accepting new patients

    RATIONALE: 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 or by stopping them from dividing. Monoclonal antibodies, such as cetuximab, can block tumor growth in different ways. Some block the ability of tumor cells to grow and spread. Others find tumor cells and help kill them or carry tumor-killing substances to them. It is not yet known whether radiation therapy is more effective with cisplatin or cetuximab in treating oropharyngeal cancer. PURPOSE: This phase III trial is studying radiation therapy with cisplatin or cetuximab to see how well it works in treating patients with oropharyngeal cancer.

    San Francisco, California and other locations

  • UC Health Care Planning Study

    Sorry, in progress, not accepting new patients

    Using a cluster randomized design at the clinic level, this project will implement and test three real-world, scalable advance care planning interventions among primary care clinics across three University of California health systems. Seriously ill patients identified using data from the electronic health record will receive (1) an advance directive with targeted messaging, (2) intervention 1 plus prompting to engage with the Prepare For Your Care website, or (3) intervention 2 plus engagement from a clinic-based facilitator. A Research cohort of patients will provide complete surveys at baseline, 12 and 24 months. The main outcomes are advance directive completion among the population cohort and goal concordant care among the Research cohort at 12 months.

    San Francisco, California and other locations

  • 3D Prediction of Patient-Specific Response

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    This is a prospective, non-randomized, observational registry study evaluating a patient-specific ex vivo 3D (EV3D) assay for drug response using a patient's own biopsy or resected tumor tissue for assessing tissue response to therapy in patients with advanced cancers, including ovarian cancer, high-grade gliomas, and high-grade rare tumors.

    San Francisco, California and other locations

  • Improving Colonoscopy Quality for Colorectal Cancer Screening in the National VA Healthcare System

    Sorry, accepting new patients by invitation only

    High quality screening colonoscopy is critical for colorectal cancer (CRC) prevention in Veterans. There is significant variability in colonoscopy quality in VA that is directly linked to differences in CRC incidence and death. The investigators developed the VA Endoscopy Quality Improvement Program (VA-EQuIP) that the National GI program office will implement using centralized quality measurement and reporting for adenoma detection rates (ADR), bi-annual audit and feedback with provider benchmarking to local and national performance, and collaborative learning to support colonoscopy quality improvement. Using a cluster randomized controlled trial, the investigators will study the implementation of VA-EQuIP and determine the efficacy of its intervention on adenoma detection rates, which are directly linked to CRC incidence and death.

    San Francisco, California and other locations

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