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Eye Cancer clinical trials at UCSF
2 in progress, 0 open to new patients

  • Alternating Systemic Chemotherapy and Intra-Arterial Melphalan Chemotherapy in Children With Intra-Ocular Retinoblastoma

    Sorry, in progress, not accepting new patients

    The purpose of this study is to test the safety of the treatment combination of alternating standard chemotherapy and another (melphalan) chemotherapy at different interval schedules. Researchers want to find out what effects, good and/or bad, the treatment combination has on the patients and their retinoblastoma.

    San Francisco, California

  • Combination Chemotherapy, Autologous Stem Cell Transplant, and/or Radiation Therapy in Treating Young Patients With Extraocular Retinoblastoma

    Sorry, in progress, not accepting new patients

    This phase III trial is studying the side effects and how well giving combination chemotherapy together with autologous stem cell transplant and/or radiation therapy works in treating young patients with extraocular retinoblastoma. Giving chemotherapy before an autologous stem cell transplant stops the growth of tumor cells by stopping them from dividing or killing them. After treatment, stem cells are collected from the patient?s blood and/or bone marrow and stored. More chemotherapy is given to prepare the bone marrow for the stem cell transplant. The stem cells are then returned to the patient to replace the blood-forming cells that were destroyed by the chemotherapy. Radiation therapy uses high energy x-rays to kill tumor cells. Giving radiation therapy after combination chemotherapy and/or autologous stem cell transplant may kill any remaining tumor cells.

    San Francisco, California and other locations

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