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Malignant Neoplasm clinical trials at UCSF
10 in progress, 5 open to new patients

  • ATR Kinase Inhibitor VX-970 and Irinotecan Hydrochloride in Treating Patients With Solid Tumors That Are Metastatic or Cannot Be Removed by Surgery

    open to eligible people ages 18 years and up

    This phase I trial studies the side effects and best dose of ATR kinase inhibitor VX-970 and irinotecan hydrochloride in treating patients with solid tumors that have spread to other places in the body and usually cannot be cured or controlled with treatment (advanced) or cannot be removed by surgery. ATR kinase inhibitor VX-970 and irinotecan hydrochloride may stop the growth of tumor cells by blocking some of the enzymes needed for cell growth.

    San Francisco, California and other locations

  • Combination Chemotherapy With or Without Ganitumab in Treating Patients With Newly Diagnosed Metastatic Ewing Sarcoma

    open to eligible people ages up to 50 years

    This randomized phase III trial studies how well combination chemotherapy with or without ganitumab works in treating patients with newly diagnosed Ewing sarcoma that has spread to other parts of the body. Monoclonal antibodies, such as ganitumab, may block tumor growth in different ways by targeting certain cells. Drugs used in chemotherapy, such as vincristine sulfate, doxorubicin hydrochloride, cyclophosphamide, ifosfamide, and etoposide, 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 whether combination chemotherapy is more effective with or without ganitumab in treating patients with newly diagnosed Ewing sarcoma.

    Oakland, California and other locations

  • High Dose Flu Vaccine in Treating Children Who Have Undergone Donor Stem Cell Transplant

    open to eligible people ages 3-17

    This phase II randomized trial studies how well high dose flu vaccine works in treating children who have undergone done stem cell transplant. Higher dose flu vaccine may build a better immune response and may provide better protection against the flu than the standard vaccine.

    San Francisco, California and other locations

  • Pembrolizumab in Treating Patients With HIV and Relapsed, Refractory, or Disseminated Malignant Neoplasms

    open to eligible people ages 18 years and up

    This phase I trial studies the side effects of pembrolizumab in treating patients with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and malignant neoplasms that have come back (relapsed), do not respond to treatment (refractory), or have distributed over a large area in the body (disseminated). Monoclonal antibodies, such as pembrolizumab, may block tumor or cancer growth in different ways by targeting certain cells. It may also help the immune system kill cancer cells.

    San Francisco, California and other locations

  • Trial of Local Consolidation Therapy (LCT) After Osimertinib for Patients With EGFR Mutant Metastatic Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer (NSCLC)

    open to eligible people ages 18 years and up

    The goal of this research is to learn if receiving local consolidation therapy (LCT-- surgery, radiation, or a combination of radiation and surgery) after receiving osimertinib can help to control non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) compared to continued treatment with osimertinib alone. The safety of this treatment will also be studied. This is an investigational study. Osimertinib is FDA approved and commercially available for the treatment of NSCLC. It is considered investigational to give surgery and/or radiation after osimertinib to patients with NSCLC. Up to 143 participants will be enrolled in this multicenter study. Up to 143 may take part at MD Anderson.

    San Francisco, California and other locations

  • Dinutuximab in Combination With Sargramostim in Treating Patients With Recurrent Osteosarcoma

    Sorry, currently not accepting new patients, but might later

    This phase II trial studies how well dinutuximab works when given with sargramostim in treating patients with osteosarcoma that has come back after treatment (recurrent). Monoclonal antibodies, such as dinutuximab, may find tumor cells and help kill them. Sargramostim may help the body increase the amount of white blood cells it produces, which help the body fight off infections. Giving dinutuximab with sargramostim may work better and kill more cancer cells.

    Oakland, California and other locations

  • Pembrolizumab and Liver-Directed Therapy in Treating Patients With Well-Differentiated Neuroendocrine Tumors and Symptomatic and/or Progressive Liver Metastases

    Sorry, not yet accepting patients

    This pilot phase II trial studies how well pembrolizumab and liver-directed therapy works in treating patients with well-differentiated neuroendocrine tumors and symptomatic and/or progressive tumors that have spread to the liver. Monoclonal antibodies, such as pembrolizumab, may interfere with the ability of tumor cells to grow and spread. Liver-directed therapies such as radiofrequency ablation, transarterial embolization, yttrium-90 microsphere radioembolization, and cryoablation may help to shrink tumors that are not being directly targeted. Giving pembrolizumab and liver-directed therapy may work better in treating patients with well-differentiated neuroendocrine tumors and symptomatic and/or progressive tumors that have spread to the liver.

    San Francisco, California

  • Chlorhexidine Gluconate Cleansing in Preventing Central Line Associated Bloodstream Infection and Acquisition of Multi-drug Resistant Organisms in Younger Patients With Cancer or Undergoing Donor Stem Cell Transplant

    Sorry, in progress, not accepting new patients

    This randomized phase III trial studies chlorhexidine gluconate cleansing to see how well it works compared to control cleansing in preventing central line associated bloodstream infection and acquisition of multi-drug resistant organisms in younger patients with cancer or undergoing donor stem cell transplant. Chlorhexidine gluconate may help reduce bloodstream infections and bacterial infections associated with the central line.

    Oakland, California and other locations

  • Collecting and Storing Malignant, Borderline Malignant Neoplasms, and Related Samples From Young Patients With Cancer

    Sorry, in progress, not accepting new patients

    This study is collecting and storing malignant, borderline malignant neoplasms, and related biological samples from young patients with cancer. Collecting and storing samples of tumor tissue, blood, and bone marrow from patients with cancer to study in the laboratory may help the study of cancer in the future.

    Oakland, California and other locations

  • Molecular Profiling in Tissue Samples From Patients With Cancer Who Are Exceptional Responders to Treatment

    Sorry, in progress, not accepting new patients

    This pilot research trial studies molecular profiling in tissue samples from patients with cancer who got better with treatment that didn?t work for most other patients with the same disease. Studying samples of tissue from patients with cancer in the laboratory may help doctors learn more about changes that occur in deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) and identify biomarkers related to how well patients respond to treatment.

    San Francisco, California and other locations