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Neuropathy clinical trials at UCSF
2 in progress, 1 open to new patients

  • Eribulin in Combination With Cyclophosphamide in Patients With Solid Tumor Malignancies

    open to eligible people ages 18–80

    The purpose of this study is to test the safety of eribulin (Halaven™) and cyclophosphamide (Cytoxan®) given together at different doses. This study will look at what effects, good and/or bad, that these drugs have on solid tumors. Eribulin is a drug that has been approved by the FDA for breast cancer that has spread to other parts of the body. Cyclophosphamide has been approved for different types of cancers (including breast cancer). However, the combination of eribulin and cyclophosphamide is considered experimental; that means this combination has not been approved by the FDA. The funding for this study is provided by Eisai Inc., the maker of eribulin.

    San Francisco, California

  • Characterization and Treatment of Chemotherapy Neuropathy

    Sorry, in progress, not accepting new patients

    Numbness, tingling, and pain in the hands and feet following the administration of chemotherapy (also called chemotherapy-induced neuropathy (CIN)) is a common problem in oncology patients. However, more information is needed on why patients develop neuropathy and how it impacts their mood, ability to function, and their quality of life. In addition, effective treatments for this problem are not available at the present time. This study will be conducted in two parts. In Part 1, patients who have finished chemotherapy and did or did not develop CIN will be evaluated to determine why some patients do and other patients do not develop CIN. In addition, the impact of CIN on patients' mood, function, and quality of life will be evaluated by comparing patients' reports on these important outcome measures. In addition, genetic markers that contribute to or protect against the development of CIN will be evaluated. Part 2 of this study will test the effects of a new treatment called photon stimulation (also called infrared light therapy) compared to placebo treatment to improve sensations in the feet of oncology patients with CIN. Patients who receive the photon stimulation will have greater improvement in sensation in their feet compared with those who do not receive photon stimulation.

    San Francisco, California