Education and Training

  • Testing Pembrolizumab Versus Observation in Patients With Merkel Cell Carcinoma After Surgery, STAMP Trial

    This phase III trial studies how well pembrolizumab works compared to standard of care observation in treating patients with stage I-III Merkel cell cancer that has been completely removed by surgery (resected). Immunotherapy with monoclonal antibodies, such as pembrolizumab, may help the body's immune system attack the cancer, and may interfere with the ability of tumor cells to grow and spread.

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  • TACTIVE-U: A Study to Learn About the Study Medicine (Vepdegestrant) When Given With Other Medicines in People With Advanced or Metastatic Breast Cancer (Sub-Study A)

    The purpose of this clinical trial is to learn about the safety and effects of the study medicine (called ARV-471) when given together with other medicines for the potential treatment of advanced or metastatic breast cancer.

    This study is seeking participants who have breast cancer that:

    - is advanced, may have spread to other organs (metastatic) and cannot be fully treated by surgery or radiation therapy

    - is sensitive to hormonal therapy (it is called estrogen receptor positive); and

    - is no longer responding to previous treatments This study is divided into separate sub-studies.

    For Sub-Study A:

    All participants will receive ARV-471 and a medicine called abemaciclib. ARV-471 will be given by mouth, at home, 1 time a day. Abemaciclib will be given by mouth, at home, 2 times a day. We will examine the experiences of people receiving the study medicines. This will help us determine if the study medicines are safe and effective.

    Participants will continue to take ARV-471 and abemaciclib until their cancer is no longer responding, or side effects become too severe. They will have visits at the study clinic about every 4 weeks.

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  • Targeting the Neurobiology of RRB in Autism Using N-acetylcysteine: Trial

    The goal of this study is to target the neurobiology of restricted and repetitive behaviors in children with autism spectrum disorder using N-acetylcysteine (NAC), a well-tolerated nutritional supplement that has shown promise for reducing symptom severity in recent small-scale trials. The findings from this research will shed light on the mechanisms of action underlying the clinical benefits of NAC and the effects of NAC on altering restricted and repetitive behavior symptom severity in children with autism spectrum disorder. This is a 12-week double-blind, randomized, placebo-controlled trial of NAC.

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  • Testing Docetaxel-Cetuximab or the Addition of an Immunotherapy Drug, Atezolizumab, to the Usual Chemotherapy and Radiation Therapy in High-Risk Head and Neck Cancer

    This phase II/III trial studies how well radiation therapy works when given together with cisplatin, docetaxel, cetuximab, and/or atezolizumab after surgery in treating patients with high-risk stage III-IV head and neck cancer the begins in the thin, flat cells (squamous cell). Specialized radiation therapy that delivers a high dose of radiation directly to the tumor may kill more tumor cells and cause less damage to normal tissue. Drugs used in chemotherapy, such as cisplatin and docetaxel, work in different ways to stop the growth of tumor cells, either by killing the cells or by stopping them from dividing. Cetuximab is a monoclonal antibody that may interfere with the ability of tumor cells to grow and spread. Immunotherapy with monoclonal antibodies, such as atezolizumab, may help the body's immune system attack the cancer, and may interfere with the ability of tumor cells to grow and spread. The purpose of this study is to compare the usual treatment (radiation therapy with cisplatin chemotherapy) to using radiation therapy with docetaxel and cetuximab chemotherapy, and using the usual treatment plus an immunotherapy drug, atezolizumab.

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  • Trametinib in Treating Patients With Recurrent or Progressive Low-Grade Ovarian Cancer or Peritoneal Cavity Cancer

    This phase II/III trial studies how well trametinib works and compares it to standard treatment with either letrozole, tamoxifen, paclitaxel, pegylated liposomal doxorubicin, or topotecan in treating patients with low-grade ovarian cancer or peritoneal cavity cancer that has come back (recurrent), become worse (progressive), or spread to other parts of the body. Trametinib may stop the growth of tumor cells by blocking some of the enzymes needed for cell growth. It is not yet known whether trametinib is more effective than standard therapy in treating patients with ovarian or peritoneal cavity cancer.

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  • Thromboelastography to Assess Hemostatic Changes in Patients Undergoing Elective Cesarean Delivery.

    The purpose of the study is to assess the coagulation changes that occur in patients undergoing elective Cesarean delivery using thromboelastography (TEG). We will compare coagulation data to assess potential coagulation changes associated with hemoglobin changes before and after surgery, and related to estimated blood loss.

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  • [18F]DASA-23 and PET Scan in Evaluating Pyruvate Kinase M2 Expression in Patients With Intracranial Tumors or Recurrent Glioblastoma and Healthy Volunteers

    This phase I trial studies how well [18F]DASA-23 and positron emission tomography (PET) scan work in evaluating pyruvate kinase M2 (PKM2) expression in patients with intracranial tumors or recurrent glioblastoma and healthy volunteers. PKM2 regulates brain tumor metabolism, a key factor in glioblastoma growth. [18F]DASA-23 is a radioactive substance with the ability to monitor PKM2 activity. A PET scan is a procedure in which a small amount of a radioactive substance, such as [18F]DASA-23, is injected into a vein, and a scanner is used to make detailed, computerized pictures of areas inside the body where the substance is used. Tumor cells usually pick up more of these radioactive substances, allowing them to be found. Giving [18F]DASA-23 with a PET scan may help doctors evaluate PKM2 expression in healthy volunteers and in participants with intracranial tumors or recurrent glioblastoma.

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  • TLI & ATG for Non-Myeloablative Allogeneic Transplantation for MDS and MPD

    To evaluate the feasibility and safety of TLI/ATG conditioning for allogeneic HCT for elderly patients with advanced stage MDS and MPD.

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  • The Effectiveness of rTMS in Depressed VA Patients

    The purpose of this multi-site trial is to determine if repetitive Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (rTMS) helps people with depression who have not been helped by medications or who have not been helped enough by medications.

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  • Veliparib With Carboplatin and Paclitaxel and as Continuation Maintenance Therapy in Adults With Newly Diagnosed Stage III or IV, High-grade Serous, Epithelial Ovarian, Fallopian Tube, or Primary Peritoneal Cancer

    The primary objective of the study was to evaluate whether progression-free survival (PFS) was prolonged with the addition of veliparib to standard platinum-based chemotherapy (carboplatin/paclitaxel [C/P]) and continued as maintenance therapy compared with chemotherapy alone.

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  • JSP191 Antibody Conditioning Regimen in MDS/AML Subjects Undergoing Allogenic Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation

    This is a Phase 1a/b study to evaluate the safety and tolerability of an antibody conditioning regimen known as JSP191, in combination with low dose radiation and fludarabine, in subjects with Myelodysplastic Syndrome (MDS) or Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML) undergoing allogenic blood stem cell transplantation.

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  • Therapeutic Hypothermia to Improve Survival After Cardiac Arrest in Pediatric Patients-THAPCA-IH [In Hospital] Trial

    Cardiac arrest is a sudden, unexpected loss of heart function. Therapeutic hypothermia, in which the body's temperature is lowered and maintained several degrees below normal for a period of time, has been used to successfully treat adults who have experienced cardiac arrest. This study will evaluate the efficacy of therapeutic hypothermia at increasing survival rates and reducing the risk of brain injury in infants and children who experience a cardiac arrest while in the hospital.

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  • Trial for Treatment Refractory Trigeminal Neuralgia

    The purpose of this study is to evaluate the efficacy of BHV3000 compared to placebo for subjects with treatment refractory Trigeminal Neuralgia as measured by a 2-point or greater reduction in the average Numeric Pain Rating Scale between the two-week treatment phases.

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  • Tucatinib Plus Trastuzumab in Patients With HER2+ Colorectal Cancer

    This trial studies how well the drug tucatinib works when given with trastuzumab and when given by itself. The participants in this trial have HER2-positive (HER2+) metastatic colorectal cancer (mCRC). 'Metastatic' means that the cancer has spread to other parts of the body.

    In the first part of this study, participants enrolled into Cohort A and received both tucatinib and trastuzumab. In the second part of this study, participants are randomly assigned to either Cohort B or Cohort C. Participants in Cohort B will receive tucatinib and trastuzumab. Participants in Cohort C will receive tucatinib. Participants in Cohort C who do not respond to therapy may have an option to receive tucatinib plus trastuzumab.

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  • Xolair Treatment for Milk Allergic Children

    This is a pilot feasibility study, using Xolair pretreatment for oral milk desensitization. The major assessment will be safety, and the investigators will evaluate for any type of reaction, including allergic reactions that occur during the course of the study.

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  • Study of Imprime PGG and Pembrolizumab in Advanced Melanoma and Triple Negative Breast Cancer

    Objective: To determine the Overall Response Rate (ORR) to Imprime PGG + pembrolizumab in subjects with advanced melanoma or metastatic TNBC

    Safety: To characterize the safety of Imprime PGG + pembrolizumab given in combination

    Hypothesis: Restore (for melanoma) or enhance (for TNBC) sensitivity to checkpoint inhibitors (CPI) by appropriate and effective stimulation of the subject's innate and adaptive immune systems in those subjects who have failed 1st line therapy

    The study will incorporate Simon's optimal 2-stage design with sample size fixed at 12 subjects each in Stage 1 for advanced melanoma and for Triple Negative Breast Cancer (TNBC) subjects. The safety criterion of ≤ 4 (or ≤ 33%) subjects with Grade 3/4 adverse events in Cycle 1 within either tumor type must be met in order to proceed to Stage 2. The starting dose is 4 mg/kg for Imprime PGG. In the event there are a total of > 4 (or > 33%) of subjects with Grade 3/4 adverse events in Cycle 1, the dose of Imprime PGG will be reduced to 2 mg/kg, and Stage 1 will be repeated at a dose of 2 mg/kg with an additional cohort of n=12 subjects. For the dose that meets the safety criterion in Stage 1, at least 1 response in melanoma subjects and 2 responses in TNBC subjects amongst the 12 subjects within each tumor type must be observed in order to proceed to Stage 2.

    Stage 2 will enroll an additional 17 subjects with melanoma, and 30 subjects with TNBC. For the dose that meets the Stage 1 safety criterion, success will be declared if at least 4 amongst the total of up to 29 subjects with melanoma, and 13 amongst the total of up to 42 subjects with TNBC achieve an objective response.

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  • Study to Evaluate Armodafinil Treatment in Improving Prefrontal Cortical Activation and Working Memory Performance

    The primary objective of this study is to determine whether treatment with armodafinil will provide improvements in prefrontal cortical activation in patients with OSAHS (Obstructive Sleep Apnea/Hypopnea Syndrome) who have residual sleepiness despite receiving nCPAP therapy.

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  • The 28 Day Challenge

    The purpose of this study is to determine how a 28 Day Challenge influences mental health and well-being. This is a blinded study. Participants both with and without depression and anxiety, will be included. A moderation analysis will be performed to see whether changes in depression after the intervention are a function of baseline depression and anxiety levels.

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  • The Safety and Tolerability of Pirfenidone for BOS After HCT

    This is a phase 1, non-randomized, single-arm, open label, single center clinical trial to determine the tolerability and safety of pirfenidone in patients with BOS associated with lung GVHD after hematopoietic cell transplant.

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  • Vismodegib in Treating Younger Patients With Recurrent or Refractory Medulloblastoma

    This phase II trial studies how well vismodegib works in treating younger patients with recurrent or refractory medulloblastoma. Vismodegib may slow the growth of tumor cells.

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