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Consuelo Wilkins, MD, MSCI, Senior Vice President for Health Equity and Inclusive Excellence for Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) and Senior Associate Dean for Health Equity and Inclusive Excellence for Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, always knew she wanted to be a physician. "Health equity was built into everything I did, even if I didn’t know it or recognize it at the time," Wilkins said. "I have always learned and believed that people are the same — everyone deserves to be healthy, and everyone should have the best opportunities to take care of themselves and their families." Click below to learn more about health equity initiatives.

https://momentum.vicc.org/2021/09/everyone-deserves-to-be-healthy/
Vanderbilt was the lead site for an NIH-funded, phase 2, multicenter influenza vaccine study in pediatric allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplant (HCT) recipients that may lead to a change in the current flu vaccine recommendations in this vulnerable population. Natasha Halasa, MD, MPH and colleagues recently published in the New England Journal of Medicine, that two doses of high-dose trivalent flu vaccine resulted in higher amounts of influenza-specific antibodies than two doses of standard dose quadrivalent vaccine.

https://news.vumc.org/2023/03/02/high-dose-flu-vaccine-beneficial-for-pediatric-stem-cell-transplant-patients/

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Testing the Addition of 131I-MIBG or Lorlatinib to Intensive Therapy in People with High-Risk Neuroblastoma (NBL)

Multiple Cancer Types

This phase III trial studies iobenguane I-131 or lorlatinib and standard therapy in treating younger patients with newly-diagnosed high-risk neuroblastoma or ganglioneuroblastoma. Radioactive drugs, such as iobenguane I-131, may carry radiation directly to tumor cells and not harm normal cells. Lorlatinib may stop the growth of tumor cells by blocking some of the enzymes needed for cell growth. Giving iobenguane I-131 or lorlatinib and standard therapy may work better compared to lorlatinib and standard therapy alone in treating younger patients with neuroblastoma or ganglioneuroblastoma.
Neuroblastoma (Pediatrics), Pediatrics
III
Benedetti, Daniel
NCT03126916
COGANBL1531

Accelerated or Standard BEP Chemotherapy in Treating Patients with Intermediate or Poor-Risk Metastatic Germ Cell Tumors

Germ Cell (Pediatrics)

This phase III trial compares the effect of an accelerated schedule of bleomycin sulfate, etoposide phosphate, and cisplatin (BEP) chemotherapy to the standard schedule of BEP chemotherapy for the treatment of patients with intermediate or poor-risk germ cell tumors that have spread to other places in the body (metastatic). Drugs used in chemotherapy, such as bleomycin sulfate, etoposide phosphate, and cisplatin, 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. Giving BEP chemotherapy on a faster, or accelerated schedule may work better with fewer side effects in treating patients with intermediate or poor-risk metastatic germ cell tumors compared to the standard schedule.
Germ Cell (Pediatrics)
III
Borinstein, Scott
NCT02582697
COGAGCT1532

ENVASARC: Envafolimab And Envafolimab With Ipilimumab In Patients With Undifferentiated Pleomorphic Sarcoma Or Myxofibrosarcoma

Sarcoma

This is a multicenter open-label, randomized, non-comparative, parallel cohort pivotal study
of treatment with envafolimab (cohort A and C) or envafolimab combined with ipilimumab
(cohort B and D) in patients with locally advanced, unresectable or metastatic
undifferentiated pleomorphic sarcoma (UPS)/myxofibrosarcoma (MFS) who have progressed on one
or two lines of chemotherapy.
Sarcoma
II
Keedy, Vicki
NCT04480502
VICCSAR2076

Pembrolizumab (MK-3475) Versus Placebo Following Surgery and Radiation in Participants With Locally Advanced Cutaneous Squamous Cell Carcinoma (MK-3475-630/KEYNOTE-630)

Miscellaneous

This is a randomized, double-blind, study that compares pembrolizumab (MK-3475) with placebo
given as adjuvant therapy in participants with high-risk locally advanced cutaneous squamous
cell carcinoma (LA cSCC) that have undergone surgery with curative intent in combination with
radiotherapy. The primary hypothesis is that pembrolizumab is superior to placebo in
increasing recurrence free survival (RFS).
Miscellaneous
III
Choe, Jennifer
NCT03833167
VICCHN18177

A Study of Pembrolizumab (MK-3475) in Combination With Belzutifan (MK-6482) and Lenvatinib (MK-7902), or Pembrolizumab/Quavonlimab (MK-1308A) in Combination With Lenvatinib, Versus Pembrolizumab and Lenvatinib, for Treatment of Advanced Clear Cell Renal Cell Carcinoma (MK-6482-012)

Kidney (Renal Cell)

The goal of this study is to evaluate the efficacy and safety of pembrolizumab plus
belzutifan plus lenvatinib or pembrolizumab/quavonlimab plus lenvatinib versus pembrolizumab
plus lenvatinib as first-line treatment in participants with advanced clear cell renal cell
carcinoma (ccRCC).

The primary hypotheses are (1) pembrolizumab plus belzutifan plus lenvatinib is superior to
pembrolizumab plus lenvatinib with respect to progression-free survival (PFS) and overall
survival (OS), in advanced ccRCC participants; and (2) pembrolizumab/quavonlimab plus
lenvatinib is superior to pembrolizumab plus lenvatinib with respect to PFS and OS, in
advanced ccRCC participants.
Kidney (Renal Cell)
III
Beckermann, Kathryn
NCT04736706
VICCURO20101

A Study to Evaluate the Efficacy and Safety of CAEL-101 in Patients With Mayo Stage IIIa AL Amyloidosis

Hematologic

AL (or light chain) amyloidosis begins in the bone marrow where abnormal proteins misfold and
create free light chains that cannot be broken down. These free light chains bind together to
form amyloid fibrils that build up in the extracellular space of organs, affecting the
kidneys, heart, liver, spleen, nervous system and digestive tract.

The primary purpose of this study is to determine whether CAEL-101, a monoclonal antibody
that removes AL amyloid deposits from tissues and organs, improves overall survival and it is
safe and well tolerated in patients with stage IIIa AL amyloidosis.
Hematologic
III
Sengsayadeth, Salyka
NCT04512235
VICCPCL2080

Mismatched Related Donor versus Matched Unrelated Donor Stem Cell Transplantation for Children, Adolescents, and Young Adults with Acute Leukemia or Myelodysplastic Syndrome

Multiple Cancer Types

This phase III trial compares hematopoietic (stem) cell transplantation (HCT) using mismatched related donors (haploidentical [haplo]) versus matched unrelated donors (MUD) in treating children, adolescents, and young adults with acute leukemia or myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS). HCT is considered standard of care treatment for patients with high-risk acute leukemia and MDS. In HCT, patients are given very high doses of chemotherapy or radiation therapy, which is intended to kill cancer cells that may be resistant to more standard doses of chemotherapy; unfortunately, this also destroys the normal cells in the bone marrow, including stem cells. After the treatment, patients must have a healthy supply of stem cells reintroduced or transplanted. The transplanted cells then reestablish the blood cell production process in the bone marrow. The healthy stem cells may come from the blood or bone marrow of a related or unrelated donor. If patients do not have a matched related donor, doctors do not know what the next best donor choice is or if a haplo related donor or MUD is better. This trial may help researchers understand whether a haplo related donor or a MUD HCT for children with acute leukemia or MDS is better or if there is no difference at all.
Leukemia, Myelodysplastic Syndrome, Pediatric Leukemia, Pediatric Lymphoma, Pediatrics
III
Kitko, Carrie
NCT05457556
COGASCT2031

A Study to Evaluate the Efficacy and Safety of CAEL-101 in Patients With Mayo Stage IIIb AL Amyloidosis

Hematologic

AL (or light chain) amyloidosis begins in the bone marrow where abnormal proteins misfold and
create free light chains that cannot be broken down. These free light chains bind together to
form amyloid fibrils that build up in the extracellular space of organs, affecting the
kidneys, heart, liver, spleen, nervous system and digestive tract.

The primary purpose of this study is to determine whether CAEL-101, a monoclonal antibody
that removes AL amyloid deposits from tissues and organs, improves overall survival and it is
safe and well tolerated in patients with stage IIIb AL amyloidosis.
Hematologic
III
Sengsayadeth, Salyka
NCT04504825
VICCPCL2067

HLA-Mismatched Unrelated Donor Hematopoietic Cell Transplantation With Post-Transplantation Cyclophosphamide

Multiple Cancer Types

This is a prospective, multi-center, Phase II study of hematopoietic cell transplantation
(HCT) using human leukocyte antigen (HLA)-mismatched unrelated donors (MMUD) for peripheral
blood stem cell transplant in adults and bone marrow stem cell transplant in children.
Post-transplant cyclophosphamide (PTCy), tacrolimus and mycophenolate mofetil (MMF) will be
used for for graft versus host disease (GVHD) prophylaxis. This trial will study how well
this treatment works in patients with hematologic malignancies.
Hematologic, Leukemia, Lymphoma, Myelodysplastic Syndrome
II
Dholaria, Bhagirathbhai
NCT04904588
VICCCTT2171

Study of Sacituzumab Govitecan in Participants With Urothelial Cancer That Cannot Be Removed or Has Spread

Multiple Cancer Types

The objective of this study is to evaluate the efficacy and safety of sacituzumab
govitecan-hziy monotherapy and with novel combinations in participants with metastatic
urothelial cancer (mUC).
Bladder, Urologic
II
Davis, Nancy
NCT03547973
VICCURO18120