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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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Study of LY3537982 in Cancer Patients With a Specific Genetic Mutation (KRAS G12C)

Multiple Cancer Types

The purpose of this study is to find out whether the study drug, LY3537982, is safe and
effective in cancer patients who have a specific genetic mutation (KRAS G12C). Patients must
have already received or were not able to tolerate the standard of care, except for specific
groups who have not had cancer treatment. The study will last up to approximately 4 years.
Colon, Gastrointestinal, Lung, Miscellaneous, Non Small Cell, Phase I, Rectal
I
Iams, Wade
NCT04956640
VICCTHOP2155

Comparing an Alternative Surgical Procedure, Sentinel Lymph Node (SLN) Biopsy, with Standard Neck Dissection for Patients with Early-Stage Oral Cavity Cancer

Head/Neck

This phase II/III trial studies how well sentinel lymph node biopsy works and compares sentinel lymph node biopsy surgery to standard neck dissection as part of the treatment for early-stage oral cavity cancer. Sentinel lymph node biopsy surgery is a procedure that removes a smaller number of lymph nodes from your neck because it uses an imaging agent to see which lymph nodes are most likely to have cancer. Standard neck dissection, such as elective neck dissection, removes many of the lymph nodes in your neck. Using sentinel lymph node biopsy surgery may work better in treating patients with early-stage oral cavity cancer compared to standard elective neck dissection.
Head/Neck
II/III
Topf, Michael
NCT04333537
NRGHN006

Standard Chemotherapy in Treating Young Patients with Medulloblastoma or Other Central Nervous System Embryonal Tumors

Neuroblastoma (Pediatrics)

This phase IV trial studies how well standard chemotherapy works in treating young patients with medulloblastoma or other central nervous system embryonal tumors. Drugs used in standard chemotherapy 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.
Neuroblastoma (Pediatrics)
IV
Esbenshade, Adam
NCT02875314
VICCPED1751

Evolutionary Inspired Therapy for the Treatment of Fusion Positive Newly Diagnosed, Metastatic Rhabdomyosarcoma

Multiple Cancer Types

This phase II trial investigates evolutionary inspired therapy in treating fusion positive rhabdomyosarcoma that is newly diagnosed and has spread to other places in the body (metastatic). Chemotherapy drugs, such as vinorelbine, vincristine sulfate, and actinomycin D, 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. Cyclophosphamide is used to decrease the body's immune response and may inhibit DNA replication and initiate cell death. This study is being done to determine which of 4 different therapeutic treatments will have the best chance of the disease not worsening or coming back.
Pediatrics, Sarcoma
II
Borinstein, Scott
NCT04388839
VICCPED2134

LCH-IV, International Collaborative Treatment Protocol for Children and Adolescents With Langerhans Cell Histiocytosis

Multiple Cancer Types

The LCH-IV is an international, multicenter, prospective clinical study for pediatric
Langerhans Cell Histiocytosis LCH (age < 18 years).
Miscellaneous, Pediatrics
III
Pastakia, Devang
NCT02205762
VICCPED2231

A Study of Amivantamab Monotherapy and in Addition to Standard-of-Care Chemotherapy in Participants With Advanced or Metastatic Colorectal Cancer

Multiple Cancer Types

The purpose of this study is to assess the anti-tumor activity of amivantamab as a
monotherapy (Cohorts A, B, and C), to characterize the safety of amivantamab when added to
standard-of care (SoC) chemotherapy in participants with metastatic colorectal cancer (mCRC)
(Ph2 cohorts), and to assess the recommended phase 2 combination dose (RP2CD) of amivantamab
when added to SoC chemotherapy (Ph1b cohorts).
Colon, Rectal
I/II
Eng, Cathy
NCT05379595
VICCGIP2244

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

Spearhead 1 Study in Subjects With Advanced Synovial Sarcoma or Myxoid/Round Cell Liposarcoma

Sarcoma

This is a study to investigate the efficacy and safety of ADP-A2M4 in HLA-A*02 eligible and
MAGE-A4 positive subjects with metastatic or inoperable (advanced) Synovial Sarcoma (Cohort
1, 2 and 3 ) or MRCLS (Cohort 1) .
Sarcoma
II
Keedy, Vicki
NCT04044768
VICCSAR1948

First in Human Study of Ziftomenib in Relapsed or Refractory Acute Myeloid Leukemia

Multiple Cancer Types

This first-in-human (FIH) dose-escalation and dose-validation/expansion study will assess
ziftomenib, a menin-MLL(KMT2A) inhibitor, in patients with relapsed or refractory acute
myeloid leukemia (AML) as part of Phase 1. In Phase 2, assessment of ziftomenib will continue
in patients with NPM1-m AML.
Leukemia, Phase I
I/II
Savona, Michael
NCT04067336
VICCHEMP20122

A Study Evaluating the Safety and Efficacy of Targeted Therapies in Subpopulations of Patients With Metastatic Colorectal Cancer (INTRINSIC)

Multiple Cancer Types

This open-label, exploratory study is designed to evaluate the safety and efficacy of
targeted therapies or immunotherapy as single agents or combinations, in participants with
metastatic colorectal cancer (mCRC) whose tumors are biomarker positive as per treatment
arm-specific definition. Eligible participants with mCRC will be enrolled into specific
treatment arms based on their biomarker assay results.
Colon, Phase I, Rectal
I
Ciombor, Kristen
NCT04929223
VICCGIP2158