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Genetic Testing to Select Therapy for the Treatment of Advanced or Metastatic Kidney Cancer, OPTIC RCC Study

Kidney (Renal Cell)

This phase II trial tests whether using genetic testing of tumor tissue to select the optimal treatment regimen works in treating patients with clear cell renal cell (kidney) cancer that has spread to other places in the body (advanced or metastatic). The current Food and Drug Administration (FDA)-approved regimens for advanced kidney cancer fall into two categories. One treatment combination includes two immunotherapy drugs (nivolumab plus ipilimumab), which are delivered by separate intravenous infusions into a vein. The other combination is one immunotherapy drug (nivolumab infusion) plus an oral pill taken by mouth (cabozantinib). Nivolumab and ipilimumab are immunotherapies which release the brakes of the immune system, thus allowing the patient's own immune system to better kill cancer cells. Cabozantinib is a targeted therapy specifically designed to block certain biological mechanisms needed for growth of cancer cells. In kidney cancer, cabozantinib blocks a tumors blood supply. The genetic (DNA) makeup of the tumor may affect how well it responds to therapy. Testing the makeup (genes) of the tumor, may help match a treatment (from one of the above two treatment options) to the specific cancer and increase the chance that the disease will respond to treatment. The purpose of this study is to learn if genetic testing of tumor tissue may help doctors select the optimal treatment regimen to which advanced kidney cancer is more likely to respond.
Kidney (Renal Cell)
II
Rini, Brian
NCT05361720
VICCURO21103

Sparing Bone Marrow in Patients with Stage IIB-IV Lung Cancer, VMAT Trial

Lung

This phase II trial tests whether designing radiation to avoid bone marrow in the spine (vertebral bone marrow) leads to less reduction of white blood cell counts (lymphopenia) in patients with lung cancer. This sparing technique could lead to better disease control and outcome.
Lung
N/A
Osmundson, Evan
NCT05248256
VICCRAD2189

Testing the Addition of Anti-Cancer Drug, ZEN003694 (ZEN-3694) and PD-1 inhibitor (Pembrolizumab), to Standard Chemotherapy (Nab-Paclitaxel) Treatment in Patients with Advanced Triple-Negative Breast Cancer

Multiple Cancer Types

This phase Ib trial tests the safety and tolerability of ZEN003694 in combination with an immunotherapy drug called pembrolizumab and the usual chemotherapy approach with nab-paclitaxel for the treatment of patients with triple negative-negative breast cancer that has spread to other parts of the body (advanced). Paclitaxel is in a class of medications called antimicrotubule agents. It stops cancer cells from growing and dividing and may kill them. Nab-paclitaxel is an albumin-stabilized nanoparticle formulation of paclitaxel which may have fewer side effects and work better than other forms of paclitaxel. Immunotherapy with monoclonal antibodies, such as pembrolizumab may help the body's immune system attach the cancer and may interfere with the ability of tumor cells to grow and spread. ZEN003694 is an inhibitor of a family of proteins called the bromodomain and extra-terminal (BET). It may prevent the growth of tumor cells that over produce BET protein. Combination therapy with ZEN003694 pembrolizumab immunotherapy and nab-paclitaxel chemotherapy may help shrink or stabilize cancer for longer than chemotherapy alone.
Breast, Phase I
I
Abramson, Vandana
NCT05422794
NCIBREP10525

Nilotinib, Trametinib, and Dabrafenib for the Treatment of BRAF V600 Mutant Metastatic or Unresectable Melanoma

Multiple Cancer Types

This phase I trial is to find out the best dose, possible benefits and/or side effects of nilotinib given together with trametinib and dabrafenib in treating patients with BRAF V600 mutant melanoma that has spread to other places in the body (metastatic) or cannot be removed by surgery (unresectable). Nilotinib, trametinib, and dabrafenib may stop the growth of tumor cells by blocking some of the enzymes needed for cell growth. Giving nilotinib together with trametinib and dabrafenib may lower the chance of cancer growing or spreading.
Melanoma, Phase I
I
Johnson, Douglas
NCT04903119
VICCMELP2274

A Study of DS-6000a in Subjects With Advanced Renal Cell Carcinoma and Ovarian Tumors

Multiple Cancer Types

This clinical trial will evaluate raludotatug deruxtecan (R-DXd; DS-6000a) in participants
with advanced renal cell carcinoma (RCC) and ovarian cancer (OVC). The main goals of this
study will be to investigate the recommended dose of R-DXd that can be given safely to
participants, assess the side effects of R-DXd, and evaluate the effectiveness of R-DXd.
Kidney (Renal Cell), Ovarian, Phase I
I
Rini, Brian
NCT04707248
VICCPHI2115

Evexomostat Plus Alpelisib and Fulvestrant in Women With the PIK3CA Mutation With HR+/Her2- Breast Cancer

The PIK3CA gene is frequently mutated in breast cancer, leading to disease aggressiveness and
patient mortality. Alpelisib, a small molecule that inhibits the activity of the PIK3CA gene
product PI3K, has demonstrated clinical benefit in cancer patients with this gene mutation.
However, hyperglycemia, an on-target toxicity associated with alpelisib that leads to
hyperinsulinemia, limits the drug's clinical efficacy and induces high grade hyperglycemia in
patients with baseline metabolic dysfunction, insulin resistance and/or elevated HbA1c.
Restoring insulin sensitivity and reduction in circulating concentrations of insulin have
been reported to improve the activity of alpelisib.

Evexomostat (SDX-7320) is a polymer-conjugate of a novel small molecule methionine
aminopeptidase 2 (MetAP2) inhibitor that has demonstrated the ability to reduce
alpelisib-induced hyperglycemia in multiple animal experiments and has demonstrated
synergistic anti-tumor activity independent of changes in glucose or insulin. Evexomostat was
well tolerated in a Phase 1 safety study in late-stage cancer patients and showed
improvements in insulin resistance for patients that presented with baseline elevated
insulin. Overall, the most common treatment-emergent adverse events with evexomostat (TEAEs)
were fatigue (44%), decreased appetite (38%), constipation and nausea (each 28%), and
diarrhea (22%). All other TEAEs occurred at an incidence <20%.

The purpose of this study is to characterize the safety of the triplet drug combination
(alpelisib, fulvestrant plus evexomostat), to test whether evexomostat, when given in
combination with alpelisib and fulvestrant will reduce the number and severity of
hyperglycemic events and/or reduce the number of anti-diabetic medications needed to control
the hyperglycemia for patients deemed at risk for alpelisib-induced hyperglycemia (baseline
elevated HbA1c or well-controlled type 2 diabetes), and to assess preliminary anti-tumor
efficacy and changes in key biomarkers and quality of life in this patient population.
Not Available
I/II
Rexer, Brent
NCT05455619
VICCBREP2271

Itacitinib for the Treatment Steroid Refractory Immune Related Adverse Events Arising from Immune Checkpoint Inhibitors

Miscellaneous

This phase II trial tests how well itacitinib works in in patients with immune related adverse events (irAEs) arising from immune checkpoint inhibitors (ICI) that do not respond to steroids (steroid refractory). Steroids are the usual treatment for these side effects. However, sometimes steroids do not improve or fix the side effects. Giving itacitinib may be effective in treating patients with known or suspected problems coming from ICIs, that do not resolve or improve with steroids, by reducing the patient's immune system response that can cause the irAEs.
Miscellaneous
II
Johnson, Douglas
NCT05660421
VICCCTT2193

Circulating Tumor DNA to Guide Changes in Standard of Care Chemotherapy in Patients with Metastatic Triple Negative Breast Cancer

Breast

This phase II trial tests how well evaluating circulating tumor deoxyribonucleic acid (ctDNA) works to guide therapy-change decisions in treating patients with triple-negative breast cancer (TNBC) that has spread from where it first started (primary site) to other places in the body (metastatic). This study wants to learn if small pieces of DNA associated with a tumor (called circulating tumor DNA, or ctDNA) can be detected in investigational blood tests during the course of standard chemotherapy treatment for breast cancer, and whether information from such investigational ctDNA blood testing could possibly be used as an early indication of chemotherapy treatment failure. It is hoped that additional information from investigational blood testing for ctDNA could help doctors to switch more quickly from a standard chemotherapy treatment that typically has significant side effects and which may not be working, to a different standard treatment regimen against TNBC, called sacituzumab govitecan. Sacituzumab govitecan is a monoclonal antibody, called hRS7, linked to a chemotherapy drug, called irinotecan. hRS7 is a form of targeted therapy because it attaches to specific molecules (receptors) on the surface of cancer cells, known as TROP2 receptors, and delivers irinotecan to kill them. Studying ctDNA may assist doctors to change therapy earlier if needed, and may improve health outcomes in patients with metastatic TNBC.
Breast
II
Abramson, Vandana
NCT05770531
VICCBRE2257

A Study to Evaluate MEDI5752 and Axitinib in Subjects With Advanced Renal Cell Carcinoma

Multiple Cancer Types

The purpose of this study is to evaluate MEDI5752 in combination with Lenvatinib (or
Axitinib), in subjects with advanced renal cell carcinoma.
Kidney (Renal Cell), Phase I
I
Rini, Brian
NCT04522323
VICCUROP2043

Rigosertib Plus Pembrolizumab in Treating Patients with Unresectable/Metastatic Melanoma Refractory to PD-1 Inhibitors

Melanoma

This phase II clinical trial tests how well rigosertib plus pembrolizumab workings in treating patients with melanoma which cannot be removed by surgery (unresectable) or that has spread from where it first started (primary site) to other places in the body (metastatic), and that has not responded to previous treatment with PD-1 or PD-L1 inhibitors (refractory). Rigosertib may stop the growth of tumor cells by blocking some of the enzymes needed for cell growth and may change the immune system to make immunotherapy more effective. 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. Giving rigosertib in combination with pembrolizumab may be more effective in treating patients with unresectable metastatic melanoma that has not responded to previous treatment with PD-1 or PD-L1 inhibitors than giving either drug alone.
Melanoma
II
Johnson, Douglas
NCT05764395
VICCMEL2218

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