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Condition of Interest
Role of Sympathetic Vasoconstriction on Insulin-Mediated Microvascular Recruitment and Glucose Uptake...
Insulin Resistance Healthy Obesity
The purpose of this study is to better understand the contribution of sympathetic vasoconstriction to impaired insulin-mediated vasodilation and subsequently insulin-mediated glucose uptake. The investigators will test the hypothesis that removal of sympathetic vasoconstriction... expand

The purpose of this study is to better understand the contribution of sympathetic vasoconstriction to impaired insulin-mediated vasodilation and subsequently insulin-mediated glucose uptake. The investigators will test the hypothesis that removal of sympathetic vasoconstriction can result in improvement in insulin-mediated vasodilation and subsequently sensitivity to insulin-mediated glucose uptake.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Oct 2017

open study

Derazantinib in Subjects With FGFR2 Gene Fusion-, Mutation- or Amplification- Positive Inoperable or...
Intrahepatic Cholangiocarcinoma Combined Hepatocellular and Cholangiocarcinoma
This pivotal, open-label, single-arm study will evaluate the anti-cancer activity of derazantinib by Objective Response Rate (ORR) by central radiology review as per RECIST v1.1 in subjects with inoperable or advanced intrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma (iCCA) whose tumors harbor... expand

This pivotal, open-label, single-arm study will evaluate the anti-cancer activity of derazantinib by Objective Response Rate (ORR) by central radiology review as per RECIST v1.1 in subjects with inoperable or advanced intrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma (iCCA) whose tumors harbor FGFR2 gene fusions (by FISH performed by the central laboratory) or FGFR2 gene mutations or amplifications (based on NGS testing performed or commissioned by the respective study center) and who received at least one prior regimen of systemic therapy. Subjects will be dosed orally once per day at 300 mg of derazantinib capsules.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Nov 2017

open study

Efficacy and Safety of Filgotinib in the Treatment of Perianal Fistulizing Crohn's Disease
Fistulizing Crohn's Disease
The primary objective of this study is to evaluate the efficacy of filgotinib as compared to placebo in establishing combined fistula response at Week 24. Participants will have the option to enter a separate long-term extension study if they meet eligibility requirements. expand

The primary objective of this study is to evaluate the efficacy of filgotinib as compared to placebo in establishing combined fistula response at Week 24. Participants will have the option to enter a separate long-term extension study if they meet eligibility requirements.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Apr 2017

open study

Tabelecleucel for Solid Organ or Allogeneic Hematopoietic Cell Transplant Participants With Epstein-Barr...
Epstein-Barr Virus+ Associated Post-transplant Lymphoproliferative Disease (EBV+ PTLD) Solid Organ Transplant Complications Lymphoproliferative Disorders Allogeneic Hematopoietic Cell Transplant Stem Cell Transplant Complications
The purpose of this study is to determine the clinical benefit and characterize the safety profile of tabelecleucel for the treatment of Epstein-Barr virus-associated post-transplant lymphoproliferative disease (EBV+ PTLD) in the setting of (1) solid organ transplant (SOT) after... expand

The purpose of this study is to determine the clinical benefit and characterize the safety profile of tabelecleucel for the treatment of Epstein-Barr virus-associated post-transplant lymphoproliferative disease (EBV+ PTLD) in the setting of (1) solid organ transplant (SOT) after failure of rituximab and rituximab plus chemotherapy or (2) allogeneic hematopoietic cell transplant (HCT) after failure of rituximab.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Dec 2017

open study

A Study to Assess Whether Etrolizumab is a Safe and Efficacious Treatment for Participants With Moderately...
Crohn Disease
This is a multicenter, Phase 3, double-blind, placebo-controlled study evaluating the efficacy, safety, and tolerability of etrolizumab compared with placebo during induction and maintenance treatment of moderately to severely active Crohn's Disease (CD). The target population... expand

This is a multicenter, Phase 3, double-blind, placebo-controlled study evaluating the efficacy, safety, and tolerability of etrolizumab compared with placebo during induction and maintenance treatment of moderately to severely active Crohn's Disease (CD). The target population includes participants with CD who are refractory or intolerant to corticosteroids (CS) and/or immunosuppressant (IS) therapy and who have either not received prior anti-tumor necrosis factor (anti-TNF) therapy (TNF-naive) or who have had prior exposure to anti-TNF therapies and demonstrated inadequate responses or intolerance to anti-TNFs. The study period will consist of a Screening Phase (up to 35 days) plus (+) a 14-week Induction Phase + a 52-week Maintenance Phase + a 12-week Safety Follow-up Phase. At Week 14 (end of Induction Phase), participants achieving a decrease from baseline of at least 70 points in the Crohn's Disease Activity Index (CDAI) score (CDAI-70 response) without the use of rescue therapy will continue to the Maintenance Phase.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Mar 2015

open study

Breast Cancer WEight Loss Study (BWEL Study)
Breast Carcinoma
This randomized phase III trial studies whether weight loss in overweight and obese women may prevent breast cancer from coming back (recurrence). Previous studies have found that women who are overweight or obese when their breast cancer is found (diagnosed) have a greater risk... expand

This randomized phase III trial studies whether weight loss in overweight and obese women may prevent breast cancer from coming back (recurrence). Previous studies have found that women who are overweight or obese when their breast cancer is found (diagnosed) have a greater risk of their breast cancer recurring, as compared to women who were thinner when their cancer was diagnosed. This study aims to test whether overweight or obese women who take part in a weight loss program after being diagnosed with breast cancer have a lower rate of cancer recurrence as compared to women who do not take part in the weight loss program. This study will help to show whether weight loss programs should be a part of breast cancer treatment.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Aug 2016

open study

Combination Chemotherapy With or Without Temsirolimus in Treating Patients With Intermediate Risk Rhabdomyosarcoma
Alveolar Rhabdomyosarcoma Botryoid-Type Embryonal Rhabdomyosarcoma Embryonal Rhabdomyosarcoma Rhabdomyosarcoma Sclerosing Rhabdomyosarcoma
This randomized phase III trial studies how well combination chemotherapy (vincristine sulfate, dactinomycin, cyclophosphamide alternated with vincristine sulfate and irinotecan hydrochloride or vinorelbine) works compared to combination chemotherapy plus temsirolimus in treating... expand

This randomized phase III trial studies how well combination chemotherapy (vincristine sulfate, dactinomycin, cyclophosphamide alternated with vincristine sulfate and irinotecan hydrochloride or vinorelbine) works compared to combination chemotherapy plus temsirolimus in treating patients with rhabdomyosarcoma (cancer that forms in the soft tissues, such as muscle), and has an intermediate chance of coming back after treatment (intermediate risk). Drugs used in 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. Combination chemotherapy and temsirolimus may stop the growth of tumor cells by blocking some of the enzymes needed for cell growth. It is not yet known whether combination chemotherapy or combination chemotherapy plus temsirolimus is more effective in treating patients with intermediate-risk rhabdomyosarcoma.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: May 2016

open study

The LATITUDE Study: Long-Acting Therapy to Improve Treatment SUccess in Daily LifE
HIV Infections
The purpose of this study is to compare the efficacy, safety, and durability of two different strategies to treat participants with a history of sub-optimal adherence and control of their HIV infection: long-acting (LA) antiretroviral therapy (ART) and all-oral standard of care... expand

The purpose of this study is to compare the efficacy, safety, and durability of two different strategies to treat participants with a history of sub-optimal adherence and control of their HIV infection: long-acting (LA) antiretroviral therapy (ART) and all-oral standard of care (SOC).

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Mar 2019

open study

Induction Study #1 of Oral Ozanimod as Induction Therapy for Moderately to Severely Active Crohn's Disease
Crohn Disease
This is a Phase 3, randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled study to explore the effect of oral ozanimod as an induction treatment for subjects with moderately to severely active Crohn's Disease. expand

This is a Phase 3, randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled study to explore the effect of oral ozanimod as an induction treatment for subjects with moderately to severely active Crohn's Disease.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Feb 2018

open study

Nerve Repair Using Hydrophilic Polymers to Promote Immediate Fusion of Severed Axons and Swift Return...
Peripheral Nerve Injury
Current strategies for peripheral nerve repair are severely limited. Even with current techniques, it can take months for regenerating axons to reach denervated target tissues when injuries are proximally located. This inability to rapidly restore the loss of function after axonal... expand

Current strategies for peripheral nerve repair are severely limited. Even with current techniques, it can take months for regenerating axons to reach denervated target tissues when injuries are proximally located. This inability to rapidly restore the loss of function after axonal injury continues to produce poor clinical outcomes. The investigators propose testing the efficacy and safety of a combination therapy: polyethylene glycol (PEG) assisted axonal fusion technique to repair peripheral nerve injuries in humans.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Sep 2015

open study

Letermovir Versus Valganciclovir to Prevent Human Cytomegalovirus Disease in Kidney Transplant Recipients...
CMV Disease
The primary objective of this study is to evaluate the efficacy of letermovir (LET) versus valganciclovir (VGCV) in preventing CMV disease in adult kidney transplant recipients. The primary hypotheses are that LET is non-inferior to VGCV; and if non-inferiority is demonstrated,... expand

The primary objective of this study is to evaluate the efficacy of letermovir (LET) versus valganciclovir (VGCV) in preventing CMV disease in adult kidney transplant recipients. The primary hypotheses are that LET is non-inferior to VGCV; and if non-inferiority is demonstrated, that LET is superior to VGCV, in preventing CMV disease through 52 weeks post-transplant.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: May 2018

open study

A Study of the Efficacy and Safety of Risankizumab in Participants With Moderately to Severely Active...
Crohn's Disease
The purpose of this study is to evaluate the efficacy and safety of risankizumab versus placebo during induction therapy in participants with moderately to severely active Crohn's disease (CD). expand

The purpose of this study is to evaluate the efficacy and safety of risankizumab versus placebo during induction therapy in participants with moderately to severely active Crohn's disease (CD).

Type: Interventional

Start Date: May 2017

open study

PI3K/mTOR Inhibitor LY3023414 in Treating Patients With Relapsed or Refractory Advanced Solid Tumors,...
Advanced Malignant Solid Neoplasm Ann Arbor Stage III Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma Ann Arbor Stage IV Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma Malignant Glioma Recurrent Ependymoma
This phase II Pediatric MATCH trial studies how well PI3K/mTOR inhibitor LY3023414 works in treating patients with solid tumors, non-Hodgkin lymphoma, or histiocytic disorders with TSC or PI3K/MTOR mutations that have spread to other places in the body (metastatic) and have come... expand

This phase II Pediatric MATCH trial studies how well PI3K/mTOR inhibitor LY3023414 works in treating patients with solid tumors, non-Hodgkin lymphoma, or histiocytic disorders with TSC or PI3K/MTOR mutations that have spread to other places in the body (metastatic) and have come back (recurrent) or do not respond to treatment (refractory). PI3K/mTOR inhibitor LY3023414 may stop the growth of cancer cells by blocking some of the enzymes needed for cell growth.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Jul 2017

open study

A Trial of the FMS-like Tyrosine Kinase 3 (FLT3) Inhibitor Gilteritinib Administered as Maintenance Therapy...
Acute Myeloid Leukemia
The purpose of this study is to compare relapse-free survival between participants with FLT3/ITD AML in first morphologic complete remission (CR1) who undergo hematopoietic stem cell transplant (HCT) and are randomized to receive gilteritinib or placebo beginning after the time... expand

The purpose of this study is to compare relapse-free survival between participants with FLT3/ITD AML in first morphologic complete remission (CR1) who undergo hematopoietic stem cell transplant (HCT) and are randomized to receive gilteritinib or placebo beginning after the time of engraftment for a two year period.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Jun 2017

open study

Selinexor in Advanced Liposarcoma
Dedifferentiated Liposarcoma
This is a randomized, multicenter, double-blind, placebo-controlled, Phase 2-3 study of patients diagnosed with advanced unresectable dedifferentiated liposarcoma. Approximately 334 total patients will be randomized to study treatment (selinexor or placebo). expand

This is a randomized, multicenter, double-blind, placebo-controlled, Phase 2-3 study of patients diagnosed with advanced unresectable dedifferentiated liposarcoma. Approximately 334 total patients will be randomized to study treatment (selinexor or placebo).

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Dec 2015

open study

Testing Atezolizumab in People With Advanced Alveolar Soft Part Sarcoma
Metastatic Alveolar Soft Part Sarcoma
This phase II trial studies how well atezolizumab works in treating patients with alveolar soft part sarcoma that has not been treated, has spread from where it started to other places in the body (advanced) and cannot be removed by surgery (unresectable). Immunotherapy with... expand

This phase II trial studies how well atezolizumab works in treating patients with alveolar soft part sarcoma that has not been treated, has spread from where it started to other places in the body (advanced) and cannot be removed by surgery (unresectable). 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.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Mar 2017

open study

Evaluation of Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement Compared to SurveilLance for Patients With AsYmptomatic...
Aortic Stenosis Heart Diseases
This clinical trial is a prospective, randomized, controlled, multi-center study. Patients will be randomized 1:1 to receive either transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) with the Edwards SAPIEN 3 / SAPIEN 3 Ultra THV or clinical surveillance. Patients will be stratified... expand

This clinical trial is a prospective, randomized, controlled, multi-center study. Patients will be randomized 1:1 to receive either transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) with the Edwards SAPIEN 3 / SAPIEN 3 Ultra THV or clinical surveillance. Patients will be stratified by whether or not they are able to perform a treadmill stress test. Patients who have a positive stress test will be followed in a registry to collect data on subsequent treatment and mortality, as applicable.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Jul 2017

open study

Regional Versus General Anesthesia for Promoting Independence After Hip Fracture
Hip Fractures
The purpose of this study is to find out if two types of standard care anesthesia are the same or if one is better for people who have hip fractures. expand

The purpose of this study is to find out if two types of standard care anesthesia are the same or if one is better for people who have hip fractures.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Feb 2016

open study

Phase 1/2 Study of LOXO-292 in Patients With Advanced Solid Tumors, RET Fusion-Positive Solid Tumors,...
Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer Medullary Thyroid Cancer Colon Cancer Any Solid Tumor
This is a Phase 1/2, open-label, first-in-human study designed to evaluate the safety, tolerability, pharmacokinetics (PK) and preliminary anti-tumor activity of selpercatinib (also known as LOXO-292) administered orally to patients with advanced solid tumors, including RET-fusion-positive... expand

This is a Phase 1/2, open-label, first-in-human study designed to evaluate the safety, tolerability, pharmacokinetics (PK) and preliminary anti-tumor activity of selpercatinib (also known as LOXO-292) administered orally to patients with advanced solid tumors, including RET-fusion-positive solid tumors, medullary thyroid cancer (MTC) and other tumors with RET activation.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: May 2017

open study

DS-3201b for Acute Myelogenous Leukemia (AML) or Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia (ALL)
Leukemia, Myeloid, Acute Leukemia, Lymphocytic, Acute
This research study tests an investigational drug called DS-3201b. An investigational drug is a medication that is still being studied and has not yet been approved by the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The FDA allows DS-3201b to be used only in research. It... expand

This research study tests an investigational drug called DS-3201b. An investigational drug is a medication that is still being studied and has not yet been approved by the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The FDA allows DS-3201b to be used only in research. It is not known if DS-3201b will work or not. This study consists of two parts. The first part (Part 1) is a dose escalation that will enroll subjects with AML or ALL that did not respond or no longer respond to previous standard therapy. The purpose of Part 1 of this research study is to determine the highest dose a patient can tolerate or recommended dose of DS-3201b that can be given to subjects with AML or ALL. Once the highest tolerable dose is determined, additional subjects will be enrolled at that dose into Part 2 of the study.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Mar 2017

open study

Phase 2 Study of Glesatinib, Sitravatinib or Mocetinostat in Combination With Nivolumab in Non-Small...
Carcinoma, Non-Small-Cell Lung
The study will evaluate the clinical activity of nivolumab in combination with 3 separate investigational agents, glesatinib, sitravatinib, or mocetinostat. expand

The study will evaluate the clinical activity of nivolumab in combination with 3 separate investigational agents, glesatinib, sitravatinib, or mocetinostat.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Nov 2016

open study

Nivolumab With or Without Ipilimumab in Treating Patients With Refractory Metastatic Anal Canal Cancer
Anal Canal Squamous Cell Carcinoma Metastatic Anal Canal Carcinoma Stage IV Anal Canal Cancer AJCC v6 and v7
This phase II trial studies how well nivolumab with or without ipilimumab works in treating patients with anal canal cancer that has not responded to previous treatment (refractory) and has spread to other places in the body (metastatic). Immunotherapy with monoclonal antibodies,... expand

This phase II trial studies how well nivolumab with or without ipilimumab works in treating patients with anal canal cancer that has not responded to previous treatment (refractory) and has spread to other places in the body (metastatic). Immunotherapy with monoclonal antibodies, such as nivolumab and ipilimumab, may help the body's immune system attack the cancer, and may interfere with the ability of tumor cells to grow and spread.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: May 2015

open study

Blood Pressure Lowering Effects of Angiotensin-(1-7) in Primary Autonomic Failure
Autonomic Nervous System Disorders Pure Autonomic Failure Shy-Drager Syndrome Orthostatic Hypotension, Dysautonomic
Pharmacologic approaches to increase levels or actions of the vasodilatory peptide angiotensin-(1-7) are currently in development for the treatment of hypertension based on findings from animal models. There are limited and contradictory clinical studies, however, and it is not... expand

Pharmacologic approaches to increase levels or actions of the vasodilatory peptide angiotensin-(1-7) are currently in development for the treatment of hypertension based on findings from animal models. There are limited and contradictory clinical studies, however, and it is not clear if this peptide regulates blood pressure in humans. The purpose of this study is to better understand the cardiovascular effects angiotensin-(1-7) in human hypertension, and to examine interactions of this peptide with the autonomic nervous system. The investigators propose that the difficulties in showing angiotensin-(1-7) cardiovascular effects in previous clinical studies relates to the buffering capacity of the baroreceptor reflex to prevent changes in blood pressure. Autonomic failure provides the ideal patient population to test this hypothesis. These patients have loss of baroreflex buffering and have low levels of angiotensin-(1-7) in blood. The investigators will test if angiotensin-(1-7) infusion can lower blood pressure in patients with autonomic failure, and will determine the hemodynamic and hormonal mechanisms involved in this effect.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Feb 2016

open study

High vs. Standard Dose Flu Vaccine in Adult Stem Cell Transplant Recipients
Hematopoietic Cell Transplantation
This randomized phase II studies the side effects of high-dose trivalent influenza vaccine or standard-dose quadrivalent inactivated influenza and how well they work in treating adult patients undergoing stem cell transplant. Season influenza can cause more severe infections... expand

This randomized phase II studies the side effects of high-dose trivalent influenza vaccine or standard-dose quadrivalent inactivated influenza and how well they work in treating adult patients undergoing stem cell transplant. Season influenza can cause more severe infections in patients who have had a stem cell transplant since their immune system doesn't work as well. Influenza vaccine may provide better protection against flu in adults.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Oct 2017

open study

Macular Edema Ranibizumab v. Intravitreal Anti-inflammatory Therapy Trial
Uveitis Macular Edema
The Macular Edema Ranibizumab v. Intravitreal anti-inflammatory Therapy (MERIT) Trial will compare the relative efficacy and safety of intravitreal methotrexate, intravitreal ranibizumab, and the intravitreal dexamethasone implant for the treatment of uveitic macular edema persisting... expand

The Macular Edema Ranibizumab v. Intravitreal anti-inflammatory Therapy (MERIT) Trial will compare the relative efficacy and safety of intravitreal methotrexate, intravitreal ranibizumab, and the intravitreal dexamethasone implant for the treatment of uveitic macular edema persisting or reoccurring after an intravitreal corticosteroid injection. MERIT is a parallel design (1:1:1), randomized comparative trial with an anniversary close-out at the 6 month clinic visit. The primary outcome is percent change in central subfield thickness from the baseline OCT measurement to the 12 week visit.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Mar 2017

open study