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Reduced Craniospinal Radiation Therapy and Chemotherapy in Treating Younger Patients With Newly Diagnosed...
Medulloblastoma
This phase II trial studies how well reduced doses of radiation therapy to the brain and spine (craniospinal) and chemotherapy work in treating patients with newly diagnosed type of brain tumor called WNT)/Wingless (WNT)-driven medulloblastoma. Recent studies using chemotherapy... expand

This phase II trial studies how well reduced doses of radiation therapy to the brain and spine (craniospinal) and chemotherapy work in treating patients with newly diagnosed type of brain tumor called WNT)/Wingless (WNT)-driven medulloblastoma. Recent studies using chemotherapy and radiation therapy have been shown to be effective in treating patients with WNT-driven medulloblastoma. However, there is a concern about the late side effects of treatment, such as learning difficulties, lower amounts of hormones, or other problems in performing daily activities. Radiotherapy uses high-energy radiation from x-rays to kill cancer cells and shrink tumors. Drugs used in chemotherapy, such as cisplatin, vincristine sulfate, cyclophosphamide and lomustine, 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 reduced craniospinal radiation therapy and chemotherapy may kill tumor cells and may also reduce the late side effects of treatment.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Oct 2017

open study

A Phase III Trial of Anlotinib in Metastatic or Advanced Alveolar Soft Part Sarcoma, Leiomyosarcoma and...
Alveolar Soft Part Sarcoma Leiomyosarcoma Synovial Sarcoma Soft-Tissue Sarcoma
This study evaluates the safety and efficacy of AL3818 (anlotinib) hydrochloride in the treatment of metastatic or advanced alveolar soft part sarcoma (ASPS), leiomyosarcoma (LMS), and synovial sarcoma (SS). All participants with ASPS will receive open-label AL3818. In participants... expand

This study evaluates the safety and efficacy of AL3818 (anlotinib) hydrochloride in the treatment of metastatic or advanced alveolar soft part sarcoma (ASPS), leiomyosarcoma (LMS), and synovial sarcoma (SS). All participants with ASPS will receive open-label AL3818. In participants with LMS or SS, AL3818 will be compared to IV dacarbazine. Two-thirds of the participants will receive AL3818, one-third of the participants will receive IV dacarbazine.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Aug 2017

open study

Palbociclib in Treating Patients With Relapsed or Refractory Rb Positive Advanced Solid Tumors, Non-Hodgkin...
Advanced Malignant Solid Neoplasm Recurrent Childhood Ependymoma Recurrent Ewing Sarcoma Recurrent Glioma Recurrent Hepatoblastoma
This phase II Pediatric MATCH trial studies how well palbociclib works in treating patients with Rb positive solid tumors, non-Hodgkin lymphoma, or histiocytic disorders with activating alterations (mutations) in cell cycle genes that have spread to other places in the body and... expand

This phase II Pediatric MATCH trial studies how well palbociclib works in treating patients with Rb positive solid tumors, non-Hodgkin lymphoma, or histiocytic disorders with activating alterations (mutations) in cell cycle genes that have spread to other places in the body and have come back or do not respond to treatment. Palbociclib may stop the growth of cancer cells by blocking some of the enzymes needed for cell growth.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Jun 2018

open study

Trametinib in Treating Patients With Epithelioid Hemangioendothelioma That Is Metastatic, Locally Advanced,...
Epithelioid Hemangioendothelioma Locally Advanced Epithelioid Hemangioendothelioma Metastatic Epithelioid Hemangioendothelioma
This phase II trial studies how well trametinib works in treating patients with epithelioid hemangioendothelioma that has spread to other places in the body, nearby tissue or lymph nodes, or cannot be removed by surgery. Trametinib may stop the growth of tumor cells by blocking... expand

This phase II trial studies how well trametinib works in treating patients with epithelioid hemangioendothelioma that has spread to other places in the body, nearby tissue or lymph nodes, or cannot be removed by surgery. Trametinib may stop the growth of tumor cells by blocking some of the enzymes needed for cell growth.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Apr 2017

open study

Platinum Based Chemotherapy or Capecitabine in Treating Patients With Residual Triple-Negative Basal-Like...
Estrogen Receptor Negative HER2/Neu Negative Invasive Breast Carcinoma Progesterone Receptor Negative Stage II Breast Cancer
This randomized phase III trial studies how well cisplatin or carboplatin (platinum based chemotherapy) works compared to capecitabine in treating patients with remaining (residual) basal-like triple-negative breast cancer following chemotherapy after surgery (neoadjuvant). Drugs... expand

This randomized phase III trial studies how well cisplatin or carboplatin (platinum based chemotherapy) works compared to capecitabine in treating patients with remaining (residual) basal-like triple-negative breast cancer following chemotherapy after surgery (neoadjuvant). Drugs used in chemotherapy, such as cisplatin, carboplatin and capecitabine, 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. It is not yet known whether cisplatin or carboplatin is more effective than capecitabine in treating patients with residual triple negative basal-like breast cancer.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Apr 2015

open study

Phase 3 Study to Compare Safety and Efficacy of Smoflipid 20% to Intralipid 20% in Hospitalized Neonates...
Hospitalized Neonates and Infants, Expected to Require Parenteral Nutrition for 28 Days
To show the superiority in safety of Smoflipid over Intralipid® as measured by the number of study patients in each treatment group with conjugated bilirubin exceeding 2 mg/dL during the first 28 days of study treatment, confirmed by a second sample collected 7 days after the... expand

To show the superiority in safety of Smoflipid over Intralipid® as measured by the number of study patients in each treatment group with conjugated bilirubin exceeding 2 mg/dL during the first 28 days of study treatment, confirmed by a second sample collected 7 days after the first sample.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Dec 2015

open study

Crystalloid Liberal or Vasopressors Early Resuscitation in Sepsis
Septic Shock
Multicenter, prospective, phase 3 randomized non-blinded interventional trial of fluid treatment strategies in the first 24 hours for patients with sepsis-induced hypotension. The aim of the study is to determine the impact of a restrictive fluids strategy (vasopressors first... expand

Multicenter, prospective, phase 3 randomized non-blinded interventional trial of fluid treatment strategies in the first 24 hours for patients with sepsis-induced hypotension. The aim of the study is to determine the impact of a restrictive fluids strategy (vasopressors first followed by rescue fluids) as compared to a liberal fluid strategy (fluids first followed by rescue vasopressors) on 90-day in-hospital mortality in patients with sepsis-induced hypotension.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Mar 2018

open study

Operative Versus Non-Operative Treatment for Atraumatic Rotator Cuff Tears
Rotator Cuff Tear
Rotator cuff tears are one of the most common reasons to seek musculoskeletal care in the United States and one of the fastest growing ambulatory surgery procedures. However, data on comparison of operative versus non-operative treatment is lacking and urgently needed. expand

Rotator cuff tears are one of the most common reasons to seek musculoskeletal care in the United States and one of the fastest growing ambulatory surgery procedures. However, data on comparison of operative versus non-operative treatment is lacking and urgently needed.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Mar 2018

open study

Low VW Activity in Adolescent HMB
Von Willebrand Factor Deficiency
This is a research study for patients diagnosed with heavy menstrual bleeding (HMB) and low Von Willebrand Factor (VWF). Menstruation, also known as a period, is the regular discharge of blood and tissues from the uterus. HMB is having a heavier amount of discharge during menstrual... expand

This is a research study for patients diagnosed with heavy menstrual bleeding (HMB) and low Von Willebrand Factor (VWF). Menstruation, also known as a period, is the regular discharge of blood and tissues from the uterus. HMB is having a heavier amount of discharge during menstrual period. Low Von Willebrand Factor means that the participant has lower level of a blood protein that is important for clotting of blood and so, the participant is at a higher risk for bleeding. The purpose of this project is to study the genetic differences of adolescent females with HMB and low VWF activity and compare the genetic differences with their bleeding manifestations, response to medications and outcome.

Type: Observational

Start Date: Jan 2017

open study

18F-FSPG PET/CT in Imaging Patients With Newly Diagnosed Lung Cancer or Indeterminate Pulmonary Nodules
Lung Carcinoma Solitary Pulmonary Nodule Cigarette Smoking Behavior
This clinical trial compares fluorine F 18 L-glutamate derivative BAY94-9392 (18F-FSPG) positron emission tomography (PET)/computed tomography (CT) to the standard of care fluorodeoxyglucose F-18 (18F-FDG) PET/CT in imaging patients with newly diagnosed lung cancer or indeterminate... expand

This clinical trial compares fluorine F 18 L-glutamate derivative BAY94-9392 (18F-FSPG) positron emission tomography (PET)/computed tomography (CT) to the standard of care fluorodeoxyglucose F-18 (18F-FDG) PET/CT in imaging patients with newly diagnosed lung cancer or indeterminate pulmonary nodules. PET/CT uses a radioactive glutamate (one of the common building blocks of protein) called 18F-FSPG which may be able to recognize differences between tumor and healthy tissue. Since tumor cells are growing, they need to make protein, and other building blocks, for cell growth that are made from glutamate and other molecules. PET/CT using a radioactive glutamate may be a more effective method of diagnosing lung cancer than the standard PET/CT using a radioactive glucose (sugar), such as 18F-FDG.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Jun 2015

open study

Olaparib in Treating Patients With Relapsed or Refractory Advanced Solid Tumors, Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma,...
Advanced Malignant Solid Neoplasm Ann Arbor Stage III Childhood Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma Ann Arbor Stage IV Childhood Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma Low Grade Glioma Malignant Glioma
This phase II Pediatric MATCH trial studies how well olaparib works in treating patients with solid tumors, non-Hodgkin lymphoma, or histiocytic disorders with defects in deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) damage repair genes that have spread to other places in the body (advanced) and... expand

This phase II Pediatric MATCH trial studies how well olaparib works in treating patients with solid tumors, non-Hodgkin lymphoma, or histiocytic disorders with defects in deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) damage repair genes that have spread to other places in the body (advanced) and have come back (relapsed) or do not respond to treatment (refractory). Olaparib may stop the growth of tumor cells by blocking some of the enzymes needed for cell growth.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Jul 2017

open study

Haploidentical Bone Marrow Transplantation in Sickle Cell Patients (BMT CTN 1507)
Sickle Cell Disease
This is a Phase II, single arm, multi-center trial, designed to estimate the efficacy and toxicity of haploidentical bone marrow transplantation (BMT) in patients with sickle cell disease (SCD). Based on their age and entry criteria patients are stratified into two groups: (1)... expand

This is a Phase II, single arm, multi-center trial, designed to estimate the efficacy and toxicity of haploidentical bone marrow transplantation (BMT) in patients with sickle cell disease (SCD). Based on their age and entry criteria patients are stratified into two groups: (1) children with SCD with strokes; and (2) adults with severe SCD.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Oct 2017

open study

Testing Treatment With Ipilimumab and Nivolumab Compared to Treatment With Ipilimumab Alone in Advanced...
Advanced Melanoma Melanoma of Unknown Primary Mucosal Melanoma Refractory Melanoma Stage III Cutaneous Melanoma AJCC v7
This phase II trial studies how well ipilimumab with or without nivolumab work in treating patients with melanoma that is stage IV or stage III and cannot be removed by surgery. Immunotherapy with monoclonal antibodies, such as ipilimumab and nivolumab, may help the body's immune... expand

This phase II trial studies how well ipilimumab with or without nivolumab work in treating patients with melanoma that is stage IV or stage III and cannot be removed by surgery. Immunotherapy with monoclonal antibodies, such as ipilimumab and nivolumab, 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: Jul 2017

open study

Safety and Efficacy Trial of RPC1063 for Moderate to Severe Ulcerative Colitis
Ulcerative Colitis
The purpose of this study is to determine whether RPC1063 is effective in the treatment of Ulcerative Colitis (UC). expand

The purpose of this study is to determine whether RPC1063 is effective in the treatment of Ulcerative Colitis (UC).

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Jun 2015

open study

Tissue Sample Collection From Patients With Head and Neck Cancer and From Healthy Participants
Head and Neck Cancer
RATIONALE: Collecting and storing samples of tissue, saliva, and blood from patients with cancer and from healthy participants to study in the laboratory may help the study of cancer in the future. PURPOSE: This research study is collecting and storing tissue samples from patients... expand

RATIONALE: Collecting and storing samples of tissue, saliva, and blood from patients with cancer and from healthy participants to study in the laboratory may help the study of cancer in the future. PURPOSE: This research study is collecting and storing tissue samples from patients with head and neck cancer and from healthy participants.

Type: Observational [Patient Registry]

Start Date: Feb 2003

open study

Mindfulness to Improve Functional Outcomes in Patients With Fibromyalgia or Central Sensitization
Chronic Pain Fibromyalgia Central Sensitisation
The primary aim of the study will be to determine the feasibility of utilizing a web-based mindfulness program in adult patients with chronic pain with a diagnosis of fibromyalgia or central sensitization. expand

The primary aim of the study will be to determine the feasibility of utilizing a web-based mindfulness program in adult patients with chronic pain with a diagnosis of fibromyalgia or central sensitization.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Jan 2019

open study

VX-970 and Irinotecan Hydrochloride in Treating Patients With Solid Tumors That Are Metastatic or Cannot...
Advanced Malignant Solid Neoplasm Metastatic Malignant Neoplasm Refractory Malignant Neoplasm Unresectable Malignant Neoplasm
This phase I trial studies the side effects and best dose of VX-970 and irinotecan hydrochloride in treating patients with solid tumors that have spread to other places in the body (metastatic) or cannot be removed by surgery (unresectable). VX-970 and irinotecan hydrochloride... expand

This phase I trial studies the side effects and best dose of VX-970 and irinotecan hydrochloride in treating patients with solid tumors that have spread to other places in the body (metastatic) or cannot be removed by surgery (unresectable). VX-970 and irinotecan hydrochloride may stop the growth of tumor cells by blocking some of the enzymes needed for cell growth.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Jun 2016

open study

Tamoxifen Therapy to Treat Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension
Hypertension Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension Familial Primary Pulmonary Hypertension Primary Pulmonary Hypertension Lung Diseases
The main purpose of this clinical trial is to examine the feasibility and effects of tamoxifen in subjects with pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH). The study will evaluate how well the drug is tolerated, and its impact on functional condition and selected biomarkers. Changes... expand

The main purpose of this clinical trial is to examine the feasibility and effects of tamoxifen in subjects with pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH). The study will evaluate how well the drug is tolerated, and its impact on functional condition and selected biomarkers. Changes in tricuspid annular plane systolic excursion (TAPSE) and other parameters determined by transthoracic echocardiography will be evaluated as well as changes in additional metrics such as six minute walk test distance, quality of life assessments, and hormone levels.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Oct 2018

open study

Olaparib With or Without Atezolizumab in Treating Patients With Locally Advanced Unresectable or Metastatic...
Locally Advanced Unresectable Breast Carcinoma Metastatic Breast Carcinoma Stage III Breast Cancer AJCC v7 Stage IIIA Breast Cancer AJCC v7 Stage IIIB Breast Cancer AJCC v7
This randomized phase II trial studies how well olaparib with or without atezolizumab work in treating patients with non-HER2-positive breast cancer that has spread from its original site of growth to nearby tissues or lymph nodes and is not amenable to surgical resection (locally... expand

This randomized phase II trial studies how well olaparib with or without atezolizumab work in treating patients with non-HER2-positive breast cancer that has spread from its original site of growth to nearby tissues or lymph nodes and is not amenable to surgical resection (locally advanced unresectable) or has spread to other places in the body (metastatic). Olaparib may stop the growth of tumor cells by blocking some of the enzymes needed for cell growth. Immunotherapy with monoclonal antibodies, such as atezolizumab, may help the body's immune system attack the tumor, and may interfere with the ability of tumor cells to grow and spread. It is not known whether giving olaparib with or without atezolizumab will work better in patients with non-HER2-positive breast cancer.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Nov 2016

open study

Efficacy and Safety of ALXN1840 (Formerly Named WTX101) Administered for 48 Weeks Versus Standard of...
Wilson Disease
The purpose of this study is to evaluate the efficacy of ALXN1840 (formerly called WTX101) administered for 48 weeks compared to standard of care (SoC) in WD patients aged 12 and older. expand

The purpose of this study is to evaluate the efficacy of ALXN1840 (formerly called WTX101) administered for 48 weeks compared to standard of care (SoC) in WD patients aged 12 and older.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Feb 2018

open study

Natural History Study of Synucleinopathies
Patients With Synucleinopathies Neurogenic Orthostatic Hypotension Pure Autonomic Failure REM Sleep Behavior Disorder Parkinson Disease
Synucleinopathies are a group of rare diseases associated with worsening neurological deficits and the abnormal accumulation of the protein α-synuclein in the nervous system. Onset is usually in late adulthood at age 50 or older. Usually, synucleinopathies present clinically... expand

Synucleinopathies are a group of rare diseases associated with worsening neurological deficits and the abnormal accumulation of the protein α-synuclein in the nervous system. Onset is usually in late adulthood at age 50 or older. Usually, synucleinopathies present clinically with slowness of movement, coordination difficulties or mild cognitive impairment. Development of these features indicates that abnormal alpha-synuclein deposits have destroyed key areas of the brain involved in the control of movement or cognition. Patients with synucleinopathies and signs of CNS-deficits are frequently diagnosed with Parkinson disease (PD), dementia with Lewy bodies (DLB) or multiple system atrophy (MSA). However, accumulation of alpha-synuclein and death of nerve cells can also begin outside the brain in the autonomic nerves. In such cases, syncucleinopathies present first with symptoms of autonomic impairment (unexplained constipation, urinary difficulties, and sexual dysfunction). In rare cases, hypotension on standing (a disorder known as orthostatic hypotension) may be the only clinical finding. This "pre-motor" autonomic stage suggests that the disease process may not yet have spread to the brain. After a variable period of time, but usually within 5-years, most patients with abnormally low blood pressure on standing develop cognitive or motor abnormalities. This stepwise evolution indicates that the disease spreads from the body to the brain. Another indication of this spread is that acting out dreams (i.e., REM sleep behavior disorder, RBD) a problem that occurs when the lower part of the brain is affected, may also be the first noticeable sign of Parkinson disease. The purpose of this study is to document the clinical features and biological markers of patients with synucleinopathies and better understand how these disorders evolve over time. The study will involve following patients diagnosed with a synucleinopathy (PD/DLB and MSA) and those believed to be in the "pre-motor" stage (with isolated autonomic impairment and/or RBD). Through a careful series of follow-up visits to participating Centers, we will focus on finding biological clues that predict which patients will develop motor/cognitive problems and which ones have the resilience to keep the disease at bay preventing spread to the brain. We will also define the natural history of MSA - the most aggressive of the synucleinopathies.

Type: Observational

Start Date: Jun 2011

open study

A Study of ME-401 in Subjects With CLL/SLL, FL, and B-cell Non Hodgkin's Lymphoma
Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia (CLL) Small Lymphocytic Lymphoma (SLL) Follicular Lymphoma (FL) Marginal Zone B Cell Lymphoma Diffuse Large B-cell Lymphoma (DLBCL)
A Three-Arm Study of ME-401 in Subjects with Relapsed/Refractory CLL/SLL or FL, of ME-401 in Combination with Rituximab in Subjects with Relapsed/Refractory CLL/SLL or B-cell NHL, and of ME-401 in Combination with Zanubrutinib in Subjects with Relapsed/Refractory CLL/SLL or B-cell... expand

A Three-Arm Study of ME-401 in Subjects with Relapsed/Refractory CLL/SLL or FL, of ME-401 in Combination with Rituximab in Subjects with Relapsed/Refractory CLL/SLL or B-cell NHL, and of ME-401 in Combination with Zanubrutinib in Subjects with Relapsed/Refractory CLL/SLL or B-cell NHL

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Oct 2016

open study

Tabelecleucel for Allogeneic Hematopoietic Cell Transplant Subjects With Epstein-Barr Virus-Associated...
Epstein-Barr Virus-Associated Post-Transplant Lymphoproliferative Disease (EBV+ PTLD) Stem Cell Transplant Complications Lymphoproliferative Disorders
This is a multicenter, open label, single-arm, phase 3 study to assess the efficacy and safety of tabelecleucel for the treatment of Epstein-Barr virus-associated post-transplant lymphoproliferative disease (EBV+ PTLD) in the setting of allogeneic hematopoietic cell transplant... expand

This is a multicenter, open label, single-arm, phase 3 study to assess the efficacy and safety of tabelecleucel for the treatment of Epstein-Barr virus-associated post-transplant lymphoproliferative disease (EBV+ PTLD) in the setting of allogeneic hematopoietic cell transplant (HCT) after failure of rituximab.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Dec 2017

open study

Long-term Study in US Cystic Fibrosis Patients Receiving Digestive Enzyme Supplements to Assess Narrowing...
Fibrosing Colonopathy
This is a long-term study in cystic fibrosis patients who are participating in the Cystic Fibrosis Patient Registry to assess the occurrence and risk factors for a rare bowel disorder called fibrosing colonopathy (narrowing of the large intestine). Patients will be followed at... expand

This is a long-term study in cystic fibrosis patients who are participating in the Cystic Fibrosis Patient Registry to assess the occurrence and risk factors for a rare bowel disorder called fibrosing colonopathy (narrowing of the large intestine). Patients will be followed at their regular clinical care visits over a 10-year period and approached if they develop symptoms of fibrosing colonopathy for collection and use of further detailed information.

Type: Observational

Start Date: Jul 2012

open study

A Study to Evaluate the Efficacy and Safety of CC-90001 in Subjects With Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis
Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis Fibrosis Idiopathic Interstitial Pneumonias Pathologic Processes Lung Diseases, Interstitial
This is a Phase 2, multicenter, multinational, randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled study evaluating the efficacy, safety, pharmacokinetics (PK), quality of life and exploratory pharmacodynamics (PD) of two treatment doses of CC-90001, 200 mg and 400 mg, compared with... expand

This is a Phase 2, multicenter, multinational, randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled study evaluating the efficacy, safety, pharmacokinetics (PK), quality of life and exploratory pharmacodynamics (PD) of two treatment doses of CC-90001, 200 mg and 400 mg, compared with placebo, when delivered once daily per os (PO) in subjects with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF). This study is designed to assess response to treatment by using measures of lung function, disease progression, fibrosis on radiography, and patient-reported outcomes. It will also assess dose response.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Jul 2017

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