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Soluble Epoxide Hydrolase Inhibition and Insulin Resistance
Vanderbilt University Medical Center Diabetes Mellitus Endocrine System Diseases Glucose Metabolism Disorders PreDiabetes Obesity
The purpose of this study is to test how soluble epoxide hydrolase (sEH) inhibition with GSK2256294 affects tissue sEH activity and insulin sensitivity. expand

The purpose of this study is to test how soluble epoxide hydrolase (sEH) inhibition with GSK2256294 affects tissue sEH activity and insulin sensitivity.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: May 2018

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Phase II Venetoclax, Obinutuzumab and Bendamustine in High Tumor Burden Follicular Lymphoma as Front...
PrECOG, LLC. Follicular Lymphoma Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma Follicular Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma, Adult High Grade
Patients with high tumor burden, low grade follicular lymphoma that has never been treated, will receive venetoclax in combination with obinutuzumab and bendamustine. Venetoclax is an oral Bcl-2 family protein inhibitor. It targets the B-cell lymphoma 2 (BCL-2) protein, which... expand

Patients with high tumor burden, low grade follicular lymphoma that has never been treated, will receive venetoclax in combination with obinutuzumab and bendamustine. Venetoclax is an oral Bcl-2 family protein inhibitor. It targets the B-cell lymphoma 2 (BCL-2) protein, which supports cancer cell growth and is overexpressed in many patients with follicular lymphoma. Venetoclax may help to slow down the growth of cancer or may cause cancer cells to die. The purpose of this study is to see whether adding venetoclax to obinutuzumab and bendamustine improves the response (the tumor shrinks or disappears) in patients with follicular lymphoma. As of 9/5/2018, a higher than expected incidence of tumor lysis syndrome (TLS) was experienced among patients receiving venetoclax, obinutuzumab and bendamustine on Cycle 1, Day 1 of treatment. TLS is caused by the fast breakdown of cancer cells. These patients developed an increase in some of their blood tests (uric acid, phosphorus, potassium and/or creatinine). They received a medication called rasburicase and continued with treatment. It is unclear if the TLS was due to the venetoclax or the standard treatment of obinutuzumab and bendamustine. For the remaining patients, venetoclax will start on Cycle 2, Day 1 (previously Cycle 1, Day 1).

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Dec 2017

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Targeted Therapy Directed by Genetic Testing in Treating Pediatric Patients With Relapsed or Refractory...
National Cancer Institute (NCI) Advanced Malignant Solid Neoplasm Ann Arbor Stage III Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma Ann Arbor Stage IV Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma Histiocytic Sarcoma Juvenile Xanthogranuloma
This Pediatric MATCH screening and multi-sub-study phase II trial studies how well treatment that is directed by genetic testing works in pediatric patients with solid tumors, non-Hodgkin lymphomas, or histiocytic disorders that have progressed following at least one line of... expand

This Pediatric MATCH screening and multi-sub-study phase II trial studies how well treatment that is directed by genetic testing works in pediatric patients with solid tumors, non-Hodgkin lymphomas, or histiocytic disorders that have progressed following at least one line of standard systemic therapy and/or for which no standard treatment exists that has been shown to prolong survival. Genetic tests look at the unique genetic material (genes) of patients' tumor cells. Patients with genetic changes or abnormalities (mutations) may benefit more from treatment which targets their tumor's particular genetic mutation, and may help doctors plan better treatment for patients with solid tumors or non-Hodgkin lymphomas.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Jul 2017

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Naloxone Hydrochloride Study for Relief of Pruritus in Patients With MF or SS Forms of CTCL
Elorac, Inc. Mycosis Fungoides Lymphoma, T-Cell, Cutaneous Sézary Syndrome
This multi-center, double-blind, vehicle-controlled, randomized crossover design study will evaluate the safety and efficacy of topically applied naloxone lotion, 0.5%, for the treatment of pruritus in patients with the mycosis fungoides (MF) or Sézary syndrome (SS) Forms of... expand

This multi-center, double-blind, vehicle-controlled, randomized crossover design study will evaluate the safety and efficacy of topically applied naloxone lotion, 0.5%, for the treatment of pruritus in patients with the mycosis fungoides (MF) or Sézary syndrome (SS) Forms of Cutaneous T-cell Lymphoma (CTCL). This study will also determine if there is systemic absorption of the drug in a subset of subjects and if so, describe the range and mean plasma levels reached after two weeks of three time daily (TID) dosing. Funding Source - FDA OOPD

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Jan 2017

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Pembrolizumab With Carboplatin Compared to Carboplatin Alone in Breast Cancer Patients With Chest Wall...
Hope Rugo, MD Breast Cancer Chest Wall Disease
This is a phase II multicenter study including breast cancer patients with chest wall disease that is hormone resistant (estrogen receptor (ER) positive/progesterone receptor (PR) positive/human epidermal growth factor receptor 2 (HER2) negative breast cancer with progressive... expand

This is a phase II multicenter study including breast cancer patients with chest wall disease that is hormone resistant (estrogen receptor (ER) positive/progesterone receptor (PR) positive/human epidermal growth factor receptor 2 (HER2) negative breast cancer with progressive disease on 2 prior lines of hormonal therapy) or triple negative (ER negative/PR negative/HER2 negative, TNBC). Eighty-four patients will be enrolled at Translational Breast Cancer Research Consortium (TBCRC) sites and will be randomized 2:1 to receive treatment with pembrolizumab and carboplatin (n=56, Arm A) or carboplatin alone (n=28, Arm B) until documented disease progression. Patients randomized to Arm B may cross-over following progression to pembrolizumab with or without carboplatin at investigator's discretion (Arm Bx). Patients may have received any number of prior lines of chemotherapy. Patients in Arm A will be treated with pembrolizumab 200 mg IV and carboplatin area under curve (AUC) 5 IV every 3 weeks for at least 6 cycles followed by maintenance pembrolizumab 200 mg IV every 3 weeks if stable or responding disease. Patients in Arm B will be treated with carboplatin AUC 5 IV every 3 weeks until progression, whereupon they may cross-over to pembrolizumab 200 mg IV every 3 weeks with or without carboplatin at investigator's discretion (Arm Bx). An interim analysis for futility will be performed after 18 patients are enrolled into Arm B to allow early stopping of that trial arm for lack of efficacy. The primary endpoint is to compare disease control rates at 18 weeks of treatment. Secondary endpoints include progression free survival, toxicity, and overall response rate.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Sep 2017

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Conditioning SCID Infants Diagnosed Early
Michael Pulsipher, MD SCID
The investigators want to study if lower doses of chemotherapy will help babies with SCID to achieve good immunity with less short and long-term risks of complications after transplantation. This trial identifies babies with types of immune deficiencies that are most likely to... expand

The investigators want to study if lower doses of chemotherapy will help babies with SCID to achieve good immunity with less short and long-term risks of complications after transplantation. This trial identifies babies with types of immune deficiencies that are most likely to succeed with this approach and offers them transplant early in life before they get severe infections or later if their infections are under control. It includes only patients receiving unrelated or mismatched related donor transplants. The study will test if patients receiving transplant using either a low dose busulfan or a medium dose busulfan will have immune recovery of both T and B cells, measured by the ability to respond to immunizations after transplant. The exact regimen depends on the subtype of SCID the patient has. Donors used for transplant must be unrelated or half-matched related (haploidentical) donors, and peripheral blood stem cells must be used. To minimize the chance of graft-versus-host disease (GVHD), the stem cells will have most, but not all, of the T cells removed, using a newer, experimental approach of a well-established technology. Once the stem cell transplant is completed, patients will be followed for 3 years. Approximately 9-18 months after the transplant, vaccinations will be administered, and a blood test measuring whether your child's body has responded to the vaccine will be collected.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Oct 2018

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Identifying Barriers and Strategies to Support Self-efficacy for Medication Adherence With Text Messaging
Vanderbilt University Sickle Cell Disease
The investigators will explore barriers to improving self-efficacy, or the ability to feel in control of their disease, and medication adherence with text messaging through surveys and interviews with adolescents and adults with SCD cared for at the Vanderbilt Meharry Center of... expand

The investigators will explore barriers to improving self-efficacy, or the ability to feel in control of their disease, and medication adherence with text messaging through surveys and interviews with adolescents and adults with SCD cared for at the Vanderbilt Meharry Center of Excellence (VMCE) in Sickle Cell Disease (SCD). The investigators will identify preferences to improve and sustain adherence to daily medication through selection of investigator-proposed or patient-generated text messaging strategies. Finally, the investigators will fill in the literature gaps by describing barriers to self-efficacy and medication adherence among adults with SCD as well as adolescents with SCD who are transitioning to adult care.

Type: Observational

Start Date: May 2016

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Dietary Carbohydrate and GERD in Veterans
VA Office of Research and Development Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease Obesity
4-Arm Diet Intervention Investigating Effects of Dietary Carbohydrate Type and Amount on gastroesophageal pH, gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) symptoms and medication use. expand

4-Arm Diet Intervention Investigating Effects of Dietary Carbohydrate Type and Amount on gastroesophageal pH, gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) symptoms and medication use.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Jan 2016

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OLAParib COmbinations
Joseph Paul Eder Cancer
The primary objective of this phase II trial is to determine tumor overall response rate (ORR) in molecularly selected patients with measurable disease as assessed by the Response Evaluation Criteria in Solid Tumors (RECIST), before versus after 16 weeks of treatment across tumor... expand

The primary objective of this phase II trial is to determine tumor overall response rate (ORR) in molecularly selected patients with measurable disease as assessed by the Response Evaluation Criteria in Solid Tumors (RECIST), before versus after 16 weeks of treatment across tumor types in each arm of the study.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Nov 2015

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Metabolic Effects of Natriuretic Peptide Hormones
VA Office of Research and Development Obesity Cardiovascular Physiological Phenomena Metabolism
Accumulating evidence suggests that the natriuretic peptide (NP) hormonal system has important effects on metabolism. However, more information is needed to better understand the effects of NPs on metabolism in humans. Therefore, the investigators propose a study to determine... expand

Accumulating evidence suggests that the natriuretic peptide (NP) hormonal system has important effects on metabolism. However, more information is needed to better understand the effects of NPs on metabolism in humans. Therefore, the investigators propose a study to determine the effects of b-type natriuretic peptide (BNP) on energy and fat metabolism in humans. The investigators' primary hypothesis is that the administration of BNP will increase energy expenditure in humans. The investigators' secondary hypothesis is that BNP administration will promote changes in gene expression in fat tissue suggestive of fat "beiging" in humans. Interventions that safely increase energy expenditure and promote fat "beiging" represent potential strategies for treating metabolic dysfunction due to obesity.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Jul 2018

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EntrestoTM (LCZ696) In Advanced Heart Failure (LIFE Study)
Duke University Heart Failure
The primary objective of the study is to determine whether, in patients with symptomatic, advanced heart failure due to left ventricular systolic dysfunction, treatment with LCZ696 for 24 weeks will improve Pro-B-type Natriuretic Peptide (NT-proBNP) levels, which reflect hemodynamic... expand

The primary objective of the study is to determine whether, in patients with symptomatic, advanced heart failure due to left ventricular systolic dysfunction, treatment with LCZ696 for 24 weeks will improve Pro-B-type Natriuretic Peptide (NT-proBNP) levels, which reflect hemodynamic and clinical status, compared to treatment with valsartan.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Mar 2017

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VX-970 and Irinotecan Hydrochloride in Treating Patients With Solid Tumors That Are Metastatic or Cannot...
National Cancer Institute (NCI) 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

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Theophylline Treatment for Pseudohypoparathyroidism
Vanderbilt University Medical Center Pseudohypoparathyroidism Albright Hereditary Osteodystrophy
Pseudohypoparathyroidism is a genetic disorder with limited treatment options. Patients have early-onset obesity, short stature and increased risk of type 2 diabetes. This phase 2 clinical trial will test the efficacy of theophylline, a phosphodiesterase inhibitor, in pseudohypoparathyroidism.... expand

Pseudohypoparathyroidism is a genetic disorder with limited treatment options. Patients have early-onset obesity, short stature and increased risk of type 2 diabetes. This phase 2 clinical trial will test the efficacy of theophylline, a phosphodiesterase inhibitor, in pseudohypoparathyroidism. The investigators hypothesize that theophylline will cause weight loss, improve glucose tolerance and slow growth plate closure in children and young adults.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Sep 2018

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S1314, Co-expression Extrapolation (COXEN) Program to Predict Chemotherapy Response in Patients With...
Southwest Oncology Group Bladder Cancer
The primary focus of this study is to see if looking at tumor biomarkers using a program called coexpression extrapolation or "COXEN" may predict a patient's response to chemotherapy before surgery. expand

The primary focus of this study is to see if looking at tumor biomarkers using a program called coexpression extrapolation or "COXEN" may predict a patient's response to chemotherapy before surgery.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Jul 2014

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Trial of Specific Carbohydrate and Mediterranean Diets to Induce Remission of Crohn's Disease
University of Pennsylvania Crohn Disease
This protocol is designed to compare the effectiveness of two dietary interventions for patients with Crohn's disease (CD): the Specific Carbohydrate Diet (SCD) and a Mediterranean style diet (MSD) that has been demonstrated to have numerous other health benefits. The two diets... expand

This protocol is designed to compare the effectiveness of two dietary interventions for patients with Crohn's disease (CD): the Specific Carbohydrate Diet (SCD) and a Mediterranean style diet (MSD) that has been demonstrated to have numerous other health benefits. The two diets will be compared in terms of their ability to resolve both the symptoms and bowel inflammation that characterize this debilitating disease.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Sep 2017

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A Study to Evaluate Ibrutinib Combination Therapy in Patients With Selected Gastrointestinal and Genitourinary...
Pharmacyclics LLC. Metastatic Renal Cell Carcinoma Advanced Urothelial Carcinoma Advanced Gastric Adenocarcinoma Metastatic Colorectal Adenocarcinoma
The purpose of this study is to evaluate the safety, tolerability, and efficacy of single agent ibrutinib or the combination treatments of ibrutinib with everolimus, paclitaxel, docetaxel, pembrolizumab or cetuximab in selected advanced gastrointestinal and genitourinary tumors.... expand

The purpose of this study is to evaluate the safety, tolerability, and efficacy of single agent ibrutinib or the combination treatments of ibrutinib with everolimus, paclitaxel, docetaxel, pembrolizumab or cetuximab in selected advanced gastrointestinal and genitourinary tumors.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Nov 2015

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Carotid Revascularization and Medical Management for Asymptomatic Carotid Stenosis Trial
Thomas G. Brott, M.D. Carotid Stenosis
Carotid revascularization for primary prevention of stroke (CREST-2) is two independent multicenter, randomized controlled trials of carotid revascularization and intensive medical management versus medical management alone in patients with asymptomatic high-grade carotid stenosis.... expand

Carotid revascularization for primary prevention of stroke (CREST-2) is two independent multicenter, randomized controlled trials of carotid revascularization and intensive medical management versus medical management alone in patients with asymptomatic high-grade carotid stenosis. One trial will randomize patients in a 1:1 ratio to endarterectomy versus no endarterectomy and another will randomize patients in a 1:1 ratio to carotid stenting with embolic protection versus no stenting. Medical management will be uniform for all randomized treatment groups and will be centrally directed.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Dec 2014

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Nivolumab With or Without Ipilimumab in Treating Patients With Refractory Metastatic Anal Canal Cancer
National Cancer Institute (NCI) 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

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Tazemetostat in Treating Patients With Relapsed or Refractory Advanced Solid Tumors, Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma,...
National Cancer Institute (NCI) Advanced Malignant Solid Neoplasm Ann Arbor Stage III Hodgkin Lymphoma Ann Arbor Stage III Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma Ann Arbor Stage IV Hodgkin Lymphoma Ann Arbor Stage IV Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma
This phase II Pediatric MATCH trial studies how well tazemetostat works in treating patients with solid tumors, non-hodgkin lymphoma, or histiocytic disorders that have spread to other places in the body and have come back or do not respond to treatment and have EZH2, SMARCB1,... expand

This phase II Pediatric MATCH trial studies how well tazemetostat works in treating patients with solid tumors, non-hodgkin lymphoma, or histiocytic disorders that have spread to other places in the body and have come back or do not respond to treatment and have EZH2, SMARCB1, or SMARCA4 gene mutations. Tazemetostat may stop the growth of tumor cells by blocking some of the enzymes needed for cell growth.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Jul 2017

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Optical Spectroscopy in Evaluating Tumor Margins in Patients Who Have Undergone Surgery for Breast Tumors
Vanderbilt University Breast Cancer
RATIONALE: Diagnostic procedures, such as optical spectroscopy, may help learn the extent of disease and allow doctors to plan better treatment. PURPOSE: This phase I trial is studying optical spectroscopy to see how well it works in evaluating tumor margins in patients who... expand

RATIONALE: Diagnostic procedures, such as optical spectroscopy, may help learn the extent of disease and allow doctors to plan better treatment. PURPOSE: This phase I trial is studying optical spectroscopy to see how well it works in evaluating tumor margins in patients who have undergone surgery for breast cancer.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Aug 2006

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Prophylactic Antibiotic Regimens in Tumor Surgery (PARITY)
McMaster University Infection Bone Neoplasms
The Prophylactic Antibiotic Regimens in Tumor Surgery (PARITY) trial is the first ever international multi-center randomized controlled trial in bone cancer surgery. In order to avoid amputation for bone cancer in the leg, complex limb-saving operations are performed. However,... expand

The Prophylactic Antibiotic Regimens in Tumor Surgery (PARITY) trial is the first ever international multi-center randomized controlled trial in bone cancer surgery. In order to avoid amputation for bone cancer in the leg, complex limb-saving operations are performed. However, infections with devastating complications following surgery are common. Surgeons from across the world will randomize patients to receive either short- or long-duration antibiotic regimens after surgery with the goal of identifying the best regimen to reduce these infections.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Jan 2013

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Fludarabine Phosphate, Cyclophosphamide, and Total-Body Irradiation Followed by Donor Bone Marrow Transplant...
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center Immunodeficiency Syndrome Non-Cancer Diagnosis Severe Aplastic Anemia Donor
This phase I/II trial studies the side effects of fludarabine phosphate, cyclophosphamide and total-body irradiation followed by donor bone marrow transplant and cyclophosphamide, mycophenolate mofetil, tacrolimus, and sirolimus in treating patients with primary immunodeficiency... expand

This phase I/II trial studies the side effects of fludarabine phosphate, cyclophosphamide and total-body irradiation followed by donor bone marrow transplant and cyclophosphamide, mycophenolate mofetil, tacrolimus, and sirolimus in treating patients with primary immunodeficiency disorders or noncancerous inherited disorders. Giving low doses of chemotherapy and total-body irradiation before a bone marrow transplant helps prepare the patient's body to accept the incoming donor's bone marrow and decrease the risk that the patient's immune system will reject the donor's stem cells. When the healthy stem cells from a donor are infused into the patient they may help the patient's bone marrow make stem cells, red blood cells, white blood cells, and platelets. Sometimes the transplanted cells from a donor can make an immune response against the body's normal cells called graft versus host disease. Giving cyclophosphamide, mycophenolate mofetil, tacrolimus, and sirolimus after the transplant may help decrease this from happening.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: May 2006

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Vedolizumab Subcutaneous Long-Term Open-Label Extension Study
Takeda Colitis, Ulcerative Crohn Disease
The purpose of this study is to obtain long term safety and tolerability data of vedolizumab subcutaneous (vedolizumab SC) in participants with ulcerative colitis (UC) and Crohn's disease (CD). expand

The purpose of this study is to obtain long term safety and tolerability data of vedolizumab subcutaneous (vedolizumab SC) in participants with ulcerative colitis (UC) and Crohn's disease (CD).

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Apr 2016

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Nicotine Treatment of Cognitive Decline in Down Syndrome
Vanderbilt University Medical Center Down Syndrome Mild Cognitive Impairment
This study will ascertain whether nicotine is safe and tolerable in DS patients, help with dose-ranging of nicotine in DS, look for evidence of enhancements in cognitive functioning, and establish evidence for biological and behavioral correlates of nicotinic stimulation effects.... expand

This study will ascertain whether nicotine is safe and tolerable in DS patients, help with dose-ranging of nicotine in DS, look for evidence of enhancements in cognitive functioning, and establish evidence for biological and behavioral correlates of nicotinic stimulation effects. The knowledge gained from the translational aspects of this project may also guide the application of new nicotinic drugs in DS and generate, for the first time, data on the importance of nicotinic receptor changes in the development of cognitive impairment in DS adults. Hypotheses: - Transdermal nicotine treatment will be well tolerated out to one month by non-smoking DS patients without significant adverse effects. - Nicotine will enhance cognitive performance by one month compared to baseline and post-treatment testing. - Nicotine will enhance functioning detectable by clinician and/or informant ratings (pre-post).

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Apr 2013

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Crizotinib in Treating Patients With Stage IB-IIIA Non-small Cell Lung Cancer That Has Been Removed by...
ECOG-ACRIN Cancer Research Group ALK Gene Rearrangement ALK Gene Translocation ALK Positive Stage IB Non-Small Cell Lung Carcinoma AJCC v7 Stage II Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer AJCC v7
This randomized phase III trial studies how well crizotinib works in treating patients with stage IB-IIIA non-small cell lung cancer that has been removed by surgery and has a mutation in a protein called anaplastic lymphoma kinase (ALK). Mutations, or changes, in ALK can make... expand

This randomized phase III trial studies how well crizotinib works in treating patients with stage IB-IIIA non-small cell lung cancer that has been removed by surgery and has a mutation in a protein called anaplastic lymphoma kinase (ALK). Mutations, or changes, in ALK can make it very active and important for tumor cell growth and progression. Crizotinib may stop the growth of tumor cells by blocking the ALK protein from working. Crizotinib may be an effective treatment for patients with non-small cell lung cancer and an ALK fusion mutation.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Aug 2014

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