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Astrocytoma clinical trials at UC Davis

5 research studies open to eligible people

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  • A Study of Lidocaine Levels During Surgery for the Removal of Glioblastoma Cancer

    open to eligible people ages 18 years and up

    This clinical trial measures the amount and effect of lidocaine injected into patients with glioblastoma while they are undergoing surgical removal of their brain tumors. Lidocaine is a substance used to relieve pain by blocking signals at the nerve endings in skin. Information gained from this study may help researchers come up with new treatments to help patients with glioblastomas in the future.

    Sacramento, California

  • A Study of the Effectiveness and Safety of Experimental Pembrolizumab Plus Lenvatinib for Selected Solid Tumors

    open to eligible people ages 18 years and up

    The purpose of this study is to determine the safety and efficacy of combination therapy with pembrolizumab (MK-3475) and lenvatinib (E7080/MK-7902) in participants with triple negative breast cancer (TNBC), ovarian cancer, gastric cancer, colorectal cancer (CRC), glioblastoma (GBM), biliary tract cancers (BTC), or pancreatic cancer.

    Sacramento, California and other locations

  • Experimental Combination of Dabrafenib and Trametinib After Radiation For High-Grade Glioma (brain/nervous system cancer)

    open to eligible people ages 3-25

    This phase II trial studies how well the combination of dabrafenib and trametinib works after radiation therapy in children and young adults with high grade glioma who have a genetic change called BRAF V600 mutation. Radiation therapy uses high energy rays to kill tumor cells and reduce the size of tumors. Dabrafenib and trametinib may stop the growth of tumor cells by blocking BRAF and MEK, respectively, which are enzymes that tumor cells need for their growth. Giving dabrafenib with trametinib after radiation therapy may work better than treatments used in the past in patients with newly-diagnosed BRAF V600-mutant high-grade glioma.

    Sacramento, California and other locations

  • Measuring enzymes (protein molecules) (Cytochrome C Oxidase Activity) in newly diagnosed brain cancer

    β€œCan the amount of enzymes in brain cancer (glioblastoma multiform) help predict overall survival and disease progression?”

    open to eligible people ages 21 years and up

    This is a multi-institutional, consortium-based, non-interventional prospective blinded endpoints clinical study to determine whether high activity of Cytochrome C Oxidase (CcO) in tumor specimens from subjects with newly diagnosed primary GBM is associated with shortened OS (primary outcome) and PFS (secondary outcome) times.

    Sacramento, California and other locations

  • Testing the Use of the Immunotherapy Drugs Ipilimumab and Nivolumab Plus Radiation Therapy in Glioblastoma (Brain Tumor)

    open to eligible people ages 18 years and up

    This phase II/III trial compares the usual treatment with radiation therapy and temozolomide to radiation therapy in combination with immunotherapy with ipilimumab and nivolumab in treating patients with newly diagnosed MGMT unmethylated glioblastoma. Radiation therapy uses high energy photons to kill tumor and shrink tumors. Chemotherapy drugs, such as temozolomide, 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. Temozolomide, may not work as well for the treatment of tumors that have the unmethylated MGMT. Immunotherapy with monoclonal antibodies called immune checkpoint inhibitors, 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. It is possible that immune checkpoint inhibitors may work better at time of first diagnosis as opposed to when tumor comes back. Giving radiation therapy with ipilimumab and nivolumab may lengthen the time without brain tumor returning or growing and may extend patients' life compared to usual treatment with radiation therapy and temozolomide.

    Sacramento, California and other locations

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