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HER2 clinical trials at UC Davis

7 research studies open to eligible people

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  • A Study of Abemaciclib (LY2835219) Plus Hormone Therapy in Participants With Early Breast Cancer

    “Volunteer for research and contribute to discoveries that may improve health care for you, your family, and your community!”

    open to eligible people ages 18 years and up

    The main purpose of this study is to measure how well abemaciclib works in participants with early breast cancer who are taking hormone therapy after surgery. Participants must have breast cancer that is hormone receptor positive (HR+) and human epidermal receptor 2 positive (HER2+). Your participation could last up to 10 years depending on how you and your tumor respond.

    Sacramento, California and other locations

  • A Study of Atezolizumab With Usual Therapy in HER2-Positive Breast Cancer

    “Volunteer for research and contribute to discoveries that may improve health care for you, your family, and your community!”

    open to eligible people ages 18 years and up

    This randomized phase III trial studies how well paclitaxel, trastuzumab, and pertuzumab with or without atezolizumab works in treating patients with breast cancer that has spread to other parts of the body (metastatic). Chemotherapy drugs, such as paclitaxel, 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. Trastuzumab is a form of "targeted therapy" because it works by attaching itself to specific molecules (receptors) on the surface of cancer cells, known as HER2 receptors. When trastuzumab attaches to HER2 receptors, the signals that tell the cells to grow are blocked and the cancer cell may be marked for destruction by the body's immune system. Monoclonal antibodies, such as pertuzumab, may interfere with the ability of cancer cells to grow and spread. Immunotherapy with monoclonal antibodies, such as atezolizumab, may induce changes in body's immune system and may interfere with the ability of tumor cells to grow and spread. It is not yet known whether giving paclitaxel, trastuzumab, and pertuzumab with or without atezolizumab may kill more tumor cells. *NOTE: This study has a central confirmation step. The purpose of this step is to confirm by central testing that the patient's tumor has specific receptors. If the patient meets all the study requirements, the patient will join the study and begin therapy for breast cancer while the tumor is being tested.

    Sacramento, California and other locations

  • Experimental Combination of Veliparib and Atezolizumab For Stage III-IV Triple Negative Breast Cancer

    “Experimental medicine (Veliparib), experimental immunotherapy (Atezolizumb) or combination for Stage III-IV Triple Negative Breast Cancer”

    open to eligible people ages 18 years and up

    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 is an inhibitor of PARP, an enzyme that helps repair deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) when it becomes damaged. Blocking PARP may help keep cancer cells from repairing their damaged DNA, causing them to die. PARP inhibitors are a type of targeted therapy. 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.

    Sacramento, California and other locations

  • I-SPY TRIAL: Personalized Chemotherapy to Treat Different Types of Breast Cancer

    open to eligible people ages 18 years and up

    The purpose of this study is to further advance the ability to practice personalized medicine by learning which new drug agents are most effective with which types of breast cancer tumors and by learning more about which early indicators of response (tumor analysis prior to surgery via magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) images along with tissue and blood samples) are predictors of treatment success.

    San Francisco, California and other locations

  • Radiation Therapy With or Without Experimental Trastuzumab For Women With Ductal Carcinoma After Lumpectomy

    open to eligible females ages 18 years and up

    This randomized phase III trial studies radiation therapy to see how well it works with or without trastuzumab in treating women with ductal carcinoma in situ who have undergone lumpectomy. Monoclonal antibodies, such as trastuzumab, can block tumor growth in different ways. Some block the ability of tumor cells to grow and spread. Others find tumor cells and help kill them or carry tumor-killing substances to them. Radiation therapy uses high-energy x-rays to kill tumor cells. It is not yet known whether radiation therapy is more effective with or without trastuzumab in treating ductal carcinoma in situ.

    Davis, California and other locations

  • Study of Experimental Medicine (Poziotinib) in Patients With Non Small Cell Lung Cancer

    “Experimental medicine poziotinib may "target" mutations and stop the growth of this type of cancer”

    open to eligible people ages 18 years and up

    This is a Phase 2, open-label, multi-center study to evaluate the efficacy and the safety/tolerability of poziotinib in seven patient cohorts for up to 603 previously treated and treatment-naïve NSCLC patients. Cohorts 3 and 4 were added with Amendment 1 and three additional cohorts were added with Amendment 2 (Cohorts 5, 6 and 7).

    Sacramento, California and other locations

  • Tucatinib, Trastuzumab, Ramucirumab, and Paclitaxel Versus Paclitaxel and Ramucirumab in Previously Treated HER2+ Gastroesophag...

    open to eligible people ages 18 years and up

    This study is being done to see if tucatinib with trastuzumab, ramucirumab and paclitaxel works better than ramucirumab and paclitaxel to treat HER2-positive (HER2+) cancer of the gut (stomach or gastroesophageal cancer). This study will also look at what side effects happen when participants take this combination of drugs. A side effect is anything the drug does other than treating cancer. Study treatment will be given in 28-day cycles. In the Phase 2 part of the trial, participants and their doctors will know what drugs are being given (open-label). In the Phase 3 part, the study is "blinded." This means that participants, their doctor, and the study sponsor will not know which drugs are being given.

    Santa Monica, California and other locations

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