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Immunotherapy clinical trials at UC Davis
7 research studies open to eligible people

  • A Study of Experimental Cellular Immunotherapy For Living Donor Kidney Transplants

    open to eligible people ages 18-70

    The primary objective of this study is to demonstrate the safety and efficacy of cellular immunotherapy with MDR-101 for induction of functional immune tolerance in recipients of human leukocyte antigen (HLA)-matched, living donor kidney transplants.

    Sacramento, California and other locations

  • A Study of Experimental Immunotherapy With Autologous (your own) T-cells for Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer

    open to eligible people ages 18 years and up

    Adoptive T-cell therapy (ACT) is a therapeutic approach that uses T lymphocytes of subjects with cancer, obtained by leukapheresis with the aim of generating an anti-tumor T-cell immune response. NY-ESO-1 and LAGE-1a antigens are tumor-associated proteins that have been found in several tumor types. Clinical trials using ACT with T-cells directed against NY-ESO-1/LAGE-1a have shown objective responses in subjects with cancer. Pembrolizumab is a monoclonal antibody that acts specifically on tumor targeting T-cells and increases T-cell anti-tumor function. Pembrolizumab will be used in combination with NY-ESO-1/LAGE-1a TCR engineered subject T-cells (GSK3377794) to potentially further improve therapy for subjects. The primary objective of the study is to evaluate the safety and tolerability of autologous genetically modified T-cells (GSK3377794) in human leukocyte antigen (HLA) positive plus NY-ES0-1/ LAGE-1 positive subjects alone or in combination with pembrolizumab. This study consists of screening phase, Leukapheresis/ GSK3377794 manufacture, lymphodepletion/treatment phase and follow-up. Subjects will receive GSK3377794 as monotherapy (Arm A) or as a combination therapy with pembrolizumab (Arm B), subjects in Arm C will receive the same treatment as subjects in the Arm B. Approximately 45 subjects will be enrolled into the study.

    Sacramento, California and other locations

  • A Study of Immunotherapy Treatment After Surgery and Chemotherapy for Lung Cancer

    “Can immunotherapy help treat lung cancer after surgery and chemotherapy?”

    open to eligible people ages 18 years and up

    This phase III ALCHEMIST trial studies how well nivolumab after surgery and chemotherapy work in treating patients with stage IB-IIIA non-small cell lung cancer. Immunotherapy with monoclonal antibodies, such as nivolumab, may help the body's immune system attack the cancer, and may interfere with the ability of tumor cells to grow and spread.

    Sacramento, California and other locations

  • Combination chemotherapy and experimental immunotherapy in the treatment of Stage III-IV HIV-associated Hodgkin lymphoma

    “Does adding immunotherapy (brentuximab vedotin) to combination chemotherapy (AVD) better treat (HIV)-associated Hodgkin lymphoma?”

    open to eligible people ages 18 years and up

    This phase II trial studies the side effects and the best dose of brentuximab vedotin and combination chemotherapy work in treating patients with stage III-IV human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)-associated Hodgkin lymphoma. Monoclonal antibodies, such as brentuximab vedotin, can block cancer growth by finding cancer cells and causing them to die. Drugs used in chemotherapy, such as doxorubicin hydrochloride, vinblastine sulfate, and dacarbazine, work in different ways to stop the growth of cancer cells, either by killing the cells or by stopping them from dividing. Giving brentuximab vedotin together with combination chemotherapy may kill more cancer cells.

    Clamart, and other locations

  • Experimental treatment combination, immunotherapy, (pembrolizumab), and targeted chemotherapy, (trametinib) for lung cancer

    “Help us evaluate the effects of the combination of immunotherapy and targeted chemotherapy on non-small cell lung cancer”

    open to eligible people ages 18 years and up

    This phase Ib trial studies the side effects of pembrolizumab and trametinib in treating patients with non-small cell lung cancer and KRAS gene mutations that has spread to other places in the body. Monoclonal antibodies, such as pembrolizumab, may interfere with the ability of tumor cells to grow and spread. Trametinib may stop the growth of tumor cells by blocking some of the enzymes needed for cell growth. Giving pembrolizumab and trametinib may work better in treating patients with non-small cell lung cancer.

    Sacramento, California

  • Study looking at targeted chemotherapy and immunotherapy in treating patients with advanced/metastatic genitourinary tumors

    “Targeted chemotherapy and immunotherapy medicine with or without additional immunotherapy medicine to treat bladder/urothelial cancer”

    open to eligible people ages 18 years and up

    This phase I trial studies the side effects and best doses of cabozantinib s-malate and nivolumab with or without ipilimumab in treating patients with genitourinary (genital and urinary organ) tumors that have spread to other places in the body (metastatic). Cabozantinib s-malate may stop the growth of tumor cells by blocking some of the enzymes needed for cell growth. 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. It is not yet known whether giving cabozantinib s-malate and nivolumab alone or with ipilimumab works better in treating patients with genitourinary tumors.

    Sacramento, California and other locations

  • Targeted chemotherapy (Ibrutinib) and immunotherapy (Nivolumab) to treat patients with previously-treated metastatic kidney cancer

    “Will targeted chemotherapy and immunotherapy work better in treating patients with metastatic kidney cancer?”

    open to eligible people ages 18 years and up

    This phase Ib/II trial studies how well ibrutinib and nivolumab work in treating patients with previously-treated kidney cancer that has spread to other parts of the body. Ibrutinib may stop the growth of tumor cells by blocking some of the enzymes needed for cell growth. Monoclonal antibodies, such as nivolumab, may interfere with the ability of tumor cells to grow and spread. Giving Ibrutinib and nivolumab may work better in treating patients with metastatic kidney cancer.

    Sacramento, California