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Pancreatic Cancer clinical trials at UC Davis

8 research studies open to eligible people

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  • A Study of Experimental Cefoxitin or Piperacillin-Tazobactam to Prevent Postoperative Infections After Pancreatic Cancer Surgery

    “This study hopes to determine whether Cefoxitin or Piperacillin-Tazobactam prevents postoperative infections better.”

    open to eligible people ages 18 years and up

    The purpose of this study is to figure out which commonly used antibiotic, cefoxitin or piperacillin-tazobactam, is better at decreasing the rate of surgical site infections after pancreatoduodenectomy.

    Sacramento, California and other locations

  • A Study of Experimental NGM120 Combination Therapy for Advanced Solid Tumors and Pancreatic Cancer

    open to eligible people ages 18 years and up

    Study of NGM120 in subjects with advanced solid tumors and pancreatic cancer.

    Sacramento, California and other locations

  • A Study of the Effectiveness and Safety of Experimental Pamrevlumab for Locally Advanced, Unresectable Pancreatic Cancer

    open to eligible people ages 18 years and up

    This is a Phase 3, randomized, double-blind trial to evaluate the efficacy and safety of neoadjuvant treatment with pamrevlumab or placebo in combination with gemcitabine plus nab-paclitaxel (G/NP) in the treatment of locally advanced, unresectable pancreatic cancer subjects.

    Sacramento, California and other locations

  • Experimental Combination of Anetumab Ravtansine, Nivolumab, Ipilimumab, & Gemcitabine Hydrochloride in Advanced Pancreatic Cancer

    open to eligible people ages 18 years and up

    This phase I trial studies the side effects and best dose of anetumab ravtansine when given together with nivolumab, ipilimumab and gemcitabine hydrochloride in treating patients with mesothelin positive pancreatic cancer that has spread to other places in the body (advanced). Anetumab ravtansine is a monoclonal antibody, called anetumab ravtansine, linked to a chemotherapy drug called DM4. Anetumab attaches to mesothelin positive cancer cells in a targeted way and delivers DM4 to kill them. 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. Gemcitabine hydrochloride may stop the growth of tumor cells by blocking some of the enzymes needed for cell growth. Giving anetumab ravtansine together with nivolumab, ipilimumab, and gemcitabine hydrochloride may work better in treating patients with pancreatic cancer.

    Sacramento, California and other locations

  • Experimental Combination Treatment For Chemotherapy-Refractory (treatment resistant) Metastatic Pancreatic Cancer

    open to eligible people ages 18 years and up

    This phase I trial studies the side effects of SD-101 when given together with nivolumab and radiation therapy in treating patients with pancreatic cancer that does not respond to treatment with chemotherapy (chemotherapy refractory) and has spread to other places in the body (metastatic). Drugs used in chemotherapy, such as SD-101, work in different ways to stop the growth of cancer cells, either by killing the cells, by stopping them from dividing, or by stopping them from spreading. 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. Radiation therapy uses high energy x-rays to kill tumor cells and shrink tumors. Giving SD-101, nivolumab, and radiation therapy may work better in treating patients with pancreatic cancer compared to nivolumab or radiation therapy alone.

    Sacramento, California

  • Experimental Radiotracer Imaging Study for Cancer Patients

    open to eligible people ages 18 years and up

    This clinical trial studies the side effects of 18F-alphavbeta6-binding-peptide and how well it works in imaging patients with primary or cancer that has spread to the breast, colorectal, lung, or pancreatic. Radiotracers, such as 18F-alphavbeta6-binding-peptide, may improve the ability to locate cancer in the body.

    Sacramento, California

  • Study of Experimental Eryaspase Combined With Chemotherapy for Pancreatic Cancer

    open to eligible people ages 18 years and up

    This is an open-label, multicenter, randomized, Phase 3 study in patients with ductal adenocarcinoma of the pancreas who have failed only one prior line of systemic anti-cancer therapy for advanced pancreatic cancer and have measurable disease.

    Durham, North Carolina and other locations

  • Targeted therapy directed by genetic testing in treating patients with advanced solid tumors, lymphomas, or multiple myeloma

    “Will identifying genetic abnormalities in tumor cells help doctors plan better, more personalized treatment for cancer patients?”

    open to eligible people ages 18 years and up

    This phase II MATCH trial studies how well treatment that is directed by genetic testing works in patients with solid tumors or lymphomas that have progressed following at least one line of standard treatment or for which no agreed upon treatment approach exists. Genetic tests look at the unique genetic material (genes) of patients' tumor cells. Patients with genetic abnormalities (such as mutations, amplifications, or translocations) may benefit more from treatment which targets their tumor's particular genetic abnormality. Identifying these genetic abnormalities first may help doctors plan better treatment for patients with solid tumors, lymphomas, or multiple myeloma.

    Sacramento, California and other locations

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