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Transplants clinical trials at UC Davis

13 research studies open to eligible people

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  • A Study Comparing Brand and Generic Tacrolimus After Kidney Transplant

    open to eligible people ages 18 years and up

    As the patents for brand-name immunosuppressive medications expire, there is increasing interest in using generic immunosuppressive drugs. However, despite pharmacokinetic studies showing bioequivalence, questions remain regarding the clinical impact of use of generic immunosuppression. The most important immunosuppressive agent in the modern transplant era is arguably tacrolimus, a calcineurin-inhibitor with a narrow therapeutic index. This study seeks to answer the question regarding the clinical impact of generic tacrolimus use as measured primarily by acute rejection, loss of graft function, and patient death through a randomized trial of 2 phases: Brand tacrolimus only, and Generic A tacrolimus only. Given that kidney transplantations are the most commonly performed transplants with well-defined measures of rejection and graft failure, this organs will be studied in a six-center study designed to accrue the target number of transplant recipients within the one-year study period. The study has now been branched off into 2 phases. Phase 1: consists of randomization of patients onto brand and generic tacrolimus. This was completed once 40 brand patients were enrolled. Phase 2: consists of patients being enrolled only on generic tacrolimus (standard of care from subject's insurance). This will be completed once there is a total of 160 generic participants. 200 participants total in the study.

    Los Angeles, California

  • A Study of Experimental Tabelecleucel in Subjects with Epstein-Barr Virus-associated Diseases (Mono)

    open to all eligible people

    The purpose of this study is to assess the efficacy and safety of tabelecleucel in participants with Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) associated diseases.

    Sacramento, California and other locations

  • A Study of Immunosuppression Adjustment on COVID-19 Vaccination Response in Kidney Transplant Recipients

    open to eligible people ages 18 years and up

    Immunocompromised individuals, such as solid organ transplant (SOT) recipients are at high risk of COVID-19 associated complications and mortality. Retrospective studies so far have shown that a majority of SOT recipients did not develop appreciable anti-spike antibody response after a first, second, or even third dose of mRNA vaccine. Treatment with antimetabolites was associated with poor vaccine response. The goal of this study is 1) examine whether transient immunosuppression reduction improves the immune response to a third dose of SARS-CoV-2 mRNA vaccine in kidney transplant recipients and 2) to assess the safety of immunosuppression reduction before and after third dose SARS-CoV-2 mRNA vaccination.

    Sacramento, California

  • A Study of the Experimental Medicine Ropivacaine for Pain Control After Kidney Transplant

    open to eligible people ages 18 years and up

    This study is a comparison of the analgesic efficacy of transversus abdominis plane (TAP) blocks with ropivacaine bolus plus continuous ropivacaine infusion via catheters versus single shot TAP blocks with liposomal bupivacaine.

    Sacramento, California

  • A Study of the Safety and Effectiveness of Experimental BIVV003 for Stem Cell Transplant for Severe Sickle Cell Disease

    open to eligible people ages 18-40

    This is an open label, multicenter, Phase 1/2 study in approximately eight adults with severe Sickle Cell Disease (SCD). The study will evaluate the safety, tolerability, and efficacy of autologous hematopoietic stem cell transplantation using BIVV003.

    Sacramento, California and other locations

  • An Experimental Combination Study of S1803, Daratumumab/rHuPh20 +/- Lenalidomide for Multiple Myeloma (MM)

    open to eligible people ages 18-75

    Patients are enrolled to screening (Reg Step 1) prior to or after ASCT but prior to Reg Step 2. Patients are followed until they will begin Maintenance and then registered to Reg Step 2 (first randomization). Patients are randomized between Lenalidomide for 2 years and Lenalidomide + Daratumumab/rHuPH20. After 2 years of Maintenance, MRD is assessed to guide further therapy. MRD-positive patients will continue with the assigned treatment. MRD-negative patients will be further randomized (Reg Step 3) to either continue or discontinue the assigned treatment. Patients are treated for up to 7 years from Step 2 reg and followed for up to 15 years.

    Sacramento, California and other locations

  • An Experimental Comparison Study of Envarsus ® XR and Tacrolimus IR for Elderly Kidney Transplant Patients

    “This study will test any differences in neurological side effects between two FDA indicated medications to prevent rejection of your kidney.”

    open to eligible people ages 65 years and up

    Previous studies have shown that elderly patients experience higher trough levels of tacrolimus and are more sensitive to the effects of medications, they experience higher occurrence and severity of such medication related toxicities. Therefore, the investigators hypothesize that by transitioning patients from tacrolimus immediate release to Envarsus ®, the peak-dose effect will be eliminated or attenuated, leading to a significant decrease in neurocognitive toxicities in the older patient population.

    Sacramento, California

  • CGM - A Study of Glucose Monitoring in Kidney Transplant Recipients

    “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 investigators want to study the impact CGM (continuous glucose monitoring) has on patients glycemic control as determined by time in range (TIR 70-180 mg/dL) in the Diabetic Kidney Transplant population.

    Sacramento, California

  • Dietary Intervention to Improve Kidney Transplant Outcomes

    open to eligible people ages 18 years and up

    Randomized controlled trial of a curriculum intervention teaching patients to eat a whole-food plant-based dietary pattern versus standard of care in kidney transplant recipients within the first few months of transplant

    Sacramento, California

  • Gene Therapy in Treating Patients With Human Immunodeficiency Virus-Related Lymphoma Receiving Stem Cell Transplant

    “Study looking at stem cell gene therapy to treat patients with HIV and lymphoma”

    open to eligible people ages 18 years and up

    This phase I/II trial studies the side effects and best dose of gene therapy in treating patients with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)-related lymphoma that did not respond to therapy or came back after an original response receiving stem cell transplant. In gene therapy, small stretches of deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) called "anti-HIV genes" are introduced into the stem cells in the laboratory to make the gene therapy product used in this study. The type of anti-HIV genes and therapy in this study may make the patient's immune cells more resistant to HIV-1 and prevent new immune cells from getting infected with HIV-1.

    Sacramento, California and other locations

  • Study of Posoleucel (Formerly Known as ALVR105; Viralym-M) in Kidney Transplant Patients With BK Viremia

    “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 purpose of this study is to compare Posoleucel (formerly known as ALVR105; Viralym-M) to placebo in kidney transplant recipients who have high or low levels of BK virus in their blood.

    Sacramento, California and other locations

  • Targeted chemotherapy (Ibrutinib) or placebo before and after stem cell transplant to treat patients with diffuse large B-lymphoma

    “Targeted chemotherapy/placebo for relapsed (returned after a period of improvement) or refractory (does not respond to treatment) lymphoma”

    open to eligible people ages 18 years and up

    This randomized phase III trial studies ibrutinib to see how well it works compared to placebo when given before and after stem cell transplant in treating patients with diffuse large B-cell lymphoma that has returned after a period of improvement (relapsed) or does not respond to treatment (refractory). Before transplant, stem cells are taken from patients and stored. Patients then receive high doses of chemotherapy to kill cancer cells and make room for healthy cells. After treatment, the stem cells are then returned to the patient to replace the blood-forming cells that were destroyed by the chemotherapy. Ibrutinib is a drug that may stop the growth of cancer cells by blocking a protein that is needed for cell growth. It is not yet known whether adding ibrutinib to chemotherapy before and after stem cell transplant may help the transplant work better in patients with relapsed or refractory diffuse large B-cell lymphoma.

    Sacramento, California and other locations

  • Zevalin (radioimmunotherapy) before stem cell transplant in treating patients with non-Hodgkin's lymphoma

    “Is radioimmunotherapy before a donor peripheral blood stem cell transplant an effective treatment for non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma?”

    open to eligible people ages 19-75

    This phase II trial studies how well ibritumomab tiuxetan before donor peripheral blood stem cell transplant works in treating patients with relapsed or refractory non-Hodgkin lymphoma. Giving rituximab, antithymocyte globulin, and total-lymphoid irradiation (TLI) before a donor peripheral blood stem cell transplant helps stop the growth of cancer cells and helps stop the patient's immune system from rejecting the donor's stem cells. Also, radiolabeled monoclonal antibodies, such as ibritumomab tiuxetan, can find cancer cells and carry cancer-killing substances to them without harming normal 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. Giving rituximab, antithymocyte globulin, and TLI before the transplant together with cyclosporine and mycophenolate mofetil after the transplant may stop this from happening. Giving a radiolabeled monoclonal antibody before a donor peripheral blood stem cell transplant may be an effective treatment for non-Hodgkin lymphoma.

    Sacramento, California

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