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Search Results: Treatment + BRCA + Pancreatic Cancer (13 results)

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NUV-868 Alone and in Combination With PARP Inhibitors in Patients With Advanced Solid Tumors

Treatment
Treatment study for people with advanced solid tumors, including triple-negative breast, ovarian, pancreatic and prostate cancer

NUV-868 Alone and in Combination With PARP Inhibitors in Patients With Advanced Solid Tumors

This study will test how safe and effective the experimental drug NUV-868 is by itself and in combination with a PARP inhibitor in people with advanced solid tumors. The first part of the study will include people with any solid tumor type, and the second part will include people with triple-negative breast, ovarian, pancreatic or prostate cancers only. 

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SHARON: A Clinical Trial for Metastatic Cancer With an Inherited BRCA or PALB2 Mutation Using Chemotherapy and Patients’ Own Stem Cells

Treatment
Advanced pancreatic cancer or stage 4 breast cancer in people with a BRCA1 or BRCA2 mutation

SHARON: A Clinical Trial for Metastatic Cancer With an Inherited BRCA or PALB2 Mutation Using Chemotherapy and Patients’ Own Stem Cells

The purpose of this study is to see whether the combination of melphalan, BCNU, hydroxocobalamin, ascorbic acid, and autologous (self) bone marrow stem cell infusion, is safe and effective for treating patients with advanced pancreatic cancer or Stage IV, HER2-negative breast cancer who have a BRCA1, BRCA2 or PALB2 inherited mutation. All of these treatments are given intravenously (by vein). This study is open to people who have already received a PARP inhibitor, as well as those who have not. There are no restrictions on the number of prior treatments a patient has received before enrolling.

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Investigational PARP Inhibitor AZD5305 Alone or Combined With Other Anti-cancer Agents in People With Advanced Solid Tumors (PETRA)

Treatment
Advanced ovarian, breast, prostate or pancreatic cancer

Investigational PARP Inhibitor AZD5305 Alone or Combined With Other Anti-cancer Agents in People With Advanced Solid Tumors (PETRA)

PETRA is studying a new PARP inhibitor AZD5305 taken either alone or combined with other treatments in people with advanced ovarian, breast, prostate or pancreatic cancer with an inherited or tumor mutation in: BRCA1/2, PALB2, RAD51C or RAD51D. The treaments participants receive will depend on their cancer type, mutation and when they join the study.

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Targeted Therapy RP-3500 Alone or in Combination with Talazoparib or Gemcitabine in Advanced Solid Tumors with DNA Damage Repair Mutations (TRESR Study)

Treatment
Advanced solid tumors

Targeted Therapy RP-3500 Alone or in Combination with Talazoparib or Gemcitabine in Advanced Solid Tumors with DNA Damage Repair Mutations (TRESR Study)

This study is looking at how well a drug called RP-3500 works either alone or when combined with other cancer treatments in people with different types of advanced cancers with a mutation in one of the following genes: BRCA1, BRCA2, ATM, RAD51B, RAD51C, RAD51D, ATRIP, CHTF8, FZR1, MRE11, NBN, RAD17, RAD50, REV3L, SETD2 or RNASEH2. RP-3500 is a type of oral, targeted therapy known as an ATR inhibitor. The combination prescribed will depend on cancer type and mutation and when people join the study.

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ATR Inhibitor Plus Niraparib Study in Advanced Solid Tumors and Ovarian Cancer

Treatment
Advanced ovarian cancer or other solid tumors

ATR Inhibitor BAY 1895344 Plus Niraparib Phase 1b Study in Advanced Solid Tumors and Ovarian Cancer

This study will look at how well how well people with advanced ovarian, fallopian tube or primary peritoneal cancer or other solid tumors respond to treatment with the targeted therapy BAY1895344 in combination with the PARP inhibitor niraparib.

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Adding Pembrolizumab to Olaparib to Treat Pancreatic Cancer in People with an Inherited BRCA Mutation

Treatment
Metastatic pancreatic cancer and a BRCA1 or BRCA2 mutation

Adding Pembrolizumab to Olaparib to Treat Pancreatic Cancer in People with an Inherited BRCA Mutation

This study is researching whether adding the immunotherapy drug Pembrolizumab (Keytruda) to the PARP inhibitor Olaparib (Lynparza) works better than olaparib alone in treating people with metastatic pancreatic cancer who also have an inherited BRCA1 or BRCA2 mutation.  

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A Study of the Investigational Targeted Therapy ART4215 to Treat Advanced or Metastatic Solid Tumors

Treatment
Advanced solid tumors

A Study of the Investigational Targeted Therapy ART4215 to Treat Advanced or Metastatic Solid Tumors

This study is looking at how well a drug called ART4215 works either alone or when combined with the PARP inhibitor talazoparib in people with different types of advanced cancers. ART4215 is an oral targeted therapy that is designed to keep cancer cells from repairing DNA damage. 

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Treatment with ATR Inhibitor for Advanced or Metastatic Solid Tumors

Treatment
Advanced solid tumors

Treatment with ATR Inhibitor for Advanced or Metastatic Solid Tumors

This study will look at how well a new oral targeted therapy known as an ATR inhibitor works on advanced or metastatic solid tumors with mutations in genes linked to DNA damage repair. The study will look at response to treatment with the drug ART0380 in combination with the chemotherapy agent, gemcitabine. 

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Treating Metastatic Pancreatic, Colorectal, Gastroesophageal, or Biliary Cancer with Chemotherapy and Rucaparib

Treatment
Metastatic colorectal, pancreatic, gastroesophageal or biliary tract cancer

Treating Metastatic Pancreatic, Colorectal, Gastroesophageal, or Biliary Cancer with Liposomal Irinotecan, Fluorouracil, Leucovorin Calcium, and Rucaparib

This study is focused on patients with pancreatic, colorectal, gastroesophageal, or biliary (bile duct) cancer that has spread to other places in the body (metastasized).

Chemotherapy drugs, such as liposomal irinotecan and fluorouracil damage cancer cells. Targeted therapies such as rucaparib, can keep cancer cells from being able to repair damage.

This study will look at how the targeted therapy rucaparib works with chemotherapy in treating patients with metastatic pancreatic, colorectal, gastroesophageal, or biliary cancer. The study will measure the best dose and look at sides effects with this combination of drugs. 

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CYH33 in Combination With Olaparib in Patients With Advanced Solid Tumors and DNA Damage Repair Mutations

Treatment
Advanced solid tumors

Testing the New Targeted Therapy CYH33 in Combination With the PARP Inhibitor Olaparib in People With Advanced Solid Tumors and DNA Damage Repair Mutations

This study will look at safety and affectiveness of the targeted therapy CYH33 combined with the PARP inhibitor olaparib in people with advanced cancers and a DNA damage repair (DDR) gene mutation whose cancer got worse on, or after receiving a PARP inhibitor. The study will also enroll people with recurrent, platinum resistant ovarian cancer. In addition to safety and efficacy, the study will test whether the combination of CYH33 and olaparib can block tumor growth and overcome a patient’s resistance to PARP inhibitor treatment.

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Treating Metastatic Pancreatic Cancer with an Inherited or Tumor BRCA1/2 or PALB2 Mutation with Niraparib and Dostarlimab

Treatment

Treating Metastatic Pancreatic Cancer with an Inherited or Tumor BRCA1/2 or PALB2 Mutation with Niraparib and Dostarlimab

This study looks at how well the PARP inhibitor niraparib and the immunotherapy drug dostarlimab work together in treating patients with metastatic pancreatic cancer, who also have an inherited or tumor mutation in one of the following genes: BRCA1, BRCA2, PALB2, BARD1, RAD51c, or RAD51d.

  • Niraparib may stop the growth of tumor cells by blocking some of the enzymes needed for cell growth.
  • Immunotherapy such as dostarlimab may help the body's immune system attack the cancer, and may interfere with the ability of tumor cells to grow and spread. 
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Olaparib or Placebo in Patients with Surgically Removed Pancreatic Cancer who have a BRCA1, BRCA2 or PALB2 Mutation

Treatment

A Randomized Study of Olaparib or Placebo in Patients with Surgically Removed Pancreatic Cancer who have a BRCA1, BRCA2 or PALB2 Mutation (APOLLO)

The usual approach for patients with curable (i.e., non-metastatic) pancreatic cancer is a combination of surgery, FDA-approved chemotherapy, radiation (in select cases), then surveillance monitoring. This means that patients are typically monitored by their oncologist for evidence that the cancer has returned (recurrence), but they receive no additional treatment after the completion of surgery and chemotherapy.

The purpose of EA2192 / APOLLO is to compare the usual approach (observation) to treatment for one year with a drug called olaparib, in patients with BRCA1, BRCA2 or PALB2 mutation. EA2192 / APOLLO will help the study doctors find out if this different approach is better, the same, or worse than the usual approach. To decide if it is better, the study doctors will be looking to see if olaparib delays cancer recurrence compared to the usual approach of surveillance.

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Pembrolizumab and Olaparib for Metastatic Pancreatic Cancer with Homologous Recombination Deficiency or Exceptional Response to Platinum Chemotherapy

Treatment

Pembrolizumab and Olaparib for People With Metastatic Pancreatic Cancer with Homologous Recombination Deficiency or Exceptional Response to Platinum Chemotherapy

This is a study for people diagnosed with metastatic pancreatic cancer with Homologous Recombination Deficiency, or whose disease has responded well to first-line or second-line platinum therapy. The goal of this study is to look at whether combining the immunotherapy drug, pembrolizumab and the PARP inhibitor, olaparib is a more effective treatment for this cancer than taking olaparib alone.

 

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