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Search Results: Treatment + Pancreatic Cancer (16 results)
Any advanced or metastatic solid tumor except ovarian or prostate
PARP inhibitor (niraparib) in patients with inherited or tumor PALB2 mutations in advanced solid tumors (PAVO)
PAVO is an open-label Phase II study investigating if the study drug, a PARP inhibitor called niraparib (Zejula), is safe and effective for certain people who have been diagnosed with an
advanced solid tumor with either an inherited or tumor PALB2 mutation.
Treatment study for people with advanced solid tumors, including triple-negative breast, ovarian, pancreatic and prostate cancer
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.
Advanced pancreatic cancer in people with a BRCA1 or BRCA2 mutation
A Study of Melphalan, BCNU, Vitamin B12b, Vitamin C, and Stem Cell Infusion in People with Advanced Pancreatic Cancer and BRCA Mutations
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 who have a BRCA1 and/or BRCA2 gene 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.
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.
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.
Advanced ovarian cancer or other solid tumors
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.
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.
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.
Advanced 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.
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.
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.
Solid tumors that are MSI-High and resistant to prior immunotherapy
Nivolumab and Relatlimab in Advanced Mismatch Repair Deficient (dMMR/MSI-High) Cancers Resistant to Prior PD-L1 Inhibitor
The purpose of this study is to evaluate the safety, effectiveness, and tolerability of using the immunotherapy drugs nivolumab and relatlimab in patients with microsatellite instability high (MSI-H) solid tumors resistant to prior PD-L1 therapy.
Both Nivolumab and Relatlimab are a type of immunotherapy known as immune checkpoint inhibitors. Immune checkpoint inhibitors are drugs that prevent cancer cells from switching off immune cells. This allows the immune system to find, unmask and destroy cancer cells.
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.
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.
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.
A Randomized Study of an eHealth Delivery Alternative for Cancer Genetic Testing for Hereditary Predisposition in Metastatic Breast, Ovarian, Prostate and Pancreatic Cancer Patients
Genetic testing can be helpful to identify potential targeted treatments for some patients with metastatic cancer. But some patients have a hard time getting easy and fast testing. This study is looking at using web options to increase access to testing AND patients in this study can get genetic counseling and testing in their home! For more information visit the E-Reach registration page.