Cancer Clinical Trials

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Neuroblastoma Maintenance Therapy Trial (NMTT)

NMTRC-014

Protocol, purpose and description: Difluoromethylornithine (DFMO) will be used in an open label, single agent, multicenter, study for patients with neuroblastoma in remission. In this study subjects will receive 730 Days of oral difluoromethylornithine (DFMO) at a dose of 500 to 1000 mg/m2 BID on each day of study. This study will focus on the use of DFMO in high risk neuroblastoma patients that are in remission as a strategy to prevent recurrence.

To learn more about this clinical trial, contact Sabrina Wigginton at (757) 668-7909 or  Sabrina.Wigginton@chkd.org


Total Therapy for Infants With Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (ALL) I

TINI

Protocol, purpose and description: The purpose of this study is to test the good and bad effects of the study drugs bortezomib and vorinostat when they are given in combination with chemotherapy commonly used to treat acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) in infants. For example, adding these drugs could decrease the number of leukemia cells, but it could also cause additional side effects. Bortezomib and vorinostat have been approved by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat other cancers in adults, but they have not been approved for treating children with leukemia.

To learn more about this clinical trial, contact Sabrina Wigginton at (757) 668-7909 or Sabrina.Wigginton@chkd.org


A Phase 2 Study of Ruxolitinib With Chemotherapy in Children With Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia

AALL1521

Protocol, purpose and description: This is a nonrandomized study of ruxolitinib in combination with a standard multi-agent chemotherapy regimen for the treatment of B-cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia. Part 1 of the study will optimize the dose of study drug (ruxolitinib) in combination with the chemotherapy regimen. Part 2 will evaluate the efficacy of combination chemotherapy and ruxolitinib at the recommended dose determined in Part 1.

To learn more about this clinical trial, contact Sabrina Wigginton at (757) 668-7909 or   Sabrina.Wigginton@chkd.org


Azacitidine and Combination Chemotherapy in Treating Infants With Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia and KMT2A Gene Rearrangement

AALL15P1

Protocol, purpose and description: This pilot phase II trial studies the side effects of azacitidine and combination chemotherapy in infants with acute lymphoblastic leukemia and KMT2A gene rearrangement. Drugs used in chemotherapy, such as methotrexate, prednisolone, daunorubicin hydrochloride, cytarabine, dexamethasone, vincristine sulfate, pegaspargase, hydrocortisone sodium succinate, azacitidine, cyclophosphamide, mercaptopurine, leucovorin calcium, and thioguanine 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. Giving more than one drug may kill more cancer cells.

To learn more about this clinical trial, contact Sabrina Wigginton at (757) 668-7909 or  Sabrina.Wigginton@chkd.org


A Phase 2 Study of Inotuzumab Ozogamicin (NSC# 772518, IND# 133494) in Children and Young Adults with Relapsed or Refractory CD22+ B-Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (B-ALL)

AALL1621

Protocol, purpose and description: This phase II trial studies how well inotuzumab ozogamicin works in treating younger patients with B-lymphoblastic lymphoma or CD22 positive B acute lymphoblastic leukemia that has come back or does not respond to treatment. Immunotoxins, such as inotuzumab ozogamicin, are antibodies linked to a toxic substance and may help find cancer cells that express CD22 and kill them without harming normal cells.

To learn more about this clinical trial, contact Sabrina Wigginton at (757) 668-7909 or   Sabrina.Wigginton@chkd.org


International Phase 3 Trial in Philadelphia Chromosome-Positive Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia Ph+ ALL Testing Imatinib in Combination with Two Different Cytotoxic Chemotherapy Backbones

AALL1631

Protocol, purpose and description: This randomized phase III trial studies how well imatinib mesylate and combination chemotherapy work in treating patients with newly diagnosed Philadelphia chromosome positive acute lymphoblastic leukemia. Imatinib mesylate may stop the growth of cancer cells by blocking some of the enzymes needed for cell growth. Drugs used in chemotherapy, 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. Giving imatinib mesylate and combination chemotherapy may work better in treating patients with Philadelphia chromosome positive acute lymphoblastic leukemia.

To learn more about this clinical trial, contact Sabrina Wigginton at (757) 668-7909 or   Sabrina.Wigginton@chkd.org


Blinatumomab in Combination With Chemotherapy in Treating Patients With or Without Down Syndrome and Newly Diagnosed, Standard Risk B-Lymphoblastic or Localized B-Lymphoblastic Lymphoma

AALL1731

Protocol, purpose and description: This phase III trial studies how well blinatumomab works in combination with chemotherapy in treating patients with newly diagnosed, standard risk B-lymphoblastic leukemia or B-lymphoblastic lymphoma with or without Down syndrome. Monoclonal antibodies, such as blinatumomab, may induce changes in the body's immune system and may interfere with the ability of cancer cells to grow and spread. Drugs used in chemotherapy, such as vincristine, dexamethasone, prednisone, prednisolone, pegaspargase, methotrexate, cytarabine, mercaptopurine, doxorubicin, cyclophosphamide, and thioguanine, 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. Leucovorin decreases the toxic effects of methotrexate. Giving monoclonal antibody therapy with chemotherapy may kill more cancer cells. Giving blinatumomab and combination chemotherapy may work better than combination chemotherapy alone in treating patients with B-ALL. This trial also assigns patients into different chemotherapy treatment regimens based on risk (the chance of cancer returning after treatment). Treating patients with chemotherapy based on risk may help doctors decide which patients can best benefit from which chemotherapy treatment regimens.

To learn more about this clinical trial, contact Sabrina Wigginton at (757) 668-7909 or   Sabrina.Wigginton@chkd.org


A Phase 3 Randomized Trial of Inotuzumab Ozogamicin (IND#:133494, NSC#:772518) for Newly Diagnosed High‐Risk B‐ALL; Risk Adapted Post‐Induction Therapy for High‐Risk B‐ALL, Mixed Phenotype Acute Leukemia, and Disseminated B‐LLy

AALL1732

Protocol, purpose and description: This phase III trial studies whether inotuzumab ozogamicin added to post-induction chemotherapy for patients with High-Risk B-cell Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (B-ALL) improves outcomes. This trial also studies the outcomes of patients with mixed phenotype acute leukemia (MPAL), and B-lymphoblastic lymphoma (B-LLy) when treated with ALL therapy without inotuzumab ozogamicin. Inotuzumab ozogamicin is a monoclonal antibody, called inotuzumab, linked to a type of chemotherapy called calicheamicin. Inotuzumab attaches to cancer cells in a targeted way and delivers calicheamicin to kill them. Other drugs used in the chemotherapy regimen, such as cyclophosphamide, cytarabine, dexamethasone, doxorubicin, daunorubicin, methotrexate, leucovorin, mercaptopurine, prednisone, thioguanine, vincristine, and pegaspargase 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. This trial will also study the outcomes of patients with mixed phenotype acute leukemia (MPAL) and disseminated B lymphoblastic lymphoma (B-LLy) when treated with high-risk ALL chemotherapy.

To learn more about this clinical trial, contact Sabrina Wigginton at (757) 668-7909 or   Sabrina.Wigginton@chkd.org


A Risk-stratified Therapy for Acute Myeloid Leukemia in Down Syndrome

AAML1531

Protocol, purpose and description: This phase III trial studies response-based chemotherapy in treating newly diagnosed acute myeloid leukemia or myelodysplastic syndrome in younger patients with Down syndrome. Drugs used in chemotherapy 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. Response-based chemotherapy separates patients into different risk groups and treats them according to how they respond to the first course of treatment (Induction I). Response-based treatment may be effective in treating acute myeloid leukemia or myelodysplastic syndrome in younger patients with Down syndrome while reducing the side effects.

To learn more about this clinical trial, contact Sabrina Wigginton at (757) 668-7909 or   Sabrina.Wigginton@chkd.org


Stopping Tyrosine Kinase Inhibitors (TKI) to Assess Treatment-Free Remission (TFR) in Pediatric Chronic Myeloid Leukemia - Chronic Phase (CML-CP)

AAML18P1

Protocol, purpose and description: This phase II trial studies how stopping tyrosine kinase inhibitors will affect treatment-free remission in patients with chronic myeloid leukemia in chronic phase. When the level of disease is very low, it's called molecular remission. TKIs are a type of medication that help keep this level low. However, after being in molecular remission for a specific amount of time, it may not be necessary to take tyrosine kinase inhibitors. It is not yet known whether stopping tyrosine kinase inhibitors will help patients with chronic myeloid leukemia in chronic phase continue or re-achieve molecular remission.

To learn more about this clinical trial, contact Sabrina Wigginton at (757) 668-7909 or   Sabrina.Wigginton@chkd.org


A Phase 2 Study of Reduced Therapy for Newly Diagnosed Average-Risk WNT-Driven Medulloblastoma Patients

ACNS1422

Protocol, purpose and description: This phase II trial studies how well reduced doses of radiation therapy to the brain and spine (craniospinal) and chemotherapy work in treating patients with newly diagnosed type of brain tumor called WNT)/Wingless (WNT)-driven medulloblastoma. Recent studies using chemotherapy and radiation therapy have been shown to be effective in treating patients with WNT-driven medulloblastoma. However, there is a concern about the late side effects of treatment, such as learning difficulties, lower amounts of hormones, or other problems in performing daily activities. Radiotherapy uses high-energy radiation from x-rays to kill cancer cells and shrink tumors. Drugs used in chemotherapy, such as cisplatin, vincristine sulfate, cyclophosphamide and lomustine, work in different ways to stop the growth of tumor cells, either by killing the cells, by stopping them from dividing, or by stopping them from spreading. Giving reduced craniospinal radiation therapy and chemotherapy may kill tumor cells and may also reduce the late side effects of treatment.

To learn more about this clinical trial, contact Sabrina Wigginton at (757) 668-7909 or   Sabrina.Wigginton@chkd.org


A Phase 2 Study of Veliparib (ABT-888) and Local Irradiation, Followed by Maintenance Veliparib and Temozolomide, in Patients With Newly Diagnosed High-Grade Glioma (HGG) Without H3 K27M or BRAFV600E Mutations

ACNS1721

Protocol, purpose and description: This phase II trial studies how well veliparib, radiation therapy, and temozolomide work in treating patients with newly diagnosed malignant glioma without H3 K27M or BRAFV600 mutations. Veliparib may stop the growth of tumor cells by blocking some of the enzymes needed for cell growth. Radiation therapy uses high energy x-rays to kill tumor cells and shrink tumors. Drugs used in chemotherapy, such as temozolomide, work in different ways to stop the growth of tumor cells, either by killing the cells, by stopping them from dividing, or by stopping them from spreading. Giving veliparib, radiation therapy, and temozolomide may work better in treating patients with newly diagnosed malignant glioma without H3 K27M or BRAFV600 mutations compared to radiation therapy and temozolomide alone.

To learn more about this clinical trial, contact Sabrina Wigginton at (757) 668-7909 or   Sabrina.Wigginton@chkd.org


A Phase 2 Study of Dabrafenib (NSC# 763760) with Trametinib (NSC# 763093) after Local Irradiation in Newly-Diagnosed BRAFV600-Mutant High-Grade Glioma (HGG) (IND# 145355)

ACSN1723

Protocol, purpose and description: This phase II trial studies how well the combination of dabrafenib and trametinib works after radiation therapy in children and young adults with high grade glioma who have a genetic change called BRAF V600 mutation. Radiation therapy uses high energy rays to kill tumor cells and reduce the size of tumors. Dabrafenib and trametinib may stop the growth of tumor cells by blocking BRAF and MEK, respectively, which are enzymes that tumor cells need for their growth. Giving dabrafenib with trametinib after radiation therapy may work better than treatments used in the past in patients with newly-diagnosed BRAF V600-mutant high-grade glioma.

To learn more about this clinical trial, contact Sabrina Wigginton at (757) 668-7909 or   Sabrina.Wigginton@chkd.org


A Phase 3 Randomized Study of Selumetinib (IND # 77782) versus Carboplatin/Vincristine in Newly Diagnosed or Previously Untreated Neurofibromatosis Type 1 (NF1) Associated Low-Grade Glioma (LGG)

ACNS1831

Protocol, purpose and description: This phase III trial studies if selumetinib works just as well as the standard treatment with carboplatine/vincristine (CV) for subjects with NF1-associated low grade glioma (LGG), and to see if selumetinib is better than CV in improving vision in subjects with LGG of the optic pathway (vision nerves). Selumetinib is a drug that works by blocking some enzymes that low grade glioma tumor cells need for their growth. This results in killing tumor cells. Drugs used as chemotherapy, such as carboplatin and vincristine, work in different ways to stop the growth of tumor cells, either by killing the cells, by stopping them from dividing, or by stopping them from spreading. It is not yet known whether selumetinib works better in treating patients with NF1-associated low-grade glioma compared to standard therapy with carboplatin and vincristine.

To learn more about this clinical trial, contact Sabrina Wigginton at (757) 668-7909 or   Sabrina.Wigginton@chkd.org


A Phase 1/2 Study of VX15/2503 in Children, Adolescents, or Young Adults With Recurrent or Relapsed Solid Tumors

ADVL1614

Protocol, purpose and description: This phase I/II trial studies the side effects and best dose of pepinemab and to see how well it works in treating younger patients with solid tumors that have come back after treatment, or do not respond to treatment. Immunotherapy with monoclonal antibodies, such as pepinemab, may help the body's immune system attack the cancer, and may interfere with the ability of tumor cells to grow and spread.

To learn more about this clinical trial, contact Sabrina Wigginton at (757) 668-7909 or   Sabrina.Wigginton@chkd.org


A Phase 2 Trial of XL184 (Cabozantinib) an Oral Small-Molecule Inhibitor of Multiple Kinases, in Children and Young Adults with Refractory Sarcomas, Wilms Tumor, and Other Rare Tumors

ADVL1622

Protocol, purpose and description: This phase II trial studies how well cabozantinib-s-malate works in treating younger patients with sarcomas, Wilms tumor, or other rare tumors that have come back, do not respond to therapy, or are newly diagnosed. Cabozantinib-s-malate may stop the growth of tumor cells by blocking some of the enzymes needed for tumor growth and tumor blood vessel growth.

To learn more about this clinical trial, contact Sabrina Wigginton at (757) 668-7909 or   Sabrina.Wigginton@chkd.org


A Phase 1/2 Study of Lenvatinib in Combination With Everolimus in Recurrent and Refractory Pediatric Solid Tumors, Including CNS Tumors

ADVL1711

Protocol, purpose and description: This phase I/II trial studies the side effects and best dose of pepinemab and to see how well it works in treating younger patients with solid tumors that have come back after treatment, or do not respond to treatment. Immunotherapy with monoclonal antibodies, such as pepinemab, may help the body's immune system attack the cancer, and may interfere with the ability of tumor cells to grow and spread.

To learn more about this clinical trial, contact Sabrina Wigginton at (757) 668-7909 or   Sabrina.Wigginton@chkd.org


Larotrectinib (LOXO-101, NSC# 788607, IND# 141824) for Previously Untreated TRK Fusion Pediatric Solid Tumors and TRK Fusion Relapsed Pediatric Acute Leukemias

ADVL1823

Protocol, purpose and description: This phase II trial studies the side effects and how well larotrectinib works in treating patients with previously untreated TRK fusion solid tumors and TRK fusion acute leukemia that has come back. Larotrectinib may stop the growth of cancer cells by blocking some of the enzymes needed for cell growth.

To learn more about this clinical trial, contact Sabrina Wigginton at (757) 668-7909 or   Sabrina.Wigginton@chkd.org


Phase I study to evaluate the safety and pharmacokinetics of Palbociclib Ibrance in combination with Irinotecan and Temozolomide in pediatric patients with recurrent or refractory solid tumors

ADVL1921

Protocol, purpose and description: This study will evaluate palbociclib in combination with chemotherapy (temozolomide and irinotecan) in children, adolescents and young adults with recurrent or refractory solid tumors. The main purpose of this study is to evaluate the safety of palbociclib in combination with chemotherapy in order to estimate the maximum tolerated dose. Pharmacokinetics and efficacy of palbociclib in combination with chemotherapy will be evaluated.

To learn more about this clinical trial, contact Sabrina Wigginton at (757) 668-7909 or   Sabrina.Wigginton@chkd.org


A Phase 3 Study of Active Surveillance for Low Risk and a Randomized Trial of Carboplatin vs. Cisplatin for Standard Risk Pediatric and Adult Patients with Germ Cell Tumors

AGCT1531

Protocol, purpose and description: This phase I/II trial studies the side effects and best dose of pepinemab and to see how well it works in treating younger patients with solid tumors that have come back after treatment, or do not respond to treatment. Immunotherapy with monoclonal antibodies, such as pepinemab, may help the body's immune system attack the cancer, and may interfere with the ability of tumor cells to grow and spread.

To learn more about this clinical trial, contact Sabrina Wigginton at (757) 668-7909 or   Sabrina.Wigginton@chkd.org


A Phase 3 Accelerated BEP: A Randomized Phase 3 Trial of Accelerated Versus Standard BEP Chemotherapy for Patients With Intermediate and Poor-risk Metastatic Germ Cell Tumors

AGCT1532

Protocol, purpose and description: The purpose of this study is to determine whether accelerated BEP chemotherapy is more effective than standard BEP chemotherapy in males with intermediate and poor-risk metastatic germ cell tumors.

To learn more about this clinical trial, contact Sabrina Wigginton at (757) 668-7909 or   Sabrina.Wigginton@chkd.org


Pediatric Hepatic Malignancy International Therapeutic Trial (PHITT)

AHEP1531

Protocol, purpose and description: This partially randomized phase II/III trial studies how well, in combination with surgery, cisplatin and combination chemotherapy works in treating children and young adults with hepatoblastoma or hepatocellular carcinoma. Drugs used in chemotherapy, such as cisplatin, doxorubicin, fluorouracil, vincristine sulfate, carboplatin, etoposide, irinotecan, sorafenib, gemcitabine and oxaliplatin, work in different ways to stop the growth of tumor cells, either by killing the cells, by stopping them from dividing, or by stopping them from spreading. Giving combination chemotherapy may kill more tumor cells than one type of chemotherapy alone.

To learn more about this clinical trial, contact Sabrina Wigginton at (757) 668-7909 or   Sabrina.Wigginton@chkd.org


Risk adapted, response based Phase 2 trial of nivolumab and brentuximab vedotin followed by brentuximab vedotin and bendamustine for pediatric and young adults with relapsed or refractory CD30 positive classic Hodgkin lymphoma

AHOD1721-CA209744

Protocol, purpose and description: This phase I/II trial studies the side effects and best dose of pepinemab and to see how well it works in treating younger patients with solid tumors that have come back after treatment, or do not respond to treatment. Immunotherapy with monoclonal antibodies, such as pepinemab, may help the body's immune system attack the cancer, and may interfere with the ability of tumor cells to grow and spread.

To learn more about this clinical trial, contact Sabrina Wigginton at (757) 668-7909 or   Sabrina.Wigginton@chkd.org


Utilizing Response- and Biology-Based Risk Factors to Guide Therapy in Patients with Non-High-Risk Neuroblastoma

ANBL1232

Protocol, purpose and description: This phase III trial studies how well response and biology-based risk factor-guided therapy works in treating younger patients with non-high risk neuroblastoma. Sometimes a tumor may not need treatment until it progresses. In this case, observation may be sufficient. Measuring biomarkers in tumor cells may help plan when effective treatment is necessary and what the best treatment is. Response and biology-based risk factor-guided therapy may be effective in treating patients with non-high risk neuroblastoma and may help to avoid some of the risks and side effects related to standard treatment.

To learn more about this clinical trial, contact Sabrina Wigginton at (757) 668-7909 or   Sabrina.Wigginton@chkd.org


A Phase 2 Randomized Study of Irinotecan/Temozolomide/Dinutuximab with or without Eflornithine (DFMO) (IND# TBD) in Children with Relapsed, Refractory or Progressive Neuroblastoma

ANBL1821

Protocol, purpose and description: This phase II trial studies how well irinotecan hydrochloride (irinotecan), temozolomide, and dinutuximab work with or without eflornithine in treating patients with neuroblastoma that has come back or that isn't responding to treatment. Drugs used in chemotherapy, such as irinotecan hydrochloride and temozolomide, work in different ways to stop the growth of tumor cells, either by killing the cells, by stopping them from dividing, or by stopping them from spreading. Immunotherapy with monoclonal antibodies, such as dinutuximab, may induce changes in the body's immune system and may interfere with the ability of tumor cells to grow and spread. Eflornithine blocks the production of chemicals called polyamines that are important in the growth of cancer cells. Giving eflornithine with irinotecan hydrochloride, temozolomide, and dinutuximab, may work better in treating patients with relapsed or refractory neuroblastoma.

To learn more about this clinical trial, contact Sabrina Wigginton at (757) 668-7909 or   Sabrina.Wigginton@chkd.org


A Randomized Phase 2 Trial of Brentuximab Vedotin (SGN35, NSC# 749710), or Crizotinib (NSC#749005, commercially labeled) in Combination with Chemotherapy for Newly Diagnosed Patients with Anaplastic Large Cell Lymphoma (ALCL) IND # 117117

ANHL12P1

Protocol, purpose and description: This partially randomized phase II trial studies how well brentuximab vedotin or crizotinib and combination chemotherapy works in treating patients with newly diagnosed stage II-IV anaplastic large cell lymphoma. Brentuximab vedotin is a monoclonal antibody, called brentuximab, linked to a toxic agent called vedotin. Brentuximab attaches to CD30 positive cancer cells in targeted way and delivers vedotin to kill them. Crizotinib and methotrexate may stop the growth of cancer cells by blocking some of the enzymes needed for cell growth. Drugs used in chemotherapy 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. It is not yet known whether brentuximab vedotin and combination chemotherapy is more effective than crizotinib and combination chemotherapy in treating anaplastic large cell lymphoma.

To learn more about this clinical trial, contact Sabrina Wigginton at (757) 668-7909 or   Sabrina.Wigginton@chkd.org


A Randomized Phase 2 Trial of Axitinib/Nivolumab Combination Therapy vs. Single Agent Axitinib or Nivolumab for the Treatment of TFE/Translocation Renal Cell Carcinoma (tRCC) Across All Age Groups

AREN1721

Protocol, purpose and description: This phase II trial studies how well axitinib and nivolumab works in treating patients with TFE/translocation renal cell carcinoma that cannot be removed by surgery or has spread to other places in the body. Axitinib may stop the growth of tumor cells by blocking some of the enzymes needed for cell growth. 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. Giving axitinib and nivolumab may work better in treating patients with TFE/translocation renal cell carcinoma compared to standard treatment, including surgery, chemotherapy, or immunotherapy.

To learn more about this clinical trial, contact Sabrina Wigginton at (757) 668-7909 or   Sabrina.Wigginton@chkd.org


A Randomized Phase 3 Study of Vincristine, Dactinomycin, Cyclophosphamide (VAC) Alternating with Vincristine and Irinotecan (VI) Versus VAC/VI Plus Temsirolimus (TORI, Torisel, NSC# 683864) in Patients with Intermediate Risk (IR) Rhabdomyosarcoma (RMS)

ARST1431

Protocol, purpose and description: This randomized phase III trial studies how well combination chemotherapy (vincristine sulfate, dactinomycin, cyclophosphamide alternated with vincristine sulfate and irinotecan hydrochloride or vinorelbine) works compared to combination chemotherapy plus temsirolimus in treating patients with rhabdomyosarcoma (cancer that forms in the soft tissues, such as muscle), and has an intermediate chance of coming back after treatment (intermediate risk). Drugs used in chemotherapy work in different ways to stop the growth of tumor cells, either by killing the cells, by stopping them from dividing, or by stopping them from spreading. Combination chemotherapy and temsirolimus may stop the growth of tumor cells by blocking some of the enzymes needed for cell growth. It is not yet known whether combination chemotherapy or combination chemotherapy plus temsirolimus is more effective in treating patients with intermediate-risk rhabdomyosarcoma.

To learn more about this clinical trial, contact Sabrina Wigginton at (757) 668-7909 or   Sabrina.Wigginton@chkd.org


Randomization of Cytarabine Monotherapy Versus Standard-of-care Vinblastine/Prednisone for Frontline Treatment of Langerhans Cell Histiocytosis (TXCH LCH0115)

LCH

Protocol, purpose and description: The purpose of this research study is to compare previously used vinblastine/prednisone to single therapy with cytarabine for LCH. We will evaluate the utility of an imaging study called a positron emission tomography (PET) scan to more accurately assess areas of LCH involvement not otherwise seen in other imaging studies as well as response to therapy. We also want to identify if genetic and other biomarkers (special proteins in patient's blood and in patient's cancer) relate to the response of patients LCH to study treatment.

To learn more about this clinical trial, contact Sabrina Wigginton at (757) 668-7909 or   Sabrina.Wigginton@chkd.org


Expanded Access to ONC201 for Patients with H3 K27M-mutant and/or Midline High Grade Gliomas

ONC018

Protocol, purpose and description: The objective of this expanded access program is to provide ONC201 to eligible patients with previously-treated glioma that exhibits the H3 K27M mutation and/or that is located in the midline region of the brain.

To learn more about this clinical trial, contact Sabrina Wigginton at (757) 668-7909 or   Sabrina.Wigginton@chkd.org


National Cancer Institute-Molecular Analysis for Therapy Choice

NCI-MATCH/EAY131

Protocol, purpose and description: This partially randomized phase II/III trial studies how well, in combination with surgery, cisplatin and combination chemotherapy works in treating children and young adults with hepatoblastoma or hepatocellular carcinoma. Drugs used in chemotherapy, such as cisplatin, doxorubicin, fluorouracil, vincristine sulfate, carboplatin, etoposide, irinotecan, sorafenib, gemcitabine and oxaliplatin, work in different ways to stop the growth of tumor cells, either by killing the cells, by stopping them from dividing, or by stopping them from spreading. Giving combination chemotherapy may kill more tumor cells than one type of chemotherapy alone.

To learn more about this clinical trial, contact Sabrina Wigginton at (757) 668-7909 or   Sabrina.Wigginton@chkd.org


NCI-COG Pediatric MATCH (Molecular Analysis for Therapy Choice)

Pediatric Match/APEC1621

Protocol, purpose and description: This Pediatric MATCH screening and multi-sub-study phase II trial studies how well treatment that is directed by genetic testing works in pediatric patients with solid tumors, non-Hodgkin lymphomas, or histiocytic disorders that have progressed following at least one line of standard systemic therapy and/or for which no standard treatment exists that has been shown to prolong survival. Genetic tests look at the unique genetic material (genes) of patients' tumor cells. Patients with genetic changes or abnormalities (mutations) may benefit more from treatment which targets their tumor's particular genetic mutation, and may help doctors plan better treatment for patients with solid tumors or non-Hodgkin lymphomas.

To learn more about this clinical trial, contact Sabrina Wigginton at (757) 668-7909 or   Sabrina.Wigginton@chkd.org


A Phase III, Randomized Study of Nivolumab (Opdivo) Plus AVD or Brentuximab Vedotin (Adcetris) Plus AVD in Patients (Age >/= 12 Years) with Newly Diagnosed Advanced Stage Classical Hodgkin Lymphoma (NCT03907488)

S1826

Protocol, purpose and description: This randomized phase III trial compares immunotherapy drugs (nivolumab or brentuximab vedotin) when given with combination chemotherapy in treating patients with newly diagnosed stage III or IV classic Hodgkin lymphoma. 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. Brentuximab vedotin is a monoclonal antibody, brentuximab, linked to a toxic agent called vedotin. Brentuximab attaches to cancer cells in a targeted way and delivers vedotin to kill them. Drugs used in chemotherapy, such as doxorubicin, vinblastine, and dacarbazine, 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. The addition of nivolumab or brentuximab vedotin to combination chemotherapy may shrink the cancer or extend the time without disease symptoms coming back.

To learn more about this clinical trial, contact Sabrina Wigginton at (757) 668-7909 or   Sabrina.Wigginton@chkd.org


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