Oncology

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CORGI 2: A study to find genes that might increase or reduce the risk of bowel cancer Colorectal cancer (CRC) remains an important cause of morbidity and mortality. Identifying those at higher risk is important in targeting preventive measures, such as screening colonoscopy, to those most likely to benefit. Much of the risk of CRC and its precursor lesions (mostly polyps) is genetic, but a great deal of the heritability of CRC remains unexplained. Some of the remaining genetic risk probably results from rare genes with large effects, some from uncommon genetic variants with moderate effects and some from common differences with modest or very modest effects. The sub-division between these categories is extremely difficult to predict in advance of successful searches for these genes. The principal aim of this study is to identify additional susceptibility genes for CRC and cancers genetically related to CRC, such as endometrial cancer. This...

 Rare Bowel Cancers /  Birmingham

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ARIEL 4: A Phase 3 Multicenter, Open-label, Randomized Study of Rucaparib versus Chemotherapy in Patients with Relapsed, High-Grade Epithelial Ovarian, Fallopian Tube, or Primary Peritoneal Cancer Globally, ovarian cancer is the eighth most common cancer and the seventh leading cause of cancer death among women. Cancer is caused by changes to genes that control the way our cells function. Chemical substances and other formulations are used in treatment. Chemotherapy is a treatment where chemical substances are used to damage and kill cancer cells. An enzyme inhibitor is a molecule that binds to an enzyme, to help slow down a reaction or to prevent unwanted change. Inhibitors are used in cancer treatments for that purpose. Rucaparib is a molecule inhibitor of enzymes. The main purpose of this study is to evaluate safety, disease status and progression-free survival of Rucaparib versus standard chemotherapy for treatment of certain ovarian, fallopian tube and primary...

 Malignant tumor of fallopian tubes /  Velindre Cancer Centre

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Doctors can use surgery to remove: prostate cancer bladder cancer penile cancer kidney cancer Doctors think that one way to monitor patients more closely when they have surgery would be to use biomarkers. A biomarker is a substance in the body that can be measured. In this study, the researchers will look at people’s blood and urine samples before and after surgery to measure certain biomarkers. The aims of this study are to Find out if surgery of the prostate, bladder, penis and kidney causes changes to biomarkers in the body See if there is a link between changes in these biomarkers and complications after surgery See if there is a link between changes in these biomarkers and the cancer coming back You will not directly benefit from taking part in this study. If the researchers find that biomarkers are useful, it could help to improve the care and treatment...

 Penile Cancer /  Wales Wide

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Many cancers have hijacked growth factor receptors and or downstream signalling components through mutations that render the pathway constantly active and so drive cancer cells division. Over the last decade, drugs have been introduced that simultaneously inhibit multiple growth factor pathways (such as tyrosine kinase receptor inhibitors), single pathways (vascular endothelial growth factor receptor, transforming growth factor beta receptor, epidermal growth factor receptor and hedgehog pathway antagonists), mutated targets (B-Raf inhibitors), and downstream signalling targets (MEK inhibitors). While malignancies in patients often demonstrate an initial response to these drugs, cancer recurrence is frequently observed. My group over the last five years has defined cancer stem cells (CaSC) in the two commonest skin cancers, using internationally agreed assays. We have shown in high impact scientific publications that basal cell carcinoma (BCC) CaSC are resistant to both conventional chemotherapy and the recently approved growth factor inhibitor vismodegib. Microarray analysis of treated and...

 Oncology /  Cardiff University

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This trial is for people whose acute myeloid leukaemia (AML) has come back or continued to grow following their first or second treatment.

 Acute myeloid leukaemia /  Cardiff

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ALL-RIC:A trial comparing treatments for acute lymphoblastic leukaemia Doctors are looking for new ways to treat people with acute lymphoblastic leukaemia (ALL) to stop the leukaemia coming back. In this trial, they are comparing a usual treatment with a new combination of treatment. The usual (standard) treatment in this trial is a combination of drugs called FMA. It includes: •fludarabine – a chemotherapy drug •melphalan – a chemotherapy drug •alemtuzumab – a targeted drug The new combination of treatment includes: •cyclophosphamide – a chemotherapy drug •alemtuzumab – a targeted drug •radiotherapy to the whole body (total body irradiation or TBI) Everyone then goes on to have a stem cell transplant with stem cells from another person (an allogeneic stem cell transplant). The chemotherapy and radiotherapy in this trial are low intensity. This is to reduce the possible complications of a transplant. We know from early research that the new combination...

 Chronic Lymphocytic Leukaemia (CLL) /  England

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PETReA: A study to find out whether a PET-CT scan can help to tell who needs to have rituximab after the initial treatment for lymphoma. Follicular Lymphoma is a type of non Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL). Doctors usually put NHL into 2 groups, depending on how likely they are to grow and spread. The 2 groups are low grade and high grade NHL. Follicular lymphoma is a type of low grade NHL. For follicular lymphoma, you usually have treatment with a combination of cancer drugs. You might have one of the following: R-CHOP R-CVP bendamustine and rituximab (BR) This is called the induction treatment. After the induction treatment, you might have rituximab (R) alone. This is the maintenance phase. But having more treatment with rituximab doesn’t help everyone with follicular lymphoma. Doctors would like to know who needs to have rituximab after their initial treatment (induction). In this study, they are looking...

 Non-Hodgkin lymphoma /  Wales Wide

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The aims of this study are to Find out if surgery of the prostate, bladder, penis and kidney causes changes to biomarkers in the body See if there is a link between changes in these biomarkers and complications after surgery See if there is a link between changes in these biomarkers and the cancer coming back

 Urological Cancers /  Wales Wide

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The role of routine and novel biomarkers and their correlation with clinical outcome measures in patients undergoing surgical interventions for benign and malignant disorders of the prostate and bladder.

 Penile Cancer /  Wrexham

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Conditions where lymphocytes have become cancerous are called lymphoproliferative disorders and include Chronic lymphocytic leukaemia (CLL) Mantle cell lymphoma Follicular lymphoma Hairy cell leukaemia Splenic lymphoma with villous lymphocytes Doctors want to find out more about these cancerous cells. In this study you will give samples of blood and any extra bone marrow or tissue you may have removed during routine procedures. You will also give a sample of spit (saliva). Researchers will look at both abnormal and normal cells in these samples. They will look for genes, including a particular gene called the ‘immunoglobulin gene’ that help the cancer cell to survive. And, for other gene and chromosome changes that may in future help them predict the outcome of these diseases. The aim of this study is to understand more about how changes to certain genes, proteins and sugars could affect how these diseases develop. This may help develop...

 Classic hairy cell leukemia /  Southampton

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FOCUS4: A trial looking at different treatments for different types of bowel cancer Not all bowel cancers are the same and tests can be done on tumour samples from patients with bowel cancer that may help select the best treatment for that individual patient. There are a number of new cancer drugs that may be more beneficial in one type of bowel cancer than another. The FOCUS4 trial programme aims to recruit over 1500 patients at centres across the UK to evaluate how well these new cancer drugs work in different types of bowel cancer. Patients diagnosed with bowel cancer which is not removable by surgery or has spread to elsewhere in their body will be invited to join this programme of trials. Patients who decide to join will be started on a course of chemotherapy (a form of drug treatment aimed to kill the cancer cells) for up to...

 Rare Bowel Cancers /  Cardiff University

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We will undertake a prospective study of adult MAP patients with confirmed bi-allelic mutations across collaborating European centres. Data from upper GI surveillance procedures including endoscopy and histopathology findings will be collated as an ongoing process by the Institute of Medical Genetics, Cardiff, UK where it will entered into a database and stored safely. We will also collect prospectively data on other incident cancers diagnosed in these patients. All causes of death and all dates of death will be recorded. Recruitment of patients from the European centres and consent will be obtained using local procedures, and ethical approval will be obtained in each country. As MAP is a rare disorder, and the interval between surveillance procedures may be as much as 5 years, this study is planned to take place over 20 years.

 MUTYH-Associated Adenomatous Polyposis (MAP) /  Cardiff University

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Most tumours that start in the pituitary gland are adenomas which are non cancerous (benign). Some pituitary tumours make extra hormones that can cause symptoms. They are sometimes called neuroendocrine tumours. Very rarely, several members of the same family have a pituitary gland tumour. We know from research that there can be a gene that is abnormal in some of these families. Researchers want to study this and other genes to understand more about how these tumours develop. In this study, they will take blood samples from people who have a pituitary gland tumour, and from other family members. The aim of the study is to identify genes that play a part in the development of pituitary gland tumours. Please note - you won’t get any direct benefit from taking part in this study, nor will it affect any treatment you have. But may it help people in the future.

 Pituitary carcinoma /  London

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CHEMORES: A study to understand more about why chemotherapy to treat lung cancer can stop working This study will look for changes in blood and tissue samples before and after treatment for lung cancer, to try to find out how cancer cells stop themselves being harmed by treatment. Doctors may use surgery, radiotherapy, chemotherapy or another type of drug that targets lung cancer to treat this disease. Your treatment will depend on your type and stage of lung cancer. If you have non small cell lung cancer, you may have a combination of these. If you have small cell lung cancer, you would usually have chemotherapy. We know from research that cancer cells can become 'resistant’ to treatment. In lung cancer for example, cancer cells can sometimes reduce the concentration of the drug inside them, and repair DNA damage. And, develop changes in the genes in cancer cells that prevent the treatment from working. Understanding why resistance happens will help develop improved...

 Small cell lung cancer /  Manchester

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ATLANTIS: A trial of more treatment after chemotherapy for advanced urinary tract cancer  

 Urological Cancers /  Cardiff

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PARTNER: Randomised, phase II/III, 3 stage trial to evaluate the safety and efficacy of the addition of olaparib to platinum-based neoadjuvant chemotherapy in breast cancer patients with TNBC and/or Gbrca Surgery is often used for early breast cancers. Sometimes you have chemotherapy before surgery. This is called neo adjuvant chemotherapy. It can shrink the cancer and make the surgery more successful. In this trial, researchers are looking at whether adding a drug called olaparib (also called Lynparza) improves neo adjuvant chemotherapy. Olaparib is a type of biological therapy called a PARP-1 inhibitor.  PARP is a protein that helps cells to repair. Doctors think that olaparib can stop the cancer cells from repairing themselves. In this trial, people have 1 of the following: chemotherapy chemotherapy with olaparib The chemotherapy drugs used in this trial are: paclitaxel carboplatin These are commonly used to treat breast cancer but are not routinely used to...

 BRCA1 and BRCA2 /  Wales Wide

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Relapse (the chance of disease coming back after treatment) is very high in acute myeloid leukaemia even after  curative approaches with intensive chemotherapy and bone marrow transplantation. The bone marrow  microenvironment which includes the stromal cells (MSC) surrounding the blood cells/leukaemia cells is thought to  be a key player in chemotherapy resistance and acts as a sanctuary site for minimal residual disease (MRD) from  which relapse may occur. Once MRD is detectable, frank relapse is likely within a short time-frame affording  insufficient time for effective salvage interventions. In addition, a large proportion of patients there is no informative  MRD marker thus disease relapse can occur with little warning. In this study, we aim to investigate the role of patient  MSC in protecting AML cells at different stages of treatment including post chemotherapy and after stem cell  transplantation. By developing a 3D dynamic model of leukaemia-stroma interactions which can better mimic...

 Acute myeloid leukaemia /  Cardiff University

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Challenge: A Phase III Study Of The Impact Of A Physical Activity Program On Disease-Free Survival In Patients With High Risk Stage II Or Stage III Colon Cancer: A Randomised Controlled Trial CHALLENGE aims to determine whether a supervised physical activity (PA) programme in patients with high risk Stage II or Stage III colon cancer will improve 3- year disease-free survival (DFS) in comparison to standard care. The impact on patient-reported outcome measures (PROMS) and quality of life will also be assessed. There is compelling observational data that PA is associated with colon cancer incidence, recurrence, survival, and quality of life. The trial arms are: Intervention: A 36 month structured physical activity programme comprising supervised physical activity sessions and behaviour support sessions and provision of general health education materials (on diet and exercise). Standard Care: Provision of general health education materials on diet and exercise only.

 Rare Non-specific /  Velindre Cancer Centre

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DIAMOND: A study looking at biomarkers in prostate, kidney, bladder and testicular cancer Some people have biomarkers that make them more vulnerable to develop certain types of cancer. In this study, doctors want to look for these biomarkers. They hope this information will help them: •learn more about the causes of cancer •develop better tests and treatments Everyone taking part gives blood, urine, poo and breath samples. Doctors may also ask for a tissue sample if you had, or are going to have, surgery. The main aim of this study is to look for biomarkers that might play a role in prostate, kidney, bladder and testicular cancer. Researchers are also looking for men who are going to have a biopsy to find out whether they have prostate cancer. This is part of a sub study called PRIM. Everyone taking part in the PRIM sub study has a blood test called...

 Prostate Cancer /  Bristol

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Researchers want to know more about people who have mesothelioma, their symptoms and how it affects their life. Mesothelioma of the lung is difficult to treat. Researchers are looking for better treatments and how to improve care for people with mesothelioma. In this study they will collect information about: your quality of life any symptoms you have They will also collect medical information including: blood samples any tests you might have Mesothelioma can cause fluid to build up between the sheets of tissue that surround your lung. Treatment for this is to drain the fluid off. The researchers also want to collect samples of this fluid. The team will use this information to: find out more about mesothelioma improve the care for people with mesothelioma

 mesothelioma /  Wales Wide

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IMPORT: A study looking at improving treatment for children with kidney cancer This study will collect information about children diagnosed with kidney cancer (renal cancer) such as Wilms’ tumour, to help with decisions about treatment in the future.

 Paediatric Cancers /  Cardiff

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The Genetics of Endocrine Tumours is an observational clinical trial. The study currently has 500 families and 3000 sporadic subjects recruited from almost 50 NHS sites around the country. Any patient with a pituitary tumour is eligible to enrol, though we are particularly interested in the cohort of familial isolated pituitary adenoma (FIPA) patients. FIPA accounts for around 5% of pituitary adenomas with 20% of these patients having a mutation in the gene Aryl Hydrocarbon Receptor Interacting protein (AIP). Our study has helped to characterise AIP and other novel genes that contribute to pituitary tumorigenesis. We are lucky to receive regular bloods and fresh tissue from pituitary tumour patients which are used for DNA/RNA analysis, tissue culture and in-vivo models.

 Genetics /  Cardiff University

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The PNET 5 study has been designed for children and young people aged from 3 yrs to 22 yrs with standard risk  medulloblastoma who have undergone surgery to remove the primary tumour. The presence of biological markers of  the WNT medulloblastoma disease subgroup (mutation of the beta¬catenin gene, or presence of the beta¬catenin  protein and loss of chromosome 6) and aged  < 16 defines the patient as Low Risk biological profile. The presence of  the WNT markers and aged 16 and over, or the absence of the WNT markers defines the patient as Standard Risk  biological profile. Low risk group patients will receive reduced doses of radiotherapy (compared to previous study PNET 4) to the brain  and spine every day for 10 days, together with boost doses to the primary tumour for a further 20 days. Maintenance chemotherapy will consist of 6 cycles of Regimen A alternating with 6 cycles...

 Medulloblastoma

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The purpose of this first in human study is to assess safety, tolerability, Pharmacokinetic (PK) and preliminary clinical activity and to estimate the Maximum Tolerated Doses (MTD(s))/ Recommended Phase 2 Doses (RP2D(s)) of S65487 as single agent administered intravenously (i.v.) in adult patients with refractory or relapsed Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML), Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma (NHL), Multiple Myeloma (MM) or Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia (CLL).

 Acute myeloid leukaemia

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High-grade squamous intraepithelial lesions (HSIL) and anal cancer are rising in incidence and at highest risk are HIV positive men who have sex with men (MSM). This pilot study assessing anal function and patient-reported outcomes before and after laser ablation of HSIL will add to the evidence that such a therapy is an acceptable and safe treatment to offer in a preventative setting.We will be recruting HIV positive and negative MSM.

 Colorectal cancers /  London

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The main purpose of this study is : To establish which number of doses of gemtuzumab ozogamicin (up to a maximum of 3 doses) is tolerated and can be safety delivered in combination with cytarabine plus mitoxantrone or liposomal daunorubicin in induction To compare mitoxantrone (anthracenedione) & cytarabine with liposomal daunorubicin (anthracycline) & cytarabine as induction therapy. (Randomisation 1 (R1) closed early to recruitment on 8th September 2017, due to liposomal daunorubicin manufacturing issues resulting in unavailability of the drug.) To compare a single dose of gemtuzumab ozogamicin with the optimum tolerated number of doses of gemtuzumab ozogamicin (identified by the dose-finding study) when combined with induction chemotherapy. To compare two consolidation regimens: high dose cytarabine (HD Ara-C) and fludarabine & cytarabine (FLA) in standard risk patients. To compare the toxicity and effectiveness of two haemopoietic stem cell transplant (HSCT) conditioning regimens of different intensity: conventional myeloablative conditioning (MAC) with...

 Acute myeloid leukaemia /  Noah's Ark Children's Hospital for Wales

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This is a multicenter, prospective, randomized, controlled phase III trial designed to assess the clinical performance of gemcitabine with cisplatin and observation vs. standard of care (observation alone in stage 1 and capecitabine and observation in stage 2) in patients after curative intent resection of BTC including an embedded sub-study for R1 resected patients receiving additional chemoradiation.

 Bile Duct Cancers /  Velindre Cancer Centre

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The study PNET 5 MB has been designed for children with medulloblastoma of standard risk (according to the risk-group definitions which have been used so far; e.g. in PNET 4). With the advent of biological parameters for stratification into clinical medulloblastoma trials, the ß-catenin status will be the only criterion according to which study patients will be assigned to either treatment arm PNET 5 MB - LR or to PNET 5 MB - SR, respectively. The initial diagnostic assessments (imaging, staging, histology, and tumor biology) required for study entry are the same for both treatment arms.

 Medulloblastoma /  London

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High blood pressure (hypertension) causes strokes and heart attacks. While most patients need long-term treatment with pills, some have a cause which can be removed, curing the hypertension. The commonest curable cause is a benign nodule in one of the hormone glands, the adrenals. About one in 20 patients have such a nodule, but difficulties with diagnosis, and reluctance to proceed to surgery for a bengin condition, limit the number having adrenal gland surgery to fewer than 300 per year in the UK. A potential, and exciting, solution to this dilemma is to use a momentary electric current to cauterise the nodule (radiofrequency ablation), without affecting the rest of the adrenal gland, and avoiding the need for surgery. Nodules in the left adrenal gland are easily reached under mild sedation using a similar procedure as is standard for investigating stomach ulcers (endoscopy). The study is designed to show that this...

 Adrenal Adenoma

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The purpose of this study is to evaluate the efficacy and safety of pemigatinib versus gemcitabine plus cisplatin chemotherapy in first-line treatment of participants with unresectable or metastatic cholangiocarcinoma with FGFR2 rearrangement.

 Bile Duct Cancers /  Velindre Cancer Centre

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The purpose of this study is to test the safety and efficacy of AUTO4 a CAR T cell treatment targeting TRBC1 in patients with relapsed or refractory TRBC1 positive selected T-Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma.

 Anaplastic Large Cell Lymphoma /  England

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The primary objectives of this study are: To confirm the safety and tolerability of magrolimab monotherapy in a relapsed/refractory (R/R) acute myeloid leukemia (AML) and myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS) population, and of magrolimab in combination with azacitidine in previously untreated participants with AML or MDS and participants with R/R AML and MDS To evaluate the efficacy of magrolimab monotherapy in R/R AML/MDS, and of magrolimab in combination with azacitidine in previously untreated participants with AML/MDS, or R/R AML/MDS as measured by complete remission (CR) rate for participants with AML and higher-risk MDS, and duration of complete response for participants with AML and higher-risk MDS, and duration of CR for participants with AML and higher-risk MDS To evaluate the safety, tolerability, and efficacy of magrolimab monotherapy or combination with azacitidine in low-risk MDS participants as measured by red blood cell (RBC) transfusion independence rate

 Acute myeloid leukaemia

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DICE is a randomised study recruiting 126 women over 3 years from hospitals in the UK and Germany. Eligible patients will have tissue based diagnosis of advanced/recurrent ovarian cancer (clear cell, endometrioid or high grade serous or carcinosarcoma), have had chemotherapy before, and be platinum-resistant (the cancer has returned/grown significantly during or within 6 months of platinum-containing chemotherapy).

 Gynaecological Cancer

Posted 6 months ago by Wales Gene Park

This study will evaluate a new maintenance therapy with the aim of improving the outcome of patients with acute myeloid leukaemia (AML) and myelodysplasia (MDS) after stem cell transplantation.

 Acute myeloid leukaemia

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An open-label, global, multi-center study to evaluate the safety and pharmacokinetics of venetoclax monotherapy, to determine the dose limiting toxicity (DLT) and the recommended Phase 2 dose (RPTD), and to assess the preliminary efficacy of venetoclax in pediatric and young adult participants with relapsed or refractory malignancies.

 Acute myeloid leukaemia

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The current national acute lymphoblastic leukaemia (ALL) trial in adults investigated whether a low (reduced) intensity chemotherapy regimen prior to transplant could improve the outcome of patients with ALL who are over 40 years of age. The results (60% 2 year survival) are very encouraging but patients who come to transplant with small amounts of 'residual' disease had less good outcomes. The goal of this trial is to see if a slightly stronger chemotherapy regimen (involving total body irradiation, (TBI)) can improve results by reducing the chance of the disease coming back (relapsing) without increasing the chance of not surviving the transplant. Up to 242 patients will be 'randomised' to the trial to receive either the established chemotherapy of fludarabine and melphalan or cyclophosphamide and TBI to compare the outcomes between the two treatment regimens. Other measures to reduce relapse will be the earlier use of donor white cell infusions...

 Acute lymphoblastic leukaemia (ALL)

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The purpose of this study is to evaluate the safety, tolerability, pharmacokinetics, and efficacy of ponatinib in children aged 1 to < 18 years with advanced leukemias, lymphomas, and solid tumors.

 Acute myeloid leukaemia

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Brief Summary The purpose of this study is to evaluate the efficacy and safety of pemigatinib (INCB054828) in subjects with myeloid/lymphoid neoplasms with fibroblast growth factor receptor (FGFR) 1 rearrangement.

 Chronic Myeloproliferative Disorders /  Oxford

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Brief Summary OxPLoreD is an observational cohort study to identify clinical, genomic and immunological predictive markers of progression to malignant disease. Open to individuals diagnosed in the last 3 years with high count MBL, Binet Stage A CLL, Immunoglobulin G/A/M (IgG, IgA, IgM) MGUS, asymptomatic WM not requiring treatment and smouldering myeloma not requiring treatment. Detailed Description The purpose of the study is to monitor patients with early stage lymphoproliferative disorders not meeting criteria for treatment, including early stage Chronic Lymphocytic Leukaemia (CLL), Monoclonal B-cell Lymphocytosis (MBL), Monoclonal Gammopathy of Uncertain Significance (MGUS), asymptomatic Waldenstroms Macroglobulinaemia (WM) and Smouldering Myeloma (SM). Each of these disorders has a pre-cancerous phase when abnormalities can be seen in the blood, however treatment may not be required. A minority of people with early stage lymphoproliferative disorders will go on to need treatment for blood or bone marrow cancer. Currently the investigators do not have...

 Chronic Lymphocytic Leukaemia (CLL) /  Oxford

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Brief Summary Phase 1/2 study to determine safety, tolerability, pharmacokinetics, and anti-leukemic activity of Vodobatinib (K0706) in treatment-refractory/intolerant CML Detailed Description Part A ( for Healthy volunteers) of the study is completed Part B dose-escalation study is completed. Recruitment in dose-expansion is ongoing in India and Korea Part C study in subjects with treatment-refractory/intolerant is enrolling globally.

 Chronic myeloid leukemia (CML) /  London

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Brief Summary Phase 1/2 study to determine safety, tolerability, pharmacokinetics, and anti-leukemic activity of Vodobatinib (K0706) in treatment-refractory/intolerant CML Detailed Description Part A ( for Healthy volunteers) of the study is completed Part B dose-escalation study is completed. Recruitment in dose-expansion is ongoing in India and Korea Part C study in subjects with treatment-refractory/intolerant is enrolling globally.

 Chronic myeloid leukemia (CML) /  London

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Brief Summary This is a multicenter, prospective, randomized, controlled phase III trial designed to assess the clinical performance of gemcitabine with cisplatin and observation vs. standard of care (observation alone in stage 1 and capecitabine and observation in stage 2) in patients after curative intent resection of BTC including an embedded sub-study for R1 resected patients receiving additional chemoradiation. Detailed Description The ACTICCA-1 investigator initiated trial is funded by the Deutsche Krebshilfe (grant number 70110215, 70112047). With respect to data obtained in the ABC-02 trial, the combination of cisplatin and gemcitabine for 24 weeks as investigational treatment was selected. Based on adjuvant trials in pancreatic cancer (e.g. ESPAC IV) with a comparable postoperative recovery time, inclusion of patients within a maximum interval of 16 weeks between surgery and start of CTx was chosen. Gemcitabine and cisplatin has a relevantly higher cumulative dose of gemcitabine 18 vs. 12 applications and may...

 Bile Duct Cancers /  Cardiff

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Brief Summary The purpose of this study is to assess the safety, tolerability, and preliminary anti-tumor activity of experimental medication NZV930 alone and when combined with PDR001 and/or NIR178, in patients with advanced cancers: Non-small Cell Lung Cancer (NSCLC) Triple Negative Breast Cancer (TNBC) Pancreatic Ductal Adenocarcinoma (PDAC) Colorectal Cancer Microsatellite Stable (MSS) Ovarian CancerRenal Cell Carcinoma (RCC) Metastatic Castration Resistant Prostate Cancer (mCRPC)

 Oncology /  Sutton

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Brief Summary To collect and describe demographics, disease-management, and treatment outcomes of Myelodysplastic Syndromes (MDS) patients who are newly diagnosed and classified according to the World Health Organization (WHO) criteria. To perform observational studies concerning relevant scientific research questions in MDS using clinical data and biological samples, and to present relevant research outcomes in the fields of diagnosis and prognostication, health related quality of life issues, health economics, and risk stratification for newly developed classes of drugs. To disseminate results of the studies to all stakeholders involved. Methodology Data on patients with MDS will be collected prospectively at diagnosis and at 6-months intervals after diagnosis. The data will be gathered by seventeen (or more) countries that are represented within the LeukemiaNet MDS Working Party and will be combined in one central European Database. Data analyses will be conducted by the Data Management Centre at the University of York in various...

 Chronic Myelomonocytic Leukemia (CMML) /  Leeds

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Brief Summary This is a Phase 1/2 dose-escalation study of BTCT4465A (Mosunetuzumab) administered as a single agent and in combination with atezolizumab in participants with relapsed or refractory B-cell NHL and CLL. The study will consist of a dose-escalation stage and an expansion stage where participants will be enrolled into indication-specific cohorts.

 Chronic Lymphocytic Leukaemia (CLL) /  London

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Brief Summary The overall aim of this project is to improve the outcome of patients diagnosed with ependymoma by improving and harmonising the staging and the standard of care of this patient population and to improve the investigators understanding of the underlying biology thereby informing future treatment. The program will evaluate new strategies for diagnosis (centralized reviews of pathology and imaging) and new therapeutic strategies in order to develop treatment recommendations. Patients will be stratified into different treatment subgroups according to their age, the tumour location and the outcome of the initial surgery. Each subgroup will be studied in a specific randomised study to evaluate the proposed therapeutic strategies. Stratum 1: The aim of the stratum 1 is to evaluate the clinical impact of 16-week chemotherapy regimen with VEC-CDDP following surgical resection and conformal radiotherapy in terms of progression free survival in patients who are > 12 months and <...

 Ependymoma /  Nottingham

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Brief Summary The purpose of this study is to evaluate the safety, tolerability, pharmacokinetics, and efficacy of ponatinib in children aged 1 to < 18 years with advanced leukemias, lymphomas, and solid tumors.

 Chronic myeloid leukemia (CML) /  Sutton

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Brief Summary This trial is to investigate the combination of selumetinib and dexamethasone in the treatment of acute lymphoblastic leukaemia (ALL) in both adults and children. Phase I is to find the most suitable dose of selumetinib to safely give with dexamethasone. Phase II will use this dose to find out how well the combination works. Detailed Summary Acute lymphoblastic leukaemia (ALL) is the most common childhood cancer worldwide. The overall newly diagnosed ALL cure rate is approaching 90% however children with relapsed ALL often do not survive. The frequency of ALL in adults is significantly lower however more challenging to treat compared to childhood ALL. Adult ALL is more resistant to chemotherapy and patient have reduced treatment tolerance (particularly the elderly population) therefore overall survival rates are low. Therefore there is a need to develop more effective treatment which improves survival rates for this patient population. Those eligible in...

 Acute lymphoblastic leukaemia (ALL) /  Birmingham

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Summary This research study is done to test how well different types of cancer respond to the drug called larotrectinib. The cancer must have a change in a particular gene (NTRK1, NTRK2 or NTRK3). Larotrectinib is a drug that blocks the actions of these NTRK genes in cancer cells and can therefore be used to treat cancer. The primary objective of this study is to investigate the efficacy of larotrectinib for the treatment of advanced solid tumors harboring a fusion of neurotrophic tyrosine receptor kinase (NTRK) of types 1-3 in children and adults. Secondary objectives comprise the efficacy and safety of larotrectinib in different NTRK-tumor types.

 Biliary Tract Cancer /  London

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Brief Summary Open surgery for esophageal cancer commonly involves large incisions in the chest, associated with a high rate of pulmonary complications (30-50%). Minimally invasive approach through keyhole surgery has been shown to reduce pulmonary infections by 20%. Enhanced recovery programmes are evidence-based protocols, developed to achieve early recovery after surgery with early mobilisation and chest physiotherapy and have been shown to reduce pulmonary complication rates as well. The investigators intend to objectively measure chest wall movement using 3D motion capture system as well as a wearable measurement system to monitor chest wall movement. Detailed Description The study population consists of 50 healthy volunteers who have not received upper gastrointestinal surgery and 100 patients treated with surgery more than one year ago (50 open and 50 minimally invasive). Chest wall movement will be measured using a 3D optical motion system and the investigators will establish if inertial measurement units placed...

 Esophageal Cancer /  London

Posted 5 days ago by Wales Gene Park

Brief Summary A single centre phase II trial of peri-operative chemo-immunotherapy in operable gastro-oesophageal adenocarcinoma (GOA). This trial is designed to evaluate the safety and efficacy of administering Avelumab, an anti-PD-L1 monoclonal antibody, with cytotoxic FLOT chemotherapy for patients with operable GOA treated according to a peri-operative protocol. This trial is in 2 stages: the first stage will establish the safe and tolerated maximum administered dose (MAD) of Avelumab in combination with FLOT and the second stage will assess the efficacy of this combination therapy in achieving pathological complete response (pCR) and peri-operative safety. Detailed Description Patients will receive chemo-immunotherapy consisting of FLOT chemotherapy (Folinic acid 200mg/m2 iv infusion day 1, Oxaliplatin 85mg/m2 iv infusion day 1, Docetaxel 50mg/m2 iv day 1, Fluorouracil 2600mg/m2 over 24 hours iv) and the PD-L1 inhibiting monoclonal antibody Avelumab. The safe dose of Avelumab in combination with FLOT will be established in a safety...

 Esophageal Cancer /  London

Posted 4 weeks ago by Wales Gene Park

Summary This is a Phase II, multicenter, open-label, single arm, 2-stage study of tazemetostat 800 mg BID (twice daily) and 1600 mg QD (once daily). Subjects will be screened for eligibility within 21 days of the planned date of the first dose of tazemetostat and enrolled into one of 8 cohorts: Cohort using tazemetostat 800 mg BID Cohort 1 (Closed for enrollment): MRT, RTK, ATRT, and selected tumors with rhabdoid features, including small cell carcinoma of the ovary hypercalcemic type [SCCOHT], also known as malignant rhaboid tumor of the ovary [MRTO] Cohort 2 (Closed for enrollment): Relapsed or refractory synovial sarcoma with SS18-SSX rearrangement Cohort 3 (Closed for enrollment): Other INI1 negative tumors or any solid tumor with an EZH2 gain of function (GOF) mutation, including: epithelioid malignant peripheral nerve sheath tumor (EMPNST), extraskeletal myxoid chondrosarcoma (EMC), myoepithelial carcinoma, other INI1-negative malignant tumors with Sponsor approval (e.g., dedifferentiated chordoma) any...

 Brain and Spinal Cancers /  London

Posted 2 weeks ago by Wales Gene Park

Brief Summary This study is a multicenter, open-label study of polatuzumab vedotin administered by intravenous (IV) infusion in combination with rituximab, gemcitabine and oxaliplatin (R-GemOx) in participants with relapsed or refractory diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL). The study comprises of two stages: a safety run-in stage and a randomized controlled trial.

 Diffuse large B-cell lymphoma /  London

Posted 1 week ago by Wales Gene Park

Brief Summary This is a phase 1B, multi-center, dose-finding study of glofitamab administered in combination with obinutuzumab (Gazyva; [G]), rituximab (R) and standard doses of CHOP (G/R-CHOP or R-CHOP) in participants with r/r NHL and G/R CHOP or Pola-R-CHP in participants with untreated diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL). Evaluating the safety, preliminary activity, pharmacokinetic (PK), and pharmacodynamic effects of this combination will be the main objectives of this study. The study is divided in two parts: Part I: Dose finding in participants with r/r NHL; test use of G vs R in Cycle 1 Part II: Dose Expansion. The maximum tolerated dose or optimal biological dose (MTD or OBD) will be further assessed in participants with untreated DLBCL (>18 years of age with an age-adjusted International Prognostic Index (IPI) of 2-5). Glofitamab will be studied in combination with R-CHOP and Pola-R-CHP.

 Diffuse large B-cell lymphoma /  London

Posted 5 days ago by Wales Gene Park

Brief Summary The overall aim of the study is to demonstrate a clinically meaningful extension of progression free survival using maintenance pembrolizumab. The aim of the translational research is to study the immune microenvironment before and during pembrolizumab therapy. Detailed Description This study aims to investigate the effect of maintenance pembrolizumab in patients who have undergone treatment with weekly paclitaxel for platinum-resistant recurrent ovarian cancer and have either responded or have not progressed after a minimum of 4 cycles of treatment. In this study patients will receive 3 weekly pembrolizumab until progression and the investigators will monitor the immune microenvironment by tumour biopsy and blood sampling before starting pembrolizumab and again before cycle 4 of treatment. The clinical endpoint will be to demonstrate a worthwhile improvement in the 6 month median PFS and to study possible predictive markers or response to pembrolizumab. This is a non-randomised phase II study, and...

 Fallopian Tube Cancer /  London

Posted 2 weeks ago by Wales Gene Park

Brief Summary Trial Subjects (patients), will receive single infusions of pembrolizumab every 3 weeks until disease progression or unacceptable toxicity develops. They will receive radiotherapy at week 12. Detailed Description Trial Subjects (patients) who are deemed eligible for the trial will be administered a single infusion of pembrolizumab (200mg) every 3 weeks. At week 12, patients will be planned to start radiotherapy at a dose of 12 Gray (Gy) in 3 fractions which will be given concomitantly with pembrolizumab. Patients who progress on pembrolizumab before week 12 will start radiotherapy as soon as possible after progression. Following completion of radiotherapy, patients will continue receiving pembrolizumab at 3 weekly intervals for a maximum of 2 years until disease progression or unacceptable toxicity develops. Patients on pembrolizumab will be seen every 3 weeks until 2 years after study entry, while Patients who progressed/ stopped pembrolizumab will be seen annually for survival/disease status...

 Cutaneous T-Cell Lymphoma /  London

Posted 6 days ago by Wales Gene Park

Brief Summary Add-Aspirin aims to assess whether regular aspirin use after standard curative therapy can prevent recurrence and improve survival in individuals with non-metastatic common tumours. The question will be assessed in four different tumour types (breast, colorectal, gastro-oesophageal and prostate) by means of parallel cohorts within an overarching trial protocol. Eligible participants will be randomly assigned (double-blind) to either aspirin 100mg, aspirin 300mg or a matched placebo, to be taken daily for at least 5 years. Disease recurrence and survival will be assessed, along with adherence, toxicity, and other potential effects of aspirin (eg. cardiovascular). There is a large body of evidence indicating that aspirin has anti-cancer effects. Meta-analyses of cardiovascular trials of aspirin have shown short-term effects on cancer mortality and a decrease in risk of metastases, suggesting a role for aspirin in the treatment as well as prevention of cancer. Additionally, large observational studies of individuals taking...

 Oncology /  Cardiff

Posted 7 hours ago by Wales Gene Park

Brief Summary A Phase 1/2, open label, multi-center study to evaluate the safety, efficacy and tolerability of KY1044 as single agent and in combination with anti-PD-L1 (atezolizumab) in adult patients with selected advanced malignancies, who are ineligible for or there are no available therapies known to confer a clinical benefit for their disease, or they have exhausted all such available options in each indication and therefore will be patients for whom a clinical trial is appropriate.

 Oncology /  Sutton

Posted 1 month ago by Wales Gene Park

Brief Summary A Phase 3, multicenter, open-label, randomized study to evaluate the efficacy and safety of fedratinib compared to best available therapy (BAT) in subjects with DIPSS (Dynamic International Prognostic Scoring System)-intermediate or high-risk primary myelofibrosis (PMF), post-polycythemia vera myelofibrosis (post-PV MF), or post-essential thrombocythemia myelofibrosis (post-ET MF) and previously treated with ruxolitinib. The primary objective of the study is to evaluate the percentage of subjects with at least 35% spleen volume reduction in the fedratinib and the BAT arms. Detailed Description This Phase 3, multicenter, randomized, two-arm, open-label study will include subjects with intermediate or high-risk (as per the DIPSS score) primary myelofibrosis (PMF), postpolycythemia vera myelofibrosis (post-PV MF), or post-essential thrombocythemia myelofibrosis (post-ET MF). This study will be conducted in compliance with International Council for Harmonisation (ICH) Good Clinical Practices (GCPs). Study design includes: A 28-day Screening Period 2:1 Randomization to fedratinib or best available therapy (BAT) Stratification...

 Myelofibrosis

Posted 4 weeks ago by Wales Gene Park

Summary TRACERx Renal: This is a translational study, which, aims to develop prognostic and predictive biomarkers for patients with renal cell carcinoma (RCC). CAPTURE Sub-study: Covid-19 antiviral response in a pan-tumour immune monitoring study

 Rare Kidney Cancers /  London

Posted 3 weeks ago by Wales Gene Park

Brief Summary This is a Phase II, multicenter, open-label, single arm, 2-stage study of tazemetostat 800 mg BID (twice daily) and 1600 mg QD (once daily). Subjects will be screened for eligibility within 21 days of the planned date of the first dose of tazemetostat and enrolled into one of 8 cohorts: Cohort using tazemetostat 800 mg BID Cohort 1 (Closed for enrollment): MRT, RTK, ATRT, and selected tumors with rhabdoid features, including small cell carcinoma of the ovary hypercalcemic type [SCCOHT], also known as malignant rhaboid tumor of the ovary [MRTO] Cohort 2 (Closed for enrollment): Relapsed or refractory synovial sarcoma with SS18-SSX rearrangement Cohort 3 (Closed for enrollment): Other INI1 negative tumors or any solid tumor with an EZH2 gain of function (GOF) mutation, including: epithelioid malignant peripheral nerve sheath tumor (EMPNST), extraskeletal myxoid chondrosarcoma (EMC), myoepithelial carcinoma, other INI1-negative malignant tumors with Sponsor approval (e.g., dedifferentiated chordoma)...

 Epithelial Sarcoma /  London

Posted 8 hours ago by Wales Gene Park

Brief Summary A Phase 3b, open-label, single-arm, rollover study to evaluate the long-term safety of luspatercept, to the following subjects: Subjects receiving luspatercept on a parent protocol at the time of their transition to the rollover study, who tolerate the protocol-prescribed regimen in the parent trial and, in the opinion of the investigator, may derive clinical benefit in the opinion of the investigator from continuing treatment with luspatercept. Placebo arm subjects from parent protocol (at the time of unblinding or in follow-up) crossing over to luspatercept treatment (provided subjects have met all requirements for entering the rollover study as per the parent protocol). Subjects in the follow-up phase previously treated with luspatercept or placebo in the parent protocol will continue into long-term post-treatment follow-up in the rollover study until the follow-up commitments are met (unless they meet requirements as per parent protocol to cross-over to luspatercept treatment). The study design...

 Chronic Myeloproliferative Disorders /  London

Posted 3 weeks ago by Wales Gene Park

Brief Summary To compare efficacy between zanubrutinib versus bendamustine and rituximab in patients with previously untreated CLL/SLL, as measured by progression free survival. Detailed Description This is a global phase 3, open label, randomized study of zanubrutinib versus bendamustine plus rituximab (B+R) in participants with previously untreated chronic lymphocytic leukemia or small lymphocytic lymphoma (CLL/SLL), including participants without del(17p) [Cohort 1] and participants with del(17p) [Cohort 2 and Cohort 3]. Participants in Cohort 1 are randomized 1:1 to zanubrutinib (Arm A) or bendamustine plus rituximab (Arm B). Randomization will be stratified by age, Binet stage, immunoglobulin variable region heavy chain (IGHV) mutational status, and geographic region. Participants in Cohort 2 will receive treatment with zanubrutinib. Participants in Cohort 3 will receive treatment with zanubrutinib and venetoclax.

 Chronic Lymphocytic Leukaemia (CLL) /  London

Posted 4 weeks ago by Wales Gene Park

Brief Summary This is an open-label, multicentre dose escalation/expansion study to assess safety and tolerability of MIV 818 as either monotherapy or in combination with 1) lenvatinib, a tyrosine kinase inhibitor used as a standard of care for the treatment of HCC or 2) pembrolizumab, a PD-1 inhibitor. The monotherapy parts of the study will include patients with various solid tumours that have spread to the liver, or alternatively originating in the liver. Evaluations of MIV-818 in combination with lenvatinib or pembrolizumab will only include patients with HCC. Detailed Description This study will be conducted in three phases. The initial phase, 1a, will enroll up to 12 subjects and include a total of one dose escalation per patient. Once pre-defined criteria for starting phase 1b monotherapy has been met among the enrolled patients in phase 1a, the next phase of the study will be initiated. Phase 1b monotherapy will enroll...

 Bile Duct Cancers /  London

Posted 7 days ago by Wales Gene Park

Brief Summary Research has shown that increasing the dose of radiotherapy improves outcomes in patients with lung and head and neck cancers. This study aims to see whether this is also the case for patients with tumour of the oesophagus. This trial will compare the effects of the standard dose of radiotherapy to a higher dose whilst closely monitoring the side effects. A comparison will also be made regarding the effects of the standard drugs used in chemotherapy (cisplatin and capecitabine) with an alternative combination (carboplatin and paclitaxel) in patients that do not show a response to chemotherapy with standard drugs early on in treatment. All patients will receive 6 weeks of chemotherapy and 5 weeks of chemoradiotherapy. How the study will be conducted: Prior to the commencement of treatment each patient will have a special scan called a PET scan. Patients will receive a second PET scan two weeks...

 Esophageal Cancer /  Cardiff


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