Mesothelioma Clinical Trials

A mesothelioma diagnosis is a serious one, but it is not one without hope. There are a variety of treatments available, and a number of ongoing clinical trails.

Trial Status

We do our best to keep the current status (closed, currently recruiting, upcoming) of each clinical trial up-to-date. Several clinical trials are listed at ClinicalTrials.gov as "currently recruiting" despite the estimated completion date having been long past. The contact for a particular clinical trial is your best bet to discover if a particular clinical trial is still open and recruiting.

Glossary

To help you as you read through these clinical trials, we have glossary of terms and their definitions. Words underlined with a dashed line are part of the glossary; to see their definition, simply click on the word.

Clinical Trials

Bosutinib in Combination With Pemetrexed in Patients With Selected Metastatic Solid Tumors

Purpose: This study will determine the maximum-tolerated dose (MTD) for oral bosutinib when used in combination with pemetrexed. The MTD is the highest dose of bosutinib with pemetrexed that can be given without causing severe side effects. This study will also test the safety of this combination and see what effects (good or bad) it has on participants and their cancer.

Cisplatin, Pemetrexed and Bevacizumab for Untreated Malignant Mesothelioma

Purpose: To estimate the time to progression of cancer in patients with previously untreated mesothelioma receiving cisplatin, pemetrexed and bevacizumab

Safety and Effect of GL-ONC1 Administered IV With or Without Eculizumab Prior to Surgery to Patients With Solid Organ Cancers Undergoing Surgery

Purpose: The purpose of this study is to evaluate the safety of the investigational product GL-ONC1 in combination with eculizumab. GL-ONC1, a vaccinia virus, has been genetically modified for use as a potential anti-cancer drug to destroy cancer cells. Vaccinia virus has been used successfully in the past as smallpox vaccine in millions of people worldwide. Eculizumab is a type of drug called a monoclonal antibody. This drug is designed to inhibit the activity of a protein called complement. Complement is part of the body’s immune system that destroys and removes foreign particles. Evidence from laboratory tests suggest eculizumab may allow GL-ONC1 to stay in the body longer before being cleared by the immune system, which may help destroy more cancer cells.

Influence of Psychosocial Distress and Lifetime Trauma Exposure on Traumatic Stress Among Oncology Patients on Clinical Trials

Purpose:Influence of Psychosocial Distress and Lifetime Trauma Exposure on Traumatic Stress Among Oncology Patients on Clinical Trials

Study of Nivolumab Combined With Ipilimumab Versus Pemetrexed and Cisplatin or Carboplatin as First Line Therapy in Unresectable Pleural Mesothelioma Patients

Purpose: The purpose of this study is to test the effectiveness and tolerability of the combination of Nivolumab and Ipilimumab compared to Pemetrexed and Cisplatin or Carboplatin in patients with unresectable pleural mesothelioma.

Continuous 24h Intravenous Infusion of Mithramycin, an Inhibitor of Cancer Stem Cell Signaling, in People With Primary Thoracic Malignancies or Carcinomas, Sarcomas or Germ Cell Neoplasms With Pleuropulmonary Metastases

Purpose: Mithramycin is a new cancer drug. In another study, people with chest cancer took the drug 6 hours a day for 7 straight days. Many of them had liver damage as a side effect. It was discovered that only people with certain genes got this side effect. Researchers want to test mithramycin in people who do not have those certain genes.

Psychosocial Needs and Exploration of Online Support for Patients With Mesothelioma

Purpose: The aim of this study is to learn about how mesothelioma affects patients’ emotional and physical well-being. Also, the investigators would like to learn more about what patients need and how they deal with this illness. This information can help us find ways to lessen physical and emotional strains. Part of the study tests an alternate way of giving emotional support through the Internet. By providing support online, patients can participate in the comfort of their home.

Ph 2/3 Study in Subjects With MPM w/Low ASS 1 Expression to Assess ADI-PEG 20 With Pemetrexed and Cisplatin (ATOMIC)

Purpose:This is a study of ADI-PEG 20 (pegylated arginine deiminase), an arginine degrading enzyme versus placebo in patients with malignant pleural mesothelioma with low argininosuccinate synthetase 1 expression. Malignant pleural mesothelioma have been found to require arginine, an amino acid. Thus the hypothesis is that by restricting arginine with ADI-PEG 20, the malignant pleural mesothelioma cells will starve and die.

Mithramycin for Lung, Esophagus, and Other Chest Cancers

Purpose: Mithramycin is a drug that was first tested as a cancer therapy in the 1960s. It acted against some forms of cancer, but was never accepted as a treatment. Research suggests that it may be useful against some cancers of the chest, such as lung and esophageal cancer or mesothelioma. Researchers want to see if mithramycin can be used to treat these types of cancer.

Objectives
To see if mithramycin is safe and effective against different chest cancers.

Design
Participants will be screened with a physical exam and medical history. Blood and urine samples will be collected. Imaging studies and tumor tissue samples will be used to monitor the cancer before treatment.

Participants will receive mithramycin every day for 7 days, followed by 7 days without treatment. Each
Treatment will be monitored with frequent blood tests and imaging studies.

Participants will continue to take the drug for as long as the side effects are not severe and the tumor responds to treatment.

Rapid Autopsy and Procurement of Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer Tissue

Purpose: People with lung cancers unfortunately commonly succumb to their disease. Some agree to donate their bodies to cancer research that may help the medical community better understand these diseases. Studies of lung cancer tumor tissue obtained soon after death may be used to answer questions about the origins, progression, and treatment of lung cancer. Researchers want to conduct a study that involves planned collection of lung cancer tumor tissue shortly after death. To do so, they will arrange to provide inpatient hospice care for people with non-small cell lung cancer.

Last update: November 25, 2013. 09:27:54 pm.