Clinical Trials: 'Pleural Mesothelioma' Category

Cancer of the pleura, or pleural mesothelioma, is a rare and difficult to treat malignancy. Asbestos exposure is a factor in nearly every diagnosed case of pleural mesothelioma.

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Pembrolizumab in Combination With Chemotherapy and Image-Guided Surgery for Malignant Pleural Mesothelioma (MPM)

The study is a single-arm phase I trial to evaluate the safety, feasibility, and preliminary efficacy of the addition of pembrolizumab and image-guided resection to surgical therapy and chemotherapy for malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM).

Phase 1 Study of INBRX-109 in Subjects With Locally Advanced or Metastatic Solid Tumors Including Sarcomas

This is a first-in-human, open-label, non-randomized, two-part phase 1 trial of INBRX-109, which is a recombinant humanized multivalent antibody targeting the human death receptor 5 (DR5).

Efficacy & Safety of rAd-IFN Administered With Celecoxib & Gemcitabine in Patients With Malignant Pleural Mesothelioma (INFINITE)

Primary Outcome Measures Overall Survival [ Time Frame: 60 months ] Time to death (from any cause) from randomization Secondary Outcome Measures survival rate [ Time Frame: 60 months ] Number of deaths (from any cause) from randomization Progression Free Survival [ Time Frame: 60 months ] Time from randomization to the time when the more

DENdritic Cell Immunotherapy for Mesothelioma (DENIM)

This study is to evaluate the overall survival (OS) rate (determined from the time of randomization in the study) Purpose: of subjects who receive dendritic cell immunotherapy with MesoPher plus best supportive care (BSC) compared to BSC alone.

Mesothelin-Targeted Immunotoxin LMB-100 in Combination With SEL-110 in Subjects With Malignant Pleural or Peritoneal Mesothelioma

Purpose: mesothelioma is cancer of the tissue that lines some organs. A new drug, LMB-100, may bind to a protein on mesothelioma tumors and kill cancer cells. But sometimes the body makes antibodies that reduce how well LMB-100 works. Researchers want to see if adding the drug SEL-110 to LMB-100 will prevent these antibodies from forming.

MesoTRAP: A Study Comparing Video-assisted Thoracoscopic Partial Pleurectomy/Decortication With Indwelling Pleural Catheter in Patients With Trapped Lung Due to Malignant Pleural Mesothelioma. (MesoTRAP)

Purpose: Malignant pleural mesothelioma is a cancer, caused by asbestos, which currently affects 2500 people in the UK each year. The main symptom is breathlessness caused by fluid building up in the space between the lung and the chest wall (pleural effusion). Treatment involves draining the fluid to allow the lung to re-expand (pleurodesis). However, sometimes tumour growth over the surface of the lung can prevent it from re-expanding. This ‘trapped’ lung results in fluid re-accumulation and repeated drainage which can lead to discomfort and multiple hospital visits.

One approach to dealing with ‘trapped’ lung in mesothelioma is to insert a thin tube (Indwelling Pleural catheterIPC) into the space around the lung. The tube can stay in place for a long time allowing patients to drain off fluid at home.

Another approach is a keyhole surgical operation (video-assisted thoracoscopic partial pleurectomy/decortication – VAT-PD) to remove as much tumour as possible from the lining of the lung to allow it to re-expand.

While both approaches are currently offered in clinical practice, it is not known which of the two is most effective at relieving breathlessness. The only way to find out is to conduct a research trial comparing the two. The Investigators plan to do this, but first of all need to carry out a small pilot study to collect information necessary to help plan the full study.

Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy and Avelumab Immunotherapy for Treatment of Malignant Mesothelioma

Purpose:The purpose of this study is to find out whether the combination of avelumab and SBRT is safe and what effect avelumab has on mesothelioma when given in combination with SBRT. In addition, a goal of this protocol is to study the effect of radiation therapy on the immune system. It is thought that radiation treatment may create a form of ‘vaccine’ against cancer inside the body and immunotherapy may improve this effect. The combination of radiation treatment and immunotherapy may be more effective against cancer than either radiation or immunotherapy alone.

Confocal Laser Endomicroscopy in Pleural Malignancies

Purpose:To date, the different biopsy methods, such as CT-guided pleural biopsy, mediastinal biopsy, endosonography and thoracoscopy have their limitations in diagnosing pleural malignancies, such as mesothelioma. Sampling errors frequently occur resulting in the common histological finding of ‘non-specific pleuritic/fibrosis’, which presents a great uncertainty for clinicians and patients. Confocal laser endomicroscopy (CLE) provides real-time imaging on a cellular level, however data of CLE in pleural malignancies are lacking.

Accelerated Hypofractionated Radiotherapy in the Treatment of Malignant Pleural Mesothelioma (MesoRT)

Purpose:This is a monocentric prospective study of radiotherapy using accelerated hypofractionation with Tomotherapy in Malignant Pleural mesothelioma (MPM) patients after pleurectomy / decortication (P / D) or biopsy. The treatment will be delivered using Tomotherapy, that allows to adopt dose accelerated hypofraction criteria. Treatment duration is 5 consecutive days.

Atezolizumab, Pemetrexed Disodium, Cisplatin, and Surgery With or Without Radiation Therapy in Treating Patients With Stage I-III Pleural Malignant Mesothelioma

Purpose: This phase I pilot trial studies how well atezolizumab, pemetrexed disodium, cisplatin, and surgery with or without radiation therapy in treating patients with stage I-III pleural malignant mesothelioma. monoclonal antibodies, such as atezolizumab, may interfere with the ability of tumor cells to grow and spread. pemetrexed disodium may stop the growth of tumor cells by blocking some of the enzymes needed for cell growth. Drugs used in chemotherapy, such as cisplatin, 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 atezolizumab, pemetrexed disodium, and cisplatin before surgery may make the tumor smaller and reduce the amount of normal tissue that needs to be removed. Giving atezolizumab after surgery may kill any remaining tumor cells.

Last update: January 19, 2018. 04:57:31 pm.