Primary Outcome Measures Objective Response Rate [ Time Frame: From the time of initial response until documented tumor progression or death, whichever occurs first (up to approximately 4 years) ] The number of subjects whose best confirmed objective response is a CR or PR, divided by the number of treated subjects Secondary Outcome Measures Progression-free more
Clinical Trials: 'Pleural Mesothelioma' Category
The aim of this clinical trial is to assess the effect of treatment with a monoclonal antibody called atezolizumab in patients diagnosed with a type of lung cancer called malignant pleural mesothelioma. The efficacy (whether the treatment works), safety and tolerability (side effects of treatment) of atezolizumab plus bevacizumab in combination with standard chemotherapy versus bevacizumab in combination with standard chemotherapy will be investigated.
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
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 catheter – IPC) 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.
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.
Last update: January 19, 2018. 04:57:31 pm.