Clinical Trials

Title Protocol No. & Open Date Open Date Cancer Site Principal Investigator/ Physician Summary
Abbvie M16-298 (MERU) M16-298  03/14/2017  Lung  Moh’d Khushman, MD 

Protocol: A Randomized, Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled Phase 3 Study of Rovalpituzumab Tesirine as Maintenance Therapy Following First-Line Platinum-Based Chemotherapy in Subjects with Extensive Stage Small Cell Lung Cancer (MERU)

Inclusion Criteria:  Histologically or cytologically confirmed advanced or metastatic Small Cell Lung Cancer (SCLC) with documented first disease progression during or following front-line platinum-based systemic regimen;  High Delta-like protein 3 (DLL3) expression defined as having ≥ 75% tumor cells staining positive; Must have measurable disease; must have measurable disease; Recovery to Grade 0 or 1 of any clinically significant toxicity (excluding alopecia) prior to initiation of study drug administration.

Exclusion Criteria:  Documented history of a cerebral vascular event (stroke or transient ischemic attack), unstable angina, myocardial infarction, or cardiac symptoms;  known leptomeningeal metastases; Received more than one prior systemic therapy regimen for SCLC; Serious infection within 2 weeks prior to randomization, including any Grade 3 or higher viral, bacterial, or fungal infection; History of active malignancies other than SCLC within the past 2 years prior to study entry, with the exception of in situ cancer which was curatively treated; Prior exposure to topotecan, irinotecan or any other topoisomerase I inhibitors.


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Abbvie M16-289 (Tahoe) M16-289  03/14/2017  Lung  Moh’d Khushman, MD 

Protocol: A Randomized, Open-Label, Multicenter, Phase 3 Study of Rovalpituzumab Tesirine Compared with Topotecan for Subjects with Advanced or Metastatic DLL3high Small Cell Lung Cancer (SCLC) who have First Disease Progression During or Following Front-Line Platinum-Based Chemotherapy (TAHOE)

Inclusion Criteria:  Histologically or cytologically confirmed advanced or metastatic Small Cell Lung Cancer (SCLC) with documented first disease progression during or following front-line platinum-based systemic regimen;  High Delta-like protein 3 (DLL3) expression defined as having ≥ 75% tumor cells staining positive; Must have measurable disease; must have measurable disease; Recovery to Grade 0 or 1 of any clinically significant toxicity (excluding alopecia) prior to initiation of study drug administration.

Exclusion Criteria:  Documented history of a cerebral vascular event (stroke or transient ischemic attack), unstable angina, myocardial infarction, or cardiac symptoms;  known leptomeningeal metastases; Received more than one prior systemic therapy regimen for SCLC; Serious infection within 2 weeks prior to randomization, including any Grade 3 or higher viral, bacterial, or fungal infection; History of active malignancies other than SCLC within the past 2 years prior to study entry, with the exception of in situ cancer which was curatively treated; Prior exposure to topotecan, irinotecan or any other topoisomerase I inhibitors.


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ADXS001-02 AIM2CERV ADXS11-001  01/10/2017  Cervical  Jennifer Scalici, MD 

Protocol Tiltle: A phase 3 trial of ADXS11-001 administered following chemo-radiation as adjuvant treatment for high risk locally advanced cervical cancer

Inclusion Criteria: Patient must have biopsy confirmed diagnosis of squamous cell, adenocarcinoma, or adenosquamous carcinoma of the cervix; FIGO stage IB2, IIB with biopsy proven pelvic node metastases, 2 or more pelvic nodes by CT or MRI measuring ≥ 1.5 cm in shortest dimension, 2 or more pelvic nodes by PET with SUV ≥ 2.5 cm or all FIGO stage IIIA, IIIB, IVA or any FIGO stage with para-aortic lymph node metastases criteria; must have received CCRT with curative intent according to either institutional or national guidelines with a minimum of at least 4 weeks exposure with cisplatin and a minimum of 40 Gy external beam radiation therapy (EBRT); completion of CCRT, including brachytherapy, defined as the last dose of radionat or chemotherapy, must be completed by no more than 10 weeks prior to the initiation of the screening period; GOG performance scale of 0 or 1

Exclusion Criteria: patient has not achieved disease-free status after completion of CCRT administered with curative intent; has FIGO stage IVB; has histologies other than squamous cell, adenocarcinoma or adenosquamous carcinoma of the cervix; had any concurrent chemotherapy, immunotherapy, biologic or hormonal therapy for other invasive malignancies within 2 years (concurrent use of hormones for non-cancer-related conditions is acceptable); has implanted medical device(s) that pose a high risk for colonization and/or cannot be easily removed; currently receiving or have a known plan to receive in the future a PI3K or TNF inhibitors; has received a live vaccine within 30 days prior to the first dose of study treatment; history of other invasive malignancies within 3 years of randomization; has bilateral hyronephrosis unless at least one side has been stented and renal function fulfills the required inclusion criteria; has known active CNS metastases and/or carcinomatous meningitis; has liver cirrhosis or any other impaired hepatic function as dtermined by serum enzymes; has undergone a previous hysterectomy.

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Alliance A011106 (ALTERNATE) A011106  03/10/2014  Breast  Lynn Dyess, MD 

Protocol Title:  "ALTernate approaches for clinical stage II or III Estrogen Receptor positive breast cancer NeoAdjuvant Treatment (ALTERNATE) in postmenopausal women: A Phase III Study (Alliance A011106)."

Inclusion criteria: ECOG performance status 0-2; Postmenopausal; Pathologic confirmation of invasive breast cancer diagnosed by core needle biopsy; Clinical T2-T4c, any N, M0 invasive breast cancer; estrogen receptor positive with an Allred score of 6, 7 or 8;  Invasive breast cancer is HER2 negative defined as 0 or 1+ by IHC

Exclusion criteria: Inflammatory breast cancer; Surgical axillary staging procedure prior to study entry; Clinical or radiographic evidence of metastatic disease; Hormone replacement therapy of any type, megestrol acetate, or raloxifene within one week prior to registration; Tumor ER Allred score between 0-5 or HER2 positive by IHC (3+)

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Alliance A011202 A011202  09/08/2015  Breast  Lynn Dyess, MD 

Protocol Tiltle:  "A randomized phase III trial comparing axillary lymph node dissection to axillary radiation in breast cancer patients (cT1-3N1) who have positive sentinel lymph node disease after neoadjuvant chemotherapy."

Inclusion Criteria:  ECOG status 0-1. Clinical stage T1-3 N1 M0 breast cancer at diagnosis (prior to the start of neoadjuvant chemotherapy) by American Joint Committee on Cancer (AJCC) staging 7th edition. No inflammatory breast cancer. No other malignancy within 5 years of registration with the exception of basal cell or squamous cell carcinoma of the skin treated with local resection only or carcinoma in situ of the cervix. All patients must have had an axillary ultrasound with fine needle aspiration (FNA) or core needle biopsy of axillary lymph nodes documenting axillary metastasis at the time of diagnosis, prior to or at most 14 days after starting neoadjuvant chemotherapy. Patients must have had estrogen receptor, progesterone receptor and human epidermal growth factor receptor 2 (HER2) status by immunohistochemistry [IHC] and/or fluorescence in situ hybridization [FISH] evaluated on diagnostic core biopsy. Patients with HER-2 positive tumors must have received neoadjuvant trastuzumab, trastuzumab + pertuzumab, or other approved anti-HER-2 therapy (either with all or with a portion of the neoadjuvant chemotherapy regimen). Patients must have completed at least 6 cycles of neoadjuvant chemotherapy consisting of an anthracycline and/or taxane-based regimen without evidence of disease progression in the breast or the lymph nodes.

Exclusion Criteria: Neoadjuvant endocrine or radiation therapy. Sentinel lymph node (SLN) surgery/excisional biopsy for pathological confirmation of axillary status prior to or during neoadjuvant chemotherapy. Prior ipsilateral axillary surgery, such as excisional biopsy of lymph node(s) or treatment of hidradenitis.

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Alliance A021501 A021501  05/09/2017  Pancreatic  William Taylor, MD 

Protocol:  Preoperative Extended Chemotherapy vs. Chemotherapy Plus Hypofractionated Radiation Therapy For Borderline Resectable Adenocarcinoma Of The Head Of The Pancreas

Inclusion Criteria: Cytologic or histologic proof of adenocarcinoma of the pancreatic head or uncinate process; TNM Stage: TX, T1-4N0-1orNxM0;  Must meet any one or more of the following on CT/MRI: 1) An interface is present between the primary tumor and the superior mesenteric vein or portal vein and measures ≥ 180° of the circumference of the vessel wall, 2) Short-segment occlusion of the SMV-PV is present with normal vein above and below the level of obstruction that is amenable to resection and venous reconstruction, 3) Short segment interface (of any degree) is present between tumor and hepatic artery with normal artery proximal and distal to the interface that is amenable to resection and reconstruction, 4) An interface is present between the tumor and superior mesenteric artery or celiac axis measuring < 180° of the circumference of the vessel wall.

 Exclusion Criteria:  Patients with less extensive disease than the above four (4) criteria; Patients with more extensive disease than the above 4 criteria; Any interface between the tumor and the aorta.


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Alliance Prospect N1048  12/03/2015  Rectal  Moh’d Khushman, MD 

Protocol Title:  "A Phase II/III Trial of Neoadjuvant FOLFOX with Selective Use of Combined Modality Chemoradiationversus Preoperative Combined Modality Chemoradiation for Locally Advanced Rectal Cancer Patients Undergoing Low Anterior Resection with Total Mesorectal Excision (PROSPECT)."

Inclusion Criteria: Diagnosis of rectal adenocarcinoma, the standard treatment recommendation in the absence of a clinical trial would be combined modality neoadjuvant chemoradiation followed by curative intent surgical resection.

Exclusion Criteria: Clinical T4 tumors, Evidence that the tumor is adherent to or invading the mesorectal fascia on imaging studies such that the surgeon would not be able to perform an RO resection (one with negative margins). Chemotherapy within 5 years prior to registration, Exceptions are colonic polyps, non-melanoma skin cancer or carcinoma-in-situ of the cervix

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AstraZeneca Solo3 Solo 3  03/01/2015  Ovarian  Jennifer Scalici, MD 

Protocol Title:  "A Phase III, Open Label, Randomized, Controlled, Multi-centre Study to assess the efficacy and safety of Olaparib Monotherapy versus Physician’s Choice Single Agent Chemotherapy in the Treatment of Platinum Sensitive Relapsed Ovarian Cancer in Patients carrying germline BRCA1/2 Mutations."

Inclusion Criteria:  Patients must be >18 years of age, Female patients with histologically diagnosed relapsed high grade serous ovarian cancer or high grade endometroid cancer, Documented germline mutation in BRCA1 or BRCA2 that is predicted to be deleterious or suspected deleterious, At least one lesion that can be accurately assessed at baseline by CT/MRI and is suitable for repeated assessment, Patients must have received at least 2 previous lines of chemotherapy for ovarian cancer randomization, Patients must be partially platinum sensitive or platinum sensitive, patients must have a life expectancy >16 weeks.

Exclusion Criteria: BRCA 1 and/or BRCA2 mutations that are considered to be non-detrimental, Exposure to an investigational product within 30 days, Any previous treatment with a PARP inhibitor including olaparib, Patients who have platinum resistant or refractory disease defined as progression during or within 6 months of the last platinum based chemotherapy, Patients receiving any systemic chemotherapy within 3 weeks prior to start of study treatment or radiotherapy within 2 weeks prior to start of study treatment, Patients with myelodysplastic syndrome/treatment related acute myeloid leukemia (t-AML) or with features suggestive of MDS/AML, Patients with symptomatic uncontrolled brain metastases, Major surgery within 2 weeks of starting study treatment, Patients unable to swallow orally administered medication and patients with gastrointestinal disorders, Breast feeding women, Patients with known active hepatitis B or C or HIV, Previous allogeneic bone marrow transplant or double umbilical cord blood transplantation.

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BMS 209-812 BMS 209-812  10/12/2017  Hodgkin Lymphoma  Thaddeus Beeker, MD 

Protocol Title:  A Study of Nivolumab Plus Brentuximab Vedotin Versus Brentuximab Vedotin Alone in Patients With Advanced Stage Classical Hodgkin Lymphoma, Who Are Relapsed/ Refractory or Who Are Not Eligible for Autologous Stem Cell Transplant, (CheckMate 812)


Inclusion Criteria: Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group (ECOG) performance status (PS) 0 or 1; Participants must have a pathologic diagnosis of classical Hodgkin lymphoma (cHL) who are relapsed or refractory with one of the following: 1) Autologous stem cell transplant (ASCT) ineligible patients; 2) Patients after failure of ASCT; Must have at least one lesion that is > 15 mm (1.5 cm) in the longest diameter and avid by Fluoro Deoxy Glucose (FDG) Positron Emission Tomography (PET) scan.


Exclusion Criteria: Known central nervous system lymphoma; Participants with nodular lymphocyte-predominant Hodgkin lymphoma (HL); Participants with known history of pancreatitis or progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy (PML)


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Calithera CX-839-007 CX-839-007  07/14/2017  Breast  Carole Norden, MD 

Protocol: A Multicenter Phase 2 Study of the Glutaminase Inhibitor CB-839 in Comination with Paclitaxel in Patients with Advanced Triple Negative Breast Cancer (TNBC) Including Patients of African Ancestry and Non-African Ancestry

 Inclusion Criteria: Meets criteria for 1 of the 4 defined study cohorts; TNBC defined as ER and PR negative (<1%) and HER-2 negative (FISH negative or IHC 0-1+);  Metastatic disease or locally-advanced disease not amenable to curative intent treatment; Adequate hepatic, renal, cardiac, and hematologic function; ECOG performance status 0-1; Recovery to baseline or ≤ Grade 1 CTCAE.

 Exclusion Criteria: Known brain metastases or CNS cancer unless adequately treated with radiotherapy and/or surgery and stable for ≥ 2 mo; Unable to receive oral medications; Known hypersensitivity to Cremophor®-based agents; Major surgery within 28 days of C1D1.


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Caris Registry TCREG-001-00-V2-1209  09/16/2013  Solid Tumor  Michael Finan, MD 

Protocol Title: "A Registry of Caris Life Sciences Molecular Intelligence™ Service (Biomarker Assessment Results) Intended for Correlation with Cancer Clinical Outcomes."

Inclusion Criteria: Age greater than or equal to 19 years; Solid Tumor analyzed by Caris Molecular Intelligence™ Service Profile(s) and/or Next-Generation Sequencing

Exclusion Criteria: Individual test orders, defined as single biomarker assessment; prisoners-patients

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Celgene HEOR-PANC-ABX-USA-0804161 0804161  11/30/2017  Pancreatic  Thomas W. Butler, MD 

Protocol Title:  "A Prospective Quality of Life Study in Metastatic Pancreatic Cancer"


Inclusion Criteria:  Aged ≥ 18 years; Able to read, comprehend, and complete questionnaires and interview in English; Has access to an internet-connected computer/ tablet/ smart-phone; Has clinician-confirmed diagnosis of metastatic (not locally advanced) adenocarcinoma of the pancreas; Treatment: Patient is receiving either Abraxane plus gemcitabine (A/G) or FOLFIRINOX (FFX) as a first line therapy for metastatic pancreatic cancer (may include modified FFX or A/G); Stage of treatment: Patient has not been on therapy for more than one month (i.e, 3 doses of Abraxane; or 2 doses of fluorouracil [5 FU]) (you may include patients who are due to start therapy within the next 6 weeks); Written informed consent given prior to any study-related procedures


Exclusion Criteria:  Has a mental or physical condition that would prevent completion of questionnaires or participation in interviews; Pancreatic cancer has metastasized to the brain; Has another primary malignancy with the exception of: squamous cell carcinoma of the skin, in-situ carcinoma of the cervix, uteri, nonmelanomatous skin cancer, carcinoma in-situ of the breast, or incidental histological finding of prostate cancer (TNM stage of T1a or T1b); Currently enrolled in any other cancer-related interventional study or quality of life (QOL) study (registry studies and post-marketing safety studies are permitted);  Documented history in the past 12 months of alcohol or other substance abuse

Chiltern Sotio SP005 SP005  11/01/2014  Prostate  David Clarkson, MD 

Prostate Title:  "A Randomized, Double Blind, Multicenter, Parallel-Group, Phase III Study to Evaluate Efficacy and Safety of DCVAC/PCa Versus Placebo in Men with Metastatic Castration Resistant Prostate Cancer Eligible for 1st Line Chemotherapy."

Inclusion Criteria: Histologically or cytologically confirmed prostate adenocarcinoma; Presence of skeletal or soft-tissue/visceral/nodal metastasis; ECOG Performance status 0-2. Disease progression despite ADT as indicated by:  PSA increase that is ≥ 2 mg/mL and ≥ 25% above the minimum PSA as reached during ADT or above the pre-treatment level OR Progression of measurable lymph nodes (≥ 15mm) or visceral lesion measurable

Exclusion Criteria:  Confirmed brain and/or leptomeningeal metastases; Current symptomatic cord compression; Prior chemotherapy for prostate cancer; Treatment with anti-androgens, inhibitors of adrenal-produced androgens or other hormonal tumor-focused treatment performed on the day of screening or within previous four weeks

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ECOG-ACRIN EA1131 EA1131  09/21/2015  Breast  Carole Norden, MD 

Protocol Tiltle:  "A Randomized Phase III Post-Operative Trial of Platinum Based Chemotherapy Vs. Capecitabine in Patients with Residual Triple-Negative Basal-Like Breast Cancer following Neoadjuvant Chemotherapy."

Inclusion Criteria: ECOG performance status 0 or 1 within 2 weeks prior to screening, Female and male patients must have histologically confirmed triple negative (estrogen receptor negative [ER-]/progesterone receptor negative [PR-]/human epidermal growth factor receptor-2 negative [HER2-]) invasive breast cancer, clinical stage II-III at diagnosis (American Joint Committee on Cancer [AJCC] 7th edition) based on initial evaluation by clinical examination and/or breast imaging, Patients must have completed neoadjuvant taxane +/- anthracycline; patients must NOT have received cisplatin or carboplatin or capecitabine as part of their neoadjuvant therapy regimen, Must have completed definitive resection of primary tumor, Post neoadjuvant chemotherapy, patients must be found to have residual invasive cancer in the breast at the time of definitive surgery; residual cancer is defined as a contiguous focus of residual invasive cancer, in the breast, measuring >= 1 cm in diameter, and with more than minimal cellularity, as per local pathologist determination, Post-mastectomy radiotherapy is required for all patients with: Primary tumor >= 5 cm (prior to neoadjuvant chemotherapy [clinically] or at the time of definitive surgery) or involvement of 4 or more lymph nodes at the time of definitive surgery & or patients with primary tumors < 5 cm or with < 4 involved lymph nodes prior to neoadjuvant chemotherapy and at the time of definitive surgery, provision of post-mastectomy radiotherapy is at the discretion of the treating physician, Breast radiotherapy (whole breast or partial) is required for patients who underwent breast-conserving therapy, including lumpectomy or partial mastectomy, Laboratory values must be obtained within 8 weeks prior to screening for protocol therapy, Hemoglobin (Hgb) > 9.0 g/dL, Platelets > 100 mm^3, Absolute neutrophil count (ANC) > 1500 mm^3, Calculated creatinine clearance of > 50 mL/min using the Cockcroft-Gault formula, Bilirubin =< 1.5 x ULN upper limit of normal (except in patients with documented Gilbert's disease, who must have a total bilirubin =< 3.0 mg/dL), Aspartate aminotransferase (AST, serum glutamic oxaloacetic transaminase [SGOT]) =< 2.5 x upper limit of normal (ULN), Alanine aminotransferase (ALT, serum glutamate pyruvate transaminase [SGPT]) =< 2.5 x ULN, No stage IV (metastatic) disease, however no specific staging studies are required in the absence of symptoms or physical exam findings that would suggest distant disease, No clinically significant infections as judged by the treating investigator, Patients with active >= Common Terminology Criteria for Adverse Events (CTCAE) version (v.) 4 grade 2 neuropathy are ineligible, Adjuvant chemotherapy after surgery other than that specified in this protocol is not allowed; luteinizing hormone-releasing hormone (LHRH) agonists and adjuvant bisphosphonate or denosumab use is allowed, Patients must have archived formalin-fixed paraffin-embedded (FFPE) tumor tissue specimen from the residual disease on the definitive surgical specimen available for PAM50 analysis for stratification.

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Eli Lilly I4T-MC-JVDD I4T-MC-JVDD  03/25/2016  Gastric (Stomach)  Moh’d Khushman, MD 

Protocol Title:  "Safety and Effectiveness of Ramucirumab in Patients with Advanced Gastric Cancer in European Union and North America:  A prospective Observational Registry."

Inclusion Criteria:  Advanced gastric cancer or GEJ adenocarcinoma that has progressed after prior chemotherapy and have initiated Ramucirumab treatment.

Exclusion Criteria:  Received more than 1 line of chemotherapy for advanced gastric or GEJ, or currently participating in any other study.


Genentech CO39722 CO39722  11/07/2017  Melanoma  Arthur Frankel, MD 

Protocol: A Study of Cobimetinib Plus Atezolizumab Versus Pembrolizumab in Participants With Previously Untreated Advanced BRAFv600 Wild-Type Melanoma

Inclusion Criteria:  Histologically confirmed Stage IV (metastatic) or unresectable Stage IIIc (locally advanced) melanoma; Naive to prior systemic anti-cancer therapy for melanoma; Documentation of BRAFV600 wild-type status in melanoma tumor tissue through use of a clinical mutation test approved by the local health authority; A representative, formalin-fixed, paraffin-embedded (FFPE) tumor specimen in a paraffin block (preferred) or 20 slides containing unstained, freshly cut, serial sections must be submitted along with an associated pathology report prior to study entry. Measurable disease according to Response Evaluation Criteria in Solid Tumors (RECIST) v1.1; Age >=18 years at time of signing Informed Consent Form; Histologically or cytologically confirmed BRAFV600 wild-type melanoma; Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group (ECOG) Performance Status of 0 or 1; Life expectancy >=3 months; Adequate hematologic and end-organ function; For women of childbearing potential: agreement to remain abstinent or use at least two forms of effective contraceptive with a failure rate of < 1% per year during the treatment period and for at least 3 months after the last dose of cobimetinib and at least 5 months after the last dose of atezolizumab or pembrolizumab; For men: agreement to remain abstinent (refrain from heterosexual intercourse) or use contraceptive measures (e.g. condom), and agreement to refrain from donating sperm, for at least 3 months after the last dose of cobimetinib; Willingness and ability of participants to use an electronic device to report selected study outcomes


Exclusion Criteria:  Inability to swallow medications; Malabsorption condition that would alter the absorption of orally administered medications; Pregnancy, breastfeeding, or intention of becoming pregnant during the study; History of severe hypersensitivity reactions to components of the cobimetinib, atezolizumab, or pembrolizumab formulations; Current or recent treatment with therapeutic antibiotics, live attenuated vaccines or systemic immunostimulatory/immunosuppressive medication; Any serious medical condition or abnormality in clinical laboratory tests that, in the investigator's judgment, precludes the patient's safe participation in and completion of the study Cancer-Related Exclusion Criteria; Ocular melanoma; Major surgery or radiotherapy within 21 days prior to Day 1 of Cycle 1 or anticipation of needing such procedure while receiving study treatment; Uncontrolled tumor-related pain; Uncontrolled pleural effusion, pericardial effusion, or ascites requiring repeated drainage more than once every 28 days; Active or untreated central nervous system (CNS) metastases Exclusions Related to Cardiovascular Disease; Unstable angina, new-onset angina within last 3 months, myocardial infarction within the last 6 months prior to Day 1 of Cycle 1, or current congestive heart failure classified as New York Heart Association Class II or higher; Left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF) below institutional lower limit of normal or <50%, whichever is lower; Poorly controlled hypertension; History or presence of an abnormal electrocardiogram (ECG) including complete left bundle branch block, second- or third degree heart block, or evidence of prior myocardial infarction Exclusions Related to Infections; HIV infection; Active tuberculosis infection; Severe infections within 4 weeks prior to Day 1 of Cycle 1, including, but not limited to, hospitalization for complications of infection, bacteremia, or severe pneumonia; Signs or symptoms of clinically relevant infection within 2 weeks prior to Day 1 of Cycle 1; Treatment with oral or IV antibiotics within 2 weeks prior to Day 1 of Cycle 1; Active or chronic viral hepatitis B or C infection Exclusions Related to Ocular Disease; Known risk factors for ocular toxicity Exclusions Related to Autoimmune Conditions and Immunomodulatory Drugs; Active or history of autoimmune disease or immune deficiency; Prior allogeneic stem cell or solid organ transplantation; History of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis, organizing pneumonia, drug-induced or idiopathic pneumonitis, or evidence of active pneumonitis on screening chest CT scan; Treatment with systemic immunosuppressive medications within 2 weeks prior to Day 1, Cycle 1 Exclusions Related to Other Medical Conditions or Medications; Active malignancy (other than melanoma) or a prior malignancy within the past 3 years; Any Grade >=3 hemorrhage or bleeding event within 28 days of Day 1 of Cycle 1; History of stroke, reversible ischemic neurological defect, or transient ischemic attack within 6 months prior to Day 1; Proteinuria >3.5 gm/24 hr; Consumption of foods, supplements, or drugs that are strong or moderate CYP3A4 enzyme inducers or inhibitors at least 7 days prior to Day 1 of Cycle 1 and during study treatment


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Gradalis CL-PTL-126 CL-PTL-126  03/17/2017  Ovarian  Rodney Rocconi, MD 

Protocol: A Randomized, Intra-patient Crossover, Safety,Biomarker and Anti-Tumor Activity Assessment of the Combination of Atezolizumab and Vigil in Patients with Advanced Gynecological Cancers

Inclusion Criteria: Successful manufacturing of at least 4 vials of Vigil; Failure to meet the eligibililty criteria for Protocol CL-PTL-119 due to i) histology of ovarian cancer and failure to achieve a complete clinical response following primary debulking surgery and standard paclitaxel/carboplatin therapy OR, ii) a histologic diagnosis of another gynecologic malignancy which is not ovarian cancer; ECOG performance status (PS) ≤ 1; Estimated survival ≥ 6 months; Measureable or evaluable disease; Adequate organ and bone marrow function.

Exclusion Criteria: Rceived more than two additional chemotherapy regimens for platinum resistant/refractory ovarian cancer, after their initial treatment with paclitaxel/carboplatin, OR have received more than two additional chemotherapy regimens for the treatment of another gynecologic malignancy; Participation in another clinical study with an investigational product within the last 3 weeks prior to study start; Patients with autoimmune diseases are excluded from enrollment with the exception of patients with hypothyroidism on stable thyroxine replacement, and patients with T1DM on stable insulin replacement; Receipt of steroid therapy within the 2 weeks of the first dose of study therapy; Post-surgery complication; Any condition that, in the opinion of the investigator, would interfere with evaluation of study treatment or interpretation of patient safety or study results.


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Halozyme HALO 109-301 HALO 109-301  05/25/2016  Pancreatic  William Taylor, MD 

Protocol Title:  "Phase 3, Randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled, Multicenter Study of PEGylated Recombinant Human Hyaluronidase (PEGPH20) in Combination with Nab-Paclitaxel plus Gemcitabine Compared with Placebo Plus nab-paclitaxel and Gemcitabine in subjects with Hyaluronan-high Stage IV previously Untreated Pancreatic Ductal Adenocarcinoma."

Inclusion Criteria:  Stage 4 pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma with histological confirmation via archived or fresh core biopsy/ HA-high based ; 1 measurable lesion, If adjuvant treatment received recurrence must be >6 months after last dose; ECOG 0-1; life expectance > 3 months; adequate lab values

Exclusion Criteria:  Evidence of DVT/ PE or other known TE event, no previous treatment for metastatic disease, known CNS mets, NYHA class III or IV cardiac disease, no MI, CVA or TIA in last 12 months, known HIV, Hepatitis B or C; current use of megestrol acetate (10 day wash out) no immunization with live vaccine up to 2 wks prior to day 1.  Hypersensitivity to PEGPH20, gemcitabine and nab-paclitaxel.

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INCB INCB 01158-101  12/04/2017  Solid Tumor  Sachin Pai, MD 

Protocol Title: Safety, Pharmacokinetics, and Pharmacodynamics of Escalating Oral Doses of the Arginase Inhibitor INCB001158 (formerly known as CB-1158) as a Single Agent and in Combination with Immune Checkpoint Therapy in Patients with Advanced/Metastatic Solid Tumors.


Inclusion Criteria: Must be age 18 or older; Ability to provide written informed consent in accordance with federal, local, and institutional guidelines; Histological or cytological diagnosis of metastatic cancer or locally advanced cancer that is not amenable to local therapy; Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group (ECOG) Performance Status of 0-1; Life Expectancy of at least 3 months; Adequate hepatic, renal, cardiac, and hematologic function; Measurable disease by RECISTv1.1 criteria; Resolution of treatment-related toxicities; Willingness to avoid pregnancy or fathering children; Prior anti-PD-1 treatment for combination dose expansion cohorts 3a - 3d.


Exclusion Criteria: Currently pregnant or lactating; Unable to receive oral medications; Unable to receive oral or IV hydration; Intolerance to prior anti-PD-1/PD-L1 therapy; Prior anti-PD-1 treatment for combination dose expansion cohorts 3e - 3h; Prior severe hypersensitivity reaction to another monoclonal antibody (mAb); Any other current or previous malignancy within 3 years except protocol allowed malignancies; Chemotherapy, Tyrosine Kinase Inhibitor therapy, radiation therapy or hormonal therapy within 2 weeks; Immunotherapy or biological therapy, or investigational agent within 3 weeks (Note: some cohort exceptions allow anti-PD-1 therapy); Active known or suspected exclusionary autoimmune disease; Any condition requiring systemic treatment with either corticosteroids (> 10 mg daily prednisone equivalent) or other systemic immunosuppressive medications within 2 weeks; Concomitant therapy with valproic acid/valproate-containing therapies; Concomitant therapy with allopurinol and other xanthine oxidase inhibitors; History of known risks factors for bowel perforation; Symptomatic ascites or pleural effusion; Major surgery within 28 days before Cycle 1 Day 1; Active infection requiring within 2 weeks prior to first dose of study drug; Patients who have HIV, Hepatitis B or C; Conditions that could interfere with treatment or protocol-related procedures; Active, non-stable brain metastases or CNS disease; Known deficiencies or suspected defect in the urea cycle; Received live-virus vaccination within 30 days (seasonal flu vaccine allowed if non-live virus); NSCLC with EGFR or ALK mutation.


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MATCH (EAY131) EAY131  05/19/2016  Solid Tumor  Rodney Rocconi, MD 

Protocol Title:  "Targeted therapy directed by genetic testing in treating patients with advanced refractory solid tumors or lymphomas."

Inclusion Criteria: Patients must have histologically documented solid tumors or histologically confirmed diagnosis of lymphoma that has progressed following at least one line of standard systemic therapy. Patients must have tumor amenable to image guided or direct vision biopsy and be willing and able to undergo a tumor biopsy for molecular profiling; biopsy must not be considered to be more than minimal risk to the patient. Presence of one or more of the specific “actionable” mutations/amplifications of interest (see protocol).

Exclusion Criteria:  Patients who require coumadin derivative anticoagulants, except low weight heparin for prophylactic use; uncontrolled illnesses including CHF, unstable angina, arrhythmia, cardiac metastases. Any prior radiotherapy or major surgery unless > 4 weeks prior to study treatment. Palliative radiation must be completed at least 2 weeks prior to study enrollment.

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NRG BR005 BR005  05/09/2017  Breast  Lynn Dyess, MD 

Protocol: A Phase II Trial Assessing the Accuracy of Tumor Bed Biopsies in Predicting Pathologic Response in Patients with Clinical/Radiologic Complete Response after Neoadjuvant Chemotherapy in Order to Explore the Feasibility of Breast Conserving Treatment without Surgery

Inclusion Criteria: (ECOG) performance status of 0 or 1; must have had ER analysis performed on the primary breast tumor collected prior to neoadjuvant therapy; must have had HER2 testing performed on the primary breast tumor collected prior to neoadjuvant chemotherapy; must have a biopsy marker placed within the tumor bed with imaging confirmation; Patients with operable focal or multifocal and who have completed neoadjuvant chemotherapy with a clinical complete response; achieved a complete or near complete radiologic tumor response on breast imaging with mammogram, ultrasound, and MRI; must be undergoing breast conserving therapy.

Exclusion Criteria:T4 tumors including inflammatory breast cancer;  metastatic disease; Lumpectomy performed prior to study entry;  history of prior radiation therapy in the affected breast;  synchronous ipsilateral invasive breast cancer or any prior history of ipsilateral invasive breast cancer; invasive lobular carcinoma; have multicentric disease; treated with neoadjuvant hormonal therapy only; atients without breast biopsy marker documented by imaging at tumor bed site prior to initiation of neoadjuvant therapy.


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NRG GI002 GI002  04/11/2017  Rectal  Clayton Smith, MD 

Protocol: A Phase II Clinical Trial Platform of Sensitization Utilizing Total Neoadjuvant Therapy (TNT) in Rectal Cancer

Inclusion Criteria:Diagnosis of adenocarcinoma of the rectum with the major portion of the tumor intact; The tumor must be clinically determined to be locally advanced stage II or stage III rectal cancer; At least two (2) untreated core biopsy specimens from the untreated tumor (formalin-fixed, paraffin-embedded [FFPE]) must have been collected previously and be available for submission per protocol requirements.

Exclusion Criteria: Rectal cancer histology other than adenocarcinoma; Definitive clinical or radiologic evidence of metastatic disease; History of prior invasive rectal malignancy, regardless of disease-free interval; Cardiac disease that would preclude the use of any of the drugs included in the GI002 treatment regimen; Sensory or motor neuropathy >= grade 2; Active inflammatory bowel disease; Active seizure disorder uncontrolled by medication; Any antineoplastic therapy for this cancer before randomization; Synchronous colon cancer; Other invasive malignancy within 5 years before randomization; exceptions are colonic polyps, non-melanoma skin cancer or carcinoma-in-situ of the cervix; Chemotherapy within 5 years before randomization.


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NRG GY004 NRG GY004  03/08/2016  Ovarian  Rodney Rocconi, MD 

Protocol Title:  "A Phase III study comparing single-agent olaparib or the combination of cediranib and olaparib to standard platinum-based chemotherapy in women with recurrent platinum-sensitive ovarian, fallopian tube, or primary peritoneal cancer."

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NRG LU002 LU002  05/24/2017  Lung  Weisi Yan, MD 

Protocol: Maintenance Systemic Therapy Versus Consolidative Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy (SBRT) Plus Maintenance Systemic Therapy For Limited Metastatic Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer (NSCLC): A Randomized Phase II/III Trial 

Inclusion Criteia: Zubrod performance status 0, 1, or 2 within 30 days prior to registration; must have received first-line/induction chemotherapy (4 cycles) and achieved stable disease or a partial response; Prior systemic chemotherapy as part of concurrent treatment approach for previously diagnosed stage III NSCLC; Prior radiotherapy for patients with brain metastases prior to enrollment is acceptable;must have measurable disease at baseline and 3 or fewer discrete, extracranial metastatic disease sites that are technically amenable to SBRT.

Exclusion Criteria: Clinical or radiologic evidence of untreated and/or progressive brain metastases; Cutaneous metastasis of NSCLC; Metastatic disease invading the esophagus, stomach, intestines, or mesenteric lymph nodes; Prior invasive malignancy unless disease free for a minimum of one year;  receiving targeted therapy; progressed in previous areas of primary disease that received definitive doses of radiation; more than 3 discrete locations of extra-cranial metastatic disease after first-line systemic therapy requiring more than 3 SBRT plans to cover these distinct metastatic disease entities; Acute bacterial or fungal infection requiring intravenous antibiotics at the time of registration.


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NRG-GU003 GU003  12/08/2017  Prostate  Clayton Smith, MD 



Inclusion Criteria: PRIOR TO STEP 1 REGISTRATION- Adenocarcinoma of the prostate treated primarily with radical prostatectomy; Any type of radical prostatectomy will be permitted, including retropubic, perineal, laparoscopic, or robotically assisted;  no time limit for the date of radical prostatectomy;One of the following pathologic T-classifications: pT2 or pT3; Patients with positive surgical margins are eligible; One of the following pathologic N-classifications: pN0, pNX; If a lymph node dissection is performed, the number of lymph nodes removed per side of the pelvis and the extent of the pelvic lymph node dissection (obturator versus (vs.) extended lymph node dissection) should be noted whenever possible; No clinical evidence of regional lymph node metastasis; Computed tomography (CT) (with contrast if renal function is acceptable; a noncontrast CT is permitted if the patient is not a candidate for contrast), magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), nodal sampling, or dissection of the pelvis within 120 days prior to step 1 registration; Patients with pelvic lymph nodes equivocal or questionable by imaging are eligible if the nodes are =< 1 cm in the short axis; A post-radical prostatectomy study entry PSA >= 45 days after prostatectomy and within 30 days prior to step 1, < 2.0 ng/mL; No evidence of a local recurrence in the prostate fossa  within 60 days prior to step 1 registration; Patients with equivocal or questionable DRE findings should have an MRI of the pelvis to exclude the presence of a prostate fossa mass; Patients with equivocal or questionable exam findings by DRE or MRI are eligible if a biopsy of the lesion is negative for tumor; No evidence of bone metastases (M0) on bone scan (Na F positron emission tomography (PET)/CT is an acceptable substitute) within 120 days prior to step 1 registration; Equivocal bone scan findings are allowed if plain films and/or MRI are negative for metastasis; Zubrod performance status 0-1 within 60 days prior to step 1 registration; The patient or a legally authorized representative must provide study-specific informed consent prior to step 1 registration; Willingness and ability to complete the Expanded Prostate Cancer Index Composite (EPIC-26) questionnaire; Only English and French-speaking patients are eligible to participate; PRIOR TO STEP 2 REGISTRATION- The EPIC-26 must be completed in full and entered within 10 business days after step 1 registration; NRG Oncology Statistical and Data Management Center has 3 business days to score the results and send a notification to the site to proceed to step 2 randomization.


Exclusion Criteria: A post-prostatectomy PSA nadir >= 0.2 ng/mL AND Gleason >= 7; pT2 with a negative surgical margin and PSA < 0.1 ng/mL;androgen deprivation therapy started prior to prostatectomy for > 6 months (180 days) duration; Androgen deprivation therapy started after prostatectomy and prior to step 1 registration for > 6 weeks (42 days); Neoadjuvant chemotherapy before or after prostatectomy; Prior invasive (except non-melanoma skin cancer) malignancy unless disease-free for a minimum of 3 years and not in the pelvis; (for example, carcinoma in situ of the oral cavity is permissible if disease free for a minimum of 3 years; however, patients with prior history of bladder cancer are not allowed no matter the disease free duration); prior hematological (e.g., leukemia, lymphoma, myeloma) malignancy is not allowed; Previous chemotherapy for any other disease site if given within 3 years prior to step 1; Prior radiotherapy, including brachytherapy, to the region of the study cancer that would result in overlap of radiation therapy treatment volumes; Severe, active co-morbidity, defined as follows: Unstable angina and/or congestive heart failure requiring hospitalization within the last 6 months, Transmural myocardial infarction within the last 6 months, Acute bacterial or fungal infection requiring intravenous antibiotics at the time of step 1 registration, Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease exacerbation or other respiratory illness requiring hospitalization or precluding study therapy at the time of step 1 registration, Severe hepatic disease, defined as a diagnosis of Child-Pugh class B or C hepatic disease, Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) positive with cluster of differentiation (CD)4 count < 200 cells/microliter; note that patients who are HIV positive are eligible, provided they are under treatment with highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART) and have a CD4 count >= 200 cells/microliter within 30 days prior to registration; note also that HIV testing is not required for eligibility for this protocol, End-stage renal disease (ie, on dialysis or dialysis has been recommended), Prior allergic reaction to the study drugs involved in this protocol, History of inflammatory bowel disease, prior bowel surgeries (or colostomy) for any reason, or prior partial/radical cystectomy for any reason


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ONT-380-206 ONT-380-206  10/31/2016  Breast  Carole Norden, MD 

Protocol Title:  Phase 2 Randomized, Double-Blinded, Controlled Study of ONT-380 vs Placebo in Combination With Capecitabine and Trastuzumab in Patients With Pretreated Unresectable Locally Advanced or Metastatic HER2+ Breast Carcinoma (HER2CLIMB).

Inclusion Criteria:  Patient must have histologically confirmed HER2+ breast carcinoma; have received previous treatment with taxane, trastuzumab, pertuzumab, and T-DM1; have progression of unresectable locally advanced or metastatic breast cancer after last systemic therapy; have measure or non-measurable disease assessable by RECIST 1.1; ECOG status of 0 or 1; life expectancy of at least 6 months; have adequate hepatic function; have creatinine clearance ≥ 50 mL/min; INR and aPTT ≤ 1.5 x ULN unless on medication know to alter INR and aPTT (note: Warfarin is a prohibited con med); LVEF ≥ 50% as assessed by ECHO or MUGA documented within 4 weeks prior to first dose of study medication; no evidence of brain metastases; untreated CNS brain metastases not needing immediate local therapy; previous treated brain metastases.

Exclusion Criteria:  Patient has been treated with lapatinib within 12 hours of starting study treatment or neratinib, afatinib, or other investigational HER2/EGFR or HER2 TKI at any time previously; previously been treated with capecitabine for metastatic disease; history of exposure to Doxorubicin or liposomal doxorubicin > 360 mg/m2, Epirubicin > 720 mg/m2, Mitoxantrone > 120 mg/m2, Idarubicin > 90 mg/m2, Other anthracyclines (e.g., liposomal doxorubicin) > the equivalent of 360 mg/m2 of doxorubicin; history of allergic reactions to trastuzumab, capecitabine or ONT-380; has received treatment with any systemic anti-cancer thereapy, non-CNS radiation, or experimental agent ≤ 3 weeks of first dose of study treatment; have any toxicity related to prior cancer therapies that has not resolved to ≤ grade 1; clinically significant cardiac disease; have known myocardial infarction or unstable angina within 6 months prior to study treatment; known carrier of Hepatitis B or C; HIV positive; require therapy with warfarin or other coumarin derivatives; have known dihydropyrimidine dehydrogenase deficiency; have used a strong CYP3A4 inducer or inhibitor within 3 elimination half-lives of the inhibitor or inducer prior to first dose of study treatment; and untreated lesions > 2.0 cm in size; ongoing use of systemic corticosteroids for control of symptoms of SNC metastases <28 days prior to first dose; any lesion thought to require immediate local therapy; known leptomeningeal disease; poorly controlled seizures


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PALLAS PALLAS AFT-05  09/01/2016  Breast  Carole Norden, MD 

Protocol Title:  "A randomized phase III trial of Palbociclib with standard adjuvant endocrine therapy versus standard adjuvant endocrine therapy alone for hormone receptor positive (HR+) / human epidermal growth factor receptor 2 (HER2)-negative early breast cancer."

Inclusion Criteria: ECOG performance status 0-1; pre and postmenapausal women or men with stage II (Stage IIA limited to a max of 100 patients) or stage III early invasive breast cancer; patients with multicentric and/or multifocal and/or bilateral early invasive breast cancer whose histopathologically examined tumors all meet pathologic criteria for ER+ and/or PR+ and HER2-; patients must have undergone breast surgery for current malignancy; patients must be after last dose of chemotherapy and/or biologic therapy; patients must be after last dose of radiotherapy; patients must have sufficient resolution of any surgical side effects; patients must either be initiating or already started adjuvant hormonal treatment; patients who received neoadjuvant endocrine therapy are eligible as long as they are enrolled within 12 months of initial histological diagnosis and after completing no more than 6 months of adjuvant endocrine therapy

Exclusion Criteria: Prior therapy with any CDK inhibitor; patients with stage I or IV breast cancer; history of allergic reaction attributed to compounds of chemical or biologic composition similar to palbociclib


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Regeneron R2810-ONC-1676/ GOG 3016 R2810-ONC-1676/ GOG 3016  09/28/2017  Cervical  Rodney Rocconi, MD 

Protocol Title:  An Open-Label, Randomized, Phase 3 Clinical Trial of REGN2810 Versus Therapy of Investigator's Choice Chemotherapy in Recurrent or Metastatic Platinum-Refractory Cervical Carcinoma


Inclusion Criteria: Recurrent, persistent, and/or metastatic cervical cancer, for which there is not a curative intent option (surgery or radiation therapy with or without chemotherapy). Acceptable histologies are squamous carcinoma, adenocarcinoma, and adenosquamous carcinoma. Sarcomas and neuro-endocrine carcinomas are not eligible histologies; Tumor progression or recurrence within 6 months of last dose of platinum therapy that was used to treat metastatic, persistent or recurrent cervical cancer; Patient must have measurable disease as defined by RECIST 1.1.; ECOG performance status ≤1;  Adequate organ or bone marrow function; Received prior bevacizumab therapy or had clinically documented reason why not administered; Received prior paclitaxel therapy or had clinically documented reason why not administered


Exclusion Criteria: Ongoing or recent (within 5 years) evidence of significant autoimmune disease that required treatment with systemic immunosuppressive treatments; Prior treatment with an agent that blocks the PD-1/PD-L1 pathway; Prior treatment with systemic immune modulating agents (other than anti-PD-1/PD-L1 agents) that was within 28 days prior to enrollment, or within 90 days prior to enrollment if there was an immune related adverse event, or associated with toxicity that resulted in discontinuation of the immune modulating agent; Active or untreated brain metastases; Immunosuppressive corticosteroid doses (>10 mg prednisone daily or equivalent) within 4 weeks prior to the first dose of REGN2810; Active infection requiring therapy; History of pneumonitis within the last 5 years; Documented allergic or acute hypersensitivity reaction attributed to antibody treatments; Known allergy to doxycycline or other tetracycline antibiotics; Concurrent history of malignancy other than cervical cancer within 3 years of first planned dose of REGN2810, except for tumors with negligible risk of metastasis


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RTOG 0924 RTOG 0924  02/11/2014  Prostate  Weisi Yan, MD 

Protocol Title:  "Androgen Deprivation Therapy and High Dose Radiotherapy With or Without Whole-Pelvic Radiotherapy in Unfavorable Intermediate or Favorable High Risk Prostate Cancer: A Phase III Randomized Trial."

Inclusion Criteria: Pathologically proven diagnosis of prostatic adenocarcinoma within 180 days of registration; clinically negative lymph nodes as established by imaging within 90 days prior to registration; no evidence of bone metastases; Zubrod performance status 0-1

Exclusion Criteria: Prior invasive (except non-melanoma skin cancer) malignancy unless disease-free for 3 years; previous radical surgery (prostatectomy) or cryosurgery for prostate cancer

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RTOG 1119 RTOG 1119  03/11/2014  Breast  Weisi Yan, MD 

Protocol Title:  "Phase II Randomized Study of Whole Brain Radiotherapy/Stereotactic Radiosurgery in Combination With Concurrent Lapatinib in Patients With Brain Metastasis From HER2-Positive Breast Cancer: A Collaborative Study of NRG Oncology and KROG."

Inclusion Criteria: HER2 overexpressing breast cancer (3+ staining by immunohistochemistry or HER2 gene amplification by FISH or SISH ≥ 2.0; at least 1 measurable, unirradiated parenchymal brain metastasis within 21 days prior to study entry; Karnofsky performance status ≥ 60 within 21 days prior to study entry

Exclusion Criteria: Prior WBRT; Prior RT with concurrent lapatinib defined as 1 or more days on which the patient received both radiation therapy and lapatinib on the same day; prior invasive malignancy (except for non-melanomatous skin cancer, curatively resected thyroid papillary carcinoma and invasive and non-invasive cancers related to breast cancer) unless disease free for a minimum of 3 years; leptomeningeal disease; prior radiotherapy to the region of the study cancer that would result in overlap of radiation therapy

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RTOG 1304/NSABP B-51 RTOG 1304  03/01/2014  Breast  Weisi Yan, MD 

Protocol Title:  "A Randomized Phase III Clinical Trial Evaluating Post-Mastectomy Chestwall and Regional Nodal XRT and Post-Lumpectomy Regional Nodal XRT in Patients with Positive Axillary Nodes Before Neoadjuvant ChemotherapyWho Convert to Pathologically Negative Axillary Nodes After Neoadjuvant Chemotherapy."

Inclusion Criteria: ECOG performance status of 0 or 1; patient must have clinically T1-3, N1 breast cancer at the time of diagnosis; must have pathologic onfirmation of axillary nodal involvement at presentation; ER analysis performed on the primary breast tumor before neoadjuvant therapy; HER2 testing performed on the primary breast tumor before neoadjuvant chemotherapy; completed a minimum of 12 weeks of standard neoadjuvant chemotherapy consisting of anthracycline and/or taxane-based regimen; for patients who receive adjuvant chemotherapy after surgery, a maximum of 12 weeks of intended chemotherapy may be administered but must be completed before randomization; patients with HER+ tumors must have received neoadjuvant trastuzumab or other anti-HER2 therapy; at the time of surgery, all removed axillary nodes must be histologically free from cancer; for patients who undergo mastectomy, that margins must be histologically free of residual tumor

Exclusion Criteria: definitive clinical or radiologic evidence of metastatic disease; T4 tumors including inflammatory breast cancer; documentation of axillary nodal positivity before neoadjuvant therapy by sentinel node biopsy alone; N2 or N3 disease detected clinically or by imaging; patients with microscopic positive margins after definitive surgery; any prior history of ipsilateral invasive breast cancer or ipsilateral DCIS treated with radiation therapy; history of non-malignancies; any radiation therapy for currently diagnosed breast cancer prior to randomization; prior breast or thoracic radiation therapy for any condition; active collagen vascular disease


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SWOG 1505 S1505  05/18/2016  Pancreatic  Marcus Tan, MD 

Protocol Title:  "A Randomized Phase II Study of Perioperative mFOLFIRINOX versus Gemcitabine/nab-Paclitaxel as Therapy for Resectable Pancreatic Adenocarcinoma."

Inclusion Criteria: Patient must have measurable disease in the pancreas, patients must have resectable primary tumor based on contract-enhanced CT or MRI of the chest, abdomen, and pelvis; patient must not have received prior surgery, radiation therapy, chemotherapy, targeted therapy or any investigational therapy for pancreatic cancer, must have Zubrod performance status of 0-1.

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SWOG 1513 S1513  05/09/2017  Pancreatic  Moh’d Khushman, MD 

Protocol: “Randomized Phase II Study of 2nd Line FOLFIRI versus Modified FOLFIRI with PARP Inhibitor ABT-888 (Veliparib) (NSC-737664) in Metastatic Pancreatic Cancer.”

Inclusion Criteria: Patients must have histologically or cytologically documented pancreatic adenocarcinoma; patients with pancreatic neuroendocrine tumors, lymphoma of the pancreas, or ampullary cancer are not eligible; Patients must have metastatic disease that is measurable; Patients must have had one and only one prior regimen of systemic therapy for metastatic disease unless the patient meets the criteria below; Prior systemic therapy and chemoradiotherapy for treatment of resectable, borderline resectable or locally advanced unresectable disease is allowed and does not count toward prior therapy for metastatic disease; Patients who received systemic therapy with gemcitabine/nab-paclitaxel for resectable or borderline/locally advanced unresectable disease and progressed with metastatic disease within 3 months of the past dose of systemic therapy are eligible; Patients must have a Zubrod performance status of 0-1

Exclusion Criteria: History of brain metastases; received prior irinotecan-based chemotherapy; received prior PARP inhibitor therapy including, but not limited to ABT-888, olaparib, rucaparib, and talazoparib (BMN637); any clinically significant and uncontrolled major medical condition(s) including, but not limited to uncontrolled nausea/vomiting/diarrhea; active uncontrolled infection; symptomatic congestive heart failure (New York Heart Association [NYHA] class >= II); unstable angina pectoris or cardiac arrhythmia; psychiatric illness/social situation that would limit compliance with study requirements; active seizure or history of seizure; known Gilbert's syndrome; known hypersensitivity to irinotecan, fluorouracil, or leucovorin.


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SWOG 1609 (DART) SWOG 1609  05/01/2017  Solid Tumor  Sachin Pai, MD 


Inclusion Criteria: Patients must have histologically confirmed rare cancer and/or cancer of unknown primary, that did not have a match to a molecularly-guided therapy on EAY131 "National Cancer Institute (NCI)-Molecular Analysis for Therapy Choice (MATCH)" protocol or who progressed on molecularly-matched therapy and have no further molecularly-matched treatment recommendations per EAY131, "NCI-MATCH", Patients that are determined to have a rare cancer with unknown primary site are eligible provided that there is histologic documentation of metastatic malignancy with no discernible primary site identified from histopathologic review, physical exam and associated cross-sectional imaging of the chest, abdomen, and pelvis, No other prior malignancy is allowed except for the following: Adequately managed stage I or II cancer from which the patient is currently in complete remission, any other cancer from which the patient has been disease free for five years, adequately managed stage I or II follicular thyroid or prostate cancer is also eligible, wherein patient is not required to be in complete remission, Patients with clinically controlled thyroiditis or pituitary disorders on stable replacement therapy are eligible.

Exclusion Criteria: Patients are not eligible if they have had or are planned for solid organ transplant; patients who have received allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplant are eligible if the transplant occurred at least 90 days prior to registration, patient has no prior acute graft versus host disease (GVHD), and within 48 hours of registration, patient demonstrates at least 90% engraftment, defined as: absolute neutrophil count (ANC) >= 500 mcl, measured over 3 consecutive days or 1 day with an ANC >= 1,000 mcl, or platelets >= 50,000 mcl measured, wherein the patient did not receive any platelet transfusions within 7 days prior to laboratory assessment, patients with autoimmune disease who are otherwise eligible under criterion 5.3 k must not have received steroid and immunosuppressive therapy within 28 days prior to registration; Patients must not have active autoimmune disease that has required systemic treatment in past 2 years; Patients must not have any uncontrolled intercurrent illness including (not limited to): symptomatic congestive heart failure (CHF) (New York Heart Association [NYHA] III/IV), unstable angina pectoris or coronary angioplasty, or stenting within 24 weeks prior to registration, unstable cardiac arrhythmia (ongoing cardiac dysrhythmias of NCI Common Terminology Criteria for Adverse Events [CTCAE] version [v] 4 grade >= 2), known psychiatric illness that would limit study compliance, intra-cardiac defibrillators, known cardiac metastases, or abnormal cardiac valve morphology (>= grade 3)


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Tesaro 3000-02-004 Tesaro 3000-02-004  12/04/2017  Ovary, Peritoneum, Fallopian Tube  Rodney Rocconi, MD 

Protocol Title: Phase 2, A Study of Niraparib Combined With Bevacizumab Maintenance Treatment in Patients With Advanced Ovarian Cancer Following Response on Front-Line Platinum-Based Chemotherapy.


Inclusion Criteria: Must be female, be ≥ 18 years of age, be able to understand the study procedures, and agree to participate in the study by providing written informed consent; Newly diagnosed International Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics (FIGO) Stage IIIB to IV epithelial ovarian, fallopian tube, or peritoneal cancer and have recovered from debulking surgery; high-grade serous or endometrioid or high-grade predominantly serous or endometrioid histology, regardless of HRD or germline breast cancer susceptibility gene (gBRCA) mutation status. Patients with non mucinous epithelial ovarian cancer and gBRCA mutation are eligible; completed front-line, platinum-based chemotherapy with CR, PR, or NED and have first study treatment dose within 12 weeks of the first day of the last cycle of chemotherapy:A platinum-based regimen must have consisted of a minimum of 6 and a maximum of 9 treatment cycles. Patients who discontinued platinum-based therapy early as a result of non hematologic toxicity specifically related to the platinum regimen (ie, neurotoxicity or hypersensitivity) are eligible if they have received a minimum of 4 cycles of the platinum regimen. IV, intraperitoneal, or neoadjuvant platinum-based chemotherapy is allowed; for weekly therapy, 3 weeks is considered 1 cycle. Interval debulking is allowed; Patients must have received, prior to enrollment, a minimum of 3 cycles of bevacizumab in combination with the last 3 cycles of platinum-based chemotherapy. Patients who undergo interval debulking surgery are eligible if they have received only 2 cycles of bevacizumab in combination with the last 3 cycles of platinum-based chemotherapy; Patients must have had 1 attempt at optimal debulking surgery; Patients must have either CA-125 in the normal range or CA-125 decrease by more than 90% during front-line therapy that is stable for at least 7 days (ie, no increase > 15% from nadir); Patients must have adequate organ function; Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group (ECOG) score of 0 or 1; Normal blood pressure or well-controlled hypertension; Agree to complete PROs (quality of life [QoL] questionnaire) throughout the study, including after study treatment discontinuation; Able to take oral medication; Patient must agree to undergo tumor HRD testing at screening; Patients of childbearing potential must have a negative serum or urine pregnancy test (beta human chorionic gonadotropin) within 72 hours prior to receiving the first dose of study treatment; Must be postmenopausal, free from menses for > 1 year, surgically sterilized, or willing to use adequate contraception to prevent pregnancy or must agree to abstain from activities that could result in pregnancy throughout the study, starting with enrollment through180 days after the last dose of study treatment.


Exclusion Criteria:  Ovarian tumors of non-epithelial origin (eg, germ cell tumor) or any low grade tumors; Clinically significant cardiovascular disease (eg, significant cardiac conduction abnormalities, uncontrolled hypertension, myocardial infarction, cardiac arrhythmia or unstable angina < 6 months to enrollment, New York Heart Association (NYHA) Grade II or greater congestive heart failure, serious cardiac arrhythmia requiring medication, Grade II or greater peripheral vascular disease, and history of cerebrovascular accident (CVA) within 6 months); Gastrointestinal disorders or abnormalities that would interfere with absorption of study treatment; History of bowel obstruction, including sub-occlusive disease, related to the underlying disease or history of abdominal fistula, gastrointestinal perforation, or intra-abdominal abscesses. Evidence of rectosigmoid involvement by pelvic examination or bowel involvement on computed tomography (CT) scan or clinical symptoms of bowel obstruction; Proteinuria as demonstrated by urine protein:creatinine ratio ≥ 1.0 at screening or urine dipstick for proteinuria ≥ 2 (patients discovered to have ≥ 2 proteinuria on dipstick at baseline should undergo a 24-hour urine collection and must demonstrate < 2 g of protein in 24 hours to be eligible); Any known history or current diagnosis of myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS) or acute myelogenous leukemia (AML); Received treatment previously with a PARP inhibitor; Other than ovarian cancer, the patient has been diagnosed or treated for invasive cancer less than 5 years prior to study enrollment. Patients with cervical carcinoma in situ, non melanomatous skin cancer, and ductal carcinoma in situ definitively treated are allowed. Considered a poor medical risk due to a serious, uncontrolled medical disorder, non malignant systemic disease, or active, uncontrolled infection; Known contraindication to PARP inhibitors or vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) inhibitors; Increased bleeding risk due to concurrent conditions (eg, major injuries or surgery within the past 28 days prior to start of study treatment, history of CVA, transient ischemic attack, subarachnoid hemorrhage, or clinically significant hemorrhage within the past 3 months); Immunocompromised (patients with splenectomy are allowed); Known, active hepatic disease (ie, hepatitis B or C). A QT interval prolongation > 480 ms at screening. If a patient has a prolonged QT interval and the prolongation is deemed to be due to a pacemaker upon Investigator evaluation (ie, the patient otherwise has no cardiac abnormalities), then the patient may be eligible to participate in the study following discussion with the Medical Monitor;  Pregnant, breastfeeding, or expecting to conceive children while receiving study drug or for 180 days after the last dose of study drug                                                

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University of Chicago UC IRB 13-1235  10/03/2017  Ovary, Peritoneum, Fallopian Tube  Rodney Rocconi, MD 

Protocol Title: A Randomized Placebo Controlled Phase II Trial of Metformin in Conjunction With Chemotherapy Followed by Metformin Maintenance Therapy in Advanced Stage Ovarian, Fallopian Tube and Primary Peritoneal Cancer


Inclusion Criteria:  The subject and her physician must agree to six cycles of one of the standard of care regimens allowed on this protocol; these regimens (starting dosage) include: IV paclitaxel 175 mg/m^2 and carboplatin area under the curve (AUC) 5-6 every 21 days; IV docetaxel 75 mg/m^2 and carboplatin AUC 5-6 every 21 days; IV paclitaxel 80 mg/m^2 day 1, 8, and 15 and carboplatin AUC 5-6 day 1 every 21 days; ECOG performance status =< 2; Leukocytes >= 3,000/mcL; absolute neutrophil count >= 1,500/mcL;  platelets >= 100,000/mcL;  total bilirubin =< upper normal institutional limits (except for patients with Gilbert's disease who are eligible despite elevated serum bilirubin level); AST(SGOT)/ALT(SGPT) =< 2.0 × institutional upper limit of normal; creatinine =< OR institutional ULN OR creatinine clearance >= 60 mL/min/1.73 m^2; blood glucose =< 126 mg/dL fasting or =< 140 mg/dL nonfasting; women of child-bearing potential must agree to use an effective method of birth control on trial, as the safety of metformin in pregnancy has not been established; an effective method of birth control includes surgical sterilization of woman or her partner, abstinence, or two barrier methods (e.g. condom plus diaphragm); hormonal methods of birth control are not permitted on this study; ability to understand and the willingness to sign a written informed consent document


Exclusion Criteria: Mucinous adenocarcinoma, borderline tumors; subjects who will undergo intraperitoneal chemotherapy; subjects receiving neoadjuvant chemotherapy for whom interval debulking surgery (assuming adequate response to therapy) is not planned; subjects receiving chemotherapy regimens not specified in the inclusion criteria; subjects should not be participating in other clinical trials of interventions designed to reduce risk of ovarian cancer recurrence or plan to receive off -protocol maintenance therapy (e.g. paclitaxel or bevacizumab); subjects with known diabetes, fasting glucose over 126 mg/dL or random glucose over 140 mg/dL and those taking metformin, sulfonylureas, thiazolidenediones or insulin for any reason; patients who are receiving any other investigational agents; subjects with comorbidities which would lead to a clinical expectation that they will not survive two years for reasons other than ovarian cancer; concurrent active invasive malignancy or one previously diagnosed with a greater than 30% chance of recurrence in the next two years; history of allergic reactions attributed to compounds of similar chemical or biologic composition to metformin; subjects must not have conditions associated with increased risk of metformin-associated lactic acidosis, including New York Heart Association class III or IV congestive heart failure, history of acidosis of any type, alcoholic liver disease, or habitual intake of 3 or more alcoholic beverages per day; uncontrolled intercurrent illness including, but not limited to, ongoing or active infection, symptomatic congestive heart failure, unstable angina pectoris, cardiac arrhythmia, or psychiatric illness/social situations that would limit compliance with study requirements;  pregnant or nursing women are excluded from this stud


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University of Virginia & Merck (UVA-LACC-PD201) UVA-LACC-PD201  07/12/2016  Cervical  Jennifer Scalici, MD 

Protocol Title:  "A Randomized Phase Ii Study of Chemoradiation and Pembrolizumab for Locally Advanced Cervical Caner."

Inclusion Criteria: Histologically confirmed invasive squamous cell carcinoma, adenocarcinoma, or adenosquamous carcinoma of the uterine cervix, stages IB2, IIA, IIB, IIIB and IVA, Stage IB1 with + pelvic or para0aortic nodes base on MRI also eligible; no evidence of distant metastases; recurrent cervical cancer is not eligible; ECOG performance status of 0-2.

Exclusion Criteria: Malignancy within the prior 5 years (exceptions include basal cell carcinoma of the skin or squamous cell carcinoma of the skin that has undergone potentially curative therapy); diagnosis of immunodeficiency; know history of HIV, Hepatitis B/C, active TB, inflammatory bowel disease; hypersensitivity to pembrolizumab or any of its excipients; active autoimmune disease that has required systemic treatment in the past 2 years; known history or evidence of pneumonitis; known active CNS metastases and/or carcinomatous meningitis.

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