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Efficacy and Safety of Pembrolizumab (MK-3475) With Platinum Doublet Chemotherapy as Neoadjuvant/Adjuvant...
Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp. Non-small Cell Lung Cancer
This trial will evaluate the safety and efficacy of pembrolizumab (MK-3475) in combination with platinum doublet neoadjuvant chemotherapy (NAC) before surgery [neoadjuvant phase], followed by pembrolizumab alone after surgery [adjuvant phase] in participants with resectable stage... expand

This trial will evaluate the safety and efficacy of pembrolizumab (MK-3475) in combination with platinum doublet neoadjuvant chemotherapy (NAC) before surgery [neoadjuvant phase], followed by pembrolizumab alone after surgery [adjuvant phase] in participants with resectable stage II, IIIA, and resectable IIIB (T3-4N2) non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). The primary hypotheses of this study are that neoadjuvant pembrolizumab (vs. placebo) in combination with NAC, followed by surgery and adjuvant pembrolizumab (vs. placebo) will improve: 1) event free survival (EFS) by biopsy assessed by blinded central pathologist or by imaging using Response Evaluation Criteria in Solid Tumors Version 1.1 (RECIST 1.1) assessed by blinded independent central review (BICR); and 2) overall survival (OS).

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Apr 2018

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Safety And Efficacy Study Of Avelumab Plus Chemotherapy With Or Without Other Anti-Cancer Immunotherapy...
Pfizer Non-small Cell Lung Cancer Urothelial Cancer
This is a Phase 1b/2, open label, multicenter, safety and clinical activity study of avelumab in combination with chemotherapy as first-line treatment of adult patients with locally advanced or metastatic solid tumors. Initially, avelumab will be evaluated in combination with... expand

This is a Phase 1b/2, open label, multicenter, safety and clinical activity study of avelumab in combination with chemotherapy as first-line treatment of adult patients with locally advanced or metastatic solid tumors. Initially, avelumab will be evaluated in combination with pemetrexed and carboplatin in patients with advanced non-squamous non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) (Cohort A1) and in combination with gemcitabine and cisplatin in patients with cisplatin-eligible urothelial (bladder) cancer (UC) (Cohort A2). As more information is learned about other anti-cancer immunotherapy agents, in future portions of the study, avelumab may be combined with chemotherapy and other anti-cancer immunotherapy agents in patients with these same or different tumor types.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Dec 2017

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Clinical Study to Assess the Efficacy and Safety of Macitentan in Patients With Pulmonary Hypertension...
Actelion Pulmonary Hypertension
STUDY OBJECTIVES Primary objective To evaluate the effect of macitentan 10 mg on pulmonary vascular resistance (PVR) as compared to placebo in subjects with pulmonary hypertension (PH) after left ventricular assist device (LVAD) implantation. Secondary objectives To evaluate... expand

STUDY OBJECTIVES Primary objective To evaluate the effect of macitentan 10 mg on pulmonary vascular resistance (PVR) as compared to placebo in subjects with pulmonary hypertension (PH) after left ventricular assist device (LVAD) implantation. Secondary objectives To evaluate the effect of macitentan 10 mg as compared to placebo on cardio-pulmonary hemodynamics and disease severity in subjects with PH after LVAD implantation. To evaluate the safety and tolerability of macitentan 10 mg in subjects with PH after LVAD implantation. Exploratory objectives To explore the potential effect of macitentan 10 mg as compared to placebo on right ventricular function in subjects with PH after LVAD implantation. To explore the potential effect of macitentan 10 mg as compared to placebo on selected clinical events in subjects with PH after LVAD implantation. To explore the potential effect of macitentan 10 mg as compared to placebo on renal function as measured by glomerular filtration rate (GFR) in subjects with PH after LVAD implantation.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Mar 2016

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A Study of Erdafitinib Compared With Vinflunine or Docetaxel or Pembrolizumab in Participants With Advanced...
Janssen Research & Development, LLC Urothelial Cancer
The purpose of this study is to evaluate efficacy of erdafitinib versus chemotherapy or pembrolizumab in participants with advanced urothelial cancer harboring selected fibroblast growth factor receptor (FGFR) aberrations who have progressed after 1 or 2 prior treatments, at... expand

The purpose of this study is to evaluate efficacy of erdafitinib versus chemotherapy or pembrolizumab in participants with advanced urothelial cancer harboring selected fibroblast growth factor receptor (FGFR) aberrations who have progressed after 1 or 2 prior treatments, at least 1 of which includes an anti-PD-(L) 1 agent (cohort 1) or 1 prior treatment not containing an anti-PD-(L) 1 agent (cohort 2).

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Mar 2018

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Diabetes Study of Linagliptin and Empagliflozin in Children and Adolescents (DINAMO)TM
Boehringer Ingelheim Diabetes Mellitus, Type 2
The purpose of this research study is to evaluate the efficacy and safety of an empagliflozin dosing regimen and one dose of linagliptin in patients with type 2 diabetes who are aged 10 to below 18 years and are currently taking metformin, insulin or both drugs. Empagliflozin... expand

The purpose of this research study is to evaluate the efficacy and safety of an empagliflozin dosing regimen and one dose of linagliptin in patients with type 2 diabetes who are aged 10 to below 18 years and are currently taking metformin, insulin or both drugs. Empagliflozin and linagliptin are both approved for use in adult patients with type 2 diabetes. This study will assess how well empagliflozin and linagliptin work by finding out how these treatments affect blood glucose (sugar) levels compared to placebo (a pill that contains no active drug), in children and adolescents. Empagliflozin and linagliptin are considered investigational products in this study since while they have been approved for use in adults, they have not been approved for children and adolescents due to lack of clinical studies in this specific population. Patients with type 2 diabetes have higher levels of blood glucose (sugar) than patients who do not have this disease. The high level of sugar in the blood can lead to serious short-term and long-term medical problems. The main goal of treating diabetic patients is to lower blood glucose to a normal level. Lowering and controlling blood glucose help prevent or delay complications of diabetes such as heart disease, kidney, eye and nerve diseases, and the possibility of amputation. Empagliflozin is a drug that helps to reduce blood glucose (sugar) levels by causing glucose to be excreted in the urines. Linagliptin works by increasing the production of insulin (a hormone that controls the level of blood glucose) after meals when blood glucose (sugar) levels are too high. This helps to lower blood sugar levels. The subject will either receive one of the active study drugs or a placebo. This study will be double blind; this means that neither the subject, nor the study doctor will know which treatment the subject will receive. Which treatment the subject receives is decided by a computer, purely by chance; this is called a "random assignment". For this study, there will first be a screening visit, followed by a 2-week placebo run-in period (all subjects will take placebo once daily). This run-in period is designed to ensure subjects are able to take the study drugs as described in the study protocol. Thereafter there will be a 26-week treatment phase (week 1-week 26) and a 26-week safety extension period (week 27-week 52). Following this there will be a follow-up visit at week 55. On Day 1 after the placebo run-in phase, the subject will be randomly assigned to receive one of the 3 treatments: empagliflozin 10 mg, linagliptin 5 mg or placebo in a blinded manner. This treatment will continue up to week 14. Then after week 14, the subject will be assigned to receive one of the following 4 treatments: empagliflozin 10 mg, empagliflozin 25 mg, linagliptin 5 mg or placebo in a blinded manner. The drugs assigned after week 14 will be the same drugs as on Day 1 but some subjects will receive a higher dose of empagliflozin. After the completion of the 26-week treatment period, the subject will enter a 26-week safety extension period. The same active treatment that the subject had been assigned to at week 14 visit will be continued. Subjects assigned to placebo on Day 1 will be randomly assigned to receive one of the 3 active treatments: empagliflozin 10 mg, empagliflozin 25 mg or linagliptin 5 mg in a blinded manner. This safety extension period is primarily designed to provide additional information on how well empagliflozin and linagliptin are tolerated. Following the treatment phases, there will be a follow-up visit at week 55 Intervention model description: Eligible subjects with HbA1c of 6.5% to 10.5% at screening will be randomized in a 1:1:1 ratio to receive empagliflozin 10 mg, linagliptin 5 mg or placebo. HbA1c assessment will be performed at Week 12. All subjects with Week 12 HbA1c < 7% will remain on previously assigned randomized treatment. Subjects taking empagliflozin with Week 12 HbA1c >= 7% will be re-randomized in a 1:1 ratio to continue on the low dose treatment (empagliflozin 10 mg) or up-titrate to the high dose treatment (empagliflozin 25 mg). Subjects taking linagliptin or placebo with Week 12 HbA1c >= 7% will remain on previously assigned treatment. All subjects will get new medication kits dispensed at Week 14 to maintain the blinding. At Week 26, all subjects previously assigned to placebo will be re-randomized in a 1:1:1: ratio to receive one of the active treatments: empagliflozin 10 mg, empagliflozin 25 mg or linagliptin 5 mg. All subjects will get new medication kits dispensed at Week 14 to maintain the blinding.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Mar 2018

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Nivolumab After Combined Modality Therapy in Treating Patients With High Risk Stage II-IIIB Anal Cancer
National Cancer Institute (NCI) Anal Basaloid Carcinoma Anal Canal Cloacogenic Carcinoma Anal Margin Squamous Cell Carcinoma Stage IIB Anal Cancer AJCC v8 Stage IIIA Anal Cancer AJCC v8
This randomized phase II clinical trial studies how well nivolumab after combined modality therapy works in treating patients with high risk stage II-IIIB anal cancer. Immunotherapy with monoclonal antibodies, such as nivolumab, may help the body's immune system attack the cancer,... expand

This randomized phase II clinical trial studies how well nivolumab after combined modality therapy works in treating patients with high risk stage II-IIIB anal cancer. Immunotherapy with monoclonal antibodies, such as nivolumab, may help the body's immune system attack the cancer, and may interfere with the ability of tumor cells to grow and spread.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Apr 2018

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Use of Functional MRI to Assess Functional Hypothalamic Activation in Response to Diazoxide
Albert Einstein College of Medicine Diabetes Mellitus, Type 2 Glucose, High Blood Glucose Metabolism Disorders (Including Diabetes Mellitus)
The goal of this study is to determine whether metabolic control centers in the brain can be activated in patients with type 2 diabetes as compared to non-diabetic individuals. This is important since people with diabetes have inappropriately high production of glucose, which... expand

The goal of this study is to determine whether metabolic control centers in the brain can be activated in patients with type 2 diabetes as compared to non-diabetic individuals. This is important since people with diabetes have inappropriately high production of glucose, which could be at least in part due to impaired activation of important brain centers.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Jun 2018

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Anti-CD19 and Anti-CD22 Immunotoxins in Treating Patients With Refractory or Relapsed B-Cell Acute Lymphoblastic...
Albert Einstein College of Medicine Leukemia
RATIONALE: Immunotoxins, such as anti-CD19 and anti-CD22, can find cancer cells that express CD19 and CD22 and kill them without harming normal cells. This may be an effective treatment for B-cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia. PURPOSE: This phase I trial is studying the side... expand

RATIONALE: Immunotoxins, such as anti-CD19 and anti-CD22, can find cancer cells that express CD19 and CD22 and kill them without harming normal cells. This may be an effective treatment for B-cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia. PURPOSE: This phase I trial is studying the side effects and best dose of anti-CD19 and anti-CD22 immunotoxins in treating patients with refractory or relapsed B-cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Nov 2005

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Phase I/II Study of Avelumab in Pediatric Cancer Subjects
EMD Serono Research & Development Institute, Inc. Refractory or Relapsed Solid Tumors Lymphoma
This is a multi-center, open-label, international study to evaluate the dose, safety and tolerability, antitumor activity, pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamics of avelumab in pediatric subjects 0 to less than 18 years of age with refractory or relapsed malignant solid tumors... expand

This is a multi-center, open-label, international study to evaluate the dose, safety and tolerability, antitumor activity, pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamics of avelumab in pediatric subjects 0 to less than 18 years of age with refractory or relapsed malignant solid tumors (including central nervous system tumors) and lymphoma for which no standard therapy is available or for which the subject is not eligible for the existing therapy.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Mar 2018

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A Study of DCC-2618 vs Sunitinib in Advanced GIST Patients After Treatment With Imatinib
Deciphera Pharmaceuticals LLC Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumors
This is a 2-arm, randomized, open-label, international, multicenter study comparing the efficacy of DCC-2618 to sunitinib in GIST patients who progressed on or were intolerant to first-line anticancer treatment with imatinib. Approximately 358 patients will be randomized in a... expand

This is a 2-arm, randomized, open-label, international, multicenter study comparing the efficacy of DCC-2618 to sunitinib in GIST patients who progressed on or were intolerant to first-line anticancer treatment with imatinib. Approximately 358 patients will be randomized in a 1:1 ratio to DCC-2618 150 mg once daily (QD) (continuous dosing for 6 week cycles) or sunitinib 50 mg QD (6 week cycles, 4 weeks on, 2 weeks off).

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Feb 2019

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Intra-arterial Gemcitabine vs. IV Gemcitabine and Nab-Paclitaxel Following Radiotherapy for LAPC
RenovoRx Locally Advanced Pancreatic Cancer
The study is a multi-center, un-blinded, randomized control study of subjects with locally advanced pancreatic adenocarcinoma which is unresectable. expand

The study is a multi-center, un-blinded, randomized control study of subjects with locally advanced pancreatic adenocarcinoma which is unresectable.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Mar 2018

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Study to Investigate CSL112 in Subjects With Acute Coronary Syndrome
CSL Behring Acute Coronary Syndrome
This is a phase 3, multicenter, double-blind, randomized, placebo-controlled, parallel-group study to evaluate the efficacy and safety of CSL112 on reducing the risk of major adverse CV events [MACE - cardiovascular (CV) death, myocardial infarction (MI), and stroke] in subjects... expand

This is a phase 3, multicenter, double-blind, randomized, placebo-controlled, parallel-group study to evaluate the efficacy and safety of CSL112 on reducing the risk of major adverse CV events [MACE - cardiovascular (CV) death, myocardial infarction (MI), and stroke] in subjects with acute coronary syndrome (ACS) diagnosed with either ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) or non-ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (NSTEMI), including those managed with percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) or medically managed.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Mar 2018

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A Study to Evaluate the Efficacy and Safety of Pimodivir in Combination With the Standard-of-Care Treatment...
Janssen Research & Development, LLC Influenza A
The purpose of this study is to evaluate the clinical and virologic benefit of pimodivir in combination with Standard-of-Care (SOC) treatment compared to placebo in combination with SOC treatment. expand

The purpose of this study is to evaluate the clinical and virologic benefit of pimodivir in combination with Standard-of-Care (SOC) treatment compared to placebo in combination with SOC treatment.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Jan 2018

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A Study of INCB050465 in Participants With Autoimmune Hemolytic Anemia
Incyte Corporation Autoimmune Hemolytic Anemia
The purpose of this study is to evaluate the safety and efficacy of parsaclisib administered orally to participants with autoimmune hemolytic anemia (AIHA) who have decreased hemoglobin and evidence of ongoing hemolysis that requires treatment intervention. expand

The purpose of this study is to evaluate the safety and efficacy of parsaclisib administered orally to participants with autoimmune hemolytic anemia (AIHA) who have decreased hemoglobin and evidence of ongoing hemolysis that requires treatment intervention.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Jul 2018

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Evaluation of Treatment Strategies for Severe CaLcIfic Coronary Arteries: Orbital Atherectomy vs. Conventional...
Cardiovascular Systems Inc Coronary Artery Disease Ischemic Heart Disease Non ST Segment Elevation Myocardial Infarction
This trial will evaluate Orbital Atherectomy compared to conventional balloon angioplasty technique for the treatment of severely calcified lesions prior to implantation of drug-eluting stents (DES). expand

This trial will evaluate Orbital Atherectomy compared to conventional balloon angioplasty technique for the treatment of severely calcified lesions prior to implantation of drug-eluting stents (DES).

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Mar 2017

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Ibrutinib, Rituximab, Etoposide, Prednisone, Vincristine Sulfate, Cyclophosphamide, and Doxorubicin Hydrochloride...
National Cancer Institute (NCI) AIDS-Related Lymphoma Ann Arbor Stage II Diffuse Large B-Cell Lymphoma Ann Arbor Stage III Diffuse Large B-Cell Lymphoma Ann Arbor Stage IV Diffuse Large B-Cell Lymphoma CD20 Negative
This phase I trial studies the side effect and best dose of ibrutinib in combination with rituximab, etoposide, prednisone, vincristine sulfate, cyclophosphamide, and doxorubicin hydrochloride in treating patients with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)-positive stage II-IV diffuse... expand

This phase I trial studies the side effect and best dose of ibrutinib in combination with rituximab, etoposide, prednisone, vincristine sulfate, cyclophosphamide, and doxorubicin hydrochloride in treating patients with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)-positive stage II-IV diffuse large B-cell lymphomas. Ibrutinib may stop the growth of cancer cells by blocking some of the enzymes needed for cell growth. Monoclonal antibodies, such as rituximab, may interfere with the ability of cancer cells to grow and spread. Drugs used in chemotherapy, such as etoposide, prednisone, vincristine sulfate, cyclophosphamide, and doxorubicin hydrochloride, work in different ways to stop the growth of cancer cells, either by killing the cells, by stopping them from dividing, or by stopping them from spreading. Giving ibrutinib and etoposide, prednisone, vincristine sulfate, cyclophosphamide, and doxorubicin hydrochloride may work better in treating patients with HIV-positive diffuse large B-cell lymphomas.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Nov 2017

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A Phase 1b/2 Study of Rebastinib (DCC-2036) in Combination With Paclitaxel in Patients With Advanced...
Deciphera Pharmaceuticals LLC Locally Advanced or Metastatic Solid Tumor
This is an open-label Phase 1b/2 multicenter study of rebastinib (DCC-2036) in combination with paclitaxel designed to evaluate the safety, tolerability, and pharmacokinetics (PK) in patients with advanced or metastatic solid tumors. expand

This is an open-label Phase 1b/2 multicenter study of rebastinib (DCC-2036) in combination with paclitaxel designed to evaluate the safety, tolerability, and pharmacokinetics (PK) in patients with advanced or metastatic solid tumors.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Sep 2018

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EMPagliflozin outcomE tRial in Patients With chrOnic heaRt Failure With Preserved Ejection Fraction (EMPEROR-Preserved)
Boehringer Ingelheim Heart Failure
The aim of the study is to evaluate efficacy and safety of empagliflozin versus placebo on top of guideline-directed medical therapy in patients with heart failure with preserved ejection fraction expand

The aim of the study is to evaluate efficacy and safety of empagliflozin versus placebo on top of guideline-directed medical therapy in patients with heart failure with preserved ejection fraction

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Mar 2017

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Phase I/II Study of U3-1402 in Subjects With Human Epidermal Growth Factor Receptor 3 (HER3) Positive...
Daiichi Sankyo Co., Ltd. Metastatic Breast Cancer
This is an open-label, three-part, multiple-dose study to evaluate safety, tolerability, and efficacy of U3-1402 in patients with HER3-positive metastatic breast cancer. HER3 is a unique member of the human epidermal growth factor receptor, which defines a certain type of cancer.... expand

This is an open-label, three-part, multiple-dose study to evaluate safety, tolerability, and efficacy of U3-1402 in patients with HER3-positive metastatic breast cancer. HER3 is a unique member of the human epidermal growth factor receptor, which defines a certain type of cancer. The number of patients and treatment cycles are not fixed in this study. Subjects who continue to derive clinical benefit from the study treatment in the absence of withdrawal of consent, progressive disease (PD), unacceptable toxicity, or death may continue the study treatment until the end of the trial.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Nov 2016

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Whole-Brain Radiation Therapy With or Without Hippocampal Avoidance in Treating Patients With Limited...
NRG Oncology Extensive Stage Small Cell Lung Carcinoma Limited Stage Small Cell Lung Carcinoma
This randomized phase II/III trial studies how well whole-brain radiation therapy works and compares it with or without hippocampal avoidance in treating patients with small cell lung cancer that is found in one lung, the tissues between the lungs, and nearby lymph nodes only... expand

This randomized phase II/III trial studies how well whole-brain radiation therapy works and compares it with or without hippocampal avoidance in treating patients with small cell lung cancer that is found in one lung, the tissues between the lungs, and nearby lymph nodes only (limited stage) or has spread outside of the lung in which it began or to other parts of the body (extensive stage). Radiation therapy uses high energy x-rays to kill tumor cells and shrink tumors. The hippocampus is part of the brain that is important for memory. Avoiding the hippocampus during whole-brain radiation could decrease the chance of side effects on memory and thinking. It is not yet known whether giving whole-brain radiation therapy is more effective with or without hippocampal avoidance in treating patients with small cell lung cancer.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Dec 2015

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Long-Term Safety Study Of Tofacinib In Patients With Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis
Pfizer Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis
Evaluate long-term safety and tolerability of tofacitinib in patients with JIA, who have previously participated in tofacitinib JIA studies. expand

Evaluate long-term safety and tolerability of tofacitinib in patients with JIA, who have previously participated in tofacitinib JIA studies.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Mar 2013

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A Study of Baricitinib (LY3009104) in Participants With Severe or Very Severe Alopecia Areata
Eli Lilly and Company Alopecia Areata
This study is designed to select up to two doses of baricitinib (referred to as low dose and high dose) and assess their efficacy and safety for the treatment of severe or very severe alopecia areata. expand

This study is designed to select up to two doses of baricitinib (referred to as low dose and high dose) and assess their efficacy and safety for the treatment of severe or very severe alopecia areata.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Sep 2018

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To Evaluate the Safety and Tolerability of Atogepant 10mg, 30 mg and 60 mg Once a Day for the Prevention...
Allergan Episodic Migraine
To evaluate the safety and tolerability of atogepant 30 mg and 60 mg once a day for the prevention of migraine in participants with episodic migraine. expand

To evaluate the safety and tolerability of atogepant 30 mg and 60 mg once a day for the prevention of migraine in participants with episodic migraine.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Dec 2018

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A Study of INCB050465 in Combination With Ruxolitinib in Subjects With Myelofibrosis
Incyte Corporation MPN (Myeloproliferative Neoplasms)
The purpose of this study is to evaluate the safety, tolerability, and efficacy of the combination of parsaclisib and ruxolitinib in subjects with myelofibrosis. expand

The purpose of this study is to evaluate the safety, tolerability, and efficacy of the combination of parsaclisib and ruxolitinib in subjects with myelofibrosis.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Jun 2016

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Individualized Treatment in Treating Patients With Stage II-IVB Nasopharyngeal Cancer Based on EBV DNA
NRG Oncology Epstein-Barr Virus Infection Stage II Nasopharyngeal Carcinoma Stage III Nasopharyngeal Carcinoma Stage IVA Nasopharyngeal Carcinoma Stage IVB Nasopharyngeal Carcinoma
There are two study questions we are asking in this randomized phase II/III trial based on a blood biomarker, Epstein Barr virus (EBV) deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) for locoregionally advanced non-metastatic nasopharyngeal cancer. All patients will first undergo standard concurrent... expand

There are two study questions we are asking in this randomized phase II/III trial based on a blood biomarker, Epstein Barr virus (EBV) deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) for locoregionally advanced non-metastatic nasopharyngeal cancer. All patients will first undergo standard concurrent chemotherapy and radiation therapy. When this standard treatment is completed, if there is no detectable EBV DNA in their plasma, then patients are randomized to either standard adjuvant cisplatin and fluorouracil chemotherapy or observation. If there is still detectable levels of plasma EBV DNA, patients will be randomized to standard cisplatin and fluorouracil chemotherapy versus gemcitabine and paclitaxel. Radiation therapy uses high energy x rays to kill tumor cells. Drugs used in chemotherapy, such as cisplatin, fluorouracil, gemcitabine hydrochloride, and paclitaxel 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. It is not yet known whether giving cisplatin and fluorouracil is more effective than gemcitabine hydrochloride and paclitaxel after radiation therapy in treating patients with nasopharyngeal cancer.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Apr 2014

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