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Montefiore Opioid and Pain Study
Montefiore Medical Center Acute Pain
This study will determine pain and opioid outcomes 3 & 6 months after an emergency department visit for acute pain. This is an observational study. Patients are enrolled during an ED visit and followed by telephone 3 & 6 months later. Opioid databases will also be reviewed. expand

This study will determine pain and opioid outcomes 3 & 6 months after an emergency department visit for acute pain. This is an observational study. Patients are enrolled during an ED visit and followed by telephone 3 & 6 months later. Opioid databases will also be reviewed.

Type: Observational

Start Date: Nov 2017

open study

Randomized Study of CX-01 Combined With Standard Induction Therapy for Newly Diagnosed Acute Myeloid...
Cantex Pharmaceuticals Acute Myeloid Leukemia
The purpose of this study is to determine whether CX-01 when given together with standard induction and consolidation therapy for acute myeloid leukemia (AML) will increase the effectiveness of the induction/consolidation therapy. Two different doses of CX-01 will be studied... expand

The purpose of this study is to determine whether CX-01 when given together with standard induction and consolidation therapy for acute myeloid leukemia (AML) will increase the effectiveness of the induction/consolidation therapy. Two different doses of CX-01 will be studied and safety and tolerability will be assessed.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Aug 2016

open study

Matched Targeted Therapy For High-Risk Leukemias
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute Recurrent, Refractory, or High Risk Leukemias Matched Targeted Therapy
This research study is seeking to gain new knowledge about Recurrent, Refractory, or High Risk Leukemias in children and young adults. This study is evaluating the use of specialized testing called leukemia profiling. Once the profiling is performed, the results are evaluated... expand

This research study is seeking to gain new knowledge about Recurrent, Refractory, or High Risk Leukemias in children and young adults. This study is evaluating the use of specialized testing called leukemia profiling. Once the profiling is performed, the results are evaluated by an expert panel of physicians, scientists and pharmacists. This may result in a recommendation for a specific cancer therapy or a clinical trial called matched targeted therapy (MTT). The results of the leukemia profiling and, if applicable, the MTT recommendation will be communicated to the participant's primary oncologist.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Feb 2016

open study

Nivolumab After Surgery and Chemotherapy in Treating Patients With Stage IB-IIIA Non-small Cell Lung...
National Cancer Institute (NCI) Stage IB Non-Small Cell Lung Carcinoma AJCC v7 Stage II Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer AJCC v7 Stage IIA Non-Small Cell Lung Carcinoma AJCC v7 Stage IIB Non-Small Cell Lung Carcinoma AJCC v7 Stage IIIA Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer AJCC v7
This phase III ALCHEMIST trial studies how well nivolumab after surgery and chemotherapy work in treating patients with stage IB-IIIA non-small cell lung cancer. Monoclonal antibodies, such as nivolumab, may stimulate the immune system in different ways and kill tumor cells remaining... expand

This phase III ALCHEMIST trial studies how well nivolumab after surgery and chemotherapy work in treating patients with stage IB-IIIA non-small cell lung cancer. Monoclonal antibodies, such as nivolumab, may stimulate the immune system in different ways and kill tumor cells remaining after surgery and standard of care chemotherapy.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: May 2016

open study

Greater Occipital Nerve Block With Bupivacaine for Acute Migraine
Montefiore Medical Center Migraine
This is a randomized, sham-controlled study of greater occipital nerve block (GONB) using bupivacaine 0.5% for emergency department patients with acute migraine. Patients are only enrolled if they fail first line therapy with metoclopramide. expand

This is a randomized, sham-controlled study of greater occipital nerve block (GONB) using bupivacaine 0.5% for emergency department patients with acute migraine. Patients are only enrolled if they fail first line therapy with metoclopramide.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Jul 2015

open study

Platinum Based Chemotherapy or Capecitabine in Treating Patients With Residual Triple-Negative Basal-Like...
ECOG-ACRIN Cancer Research Group Estrogen Receptor Negative HER2/Neu Negative Invasive Breast Carcinoma Progesterone Receptor Negative Stage II Breast Cancer
This randomized phase III trial studies how well cisplatin or carboplatin (platinum based chemotherapy) works compared to capecitabine in treating patients with remaining (residual) basal-like triple-negative breast cancer following chemotherapy after surgery (neoadjuvant). Drugs... expand

This randomized phase III trial studies how well cisplatin or carboplatin (platinum based chemotherapy) works compared to capecitabine in treating patients with remaining (residual) basal-like triple-negative breast cancer following chemotherapy after surgery (neoadjuvant). Drugs used in chemotherapy, such as cisplatin, carboplatin and capecitabine, 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 cisplatin or carboplatin is more effective than capecitabine in treating patients with residual triple negative basal-like breast cancer.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Apr 2015

open study

Lung-MAP: Talazoparib in Treating Patients With HRRD Positive Recurrent Stage IV Squamous Cell Lung Cancer
Southwest Oncology Group ATM Gene Mutation ATR Gene Mutation BARD1 Gene Mutation BRCA1 Gene Mutation BRCA2 Gene Mutation
This phase II trial studies how well talazoparib works in treating patients with homologous recombination repair deficiency (HRRD) positive stage IV squamous cell lung cancer that has come back after previous treatment. Talazoparib may stop the growth of tumor cells by blocking... expand

This phase II trial studies how well talazoparib works in treating patients with homologous recombination repair deficiency (HRRD) positive stage IV squamous cell lung cancer that has come back after previous treatment. Talazoparib may stop the growth of tumor cells by blocking some of the enzymes needed for cell growth.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Feb 2017

open study

Safety Study of Gene Modified Donor T-cells Following TCR + Alpha Beta Depleted Stem Cell Transplant
Bellicum Pharmaceuticals Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia Leukemia, Acute Myeloid (AML), Child Lymphoma, Non-Hodgkin Myelodysplastic Syndromes Immunologic Deficiency Syndromes
This study will evaluate pediatric patients with malignant or non-malignant blood cell disorders who are having a blood stem cell transplant depleted of T cell receptor (TCR) alfa and beta cells that comes from a partially matched family donor. The study will assess whether immune... expand

This study will evaluate pediatric patients with malignant or non-malignant blood cell disorders who are having a blood stem cell transplant depleted of T cell receptor (TCR) alfa and beta cells that comes from a partially matched family donor. The study will assess whether immune cells, called T cells, from the family donor, that are specially grown in the laboratory and given back to the patient along with the stem cell transplant can help the immune system recover faster after transplant. As a safety measure these T cells have been programmed with a self-destruct switch so that they can be destroyed if they start to react against tissues (Graft versus host disease).

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Apr 2014

open study

Blinatumomab in Treating Younger Patients With Relapsed B-cell Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia
National Cancer Institute (NCI) B Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia
This randomized phase III trial studies how well blinatumomab works compared with standard combination chemotherapy in treating patients with B-cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia that has returned after a period of improvement (relapsed). Monoclonal antibodies, such as blinatumomab,... expand

This randomized phase III trial studies how well blinatumomab works compared with standard combination chemotherapy in treating patients with B-cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia that has returned after a period of improvement (relapsed). Monoclonal antibodies, such as blinatumomab, may interfere with the ability of tumor cells to grow and spread. It is not yet known whether standard combination chemotherapy is more effective than blinatumomab in treating relapsed B-cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Dec 2014

open study

Study of Efficacy and Safety of PDR001 in Patients With Advanced or Metastatic, Well-differentiated,...
Novartis Pharmaceuticals Well-differentiated Non-functional NET of Thoracic Origin Well-differentiated Non-functional NET of Gastrointestinal Origin Well-differentiated Non-functional NET of Pancreatic Origin Poorly-differentiated Gastroenteropancreatic Neuroendocrine Carcinoma
This is a study to investigate the efficacy and safety of PDR001 in patients with advanced or metastatic, well-differentiated, non-functional neuroendocrine tumors of pancreatic, gastrointestinal (GI), or thoracic origin or poorly-differentiated gastroenteropancreatic neuroendocrine... expand

This is a study to investigate the efficacy and safety of PDR001 in patients with advanced or metastatic, well-differentiated, non-functional neuroendocrine tumors of pancreatic, gastrointestinal (GI), or thoracic origin or poorly-differentiated gastroenteropancreatic neuroendocrine carcinoma (GEP-NEC) that have progressed on prior treatment.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Feb 2017

open study

Long-term Study of Teduglutide in Pediatric Subjects With Short Bowel Syndrome (SBS) Who Completed TED-C14-006
Shire Short Bowel Syndrome
This study will follow subjects who completed the TED-C14-006 study. The purpose of this study is to evaluate the long-term safety and efficacy of teduglutide in pediatric subjects with Short Bowel Syndrome (SBS). This study will also offer teduglutide treatment to eligible subjects,... expand

This study will follow subjects who completed the TED-C14-006 study. The purpose of this study is to evaluate the long-term safety and efficacy of teduglutide in pediatric subjects with Short Bowel Syndrome (SBS). This study will also offer teduglutide treatment to eligible subjects, regardless of treatment received in TED-C14-006.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Jan 2017

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Nivolumab and Ipilimumab in Treating Patients With HIV Associated Relapsed or Refractory Classical Hodgkin...
National Cancer Institute (NCI) Advanced Malignant Solid Neoplasm Anal Carcinoma HIV Infection Kaposi Sarcoma Lung Carcinoma
This phase I trial studies the side effects and best dose of nivolumab when given with ipilimumab in treating patients with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) associated classical Hodgkin lymphoma that has returned after a period of improvement or does not respond to treatment,... expand

This phase I trial studies the side effects and best dose of nivolumab when given with ipilimumab in treating patients with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) associated classical Hodgkin lymphoma that has returned after a period of improvement or does not respond to treatment, or solid tumors that have spread to other places in the body or cannot be removed by surgery. Monoclonal antibodies, such as ipilimumab and nivolumab, may block tumor growth in different ways by targeting certain cells. Ipilimumab is an antibody that acts against a molecule called cytotoxic T-lymphocyte antigen 4 (CTLA-4). CTLA-4 controls a part of your immune system by shutting it down. Nivolumab is a type of antibody that is specific for human programmed cell death 1 (PD-1), a protein that is responsible for destruction of immune cells. Giving ipilimumab with nivolumab may work better in treating patients with HIV associated classical Hodgkin lymphoma or solid tumors.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Aug 2015

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A Study of Cobimetinib Plus Paclitaxel, Cobimetinib Plus Atezolizumab Plus Paclitaxel, or Cobimetinib...
Hoffmann-La Roche Breast Cancer
This three-cohort, multi-stage, randomized, Phase II, multicenter trial will evaluate the safety and tolerability and estimate the efficacy of cobimetinib plus paclitaxel versus placebo plus paclitaxel in Cohort I, of cobimetinib plus atezolizumab plus paclitaxel in Cohort II,... expand

This three-cohort, multi-stage, randomized, Phase II, multicenter trial will evaluate the safety and tolerability and estimate the efficacy of cobimetinib plus paclitaxel versus placebo plus paclitaxel in Cohort I, of cobimetinib plus atezolizumab plus paclitaxel in Cohort II, and of cobimetinib plus atezolizumab plus nab-paclitaxel in Cohort III in participants with metastatic or locally advanced, triple-negative adenocarcinoma of the breast who have not received prior systemic therapy for metastatic breast cancer (MBC). Participants may continue on study treatment until the development of progressive disease (PD) or the loss of clinical benefit, unacceptable toxicity, and/or consent withdrawal. The Cohort I target sample size is 12 participants for the safety run-in stage and approximately 90 participants in the expansion stage. Each of Cohorts II and III will consist of a safety run-in stage of approximately 15 participants followed by an expansion stage of approximately 15 participants.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Nov 2014

open study

Temozolomide With or Without Veliparib in Treating Patients With Newly Diagnosed Glioblastoma Multiforme
National Cancer Institute (NCI) Glioblastoma Gliosarcoma
This randomized phase II/III trial studies how well temozolomide and veliparib work compared to temozolomide alone in treating patients with newly diagnosed glioblastoma multiforme. Drugs used in chemotherapy, such as temozolomide, work in different ways to stop the growth of... expand

This randomized phase II/III trial studies how well temozolomide and veliparib work compared to temozolomide alone in treating patients with newly diagnosed glioblastoma multiforme. Drugs used in chemotherapy, such as temozolomide, 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. Veliparib may stop the growth of tumor cells by blocking some of the enzymes needed for cell growth. It is not yet known whether temozolomide is more effective with or without veliparib in treating glioblastoma multiforme.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Dec 2014

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Radiation Therapy With or Without Combination Chemotherapy or Pazopanib Hydrochloride Before Surgery...
National Cancer Institute (NCI) Adult Fibrosarcoma Alveolar Soft Part Sarcoma Angiomatoid Fibrous Histiocytoma Atypical Fibroxanthoma Clear Cell Sarcoma of Soft Tissue
This randomized phase II/III trial studies how well pazopanib hydrochloride, combination chemotherapy, and radiation therapy work and compares it to radiation therapy alone or in combination with pazopanib hydrochloride or combination chemotherapy in treating patients with newly... expand

This randomized phase II/III trial studies how well pazopanib hydrochloride, combination chemotherapy, and radiation therapy work and compares it to radiation therapy alone or in combination with pazopanib hydrochloride or combination chemotherapy in treating patients with newly diagnosed non-rhabdomyosarcoma soft tissue sarcomas that can be removed by surgery. Radiation therapy uses high energy x-rays to kill tumor cells. Drugs used in chemotherapy, such as ifosfamide and doxorubicin hydrochloride, 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. Pazopanib hydrochloride may stop the growth of tumor cells by blocking some of the enzymes needed for cell growth. It is not yet known whether radiation therapy works better when given with or without combination chemotherapy and/or pazopanib hydrochloride in treating patients with non-rhabdomyosarcoma soft tissue sarcomas.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Jul 2014

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Brentuximab Vedotin and Combination Chemotherapy in Treating Children and Young Adults With Stage IIB...
National Cancer Institute (NCI) Ann Arbor Stage IIB Hodgkin Lymphoma Ann Arbor Stage IIIB Hodgkin Lymphoma Ann Arbor Stage IV Hodgkin Lymphoma Ann Arbor Stage IVA Hodgkin Lymphoma Ann Arbor Stage IVB Hodgkin Lymphoma
This randomized phase III trial studies brentuximab vedotin and combination chemotherapy to see how well they work compared to combination chemotherapy alone in treating children and young adults with stage IIB or stage IIIB-IVB Hodgkin lymphoma. Combinations of biological substances... expand

This randomized phase III trial studies brentuximab vedotin and combination chemotherapy to see how well they work compared to combination chemotherapy alone in treating children and young adults with stage IIB or stage IIIB-IVB Hodgkin lymphoma. Combinations of biological substances in brentuximab vedotin may be able to carry cancer-killing substances directly to Hodgkin lymphoma cells. Drugs used in chemotherapy, such as doxorubicin hydrochloride, bleomycin sulfate, vincristine sulfate, etoposide, prednisone, and cyclophosphamide, 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. It is not yet known if combination chemotherapy is more effective with or without brentuximab vedotin in treating Hodgkin lymphoma.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Mar 2015

open study

Educational Videos to Address Racial Disparities in Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator Therapy
Duke University Sudden Cardiac Death Heart Failure
VIVID is a prospective, multicenter, randomized clinical trial that will evaluate three specific research questions. In black patients eligible for a primary prevention implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD), 1) what is the effect of a patient-centered educational video... expand

VIVID is a prospective, multicenter, randomized clinical trial that will evaluate three specific research questions. In black patients eligible for a primary prevention implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD), 1) what is the effect of a patient-centered educational video compared with usual care (UC) on knowledge of SCD (Sudden Cardiac Death), associated risk factors, and ICDs; 2) what is the effect of a patient-centered educational video compared with UC on the decision for ICD implantation, decisional conflict, and receipt of an ICD within 90 days of the decision; 3) what is the effect of racial concordance between study patients and video participants (health care providers/patients) on the decision for ICD implantation, decisional conflict and ICD receipt within 90 days of the decision. In addition, in-depth qualitative interviews (IQI) with a sample of trial participants will be conducted to determine the salient influences on their decision and explore the reasons for their ultimate decision and subsequent implantation or non-implantation of an ICD. Approximately 480 patients eligible for a primary prevention ICD will be enrolled at approximately 12 hospitals in this study. Study sites selected for VIVID will be geographically diverse and provide care to a significant proportion of racial and ethnic minority patients. Patient's will be mailed a letter, regarding the study, prior to their initial visit. At the initial visit, patients will be approached about participation in the trial. For those interested, informed consent will be obtained and patients will be randomized. The investigators will be utilizing electronic consents on an iPad. Black patients will be randomized to one of 3 arms: educational videos presented in the same format; one with black participants (patients and providers) or the other with white participants (patients and providers); The third arm will be usual care (control) and the provider can interact with the patient consistent with their typical/usual care. Notably, for both intervention and control arms, all patient management decisions are completely at the discretion of the care providers.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Jul 2016

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Randomized, Open-Label, Multicenter, Controlled, Pivotal Study to Assess Safety and Efficacy of ELAD...
Vital Therapies, Inc. Acute Alcoholic Hepatitis
The primary objective of the study is to evaluate safety and efficacy of ELAD with respect to overall survival of subjects with a clinical diagnosis of alcohol-induced liver decompensation (AILD) through at least Study Day 91. The secondary objective is to evaluate the proportion... expand

The primary objective of the study is to evaluate safety and efficacy of ELAD with respect to overall survival of subjects with a clinical diagnosis of alcohol-induced liver decompensation (AILD) through at least Study Day 91. The secondary objective is to evaluate the proportion of survivors at Study Day 91 using a chi-squared test.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Jan 2016

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Tolerization Reduces Intolerance to Pegloticase and Prolongs the Urate Lowering Effect
Ampel BioSolutions, LLC Gout
The purpose of this study is to evaluate the effect of a high zone tolerizing regimen of pegloticase on clinical outcome, as defined by an serum uric acid level <6 mg/dL, in patients with chronic, refractory gout. expand

The purpose of this study is to evaluate the effect of a high zone tolerizing regimen of pegloticase on clinical outcome, as defined by an serum uric acid level <6 mg/dL, in patients with chronic, refractory gout.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Dec 2015

open study

Cabozantinib-S-Malate in Treating Patients With Advanced Solid Tumors and Human Immunodeficiency Virus
National Cancer Institute (NCI) Advanced Malignant Solid Neoplasm HIV Infection Metastatic Malignant Solid Neoplasm Recurrent Malignant Solid Neoplasm Unresectable Solid Neoplasm
This phase I trial studies the side effects and best dose of cabozantinib-s-malate in treating patients with solid tumors that have spread to other places in the body and usually cannot be cured or controlled with treatment and human immunodeficiency virus. Cabozantinib-s-malate... expand

This phase I trial studies the side effects and best dose of cabozantinib-s-malate in treating patients with solid tumors that have spread to other places in the body and usually cannot be cured or controlled with treatment and human immunodeficiency virus. Cabozantinib-s-malate may stop the growth of tumor cells by blocking some of the enzymes needed for cell growth.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Jun 2013

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PERL Continuous Glucose Monitoring (CGM) Study
Joslin Diabetes Center Diabetic Nephropathies
Seven-point capillary profiles have shown that mean glucose correlates with both diabetic retinopathy and nephropathy risk. However, there remains great controversy as to whether the degree of variability around mean glucose may also contribute to these microvascular complications.... expand

Seven-point capillary profiles have shown that mean glucose correlates with both diabetic retinopathy and nephropathy risk. However, there remains great controversy as to whether the degree of variability around mean glucose may also contribute to these microvascular complications. The PERL trial (NCT02017171), testing whether treatment with allopurinol can slow down kidney function loss in type 1 diabetes, provides a unique opportunity to assess the role of glycemic variability in the progression of diabetic kidney disease in individuals who already have mild to moderate kidney disease. By applying Continuous Glucose Monitoring (CGM) in the PERL Study population, the investigators will be able to better understand how metrics of glycemia (mean, time above and below range, and various measures of variability) are associated with renal outcomes in the PERL population as a whole, but also in important subgroups (e.g., albuminuric vs. normoalbuminuric subjects with ongoing GFR decline, allopurinol vs. placebo arms). The nvestigators also aim to obtain precise information on the range of blood glucose corresponding to any given HbA1c value in this population since previous studies generally excluded patients with renal disease.

Type: Observational

Start Date: Oct 2017

open study

Buprenorphine Group Medical Visits in Primary Care
Montefiore Medical Center Opioid-Related Disorders
The primary goal of this research is to improve the effectiveness of buprenorphine maintenance treatment (BMT) within primary care. Investigators propose that providing BMT as part of a group medical visit (instead of an individual visit) will improve treatment outcomes for... expand

The primary goal of this research is to improve the effectiveness of buprenorphine maintenance treatment (BMT) within primary care. Investigators propose that providing BMT as part of a group medical visit (instead of an individual visit) will improve treatment outcomes for patients with persistent opioid abuse, because members become accountable to the group, are exposed to beneficial habits of others (i.e. positive deviance), and can receive efficacious behavioral interventions concomitantly with medical management

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Jan 2017

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Trametinib in Treating Patients With Epithelioid Hemangioendothelioma That Is Metastatic, Locally Advanced,...
National Cancer Institute (NCI) Epithelioid Hemangioendothelioma Locally Advanced Epithelioid Hemangioendothelioma Metastatic Epithelioid Hemangioendothelioma
This phase II trial studies how well trametinib works in treating patients with epithelioid hemangioendothelioma that has spread to other places in the body, nearby tissue or lymph nodes, or cannot be removed by surgery. Trametinib may stop the growth of tumor cells by blocking... expand

This phase II trial studies how well trametinib works in treating patients with epithelioid hemangioendothelioma that has spread to other places in the body, nearby tissue or lymph nodes, or cannot be removed by surgery. Trametinib may stop the growth of tumor cells by blocking some of the enzymes needed for cell growth.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Apr 2017

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Adrenocorticotropic Hormone (ACTH) for Frequently Relapsing and Steroid Dependent Nephrotic Syndrome
Emory University Nephrotic Syndrome
In childhood nephrotic syndrome, the kidneys leak protein, causing body swelling and a variety of possible complications such as infection, blood clots, and kidney failure. The first-line treatment for nephrotic syndrome is corticosteroids. Many children respond to prednisone... expand

In childhood nephrotic syndrome, the kidneys leak protein, causing body swelling and a variety of possible complications such as infection, blood clots, and kidney failure. The first-line treatment for nephrotic syndrome is corticosteroids. Many children respond to prednisone treatment, but the disease comes back (relapses) when the prednisone is stopped or the dose is reduced. Children with frequently relapsing or steroid dependent nephrotic syndrome are at risk for toxicity from frequent exposure to corticosteroids. Currently, the standard treatment for frequently relapsing and steroid dependent nephrotic syndrome involves a variety of medications that suppress the immune system, which can produce serious side effects. We propose a study to examine the effects of a different medication, ACTH, on nephrotic syndrome. ACTH is a hormone naturally found in the body. Recently, in adult studies, ACTH has been shown to be effective for the treatment of nephrotic syndrome. It has also been shown to have mild and reversible side effects. ACTH is potentially an attractive therapeutic alternative for the treatment of frequently relapsing and steroid dependent nephrotic syndrome in children. Our study will randomly assign patients with frequently relapsing or steroid dependent nephrotic syndrome to either ACTH treatment or no treatment. This will allow us to study the effects of ACTH on this disease and its side effects, by comparing how patients do on ACTH treatment versus no treatment. We hypothesize that ACTH gel is superior to no treatment in maintaining remission in children with frequently relapsing or steroid dependent nephrotic syndrome.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: May 2014

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Risk-Based Therapy in Treating Younger Patients With Newly Diagnosed Liver Cancer
National Cancer Institute (NCI) PRETEXT Stage 1 Hepatoblastoma PRETEXT Stage 2 Hepatoblastoma PRETEXT Stage 3 Hepatoblastoma PRETEXT Stage 4 Hepatoblastoma
This phase III trial studies the side effects and how well risk-based therapy works in treating younger patients with newly diagnosed liver cancer. Surgery, chemotherapy drugs (cancer fighting medicines), and when necessary, liver transplant, are the main current treatments for... expand

This phase III trial studies the side effects and how well risk-based therapy works in treating younger patients with newly diagnosed liver cancer. Surgery, chemotherapy drugs (cancer fighting medicines), and when necessary, liver transplant, are the main current treatments for hepatoblastoma. The stage of the cancer is one factor used to decide the best treatment. Treating patients according to the risk group they are in may help get rid of the cancer, keep it from coming back, and decrease the side effects of chemotherapy.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Sep 2009

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