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Latest Biotechnology, Pharmaceutical and Healthcare Clinical Trials

23:19 EDT 17th April 2014 | BioPortfolio

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Thursday 17th April 2014

Imatinib Mesylate in Treating Patients With Recurrent or Persistent Uterine Cancer

This phase II clinical trial studies the side effects and how well imatinib mesylate works in treating patients with uterine cancer that has failed to respond to initial chemotherapy or has re-grown after therapy. Imatinib mesylate may stop the growth of tumor cells by blocking some of the enzymes needed for cell growth.

A Multi-Site Study of Strategies for Implementing Schizophrenia Guidelines

Schizophrenia, a chronic psychiatric disorder, is the second most frequent VA discharge diagnosis. Medication management practices for schizophrenia often are not guideline-concordant and place patients at risk for adverse outcomes. This project tests a new strategy to standard implementation for VHA Schizophrenia Guidelines.

A Model for Genetic Susceptibility: Melanoma

The goal of this study is to find out if some people are more likely to get melanoma, a form of skin cancer, than others are. To do this we will compare people who have had more than one melanoma to people who have had only one melanoma and to people who are similar but who have not developed melanoma. People respond to the environment in different ways. Some may be born with genes that make them more likely to get this type of skin cancer. Each person has many ways to repair...

Tamoxifen Citrate or Letrozole With or Without Bevacizumab in Treating Women With Stage III or Stage IV Breast Cancer

This randomized phase III trial is studying giving tamoxifen citrate or letrozole together with bevacizumab to see how well it works compared with tamoxifen citrate or letrozole alone in treating women with stage III or stage IV breast cancer. Estrogen can cause the growth of breast cancer cells. Hormone therapy using tamoxifen citrate* or letrozole may fight breast cancer by blocking the use of estrogen by the tumor cells. Monoclonal antibodies, such as bevacizumab, can block...

Body Heat Content and Dissipation in Obese and Normal Weight Adults

This study will investigate how different parts of the body lose body heat and will measure the heat released by specific areas such as the limbs and abdomen. Animal studies suggest that dissipation of body heat may affect energy expenditure, and therefore, body weight. This study will explore the relationship between obesity and heat in humans. Healthy people 18 years of age and older who are of normal weight or who are obese and who are not taking medications for obesity-rel...

Decitabine and Bortezomib in Treating Patients With Acute Myeloid Leukemia

This phase I trial is studying the side effects and best dose of bortezomib when given together with decitabine in treating patients with acute myeloid leukemia. Bortezomib may stop the growth of cancer cells by blocking some of the enzymes needed for cell growth. Drugs used in chemotherapy, such as decitabine, work in different ways to stop the growth of cancer cells, either by killing the cells or by stopping them from dividing. Giving bortezomib together with decitabine may...

Effects of Bariatric Surgery on Insulin

This study, conducted at the NIH Clinical Research Unit (CRU) at the Phoenix Indian Medical Center, will compare the effects of two methods of bariatric surgery, the adjustable BAND and Roux-en-Y gastric bypass, on insulin. Bariatric surgery is a treatment for achieving and maintaining weight loss. The study will look at how this surgery might improve how insulin (a hormone important for regulating blood sugar levels) is made and works in the body and the possible role of chang...

Vatalanib and Pemetrexed Disodium in Treating Patients With Advanced Solid Tumors

RATIONALE: Vatalanib and pemetrexed disodium may stop the growth of tumor cells by blocking some of the enzymes needed for cell growth. Vatalanib may also stop the growth of tumor cells by blocking blood flow to the tumor. Giving vatalanib together with pemetrexed disodium may kill more tumor cells. PURPOSE: This phase I trial is studying the side effects and best dose of vatalanib when given together with pemetrexed disodium in treating patients with advanced solid tumors.

A Case-Referent Study of Brain Tumors in Adults

The etiology of brain tumors is poorly understood. Due, in part, to public concern about a postulated relationship between the use of cellular telephones or other increasingly prevalent environmental exposures and the incidence of brain cancer in adults, the National Cancer Institute is collaborating with three U.S. hospitals in a comprehensive case-control study of malignant and benign brain tumors. Factors under consideration include use of cellular phones and other wireles...

Open-label Follow up Trial to Evaluate Long-term Safety and Efficacy of Brivaracetam in Subjects Aged 16 Years or Older Suffering From Epilepsy.

This trial, evaluating the long-term safety and tolerability of brivaracetam will provide subjects suffering from epilepsy, who may have benefited from brivaracetam as adjunctive treatment, the opportunity to receive open label brivaracetam treatment.

A Study to Evaluate New or Worsening Lens Opacifications in Subjects With Non-metastatic Prostate Cancer Receiving Denosumab for Bone Loss Due to Androgen-Deprivation Therapy

This is a phase 3, randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled study to evaluate new or worsening lens opacifications in subjects with non-metastatic prostate cancer receiving denosumab for bone loss due to androgen deprivation therapy.

A Study to Compare Subcutaneous Versus Intravenous Administration of Herceptin (Trastuzumab) in Women With HER2-Positive Early Breast Cancer

In this open-label multicenter trial patients with operable or locally advanced breast cancer will be randomized to pre-operative treatment with 8 cycles of chemotherapy (docetaxel followed by 5-fluorouracil/epirubicin/cyclophosphamide) concurrent with either SC Herceptin or IV Herceptin. After surgery patients will receive a further 10 cycles of Herceptin SC or IV as per randomization to complete 1 year of treatment. After the end of study treatment patients will be followed f...

Phase 2A Study of NPC-1C Chimeric Monoclonal Antibody to Treat Pancreatic and Colorectal Cancer

The purpose of the phase 2A component of this study is to determine if giving the immune molecule NPC-1C to individuals who have cancer of the pancreas or gastrointestinal tract (colon or rectum) which has not responded to standard treatments can shrink or halt the growth of cancer, and to obtain additional data to study its effect on the immune system. Safety data will also be accumulated and evaluated during this study. NPC-1C is a monoclonal antibody that recognizes a speci...

An Open Label Pharmacokinetic, Safety And Efficacy Study Of Maraviroc In Combination With Background Therapy For The Treatment Of HIV-1 Infected, CCR5 -Tropic Children

The primary purpose of this study is to determine the pharmacokinetic properties (what the body does to maraviroc) and to determine a suitable dosing schedule of maraviroc in HIV-1 infected children and adolescents. This study will also determine whether maraviroc is safe to use in children and adolescents.

A Study for Monthly Methoxy Polyethylene Glycol-Epoetin Beta Treatment in Patients With Chronic Renal Anaemia

This open-label single-arm study will evaluate the efficacy, safety and tolerability of methoxy polyethylene glycol epoetin beta on long-term maintenance of haemoglobin levels in patients with chronic renal anaemia. Patients will receive methoxy polyethylene glycol-epoetin beta intravenously once monthly at initial doses of either 120 micrograms or 200 micrograms or 360 micrograms in the titration phase of 16 weeks with a potential dose adjustment in the evaluation phase of 8 w...

Acute Effects of Preladenant (SCH 420814) on Dyskinesia and Parkinsonism in Levodopa Treated Participants (P05550)

This is a randomized, placebo-controlled, 3-period crossover, balanced, single-site, third party-blind study of preladenant (SCH 420814) in patients with Parkinson disease (PD) to be conducted in conformance with Good Clinical Practices. This trial will investigate the effects of single doses of preladenant and placebo on the dyskinesia and antiparkinsonian actions of a levodopa infusion. The study will examine 10 mg ("low dose") or 100 mg ("high dose") study drug, given as sin...

An Alternative Dosing Schedule of Varenicline for Smoking Cessation

The purpose of this study is to explore the use of an prolonged alternative dosing schedule using varenicline for smoking cessation leading to greater quit rates and higher rates of continuous abstinence.

Study to Evaluate the Safety and Immunogenicity of Poly ICLC (Hiltonol) in Healthy Volunteers

Vaccines induce protective immunity against numerous infectious diseases. However, current vaccines have limited efficacy against challenging infections like tuberculosis, malaria and HIV. Protein vaccines are safe but, typically, they induce weak T cell immunity when administered alone. Therefore, special attention is being given to adjuvants, which are enhancers of immunity, that mature antigen presenting immunostimulatory dendritic cells (DCs). Our goal is to study in humans...

Phase II Trial of Alemtuzumab (Campath) and Dose-Adjusted EPOCH-Rituximab (DA-EPOCH-R) in Relapsed or Refractory Diffuse Large B-Cell and Hodgkin Lymphomas

Background: - Studies conducted at the National Cancer Institute suggest that certain chemotherapy drugs may be more effective if given by continuous infusion into the vein rather than by the standard method of rapid intravenous injection. One combination of six chemotherapy drugs, known as EPOCH-R, has had a high degree of effectiveness in people with certain kinds of cancer. - Recent evidence also indicates that the effects of chemotherapy ma...

Clinical Evaluation of the Blazer® Open-Irrigated Catheter for Treatment of Type 1 Atrial Flutter

The purpose of the BLOCk-CTI study is to evaluate the safety and effectiveness of the Blazer® Open-Irrigated Ablation Catheter for the treatment of sustained or recurrent type 1 atrial flutter. This study will compare outcomes in patients treated with the Blazer® Open-Irrigated Ablation Catheter to outcomes in patients treated with open-irrigated radiofrequency ablation catheters that have received FDA market approval for the treatment of type 1 atrial flutter.

A Pharmacokinetic and Bioavailability Study of 28431754 (Canagliflozin) in Healthy Male Volunteers

The purpose of this study is to evaluate the absolute oral bioavailability (how fast and how much study drug is absorbed in the body) of a single 300-mg oral dose of canagliflozin in healthy male volunteers.

Clofarabine and Low-dose Cytarabine Followed by Consolidation Therapy in AML Patients Age Greater Than or Equal to 60 Years

Primary outcome measure: Evaluate the efficacy in terms of complete responses of induction therapy and first-line consolidation of Clofarabine and low-dose Cytarabine with AML patients aged 60 years or more. The first efficacy objective is evaluate the overall remission rate (TRG), where general reference (RG) is defined as a patient who achieved complete remission (CR) or complete remission with inadequate platelet recovery (CPR). Secondary outcome measures: -...

High Cardiovascular Risk Management and Salt Reduction in Rural Villages in China

Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death in China. At the village level, strategies for the control of cardiovascular disease are mostly absent. National clinical guidelines for the management of hypertension and cardiovascular disease are rarely disseminated to, or implemented by, the village primary care providers. Salt reduction has greater potential in rural China than almost anywhere else in the world. Very high levels of salt consumption, very little use o...

Evaluation of the Use of Metal Stents as Part of the Treatment of Benign Biliary Strictures

The purpose of this study is to study the evaluation of the use of metal stents as part of the treatment of benign biliary strictures.

Dose Escalation of Hypofractionated Radiation Therapy in Patients With Metastatic Cancer

Patients with metastatic cancer are generally treated with chemotherapy, which has improved median survival compared to best supportive care. Despite this, patients continue to have persistent disease at sites that were initially involved with cancer. Radiation therapy is an effective modality for treating localized cancer but generally has been only used for palliation of symptoms once a patient develops metastatic disease. Since patients often have persistent disease after...

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