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Evaluating the Combination of Everolimus and Sorafenib in the Treatment of Radioactive Iodine Refractory Thyroid Cancer

2014-08-27 03:13:02 | BioPortfolio

Summary

The purpose of this study is to find out what effects, good and/or bad, the combination of sorafenib and everolimus will have on your thyroid cancer. Treatment guidelines from the National Comprehensive Cancer Network include sorafenib as a treatment option for thyroid cancer. Sorafenib is pill that is approved by the FDA for the treatment of kidney and liver cancers. Sorafenib may work in many different ways. It helps decrease the blood supply to tumors. By doing so, it may limit the tumor's source of oxygen and nutrients and prevent the tumor from growing. Everolimus is an oral medication that is FDA approved for the treatment of kidney cancer. It inhibits a protein kinase called mTOR ("mammalian Target of Rapamycin"). In laboratory studies, the addition of everolimus to sorafenib works better than sorafenib alone. These two drugs are being used together to treat other types of cancer in other clinical studies. In addition, the cancer will be evaluated to help us find factors that can help predict who would benefit most from this combination of drugs.

Study Design

Allocation: Non-Randomized, Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment, Masking: Open Label, Primary Purpose: Treatment

Conditions

Thyroid Cancer

Intervention

sorafenib with everolimus

Location

Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
New York
New York
United States
10065

Status

Recruiting

Source

Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center

Results (where available)

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An aggressive THYROID GLAND malignancy which generally occurs in IODINE-deficient areas in people with previous thyroid pathology such as GOITER. It is associated with CELL DEDIFFERENTIATION of THYROID CARCINOMA (e.g., FOLLICULAR THYROID CARCINOMA; PAPILLARY THYROID CANCER). Typical initial presentation is a rapidly growing neck mass which upon metastasis is associated with DYSPHAGIA; NECK PAIN; bone pain; DYSPNEA; and NEUROLOGIC DEFICITS.

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