The purpose of a clinical trial is to determine the most effective and safest treatment for a disease. Clinical trial evaluation is a key step to translating research into new medicines that can provide better outcomes for patients. The performance of clinical trials is a vital component of U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s drug approval process, without which advances in therapeutics for brain tumor patients would not be possible. Often the lengthiest aspect of the drug approval process is finding people to participate in trials. The Clinical Trial Finder is intended to help raise awareness and increase participation in clinical trials to facilitate brain tumor research and accelerate the development of new drugs and treatments for patients.
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[11C]Acetate PET in Patients With Glioma
At each point that the patient will have [11C]-Acetate PET study, this will be compared with standard clinical MR imaging. Abbreviations: XRT - radiation therapy; TMZ - temozolomide (chemotherapy) Quantitative Image Data Analysis: The [11C]-Acetate uptake in tumor sites from images will be analyzed qualitatively by visual assessment, quantitatively using a standard uptake value (SUV) in the tumor relative to the contralateral normal brain, and the parameters obtained by compartmental modeling of dynamic data.
131I-IPA and Concurrent XRT in Recurrent GBM
A multi-centre, open-label, single-arm, dose-finding phase I/II study to evaluate safety, tolerability, dosing schedule, and preliminary efficacy of carrier-added 4-L-[131I]iodo-phenylalanine (131I-IPA), administered as single or repetitive injections in patients with recurrent glioblastoma multiforme (GBM), concomitantly to 2nd line external radiation therapy (XRT) - IPAX-1
131I-omburtamab Radioimmunotherapy for Neuroblastoma Central Nervous System/Leptomeningeal Metastases
Children with a neuroblastoma diagnose and central nervous system (CNS)/leptomeningeal metastases will be given up to 2 rounds of intracerebroventricular treatment with a radiolabelled monoclonal antibody, 131I-omburtamab to evaluate efficacy and safety
177Lu-DOTA-TATE and Olaparib in Somatostatin Receptor Positive Tumours
This is a phase I study of 177Lu-DOTA-TATE in combination with the PARP-inhibitor olaparib for treatment of patients with somatostatin receptor positive tumours detected by 68Ga-DOTA-TATE/TOC PET. The combination of a PARP inhibitor that will specifically target the repair mechanism, with ionising radiation causing SSB's might overcome the repair dependent survival of the tumour cells, making them more sensitive to β-emission and increase the probability of tumour cell death.
177Lu-PP-F11N for Receptor Targeted Therapy and Imaging of Metastatic Thyroid Cancer.
The purpose of this study is to determine the use of 177Lu-PP-F11N for imaging and therapy of patients with advanced medullary thyroid carcinoma (MTC). 177Lu-PP-F11N is a gastrin analogon, binding to cholecystokinin-2 receptors. This receptors show an overexpression on more than 90 % of medullary thyroid carcinomas. In the pilot (phase 0) study investigators will correlate the tumour detection rate with the surgery and histology (proof of concept study). Furthermore, kidney protection and dosimetry studies will be performed in order to determine the kidney protection protocol and starting activity for the dose escalation study in...
[18F]DASA-23 and PET Scan in Evaluating Pyruvate Kinase M2 Expression in Patients With Intracranial Tumors or Recurrent Glioblastoma and Healthy Volunteers
This phase I trial studies how well [18F]DASA-23 and positron emission tomography (PET) scan work in evaluating pyruvate kinase M2 (PKM2) expression in patients with intracranial tumors or recurrent glioblastoma and healthy volunteers. PKM2 regulates brain tumor metabolism, a key factor in glioblastoma growth. [18F]DASA-23 is a radioactive substance with the ability to monitor PKM2 activity. A PET scan is a procedure in which a small amount of a radioactive substance, such as [18F]DASA-23, is injected into a vein, and a scanner is used to make detailed, computerized pictures of areas inside the body where the substance is used. Tumor ...
18FDG PET for Early Identification of Tumor Exhaust for Immunotherapy in Patients With Locally Advanced or Metastatic Non-Small Cell Bronchopulmonary Carcinoma or Melanoma
The hypothesis of this diagnostic performance study is that, for patients treated for immunotherapy-treated melanoma or NSCLC, some metabolic parameters of the 18FDG dual-point PET scan distinguish inflammatory pseudo-progression from tumor progression true and thus improve the evaluation of tumor response to immunotherapy
18F-DOPA II - PET Imaging Optimization
A single centre non-randomized, non-blinded phase III prospective cohort study of 18F-DOPA PET/CT imaging in specific patient populations: 1. Pediatric patients (less than 18 years old) with congenital hyperinsulinism. 2. Pediatric patients (less than 18 years old) with neuroblastoma. 3. Pediatric (less than 18 years old) or Adult patients (18 or older) with known or clinically suspected neuroendocrine tumor. 4. Adult patients (18 or older) with a clinical suspicion of Parkinson's disease or Lewy body dementia. 5. Pediatric (less than 18 years old) or Adult patients (18 or older) with brain...
18F-DOPA-PET/MRI Scan in Imaging Elderly Patients With Newly Diagnosed Grade IV Malignant Glioma or Glioblastoma During Planning For a Short Course of Proton Beam Radiation Therapy
This phase II trial studies how well fluorodopa F 18-positron emission tomography/magnetic resonance imaging scan (18F-DOPA-PET/MRI) works in imaging elderly patients with newly diagnosed grade IV malignant glioma or glioblastoma during planning for a short course of proton beam radiation therapy. 18F-DOPA is a chemical tracer that highlights certain cells during imaging. PET scan, is a metabolic imaging technique which takes advantage of how tumor cells take up nutrients differently than normal tissue. MRI scans are used to guide radiation therapy for most brain tumors. Hypofractionated proton beam therapy delivers higher doses of ...
[18F]Fluciclovine and [18F]FLT PET/CT Assessment of Primary High-Grade Brain Tumors
The hypothesis of this exploratory clinical trial in patients with high-grade a primary brain tumor who receive chemoradiation is that the PET imaging agents [18F]Fluciclovine and/or [18F]FLT will be a better predictor of tumor response than standard MRI based brain tumor response criteria. When used in conjunction, the two PET agents may be better able to predict tumor aggressiveness and thus overall survival than the use of individual-tracer PET biomarkers. This may eventually lead to improved assessment of response (including time to progression and overall survival) and differentiation of tumor recurrence/progression from ...