Abemaciclib in Children With DIPG or Recurrent/Refractory Solid Tumors
This is a Phase I clinical trial evaluating abemaciclib (LY2835219), an inhibitor of cyclin dependent-kinases 4 and 6 (Cdk 4/6) in children and young adults with newly diagnosed diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma (DIPG) (Stratum A) and in relapsed/refractory/progressive malignant brain (Grade III/IV, including DIPG; MBT) and solid tumor (ST) patients (Stratum B).
Abemaciclib in Patients With Oligodendroglioma
This is a phase II, single arm, open label study looking how well a drug called abemaciclib works in patients with recurrent oligodendroglioma
Abemaciclib in Treating Patients With Advanced, Refractory, and Unresectable Digestive System Neuroendocrine Tumors
This phase II trial studies how well abemaciclib works in treating patients with digestive system neuroendocrine tumors that have spread to other places in the body, do not respond to treatment, and cannot be removed by surgery. Abemaciclib may stop the growth of tumor cells by blocking some of the enzymes needed for cell growth.
ABI-009 (Nab-Rapamycin) in Recurrent High Grade Glioma and Newly Diagnosed Glioblastoma
A Phase 2, Open-label Study of ABI-009 (nab-Rapamycin) in Bevacizumab-Naïve Subjects with Progressive High Grade Glioma Following Prior Therapy and Subjects with Newly Diagnosed Glioblastoma. ABI-009 will be tested as single agent or in combination with standard therapies
A Biospecimen Collection Study in BRAF-V600E Mutated Recurrent Gliomas
This is a surgical biospecimen collection study. The purpose of this study is to understand how much of two drugs (dabrafenib and trametinib) are able to penetrate brain tumors and turn off the RAF signaling pathway. This is important because these drugs are currently FDA approved for other tumors and may have efficacy in brain tumors with the BRAF V600E mutation.
A Brain Metastases Research Platform to Tackle the Challenge of CNS Metastases in Solid Tumours
Despite some encouraging data, systemic treatment of CNS metastases from solid tumors remains experimental. Better knowledge on the evolving epidemiology and biology of BM are key elements for the development of new treatment strategies and identification of promising therapeutic targets for new compounds. Further biological findings may help to better understand the heterogeneity between the primary tumor and the CNS metastases and to identify new targets for therapy thus improving patients' outcome. In this context, the Oncodistinct network and the Jules Bordet institute propose to build a multidisciplinary Brain...
Accelerated Hypofractionated Intensity - Modulated Radiotherapy After Hyperbaric Oxygenation for Recurrent High Grade Glioma.
This is a pilot study of radiotherapy using Hypofractionated image - guided helical tomotherapy after hyperbaric oxygen HBO therapy for treatment of recurrent malignant High-grade gliomas. HBO therapy will be perform in conjunction with each RT session. The treatment scheme is: Hyperbaric oxygenation therapy (the maximum period of time from completion of decompression to RT is 60 min) followed by tomotherapy (3-5 consecutive sessions- one fraction per day , 5 Gy / die ). The trial will enroll 24 patients in 24 months with a follow-up period of 1 year.
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy for Neuro-Oncology Wellbeing
Background. Survivors of childhood brain tumours have the poorest health-related quality of life of all cancer survivors due to the multiple physical and psychological sequelae of brain tumours and their treatment. Remotely delivered Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) may be a suitable and accessible psychological intervention to support young people who have survived brain tumours. Aims. This study aims to assess the feasibility and acceptability of remotely delivered ACT to improve quality of life among young brain tumour survivors. Method. This study is a two-arm, parallel group, randomised controlled trial comparing...
Acetyl-Amantadine as a Biomarker in Patients With Glioblastoma
Glioblastoma multiforme (GBM) is the most common brain tumor in adults. The strikingly poor survival for patients with GBM (average survival 14-16 months following diagnosis) is due in part to limited early detection methods and an absence of effective therapeutic options. The study proposed would establish important evidence for the use of Health Canada approved drugs such as amantadine as a safe, effective and affordable way to monitor GBM. The method is based on the overproduction of a key enzyme in GBM cells called spermine/ spermadine n-acetyl transferase (SSAT1). The increased SSAT1 expression in GBM results in increased metabolism...
A Clinical and Molecular Risk-Directed Therapy for Newly Diagnosed Medulloblastoma
Historically, medulloblastoma treatment has been determined by the amount of leftover disease present after surgery, also known as clinical risk (standard vs. high risk). Recent studies have shown that medulloblastoma is made up of distinct molecular subgroups which respond differently to treatment. This suggests that clinical risk alone is not adequate to identify actual risk of recurrence. In order to address this, we will stratify medulloblastoma treatment in this phase II clinical trial based on both clinical risk (low, standard, intermediate, or high risk) and molecular subtype (WNT, SHH, or Non-WNT Non-SHH). This stratified...