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Esophageal Cancer clinical trials at UCLA

25 in progress, 11 open to eligible people

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  • Evorpacept (ALX148) in Patients With Advanced HER2+ Gastric Cancer (ASPEN-06)

    open to eligible people ages 18 years and up

    A Phase 2/3 Study of Evorpacept (ALX148) in Combination With Trastuzumab, Ramucirumab, and Paclitaxel in Patients With Advanced HER2-overexpressing gastric/GEJ adenocarcinoma.

    Los Angeles, California and other locations

  • TRK-950 When Used in Combination With Ramucirumab and Paclitaxel in Patients With Gastric Cancer

    open to eligible people ages 18 years and up

    This study will assess the efficacy, safety, optimal dose and ADA and NAbs development of TRK-950 at two separate dose levels in combination with ramucirumab and paclitaxel (RAM+PTX) as compared with RAM + PTX treatment alone in participants with gastric or gastro-esophageal junction (GEJ) adenocarcinoma.

    Santa Monica, California and other locations

  • Bemarituzumab Plus Chemotherapy and Nivolumab Versus Chemotherapy and Nivolumab for FGFR2b Overexpressed Untreated Advanced Gastric and Gastroesophageal Junction Cancer

    open to eligible people ages 18-100

    The main objective of Part 1 is to evaluate the safety and tolerability of bemarituzumab plus 5-fluorouracil, leucovorin, and oxaliplatin (mFOLFOX6) and nivolumab. The main objective Part 2 is to compare efficacy of bemarituzumab plus chemotherapy (mFOLFOX6 or capecitabine combined with oxaliplatin (CAPOX)) and nivolumab to placebo plus chemotherapy (mFOLFOX6 or CAPOX) and nivolumab as assessed by overall survival.

    Los Angeles, California and other locations

  • Experimental PET Imaging Scans Before Cancer Surgery to Study the Amount of PET Tracer Accumulated in Normal and Cancer Tissues

    open to eligible people ages 18 years and up

    This phase I trial studies a new imaging technique called FAPi PET/CT to determine where and to which degree the FAPI tracer (68Ga-FAPi-46) accumulate in normal and cancer tissues in patients with non-prostate cancer. The research team also want to know whether what they see on PET/CT images represents the tumor tissue being excised from the patient's body. The research team is also interested to investigate another new imaging technique called PSMA PET/CT. Participants will be invited to undergo another PET/CT scan, with the PSMA tracer (68Ga-PSMA-11). This is not required but just an option for volunteer patients. Patients who have not received an 18F-FDG PET/CT within one month of enrollment will also undergo an FDG PET/CT scan. The PET/CT scanner combines the PET and the CT scanners into a single device. This device combines the anatomic (body structure) information provided by the CT scan with the metabolic information obtained from the PET scan. PET is an established imaging technique that utilizes small amounts of radioactivity attached to very minimal amounts of, in the case of this research, 68Ga-PSMA-11 and 68Ga-FAPi, and 18F-FDG (if applicable). Because some cancers take up 68Ga-PSMA-11 and/or 68Ga-FAPi it can be seen with PET. CT utilizes x-rays that traverse the body from the outside. CT images provide an exact outline of organs where it occurs in patient's body. FAP stands for Fibroblast Activation Protein. FAP is produced by cells that surround tumors. The function of FAP is not well understood but imaging studies have shown that FAP can be detected with FAPI PET/CT. Imaging FAP with FAPI PET/CT may in the future provide additional information about various cancers. PSMA stands for Prostate Specific Membrane Antigen. This name is incorrect as PSMA is also found in many other cancers. The function of PSMA is not well understood but imaging studies have shown that PSMA can be detected with PET in many non-prostate cancers. Imaging FAP with PET/CT may in the future provide additional information about various cancers.

    Los Angeles, California

  • STK-012 Monotherapy and in Combination With Pembrolizumab in Patients With Solid Tumors

    open to eligible people ages 18 years and up

    This is a first-in-human, phase 1a/1b, multicenter, open-label, dose escalation study of STK-012 as monotherapy and in combination with pembrolizumab in patients with selected advanced solid tumors.

    Santa Monica, California and other locations

  • Seattle Biopsy Protocol Versus Wide-Area Transepithelial Sampling in Patients With Barrett's Esophagus Undergoing Surveillance

    open to eligible people ages 18-89

    The purpose of this research study is to learn about the best approach to sample patients with known or suspected Barrett's esophagus (BE) by comparing the standard Seattle biopsy protocol to sampling using wide area transepithelial sampling (WATS3D). Barrett's esophagus is a common condition that is used to spot patients at increased risk of developing a type of cancer in the esophagus (swallowing tube) called esophageal adenocarcinoma. The 5-year survival rate is as low as 18% for patients who get esophageal adenocarcinoma, but the rate may be improved if the cancer is caught in its early stages. Barrett's esophagus can lead to dysplasia, or precancerous changes, which occurs when cells look abnormal but have not developed into cancer. If the abnormal cells increase from being slightly abnormal (low-grade dysplasia), to being very abnormal (high-grade dysplasia), the risk of developing cancer (esophageal adenocarcinoma) goes up. Therefore, catching dysplasia early is very important to prevent cancer. Endoscopic surveillance is a type of procedure where endoscopists run a tube with a light and a camera on the end of it down a patients throat and remove a small piece of tissue. The piece of tissue, called a biopsy, is about the size of the tip of a ball-point pen and is checked for abnormal cells and cancer cells. Patients are being asked to be in this research study because they have been diagnosed with BE or suspected to have BE, and will need an esophagogastroduodenoscopy (EGD). Patients with BE undergo sampling using the Seattle biopsy protocol during which samples are obtained from the BE in a four quadrant fashion every 2 cm along with target biopsies from any abnormal areas within the BE. Another sampling approach is WATS3D which utilizes brushings from the BE. While both of these procedures are widely accepted approaches to sampling patients with BE during endoscopy, there is not enough research to show if one is better than the other. Participants in this study will undergo sampling of the BE using both approaches (Seattle biopsy protocol and WATS-3D); the order of the techniques will be randomized. Up to 2700 participants will take part in this research. This is a multicenter study involving several academic, community and private hospitals around the country.

    Los Angeles, California and other locations

  • Adverse Events and Change in Disease Activity in Adult Participants With Advanced Solid Tumors Receiving Intravenous (IV) ABBV-400 as Monotherapy and in Combination With IV Bevacizumab

    open to eligible people ages 18 years and up

    Cancer is a condition where cells in a specific part of body grow and reproduce uncontrollably. The purpose of this study is to assess adverse events and change in disease activity when ABBV-400 is given to adult participants to treat advanced solid tumors. ABBV-400 is an investigational drug being developed for the treatment of advanced solid tumors. Study doctors put the participants in groups called treatment arms. The Recommended Phase 2 dose (RP2D) will be explored. Each treatment arm receives a different dose of ABBV-400. This study will include a dose escalation phase to determine the best dose of ABBV-400, followed by a dose expansion phase to confirm the dose and combination with bevacizumab. Approximately 500 adult participants with NSCLC, gastroesophageal adenocarcinoma/gastroesophagel junction adenocarcinoma (GEA) and colorectal cancer (CRC) or advanced solid tumors, will be enrolled in the study in approximately 7-10 sites in the Dose Escalation phase and 85-95 sites in the Dose Expansion phase worldwide. Dose escalation arms, participants will receive intravenous (IV) escalating doses of ABBV-400 monotherapy. Dose expansion arms, participants in the following advanced solid tumor indications: non-squamous NSCLC with wildtype EGFR-expression (wtEGFR NSCLC) [Part 2i] or mutated EGFR-expression (mutEGFR NSCLC) [Part 2ii], squamous NSCLC [Part 2iii], GEA [Part 3] will receive intravenous (IV) ABBV-400 monotherapy, participants CRC will receive IV ABBV-400 monotherapy in expansion [Part 4], participants MET amplification will receive IV ABBV-400 monotherapy in expansion [Part 5], participants MET mutation will receive IV ABBV-400 monotherapy in expansion [Part 6], participants CRC safety lead in will receive escalating doses of IV ABBV-400 in combination with IV bevacizumab [Part 7a], and participants CRC dose optimization in will the low or high dose of IV ABBV-400 determined in Part 7a in combination with IV bevacizumab or oral trifluridine/tipiracil (TAS-102) tablets [Part 7b]. There may be higher treatment burden for participants in this trial compared to their standard of care. Participants will attend regular visits during the study at an approved institution (hospital or clinic). The effect of the treatment will be frequently checked by medical assessments, blood tests, questionnaires and side effects.

    Los Angeles, California and other locations

  • New Combination Treatment, Domvanalimab and Zimberelimab, Plus Chemotherapy, for People With an Upper Gastrointestinal Tract Cancer That Cannot be Removed With Surgery That Has Spread to Other Parts of the Body

    open to eligible people ages 18 years and up

    This randomized Phase 3 open-label study will compare the efficacy of the T-cell immunoglobulin and immunoreceptor tyrosine-based inhibitory motif (ITIM) domain (TIGIT) monoclonal antibody domvanalimab, the anti programmed cell death protein 1 (PD-1) monoclonal antibody zimberelimab, and multiagent chemotherapy versus the anti PD-1 monoclonal antibody nivolumab and multiagent chemotherapy in the first-line treatment of participants with locally advanced unresectable or metastatic gastric, gastroesophageal junction (GEJ), and esophageal adenocarcinoma.

    Santa Monica, California and other locations

  • KVA12123 Treatment Alone and in Combination With Pembrolizumab In Advanced Solid Tumors (VISTA-101)

    open to eligible people ages 18 years and up

    The goal of this clinical trial is to test the safety and efficacy of KVA12123 alone or combined with pembrolizumab in patients with advanced solid tumors. The main questions this study aims to answer are: 1. What is the safety of KVA12123 when administered alone and in combination with pembrolizumab to advanced cancer patients? 2. What is an appropriate dose of KVA12123 to administer alone and in combination with pembrolizumab to advanced cancer patients in future clinical trials? Participants in this trial will be asked to: 1. Visit the clinical site every 1 - 2 weeks. 2. Receive KVA12123 every 2 weeks alone or in combination with pembrolizumab every 6 weeks. 3. Provide blood samples to evaluate drug levels in blood, drug safety and to explore the effects of each drug on the immune system. 4. Undergo scans every 6 weeks to test the effect of treatment on cancer progression. 5. Undergo other study procedures to evaluate drug safety and participant safety including physical exams, heart function tests, etc.

    Santa Monica, California and other locations

  • Bemarituzumab or Placebo Plus Chemotherapy in Gastric Cancers With Fibroblast Growth Factor Receptor 2b (FGFR2b) Overexpression

    open to eligible people ages 18-100

    The main objective of this study is to compare efficacy of bemarituzumab combined with oxaliplatin, leucovorin, and 5-fluorouracil (5-FU) (mFOLFOX6) to placebo plus mFOLFOX6 as assessed by overall survival (OS) in participants with FGFR2b ≥10% 2+/3+ tumor cell staining (FGFR2b ≥10% 2+/3+TC)

    Los Angeles, California and other locations

  • TREAT-BE Study (Treatment With Resection and Endoscopic Ablation Techniques for Barrett's Esophagus)

    open to eligible people ages 18-100

    A prospective outcomes study in patients with and esophageal cancer (EAC) and Barrett's esophagus (BE) associated neoplasia being evaluated for endoscopic eradication therapy (EET).

    Los Angeles, California and other locations

  • Multiple Immunotherapy-Based Treatment Combinations in Patients With Locally Advanced Unresectable or Metastatic Gastric or Gastroesophageal Junction Cancer (G/GEJ) or Esophageal Cancer (Morpheus-Gastric and Esophageal Cancer)

    Sorry, in progress, not accepting new patients

    A Phase Ib/II, open label, multi-center, randomized study designed to assess the safety, tolerability, pharmacokinetics and preliminary anti-tumor activity of immunotherapy-based treatment combinations in patients with locally advanced unresectable or metastatic G/GEJ cancer (hereafter referred to as gastric cancer) and esophageal cancer. Two cohorts of patients with gastric cancer have been enrolled in parallel in this study: the second-line (2L) Gastric Cancer Cohort consists of patients with gastric cancer who have progressed after receiving a platinum-containing or fluoropyrimide-containing chemotherapy regimen in the first-line setting, and the first-line (1L) Gastric Cancer Cohort consists of patients with gastric cancer who have not received prior chemotherapy in this setting. In each cohort, eligible patients will be assigned to one of several treatment arms. Additionally, a cohort of patients with esophageal cancer who have not received prior systemic treatment for their disease will be enrolled in this study. Eligible patients will be randomized to chemotherapy or the combination of chemotherapy with checkpoint inhibitor immunotherapy.

    Los Angeles, California and other locations

  • Futibatinib in Combination With PD-1 Antibody Based Standard of Care in Solid Tumors

    Sorry, not currently recruiting here

    This is a nonrandomized, uncontrolled, open-label, multicenter Phase 2 study to evaluate the efficacy, safety, and tolerability of futibatinib in combination with PD-1 antibody-based SoC therapy in adult patients with solid tumors.

    Santa Monica, California and other locations

  • DKN-01 in Combination With Tislelizumab ± Chemotherapy in Patients With Gastric or Gastroesophageal Cancer

    Sorry, in progress, not accepting new patients

    A Phase 2, Multicenter, Open-Label Study of DKN-01 in Combination with Tislelizumab ± Chemotherapy as First-Line or Second-Line Therapy in Adult Patients with Inoperable, Locally Advanced or Metastatic Gastric or Gastroesophageal Junction Adenocarcinoma

    Los Angeles, California and other locations

  • AB308 in Combination With AB122 in Participants With Advanced Malignancies

    Sorry, in progress, not accepting new patients

    This is a Phase 1/1b, multicenter, open-label, dose-escalation, and dose-expansion study to evaluate the safety, tolerability, pharmacokinetic (PK), pharmacodynamic (PD), and clinical activity of AB308 in combination with zimberelimab (AB122) in participants with advanced malignancies.

    Los Angeles, California and other locations

  • Lenvatinib (E7080/MK-7902) Plus Pembrolizumab (MK-3475) Plus Chemotherapy in Participants With Advanced/Metastatic Gastroesophageal Adenocarcinoma (MK-7902-015/E7080-G000-321/LEAP-015)

    Sorry, in progress, not accepting new patients

    The purpose of this study is to assess the efficacy and safety of lenvatinib (E7080/MK-7902) plus pembrolizumab (MK-3475) plus chemotherapy compared with chemotherapy alone in participants with advanced/metastatic gastroesophageal cancer. The primary study hypotheses are that lenvatinib plus pembrolizumab plus chemotherapy is superior to chemotherapy alone for both overall survival (OS) and progression-free survival (PFS) per Response Evaluation Criteria in Solid Tumors version 1.1 (RECIST 1.1) as assessed by blinded independent central review (BICR), in participants with programmed cell death-ligand 1 (PD-L1) Combined Positive Score (CPS) ≥1 and in all participants.

    Los Angeles, California and other locations

  • Futibatinib in Patients With Specific FGFR Aberrations

    Sorry, in progress, not accepting new patients

    The purpose of this study is to evaluate the efficacy and safety of futibatinib in patients with FGFR aberrations in 3 distinct cohorts. Patients will be enrolled into one of 3 cohorts: patients with advanced, metastatic or locally-advanced solid tumors harboring FGFR1-4 rearrangements (excluding primary brain tumors and intrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma [iCCA]); patients with gastric or gastro-esophageal junction (GEJ) cancer harboring FGFR2 amplification; and patients with myeloid or lymphoid neoplasms with FGFR1 rearrangements.

    Los Angeles, California and other locations

  • Gevokizumab With Standard of Care Anti-cancer Therapies for Metastatic Colorectal, Gastroesophageal, and Renal Cancers

    Sorry, in progress, not accepting new patients

    This study will determine the pharmacodynamically-active dose of gevokizumab and the tolerable dose of gevokizumab in combination with the standard of care anti-cancer therapy in patients with metastatic colorectal cancer, metastatic gastroesophageal cancer and metastatic renal cell carcinoma, and the preliminary efficacy of gevokizumab in combination with the SOC anti-cancer therapy in subjects with mCRC and mGEC.

    Los Angeles, California and other locations

  • Niraparib in the Treatment of Patients With Advanced PALB2 Mutated Tumors

    Sorry, in progress, not accepting new patients

    The purpose of this study is to further evaluate the efficacy and safety of niraparib in patients with locally advanced or metastatic solid tumors and a pathogenic or likely pathogenic tumor PALB2 (tPALB2) mutation.

    Los Angeles, California and other locations

  • Pembrolizumab/Placebo Plus Trastuzumab Plus Chemotherapy in Human Epidermal Growth Factor Receptor 2 Positive (HER2+) Advanced Gastric or Gastroesophageal Junction (GEJ) Adenocarcinoma (MK-3475-811/KEYNOTE-811)

    Sorry, in progress, not accepting new patients

    The study will compare the efficacy and safety of pembrolizumab plus trastuzumab in combination with standard of care (SOC) chemotherapy versus trastuzumab in combination with SOC chemotherapy in participants with HER2-positive gastric cancer. The primary hypotheses of the study are that pembrolizumab plus trastuzumab in combination with chemotherapy is superior to trastuzumab plus chemotherapy in terms of 1) progression free survival (PFS) per Response Evaluation Criteria in Solid Tumors 1.1 (RECIST 1.1) as assessed by blinded independent central review (BICR), and 2) overall survival (OS).

    Los Angeles, California and other locations

  • NGM120 in Subjects With Advanced Solid Tumors, Pancreatic Cancer, and Prostate Cancer Using Combination Therapy

    Sorry, in progress, not accepting new patients

    Study of NGM120 in subjects with advanced solid tumors and and pancreatic cancer (Part 1 and 2) and metastatic castration resistant prostate cancer (Part 3).

    Santa Monica, California and other locations

  • NGM707 as Monotherapy and in Combination With Pembrolizumab in Advanced or Metastatic Solid Tumor Malignancies

    Sorry, in progress, not accepting new patients

    Study of NGM707 as Monotherapy and in Combination with Pembrolizumab in Advanced or Metastatic Solid Tumor Malignancies

    Santa Monica, California and other locations

  • PF-06940434 in Patients With Advanced or Metastatic Solid Tumors.

    Sorry, in progress, not accepting new patients

    Open-label, multi-center, non-randomized, multiple dose, safety, tolerability, pharmacokinetic, and pharmacodynamics and clinical activity study of PF-06940434 (Integrin alpha-V/beta-8 Antagonist) in patients with SCCHN (Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Head and Neck), renal cell carcinoma (RCC - clear cell and papillary), ovarian, gastric, esophageal, esophageal (adeno and squamous), lung squamous cell, pancreatic and biliary duct, endometrial, melanoma and urothelial tumors. This study contains two parts, single agent dose escalation (Part 1A), dose finding of PF 06940434 in combination with anti-PD-1 (Part 1B) and dose expansion (Part 2). Part 2 Dose Combination Expansion will enroll participants into 3 cohorts at doses determined from Part 1B in order to further evaluate the safety of PF-06940434 in combination with anti-PD-1.

    Los Angeles, California and other locations

  • Tucatinib, Trastuzumab, Ramucirumab, and Paclitaxel Versus Paclitaxel and Ramucirumab in Previously Treated HER2+ Gastroesophageal Cancer

    Sorry, in progress, not accepting new patients

    This study is being done to see if tucatinib with trastuzumab, ramucirumab and paclitaxel works better than ramucirumab and paclitaxel to treat HER2-positive (HER2+) cancer of the gut (stomach or gastroesophageal cancer). This study will also look at what side effects happen when participants take this combination of drugs. A side effect is anything the drug does other than treating cancer. Study treatment will be given in 28-day cycles. In the Phase 2 part of the trial, participants and their doctors will know what drugs are being given (open-label). In the Phase 3 part, the study is "blinded." This means that participants, their doctor, and the study sponsor will not know which drugs are being given.

    Santa Monica, California and other locations

  • Wide-Area Transepithelial Sampling in Endoscopic Eradication Therapy for Barrett's Esophagus

    Sorry, not currently recruiting here

    Esophageal cancer is a deadly disease that is becoming increasingly common in the United States. Barrett's esophagus (BE) is a pre-cancerous state that can develop into esophageal cancer, but is highly treatable. Progression of BE to esophageal cancer is still common due to missed diagnosis of Barrett's esophagus recurrence following treatment. Wide-Area Trans-Epithelial Sampling (WATS-3D) is a new technology that uses brush sampling to examine larger areas of the esophagus as compared to conventional biopsies. Preliminary studies show improved detection of cancerous changes in Barrett's esophagus surveillance. The investigators hope to see if the addition of WATS-3D increases the rate of detection of recurrent BE following treatment, which is of the utmost importance since it would allow for earlier re-treatment of disease and ultimately allow for prevention of progression to esophageal cancer.

    Los Angeles, California and other locations

Our lead scientists for Esophageal Cancer research studies include .

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