Peritoneal Mesothelioma

A Pilot Window-Of-Opportunity Study of the Anti-PD-1 Antibody Pembrolizumab in Patients With Resectable Malignant Pleural Mesothelioma

Purpose: This is a single institution, single-arm, window of opportunity pilot trial of pembrolizumab in patients with resectable malignant pleural mesothelioma. All patients will undergo a pretreatment PET/CT scan for clinical staging and a VATS procedure to acquire pretreatment tissue. Three cycles of pembrolizumab will then be administered (200 mg IV every 21 days). A PET/CT scan will then be repeated to assess response to pembrolizumab and then surgical resection will be performed via an extended/pleurectomy decortication at least 4 weeks after the third dose of pembrolizumab. Standard adjuvant chemotherapy consisting of cisplatin and pemetrexed for 4 cycles (every 21 days) will be given starting about 6-8 weeks following surgery, after a new baseline CT scan is obtained. Restaging CT scans will be obtained to assess response after every two cycles of chemotherapy. After the completion of standard chemotherapy, optional adjuvant treatment with pembrolizumab will be given to eligible patients for 1 year post-surgery.

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Safety and Efficacy of TTFields Concomitant With Pemetrexed and Cisplatin or Carboplatin in Malignant Pleural Mesothelioma (STELLAR)

Purpose:The study is a prospective, single arm, non-randomized, open label phase II trial, designed to study the safety and efficacy of a medical device, the NovoTTF-100L concomitant with Pemetrexed and cisplatin or carboplatin in Malignant Pleural Mesothelioma patients. The device is an experimental, portable, battery operated device for chronic administration of alternating electric fields (termed TTFields or TTF) to the region of the malignant tumor, by means of surface, insulated electrode arrays.

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Pembrolizumab in Treating Patients With Malignant Mesothelioma

Purpose:This phase II trial studies how well pembrolizumab works in treating patients with malignant mesothelioma, a cancer of the linings around the lungs (pleura) or abdomen (peritoneum). Monoclonal antibodies, such as pembrolizumab, work by blocking a protein called programmed cell death 1 (PD-1) which may stimulate an immune response and kill tumor cells.

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SS1P and Pentostatin Plus Cyclophosphamide for Mesothelioma

Purpose:Malignant mesothelioma is a form of cancer that develops on the protective lining that covers the body s internal organs. It most often occurs on the lining of the lungs and chest wall or the lining of the abdomen. There is no known cure for malignant mesothelioma, so researchers are searching for new ways to treat it. Mesothelin is a protein that is found in mesothelioma and other types of cancer cells. An experimental cancer drug called SS1P is designed to attack cells that have mesothelin while leaving healthy cells alone. Researchers want to test how effective SS1P is when it is given with pentostatin and cyclophosphamide. These drugs help suppress the immune system and may make the SS1P more effective.

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Tissue Procurement and Natural History Study of Patients With Malignant Mesothelioma

Purpose:Malignant mesothelioma is a malignancy arising from the mesothelial cells of the pleura, peritoneum, pericardium, or tunica vaginalis.Mesothelioma accounts for 0.10% of deaths annually in the United States. Malignant pleural mesothelioma is the most common of these, comprising of 80% of the cases with an annual incidence of about 2,500 in the United States.The median survival from diagnosis of pleural mesothelioma is approximately 12 months. The majority of patients present with stage III or IV disease with 85-90% of patients considered unresectable at diagnosis. Peritoneal mesothelioma has a better prognosis than pleural mesothelioma; nevertheless, patients undergoing therapy for peritoneal mesothelioma have few well-studied treatment options due in large part to the rarity of the disease.

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Screening of Alberta Asbestos Exposed Workers for Lung Cancer and Mesothelioma

Purpose:Asbestos defines a group of naturally occurring mineral silicate fibers which are easily inhaled, resulting in a variety of diseases of the respiratory system including lung cancer and malignant mesothelioma. Despite some advances in treatment, there has been little impact on overall survival for both lung cancer and mesothelioma in the past 20 years in great part because patients usually present with disease at an advanced and incurable stage. This study aims to develop and implement a low-dose computed tomography (LDCT) screening approach for lung cancer and mesothelioma in asbestos-exposed workers in Alberta.

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Peritoneal Surface Malignancies – Characterization, Models and Treatment Strategies (PSM)

Purpose: The aim of this study is to identify biomarkers of disease recurrence and prognosis to optimize patient selection for treatment with cytoreductive surgery (CRS) with hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy (HIPEC), and through animal models to explore different treatment strategies for peritoneal surface malignancies (PSM).

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αDC1 Vaccine + Chemokine Modulatory Regimen (CKM) as Adjuvant Treatment of Peritoneal Surface Malignancies

Purpose:
This trial is to determine the safest dose of a triple combination (chemokine modulatory regimen or CKM) of celecoxib, interferon alfa (IFN), and rintatolimod that can be given with a DC vaccine as treatment of peritoneal surface malignancies after standard of care surgery.

The first phase of this study will determine the safest dose of IFN that can be given in combination with celecoxib and rintatolimod along with a DC vaccine. The doses of celecoxib (400 mg) and rintatolimod (200 mg) will be consistent while the dose of IFN will be increased (5, 10, or 20 MU/m2) as participants are enrolled to the trial. The high dose of IFN in combination with celecoxib and rintatolimod will be used for the next phase of the clinical trial. After surgery, participants will receive 2 cycles of the investigational treatment.

The second phase of this study will test if the investigational treatment has any effects on peritoneal surface malignancies. The doses of the combination determined in the first phase will be used in this phase of the clinical trial. After surgery, participants will receive 2 cycles of the investigational treatment, followed by standard chemotherapy as determined by their oncologist, and then 2 more cycles of the investigational treatment.

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A Dose Escalation Study to Assess Safety of GSK2256098 (FAK Inhibitor) in Combination With Trametinib (MEK Inhibitor) in Subjects With Advanced Solid Tumors

Purpose: The purpose of this study is to assess the safety of combination treatment of GSK2256098 and trametinib in mesothelioma subjects and subjects with other selected tumor types. Also, the study will identify a maximum tolerated combination dose of GSK2256098 and trametinib. This study is a Phase I, open-label, dose-escalation study to determine maximal tolerated dose (MTD) and the recommended Phase 2 dose (RP2D) and regimens for oral MEK inhibitor trametinib (once daily [OD]dosing) and the oral FAK inhibitor GSK2256098 (twice daily [BID] dosing). The synergy of the combination was observed over a wide range of concentrations and results in several-fold reduction in compound concentration to achieve equivalent biological responses compared to either single agent. The dose and schedule of dosing may be modified based on emerging safety, pharmacokinetic (PK), and pharmacodynamic (PD) data. The study will be conducted in two parts; Part 1 Dose Escalation to determine the MTD and RP2D and Part 2 Expansion Cohort to further evaluate the safety and tolerability of trametinib and GSK2256098 at the RP2D and determine clinical activity. Additionally, in Part 1 Dose Escalation, additional subjects with malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM) will be recruited at doses that are considered tolerable in order to assess PD in MPM subjects at each dose (the Pharmacodynamic Cohort). The Expansion Cohort will be limited to subjects with MPM who have progressed or are intolerant to first-line therapy.

Arm: Experimental: Part 1
Part 1 will determine the MTD and RP2D based on the safety and tolerability of GSK2256098 administered with trametinib. Subject will be administered starting dose of 1.0 mg OD trametinib combined with 500 mg BID GSK2256098. Dose escalation will continue until the MTD is established.
Assigned Interventions
Drug: GSK2256098

GSK2256098 250 mg will be supplied as white to off-white, round, biconvex tablets with no markings. GSK2256098 will be administered 30 minutes after a light meal with approximately 240 milliliter of water.

Drug: Trametinib

Trametinib 0.5 mg will be supplied as capsules with no identifying markings. Trametinib will be administered orally under fasting conditions two hours after a meal.

Arm: Experimental: Part 2
Based on determination of combination dose regimen in Part 1, dose expansion cohorts for Part 2 will be opened.
Assigned Interventions
Drug: GSK2256098

GSK2256098 250 mg will be supplied as white to off-white, round, biconvex tablets with no markings. GSK2256098 will be administered 30 minutes after a light meal with approximately 240 milliliter of water.

Drug: Trametinib

Trametinib 0.5 mg will be supplied as capsules with no identifying markings. Trametinib will be administered orally under fasting conditions two hours after a meal.

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Tivantinib in Treating Patients With Previously Treated Malignant Mesothelioma

Purpose: This phase II trial studies how well tivantinib works in treating patients with previously treated malignant mesothelioma. Tivantinib may stop the growth of tumor cells by blocking some of the enzymes needed for cell growth.

Arms
Experimental: Treatment (tivantinib)
Patients receive tivantinib PO BID. Treatment continues in the absence of disease progression or unacceptable toxicity.
Assigned Interventions
Drug: tivantinib
Given PO
Other Name: ARQ 197
Other: laboratory biomarker analysis
Correlative studies

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