Patients with malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM) that cannot be surgically removed will receive first-line treatment with standard chemotherapy of pemetrexed and cisplatin. Two-thirds of the participants in the study will be randomly assigned to also receive a new treatment called durvalumab.
Mesothelin-Targeted Immunotoxin LMB-100 in Combination With SEL-110 in Subjects With Malignant Pleural or Peritoneal Mesothelioma
Purpose: Mesothelioma is cancer of the tissue that lines some organs. A new drug, LMB-100, may bind to a protein on mesothelioma tumors and kill cancer cells. But sometimes the body makes antibodies that reduce how well LMB-100 works. Researchers want to see if adding the drug SEL-110 to LMB-100 will prevent these antibodies from forming.
Purpose:The purpose of this study is to evaluate whether CRS-207 with pembrolizumab is safe and effective in adults with MPM who have failed prior anti-cancer therapy.
Purpose: The purpose of this study is to evaluate the safety of MGD009 when given to patients with B7-H3-expressing tumors. The study will also evaluate what is the highest dose of MGD009 that can be given safely. Assessments will be done to see how the drug acts in the body (pharmacokinetics (PK), pharmacodynamics (PD) and to evaluate potential anti-tumor activity of MGD009.
Purpose The NCI Surgery Branch has developed an experimental therapy for treating patients with metastatic cancer that involves taking white blood cells from the patient, growing them in the laboratory in large numbers, genetically modifying these specific cells with a type of virus (retrovirus) to attack only the tumor cells, and then giving the cells back to the patient. This type of therapy is called gene transfer. In this protocol, we are modifying the patient s white blood cells with a retrovirus that has the gene for anti-mesothelin incorporated in the retrovirus.
Safety and Effect of GL-ONC1 Administered IV With or Without Eculizumab Prior to Surgery to Patients With Solid Organ Cancers Undergoing Surgery
Purpose: The purpose of this study is to evaluate the safety of the investigational product GL-ONC1 in combination with eculizumab. GL-ONC1, a vaccinia virus, has been genetically modified for use as a potential anti-cancer drug to destroy cancer cells. Vaccinia virus has been used successfully in the past as smallpox vaccine in millions of people worldwide. Eculizumab is a type of drug called a monoclonal antibody. This drug is designed to inhibit the activity of a protein called complement. Complement is part of the body’s immune system that destroys and removes foreign particles. Evidence from laboratory tests suggest eculizumab may allow GL-ONC1 to stay in the body longer before being cleared by the immune system, which may help destroy more cancer cells.
Purpose: Mithramycin is a drug that was first tested as a cancer therapy in the 1960s. It acted against some forms of cancer, but was never accepted as a treatment. Research suggests that it may be useful against some cancers of the chest, such as lung and esophageal cancer or mesothelioma. Researchers want to see if mithramycin can be used to treat these types of cancer.
To see if mithramycin is safe and effective against different chest cancers.
Participants will be screened with a physical exam and medical history. Blood and urine samples will be collected. Imaging studies and tumor tissue samples will be used to monitor the cancer before treatment.
Participants will receive mithramycin every day for 7 days, followed by 7 days without treatment. Each
Treatment will be monitored with frequent blood tests and imaging studies.
Participants will continue to take the drug for as long as the side effects are not severe and the tumor responds to treatment.
Accelerated Hypofractionated Radiation Therapy Immediately Before Surgery in Treating Patients With Malignant Pleural Mesothelioma
Purpose: This pilot phase 0 trial studies accelerated hypofractionated radiation therapy immediately before surgery in treating patients with malignant pleural mesothelioma (cancer in the thin layer of tissue that covers the lungs and lines the interior wall of the chest cavity). Radiation therapy uses high-energy x-rays to kill tumor cells and shrink tumors. Hypofractionated radiation therapy is a type of radiation therapy in which the total prescribed dose of radiation is divided into fewer but larger doses as compared to conventional radiation therapy. Giving accelerated hypofractionated radiation therapy immediately before surgery may improve survival, and may also reduce side effects experienced by patients with pleural mesothelioma.
Study of the Safety and Efficacy of Amatuximab in Combination With Pemetrexed and Cisplatin in Subjects With Unresectable Malignant Pleural Mesothelioma (MPM). (ARTEMIS)
PurposeThis is a multicenter, double-blind, randomized, parallel-group study, using a placebo control or amatuximab 5 mg/kg, administered weekly, designed to evaluate the safety and efficacy of amatuximab in combination with pemetrexed and cisplatin in subjects with unresectable Malignant Pleural Mesothelioma who have not received prior systemic therapy
Doxepin Hydrochloride in Treating Esophageal Pain in Patients With Thoracic Cancer Receiving Radiation Therapy to the Thorax With or Without Chemotherapy
Purpose: This pilot randomized clinical trial studies the effects, good and/or bad, of taking doxepin hydrochloride compared to placebo (inactive drug) in treating esophageal pain in patients with thoracic cancer receiving radiation therapy to the thorax with or without chemotherapy. Doxepin hydrochloride is a tricyclic antidepressant drug which was recently shown to be helpful for mouth pain in patients receiving radiation therapy. Part of doxepin hydrochloride’s drug action takes place at the surface of the esophagus, which may be helpful in reducing the pain caused by radiation therapy.