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Head and Neck Cancer clinical trials at UC Irvine

12 in progress, 6 open to eligible people

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  • A Phase 1/2 Study Evaluating MCLA-129, a Human Anti-EGFR and Anti-c-MET Bispecific Antibody, in Patients With Advanced NSCLC and Other Solid Tumors

    open to eligible people ages 18 years and up

    A phase 1/2 open-label multicenter study will be performed with an initial dose escalation part to determine the MTD and/or the RP2D of MCLA-129 as monotherapy in patients with NSCLC, HNSCC, GC/GEJ, ESCC, or other solid tumors and who have progressed after receiving prior therapy for advanced/metastatic disease.

    Orange, California and other locations

  • MK-7684A With or Without Other Anticancer Therapies in Participants With Selected Solid Tumors (MK-7684A-005) (KEYVIBE-005)

    open to eligible people ages 18 years and up

    The purpose of this study is to determine the safety, tolerability, and preliminary efficacy of pembrolizumab/vibostolimab co-formulation (MK-7684A) with or without other anticancer therapies in participants with selected advanced solid tumors. The primary hypothesis is that pembrolizumab/vibostolimab co-formulation is superior to pembrolizumab alone in terms of objective response rate or progression-free survival in participants with cervical cancer.

    Orange, California and other locations

  • Study BT5528-100 in Patients With Advanced Solid Tumors Associated With EphA2 Expression

    open to eligible people ages 18 years and up

    This clinical trial is evaluating a drug called BT5528 alone and in combination with nivolumab in participants with advanced solid tumors historically known for expression of EphA2. The main goals of this study are to: - Find the recommended dose of BT5528 that can be given safely to participants alone and in combination with nivolumab - Learn more about the side effects of BT5528 - Learn about how effective BT5528 is for the treatment of ovarian cancer, urothelial/bladder cancer, lung cancer (NSCLC), triple-negative breast cancer, head and neck cancer (HNSCC), and gastric/upper gastrointestinal cancer. - Learn more about BT5528 therapy alone and in combination with nivolumab.

    Orange, California and other locations

  • Study of PDS0101 and Pembrolizumab Combination I/O in Subjects With HPV16 + Recurrent and/or Metastatic HNSCC

    open to eligible people ages 18 years and up

    VERSATILE-002 is a Phase 2, open-label, multicenter study of the efficacy and safety of PDS0101 administered in combination with pembrolizumab in adults with HPV16 and PD-L1 positive recurrent or metastatic head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC).

    Orange, California and other locations

  • Testing Docetaxel-Cetuximab or the Addition of an Immunotherapy Drug, Atezolizumab, to the Usual Chemotherapy and Radiation Therapy in High-Risk Head and Neck Cancer

    open to eligible people ages 18 years and up

    This phase II/III trial studies how well radiation therapy works when given together with cisplatin, docetaxel, cetuximab, and/or atezolizumab after surgery in treating patients with high-risk stage III-IV head and neck cancer the begins in the thin, flat cells (squamous cell). Specialized radiation therapy that delivers a high dose of radiation directly to the tumor may kill more tumor cells and cause less damage to normal tissue. Drugs used in chemotherapy, such as cisplatin and docetaxel, work in different ways to stop the growth of tumor cells, either by killing the cells or by stopping them from dividing. Cetuximab is a monoclonal antibody that may interfere with the ability of tumor cells to grow and spread. Immunotherapy with monoclonal antibodies, such as atezolizumab, may help the body's immune system attack the cancer, and may interfere with the ability of tumor cells to grow and spread. The purpose of this study is to compare the usual treatment (radiation therapy with cisplatin chemotherapy) to using radiation therapy with docetaxel and cetuximab chemotherapy, and using the usual treatment plus an immunotherapy drug, atezolizumab.

    Orange, California and other locations

  • De-escalated Radiation for Human Papillomavirus-Positive Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Oropharynx

    open to eligible people ages 18 years and up

    This is a single-arm, observational registry study determining the effects of reduced radiation dose in select patients with human papillomavirus (HPV) positive oropharyngeal cancer.

    Orange, California

  • Basket Study of Entrectinib (RXDX-101) for the Treatment of Patients With Solid Tumors Harboring NTRK 1/2/3 (Trk A/B/C), ROS1, or ALK Gene Rearrangements (Fusions)

    Sorry, in progress, not accepting new patients

    This is an open-label, multicenter, global Phase 2 basket study of entrectinib (RXDX-101) for the treatment of patients with solid tumors that harbor an NTRK1/2/3, ROS1, or ALK gene fusion. Patients will be assigned to different baskets according to tumor type and gene fusion.

    Orange, California and other locations

  • Birinapant and Intensity Modulated Re-Irradiation Therapy in Treating Patients With Locally Recurrent Head and Neck Squamous Cell Carcinoma

    Sorry, not currently recruiting here

    This phase I trial studies the side effects and best dose of birinapant when given together with intensity modulated re-irradiation therapy (IMRRT) in treating patients with head and neck squamous cell carcinoma that has come back at or near the same place as the original (primary) tumor (locally recurrent). Birinapant may stop the growth of tumor cells by blocking IAP, a protein needed for tumor cell survival. IMRRT uses thin beams of radiation of different intensities that are aimed at the tumor from many angles. This type of re-irradiation therapy reduces the damage to healthy tissue near the tumor. Giving birinapant with IMRRT may lower the chance of head and neck squamous cell carcinoma growing or spreading.

    Orange, California and other locations

  • Phase 1/2 Study of the Highly-selective RET Inhibitor, Pralsetinib (BLU-667), in Participants With Thyroid Cancer, Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer, and Other Advanced Solid Tumors

    Sorry, in progress, not accepting new patients

    This is a Phase 1/2, open-label, first-in-human (FIH) study designed to evaluate the safety, tolerability, pharmacokinetics (PK), pharmacodynamics (PD), and preliminary antineoplastic activity of pralsetinib (BLU-667) administered orally in participants with medullary thyroid cancer (MTC), RET-altered NSCLC and other RET-altered solid tumors.

    Orange, California and other locations

  • Reduced-Dose Intensity-Modulated Radiation Therapy With or Without Cisplatin in Treating Patients With Advanced Oropharyngeal Cancer

    Sorry, in progress, not accepting new patients

    This randomized phase II trial studies the side effects and how well modestly reduced-dose intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT) with or without cisplatin works in treating patients with oropharyngeal cancer that has spread to other places in the body (advanced). Radiation therapy uses high energy x rays to kill tumor cells. Drugs used in chemotherapy, such as cisplatin, work in different ways to stop the growth of tumor cells, either by killing the cells, by stopping them from dividing, or by stopping them from spreading. It is not yet known whether IMRT is more effective with or without cisplatin in treating patients with oropharyngeal cancer.

    Orange, California and other locations

  • Study of Seribantumab in Adult Patients With NRG1 Gene Fusion Positive Advanced Solid Tumors

    Sorry, in progress, not accepting new patients

    This study is an open-label, international, multi-center, Phase 2 study in adult patients with recurrent, locally-advanced or metastatic solid tumors, which harbor the NRG1 gene fusion.

    Orange, California and other locations

  • Targeted Therapy Directed by Genetic Testing in Treating Patients With Advanced Refractory Solid Tumors, Lymphomas, or Multiple Myeloma (The MATCH Screening Trial)

    Sorry, in progress, not accepting new patients

    This phase II MATCH trial studies how well treatment that is directed by genetic testing works in patients with solid tumors or lymphomas that have progressed following at least one line of standard treatment or for which no agreed upon treatment approach exists. Genetic tests look at the unique genetic material (genes) of patients' tumor cells. Patients with genetic abnormalities (such as mutations, amplifications, or translocations) may benefit more from treatment which targets their tumor's particular genetic abnormality. Identifying these genetic abnormalities first may help doctors plan better treatment for patients with solid tumors, lymphomas, or multiple myeloma.

    Costa Mesa, California and other locations

Our lead scientists for Head and Neck Cancer research studies include .

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