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Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center of Northwestern University
Lou and Jean Malnati Brain Tumor Institute

Clinical Trials

We're committed to providing the most advanced treatments available for patients with brain and spine tumors, and to developing clinical research that will lead to tomorrow’s standard of care.

For best results, use specific search terms (e.g., "glioblastoma" instead of "brain tumor"). We do our best to keep these listings up-to-date, but we may sometimes have trials available that are not yet listed. To inquire about other clinical trials or to learn more about the clinical trials listed here, please contact cancertrials@northwestern.edu or call 312-695-1102. You can also view a list of open Lurie Cancer Center clinical trials for all types of cancer.

Trials
DRUG ATI001-102: A Phase I Study of Ad-RTS-hIL-12, an Inducible Adenoviral Vector Engineered to Express hIL-12 in the Presence of the Activator Ligand Veledimex in Subjects with Recurrent or Progressive Glioblastoma or Grade III Malignant Glioma
This research study involves two investigational drugs…
This research study involves two investigational drugs, veledimex, an activator ligand (INXN-1001) in combination with an Adenovirus Vector Engineered to Express hIL-12 (INXN-2001). IL-12 is a protein that may improve the body's natural response to disease by enhancing the ability of the immune system to kill tumor cells and may interfere with blood flow to the tumor. The main purpose of this study is to evaluate the safety and tolerability of a single tumor injection of INXN-2001 given in combination with oral veledimex.
Inclusion Criteria: 1. Male or female subjects ≥ 18 and ≤ 75 years of age. 2. Histologically confirmed supratentorial glioblastoma or other WHO grade III or IV malignant glioma from archival tissue. 3. Evidence of tumor recurrence/progression by MRI (RANO criteria) post standard initial therapy. 4. Previous standard of care anti-tumor treatment including surgery and/or biopsy and chemoradiation. 5. Able to undergo standard MRI scans with contrast agent. 6. Karnofsky Performance Status ≥ 70. 7. Adequate bone marrow reserves and liver and kidney function. 8.Male and female subjects must agree to use a highly reliable method of birth control. Exclusion Criteria: 1. Radiotherapy within 4 weeks or less prior to starting first veledimex dose. 2. Subjects with clinically significant increased intracranial pressure or uncontrolled seizures. 3. Known immunosuppressive disease, autoimmune conditions, and /or chronic viral infections. 4. Use of systemic antibacterials, antifungals or antivirals for the treatment of acute clinically significant infection. 5. Use of enzyme-inducing anti-epileptic drugs (EIAED) within 7 days prior to the first dose of study drug. 6. Other concurrent clinically active malignant disease requiring treatment. 7. Nursing or pregnant females. 8. Prior exposure to veledimex. 9. Presence of any contra-indication for a neurosurgical procedure.
Lesniak, MaciejLesniak, Maciej
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NCT02026271 STU00094296
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Amidei, Christina 312 695 9124
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Alliance A071401: Phase II Trial Of SMO/AKT/NF2 Inhibitors in Progressive Meningiomas with SMO/AKT/NF2 Mutations

This phase II trial studies how well two drugs, vismodegib and GSK2256098, work in treating patients with meningiomas that may have gotten bigger or grew back after treatment. Vismodegi…

This phase II trial studies how well two drugs, vismodegib and GSK2256098, work in treating patients with meningiomas that may have gotten bigger or grew back after treatment. Vismodegib and GSK2256098 may stop the growth of tumor cells by blocking some of the enzymes needed for cell growth.

The purpose of this study is to test good and bad effects of these two different drugs against meningioma tumors with altered (or mutated) genes. Altered genes can cause a tumor to grow. The study drugs, vismodegib and GSK2256098, target these genes. The study drugs could shrink the cancer, or the cancer could stay the same size or grow. They may cause side effects. Researchers hope to learn if the study drugs will shrink the cancer by at least one-half compared to its present size.

Today, therapy for meningioma is the same for all patients, and is not based on tumor genetic testing. This trial is trying to see if tumor genetic testing would be helpful at guiding treatment in meningioma patients.

You may be eligible for this research study if you have a meningioma which has gotten bigger or grew back after treatment.

Kumthekar, PriyaKumthekar, Priya
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NCT02523014 STU00202953
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OT-15-001: A Phase 3, Randomized, Open-Label Study To Evaluate the Efficacy and Safety of Eflornithine with Lomustine Compared to Lomustine Alone in Patients with Anaplastic Astrocytoma That Progress/Recur After Irradiation and Adjuvant Temozolomide Chemotherapy
Purpose The purpose of this study i…
Purpose The purpose of this study is to measure how well and how safe eflornithine is in combination with lomustine, compared to lomustine taken alone, in treating patients whose anaplastic astrocytoma has come back after radiation and chemotherapy. Overview Elfornithine is an experimental drug. An experimental drug means that the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has not approved it for use. This drug will be used with another drug called Lomustine that is approved by the FDA in the United States for patients with anaplastic astrocytoma. Description of Treatment This study has two study groups. Patients will be randomly placed in one of the 2 groups.
Some of the eligibility criteria include:

- Participants must be 18 years of age or older.

- Patients must have surgical or biopsy proven diagnosis of WHO grade 3 Anaplastic Astrocytoma

Note: This is only a partial list of eligibility criteria. Please contact the Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center of Northwestern University for complete screening information if you are interested in this clinical trial.
Kumthekar, PriyaKumthekar, Priya
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    Chicago, IL
NCT02796261 STU00203957
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