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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.
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.