Alaska Clinical Trials
A listing of Alaska clinical trials actively recruiting patient volunteers.
Infusion Duration Study To Assess Tolerability of Pegloticase Administered With a Shorter Infusion Duration in Subjects With Uncontrolled Gout Receiving Methotrexate
The purpose of this study is to assess the tolerability of pegloticase administered with a shorter infusion duration in participants with uncontrolled gout receiving methotrexate.
Capivasertib+Abiraterone as Treatment for Patients With Metastatic Hormone-sensitive Prostate Cancer and PTEN Deficiency
This study will assess the efficacy and safety of capivasertib plus abiraterone (+prednisone/prednisolone) plus androgen deprivation therapy (ADT) versus placebo plus abiraterone (+prednisone/prednisolone) plus ADT in participants with mHSPC whose tumours are characterised by PTEN deficiency. The intention of the study is to demonstrate that in participants with mHSPC, the combination of capivasertib plus abiraterone (+prednisone/prednisolone) plus ADT is superior to placebo plus abiraterone (+p ...
Step Away: Comparing a Chatbot-delivered Alcohol Intervention With a Smartphone App
A wide gap exists between the number of people needing alcohol treatment and those actually receiving it. This study builds on a previous one that indicated that smartphone-based intervention can help increase the number of people who receive alcohol intervention services and decrease treatment barriers. Improvements to the previously developed app, Step Away, will be made. In addition, a new method of delivering the Step Away intervention via an online, interactive chatbot, will be developed wi ...
Treatment Resistance Following Anti-cancer Therapies
The TRANSLATE study aims to better understand why tumors become resistant to standard anti-cancer therapies. New tumor biopsy and blood samples are collected after disease progression on standard-of-care anti-cancer treatment and compared to the initial (archival) tumor biopsy sample taken from the same patient. Annotated reports of results from clinical Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) gene panel tests of both tumor and blood are sent directly from the testing lab to the study physician for d ...
NCI COVID-19 in Cancer Patients, NCCAPS Study
This study collects blood samples, medical information, and medical images from patients who are being treated for cancer and have a positive test for SARS CoV-2, the new coronavirus that causes the disease called COVID-19. Collecting blood samples, medical information, and medical images may help researchers determine how COVID-19 affects the outcomes of patients undergoing cancer treatment and how having cancer affects COVID-19.
Impact of Discontinuing Chronic Therapies in People With Cystic Fibrosis on Highly Effective CFTR Modulator Therapy
Despite the increasingly common use of cystic fibrosis transmembrane conductance regulator (CFTR) modulator therapies in treating CF, it is still largely unknown whether or not other chronic therapies can be safely stopped. The SIMPLIFY study is being done to test whether or not it is safe to stop taking inhaled hypertonic saline or Pulmozyme® (dornase alfa) in those people that are also taking Trikafta™. Trikafta (elexacaftor/tezacaftor/ivacaftor) is a combination CFTR modulator therapy that w ...
The Alaska Oculocardiac Reflex Study
Observation study monitoring vital signs and anesthetic variables particularly heart rate during prospective, ocular manipulation and specifically uniform tension on extra ocular muscles during strabismus surgery. *IRB approval from 1992 covered in letter from then IRB chair Dr. Judith Whitcomb, Anchorage, Alaska (letter 10/2020).*
Testing the Use of the Usual Chemotherapy Before and After Surgery for Removable Pancreatic Cancer
This phase III trial compares perioperative chemotherapy (given before and after surgery) versus adjuvant chemotherapy (given after surgery) for the treatment of pancreatic cancer that can be removed by surgery (removable/resectable). Chemotherapy drugs, such as fluorouracil, irinotecan, leucovorin, and oxaliplatin, 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. Giving chemotherapy before ...
Testing Maintenance Therapy for Small Cell Lung Cancer in Patients With SLFN11 Positive Biomarker
This phase II trial studies whether atezolizumab in combination with talazoparib works better than atezolizumab alone as maintenance therapy for patients with SLFN11-positive extensive-stage small cell lung cancer. 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. PARPs are proteins that help repair damage to DNA, the genetic material that serves as the body's ...
Selpercatinib for the Treatment of Advanced Solid Tumors, Lymphomas, or Histiocytic Disorders With Activating RET Gene Alterations, a Pediatric MATCH Treatment Trial
This phase II pediatric MATCH trial studies how well selpercatinib works in treating patients with solid tumors that have spread to other places in the body (advanced), lymphomas, or histiocytic disorders that have activating RET gene alterations. Selpercatinib may block the growth of cancer cells that have specific genetic changes in an important signaling pathway (called the RET pathway) and may reduce tumor size.
Testing the Addition of the Pill Chemotherapy, Cabozantinib, to the Standard Immune Therapy Nivolumab Compared to Standard Chemotherapy for Non-small Cell Lung Cancer
This phase II trial compares cabozantinib alone and the combination of cabozantinib and nivolumab to standard chemotherapy in the treatment of patients with non-squamous non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). Cabozantinib may stop the growth of tumor cells by blocking some of the enzymes needed for cell growth. Immunotherapy with monoclonal antibodies, such as nivolumab, may help the body's immune system attack the cancer, and may interfere with the ability of tumor cells to grow and spread. Ramuci ...
Tipifarnib for the Treatment of Advanced Solid Tumors, Lymphoma, or Histiocytic Disorders With HRAS Gene Alterations, a Pediatric MATCH Treatment Trial
This phase II pediatric MATCH trial studies how well tipifarnib works in treating patients with solid tumors that have recurred or spread to other places in the body (advanced), lymphoma, or histiocytic disorders, that have a genetic alteration in the gene HRAS. Tipifarnib may block the growth of cancer cells that have specific genetic changes in a gene called HRAS and may reduce tumor size.