Pennsylvania Clinical Trials
A listing of Pennsylvania clinical trials actively recruiting patient volunteers.
Now enjoying a moment in the sun thanks to the breakout popularity of Flyers mascot Gritty, Pennsylvania’s capital Philadelphia has long been known as “The City of Brotherly Love” and home of the first public library in the United States. Founding Father Benjamin Franklin, a prolific inventor and author, spent much of his life in Philadelphia and left an indelible mark there. The U.S. Declaration of Independence, U.S Constitution, and Gettysburg Address were all written in Pennsylvania. The University of Pennsylvania is one of America’s leading colleges, and UPMC Presbyterian, associated with the University of Pittsburgh, is the largest hospital.
University of Pittsburgh Brain Health Initiative
This project will define the prevalence of brain health (i.e., normal cognitive, neuromotor, behavioral function) in living professional football retirees and group-matched controls through a comprehensive assessment of clinical, neuroimaging, and biomarker measures.
An Open-Label Study of Golodirsen in Non-Ambulant Patients With Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy
This is an open-label study to evaluate the safety and tolerability of golodirsen injection in Non-ambulant DMD patients with confirmed genetic mutations amenable to treatment by exon 53 skipping (Golodirsen). Golodirsen 30 mg/kg will be administered as an intravenous (IV) infusion over approximately 35 to 60 minutes once a week during the treatment period (up to 96 weeks). After the treatment period, patients can go into a safety extension period (not to exceed 48 weeks) until the patient is a ...
Pivotal 1 Study of RGX-314 Gene Therapy in Participants With nAMD
RGX-314 is being developed as a novel one-time gene therapy for the treatment of neovascular (wet) age-related macular degeneration (wet AMD). Wet AMD is characterized by loss of vision due to new, leaky blood vessel formation in the retina. Wet AMD is a significant cause of vision loss in the United States, Europe and Japan, with up to 2 million people living with wet AMD in these geographies alone. Current anti-VEGF therapies have significantly changed the landscape for treatment of wet AMD, b ...
A Time-Limited Approach to Treatment With Ibrutinib for Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia and Small Lymphocytic Lymphoma
The purpose of this study is to find out whether people with CLL or SLL who are currently receiving treatment with ibrutinib can stop treatment and remain off-treatment for at least 12 months, if they have achieved complete or partial remission of their disease.
A Mobile Intervention (txt4TKI) for the Improvement of Tyrosine Kinase Inhibitor Management in Patients With Chronic Myeloid Leukemia
This trial studies the feasibility and acceptability of a mobile intervention called txt4TKI for the improvement of tyrosine kinase inhibitor management in patients with chronic myeloid leukemia. Tyrosine kinase inhibitors (TKI) are associated with numerous potential side effects, including a decrease in bone marrow activity (myelosuppression), nausea, diarrhea, fatigue, and soft-tissue swelling (edema), especially in the face and lower legs, which are the primary reasons for patients to discont ...
Development of the Oncology Opportunity Cost Assessment Tool
This study develops and tests an instrument to measure opportunity costs called the Oncology Opportunity Cost Assessment Tool (OOCAT) in cancer patients. Patients experience significant costs, both direct financial as well as indirect costs, associated with seeking cancer treatment. While the direct financial impact of care on patients is receiving increased attention, other important consequences, such as opportunity cost, remain largely unmeasured. Opportunity cost is an economics term that re ...
Effectiveness of an Enhanced Tobacco Intervention Protocol Compared to Standard Treatment in Helping Head and Neck and Lung Cancer Patients Starting Treatment to Reduce Cigarette Use
This trial studies how well an enhanced tobacco intervention protocol (ETIP) works compared to standard treatment in helping head and neck and lung cancer patients starting treatment to reduce cigarette use. ETIP is an evidence-based tobacco cessation program including specialized one-to-one and telehealth counseling, drug therapy, nicotine replacement therapy, and frequent patient follow up. ETIP may help reduce smoking and improve cessation in patients with head and neck squamous cell cancer o ...
Duet 2.0 Starting the Conversation: A New Intervention Model to Stimulate Language Growth in Underserved Populations
Caregiver-child language interactions in the first three years of life predict early language development, school readiness, and academic achievement. Despite the importance of these factors, there are disparities in the frequency and quality of children's early language interactions. Although there is within-group variability, children from low-income families, on average, have fewer and lower-quality language experiences than their middle- or high-income peers. The current study addresses a ne ...
Improving Self-Care of Behavioral Variant Frontotemporal Dementia Caregivers
The research study is being conducted to evaluate the efficacy of a virtual support intervention to reduce stress and poor self-care for caregivers of persons with behavioral variant Frontotemporal Degeneration (bvFTD) compared to receiving health information alone.
A Study to Assess the Safety and Efficacy of Oral Etrasimod in Adult Participants With Eosinophilic Esophagitis
The purpose of this study is to determine whether oral etrasimod is a safe and effective treatment for active eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE) in adult participants.
Compressed Intermittent Theta Burst Stimulation
In this proposal the investigators will use an accelerated TMS protocol that concentrates the magnetic stimulation that would usually occur over 6 weeks into 10 treatment sessions per days, for 5 consecutive days in patient with treatment-refractory depression. This protocol will build on a previously published study demonstrating clinical efficacy of intermittent theta-burst stimulation (iTBS) on left dorsolateral prefrontal cortex (L-dlPFC) in a treatment refractory population.
Radiotherapy With Iron Oxide Nanoparticles (SPION) on MR-Linac for Primary & Metastatic Hepatic Cancers
There is a high prevalence of hepatic cirrhosis in patients with hepatocellular carcinomas (HCC), or chemotherapy-induced hepatic atrophy or hepatosteatosis in patients with liver metastases associated with high risk of radiation-induced liver disease (RILD) after stereotactic body radiotherapy (SBRT). MRI-SPION radiotherapy planning will facilitate detection and maximize avoidance of residual functionally active hepatic parenchyma from over-the-threshold irradiation thus increasing safety of li ...