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.
Liver Cell Transplant for Phenylketonuria
Human phenylketonuria (PKU) results from phenylalanine hydroxylase (PAH) deficiency, and represents one of the most common and extensively studied single-gene Mendelian disorders in humans. Unfortunately, optimum clinical outcome demands lifelong dietary restriction through adherence to an unpalatable and expensive artificial diet. Challenges in maintaining traditional therapy lead to increasing phenylalanine (Phe) levels in patients as they approach adulthood with an incumbent severe burden of ...
Phase 3 Study of ProstAtak® Immunotherapy With Standard Radiation Therapy for Localized Prostate Cancer
The purpose of this study is to evaluate the effectiveness of ProstAtak® immunotherapy in combination with radiation therapy for patients with intermediate-high risk localized prostate cancer. ProstAtak kills tumor cells and stimulates a cancer vaccine effect. Killing tumor cells in an immune stimulatory environment induces the body's immune system to detect and destroy cancer cells. ProstAtak has shown synergy with radiation without added toxicity and lower than expected recurrence rates in pre ...
Carbamazepine in Severe Liver Disease Due to Alpha-1 Antitrypsin Deficiency
The primary objective is to determine if the medication Carbamazepine, can be used as a therapy for patients with severe liver disease due to Alpha-1-Antitrypsin Deficiency .
Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy (SBRT) for Liver Mets
This is a phase I dose escalation study. Dose escalation will be via the traditional "up and down" scheme. SBRT: Patients will receive one of the following radiation regimens: 50 Gy in 5 fractions (10 Gy/fx) delivered over a 2-week period. 60 Gy in 5 fractions (12 Gy/fx) delivered over a 2-week period. 75 Gy in 5 fractions (15 Gy/fx) delivered over a 2-week period.
An Observational Registry of Abatacept in Patients With Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis
The purpose of this study is to examine the long-term safety of Abatacept for the treatment of juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA) with particular in interest in the occurrence of serious infections, autoimmune disorders, and malignancies.
Genes and Environment in Multiple Sclerosis
The purpose of the research study is to identify the genetic, environmental and immune profiles that may increase a person's risk of developing multiple sclerosis (MS). While MS is not a disease caused by a single variation in genetic material (DNA), a single environmental factor, or a single malfunction in immune cells, there are genetic alterations, environmental exposures and immunologic factors that make the development of MS more likely. Obtaining information about who is at risk for MS wil ...
A Multicenter Access and Distribution Protocol for Unlicensed Cryopreserved Cord Blood Units (CBUs)
This study is an access and distribution protocol for unlicensed cryopreserved cord blood units (CBUs) in pediatric and adult patients with hematologic malignancies and other indications.
S0820, Adenoma and Second Primary Prevention Trial
The investigators hypothesize that the combination of eflornithine and sulindac will be effective in reducing a three-year event rate of adenomas and second primary colorectal cancers in patients previously treated for Stages 0 through III colon or rectal cancer.
TheraSphere for the Treatment of Unresectable Hepatocellular Carcinoma
TheraSphere is a medical device containing yttrium-90 (Y-90) a radioactive material that has been used to treat liver tumors. When Y-90 is put into very tiny glass beads (TheraSphere), it can be injected into the liver through a blood vessel. This allows a large local dose of radiation to be delivered to the tumor with less risk of toxic effects from radiation to other parts of the body or to healthy liver tissue.
A Research Study of Bone Marrow Transplantation From Unrelated or Partially Matched Related Donors
It is hypothesized that engraftment when administering cyclophosphamide post the stem cell infusion will increase, the incidence of graft versus host disease (GVHD) and day 100 mortality will decrease, and the use of cyclophosphamide post stem cell infusion with alternative donors will be as safe and as effective as traditional matched transplants.
Radiosurgery for Patients With Oligometastatic Disease at Initial Presentation
The purpose of this study is to evaluate feasibility of radiosurgery for all metastatic sites for patients presenting with oligometastatic disease.
Surveillance Monitoring for ART Toxicities Study in HIV Uninfected Children Born to HIV Infected Women
SMARTT will estimate the incidence of conditions and diagnoses potentially related to in utero exposure to antiretroviral therapy and/or exposure in the first two months of life among children born of HIV-infected mothers.