The purpose of a clinical trial is to determine the most effective and safest treatment for a disease. Clinical trial evaluation is a key step to translating research into new medicines that can provide better outcomes for patients. The performance of clinical trials is a vital component of U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s drug approval process, without which advances in therapeutics for brain tumor patients would not be possible. Often the lengthiest aspect of the drug approval process is finding people to participate in trials. The NBTS Clinical Trial Finder is intended to help raise awareness and increase participation in clinical trials to facilitate brain tumor research and accelerate the development of new drugs and treatments for patients.
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[11C]Acetate PET in Patients With Glioma
At each point that the patient will have [11C]-Acetate PET study, this will be compared with standard clinical MR imaging. Abbreviations: XRT - radiation therapy; TMZ - temozolomide (chemotherapy) Quantitative Image Data Analysis: The [11C]-Acetate uptake in tumor sites from images will be analyzed qualitatively by visual assessment, quantitatively using a standard uptake value (SUV) in the tumor relative to the contralateral normal brain, and the parameters obtained by compartmental modeling of dynamic data.18 Years and Over
11C-Methionine PET as Prognostic Marker of Gliomas
This is a retrospective study that involves the revision of clinical, instrumental and pathologic data of an estimated cohort of maximum 145 patients with glioma treated with surgery with radical intent at our center.18 Years and Over
131I-Labeled MIBG for Refractory Neuroblastoma: A Compassionate Use Protocol
This is a compassionate use protocol to allow patients with advanced neuroblastoma palliative access to 131I-metaiodobenzylguanidine (131I-MIBG).1 Year and Over
131-I-MIBG Therapy for Refractory Neuroblastoma and Metastatic Paraganglioma/Pheochromocytoma
Metaiodobenzylguanidine (MIBG) is a substance that is taken up by neuroblastoma or pheochromocytoma/paraganglioma tumor cells. MIBG is combined with radioactive iodine (131 I) in the laboratory to form a radioactive compound 131 I-MIBG. This radioactive compound delivers radiation specifically to the cancer cells and causes them to die. The purpose of this research protocol is to provides a mechanism to deliver MIBG therapy when clinically indicated, but also to provide a mechanism to continue to collect efficacy and toxicity data that will be provided.1 Year and Over
177Lu-PP-F11N for Receptor Targeted Therapy and Imaging of Metastatic Thyroid Cancer.
The purpose of this study is to determine the use of 177Lu-PP-F11N for imaging and therapy of patients with advanced medullary thyroid carcinoma (MTC). 177Lu-PP-F11N is a gastrin analogon, binding to cholecystokinin-2 receptors. This receptors show an overexpression on more than 90 % of medullary thyroid carcinomas. In the pilot (phase 0) study we will correlate the tumour detection rate with the surgery and histology (proof of concept study). Furthermore, kidney protection and dosimetry studies will be performed in order to determine the kidney protection protocol and starting activity for the dose escalation study in the following, dose...18 Years and Over
177Lutethium - Peptide Receptor Radionuclide Therapy (Lu-PRRT) Plus Capecitabine Versus Lu-PRRT in FDG Positive, Gastro-entero-pancreatic Neuroendocrine Tumors
This is a randomized phase II, parallel group study. Patients with gastro-entero-pancreatic neuroendocrine tumors (GEP-NET) well differentiated G1 - G2 (ki67≤ 20%) and G3 (ki67≤ 50%), somatostatin receptor (SSR) positive and 18-FDG positive will be enrolled in the study and will be randomly assigned to 2 different arms: - Arm Lu-PRRT-Cap: oral low dose of capecitabine in association with Lu-PRRT (at 3.7 Gbq per cycle x 7 cycles) followed by long acting octreotide or lanreotide (SS-LAR); OR - Arm Lu-PRRT: Lu-PRRT (at 3.7 gigabecquerel (Gbq) per cycle x 7 cycles) followed by SS-LAR.19 Years and Over
177Lutetium-octreotate Treatment Prediction Using Multimodality Imaging in Refractory NETs
The purpose of this study is to determine if 68Gallium-octreotate and 18Fluorodesoxyglucose uptake, apparent diffusion coefficient and post 177Lu-octreotate SPECT/CT dosimetry are reliable predictors for lesion-by-lesion treatment outcome.18 Years and Over
[18F]Dabrafenib Molecular Imaging in Melanoma Brain Metastasis
In this feasibility study, [18F]dabrafenib will be used as radioactive tracer. All patients in this study are diagnosed with advanced melanoma with evidence of brain metastases and are eligible for treatment with dabrafenib, a specific V600-mutated BRAF inhibitor. Patients will undergo a dynamic PET scan of the brain to determine [18F]dabrafenib distribution and kinetics in brain metastases. In addition, a static total body PET scan will be performed to visualize whole body distribution and tracer uptake.18 Years and Over
18F-DOPA PET Imaging: an Evaluation of Biodistribution and Safety
Single centre prospective cohort phase III study of 18F-DOPA PET/CT imaging in specific patient populations: 1. Pediatric patients with congenital hyperinsulinism 2. Pediatric patients with neuroblastoma 3. Pediatric or Adult patients with suspected extra-pancreatic neuroendocrine tumor 4. Adult patients with a clinical suspicion of Parkinson's disease 5. Pediatric or Adult patients with primary brain tumors This study will evaluate the biodistribution and safety of 18F-DOPA produced at the Edmonton PET Centre.N/A and Over
18F-DOPA-PET in Finding Tumors in Patients With Newly Diagnosed Gliomas Undergoing Radiation Therapy
This phase II trial studies how well fluorine F 18 fluorodopa (18F-DOPA)-positron emission tomography (PET) works in finding tumors in patients with newly diagnosed gliomas undergoing radiation therapy. Comparing results of diagnostic procedures done before and during radiation therapy may help doctors predict a patient's response to treatment and help plan the best treatment.18 Years and Over