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FRACTal study is the first exploration of detection of FSHR as a blood biomarker for the diagnosis of cancer. A first cohort will explore several common (e.g. breast, prostate) or rare (e.g. uveal melanoma) cancers, that are frequently treated at Institut Curie. This first cohort will include n=10 patients per histological type except for breast cancer (n=50). 100 patients are expected in this cohort. A second cohort will explore the more promising histological type (if any) in term of incidence of detection. 100 patients are expected for this second cohort.
Although treatments significantly increase the life expectancy of cancer patients, their quality of life is more or less reduced. The development of supportive care, such as physical activity, is one of the tools that should be promoted to maintain quality of life and reduce treatment side effects, including fatigue. This study was developed to understand the different biopsychosocial effects of a physical activity program carried out with patients suffering from various types of cancers, and to facilitate and improve the implementation of this type of activity in health care facilities. Study randomized, controlled, cross-over intervention evaluating a 12-week supervised and adapted physical activity program. Participants were assigned to one of two groups: Group A which first follows a 12-week physical activity program, then undergoes usual care for 12 additional weeks, or Group B, which continues usual care for 12 weeks (control group) and then starts the physical activity program for 12 additional weeks. Quality of life (with questionnaires for 2 groups) , well-being, fatigue, physical capacity, leptin concentration, goal setting and level of physical activity are evaluated during this protocol. By understanding the multidimensional effects of a physical activity program for various cancer types, depending on the time of proposing the program, by evaluating the correlations among all these variables, and by evaluating long-term effects, the IPCAPA study contributes to identifying the physical activity program which will be effective, viable and feasible for all patients undergoing chemotherapy, whatever the type of cancer.
This is a prospective case control study. Participants will be enrolled as case subjects or control subjects, depending upon the gonadotoxicity of their chemoradiation therapy. The chemotherapeutic regimens will be determined per standard of care. Participants will receive GnRHa (Lupron) as standard of care for menstrual suppression. Blood draws and pelvic ultrasound at baseline, 6 months and 12 months post completion of chemotherapy are the interventions. The duration of the study will be approximately 12 months.The study time includes the time necessary for completion of most cancer treatments in this population, which approximates 8-12 months, and time to allow complete excretion of the Lupron from the systemic circulation with reliable testing of the hypothalamic pituitary ovarian (H-P-O) axis. The results of the study will be used to guide a larger study evaluating the efficacy of gonadotropin releasing hormone agonist (GnRHa) as ovarian preservation therapy in young subjects receiving chemoradiation.
SNX-5422 is a pro-drug of SNX-2112, a potent, highly selective, small-molecule inhibitor of the molecular chaperone heat shock protein 90 (Hsp90). Initial in vitro evidence supports that SNX-5422 may be active against TP53 null tumors irrespective of tumor type .
The purpose of this study is to assess the safety and tolerability of MK-0457(VX-680), an Aurora kinase inhibitor, in participants with advanced solid tumors. Bioavailability of the oral formulation will also be assessed. The primary study hypothesis is that administration of MK-0457 is sufficiently safe and tolerated to permit further study.
The objective of this study, which will be realised in vitro on human samples, is to test 2 cell sources isolated from peritoneum for adult mesothelial cells (peritoneal samples) and from adipose tissue for the adipose stem cells (adipose tissue samples). The latter will be differentiated towards the mesothelial phenotype and morphotype. The 2 routes will be compared and the most satisfactory one will be chosen to make a non-stick patch.
The purpose of this study is to evaluate the safety, pharmacokinetics, anti-tumor activity, and identify a tolerable dose of AMG 228 in subjects with advanced solid tumors.
The purpose of this study is to find out if postoperative chemotherapy in patients with high-grade appendix cancer after surgery improves outcomes. The postoperative chemotherapy will consist of 5-FU (with leucovorin) or capecitabine with bevacizumab. These drugs are approved for use in people with colon cancer, and they are used at UCSD for some patients with appendix cancer. The purpose of this study is to explore the safety and efficacy of the postoperative chemotherapy treatment on cancer.
To determine the efficacy of a CBT-I intervention in improving sleep and other quality of life outcomes during cancer treatment. To assess the feasibility and acceptability of a CBT-I intervention among newly diagnosed cancer patients.
Women of reproductive age who seek to freeze eggs for future pregnancy attempts may be eligible to participate in a study investigating pregnancies that result from frozen eggs.