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Aim of the study is to assess efficacy of a short course radiation treatment in patients with symptomatic head and neck (H&N) malignant lesions
This phase I trial studies the side effects and best dose of birinapant when given together with intensity modulated re-irradiation therapy (IMRRT) in treating patients with head and neck squamous cell carcinoma that has come back at or near the same place as the original (primary) tumor. Drugs used in chemotherapy, such as birinapant, 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. IMRRT uses thin beams of radiation of different intensities that are aimed at the tumor from many angles. This type of re-irradiation therapy reduces the damage to healthy tissue near the tumor. Giving birinapant with IMRRT may lower the chance of head and neck squamous cell carcinoma growing or spreading.
This is a Phase I Study to Evaluate the Safety, Tolerability, and Efficacy of VCN-01 in Combination With Durvalumab (MEDI4736) in Subjects With Recurrent/Metastatic Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Head and Neck. VCN-01 is a genetically modified oncolytic adenovirus characterized by the presence of four independent genetic modifications on the backbone of the wild-type HAd5 adenovirus genome, encoding human PH20, that confer tumor selectivity and anti-tumor activity. Durvalumab is a human monoclonal antibody (mAb) of the immunoglobulin G (IgG) 1 kappa subclass that inhibits binding of PD-L1. The proposed mechanism of action (MOA) for durvalumab is interference in the interaction of PD-L1 with PD-1 and CD80 (B7.1). Blockade of PD-L1/PD-1 and PD-L1/CD80 interactions releases the inhibition of immune responses, including those that may result in tumor elimination.
The purpose of this study is to decrease the rate of visits to the Emergency Department (ED) and Acute Care Clinics (ACC) for dehydration for head & neck (H&N) and esophageal cancer patients that are given Gatorade while receiving radiation therapy with or without chemotherapy.
The purpose of this study is to investigate how effective the study drug IPI-549 is against types of cancers. IPI-549 is considered experimental because it is not approved by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the treatment of cancer. Patients will be treated with 3 weeks of IPI-549, a specific PI3Kγ inhibitor. Tumor tissue for research purposes through core biopsies will be obtained prior to initiation of IPI-549 and at surgery.
This is a combination of 4 therapies, three of which are used to treat a single "target site" of your cancer (such as a lymph node or a single tumor), and the 4th is given directly into the blood stream (intravenous or "IV"). 1. Radiation: The target site --lymph node or tumor (the one what will be injected) --will get two small treatments of radiation. Radiation is often times used to shrink and kill tumors in patients with certain types of lymphoma, breast cancer and head and neck cancer, however, the dose of radiation that you will receive --one dose on day one of the clinical trial and one dose on day two --is 10 to 20 time less radiation that you would receive for treatment of these cancers. 2. Flt3L/CDX-301 is an immune cell growth factor, similar to white blood cell growth factors (Neupogen or Neulasta) or red blood cell growth factors (EPO or Epogen) that you may have received to help protect your blood cells previously. Flt3L causes your body to make more immune cells, specifically a type of immune cell called "dendritic cells". 3. Poly-ICLC is an immune cell activating factor. Its function is to turn on the immune cells that have been brought to the tumor by Flt3L. 4. Pembrolizumab is an antibody (a type of human protein) that is being tested to see if it will allow the body's immune system to kill your tumor cells. Pembrolizumab is approved for use by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the treatment of adult patients with many different types of cancer including head and neck cancer. Pembrolizumab is not FDA approved to treat patients with non-Hodgkin's lymphoma or metastatic breast cancer, as it has not been effective at treating these cancers when used alone. While most people do not have immediate side effects when this medication is given, it has the ability to cause side effects for.
Head and neck squamous cell carcinomas (HNSCCs) arise in the mucosa of the upper aero-digestive tract. They are the 6th most prevalent type of cancer worldwide. The risk related to tobacco is particularly high in the case of HNSCC, as the prevalence of heavy smoking for long periods is high in this population. The investigators' aim is to compare two models: one is a specific model of tobacco cessation intervention designed for health care teams treating patients with HNSCC; the other is the current standard of care for these patients, namely referral to external care after general advice on tobacco cessation. The investigators will evaluate the efficacy of this intervention 12 months after randomization. This intervention will be implemented into otolaryngology (ENT) care by training ENT nurses with a specific program for tobacco cessation delivered to patients diagnosed with HNSCC.
Progastrin is a pro-hormone that, in physiological conditions, is maturated in gastrin in G cells of the stomach. The role of the gastrin is to stimulate the secretion of gastric acids during digestion. It is also important for the regulation of cell growth of the gastric mucosal. In a healthy person, progastrin is not detectable in the peripheral blood. However, progastrin is abnormally released in the blood of patients with different cancers (colorectal, gastric, ovarian, breast, cervix uterus, melanoma…) The gene GAST coding for progastrin is a direct target gene of the WNT/ß-catenin oncogenic pathway. The activation of this oncogenic pathway is an early event in cancer development. Chronic activation of the WNT/ß-catenin oncogenic pathway occurs in almost all human solid tumors and is a central mechanism in cancer biology that induces cellular proliferation, blocking of differentiation leading to primary tumor growth and metastasis formation. Progastrin measured in the peripheral blood of patients on treatments, could be a new powerful marker for diagnosis and prognosis at different stages.
The purpose of this study is to determine whether a brief smoking ENT-resident-based intervention increased smoking cessation in patients with Head and Neck cancer attending a Lebanese university hospital, as compared with usual care.
The main objective of this study is to determine the biodistribution and intra-tumor accumulation of [89Zr]Zr-BI 754111 at baseline and its change upon treatment