Treatment Clinical Trials for Esophageal Cancer

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Clinical trials are research studies that involve people. The clinical trials on this list are for esophageal cancer treatment. All trials on the list are supported by NCI.

NCI’s basic information about clinical trials explains the types and phases of trials and how they are carried out. Clinical trials look at new ways to prevent, detect, or treat disease. You may want to think about taking part in a clinical trial. Talk to your doctor for help in deciding if one is right for you.

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  • NCI-MATCH: Targeted Therapy Directed by Genetic Testing in Treating Patients with Advanced Refractory Solid Tumors, Lymphomas, or Multiple Myeloma

    This phase II trial studies how well treatment that is directed by genetic testing works in patients with solid tumors or lymphomas that have progressed following at least one line of standard treatment or for which no agreed upon treatment approach exists. Genetic tests look at the unique genetic material (genes) of patients' tumor cells. Patients with genetic abnormalities (such as mutations, amplifications, or translocations) may benefit more from treatment which targets their tumor's particular genetic abnormality. Identifying these genetic abnormalities first may help doctors plan better treatment for patients with solid tumors, lymphomas, or multiple myeloma.
    Location: 1167 locations

  • Nivolumab and Ipilimumab in Treating Patients with Rare Tumors

    This clinical trial studies nivolumab and ipilimumab in treating patients with rare tumors. Monoclonal antibodies, such as nivolumab and ipilimumab, may interfere with the ability of tumor cells to grow and spread.
    Location: 732 locations

  • An Investigational Immuno-therapy Study of Nivolumab or Placebo in Patients With Resected Esophageal or Gastroesophageal Junction Cancer

    The purpose of this study is to determine whether Nivolumab will improve overall survival, disease-free survival, or both compared with placebo.
    Location: 20 locations

  • Veliparib, Paclitaxel, and Carboplatin in Treating Patients with Solid Tumors That Are Metastatic or Cannot Be Removed by Surgery and Liver or Kidney Dysfunction

    This phase I trial studies the side effects and the best dose of veliparib when given together with paclitaxel and carboplatin in treating patients with solid tumors that are metastatic or cannot be removed by surgery and liver or kidney dysfunction. Veliparib may stop the growth of tumor cells by blocking some of the enzymes needed for cell growth. Drugs used in chemotherapy, such as paclitaxel and carboplatin, 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. Giving veliparib together with paclitaxel and carboplatin may kill more tumor cells.
    Location: 11 locations

  • A Phase 1b / 2 Study of MEDI4736 With Tremelimumab, MEDI4736 or Tremelimumab Monotherapy in Gastric or GEJ Adenocarcinoma

    This is a randomized, multicenter, open-label, dose-exploration and dose-expansion study to evaluate the safety, tolerability, antitumor activity, PK, pharmacodynamics, and immunogenicity of MEDI4736 in combination with tremelimumab, MEDI4736 monotherapy or tremelimumab monotherapy in subjects with metastatic or recurrent gastric or gastroesophageal junction adenocarcinoma
    Location: 11 locations

  • Combination Margetuximab and Pembrolizumab for Advanced, Metastatic HER2(+) Gastric or Gastroesophageal Junction Cancer

    This main purpose of this clinical study is to learn about the safety and activity of margetuximab and pembrolizumab combination treatment in patients with HER2+ gastric and gastroesophageal junction cancer.
    Location: 10 locations

  • Dose-escalation Study of BAY1129980

    The purpose of this study is to evaluate: - The side effects of BAY1129980 when given every 21 days different dose levels. - Determine the dose level of BAY1129980 that should be tested in future clinical research studies. - Measure how much BAY1129980 is in the blood at specific times after administration. - If treatment with BAY1129980 shows any effect on reducing the tumor growth. - If there are specific biomarkers that might be able to explain why some patients respond to treatment and others do not. - If treatment with BAY1129980 causes an immune response from the body against the drug (immunogenicity).
    Location: 8 locations

  • Phase I / II Study of IMMU-132 in Patients With Epithelial Cancers

    The primary objective is to evaluate the safety and tolerability of IMMU-132 as a single agent administered in 3-week treatment cycles for up to 8 cycles, in previously treated patients with advanced epithelial cancer.The secondary objectives are to obtain initial data concerning pharmacokinetics, immunogenicity, and efficacy with this dosing regimen. IMMU-132 targets the TROP-2 antigen which is expressed on a variety of cancers. The antibody, RS7, is attached to SN38, which is the active metabolite of irinotecan. This is planned as a multi-center study. In Phase II, up to 130 patients (assessable) in triple-negative breast cancer, up to 100 patients (assessable) in non-small cell and small-cell lung cancer and up to 50 patients (assessable) per other cancer types included in the protocol will be studied at the 10 mg / kg dose.
    Location: 8 locations

  • Pembrolizumab, Trastuzumab, Fluorouracil, and Combination Chemotherapy as First Line Therapy in Treating Patients with HER2-Positive Stage IV Esophagogastric Cancer

    This phase II trial studies how well pembrolizumab works when given together with trastuzumab and combination chemotherapy as first line therapy in treating patients with HER2-positive stage IV esophagogastric cancer. Monoclonal antibodies, such as pembrolizumab and trastuzumab, may block tumor growth in different ways by targeting certain cells. Drugs used in combination chemotherapy, such as capecitabine, cisplatin, oxaliplatin, and fluorouracil 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. Giving pembrolizumab with trastuzumab and combination chemotherapy may work better as first line therapy in treating patients with esophagogastric cancer.
    Location: 7 locations

  • Ceritinib in Treating Patients with Activated Gastrointestinal Malignancies That Cannot Be Removed by Surgery

    This phase II trial studies how well ceritinib works in treating patients with gastrointestinal malignancies that are activated by a mutation (any change in the deoxyribonucleic acid [DNA] sequence of a cell) and cannot be removed by surgery. Ceritinib may stop the growth of tumor cells by blocking some of the enzymes needed for cell growth.
    Location: 6 locations

  • Afatinib Dimaleate and Paclitaxel in Treating Patients with Trastuzumab-Refractory Metastatic Esophagus or Stomach Cancer

    This phase II trial studies how well afatinib dimaleate and paclitaxel work in treating patients with esophagus or stomach cancer that has come back after being treated with trastuzumab or spread to other places in the body. Afatinib dimaleate may stop the growth of tumor cells by blocking some of the enzymes needed for cell growth. Drugs used in chemotherapy, such as paclitaxel, 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. Giving afatinib dimaleate with paclitaxel may work better in treating patients with esophagus or stomach cancer.
    Location: 8 locations

  • A Study of BBI608 Administered With Paclitaxel in Adult Patients With Advanced Malignancies

    This is an open label, single arm phase 1 dose escalation study and phase 2 study of BBI608 in combination with paclitaxel in patients with advanced malignancies.
    Location: 6 locations

  • hTERT Immunotherapy Alone or in Combination With IL-12 DNA Followed by Electroporation in Adults With Solid Tumors at High Risk of Relapse

    This is a Phase I, open label study to evaluate the safety, tolerability, and immunogenicity of INO-1400 alone or in combination with INO-9012, delivered by electroporation in subjects with high-risk solid tumor cancer with no evidence of disease after surgery and standard therapy. Subjects will be enrolled into one of six treatment arms. Subjects will be assessed according to standard of care. Restaging and imaging studies will be performed to assess disease relapse per NCCN guidelines. RECIST will be used to validate the findings in cases of relapse.
    Location: 5 locations

  • Study of Pembrolizumab (MK-3475) Versus Investigator's Choice Standard Therapy for Participants With Advanced Esophageal / Esophagogastric Junction Carcinoma That Progressed After First-Line Therapy (MK-3475-181 / KEYNOTE-181)

    In this study, participants with advanced or metastatic adenocarcinoma or squamous cell carcinoma of the esophagus or Siewert type I adenocarcinoma of the esophagogastric junction (EGJ) that has progressed after first-line standard therapy will be randomized to receive either single agent pembrolizumab or the Investigator's choice of standard therapy with paclitaxel, docetaxel, or irinotecan. The primary study hypothesis is that treatment with pembrolizumab will prolong overall survival (OS) as compared to treatment with standard therapy.
    Location: 6 locations

  • Safety and Efficacy of CRS-207 With Pembrolizumab in Gastric, Gastroesophageal Junction or Esophageal Cancers

    The purpose of this study is to determine whether CRS-207 in combination with pembrolizumab is safe and effective in adults with recurrent or metastatic gastric, gastroesophageal junction, or esophageal cancer who have received one or two prior systemic chemotherapy treatment regimens for advanced disease.
    Location: 4 locations

  • Pembrolizumab in Treating Patients with Refractory Advanced Esophageal Cancer That Cannot Be Removed by Surgery

    This phase II trial studies how well pembrolizumab works in treating patients with esophageal cancer that has spread to other places on the body, does not respond to treatment, and cannot be removed by surgery. Monoclonal antibodies, such as pembrolizumab, may interfere with the ability of tumor cells to grow and spread.
    Location: 4 locations

  • Genetic Analysis-Guided Irinotecan Hydrochloride Dosing of mFOLFIRINOX in Treating Patients with Locally Advanced Gastroesophageal or Stomach Cancer

    This pilot phase I trial studies genetic analysis-guided irinotecan hydrochloride dosing of modified fluorouracil, irinotecan hydrochloride, leucovorin calcium, oxaliplatin (mFOLFIRINOX) with or without trastuzumab in treating patients with gastroesophageal or stomach cancer that has spread from where it started to nearby tissue or lymph nodes. Drugs used in chemotherapy, such as fluorouracil, irinotecan hydrochloride, leucovorin calcium, and oxaliplatin, 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. Leucovorin calcium may also help fluorouracil work better. Trastuzumab binds to human epidermal growth factor 2 (HER2) on the surface of HER2-positive cancer cells, and may kill tumor cells. Genetic analysis may help doctors determine what dose of irinotecan hydrochloride patients can tolerate.
    Location: 4 locations

  • Oxaliplatin, Leucovorin Calcium, and Fluorouracil Followed by Surgery and Response Based Concurrent Chemotherapy and Radiation Therapy in Treating Patients with Esophageal, Gastroesophageal Junction, or Gastric Cancer

    This phase II trial studies how well oxaliplatin, leucovorin calcium, and fluorouracil followed by surgery and response based concurrent chemotherapy and radiation therapy works in treating patients with esophageal, gastroesophageal junction, or gastric cancer. Drugs used in chemotherapy, such as oxaliplatin, leucovorin calcium, fluorouracil, paclitaxel, and carboplatin, 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. Radiation therapy uses high energy x rays to kill tumor cells. Giving chemotherapy followed by surgery and response based chemotherapy and radiation therapy may kill more tumor cells.
    Location: 4 locations

  • Stereotactic Radiosurgery in Treating Patients with Oligo-Recurrent Disease

    This phase II trial studies how well stereotactic radiosurgery works in treating patients with cancer that has come back and has spread to 5 or fewer places in the body (oligometastatic disease). Stereotactic radiosurgery, also known as stereotactic body radiation therapy, is a specialized radiation therapy that delivers a single, high dose of radiation directly to the tumor and may kill more tumor cells and cause less damage to normal tissue.
    Location: 3 locations

  • Stereotactic Radiosurgery in Treating Patients with Oligometastatic Disease

    This phase II trial studies how well stereotactic radiosurgery works in treating patients with cancer that has spread to 5 or fewer places in the body and involves 3 or fewer organs (oligometastatic disease). Stereotactic radiosurgery, also known as stereotactic body radiation therapy, is a specialized radiation therapy that delivers a single, high dose of radiation directly to the tumor and may kill more tumor cells and cause less damage to normal tissue.
    Location: 3 locations

  • Phase 1 / 2 Study Exploring the Safety, Tolerability, and Efficacy of INCAGN01876 Combined With Immune Therapies in Advanced or Metastatic Malignancies

    The purpose of this study is to determine the safety, tolerability, and efficacy of INCAGN01876 when given in combination with immune therapies in subjects with advanced or metastatic malignancies.
    Location: 5 locations

  • A Study Evaluating MM-310 in Patients With Solid Tumors

    MM-310 is a liposomal formulation of a docetaxel prodrug that targets the EphA2 receptor on cancer cells. Docetaxel is an approved chemotherapeutic drug.This study is a Phase 1 open-label study of MM-310 in patients with solid tumors. In the first part of the study, MM-310 will be assessed as a monotherapy until a maximum tolerated dose (MTD) is established. After an MTD of MM-310 as a monotherapy is established, an expansion cohort and MM-310 in combination with other therapies will be assessed.
    Location: 3 locations

  • Dose Escalation and Expansion Study of GSK3359609 in Subjects With Selected Advanced Solid Tumors (INDUCE-1)

    GSK3359609 is an anti-Inducible T cell Co-Stimulator (ICOS) receptor agonist antibody intended for the treatment of cancers of different histology. This is a first-time-in-human (FTIH), open-label. multicenter study designed to investigate the safety, pharmacology, and preliminary antitumor activity in subjects with advanced or recurrent solid tumors with the aim to establish recommended dose(s) of GSK3359609 for further exploration as monotherapy and in combination with pembrolizumab or other immune therapies. The study is comprised of two primary parts, each composed of two phases: Part 1: GSK3359609 monotherapy with Part 1A as dose escalation phase and Part 1B as dose expansion phase; Part 2: GSK3359609 combination therapy with Part 2A dose escalation phase and Part 2B dose expansion phase. Each part and phase of the study includes a screening period, a treatment period, and a follow-up period. The primary objective of the study is to determine the safety, tolerability, maximum tolerated dose or the maximum administered dose of GSK3359609 alone or in combination.
    Location: 2 locations

  • GL-ONC1 with or without Eculizumab in Treating Patients with Solid Organ Cancers before Surgery

    This phase Ib trial studies the side effects and best dose of light-emitting oncolytic vaccinia virus GL-ONC1 (GL-ONC1) when given with or without eculizumab in treating patients with solid organ cancers before surgery. A virus called GL-ONC1, which has been changed in a certain way, may be able to kill tumor cells without damaging normal cells. Monoclonal antibodies, such as eculizumab, may interfere with the ability of tumor cells to grow and spread. Giving GL-ONC1 with or without eculizumab may work better in treating patients with solid organ cancers.
    Location: 2 locations

  • A Study of Durvalumab (MEDI4736) in Esophageal Cancer

    This is a phase II, open-label, single arm, single-stage study. A total of 23 evaluable patients will be enrolled. If total number of patients free of disease relapse at 1 year is less than or equal to 15, the drug would not be considered for further study in this setting. After six patients are treated with at least one dose of study drug, they will be observed for a minimum of 60 days. During the 60-day observation period, further accrual will be halted to evaluate "unacceptable toxicities warranting early closure of the trial" defined as: - Any definitive durvalumab-related death. A durvalumab-related death will be continuously monitored throughout the trial and the trial will be suspended for re-evaluation whenever such an event is confirmed. - Any unexpected and previously unreported grade 4 toxicities definitely related to durvalumab.
    Location: 2 locations


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