Treatment Clinical Trials for Esophageal Cancer

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.

Trials 26-50 of 73

  • MAGE-A4ᶜ¹º³²T for Multi-Tumor

    This study will investigate the safety and tolerability of MAGE-A4ᶜ¹º³²T cell therapy in subjects who have the appropriate HLA-A2 tissue marker and whose urinary bladder, melanoma, head and neck, ovarian, non-small cell lung, esophageal, gastric, synovial sarcoma, or myxoid / round call liposarcoma (MRCLS) tumor has the MAGE-A4 protein expressed. This study will take a subject's T cells and give them a T cell receptor protein that recognizes and attacks the tumors.
    Location: 4 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: 4 locations

  • Trial to Evaluate the Safety ofTalimogene Laherparepvec Injected Into Liver Tumors Alone and in Combination With Systemic Pembrolizumab

    This is a phase 1b / 2, multicenter, open-label trial to evaluate the safety of talimogene laherparepvec injected intrahepatically into liver tumors with known progression alone and in combination with systemic IV administration of pembrolizumab, in subjects with non-HCC liver metastases from BC, CRC, GEC, melanoma, NSCLC, RCC, and subjects with HCC. The study consists of 2 parts and 2 groups, and Part 2 includes 2 stages. The objective of Part 1 is to evaluate the safety of intrahepatic injection of talimogene laherparepvec into liver tumors alone and in combination with systemically administered pembrolizumab for the non-HCC (Group A) and HCC (Group B) cohorts separately. Part 2 consists of 2-stage design to evaluate the efficacy and safety of talimogene laherparepvec in combination with systemic pembrolizumab. Efficacy and safety will be evaluated in each of the six non-HCC tumor types from Group A separately. Similarly, the efficacy and safety of the combination treatment will be determined for Group B HCC subjects.
    Location: 5 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

  • 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: 3 locations

  • Study of ADCT-301 in Patients With Selected Advanced Solid Tumors

    This study evaluates ADCT-301 in patients with Selected Advanced Solid Tumors. Patients will participate in a Treatment Period with 3-week cycles and a Follow-up Period every 12 weeks for up to 1 year after treatment discontinuation.
    Location: 2 locations

  • A Dose-escalation Study of ARX788, IV Administered in Subjects With Advanced Cancers With HER2 Expression

    This is a 2-part, Phase 1, open-label study. Phase 1a of this study is designed to determine the recommended Phase 2 dose (RP2D) in subjects with advanced cancer whose HER2 test results are in situ hybridization (ISH) positive or immunohistochemistry (IHC) 3+ and Phase 1b is designed to assess anticancer activity and safety in 2 advanced breast cancer expansion cohorts: 1) for tumors that test as HER2 ISH positive or IHC3+ and, 2) for tumors that test as HER2 ISH negative with IHC 2+.
    Location: 3 locations

  • Phase 1 Clinical Trial of Metastasis Inhibitor NP-G2-044 in Patients With Advanced or Metastatic Solid Tumors (Including Lymphoma)

    First-in-human phase 1 study to determine safety of NP-G2-044 when given orally on a daily X 28 days followed by a 14 day rest period.
    Location: 2 locations

  • Ramucirumab and Irinotecan Hydrochloride in Treating Patients with Metastatic or Locally Advanced Gastric or Gastroesophageal Junction Cancer

    This phase II trial studies how well ramucirumab and irinotecan hydrochloride work in treating patients with gastric or gastroesophageal junction cancer that has spread to other parts of the body. Monoclonal antibodies, such as ramucirumab may interfere with the ability of cancer cells to grow and spread. Irinotecan hydrochloride may stop the growth of cancer cells by blocking some of the enzymes needed for cell growth. Giving ramucirumab and irinotecan hydrochloride may be a better treatment for patients with metastatic or advanced gastric or gastroesophageal junction cancer.
    Location: 3 locations

  • CBP501, Cisplatin and Nivolumab in Advanced Refractory Tumors

    This is a multicenter, open-label, phase 1b study of CBP501 / cisplatin / nivolumab combination administered once every 21 days to patients with advanced solid tumors.
    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

  • Personalized Cancer Therapy in Treating Participants with Metastatic or Unresectable Cancers

    This pilot trial studies how well personalized cancer therapy works in treating participants with cancer that has spread to other places in the body or cannot be removed by surgery. Personalized cancer therapy is the practice of making decisions about what kind of treatment participants should receive based on the genetic makeup of the tumor. Genes in your body encode certain characteristics such as height, eye and hair color. Researchers believe that abnormal genes in tumors may affect how individuals respond to cancer treatments. Collecting information about tests and treatments received will help researchers describe if patients respond better when their physicians choose to treat them according to the genetic makeup of their tumor.
    Location: 2 locations

  • Atezolizumab, Oxaliplatin, and Fluorouracil in Treating Patients with Esophageal or Gastroesophageal Cancer

    This early phase I trial studies how well atezolizumab in combination with oxaliplatin and fluorouracil works in treating patients with esophageal or gastroesophageal cancer. Immunotherapy with monoclonal antibodies, such as atezolizumab, may help the body’s immune system attack the cancer, and may interfere with the ability of tumor cells to grow and spread. Drugs used in chemotherapy, such as 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 atezolizumab, oxaliplatin, and fluorouracil may work better in treating patients with esophageal or gastroesophageal cancer.
    Location: M D Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas

  • Ifetroban in Treating Patients with Malignant Solid Tumors at High Risk of Metastatic Recurrence

    This pilot trial studies the side effects of ifetroban in treating patients with malignant solid tumors that are at high risk of coming back after treatment and spreading throughout the body. Platelets are a type of blood cells that help with clotting. Cancer cells stick to platelets and ride on them to get to different parts of the body. Drugs, such as ifetroban, may help these platelets become less "sticky," and reduce the chance of cancer cells spreading to other places in the body.
    Location: Vanderbilt University / Ingram Cancer Center, Nashville, Tennessee

  • PRS-343 in Combination With Atezolizumab in HER2-Positive Solid Tumors

    A Phase 1b, open-label, dose escalation study of PRS-343 in combination with atezolizumab in patients with HER2-positive advanced or metastatic solid tumors.
    Location: 3 locations

  • Nivolumab and Ipilimumab in Treating Patients with Esophageal and Gastroesophageal Junction Adenocarcinoma Undergoing Surgery

    This phase II / III trial studies the usefulness of treatment with nivolumab and ipilimumab in addition to standard of care chemotherapy and radiation therapy in patients with esophageal and gastroesophageal junction adenocarcinoma who are undergoing surgery. Immunotherapy with antibodies, such as nivolumab and ipilimumab, may remove the brake on the body’s immune system and may interfere with the ability of tumor cells to grow and spread. Chemotherapy and radiation therapy may reduce the tumor size and the amount of normal tissue that needs to be removed during surgery. A combined treatment with nivolumab and ipilimumab, chemotherapy, and radiation therapy might be more effective in patients with esophageal and gastroesophageal junction adenocarcinoma who are undergoing surgery.
    Location: Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey, New Brunswick, New Jersey

  • Cabozantinib S-malate and Durvalumab in Treating Patients with Stage III-IV Gastroesophageal Cancer and Other Gastrointestinal Malignancies

    This phase Ib trial studies the side effects and best dose of cabozantinib S-malate when given together with durvalumab in treating patients with stage III-IV gastroesophageal cancer and other gastrointestinal malignancies. Cabozantinib S-malate may stop the growth of tumor cells by blocking some of the enzymes needed for cell growth. Immunotherapy with monoclonal antibodies, such as durvalumab, may help the body's immune system attack the cancer, and may interfere with the ability of tumor cells to grow and spread. Giving cabozantinib S-malate and durvalumab may work better in treating patients with gastroesophageal cancer and other gastrointestinal malignancies compared to cabozantinib or durvalumab alone.
    Location: University of Kansas Cancer Center, Kansas City, Kansas

  • A Safety and Tolerability Study of INCAGN02385 in Select Advanced Malignancies

    The purpose of this study is to determine the safety, tolerability, and preliminary efficacy of INCAGN02385 in participants with advanced malignancies.
    Location: Vanderbilt University / Ingram Cancer Center, Nashville, Tennessee

  • Avelumab and Chemoradiation in Treating Patients with Stage II-III Esophageal Cancer That Can Be Removed by Surgery

    This phase I / II trial studies the side effects of avelumab when given together with chemoradiation in treating patients with stage II-III esophageal cancer that can be removed by surgery. Monoclonal antibodies, such as avelumab, may interfere with the ability of tumor cells to grow and spread. Drugs used in chemotherapy, such as carboplatin and 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. Radiation therapy uses high-energy x-rays to kill tumor cells and shrink tumors. Chemotherapy with radiation therapy may kill more tumor cells. Giving avelumab and chemoradiation may work better in treating patients with esophageal cancer.
    Location: University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics, Madison, Wisconsin

  • Proton Beam Radiation Therapy in Treating Participants with Stage II or III Esophageal Cancer

    This phase II trial studies how well proton beam radiation therapy works in treating participants with stage II or III esophageal cancer. Proton beam radiation therapy uses high energy protons to kill tumor cells and shrink tumors while causing less damage to healthy tissues and organs.
    Location: Siteman Cancer Center at Washington University, Saint Louis, Missouri

  • A Study of Tislelizumab (BGB-A317) Versus Chemotherapy as Second Line Treatment in Patients With Advanced Esophageal Squamous Cell Carcinoma

    The purpose of this study is to evaluate the efficacy and safety of BGB-A317 as second line treatment in patients with advanced unresectable / metastatic ESCC that has progressed during or after first line therapy.
    Location: USC / Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center, Los Angeles, California

  • Pembrolizumab with or without Ramucirumab in Treating Participants with Metastatic or Unresectable Gastroesophageal Adenocarcinoma

    This early phase I pilot trial studies how well pembrolizumab with or without ramucirumab works in treating participants with gastroesophageal adenocarcinoma that has spread to other places or cannot be removed by surgery. Monoclonal antibodies, such as pembrolizumab and ramucirumab, may interfere with the ability of tumor cells to grow and spread.
    Location: M D Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas

  • Pembrolizumab, Oxaliplatin, Capecitabine as First Line Treatment for Patients with Recurrent or Metastatic Esophagus or Stomach Cancer

    This phase II trial studies how well pembrolizumab, oxaliplatin, and capecitabine work as first-line treatment in treating patients with esophagus or stomach cancer that has come back or spread to other places in the body. Immunotherapy with monoclonal antibodies, such as pembrolizumab, may help the body’s immune system attack the cancer, and may interfere with the ability of tumor cells to grow and spread. Drugs used in chemotherapy, such as oxaliplatin and capecitabine, 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, oxaliplatin, and capecitabine may work better in treating patients with esophagus or stomach cancer.
    Location: Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina

  • Endoesophageal Brachytherapy Using a 6-Channel Balloon Repositioning, Multichannel Applicator in Treating Participants with Esophageal Carcinoma

    This trial studies how well endoesophageal brachytherapy using a 6-channel balloon repositioning, multichannel applicator works in treating in participants with esophageal carcinoma. A 6-channel balloon repositioning, multichannel applicator may work by making the dose more evenly distributed and reducing "hot spots" of radiation (doses above the prescription dose) in the esophageal wall during radiation therapy.
    Location: Case Comprehensive Cancer Center, Cleveland, Ohio