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 76

  • Nivolumab, Chemotherapy, and Radiation Therapy in Treating Patients with Locally Advanced Esophageal Squamous Cell Carcinoma

    This phase I / II trial studies the side effects of nivolumab and how well it works when given together with chemotherapy and radiation therapy in treating patients with esophagus squamous cell carcinoma that has spread to nearby tissue or lymph nodes. Immunotherapy with monoclonal antibodies, such as nivolumab, 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 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. Giving nivolumab with chemotherapy and radiation therapy may kill more cancer cells.
    Location: 5 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. Currently the study is only enrolling patients with thymic carcinoma.
    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 Study to Evaluate the Safety, Tolerability, and Activity of TAK-931 in Participants With Metastatic Pancreatic Cancer, Metastatic Colorectal Cancer, and Other Advanced Solid Tumors

    The purpose of this study is to confirm the safety and tolerability of TAK-931 in a cohort of Western participants with metastatic solid tumors and to evaluate the anti-tumor activity of TAK-931 in participants with metastatic pancreatic cancer, colorectal cancer (CRC), squamous esophageal cancer (sqEC), and squamous non-small-cell lung cancer (sqNSCLC).
    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: 4 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Trial of mFOLFOX6 + Trastuzumab + Avelumab in Gastric and Esophageal Adenocarcinomas

    This study will be a prospective, open-label, single arm, multi-center phase 2 clinical trial of mFOLFOX6 + trastuzumab + avelumab in first-line, metastatic, HER2-amplified gastric and esophageal adenocarcinomas. The primary objective of this study is to estimate the best objective response rate (CR or PR, ORR) in these patients within 24 weeks by RECIST 1.1 criteria. Secondary objectives include; estimating PFS by both RECIST 1.1 and iRECIST criteria, estimating OS, estimating the disease control rate (DCR) at 24 weeks by RECIST 1.1 and iRECIST, and characterizing the safety issues associated with this regimen.
    Location: 3 locations

  • 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: 4 locations

  • Nivolumab with or without Relatlimab in Treating Advanced Esophageal or Gastric Cancer

    This phase IB trial studies how well nivolumab with or without relatlimab works in treating patients with esophageal or gastric cancer that has spread to other places in the body. Immunotherapy with monoclonal antibodies, such as nivolumab and relatlimab, may help the body’s immune system attack the cancer, and may interfere with the ability of tumor cells to grow and spread.
    Location: Johns Hopkins University / Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center, Baltimore, Maryland

  • Study of BAY1834942 in Patients With Solid Tumors

    This is an open-label, Phase 1, first-in-human, dose escalation and expansion study designed to assess the safety, tolerability, pharmacokinetics, pharmacodynamics and tumor response profile of the anti-Carcinoembryonic-antigen-related-cell-adhesion-molecule-6 (CEACAM6) antibody BAY1834942 in patients with advanced solid tumors known to have a prevalence for CEACAM6 expression. The study consists of dose escalation and tumor type-specific expansion in which BAY1834942 will be administered either alone (monotherapy) or in combination with pembrolizumab (combination therapy).
    Location: M D Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas

  • 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 Patients with Stage II or III Esophageal Cancer

    This phase II trial studies how well proton beam radiation therapy works in treating patients 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