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.

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  • 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: Siteman Cancer Center at Washington University, Saint Louis, Missouri

  • Study of Crenolanib With Ramucirumab and Paclitaxel for Advanced Esophagogastric Adenocarcinoma

    This is a single-arm phase I / Ib study of crenolanib combined with ramucirumab / paclitaxel as second line therapy for patients with advanced / metastatic adenocarcinoma of the esophagus, GEJ or stomach. Patients will be enrolled in two phases; dose escalation phase and dose expansion phase.
    Location: Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, New York

  • APX005M, Chemotherapy, and Radiation Therapy before Surgery in Treating Patients with Esophageal Cancer or Gastroesophageal Junction Cancer that Can Be Removed by Surgery

    This pilot phase II trial studies the side effects of CD40 agonistic monoclonal antibody APX005M (APX005M), chemotherapy, and radiation therapy, and to see how well they work when given before surgery in treating patients with esophageal cancer or gastroesophageal cancer that can be removed by surgery. APX005M is intended to stimulate the body’s own immune system so that the immune cells can more effectively invade and destroy the tumor, adding to the benefits of the chemotherapy and radiation therapy. 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 APX005M, chemotherapy, and radiation therapy before surgery may make the tumor smaller and reduce the amount of normal tissue that needs to be removed.
    Location: UCSF Medical Center-Mount Zion, San Francisco, California

  • Chemotherapy with or without Radiation or Surgery in Treating Participants with Oligometastatic Esophageal or Gastric Cancer

    This phase II trial studies how well chemotherapy with or without radiation or surgery works in treating participants with esophageal or gastric cancer that has spread to less than 3 places in the body (oligometastatic). Drugs used in chemotherapy, such as fluorouracil 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. Radiation therapy uses high energy x-rays to kill tumor cells and shrink tumors. Surgery, such as complete surgical resection, may stop the spread of tumor cells by surgically removing organs or tumors. Giving chemotherapy with radiation or surgery may work better in treating participants with oligometastatic esophageal or gastric cancer.
    Location: M D Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas

  • Vascular-Targeted Photodynamic Therapy with Padeliporfin in Treating Dysphagia in Patients with Stage IV Esophageal Cancer

    This phase I trial studies the side effects and best dose of vascular-targeted photodynamic therapy with padeliporfin in treating dysphagia in patients with stage IV esophageal cancer. Padeliporfin is a photosensitizing drug which stays in the blood vessels and becomes active when exposed to light. Vascular-targeted photodynamic therapy uses a laser to activate padeliporfin and may kill tumor cells and improve swallowing in patients with esophageal cancer.
    Location: Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, New York

  • Pulsed Low Dose Radiation Therapy and Chemotherapy in Reducing the Rates of Severe Acute Esophagitis in Patients with Stage IIIA Non-small Cell Lung Cancer and Stage IB-IIIC Esophageal Cancer

    This phase I trial studies how well pulsed low dose radiation therapy and chemotherapy work in reducing the rates of severe acute esophagitis in patients with stage IIIA non-small cell lung cancer and stage IB-IIIC esophageal cancer. Pulsed low dose rate radiation therapy uses short pulses to deliver low doses of radiation for extended times and may reduce the rate of severe acute esophagitis in patients with lung and esophageal cancer.
    Location: Fox Chase Cancer Center, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

  • Pembrolizumab in Treating Patients with Locally Advanced Esophageal and Gastric Cancer

    This phase II clinical trial studies the side effects of pembrolizumab in treating patients with esophageal and gastric cancer that has spread from where it started to nearby tissue or lymph node. 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.
    Location: Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina

  • Ph1b Study of Oraxol in Comb. w. Ramucirumab in Patients w. Gastric, Gastro-esophageal, or Esophageal Cancers

    This is a nonrandomized, open-label, single group assignment, safety, tolerability and pharmacokinetic (PK) study to determine the MTD and optimal dosing regimen of Oraxol in combination with ramucirumab.
    Location: Cancer Therapy and Research Center at The UT Health Science Center at San Antonio, San Antonio, Texas

  • Pembrolizumab and Palliative Radiation Therapy in Treating Patients with Metastatic Esophagus, Stomach, or Gastroesophageal Junction Cancer

    This phase II trial studies how well pembrolizumab and palliative radiation therapy works in treating patients with esophagus, stomach, or gastroesophageal junction cancer that has spread to other parts of the body. Monoclonal antibodies, such as pembrolizumab, may interfere with the ability of tumor cells to grow and spread. Palliative radiation therapy, such as external beam radiation therapy, uses high energy beams to treat symptoms that are caused by tumors. Giving pembrolizumab together with palliative radiation therapy may work better in treating patients with esophagus, stomach, or gastroesophageal junction cancer that has spread to other parts of the body.
    Location: City of Hope Comprehensive Cancer Center, Duarte, California

  • Locally Delivered Brachytherapy and Pembrolizumab in Treating Patients with Previously Untreated Metastatic Esophageal Cancer

    This pilot phase I trial studies the side effects of hypofractionated brachytherapy and pembrolizumab in treating patients with previously untreated esophageal cancer that has spread to other places in the body. Brachytherapy, also known as internal radiation therapy, uses radioactive material placed directly into or near a tumor to kill tumor cells. Monoclonal antibodies, such as pembrolizumab, may block tumor growth in different ways by targeting certain cells. Giving locally delivered brachytherapy and pembrolizumab may work better in treating previously untreated metastatic esophageal cancer.
    Location: Siteman Cancer Center at Washington University, Saint Louis, Missouri

  • Proton Beam Radiation Therapy, Carboplatin, and Paclitaxel in Treating Patients with Stage IIB-IIIC Esophageal Cancer

    This phase I trial studies the side effects and best dose of proton beam radiation therapy given together with carboplatin and paclitaxel in treating patients with stage IIB-IIIC esophageal cancer. Proton beam radiation therapy uses high-energy protons to kill tumor cells and shrink tumors. 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. Giving proton beam radiation therapy with carboplatin and paclitaxel may work better in treating patients with esophageal cancer.
    Location: University of Pennsylvania / Abramson Cancer Center, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

  • Mithramycin for Lung, Esophagus, and Other Chest Cancers

    Background: - Mithramycin is a drug that was first tested as a cancer therapy in the 1960s. It acted against some forms of cancer, but was never accepted as a treatment. Research suggests that it may be useful against some cancers of the chest, such as lung and esophageal cancer or mesothelioma. Researchers want to see if mithramycin can be used to treat these types of cancer. Objectives: - To see if mithramycin is safe and effective against different chest cancers. Eligibility: - Individuals at least 18 years of age who have lung, esophagus, pleura, or mediastinum cancers. Design: - Participants will be screened with a physical exam and medical history. Blood and urine samples will be collected. Imaging studies and tumor tissue samples will be used to monitor the cancer before treatment. - Participants will receive mithramycin every day for 7 days, followed by 7 days without treatment. Each 14-day round of treatment is called a cycle. - Treatment will be monitored with frequent blood tests and imaging studies. - Participants will continue to take the drug for as long as the side effects are not severe and the tumor responds to treatment.
    Location: National Institutes of Health Clinical Center, Bethesda, Maryland

  • Combined Vaccine Therapy in Treating Patients with Metastatic Solid Tumors

    This phase I trial studies the side effects and best dose of a combined vaccine therapy and to see how well it works in treating patients with solid tumors that have spread to other parts of the body (metastatic). The cancer vaccine is made up of two proteins (that look like the tumor cells) mixed up with a special compound that may help train and boost the immune system to recognize and fight the tumor cells.
    Location: Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center, Columbus, Ohio

  • Dose Escalation and Expansion Study of FLX475 Monotherapy and in Combination With Pembrolizumab

    This clinical trial is a Phase 1 / 2, open-label, sequential-group, dose-escalation and cohort expansion study to determine the safety and preliminary anti-tumor activity of FLX475 as monotherapy and in combination with pembrolizumab. The study will be conducted in 2 parts, a dose-escalation phase (Part 1) and a cohort expansion phase (Part 2). In Part 1 of the study, subjects will be enrolled in sequential cohorts treated with successively higher doses of FLX475 as monotherapy or in combination with pembrolizumab. In Part 2 of the study, subjects will be initially enrolled in Stage 1 of parallel expansion cohorts of FLX475 as monotherapy or in combination with pembrolizumab.
    Location: Emory University Hospital / Winship Cancer Institute, Atlanta, Georgia

  • Tisotumab Vedotin Continued Treatment in Patients With Solid Tumors.

    The purpose of the trial is to evaluate efficacy and safety of continued treatment with tisotumab vedotin.
    Location: M D Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas

  • Capecitabine / Tesetaxel Versus Capecitabine / Placebo as Second-line Therapy for Gastric Cancer

    This study is being performed to evaluate the efficacy and safety of capecitabine in combination with tesetaxel versus capecitabine in combination with placebo as second-line treatment for patients with gastric cancer.
    Location: See Clinical Trials.gov

  • PI3K Inhibitor BKM120 in Treating Patients With Refractory Advanced Solid Tumors That Have PIK3CA Mutations

    The purpose of this research study is to learn if the study drug BKM120 can shrink or slow the growth of tumors. The safety of BKM120 will also be studied.
    Location: See Clinical Trials.gov

  • 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: 2 locations

  • A Dose Escalation Study of PF‑06939999 in Participants With Advanced or Metastatic Solid Tumors.

    This is a Phase 1, open label, multi center, dose escalation and expansion, safety, tolerability, PK, and pharmacodynamics study of PF 06939999 in previously treated patients with advanced or metastatic cancer.
    Location: Fred Hutch / University of Washington Cancer Consortium, Seattle, Washington

  • CD8+ T Cell Therapy and Pembrolizumab in Treating Patients with Metastatic Gastrointestinal Tumors

    This phase I pilot trial studies the side effects of cluster of differentiation 8 (CD8)+ T cells in treating patients with gastrointestinal tumors that have spread to other places in the body. Tumor cells and blood are used to help create an adoptive T cell therapy, such as CD8+ T cell therapy, that is individually designed for a patient and may help doctors learn more about genetic changes in the tumor. 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. Giving CD8+ T cell therapy and pembrolizumab may work better in treating patients with gastrointestinal tumors.
    Location: M D Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas

  • 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: 17 locations

  • Continuous 24h Intravenous Infusion of Mithramycin, an Inhibitor of Cancer Stem Cell Signaling, in People With Primary Thoracic Malignancies or Carcinomas, Sarcomas or Germ Cell Neoplasms With Pleuropulmonary Metastases

    Background: Mithramycin is a new cancer drug. In another study, people with chest cancer took the drug 6 hours a day for 7 straight days. Many of them had liver damage as a side effect. It was discovered that only people with certain genes got this side effect. Researchers want to test mithramycin in people who do not have those certain genes. Objectives: To find the highest safe dose of mithramycin that can be given to people with chest cancer who have certain genes over 24 hours instead of spread out over a longer period of time. To see if mithramycin given as a 24-hour infusion shrinks tumors. Eligibility: People ages 18 and older who have chest cancer that is not shrinking with known therapies, and whose genes will limit the chance of liver damage from mithramycin Design: Participants will be screened with: Medical history Physical exam Blood and urine tests Lung and heart function tests X-rays or scans of their tumor Liver ultrasound Tumor biopsy Participants will be admitted to the hospital overnight. A small plastic tube (catheter) will be inserted in the arm or chest. They will get mithramycin through the catheter over about 24 hours. If they do not have bad side effects or their cancer does not worsen, they can repeat the treatment every 14 days. Participants will have multiple visits for each treatment cycle. These include repeats of certain screening tests. After stopping treatment, participants will have weekly visits until they recover from any side effects.
    Location: National Institutes of Health Clinical Center, Bethesda, Maryland

  • Adjuvant Tumor Lysate Vaccine and Iscomatrix With or Without Metronomic Oral Cyclophosphamide and Celecoxib in Patients With Malignancies Involving Lungs, Esophagus, Pleura, or Mediastinum

    Background: During recent years, cancer-testis (CT) antigens (CTA), particularly those encoded by genes on the X chromosome (CT-X genes), have emerged as attractive targets for cancer immunotherapy. Whereas malignancies of diverse histologies express a variety of CTAs, immune responses to these proteins appear uncommon in cancer patients, possibly due to low-level, heterogeneous antigen expression, as well as immunosuppressive regulatory T cells present within tumor sites and systemic circulation of these individuals. Conceivably, vaccination of cancer patients with tumor cells expressing high levels of CTAs in combination with regimens that deplete or inhibit T regulatory cells will induce broad immunity to these antigens. In order to examine this issue, patients with primary lung and esophageal cancers, pleural mesotheliomas, thoracic sarcomas, thymic neoplasms and mediastinal germ cell tumors, as well as sarcomas, melanomas, germ cell tumors, or epithelial malignancies metastatic to lungs, pleura or mediastinum with no evidence of disease (NED) or minimal residual disease (MRD) following standard multidisciplinary therapy will be vaccinated with H1299 tumor cell lysates with Iscomatrix adjuvant. Vaccines will be administered with or without metronomic oral cyclophosphamide (50 mg PO BID x 7d q 14d), and celecoxib (400 mg PO BID). Serologic responses to a variety of recombinant CTAs as well as immunologic responses to autologous tumor or epigenetically modified autologous EBVtransformed lymphocytes will be assessed before and after a six month vaccination period. Primary Objectives: 1. To assess the frequency of immunologic responses to CTAs in patients with thoracic malignancies following vaccinations with H1299 cell lysate / Iscomatrix(TM) vaccines alone in comparison to patients with thoracic malignancies following vaccinations with H1299 cell lysate / Iscomatrix vaccines in combination with metronomic cyclophosphamide and celecoxib. Secondary Objectives: 1. To examine if oral metronomic cyclophosphamide and celecoxib therapy diminishes the number and percentage of T regulatory cells and diminishes activity of these cells in patients with thoracic malignancies are at risk of recurrence. 2. To examine if H1299 cell lysate / Iscomatrix(TM) vaccination enhances immunologic response to autologous tumor or epigenetically modified autologous EBV-transformed lymphocytes (B cells). Eligibility: - Patients with histologically or cytologically proven small cell or non-small cell lung cancer (SCLC;NSCLC), esophageal cancer (EsC), malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM) , thymic or mediastinal germ cell tumors, thoracic sarcomas, or melanomas, sarcomas, or epithelial malignancies metastatic to lungs, pleura or mediastinum who have no clinical evidence of active disease (NED), or minimal residual disease (MRD) not readily accessible by non-invasive biopsy or resection / radiation following standard therapy completed within the past 26 weeks. - Patients must be 18 years or older with an ECOG performance status of 0 2. - Patients must have adequate bone marrow, kidney, liver, lung and cardiac function. - Patients may not be on systemic immunosuppressive medications at time vaccinations commence Design: - Following recovery from surgery, chemotherapy, or chemo / XRT, patients with NED or MRD will be vaccinated via IM injection with H1299 cell lysates and Iscomatrix(TM) adjuvant monthly for 6 months. - Vaccines will be administered with or without with metronomic oral cyclophosphamide and celecoxib. - Systemic toxicities and immunologic response to therapy will be recorded. Pre and post vaccination serologic and cell mediated responses to a standard panel of CT antigens as well as autologous tumor cells (if available) and EBV-transformed lymphocytes will be assessed before and after vaccination. - Numbers / percentages and function of T regulatory cells in peripheral blood will be assessed before, during, and after vaccinations. - Patients will be followed in the clinic with routine staging scans until disease recurrence. - The trial will randomize 28 evaluable patients per arm to either receive vaccine alone or vaccine plus chemotherapy in order to have 80% power to determine if the frequency of immune responses on the combination arm exceeds that of the vaccine alone arm, if the expected frequencies of immune responses on the two arms were 20% and 50%, using a one-sided 0.10 alpha level Fisher s exact
    Location: National Institutes of Health Clinical Center, Bethesda, Maryland