Treatment Clinical Trials for Kaposi Sarcoma

Clinical trials are research studies that involve people. The clinical trials on this list are for Kaposi sarcoma 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 1-7 of 7
  • Nivolumab and Ipilimumab in Treating Patients with HIV Associated Relapsed or Refractory Classical Hodgkin Lymphoma or Solid Tumors That Are Metastatic or Cannot Be Removed by Surgery

    This phase I trial studies the side effects and best dose of nivolumab when given with ipilimumab in treating patients with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) associated classical Hodgkin lymphoma that has returned after a period of improvement or does not respond to treatment, or solid tumors that have spread to other places in the body or cannot be removed by surgery. Immunotherapy with monoclonal antibodies, such as ipilimumab and nivolumab, may help the body's immune system attack the cancer, and may interfere with the ability of tumor cells to grow and spread. Ipilimumab is an antibody that acts against a molecule called cytotoxic T-lymphocyte antigen 4 (CTLA-4). CTLA-4 controls a part of your immune system by shutting it down. Nivolumab is a type of antibody that is specific for human programmed cell death 1 (PD-1), a protein that is responsible for destruction of immune cells. Giving ipilimumab with nivolumab may work better in treating patients with HIV associated classical Hodgkin lymphoma or solid tumors compared to ipilimumab with nivolumab alone.
    Location: 28 locations

  • Nelfinavir Mesylate in Treating Patients with Kaposi Sarcoma

    This pilot phase II trial studies how well nelfinavir mesylate works in treating patients with Kaposi sarcoma. Nelfinavir mesylate may stop the growth of tumor cells by blocking some of the enzymes needed for cell growth.
    Location: 11 locations

  • sEphB4-HSA in Treating Patients with Kaposi Sarcoma

    This phase II trial studies recombinant EphB4-HSA fusion protein (sEphB4-HSA) in treating patients with Kaposi sarcoma. Recombinant EphB4-HSA fusion protein may block the growth of blood vessels that provide blood to the cancer, and may also prevent cancer cells from growing.
    Location: 10 locations

  • Pembrolizumab in Treating Patients with HIV and Relapsed, Refractory, or Disseminated Malignant Neoplasms

    This phase I trial studies the side effects of pembrolizumab in treating patients with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and malignant neoplasms that have come back (relapsed), do not respond to treatment (refractory), or have distributed over a large area in the body (disseminated). Monoclonal antibodies, such as pembrolizumab, may block tumor or cancer growth in different ways by targeting certain cells. It may also help the immune system kill cancer cells.
    Location: 10 locations

  • Intra-lesional Nivolumab in Treating Patients with Cutaneous Kaposi Sarcoma

    This phase I trial studies the side effects of nivolumab injected directly into the lesion and to see how well it works in treating patients with cutaneous Kaposi sarcoma. 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.
    Location: 2 locations

  • History of the KSHV Inflammatory Cytokine Syndrome (KICS)

    Background: - KSHV inflammatory cytokine syndrome (KICS) is a newly recognized disease caused by Kaposi sarcoma-associated herpesvirus (KSHV). This virus can cause cancer. People with KICS can have severe symptoms. They include fever, weight loss, and fluid in the legs or abdomen. People with KICS may also be at risk of getting other cancers associated with KSHV. These cancers include Kaposi sarcoma and lymphoma. Because KICS is a newly identified disease, more information is needed on how the disease works and what can be done to treat it. Objectives: - To collect genetic and medical information from people with KSHV inflammatory cytokine syndrome. Eligibility: - Individuals at least 18 years of age who have Kaposi sarcoma herpes virus and symptoms that resemble those caused by KICS. Design: - Participants will have regular study visits. The schedule will be determined by the study researchers. - Participants will provide a complete medical history and have a full physical exam. Blood and urine samples will be collected as well. - People with KICS that requires treatment may get new experimental treatments. These treatments may include antiviral drugs and chemotherapy drugs, depending on the nature of the disease. - Participants will have imaging studies, such as chest x-rays and computed tomography scans, to study the tumors. - Bone marrow and lymph node biopsies may be done to collect tissue samples for study. - Participants who have Kaposi sarcoma will have photographs taken of their lesions.
    Location: 2 locations

  • Pomalidomide in Combination With Liposomal Doxorubicin in People With Advanced or Refractory Kaposi Sarcoma

    Background: Kaposi sarcoma (KS) is a cancer most often seen in people with HIV. It causes lesions. These are usually on the skin but sometimes in the lymph nodes, lungs, and gastrointestinal tract. Researchers think a combination of drugs may help treat KS. Objective: To test a combination of the anti-cancer drugs pomalidomide (CC-4047) and liposomal doxorubicin (Doxil) in people with KS. Eligibility: People ages 18 and over with KS Design: Participants will be screened with: Medical history Questionnaires Physical exam Blood, urine, and heart tests Chest X-ray Biopsy: A small sample of tissue is taken from a KS lesion. Possible CT scan Possible exam of lungs or gastrointestinal tract with an endoscope: A flexible instrument examines inside the organ. Participants will take the drugs in 4-week cycles. They will take Doxil through an IV on Day 1 of each cycle. They will take CC-4047 tablets by mouth each day for the first 3 weeks of each cycle. Participants will have many visits: Before starting treatment To start each cycle Day 15 of first 2 cycles Visits include repeats of screening tests and: Multiple blood draws Photographs of lesions Participants will keep a drug diary. Participants will take aspirin or other drugs to prevent blood clots. Participants with HIV will have combination antiretroviral therapy. Some participants will have a PET scan. Participants will continue treatment as long as they tolerate it and their KS improves. After treatment, they will have several follow-up visits for up to 5 years ...
    Location: National Institutes of Health Clinical Center, Bethesda, Maryland