Treatment Clinical Trials for Mesothelioma

Clinical trials are research studies that involve people. The clinical trials on this list are for mesothelioma 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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  • Atezolizumab, Pemetrexed Disodium, Cisplatin, and Surgery with or without Radiation Therapy in Treating Patients with Stage I-III Pleural Malignant Mesothelioma

    This phase I pilot trial studies how well atezolizumab, pemetrexed disodium, cisplatin, and surgery with or without radiation therapy works in treating patients with stage I-III pleural malignant mesothelioma. 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. Pemetrexed disodium may stop the growth of tumor cells by blocking some of the enzymes needed for cell growth. Drugs used in chemotherapy, such as cisplatin, 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, pemetrexed disodium, and cisplatin before surgery may make the tumor smaller and reduce the amount of normal tissue that needs to be removed. Giving atezolizumab after surgery may kill any remaining tumor cells.
    Location: 175 locations

  • Pembrolizumab with or without Anetumab Ravtansine in Treating Patients with Mesothelin-Positive Pleural Mesothelioma

    This randomized phase I / II trial studies the side effects and how well pembrolizumab with or without anetumab ravtansine work in treating patients with mesothelin-positive pleural mesothelioma. Monoclonal antibodies, such as anetumab ravtansine and pembrolizumab, may interfere with the ability of tumor cells to grow and spread.
    Location: 21 locations

  • A Study of XmAb®20717 in Subjects With Selected Advanced Solid Tumors

    This is a Phase 1, multiple dose, ascending dose escalation study to define a MTD / RD and regimen of XmAb20717, to describe safety and tolerability, to assess PK and immunogenicity, and to preliminarily assess anti-tumor activity of XmAb20717 in subjects with selected advanced solid tumors.
    Location: 15 locations

  • Surgery, Chemotherapy, and Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy in Treating Patients with Stage I-III Pleural Mesothelioma

    This phase II trial studies the side effects of surgery, chemotherapy, and intensity modulated radiation therapy in treating patients with stage I-III pleural mesothelioma. Drugs used in chemotherapy, such as pemetrexed disodium, cisplatin, and carboplatin, work in different ways to stop the growth of cancer, either by killing the cancer cells, by stopping them from dividing, or by stopping them from spreading. Intensity modulated radiation therapy uses high-energy x-rays to kill tumor cells and shrink tumors. Giving chemotherapy before radiation therapy may help kill more tumor cells after surgery.
    Location: 11 locations

  • Arginase Inhibitor INCB001158 as a Single Agent and in Combination With Immune Checkpoint Therapy in Patients With Advanced / Metastatic Solid Tumors

    This study is an open-label Phase 1 / Phase 2 evaluation of INCB001158 as a single agent and in combination with immune checkpoint therapy in patients with advanced / metastatic solid tumors.
    Location: 8 locations

  • Ph 2 / 3 Study in Subjects With MPM to Assess ADI-PEG 20 With Pemetrexed and Cisplatin

    This is a study of ADI-PEG 20 (pegylated arginine deiminase), an arginine degrading enzyme versus placebo in patients with malignant pleural mesothelioma. Malignant pleural mesothelioma have been found to require arginine, an amino acid. Thus the hypothesis is that by restricting arginine with ADI-PEG 20, the malignant pleural mesothelioma cells will starve and die.
    Location: 8 locations

  • A Dose-Escalation Study to Evaluate the Safety, Tolerability, Pharmacokinetics, and Pharmacodynamics of IPI-549

    This dose-escalation study will evaluate the safety, tolerability, pharmacokinetics, and pharmacodynamics of IPI-549 monotherapy and IPI-549 in combination with nivolumab in subjects with advanced solid tumors.
    Location: 9 locations

  • Nivolumab and Combination Chemotherapy before Surgery for the Treatment of Resectable Pleural Malignant Mesothelioma

    This phase I trial studies how well nivolumab and combination chemotherapy before surgery work in treating patients with pleural malignant mesothelioma that can be removed by surgery (resectable). Nivolumab is a type of medication called an antibody, which is like the proteins made by the immune system to protect the body from harm. Nivolumab blocks the protein PD 1 (programmed cell death receptor 1) that usually acts as a “brake” on the immune system. Blocking this protein is like releasing the brakes, so that the immune system can target cancer cells and destroy them. Drugs used in chemotherapy, such as pemetrexed, cisplatin, 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 nivolumab and combination chemotherapy may work better in treating patients with pleural malignant mesothelioma compared to combination chemotherapy alone.
    Location: 7 locations

  • Avelumab and Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy in Treating Patients with Malignant Mesothelioma

    This phase I / II trial studies how well avelumab and stereotactic body radiation therapy work in treating patients with malignant mesothelioma. Monoclonal antibodies, such as avelumab, may interfere with the ability of tumor cells to grow and spread. Stereotactic body radiation therapy uses special equipment to position a patient and deliver radiation to tumors with high precision. This method can kill tumor cells with fewer doses over a shorter period and cause less damage to normal tissue. Giving avelumab and stereotactic body radiation therapy may work better in treating patients with malignant mesothelioma.
    Location: 7 locations

  • Pevonedistat with or without Pemetrexed Disodium and Cisplatin in Treating Patients with Malignant Mesothelioma

    This phase I / II trial studies the side effects and best dose of pevonedistat with or without pemetrexed disodium and cisplatin, and to see how well they work in treating patients with malignant mesothelioma. Pevonedistat may stop the growth of tumor cells by blocking some of the enzymes needed for cell growth. Drugs used in chemotherapy, such as pemetrexed disodium and cisplatin, 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 pevonedistat, pemetrexed disodium, and cisplatin may work better in treating patients with malignant mesothelioma.
    Location: 7 locations

  • A Vaccine (Galinpepimut-S) with Nivolumab for the Treatment of Patients with WT1-Expressing Malignant Pleural Mesothelioma

    This phase I trial studies the side effects of a vaccine, galinpepimut-S, and nivolumab in treating patients with WT1 positive malignant pleural mesothelioma. Vaccines, such as galinpepimut-S, are made from Wilms Tumor Protein 1 (WT1) peptide and may help the body build an effective immune response to kill tumor cells that express WT1. Galinpepimut-S is mixed with a substance called montanide, which helps to boost the immune reaction to galinpepimut-S. The mixture of the galinpepimut-S and montanide make up the actual final vaccine that is then given to patients. Immunotherapy with monoclonal antibodies, such as nivolumab, may remove signals that block the immune system’s activity, indirectly strengthening the immune system to help fight the cancer. It has been shown that cancer vaccines can sometimes increase these signals that actually block the immune system’s anti-cancer activity. Using a cancer vaccine (galinpepimut-S) directed to mesothelioma cells with a drug that can unblock these negative signals (nivolumab) may help treat malignant pleural mesothelioma.
    Location: 6 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 chemotherapy regimens. 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 cohort expansion phase; Part 2: GSK3359609 combination therapy with Part 2A pembrolizumab or GSK3174998 combination dose escalation phase and Part 2B expansion phase with pembrolizumab. Part 2A GSK3359609 combinations with chemotherapy will only consist of safety run-in cohorts. 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: 6 locations

  • Efficacy & Safety of rAd-IFN Administered With Celecoxib & Gemcitabine in Patients With Malignant Pleural Mesothelioma

    This study will evaluate intrapleural administration of Adenovirus-Delivered Interferon Alpha-2b (rAd-IFN) in combination with Celecoxib and Gemcitabine in patients with histologically confirmed Malignant Pleural Mesothelioma (MPM) who have failed a minimum of 1 treatment regimen and a maximum of 2 treatment regimens, 1 of which must have been an anti-folate and platinum combination regimen. Eligible patients will be randomized 1:1 to either: 1. Treatment group: rAd-IFN + Celecoxib followed by Gemcitabine 2. Control group: Celecoxib followed by Gemcitabine Patients randomized to the treatment group will receive rAd-IFN administered into the pleural space via an Intrapleural catheter (IPC) or similar intrapleural device on study Day 1. The primary objective of this study is to compare the overall survival (OS) associated with rAd IFN, when administered with celecoxib and gemcitabine, versus that associated with celecoxib and gemcitabine alone for the treatment of patients with MPM
    Location: 7 locations

  • Minimally-Invasive Cytoreduction and Hyperthermic Intraperitoneal Chemotherapy in Treating Patients with Low-Volume Peritoneal Carcinomatosis

    This phase I trial studies a minimally-invasive cytoreduction and hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy in treating patients with a small amount (low-volume) of peritoneal carcinomatosis, which is a term used to describe the widespread of cancerous tumors in the peritoneal cavity. Minimally-invasive cytoreduction is a less invasive type of surgery for peritoneal carcinomatosis and may have fewer side effects and improve recovery. Drugs used in chemotherapy, such as mitomycin C, cisplatin, and doxorubicin hydrochloride, 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. Heating a chemotherapy solution and infusing it directly into the abdomen may kill more tumor cells. Giving minimally-invasive cytoreduction with hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy may work better in treating peritoneal carcinomatosis.
    Location: 5 locations

  • Phase 1 Study of INBRX-109 in Subjects With Locally Advanced or Metastatic Solid Tumors Including Sarcomas

    This is a first-in-human, open-label, non-randomized, two-part phase 1 trial of INBRX-109, which is a recombinant humanized multivalent antibody targeting the human death receptor 5 (DR5).
    Location: 5 locations

  • A Study of the Safety, Tolerability and Pharmacokinetics of ABBV-368 as a Single Agent and Combination in Subjects With Locally Advanced or Metastatic Solid Tumors

    The primary purpose of this Phase 1, open-label study is to evaluate the safety, pharmacokinetics, and preliminary efficacy of ABBV-368 as a monotherapy and in combination with ABBV-181 in participants with locally advanced or metastatic solid tumors. The study will consist of 3 parts: ABBV-368 dose escalation, ABBV-368 tumor-specific dose expansion (triple negative breast cancer [TNBC] cohort and head and neck cancer cohort) and 18F-AraG Imaging Substudy.
    Location: 4 locations

  • Tazemetostat Rollover Study (TRuST): An Open-Label Rollover Study

    This study will provide continuing availability to tazemetostat as a single agent to subjects who have completed their participation in an antecedent tazemetostat study (either with monotherapy or combination therapy). In addition, long-term safety and overall survival will be collected.
    Location: 5 locations

  • A Study of Rebastinib (DCC-2036) in Combination With Carboplatin in Patients With Advanced or Metastatic Solid Tumors

    This is an open-label Phase 1b / 2 multicenter study of rebastinib (DCC-2036) in combination with carboplatin designed to evaluate the safety, tolerability, and pharmacokinetics (PK) in patients with advanced or metastatic solid tumors.
    Location: 4 locations

  • Phase II Nivolumab and Ramucirumab for Patients With Previously-Treated Mesothelioma

    This study will evaluate the combination of Nivolumab and Ramucirumab in patients with previously-treated mesothelioma.
    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

  • A Study of LY3434172, a PD-1 and PD-L1 Bispecific Antibody, in Advanced Cancer

    The main purpose of this study is to evaluate the safety and tolerability of the study drug LY3434172, a PD-1 / PD-L1 bispecific antibody, in participants with advanced solid tumors.
    Location: M D Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas

  • Cell Therapy (Tumor Infiltrating Lymphocytes) for the Treatment of Locally Advanced, Metastatic, or Recurrent Solid Cancers

    This phase II trial studies how well cell therapy (with tumor infiltrating lymphocytes) works for the treatment of solid cancer that has spread to nearby tissue or lymph nodes (locally advanced), has spread to other parts of the body (metastatic), or has come back (recurrent). This trial involves taking cells called lymphocytes (a type of white blood cell) from patients' tumors, growing them in the laboratory in large numbers, and then giving the cells back to the patient. These cells are called tumor infiltrating lymphocytes and the therapy is called cell therapy. Giving chemotherapy drugs before the cells may temporarily suppress the immune system to improve the chances that the tumor fighting cells will be able to survive in the body. Giving aldesleukin after the cell administration may help the tumor fighting cells stay alive longer. Giving tumor fighting cells (tumor infiltrating lymphocytes) followed by aldesleukin may cause the cancer to shrink.
    Location: University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute (UPCI), Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

  • Nivolumab with or without Ipilimumab before Surgery for the Treatment of Resectable Stage I-III Malignant Pleural Mesothelioma

    This phase II trial studies the side effects of nivolumab with or without ipilimumab before surgery in treating patients with stage I-III malignant pleural mesothelioma that can be removed by surgery (resectable). Immunotherapy with monoclonal antibodies, such as nivolumab and ipilimumab, may help the body’s immune system attack the cancer, and may interfere with the ability of tumor cells to grow and spread.
    Location: 3 locations

  • Phase 1 / 2 Trial of TC-210 T Cells in Patients With Advanced Mesothelin-Expressing Cancer

    TC-210 T cells are a novel cell therapy that consists of autologous genetically engineered T cells expressing a single-domain antibody that recognizes human Mesothelin, fused to the CD3-epsilon subunit which, upon expression, is incorporated into the endogenous T cell receptor (TCR) complex. This Phase 1 / 2 study aims to establish the recommended Phase 2 dose (RP2D) and subsequently determine an overall response rate in patients with advanced mesothelin-expressing cancers.
    Location: 2 locations

  • Study of HPN536 in Patients With Advanced Cancers Associated With Mesothelin Expression

    An open-label, Phase 1 / 2a study of HPN536 as monotherapy to assess the safety, tolerability and PK in patients with advanced cancers associated with mesothelin expression.
    Location: 3 locations


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