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.

Trials 26-50 of 55

  • MTG201 Plus Nivolumab in Patients With Relapsed Pleural Mesothelioma

    Twelve patients with relapsed malignant pleural mesothelioma will be treated with intratumoral injections of MTG201, a replication incompetent adenovirus, modified by the insertion of the reduced expression in immortalized cells (REIC) / Dikkopf (Dkk)-3 gene, on Days 1, 8, 22, and 50. Patients will also receive every 4 weekly intravenous infusions of nivolumab, 480 mg, starting on Day 2. Safety and anti-tumor activity will be monitored at regular intervals throughout the study.
    Location: Baylor College of Medicine / Dan L Duncan Comprehensive Cancer Center, Houston, Texas

  • 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: Hackensack University Medical Center, Hackensack, New Jersey

  • First-in-human Study of BAY2287411 Injection, a Thorium-227 Labeled Antibody-chelator Conjugate, in Patients With Tumors Known to Express Mesothelin

    The purpose of this study is to evaluate, in patients with tumors known to express the protein mesothelin, the following properties of BAY2287411 injection: - safety (to identify, assess, minimize, and appropriately manage the risks associated to the study drug) - tolerability (the degree to which side effects can be tolerated by your body) - maximum tolerated dose - pharmacokinetics (the effect of your body on the study drug) - anti-tumor activity - recommended dose for further clinical development
    Location: M D Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas

  • Durvalumab with or without Tremelimumab in Treating Participants with Resectable Malignant Pleural Mesothelioma

    This phase II trial studies how well durvalumab with or without tremelimumab works in treating participants with malignant pleural mesothelioma that can be removed by surgery. Monoclonal antibodies, such as durvalumab and tremelimumab, may interfere with the ability of tumor cells to grow and spread.
    Location: Baylor College of Medicine / Dan L Duncan Comprehensive Cancer Center, Houston, Texas

  • Chemotherapy With or Without Porfimer Sodium-Based Photodynamic Therapy During Surgery in Treating Patients With Malignant Pleural Mesothelioma

    This randomized phase II trial studies how well chemotherapy with or without porfimer sodium-based photodynamic therapy during surgery works in treating patients with malignant pleural mesothelioma. Drugs used in chemotherapy, such as pemetrexed disodium, 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. Photodynamic therapy uses a drug, such as porfimer sodium, that becomes active when it is exposed to a certain kind of light. When the drug is active, tumor cells are killed. It is not yet known whether chemotherapy is more effective with or without porfimer sodium-based photodynamic therapy during surgery in treating patients with malignant pleural mesothelioma.
    Location: University of Pennsylvania / Abramson Cancer Center, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

  • Cytoreductive Surgery and Hyperthermic Intraperitoneal Mitomycin C Followed by Standard Chemotherapy in Treating Patients with Peritoneal Carcinomatosis

    This phase II trial studies how well cytoreductive surgery and hyperthermic intraperitoneal mitomycin C followed by standard chemotherapy works in treating patients with peritoneal carcinomatosis. Cytoreductive surgery helps to reduce the number of cancer cells prior to treatment. Hyperthermia therapy kills tumor cells by heating them to several degrees above normal body temperature. Drugs used in chemotherapy, such as mitomycin C, work in different ways to stop the growth of tumor cells, either by killing the cells or by stopping them from dividing. Infusing mitomycin C directly into the abdomen may kill more tumor cells while reducing side effects. Giving cytoreductive surgery with hyperthermic intraperitoneal mitomycin C may kill more tumor cells.
    Location: Montefiore Medical Center-Weiler Hospital, Bronx, New York

  • Poly-ICLC Vaccine before Surgery for the Treatment of Malignant Pleural Mesothelioma

    This phase I trial studies the side effects and best dose of poly-ICLC before surgery in treating patients with malignant pleural mesothelioma. Poly-ICLC is a cancer vaccine (immunotherapy) made from RNA, which may help the body build an effective immune response to kill tumor cells. Injecting the vaccine directly into the tumor may cause a stronger immune response and kill more tumor cells.
    Location: Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York, New York

  • Phase I Trial HIPEC With Nal-irinotecan

    The purpose of this study is to assess the effectiveness and safety of intraperitoneal administration of heated nanoliposomal Irinotecan in cytoreductive surgery (CRS), which is surgery designed to remove as much of the cancer as possible, and heated intraperitoneal chemotherapy (HIPEC) procedures.
    Location: University of Kentucky / Markey Cancer Center, Lexington, Kentucky

  • A Study of SGN-CD228A in Advanced Solid Tumors

    This trial will study SGN-CD228A to find out whether it is an effective treatment for different kinds of cancer. It will also look at what side effects (unwanted effects) may occur. The study will have two parts. Part 1 of the study will find out how much SGN-CD228A should be given for treatment and how often. Part 2 of the study will use the dose found in Part 1 and look at how safe and effective the treatment is.
    Location: 2 locations

  • Cell Therapy 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, such as cyclophosphamide and fludarabine, before treating with these 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

  • A Safety and Tolerability Study of INCAGN02390 in Select Advanced Malignancies

    The purpose of this study is to determine the safety, tolerability, and preliminary efficacy of INCAGN02390 in participants with select advanced malignancies.
    Location: Hackensack University Medical Center, Hackensack, New Jersey

  • Intraperitoneal MCY-M11 (Mesothelin-targeting CAR) for Treatment of Advanced Ovarian Cancer and Peritoneal Mesothelioma

    This is a phase 1 dose escalation study to characterize the feasibility, safety and tolerability of MCY-M11 when administered as an intraperitoneal (IP) infusion for 3 weekly doses for women with platinum resistant high grade serous adenocarcinoma of the ovary, primary peritoneum, or fallopian tube, and subjects with peritoneal mesothelioma with recurrence after prior chemotherapy.
    Location: Siteman Cancer Center at Washington University, Saint Louis, Missouri

  • Abexinostat and Pembrolizumab in Treating Patients with MSI-High Locally Advanced or Metastatic Solid Tumors

    This phase I trial studies the best dose and side effects of abexinostat and how well it works with given together with pembrolizumab in treating patients with microsatellite instability (MSI) solid tumors that have spread to nearby tissue or lymph nodes (locally advanced) or other places in the body (metastatic). Abexinostat may stop the growth of tumor cells by blocking some of the enzymes needed for cell growth. 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 abexinostat and pembrolizumab may work better in treating patients with solid tumors.
    Location: UCSF Medical Center-Mount Zion, San Francisco, California

  • Oral TrkA Inhibitor VMD-928 for Treatment of Advanced Adult Solid Tumors or Lymphoma

    This is a multicenter, open-label, Phase 1 study of orally administered VMD-928 in adult subjects with advanced solid tumors or lymphoma that have progressed or are non responsive to available therapies and for which no standard or available curative therapy exists
    Location: City of Hope Comprehensive Cancer Center, Duarte, California

  • Olaparib in People With Malignant Mesothelioma

    Background: The drug olaparib may stop cancer cells from fixing damage to their DNA. It has been approved to treat certain cancers in people that were born with a mutation in the BRCA gene. It has not been approved for treating mesothelioma. But some people with mesothelioma have mutations in a gene, BAP1 related to BRCA. Researchers want to see if olaparib can work in patients with mutations in this gene. They also want to see if works on mutations in other genes or patients without any mutations. They want to see if olaparib causes mesothelioma tumors to shrink. Objective: To study the effect of olaparib on mesothelioma. Eligibility: People ages 18 and older with malignant mesothelioma that has already been treated Design: Participants will be screened with Sample of tumor tissue or fluid Medical history Physical exam Blood, heart, and urine tests Scans and x-rays Participants will give blood and tissue samples. These will be genetically tested. The study will be done in 21-day cycles. Participants will take tables of the study drug 2 times each day. They will get information on what food and drugs to avoid during the study. They will get information about birth control. They will keep a diary of doses and symptoms. Participants will have blood and urine tests and scans every few weeks. Participants will be told any important genetic testing results. Participants will stay in the study until their disease gets worse or the participant or their doctor chooses to stop it. About 30 days after stopping the study drug, participants will have a follow-up visit. They will have a medical history, physical exam, blood tests, and scans. Some participants will continue to have scans every 6 weeks. ...
    Location: National Institutes of Health Clinical Center, Bethesda, Maryland

  • Donor Natural Killer Cells, Cyclophosphamide, and Etoposide in Treating Children and Young Adults with Relapsed or Refractory Solid Tumors

    This phase I trial studies the side effects and best dose of cord blood-derived expanded allogeneic natural killer cells (donor natural killer [NK] cells) and how well they work when given together with cyclophosphamide and etoposide in treating children and young adults with solid tumors that have come back (relapsed) or that do not respond to treatment (refractory). NK cells, white blood cells important to the immune system, are donated / collected from cord blood collected at birth from healthy babies and grown in the lab. Drugs used in chemotherapy, such as cyclophosphamide and etoposide, 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 NK cells together with cyclophosphamide and etoposide may work better in treating children and young adults with solid tumors.
    Location: M D Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas

  • Brentuximab Vedotin in Treating Patients with CD30+ Malignant Mesothelioma That Cannot Be Removed by Surgery

    This phase II trial studies how well brentuximab vedotin works in treating patients with CD30 positive (+) malignant mesothelioma that cannot be removed by surgery. Monoclonal antibodies, such as brentuximab vedotin, may interfere with the ability of tumor cells to grow and spread.
    Location: M D Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas

  • Pembrolizumab after Radiation Therapy in Treating Patients with Pleural Malignant Mesothelioma

    This phase I trial studies the side effects and best way to give pembrolizumab after radiation therapy in treating patients with pleural malignant mesothelioma. Radiation therapy uses high energy radiation to kill tumor cells and shrink tumors. 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 pembrolizumab after radiation therapy may kill more tumor cells.
    Location: M D Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas

  • 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

  • Transarterial Chemoperfusion: Cisplatin, Methotrexate, Gemcitabine for Unresectable Pleural Mesothelioma

    This phase II trial studies how well cisplatin, methotrexate, and gemcitabine hydrochloride given via transarterial perfusion work in treating patients with malignant pleural mesothelioma that cannot be removed by surgery. Drugs used in chemotherapy, such as cisplatin, methotrexate, and gemcitabine 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. Transarterial chemoperfusion is a procedure that allows chemotherapy agents, such as cisplatin, methotrexate and gemcitabine hydrochloride, to be directly injected into the arteries that supply blood to the area where the tumor is located. Transarterial chemoperfusion with cisplatin, methotrexate, and gemcitabine hydrochloride may be an effective treatment for malignant pleural mesothelioma.
    Location: Moffitt Cancer Center, Tampa, Florida

  • Rapid Analysis and Response Evaluation of Combination Anti-Neoplastic Agents in Rare Tumors (RARE CANCER) Trial: RARE 1 Nilotinib and Paclitaxel

    Background: People with rare cancers often have limited treatment options. The biology of rare cancers is not well understood. Researchers want to find better treatments for these cancers. They want to test 2 drugs that, taken separately, have helped people with non-rare cancers. They want to see if these drugs together can make rare cancers shrink or stop growing. Objective: To learn if nilotinib and paclitaxel will benefit people with rare cancers. Eligibility: People age 18 and older who have a rare, advanced cancer that has progressed after receiving standard treatment, or for which no effective therapy exists. Design: Participants will be screened with medical history and physical exam. They will have blood and urine tests. They will have a pregnancy test if needed. They will have an electrocardiogram to check their heart. They will have imaging scans to measure their tumors. Participants will repeat the screening tests during the study. Participants will receive nilotinib and paclitaxel. The drugs are given in 28-day cycles. Nilotinib is a capsule taken by mouth twice a day. Paclitaxel will be given intravenously by peripheral line or central line once a week for the first 3 weeks of each cycle. Participants will keep a medicine diary. They will track when they take the study drugs and any side effects they may have. Participants may have optional tumor biopsies. Participants can stay on the study until their disease gets worse or they have intolerable side effects. Participants will have a follow-up phone call about 30 days after taking the last dose of study drugs.
    Location: National Institutes of Health Clinical Center, Bethesda, Maryland

  • An Efficacy Study of Milataxel (TL139) Administered Orally for Malignant Mesothelioma

    Milataxel is a new taxane that may have several advantages over the currently available taxanes. The current study is designed to determine the response rate of oral Milataxel in patients with malignant Mesothelioma. The study specifically targets patients who have recurring or progressive disease following previous chemotherapy.
    Location: See Clinical Trials.gov

  • Cryoablation for the Promotion of Local Tumor Infiltration in Patients with Mesothelioma

    This trial evaluates if cryoablation will stimulate a local immune response by CD8-positive (+) cells which are not present in ablation naive regions of the tumors in patients with mesothelioma. Cryoablation uses extreme cold to damage or destroy tumor lesions. Mesothelioma is a rare cancer that grows and spreads quickly, and has low survival rates. The information learned from this study may provide evidence as to whether there is a measurable, local immune response from cryoablation. Studying samples of mesothelioma tissue in the laboratory from patients who have undergone biopsy may help doctors learn more about the effects of cryoablation on cells. It may also help doctors understand how well patients respond to treatment.
    Location: UCLA / Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center, Los Angeles, California

  • Testing the Addition of an Anti-cancer Drug, BAY 1895344, to the Usual Chemotherapy Treatment (Cisplatin, or Cisplatin and Gemcitabine) for Advanced Solid Tumors with Emphasis on Urothelial Cancer

    This phase I trial investigates the best dose and side effects of BAY 1895344 when given together with chemotherapy in treating patients with solid tumors or urothelial cancer that has spread to other places in the body (advanced). BAY 1895344 may stop the growth of tumor cells by blocking some of the enzymes needed for cell growth. Chemotherapy drugs, such as cisplatin and gemcitabine, 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. The purpose of this trial is to test the safety of a drug called BAY 1895344 in combination with the usual chemotherapy treatment (cisplatin, or cisplatin and gemcitabine) for the treatment of advanced solid tumors, including urothelial cancer.
    Location: Location information is not yet available.