Treatment Clinical Trials for Pancreatic Cancer

Clinical trials are research studies that involve people. The clinical trials on this list are for pancreatic 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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  • Targeted Therapy Directed by Genetic Testing in Treating Patients with Advanced Refractory Solid Tumors, Lymphomas, or Multiple Myeloma (The MATCH Screening Trial)

    This phase II MATCH trial studies how well treatment that is directed by genetic testing works in patients with solid tumors or lymphomas that have progressed following at least one line of standard treatment or for which no agreed upon treatment approach exists. Genetic tests look at the unique genetic material (genes) of patients' tumor cells. Patients with genetic abnormalities (such as mutations, amplifications, or translocations) may benefit more from treatment which targets their tumor's particular genetic abnormality. Identifying these genetic abnormalities first may help doctors plan better treatment for patients with solid tumors, lymphomas, or multiple myeloma.
    Location: 1174 locations

  • Nivolumab and Ipilimumab in Treating Patients with Rare Tumors

    This clinical trial studies nivolumab and ipilimumab in treating patients with rare tumors. Monoclonal antibodies, such as nivolumab and ipilimumab, may interfere with the ability of tumor cells to grow and spread. This trial enrolls participants for the following cohorts based on condition: 1. Epithelial tumors of nasal cavity, sinuses, nasopharynx: A) Squamous cell carcinoma with variants of nasal cavity, sinuses, and nasopharynx and trachea (excluding laryngeal, nasopharyngeal cancer [NPC], and squamous cell carcinoma of the head and neck [SCCHN]) B) Adenocarcinoma and variants of nasal cavity, sinuses, and nasopharynx. 2. Epithelial tumors of major salivary glands 3. Salivary gland type tumors of head and neck, lip, esophagus, stomach, trachea and lung, breast and other location 4. Undifferentiated carcinoma of gastrointestinal (GI) tract 5. Adenocarcinoma with variants of small intestine 6. Squamous cell carcinoma with variants of GI tract (stomach small intestine, colon, rectum, pancreas) 7. Fibromixoma and low grade mucinous adenocarcinoma (pseudomixoma peritonei) of the appendix and ovary 8. Rare pancreatic tumors including acinar cell carcinoma, mucinous cystadenocarcinoma or serous cystadenocarcinoma 9. Intrahepatic Cholangiocarcinoma 10. Extrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma and bile duct tumors 11. Sarcomatoid carcinoma of lung 12. Bronchoalveolar carcinoma lung. This condition is now also referred to as adenocarcinoma in situ, minimally invasive adenocarcinoma, lepidic predominant adenocarcinoma, or invasive mucinous adenocarcinoma. 13. Non-epithelial tumors of the ovary: A) Germ cell tumor of ovary B) Mullerian mixed tumor and adenosarcoma 14. Trophoblastic tumor: A) Choriocarcinoma 15. Transitional cell carcinoma other than that of the renal, pelvis, ureter, or bladder 16. Cell tumor of the testes and extragonadal germ tumors: A) Seminoma and testicular sex cord cancer B) Non-seminomatous tumor C) Teratoma with malignant transformation 17. Epithelial tumors of penis - squamous adenocarcinoma cell carcinoma with variants of penis 18. Squamous cell carcinoma variants of the genitourinary (GU) system 19. Spindle cell carcinoma of kidney, pelvis, ureter 20. Adenocarcinoma with variants of GU system (excluding prostate cancer) 21. Odontogenic malignant tumors 22. Endocrine carcinoma of pancreas and digestive tract 23. Neuroendocrine carcinoma including carcinoid of the lung 24. Pheochromocytoma, malignant 25. Paraganglioma 26. Carcinomas of pituitary gland, thyroid gland parathyroid gland and adrenal cortex 27. Desmoid tumors 28. Peripheral nerve sheath tumors and NF1-related tumors 29. Malignant giant cell tumors 30. Chordoma 31. Adrenal cortical tumors 32. Tumor of unknown primary (Cancer of Unknown Primary; CuP) 33. Not Otherwise Categorized (NOC) Rare Tumors [To obtain permission to enroll in the NOC cohort, contact: S1609SC@swog.org] 34. Adenoid cystic carcinoma 35. Vulvar cancer 36. MetaPLASTIC carcinoma (of the breast) 37. Gastrointestinal stromal tumor (GIST)
    Location: 848 locations

  • Basket Study of Entrectinib (RXDX-101) for the Treatment of Patients With Solid Tumors Harboring NTRK 1 / 2 / 3 (Trk A / B / C), ROS1, or ALK Gene Rearrangements (Fusions)

    This is an open-label, multicenter, global Phase 2 basket study of entrectinib (RXDX-101) for the treatment of patients with solid tumors that harbor an NTRK1 / 2 / 3, ROS1, or ALK gene fusion. Patients will be assigned to different baskets according to tumor type and gene fusion.
    Location: 28 locations

  • A Phase 2 Study of Cediranib in Combination with Olaparib in Advanced Solid Tumors

    This phase II trial studies cediranib maleate in combination with olaparib in treating patients with solid tumors that have spread to other parts of the body or cannot be removed by surgery, including breast cancer, non-small cell lung cancer, small cell lung cancer, and pancreatic cancer. Cediranib maleate and olaparib may stop the growth of tumor cells by blocking some of the enzymes needed for cell growth. Cediranib maleate may also block the flow of oxygen to the tumor, and may help make the tumor more sensitive to olaparib.
    Location: 14 locations

  • A Study of BMS-813160 in Combination With Chemotherapy or Nivolumab in Patients With Advanced Solid Tumors

    This study will evaluate the safety profile, tolerability, PK, PD, and preliminary efficacy of BMS-813160 alone or in combination with either chemotherapy or nivolumab in participants with metastatic colorectal and pancreatic cancers.
    Location: 17 locations

  • A Study of Cabiralizumab Given With Nivolumab With and Without Chemotherapy in Patients With Advanced Pancreatic Cancer

    The purpose of this study is to determine whether an investigational immuno-therapy, cabiralizumab in combination with nivolumab, with or without chemotherapy, is effective for the treatment of advanced pancreatic cancer.
    Location: 15 locations

  • Study of Pegilodecakin (LY3500518) With FOLFOX Compared to FOLFOX Alone Second-line Tx in Participants With Metastatic Pancreatic Cancer

    To compare the efficacy of pegilodecakin in combination with FOLFOX versus FOLFOX alone in participants with metastatic pancreatic cancer as measured by overall survival.
    Location: 14 locations

  • A Study of Multiple Immunotherapy-Based Treatment Combinations in Participants With Metastatic Pancreatic Ductal Adenocarcinoma (Morpheus-Pancreatic Cancer)

    A Phase Ib / II, open-label, multicenter, randomized study designed to assess the safety, tolerability, pharmacokinetics and preliminary anti-tumor activity of immunotherapy-based treatment combinations in participants with metastatic Pancreatic Ductal Adenocarcinoma (PDAC). Two cohorts will be enrolled in parallel in this study: Cohort 1 will consist of patients who have received no prior systemic therapy for metastatic PDAC, and Cohort 2 will consist of patients who have received one line of prior systemic therapy for PDAC. In each cohort, eligible patients will be assigned to one of several treatment arms.
    Location: 12 locations

  • MEDI9447(Oleclumab) Pancreatic Chemotherapy Combination Study

    The objective of this study is to evaluate the safety, tolerability, and antitumor activity of oleclumab (MEDI9447) in combination with or without durvalumab plus chemotherapy in subjects with metastatic pancreatic cancer.
    Location: 13 locations

  • Efficacy and Safety Study of Tisotumab Vedotin for Patients With Solid Tumors

    This trial will study tisotumab vedotin to find out whether it is an effective treatment for certain solid tumors and what side effects (unwanted effects) may occur. The treatment will be given to patients every three weeks.
    Location: 12 locations

  • Combination Chemotherapy with or without Ramucirumab in Treating Patients with Metastatic or Recurrent Pancreatic Cancer

    This randomized phase II trial studies how well combination chemotherapy with or without ramucirumab works in treating patients with pancreatic cancer that has spread from the primary site to other places in the body or come back after a period of time during which the cancer could not be detected. Drugs used in chemotherapy, such as fluorouracil, irinotecan hydrochloride, and oxaliplatin, 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. Monoclonal antibodies, such as ramucirumab, may interfere with the ability of tumor cells to grow and spread. It is not yet known if combination chemotherapy is more effective with or without ramucirumab in treating patients with pancreatic cancer.
    Location: 12 locations

  • Gemcitabine Hydrochloride, Nab-Paclitaxel, PEGPH20, and Rivaroxaban in Treating Patients with Stage III-IV Pancreatic Cancer That Cannot Be Removed by Surgery

    This pilot phase II trial studies the side effects and how well gemcitabine hydrochloride, nab-paclitaxel, pegylated recombinant human hyaluronidase PH20 (PEGPH20), and rivaroxaban work in treating patients with stage III-IV pancreatic cancer that has spread to other places in the body and cannot be removed by surgery. Drugs used in chemotherapy, such as gemcitabine hydrochloride and nab-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. PEGPH20 may help improve delivery of chemotherapy to tumor and survival. Rivaroxaban may stop the growth of tumor cells by blocking some of the enzymes needed for cell growth. Giving gemcitabine hydrochloride, nab-paclitaxel, PEGPH20, and rivaroxaban together may work better in treating pancreatic cancer.
    Location: 10 locations

  • Phase 1 / 2 Study of LOXO-195 in Patients With Previously Treated NTRK Fusion Cancers

    This is a Phase 1 / 2, multi-center, open-label study designed to evaluate the safety and efficacy of LOXO-195 when administered orally to patients age ≥ 1 month and older with NTRK fusion cancers treated with a prior TRK inhibitor.
    Location: 12 locations

  • Phase 1b Multi-indication Study of Anetumab Ravtansine in Mesothelin Expressing Advanced Solid Tumors

    The key purpose of the main part of the study is to assess efficacy and safety of anetumab ravtansine as monotherapy or combination therapy for mesothelin expressing advanced solid tumors. The main purpose of the safety lead-in (dose-finding) part of the study is to determine the safety and tolerability of anetumab ravtansine in combination with cisplatin and in combination with gemcitabine, and to determine the MTD of anetumab ravtansine in combination with cisplatin for mesothelin expressing advanced cholangiocarcinoma and in combination with gemcitabine for mesothelin expressing advanced adenocarcinoma of the pancreas. Patients will receive anetumab ravtansine every three weeks in monotherapy for most indications. In cholangiocarinoma and adenocarinoma of the pancreas, 3-weekly anetumab ravtansine is administered in combination with cisplatin or gemcitabine respectively (both administered in a 2 week on / 1 week off schedule). Treatment will continue until disease progression or until another criterion for withdrawal is met. .Efficacy will be measured by evaluating the tumor's objective response rate. Radiological tumor assessments will be performed at defined time points until the patient's disease progresses. Blood samples will be collected for safety, pharmacokinetic and biomarker analysis. Archival or fresh biopsy tissue will also be collected for mesothelin expression testing and biomarker analyses.
    Location: 11 locations

  • Safety Study of MGD009 in B7-H3-expressing Tumors

    The purpose of this study is to evaluate the safety of MGD009 when given to patients with B7-H3-expressing tumors. The study will also evaluate what is the highest dose of MGD009 that can be given safely. Assessments will be done to see how the drug acts in the body (pharmacokinetics (PK), pharmacodynamics (PD) and to evaluate potential anti-tumor activity of MGD009.
    Location: 12 locations

  • Ph 1-2 Study ADI-PEG 20 Plus FOLFOX in Subjects With Advanced GI Malignancies Focusing on Hepatocellular Carcinoma

    Assessment of safety and tolerability of ADI-PEG 20 in combination with folinic acid (leucovorin), fluorouracil and oxaliplatin (FOLFOX) in advanced GI malignancies.
    Location: 9 locations

  • First Time in Humans (FTIH) Study of GSK3368715 in Subjects With Solid Tumors and Diffuse Large B-cell Lymphoma (DLBCL)

    Arginine methylation mediated by protein arginine methyl-transferases (PRMTs) is an important post-translational modification of proteins involved in a diverse range of cellular processes. Misregulation and overexpression of PRMT1 (a type I PRMT) has been associated with a number of solid and hematopoietic cancers. GSK3368715 leads to inhibition of tumor cell growth across tumor types with cytotoxic response observed in lymphoma, acute myeloid leukemia (AML) and a subset of solid tumor cell lines. This study will assess the safety, pharmacokinetics (PK), pharmacodynamics (PD), and preliminary clinical activity of GSK33368715 in subjects with relapsed / refractory DLBCL and selected solid tumors with frequent methyl-thioadenosine phosphorylase (MTAP)-deficiency. The study will consist of two parts. In Part 1 (Dose Escalation) escalating doses of GSK3368715 will be evaluated and recommended phase 2 dose (RP2D) will be established in subjects with selected solid relapsed / refractory tumors. In Part 2 (Dose Expansion), this RP2D will be further investigated in two expansion cohorts; subjects with DLBCL (Expansion Cohort 2A) and relapsed / refractory solid tumors including pancreatic, bladder, and non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC)(Expansion Cohort 2B). The study includes a screening period, an intervention period and follow up. Approximately 40 subjects will be enrolled in Part 1 and 141 will be enrolled in Part 2.
    Location: 8 locations

  • Safety and Efficacy of APX005M With Gemcitabine and Nab-Paclitaxel With or Without Nivolumab in Patients With Previously Untreated Metastatic Pancreatic Adenocarcinoma

    The main purposes of this study are to learn how effective the study drug combinations are in treating patients with metastatic pancreatic adenocarcinoma. The drug combinations are APX005M+Nivolumab+Gemcitabine+nab-Paclitaxel, or APX005M+Gemcitabine+nab-Paclitaxel.
    Location: 8 locations

  • A Study of LGK974 in Patients With Malignancies Dependent on Wnt Ligands

    This primary purpose of this study is to find the recommended dose of LGK974 as a single agent and in combination with PDR001 that can be safely given to adult patients with selected solid malignancies for whom no effective standard treatment is available.
    Location: 8 locations

  • Hypofractionated Ablative Intensity-Modulated Radiation Therapy and Capecitabine or Fluorouracil in Treating Patients with Potentially Resectable Locally Advanced Pancreatic Cancer

    This phase II trial studies how well hypofractionated ablative intensity-modulated radiation therapy and capecitabine or fluorouracil work in treating patients with pancreatic cancer that has spread from its original site of growth to nearby tissues or lymph nodes and may be able to be removed by surgery. Hypofractionated radiation therapy delivers higher doses of radiation therapy over a shorter period of time and may kill more tumor cells and have fewer side effects. Drugs used in chemotherapy, such as capecitabine 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 hypofractionated ablative intensity-modulated radiation therapy and capecitabine or fluorouracil may work better in treating patients with pancreatic cancer.
    Location: 7 locations

  • A Study of Nab-Paclitaxel and Gemcitabine With or Without Olaratumab (LY3012207) in Participants With Metastatic Pancreatic Cancer

    The purpose of this study is to determine the safety and efficacy of nab-paclitaxel and gemcitabine with or without olaratumab in the treatment of first-line metastatic pancreatic cancer.
    Location: 14 locations

  • Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy after Induction Chemotherapy in Treating Patients with Locally Advanced Pancreatic Cancer

    This phase I trial studies the side effects of stereotactic body radiation therapy after induction chemotherapy in treating patients with pancreatic cancer that has spread from where it started to nearby tissue or lymph nodes. 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 chemotherapy before radiation therapy may kill more tumor cells.
    Location: 7 locations

  • A Study of ASN007 in Patients With Advanced Solid Tumors

    The study is divided into two parts. The first part of the study will test various doses of ASN007 to find out the highest safe dose to test in five specific groups. The second part of the study will test how well ASN007 can control cancer.
    Location: 6 locations

  • Combination Chemotherapy with or without Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy in Treating Patients with Locally Advanced Pancreatic Cancer That Cannot Be Removed by Surgery

    This randomized phase III trial studies combination chemotherapy and stereotactic body radiation therapy to see how well they work compared to combination chemotherapy alone in treating patients with pancreatic cancer that has spread from where it started to nearby tissue or lymph nodes and cannot be removed by surgery. Drugs used in chemotherapy, such as fluorouracil, oxaliplatin, leucovorin calcium, and irinotecan 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. 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. It is not yet known whether combination chemotherapy is more effective with or without stereotactic body radiation therapy in treating patients with pancreatic cancer.
    Location: 6 locations

  • First-time-in-human (FTIH) Study of GSK3145095 Alone and in Combination With Other Anticancer Agents in Adults With Advanced Solid Tumors

    In an unbiased CRISPR screen, RIPK1 was identified as a top gene contributing to immunotherapy resistance. In addition, RIPK1 has been reported to drive pancreatic oncogenesis. In murine models, inhibition of RIPK1 kinase activity in the pancreatic tumor microenvironment leads to the replacement of tumor-permissive myeloid infiltrates with innate cells that promote an effective antitumor response by adaptive cells. The investigators hypothesize that inhibition of RIPK1 in human pancreatic cancer subjects will modulate the immune infiltrate to sensitize tumors to checkpoint blockade.
    Location: 5 locations


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