Treatment Clinical Trials for Non-Melanoma Skin Cancer

Clinical trials are research studies that involve people. The clinical trials on this list are for non-melanoma skin 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: 1192 locations

  • Nivolumab and Ipilimumab in Treating Patients with Rare Tumors

    This phase II trial studies nivolumab and ipilimumab in treating patients with rare tumors. 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. 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 (closed to accrual 07 / 27 / 2018) 2. Epithelial tumors of major salivary glands (closed to accrual 03 / 20 / 2018) 3. Salivary gland type tumors of head and neck, lip, esophagus, stomach, trachea and lung, breast and other location (closed to accrual) 4. Undifferentiated carcinoma of gastrointestinal (GI) tract 5. Adenocarcinoma with variants of small intestine (closed to accrual 05 / 10 / 2018) 6. Squamous cell carcinoma with variants of GI tract (stomach small intestine, colon, rectum, pancreas) (closed to accrual 10 / 17 / 2018) 7. Fibromixoma and low grade mucinous adenocarcinoma (pseudomixoma peritonei) of the appendix and ovary (closed to accrual 03 / 20 / 2018) 8. Rare pancreatic tumors including acinar cell carcinoma, mucinous cystadenocarcinoma or serous cystadenocarcinoma. Pancreatic adenocarcinoma is not eligible 9. Intrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma (closed to accrual 03 / 20 / 2018) 10. Extrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma and bile duct tumors (closed to accrual 03 / 20 / 2018) 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 (closed to accrual 03 / 30 / 2018) 14. Trophoblastic tumor: A) Choriocarcinoma (closed to accrual 04 / 15 / 2019) 15. Transitional cell carcinoma other than that of the renal, pelvis, ureter, or bladder (closed to accrual 04 / 15 / 2019) 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 (closed to accrual 3 / 15 / 2019) 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) (closed to accrual 07 / 27 / 2018) 21. Odontogenic malignant tumors 22. Pancreatic neuroendocrine tumor (PNET) (formerly named: Endocrine carcinoma of pancreas and digestive tract.) 23. Neuroendocrine carcinoma including carcinoid of the lung (closed to accrual 12 / 19 / 2017) 24. Pheochromocytoma, malignant 25. Paraganglioma (closed to accrual 11 / 29 / 2018) 26. Carcinomas of pituitary gland, thyroid gland parathyroid gland and adrenal cortex 27. Desmoid tumors 28. Peripheral nerve sheath tumors and NF1-related tumors (closed to accrual 09 / 19 / 2018) 29. Malignant giant cell tumors 30. Chordoma (closed to accrual 11 / 29 / 2018) 31. Adrenal cortical tumors (closed to accrual 06 / 27 / 2018) 32. Tumor of unknown primary (Cancer of Unknown Primary; CuP) (closed to accrual 12 / 22 / 2017) 33. Not Otherwise Categorized (NOC) Rare Tumors [To obtain permission to enroll in the NOC cohort, contact: S1609SC@swog.org] (closed to accrual 03 / 15 / 2019) 34. Adenoid cystic carcinoma (closed to accrual 02 / 06 / 2018) 35. Vulvar cancer 36. MetaPLASTIC carcinoma (of the breast) 37. Gastrointestinal stromal tumor (GIST) (closed to accrual 09 / 26 / 2018) 38. Perivascular epithelioid cell tumor (PEComa) 39. Apocrine tumors / extramammary Paget’s disease 40. Peritoneal mesothelioma 41. Basal cell carcinoma 42. Clear cell cervical cancer 43. Esthenioneuroblastoma 44. Endometrial carcinosarcoma (malignant mixed Mullerian tumors) (closed to accrual) 45. Clear cell cervical endometrial cancer 46. Clear cell ovarian cancer 47. Gestational trophoblastic disease (GTD) 48. Gallbladder cancer 49. Small cell carcinoma of the ovary, hypercalcemic type 50. PD-L1 amplified tumors 51. Angiosarcoma 52. High-grade neuroendocrine carcinoma (pancreatic neuroendocrine tumor [PNET] should be enrolled in Cohort 22; prostatic neuroendocrine carcinomas should be enrolled into Cohort 53). Small cell lung cancer is not eligible 53. Treatment-emergent small-cell neuroendocrine prostate cancer (t-SCNC)
    Location: 859 locations

  • Nivolumab after Combined Modality Therapy in Treating Patients with High Risk Stage II-IIIB Anal Cancer

    This randomized phase II clinical trial studies how well nivolumab after combined modality therapy works in treating patients with high risk stage II-IIIB anal cancer. 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: 646 locations

  • Pembrolizumab Compared to Standard of Care Observation in Treating Patients with Completely Resected Stage I-III Merkel Cell Cancer

    This phase III trial studies how well pembrolizumab works compared to standard of care observation in treating patients with stage I-III Merkel cell cancer that has been completely removed by surgery. 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: 243 locations

  • Pembrolizumab with or without Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy in Treating Patients with Advanced or Metastatic Merkel Cell Cancer

    This randomized phase II trial studies how well pembrolizumab with or without stereotactic body radiation therapy works in treating patients with Merkel cell cancer that has spread to other places in the body. 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. 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 pembrolizumab with stereotactic body radiation therapy may work better in treating patients with Merkel cell cancer.
    Location: 228 locations

  • Avelumab with or without Cetuximab in Treating Patients with Advanced Skin Squamous Cell Cancer

    This phase II trial studies how well avelumab with or without cetuximab work in treating patients with skin squamous cell cancer that has spread to other places in the body (advanced). Immunotherapy with monoclonal antibodies, such as avelumab and cetuximab, may help the body’s immune system attack the cancer, and may interfere with the ability of tumor cells to grow and spread.
    Location: 133 locations

  • PD-1 in Patients With Advanced Basal Cell Carcinoma Who Experienced Progression of Disease on Hedgehog Pathway Inhibitor Therapy, or Were Intolerant of Prior Hedgehog Pathway Inhibitor Therapy

    The primary objective is to estimate the overall response rate (ORR) for metastatic Basal Cell Carcinoma (BCC) (group 1) and for unresectable locally advanced BCC (group 2) when treated with REGN2810 as a monotherapy
    Location: 17 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

  • Phase II Study of Tipifarnib in Squamous Head and Neck Cancer With HRAS Mutations

    Phase II study to investigate the antitumor activity in terms of objective response rate (ORR) of tipifarnib in subjects with advanced tumors that carry HRAS mutations and for whom there is no standard curative therapy available. Note; Only cohort 2 (Head & Neck SCC) and cohort 3 (Other SCC) are currently open
    Location: 12 locations

  • A Multiple-dose Study of ASP8374, an Immune Checkpoint Inhibitor, as a Single Agent and in Combination With Pembrolizumab in Subjects With Advanced Solid Tumors

    The primary purpose of this study is to evaluate the tolerability and safety profile of ASP8374 when administered as a single agent and in combination with pembrolizumab in participants with locally advanced (unresectable) or metastatic solid tumor malignancies. Also primary purpose is to characterize the pharmacokinetic profile of ASP8374 when administered as a single agent and in combination with pembrolizumab. Last primary purpose of this study is to determine the recommended Phase 2 dose (RP2D) of ASP8374 when administered as a single agent and in combination with pembrolizumab. The secondary purpose of this study is to evaluate the anti-tumor effect (objective response rate [ORR], duration of response [DOR], persistence of response after discontinuation, and disease control rate [DCR]) of ASP8374 when administered as a single agent and in combination with pembrolizumab.
    Location: 12 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: 13 locations

  • Talimogene Laherparepvec and Nivolumab in Treating Patients with Refractory Lymphomas or Advanced or Refractory Non-melanoma Skin Cancers

    This phase II trial studies how well talimogene laherparepvec works and nivolumab in treating patients with lymphomas that do not responded to treatment or non-melanoma skin cancers that have spread to other places in the body or do not responded to treatment. Biological therapies, such as talimogene laherparepvec, use substances made from living organisms that may stimulate or suppress the immune system in different ways and stop tumor cells from growing. 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. Giving talimogene laherparepvec and nivolumab may work better in treating patients with lymphomas or non-melanoma skin cancers.
    Location: 19 locations

  • A Randomized Trial of Pembrolizumab & Radiotherapy Versus Radiotherapy in High-Risk Soft Tissue Sarcoma of the Extremity

    This is an open-label, multi-institutional phase II randomized study comparing neoadjuvant radiotherapy followed by surgical resection to neoadjuvant pembrolizumab with concurrent radiotherapy, followed by surgical resection and adjuvant pembrolizumab. The total duration of pembrolizumab will be one year in the experimental arm.
    Location: 10 locations

  • Safety, Tolerability, Immunogenicity, and Antitumor Activity of GEN-009 Adjuvanted Vaccine

    In this study, Genocea is evaluating an investigational, personalized adjuvanted vaccine, GEN-009, that is being developed for the treatment of patients with solid tumors. A proprietary tool developed by Genocea, called ATLAS™ (Antigen Lead Acquisition System) will be used to identify neoantigens in each patient's tumor that are recognized by their CD4 and / or CD8 T cells. ATLAS-identified neoantigens will then be incorporated into a patient's personalized vaccine in the form of synthetic long peptides (SLPs).
    Location: 9 locations

  • A Study of NKTR-262 in Combination With NKTR-214 and With NKTR-214 Plus Nivolumab in Patients With Locally Advanced or Metastatic Solid Tumor Malignancies

    Patients will receive intra-tumoral (IT) NKTR-262 in 3-week treatment cycles. During the Phase 1 dose escalation portion of the trial, NKTR-262 will be combined with systemic administration of bempegaldesleukin. After determination of the recommended Phase 2 dose (RP2D) of NKTR-262, between 6 and 12 patients may be enrolled at the RP2D to further characterize the safety and tolerability profile of the combination of NKTR 262 plus bempegaldesleukin (doublet) or NKTR 262 plus bempegaldesleukin in combination with nivolumab (triplet) in Cohorts A and B, respectively. In the Phase 2 dose expansion portion, patients will be treated with doublet or triplet in the relapsed / refractory setting and earlier lines of therapy.
    Location: 13 locations

  • Proton Beam or Photon-Based Intensity-Modulated Radiation Therapy in Treating Patients with Salivary Gland Cancer, Skin Cancer, or Melanoma

    This randomized phase II trial studies the side effects of proton beam or photon-based intensity-modulated radiation therapy in treating patients with salivary gland cancer, skin cancer, or melanoma. Proton beam radiation therapy uses tiny charged particles to deliver radiation directly to the tumor and may cause less damage to normal tissue. Intensity-modulated or photon beam radiation therapy uses high-energy x-ray beams shaped to treat the tumor and may also cause less damage to normal tissue. It is not yet known if proton beam radiation therapy is more effective than photon-based intensity-modulated radiation therapy in treating patients with salivary gland cancer, skin cancer, or melanoma.
    Location: 8 locations

  • Study of REGN2810 in Patients With Advanced Cutaneous Squamous Cell Carcinoma

    To estimate the clinical benefit of cemiplimab monotherapy for patients with metastatic (nodal or distant) cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma (CSCC) (Groups 1 and 3) or with unresectable locally advanced CSCC (Group 2), or with advanced CSCC [metastatic (nodal or distal) or unresectable locally advanced] treated (Group 4) as measured by overall response rate (ORR), according to central review.
    Location: 10 locations

  • Electronic Skin Surface Brachytherapy in Treating Older Patients with Newly Diagnosed Early Stage Basal Cell or Squamous Cell Skin Cancer

    This pilot clinical trial studies how well electronic skin surface brachytherapy (ESSB) works in treating older patients with newly diagnosed early stage basal cell or squamous cell skin cancer. ESSB is a type of radiation therapy that uses skin surface applicators to place electronic radiation sources to treat skin cancer. Skin surface applicators are round, smooth disks that are attached to the radiation treatment machine, and give off the radiation for treatment. ESSB may allow the tumor to be treated while underlying healthy tissues are not harmed by radiation.
    Location: 8 locations

  • This Study Evaluates KRT-232, a Novel Oral Small Molecule Inhibitor of MDM2, for the Treatment of Patients With (p53WT) Merkel Cell Carcinoma Who Have Failed Anti-PD-1 / PD-L1 Immunotherapy

    This study evaluates KRT-232, a novel oral small molecule inhibitor of MDM2, for the treatment of patients with Merkel Cell Carcinoma (MCC) who have failed treatment with at least one anti-PD-1 or anti-PD-L1 immunotherapy. Inhibition of MDM2 is a novel mechanism of action in MCC. This study is Phase 2, Open-Label, Single-Arm Study of KRT-232 in Patients with p53 Wild-Type (p53WT) Merkel Cell Carcinoma
    Location: 9 locations

  • Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy in Treating Patients with Metastatic Cancer with Limited Progression on Immune Checkpoint Inhibitors

    This phase II trial studies how well stereotactic body radiation therapy works in treating patients with cancer that has spread to other places in the body with limited progression while on immune checkpoint blockade. 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.
    Location: 7 locations

  • Cabozantinib S-malate and Cetuximab in Treating Patients with Metastatic Head and Neck Squamous Cell Cancer

    This phase I trial studies the side effects and best dose of cabozantinib S-malate and when given together with cetuximab in treating patients with head and neck squamous cell cancer that has spread to other places in the body. Cabozantinib S-malate may slow the growth of cancer cells by cutting off the blood supply that the cancer needs to survive and grow. Immunotherapy with monoclonal antibodies, such as cetuximab, may induce changes in the body's immune system and may interfere with the ability of tumor cells to grow and spread. Giving cabozantinib S-malate and cetuximab may work better in treating patients with head and neck cancer.
    Location: 7 locations

  • Phase 2 Multicohort Study to Evaluate the Safety and Efficacy of Novel Treatment Combinations in Patients With Recurrent Ovarian Cancer

    This study is a phase 2, multi-cohort study, which will assess the safety and efficacy of new treatment combinations in patients with recurrent ovarian cancer.
    Location: 8 locations

  • Lenvatinib Mesylate and Cetuximab in Treating Patients with Recurrent or Metastatic Head and Neck Squamous Cell Carcinoma or Cutaneous Squamous Cell Carcinoma

    This phase I / Ib trial studies the best dose and side effects of lenvatinib mesylate and cetuximab in treating patients with head and neck squamous cell carcinoma or cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma that has come back or spread to other places in the body. Lenvatinib mesylate may stop the growth of tumor cells by blocking some of the enzymes needed for cell growth. Immunotherapy with monoclonal antibodies, such as cetuximab, may help the body’s immune system attack the cancer, and may interfere with the ability of tumor cells to grow and spread. Giving lenvatinib mesylate and cetuximab may work better in treating patients with head and neck squamous cell carcinoma or cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma.
    Location: 7 locations

  • Adjuvant Avelumab in Merkel Cell Cancer

    This randomized phase III trial studies how well avelumab works in treating patients with Merkel cell cancer that has spread to the lymph nodes and have undergone surgery with or without radiation therapy. Monoclonal antibodies, such as avelumab, may stimulate the immune system and interfere with the ability of tumor cells to grow and spread.
    Location: 7 locations

  • An Investigational Immuno-therapy Study to Investigate the Safety and Effectiveness of Nivolumab, and Nivolumab Combination Therapy in Virus-associated Tumors

    The purpose of this study to investigate the safety and effectiveness of nivolumab, and nivolumab combination therapy, to treat patients who have virus-associated tumors. Certain viruses have been known to play a role in tumor formation and growth. This study will investigate the effects of the study drugs, in patients who have the following types of tumors: - Anal canal cancer-No longer enrolling this tumor type - Cervical cancer - Epstein Barr Virus (EBV) positive gastric cancer-No longer enrolling this tumor type - Merkel Cell Cancer - Penile cancer-No longer enrolling this tumor type - Vaginal and vulvar cancer-No longer enrolling this tumor type
    Location: 10 locations


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