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: 1188 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: 825 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. Monoclonal antibodies, such as nivolumab, may interfere with the ability of tumor cells to grow and spread.
    Location: 487 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. Monoclonal antibodies, such as pembrolizumab, may interfere with the ability of tumor cells to grow and spread. Stereotactic body radiation therapy is a specialized radiation therapy that sends x-rays directly to the tumor using smaller doses over several days and may cause less damage to normal tissue. Giving pembrolizumab with stereotactic body radiation therapy may work better in treating patients with merkel cell cancer.
    Location: 117 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. Monoclonal antibodies, such as nivolumab, may block a protein needed by 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: 12 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: 16 locations

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

    To estimate the clinical benefit of REGN2810 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), as measured by overall response rate (ORR), according to central review.
    Location: 13 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Lenvatinib Mesylate and Cetuximab in Treating Participants 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 participants 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 participants with head and neck squamous cell carcinoma or cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma.
    Location: 7 locations

  • A Study of RO7198457 (Personalized Cancer Vaccine [PCV]) as a Single Agent and in Combination With Atezolizumab in Participants With Locally Advanced or Metastatic Tumors

    This is a Phase 1a / 1b, open-label, multicenter, global, dose-escalation study designed to evaluate the safety, tolerability, immune response, and pharmacokinetics of RO7198457 as a single agent and in combination with atezolizumab (MPDL3280A, an engineered anti-programmed death-ligand 1 [anti-PD-L1] antibody).
    Location: 12 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 - Cervical cancer - Epstein Barr Virus (EBV) positive gastric cancer-No longer enrolling this tumor type - HPV positive and negative squamous cell cancer of the head and neck (SCCHN) - Merkel Cell Cancer - Nasopharyngeal cancer (NPC) - Penile cancer - Vaginal and vulvar cancer
    Location: 11 locations

  • Nivolumab or Nivolumab Plus Cisplatin, in Combination With Radiotherapy in Patients With Cisplatin-ineligible or Eligible Locally Advanced Squamous Cell Head and Neck Cancer

    This study has two, independent, cohorts, both in locally advanced squamous cell head and neck cancer. The purpose of the first cohort is to determine whether nivolumab in combination with radiotherapy is more effective than cetuximab in combination with radiotherapy, in subjects who are ineligible for cisplatin. The purpose of the second cohort is to determine whether nivolumab, cisplatin, and radiotherapy is more effective than cisplatin and radiotherapy in subjects who are eligible to receive cisplatin
    Location: 11 locations

  • Phase 1 / 2 Study Exploring the Safety, Tolerability, and Efficacy of INCAGN01876 Combined With Immune Therapies in Advanced or Metastatic Malignancies

    The purpose of this study is to determine the safety, tolerability, and efficacy of INCAGN01876 when given in combination with immune therapies in subjects with advanced or metastatic malignancies.
    Location: 8 locations

  • Study of Pembrolizumab (MK-3475) in Adults With Recurrent or Metastatic Cutaneous Squamous Cell Carcinoma (R / M cSCC) (MK-3475-629 / KEYNOTE-629)

    The purpose of this study is to evaluate the safety and efficacy of pembrolizumab (MK-3475) in adult participants with recurrent or metastatic cutaneous Squamous Cell Carcinoma (R / M cSCC) that is not amenable to surgery and / or radiation and / or systemic therapies.
    Location: 6 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: 5 locations

  • PEN-221 in Somatostatin Receptor 2 Expressing Advanced Cancers Including Neuroendocrine and Small Cell Lung Cancers

    Protocol PEN-221-001 is an open-label, multicenter Phase 1 / 2a study evaluating PEN-221 in patients with SSTR2 expressing advanced gastroenteropancreatic (GEP) or lung or thymus or other neuroendocrine tumors or small cell lung cancer or large cell neuroendocrine carcinoma of the lung.
    Location: 7 locations

  • A Phase 1 / 2 Study of In Situ Vaccination With Tremelimumab and IV Durvalumab Plus PolyICLC in Subjects With Advanced, Measurable, Biopsy-accessible Cancers

    This is an open-label, multicenter Phase 1 / 2 study of the CTLA-4 antibody, tremelimumab, and the PD-L1 antibody, durvalumab (MEDI4736), in combination with the tumor microenvironment (TME) modulator polyICLC, a TLR3 agonist, in subjects with advanced, measurable, biopsy-accessible cancers.
    Location: 5 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 intratumoral (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 NKTR-214. After determination of the recommended Phase 2 dose (RP2D) of NKTR-262, NKTR-262 will be combined with NKTR-214 (Cohort A) and with NKTR-214 plus nivolumab (Cohort B). In the Phase 2 dose expansion portion, patients will be treated with NKTR-262 and NKTR-214 (doublet) or NKTR-262 and NKTR-214 plus nivolumab (triplet) in the relapsed / refractory setting and earlier lines of therapy.
    Location: 4 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: 3 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: 5 locations

  • Trial of Intratumoral Injections of TTI-621 in Subjects With Relapsed and Refractory Solid Tumors and Mycosis Fungoides

    This is a multicenter, open-label, phase 1 study conducted to test intratumoral injections of TTI-621 in subjects that have relapsed and refractory percutaneously accessible solid tumors or mycosis fungoides. The study will be performed in two different parts. Part 1 is the Dose Escalation phase and Part 2 is the Dose Expansion phase. The purpose of this study is to characterize the safety profile of TTI-621 and to determine the optimal dose and delivery schedule of TTI-621. In addition, the safety and antitumor activity of TTI-621 will be evaluated in combination with other anti-cancer agents or radiation.
    Location: 3 locations

  • Talimogene Laherparepvec with or without Hypofractionated Radiation Therapy in Treating Patients with Metastatic Melanoma, Merkel Cell Carcinoma, or Other Solid Tumors

    This randomized phase II trial studies the side effects of talimogene laherparepvec and to see how well it works with or without hypofractionated radiation therapy in treating patients with skin melanoma, Merkel cell carcinoma, or other solid tumors that have spread to places not suitable for surgical removal. Drugs used in the immunotherapy, such as talimogene laherparepvec, may stimulate the body's immune system to fight tumor cells. 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. It is not yet known if giving talimogene laherparepvec with or without hypofractionated radiation therapy will work better in treating patients with cutaneous melanoma, Merkel cell carcinoma, or solid tumors.
    Location: 3 locations


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