Treatment Clinical Trials for Soft Tissue Sarcoma

Clinical trials are research studies that involve people. The clinical trials on this list are for soft tissue sarcoma 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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  • Tazemetostat in Treating Patients with Relapsed or Refractory Advanced Solid Tumors, Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma, or Histiocytic Disorders with EZH2, SMARCB1, or SMARCA4 Gene Mutations (A Pediatric MATCH Treatment Trial)

    This phase II Pediatric MATCH trial studies how well tazemetostat works in treating patients with solid tumors, non-hodgkin lymphoma, or histiocytic disorders that have spread to other places in the body and have come back or do not respond to treatment and have EZH2, SMARCB1, or SMARCA4 gene mutations. Tazemetostat may stop the growth of tumor cells by blocking some of the enzymes needed for cell growth.
    Location: 107 locations

  • Erdafitinib in Treating Patients with Relapsed or Refractory Advanced Solid Tumors, Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma, or Histiocytic Disorders with FGFR Mutations (A Pediatric MATCH Treatment Trial)

    This phase II Pediatric MATCH trial studies how well erdafitinib works in treating patients with solid tumors, non-Hodgkin lymphoma, or histiocytic disorders that have spread to other places in the body and have come back or do not respond to treatment with FGFR mutations. Erdafitinib may stop the growth of cancer cells by blocking some of the enzymes needed for cell growth.
    Location: 102 locations

  • PI3K / mTOR Inhibitor LY3023414 in Treating Patients with Relapsed or Refractory Advanced Solid Tumors, Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma, or Histiocytic Disorders with TSC or PI3K / MTOR Mutations (A Pediatric MATCH Treatment Trial)

    This phase II Pediatric MATCH trial studies how well PI3K / mTOR inhibitor LY3023414 works in treating patients with solid tumors, non-Hodgkin lymphoma, or histiocytic disorders with TSC or PI3K / MTOR mutations that have spread to other places in the body (metastatic) and have come back (recurrent) or do not respond to treatment (refractory). PI3K / mTOR inhibitor LY3023414 may stop the growth of cancer cells by blocking some of the enzymes needed for cell growth.
    Location: 104 locations

  • Larotrectinib in Treating Patients with Relapsed or Refractory Advanced Solid Tumors, Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma, or Histiocytic Disorders with NTRK Fusions (A Pediatric MATCH Treatment Trial)

    This phase II Pediatric MATCH trial studies how well larotrectinib works in treating patients with solid tumors, non-Hodgkin lymphoma, or histiocytic disorders with NTRK fusions that have spread to other places in the body and have come back or do not respond to treatment. Larotrectinib may stop the growth of cancer cells by blocking some of the enzymes needed for cell growth.
    Location: 107 locations

  • Cabozantinib-S-Malate in Treating Younger Patients with Recurrent, Refractory, or Newly Diagnosed Sarcomas, Wilms Tumor, or Other Rare Tumors

    This phase II trial studies how well cabozantinib-s-malate works in treating younger patients with sarcomas, Wilms tumor, or other rare tumors that have come back, do not respond to therapy, or are newly diagnosed. Cabozantinib-s-malate may stop the growth of tumor cells by blocking some of the enzymes needed for tumor growth and tumor blood vessel growth.
    Location: 137 locations

  • Palbociclib in Treating Patients with Relapsed or Refractory Rb Positive Advanced Solid Tumors, Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma, or Histiocytic Disorders with Activating Alterations in Cell Cycle Genes (A Pediatric MATCH Treatment Trial)

    This phase II Pediatric MATCH trial studies how well palbociclib works in treating patients with Rb positive solid tumors, non-Hodgkin lymphoma, or histiocytic disorders with activating alterations (mutations) in cell cycle genes that have spread to other places in the body and have come back or do not respond to treatment. Palbociclib may stop the growth of cancer cells by blocking some of the enzymes needed for cell growth.
    Location: 94 locations

  • Olaparib in Treating Patients with Relapsed or Refractory Advanced Solid Tumors, Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma, or Histiocytic Disorders with Defects in DNA Damage Repair Genes (A Pediatric MATCH Treatment Trial)

    This phase II Pediatric MATCH trial studies how well olaparib works in treating patients with solid tumors, non-Hodgkin lymphoma, or histiocytic disorders with defects in deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) damage repair genes that have spread to other places in the body (advanced) and have come back (relapsed) or do not respond to treatment (refractory). Olaparib may stop the growth of tumor cells by blocking some of the enzymes needed for cell growth.
    Location: 103 locations

  • Vemurafenib in Treating Patients with Relapsed or Refractory Advanced Solid Tumors, Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma, or Histiocytic Disorders with BRAF V600 Mutations (A Pediatric MATCH Treatment Trial)

    This phase II Pediatric MATCH trial studies how well vemurafenib works in treating patients with solid tumors, non-Hodgkin lymphoma, or histiocytic disorders with BRAF V600 mutations that have spread to other places in the body and have come back or do not respond to treatment. Vemurafenib may stop the growth of tumor cells by blocking some of the enzymes needed for cell growth.
    Location: 104 locations

  • Atezolizumab in Treating Patients with Newly Diagnosed and Metastatic Alveolar Soft Part Sarcoma That Cannot Be Removed by Surgery

    This phase II trial studies how well atezolizumab works in treating patients with alveolar soft part sarcoma that has not been treated, has spread from where it started to other places in the body and cannot be removed by surgery. 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.
    Location: 41 locations

  • Nivolumab and Ipilimumab in Treating Patients with HIV Associated Relapsed or Refractory Classical Hodgkin Lymphoma or Solid Tumors That Are Metastatic or Cannot Be Removed by Surgery

    This phase I trial studies the side effects and best dose of nivolumab when given with ipilimumab in treating patients with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) associated classical Hodgkin lymphoma that has returned after a period of improvement or does not respond to treatment, or solid tumors that have spread to other places in the body or cannot be removed by surgery. Immunotherapy with monoclonal antibodies, such as ipilimumab and nivolumab, may help the body's immune system attack the cancer, and may interfere with the ability of tumor cells to grow and spread. Ipilimumab is an antibody that acts against a molecule called cytotoxic T-lymphocyte antigen 4 (CTLA-4). CTLA-4 controls a part of your immune system by shutting it down. Nivolumab is a type of antibody that is specific for human programmed cell death 1 (PD-1), a protein that is responsible for destruction of immune cells. Giving ipilimumab with nivolumab may work better in treating patients with HIV associated classical Hodgkin lymphoma or solid tumors compared to ipilimumab with nivolumab alone.
    Location: 28 locations

  • MDM2 Inhibitor AMG-232 and Radiation Therapy in Treating Patients with Soft Tissue Sarcoma

    This phase Ib trial studies the side effects of MDM2 inhibitor AMG-232 and radiation therapy in treating patients with soft tissue sarcoma. MDM2 inhibitor AMG-232 may stop the growth of cancer cells by blocking some of the enzymes needed for cell growth. Giving MDM2 inhibitor AMG-232 and radiation therapy before surgery may make the tumor smaller and reduce the amount of normal tissue that needs to be removed.
    Location: 24 locations

  • Nivolumab with or without Ipilimumab in Treating Younger Patients with Recurrent or Refractory Solid Tumors or Sarcomas

    This phase I / II trial studies the side effects and best dose of nivolumab when given with or without ipilimumab to see how well they work in treating younger patients with solid tumors or sarcomas that have come back (recurrent) or do not respond to treatment (refractory). 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. It is not yet known whether nivolumab works better alone or with ipilimumab in treating patients with recurrent or refractory solid tumors or sarcomas.
    Location: 24 locations

  • (VOYAGER) Study of Avapritinib vs Regorafenib in Patients With Locally Advanced Unresectable or Metastatic GIST

    This is an open-label, randomized, Phase 3 study in patients with locally advanced unresectable or metastatic GIST (advanced GIST) of avapritinib (also known as BLU-285) versus regorafenib in patients previously treated with imatinib and 1 or 2 other TKIs.
    Location: 20 locations

  • Selinexor in Advanced Liposarcoma

    This is a randomized, multicenter, double-blind, placebo-controlled, Phase 2-3 study of patients diagnosed with advanced unresectable dedifferentiated liposarcoma. Approximately 279 total patients will be randomized to study treatment (selinexor or placebo).
    Location: 21 locations

  • A Phase 1 Study of the EZH2 Inhibitor Tazemetostat in Pediatric Subjects With Relapsed or Refractory INI1-Negative Tumors or Synovial Sarcoma

    This is a Phase I, open-label, dose escalation and dose expansion study with a BID oral dose of tazemetostat. Subjects will be screened for eligibility within 14 days of the planned first dose of tazemetostat. A treatment cycle will be 28 days. Response assessment will be evaluated after 8 weeks of treatment and subsequently every 8 weeks while on study. The study has two parts: Dose Escalation and Dose Expansion. Dose escalation for subjects with the following relapsed / refractory malignancies: - Rhabdoid tumors: - Atypical teratoid rhabdoid tumor (ATRT) - Malignant rhabdoid tumor (MRT) - Rhabdoid tumor of kidney (RTK) - Selected tumors with rhabdoid features - INI1-negative tumors: - Epithelioid sarcoma - Epithelioid malignant peripheral nerve sheath tumor - Extraskeletal myxoid chondrosarcoma - Myoepithelial carcinoma - Renal medullary carcinoma - Other INI1-negative malignant tumors (e.g., dedifferentiated chordoma) (with Sponsor approval) - Synovial Sarcoma with a SS18-SSX rearrangement Dose Expansion at the MTD or the RP2D - Cohort 1 -(closed to enrollment) ATRT - Cohort 2 - MRT / RTK / selected tumors with rhabdoid features - Cohort 3 - INI-negative tumors: - Epithelioid sarcoma - Epithelioid malignant peripheral nerve sheath tumor - Extraskeletal myxoid chondrosarcoma - Myoepithelial carcinoma - Renal medullary carcinoma - Chordoma (poorly differentiated or de-differentiated) - Other INI1-negative malignant tumors (e.g., dedifferentiated chordoma) with Sponsor approval - Cohort 4 -(closed to enrollment) Tumor types eligible for Cohorts 1 through 3 or synovial sarcoma with SS18-SSX rearrangement
    Location: 14 locations

  • Nab-Paclitaxel and Gemcitabine Hydrochloride in Treating Teenagers or Young Adults with Recurrent or Refractory Osteosarcoma, Ewing Sarcoma, Rhabdomyosarcoma, or Soft Tissue Sarcoma

    This phase II trial studies how well nab-paclitaxel and gemcitabine hydrochloride work in treating teenagers or young adults with osteosarcoma, Ewing sarcoma, rhabdomyosarcoma, or soft tissue sarcoma that has come back or does not respond to treatment. Drugs used in chemotherapy, such as nab-paclitaxel 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.
    Location: 17 locations

  • A Phase III Trial of Anlotinib in Metastatic or Advanced Alveolar Soft Part Sarcoma, Leiomyosarcoma and Synovial Sarcoma

    This study evaluates the safety and efficacy of AL3818 (anlotinib) hydrochloride in the treatment of metastatic or advanced alveolar soft part sarcoma (ASPS), leiomyosarcoma (LMS), and synovial sarcoma (SS). All participants with ASPS will receive open-label AL3818. In participants with LMS or SS, AL3818 will be compared to IV dacarbazine. Two-thirds of the participants will receive AL3818, one-third of the participants will receive IV dacarbazine.
    Location: 12 locations

  • A Safety, Tolerability and PK Study of DCC-2618 in Patients With Advanced Malignancies

    This is a Phase 1, open-label, first-in-human (FIH) dose-escalation study designed to evaluate the safety, tolerability, pharmacokinetics (PK), pharmacodynamics (PD) and preliminary antitumor activity of DCC-2618, administered orally (PO), in adult patients with advanced malignancies. The study consists of 2 parts, a dose-escalation phase and an expansion phase.
    Location: 12 locations

  • Nelfinavir Mesylate in Treating Patients with Kaposi Sarcoma

    This pilot phase II trial studies how well nelfinavir mesylate works in treating patients with Kaposi sarcoma. Nelfinavir mesylate may stop the growth of tumor cells by blocking some of the enzymes needed for cell growth.
    Location: 11 locations

  • sEphB4-HSA in Treating Patients with Kaposi Sarcoma

    This phase II trial studies recombinant EphB4-HSA fusion protein (sEphB4-HSA) in treating patients with Kaposi sarcoma. Recombinant EphB4-HSA fusion protein may block the growth of blood vessels that provide blood to the cancer, and may also prevent cancer cells from growing.
    Location: 10 locations

  • A Phase II, Multicenter Study of the EZH2 Inhibitor Tazemetostat in Adult Subjects With INI1-Negative Tumors or Relapsed / Refractory Synovial Sarcoma

    This is a Phase II, multicenter, open-label, single arm, 2-stage study of tazemetostat 800 mg BID administered orally in continuous 28 day cycles. Screening of subjects to determine eligibility for the study will be performed within 21 days of the first planned dose of tazemetostat. Eligible subjects will be enrolled into one of fivecohorts based on tumor type: - Cohort 1 (Closed for enrollment): MRT, RTK, ATRT, or selected tumors with rhabdoid features, including small cell carcinoma of the ovary hypercalcemic type [SCCOHT], also known as malignant rhaboid tumor of the ovary [MRTO] - Cohort 2 (Closed for enrollment): Relapsed or refractory synovial sarcoma with SS18-SSX rearrangement - Cohort 3 (Closed for enrollment): Other INI1 negative tumors or any solid tumor with an EZH2 gain of function (GOF) mutation, including: epithelioid malignant peripheral nerve sheath tumor (EMPNST), extraskeletal myxoid chondrosarcoma (EMC), myoepithelial carcinoma, other INI1-negative malignant tumors with Sponsor approval (e.g., dedifferentiated chordoma) any solid tumor with an EZH2 GOF mutation including but not limited to Ewing's sarcoma and melanoma - Cohort 4 (Closed for enrollment): Renal medullary carcinoma (RMC) - Cohort 5 (Closed for enrollment): Epithelioid sarcoma (ES) - Cohort 6 (Closed for enrollment): Epithelioid sarcoma (ES) undergoing mandatory tumor biopsy - Cohort 7 (Opened for enrollment): Poorly differentiated chordoma (or other chordoma with Sponsor approval) Treatment with tazemetostat will continue until disease progression, unacceptable toxicity or withdrawal of consent, or termination of the study. Response assessment will be evaluated after 8 weeks of treatment and then every 8 weeks thereafter while on study.
    Location: 12 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

  • Adavosertib and Irinotecan Hydrochloride in Treating Younger Patients with Relapsed or Refractory Solid Tumors

    This phase I / II trial studies the side effects and best dose of adavosertib and irinotecan hydrochloride in treating younger patients with solid tumors that have come back (relapsed) or that have not responded to standard therapy (refractory). Adavosertib and irinotecan hydrochloride may stop the growth of tumor cells by blocking some of the enzymes needed for cell growth.
    Location: 22 locations

  • SARC024: A Blanket Protocol to Study Oral Regorafenib in Patients With Selected Sarcoma Subtypes

    Although regorafenib was approved for use in patients who had progressive GIST despite imatinib and / or sunitinib on the basis of phase II and phase III data, it has not been examined in a systematic fashion in patients with other forms of sarcoma. Given the activity of sorafenib, sunitinib and pazopanib in soft tissue sarcomas, and evidence of activity of sorafenib in osteogenic sarcoma and possibly Ewing / Ewing-like sarcoma, there is precedent to examine SMOKIs (small molecule oral kinase inhibitors) such as regorafenib in sarcomas other than GIST. It is also recognized that SMOKIs (small molecule oral kinase inhibitors)such as regorafenib, sorafenib, pazopanib, and sunitinib have overlapping panels of kinases that are inhibited simultaneously. While not equivalent, most of these SMOKIs (small molecule oral kinase inhibitors) block vascular endothelial growth factor and platelet derived growth factors receptors (VEGFRs and PDGFRs), speaking to a common mechanism of action of several of these agents.
    Location: 9 locations

  • Image-Guided Intensity-Modulated Proton or Photon Beam Radiation Therapy with Boost in Treating Patients with Primary or Locally Recurrent Soft Tissue Sarcoma

    This phase I / II trial studies the side effects and the best dose of image-guided intensity-modulated proton or photon beam radiation therapy with boost and to see how well they work in treating patients with a single tumor (primary cancer) or cancer that has come back at or near the original tumor after a period of disappearing (locally recurrent). Specialized radiation therapy that delivers a high dose of radiation therapy directly to the tumor may kill more tumor cells and cause less damage to normal tissue.
    Location: 9 locations


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