Testicular Cancer Clinical Trials

Clinical trials are research studies that involve people. The clinical trials on this list are for testicular cancer. 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 1-8 of 8
  • Active Surveillance, Bleomycin, Carboplatin, Etoposide, or Cisplatin in Treating Pediatric and Adult Patients with Germ Cell Tumors

    This phase III trial studies how well active surveillance, bleomycin, carboplatin, etoposide, or cisplatin work in treating pediatric and adult patients with germ cell tumors. Active surveillance may help doctors to monitor subjects with low risk germ cell tumors after their tumor is removed. Drugs used in chemotherapy, such as bleomycin, carboplatin, etoposide, and cisplatin, 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: 435 locations

  • Accelerated or Standard BEP Chemotherapy in Treating Patients with Intermediate or Poor-Risk Metastatic Germ Cell Tumors

    This randomized phase III trial studies how well an accelerated schedule of bleomycin sulfate, etoposide phosphate, and cisplatin (BEP) chemotherapy works compared to the standard schedule of BEP chemotherapy in treating patients with intermediate or poor-risk germ cell tumors that have spread to other places in the body (metastatic). Drugs used in chemotherapy, such as bleomycin sulfate, etoposide phosphate, and cisplatin, 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 BEP chemotherapy on a faster, or “accelerated” schedule may work better with fewer side effects in treating patients with intermediate or poor-risk metastatic germ cell tumors compared to the standard schedule.
    Location: 126 locations

  • Inotuzumab Ozogamicin and Post-Induction Chemotherapy in Treating Patients with High-Risk B-ALL, Mixed Phenotype Acute Leukemia, and B-LLy

    This phase III trial studies how well inotuzumab ozogamicin and post-induction chemotherapy work in treating patients with high-risk B-cell lymphoblastic lymphoma (B-ALL), mixed phenotype acute leukemia, and B-lymphoblastic lymphoma (B-LLy). Inotuzumab ozogamicin is a monoclonal antibody, called inotuzumab, linked to a toxic agent called calicheamicin. Inotuzumab attaches to cancer cells in a targeted way and delivers calicheamicin to kill them. Drugs used in chemotherapy, such as cyclophosphamide, cytarabine, doxorubicin, daunorubicin, methotrexate, leucovorin, mercaptopurine, thioguanine, vincristine, and pegaspargase, work in different ways to stop the growth of cancer cells, either by killing the cells, by stopping them from dividing, or by stopping them from spreading. The overall goal of this study is to understand if adding inotuzumab ozogamicin to standard of care chemotherapy maintains or improves outcomes in High Risk B-cell Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (HR B-ALL). The goal of the part 1 of the study is to collect information about leukemia and the effects of the first two phases of treatment, called Induction and Consolidation on this cancer. Additionally, this study aims to investigate whether treating both males and females with the same duration of chemotherapy maintains outcomes for males who have previously been treated for 3 years from the start of Interim Maintenance in patient with High Risk Favorable (HR-Fav) and HR B-ALL. Another aim is to understand the outcomes of subjects with disseminated B-cell Lymphoblastic Leukemia (B LLy) receiving HR B-ALL therapy. Finally, another goal of this study is to determine the outcomes of subjects with Mixed Phenotype Acute Leukemia (MPAL) with a favorable early response to treatment using High Risk B-cell Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia therapy.
    Location: 77 locations

  • Pembrolizumab in Relapsed and Refractory Gray-Zone Lymphoma (GZL), Primary Central Nervous System Lymphoma (PCNSL), and Other Extranodal Diffuse Large B-cell Lymphomas

    Background: B-cell lymphoma is a cancer of white blood cells that are found in lymph nodes. Some kinds of these cancers, such as gray-zone and extra-nodal, are rare and often aggressive. They are usually resistant to current treatments. Researchers want to see if a drug called pembrolizumab may treat these types of lymphoma. Objective: To collect data to see if it may be effective to give pembrolizumab to people with certain types of rare, aggressive B-cell lymphomas. Eligibility: People ages 14 and older who have a B-cell lymphoma, including gray-zone lymphoma or extra-nodal lymphoma Design: Participants will be screened with: Medical history Physical exam Blood and urine tests Scans. They will lie in a machine that takes images. A tissue sample from a previous procedure will be tested. The study will be done in 21-day cycles. During the study, participants: Will repeat the screening tests. Will get the study drug as an infusion into a vein over about 30 minutes. Will have a cheek swab and / or saliva sample collected. May have a bone marrow aspiration. A needle will be put into the hipbone, and a small amount of bone marrow will be taken out. May have a lumbar puncture. If cerebrospinal fluid is collected, researchers will study it. May have an eye exam. May provide tissue samples. May have tumor samples taken. Participants will have a visit about 30 days after the last dose of the study drug. They will then have 4 visits in year 1, 2 visits a year in years 2-5, and once each year thereafter. They will also be contacted by phone.
    Location: National Institutes of Health Clinical Center, Bethesda, Maryland

  • 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: 878 locations

  • A Biobehavioral Intervention (Goal-Focused Emotion-Regulation Therapy) in Assisting Young Men with Testicular Cancer

    This trial studies how well a biobehavioral intervention (goal-focused emotion-regulation therapy) works in assisting young men with testicular cancer. Getting back to everyday life can be difficult for some cancer survivors, and goal navigation and adjustment may be critical to health and well-being. Participating in the goal-focused emotion-regulation therapy counselling sessions, may help reduce the emotional distress experienced by patients with testicular cancer. This study may also help researchers better understand young men’s quality of life needs, and further develop a program to provide services to survivors.
    Location: 2 locations

  • Spiritual Care Assessment and Intervention Framework in Supporting Patients with Advanced Cancer and Their Caregivers

    This trial studies how well a religious and spiritual tool called spiritual care assessment and intervention (SCAI) framework works in supporting the emotional and spiritual well being of patients with cancer that has spread to other places in the body and their caregivers. SCAI framework is an approach to spiritual care delivered by skilled chaplains, that covers the spiritual dimensions of meaning and purpose, relationships, peace, and self-worth and identity. Participating in the SCAI framework may enable doctors to examine a participant’s spiritual strengths and distress and find out the most effective spiritual care intervention for that participant.
    Location: Indiana University / Melvin and Bren Simon Cancer Center, Indianapolis, Indiana

  • Cause of Familial Testicular Cancer

    Background: People with a family history of testicular cancer may be at increased risk for the disease. Genetic and clinical studies of patients with testicular cancer and their family members may help clarify the cause of the disease and identify clinical features. Objectives: To characterize the clinical features of testicular cancer. To identify genes that may lead to increased risk of the disease. To examine emotional and behavioral issues of members of families at increased risk of the disease. Eligibility: Males and females from a family with at least two cases of testicular cancer in blood relatives. Males with testicular cancer in both testicles. Males with testicular cancer who have an identical twin. Participants must be at least 12 years of age. Design: Participants may take part in Part 1 or Parts 1 and 2 of this 2-part study. Part 1 participants: - Provide a blood or cheek cell sample to obtain DNA for gene studies. - Provide permission for researchers to obtain their medical records for review. - Complete questionnaires about their personal and family medical history, exposure to factors that might influence the risk of testicular cancer, and their feelings about being a member of a family in which several members have testicular cancer. - These data are collected from participants in their home communities. Part 2 participants: - All participants provide a medical history, have a complete physical examination, including routine lab tests, and have an ultrasound test of the abdomen to look at the kidneys. - Males have an ultrasound test of the testicles and scrotum. - Females have an ultrasound test of the pelvis to look at the ovaries, uterus and fallopian tubes. - Males 18 years of age and older provide a semen sample. - Some participants have computed tomography (CT) scanning of the chest, abdomen and pelvis instead of kidney ultrasound. Children under 18 years of age may have magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) instead of CT. - These data are collected from participants during a 2-day visit to the NIH Clinical Center in Bethesda, MD. Travel costs are covered by the protocol.
    Location: National Institutes of Health Clinical Center, Bethesda, Maryland