Clinical Trials Using Doxorubicin Hydrochloride

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Clinical trials are research studies that involve people. The clinical trials on this list are studying Doxorubicin Hydrochloride. 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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  • Doxorubicin Hydrochloride and Cyclophosphamide Followed by Paclitaxel with or without Carboplatin in Treating Patients with Triple-Negative Breast Cancer

    This randomized phase III trial studies how well doxorubicin hydrochloride and cyclophosphamide followed by paclitaxel with or without carboplatin work in treating patients with triple-negative breast cancer. Drugs used in chemotherapy, such as doxorubicin hydrochloride, cyclophosphamide, paclitaxel, and carboplatin, 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. It is not yet known whether doxorubicin hydrochloride and cyclophosphamide is more effective when followed by paclitaxel alone or paclitaxel and carboplatin in treating triple-negative breast cancer.
    Location: 1192 locations

  • Gene Expression Profiling in Predicting Chemotherapy Response in Patients with Localized, Muscle-Invasive Bladder Cancer

    This randomized phase II trial studies how well looking at genes using a type of gene expression profiling called COXEN (co-expression extrapolation) works in predicting response to chemotherapy in patients with bladder cancer that has spread to the muscle of the bladder. Drugs used in chemotherapy, such as methotrexate, vinblastine sulfate, doxorubicin hydrochloride, 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. Colony-stimulating factors, such as filgrastim and pegfilgrastim may increase the production of blood cells and may help the immune system recover from the side effects of chemotherapy. Gene expression profiling measures genetic information in various types of cells. Studying genes that affect how well patients respond to treatment may help doctors learn whether genetic information can be used in predicting treatment response and may help doctors plan the best treatment.
    Location: 578 locations

  • Combination Chemotherapy with or without Ganitumab in Treating Patients with Newly Diagnosed Metastatic Ewing Sarcoma

    This randomized phase III trial studies how well combination chemotherapy with or without ganitumab works in treating patients with newly diagnosed Ewing sarcoma that has spread to other parts of the body. Monoclonal antibodies, such as ganitumab, may block tumor growth in different ways by targeting certain cells. Drugs used in chemotherapy, such as vincristine sulfate, doxorubicin hydrochloride, cyclophosphamide, ifosfamide, and etoposide, 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. It is not yet known whether combination chemotherapy is more effective with or without ganitumab in treating patients with newly diagnosed Ewing sarcoma.
    Location: 294 locations

  • Chemotherapy before Surgery in Treating Patients with High Grade Upper Urinary Tract Cancer

    This phase II trial studies how well giving chemotherapy before surgery works in treating patients with aggressive upper urinary tract cancer. Drugs used in chemotherapy, such as methotrexate, vinblastine, doxorubicin hydrochloride, cisplatin, gemcitabine hydrochloride, and carboplatin, 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. Removing the affected upper urinary tract by surgery is the recommended treatment for upper urinary tract cancer, but can cause loss of kidney function and prevent patients from being able to receive chemotherapy after surgery. Giving chemotherapy before surgery, when the kidneys are working at their maximum, may allow less tissue to be removed during surgery and may be more effective in treating patients with high grade upper urinary tract cancer.
    Location: 338 locations

  • Radiation Therapy with or without Combination Chemotherapy or Pazopanib Hydrochloride before Surgery in Treating Patients with Newly Diagnosed Non-rhabdomyosarcoma Soft Tissue Sarcomas That Can Be Removed by Surgery

    This randomized phase II / III trial studies how well pazopanib hydrochloride, combination chemotherapy, and radiation therapy work and compares it to radiation therapy alone or in combination with pazopanib hydrochloride or combination chemotherapy in treating patients with newly diagnosed non-rhabdomyosarcoma soft tissue sarcomas that can be removed by surgery. Radiation therapy uses high energy x-rays to kill tumor cells. Drugs used in chemotherapy, such as ifosfamide and doxorubicin 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. Pazopanib hydrochloride may stop the growth of tumor cells by blocking some of the enzymes needed for cell growth. It is not yet known whether radiation therapy works better when given with or without combination chemotherapy and / or pazopanib hydrochloride in treating patients with non-rhabdomyosarcoma soft tissue sarcomas.
    Location: 342 locations

  • Risk-Adapted Chemotherapy in Treating Younger Patients with Newly Diagnosed Standard-Risk Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia or Localized B-Lineage Lymphoblastic Lymphoma

    This partially randomized phase III trial studies the side effects of different combinations of risk-adapted chemotherapy regimens and how well they work in treating younger patients with newly diagnosed standard-risk acute lymphoblastic leukemia or B-lineage lymphoblastic lymphoma that is found only in the tissue or organ where it began (localized). Drugs used in chemotherapy 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. Giving more than one drug (combination chemotherapy), giving the drugs in different doses, and giving the drugs in different combinations may kill more cancer cells.
    Location: 213 locations

  • PET-Directed Therapy in Treating Patients with Limited-Stage Diffuse Large B-Cell Lymphoma

    This phase II trial studies how well positron emission tomography (PET)-directed chemotherapy works in treating patients with limited-stage diffuse large B-cell lymphoma. Drugs used in chemotherapy, such as cyclophosphamide, doxorubicin hydrochloride, vincristine sulfate, and prednisone, work in different ways to stop cancer cells, either by killing the cells, by stopping them from dividing, or by stopping them from spreading. Radiation therapy uses high-energy x-rays to kill cancer cells. Monoclonal antibodies, such as rituximab, can block cancer growth in different ways. Some block the ability of cancer cells to grow and spread. Others find cancer cells and help kill them or carry cancer-killing substances to them. Radio labeled monoclonal antibodies, such as yttrium Y 90 ibritumomab tiuxetan, can find cancer cells and carry cancer-killing substances to them without harming normal cells. Comparing results of diagnostic procedures, such as PET scan and computed tomography (CT) scan, done before, during, and after chemotherapy may help doctors predict a patient's response to treatment and help plan the best treatment.
    Location: 378 locations

  • Response and Biology-Based Risk Factor-Guided Therapy in Treating Younger Patients with Non-high Risk Neuroblastoma

    This phase III trial studies how well response and biology-based risk factor-guided therapy works in treating younger patients with non-high risk neuroblastoma. Sometimes a tumor may not need treatment until it progresses. In this case, observation may be sufficient. Measuring biomarkers in tumor cells may help plan when effective treatment is necessary and what the best treatment is. Response and biology-based risk factor-guided therapy may be effective in treating patients with non-high risk neuroblastoma and may help to avoid some of the risks and side effects related to standard treatment.
    Location: 186 locations

  • Risk-Based Therapy in Treating Younger Patients with Newly Diagnosed Liver Cancer

    This phase III trial studies the side effects and how well risk-based therapy works in treating younger patients with newly diagnosed liver cancer. Surgery, chemotherapy drugs (cancer fighting medicines), and when necessary, liver transplant, are the main current treatments for hepatoblastoma. The stage of the cancer is one factor used to decide the best treatment. Treating patients according to the risk group they are in may help get rid of the cancer, keep it from coming back, and decrease the side effects of chemotherapy.
    Location: 183 locations

  • Brentuximab Vedotin and Combination Chemotherapy in Treating Children and Young Adults with Stage IIB or Stage IIIB-IVB Hodgkin Lymphoma

    This randomized phase III trial studies brentuximab vedotin and combination chemotherapy to see how well they work compared to combination chemotherapy alone in treating children and young adults with stage IIB or stage IIIB-IVB Hodgkin lymphoma. Combinations of biological substances in brentuximab vedotin may be able to carry cancer-killing substances directly to Hodgkin lymphoma cells. Drugs used in chemotherapy, such as doxorubicin hydrochloride, bleomycin sulfate, vincristine sulfate, etoposide, prednisone, and cyclophosphamide, 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. It is not yet known if combination chemotherapy is more effective with or without brentuximab vedotin in treating Hodgkin lymphoma.
    Location: 174 locations

  • Obinutuzumab with or without PI3K-delta Inhibitor TGR-1202, Lenalidomide, or Combination Chemotherapy in Treating Patients with Relapsed or Refractory Grade I-IIIa Follicular Lymphoma

    This randomized phase II trial studies how well obinutuzumab with or without PI3K-delta inhibitor TGR-1202, lenalidomide, or combination chemotherapy work in treating patients with grade I-IIIa follicular lymphoma that has come back or does not respond to treatment. Monoclonal antibodies, such as obinutuzumab, may interfere with the ability of cancer cells to grow and spread. PI3K-delta inhibitor TGR-1202 may stop the growth of cancer cells by blocking some of the enzymes needed for cell growth. Biological therapies, such as lenalidomide, use substances made from living organisms that may stimulate or suppress the immune system in different ways and stop cancer cells from growing. Drugs used in chemotherapy, such as cyclophosphamide, doxorubicin hydrochloride, vincristine sulfate, and prednisone, 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. It is not yet known whether giving obinutuzumab with or without PI3K-delta inhibitor TGR-1202, lenalidomide, or combination chemotherapy will work better in treating patients with grade I-IIIa follicular lymphoma.
    Location: 172 locations

  • Brentuximab Vedotin and Combination Chemotherapy in Treating Patients with Stage II-IV HIV-Associated Hodgkin Lymphoma

    This pilot phase I / II trial studies the side effects and the best dose of brentuximab vedotin when given together with combination chemotherapy and to see how well they work in treating patients with stage II-IV human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)-associated Hodgkin lymphoma. Monoclonal antibodies, such as brentuximab vedotin, may block cancer growth in different ways by targeting certain cells. Drugs used in chemotherapy, such as doxorubicin hydrochloride, vinblastine sulfate, and dacarbazine, 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. Giving brentuximab vedotin together with combination chemotherapy may kill more cancer cells.
    Location: 18 locations

  • Cisplatin or Doxorubicin Hydrochloride and Cyclophosphamide before Surgery in Treating Patients with Newly Diagnosed Breast Cancer and BRCA Mutations

    This randomized phase II trial studies how well cisplatin or doxorubicin hydrochloride and cyclophosphamide before surgery work in treating patients with newly diagnosed breast cancer with an inherited mutation (a change in the deoxyribonucleic acid [DNA] sequence of a cell) in the breast cancer early onset 1 (BRCA1) or BRCA2 gene. Drugs used in chemotherapy, such as cisplatin, doxorubicin hydrochloride, and cyclophosphamide work in different way to stop the growth of tumor cells, either by killing the cells, by stopping them from dividing, or by stopping them from spreading. Giving chemotherapy before surgery may make the tumor smaller and reduce the amount of normal tissue that needs to be removed. It is not yet known whether cisplatin is more effective than doxorubicin hydrochloride and cyclophosphamide when given before surgery in treating patients with breast cancer.
    Location: 21 locations

  • I-SPY 2 TRIAL: Neoadjuvant and Personalized Adaptive Novel Agents to Treat Breast Cancer

    The purpose of this study is to further advance the ability to practice personalized medicine by learning which new drug agents are most effective with which types of breast cancer tumors and by learning more about which early indicators of response (tumor analysis prior to surgery via magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) images along with tissue and blood samples) are predictors of treatment success.
    Location: 14 locations

  • A Study of Olaratumab Alone and in Combination With Standard Chemotherapies in Children With Cancer

    The main purpose of this study is to evaluate the safety of different doses of olaratumab and to determine which dose should be used for future pediatric studies. The present study is open to children with advanced cancer or cancer that has spread to another part of the body. The study has two parts. In each part, a specific dose of olaratumab will be given for 21 days, followed by one of three standard chemotherapy regimens. Participants will only enroll in one part.
    Location: 9 locations

  • Brentuximab Vedotin, Combination Chemotherapy, and Radiation Therapy in Treating Patients with Newly Diagnosed, Early Stage, Unfavorable-Risk Hodgkin Lymphoma

    This pilot clinical trial studies how well brentuximab vedotin works when given with combination chemotherapy and radiation therapy in treating patients with newly diagnosed, early stage, unfavorable-risk Hodgkin lymphoma. Monoclonal antibodies, such as brentuximab vedotin, may find cancer cells and help kill them by carrying cancer-killing substances to them. Drugs used in chemotherapy, such as doxorubicin hydrochloride, vinblastine, and dacarbazine, work in different ways to stop the growth of cancer cells, either by killing them, by stopping them from dividing, or by stopping them from spreading. Involved-site radiation therapy uses high energy x rays to kill cancer cells. Giving brentuximab vedotin with combination chemotherapy and involved-site radiation therapy may kill more cancer cells and may have fewer side effects than other types of treatment.
    Location: 9 locations

  • Combination Chemotherapy and Lenalidomide in Treating Patients with Newly Diagnosed Stage II-IV Peripheral T-cell Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma

    This phase I / II trial studies the side effects and best dose of lenalidomide when given together with combination chemotherapy and to see how well they work in treating patients with newly diagnosed stage II-IV peripheral T-cell non-Hodgkin's lymphoma. Drugs used in chemotherapy, such as cyclophosphamide, doxorubicin hydrochloride, vincristine sulfate, and etoposide, 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. Lenalidomide may stop the growth of peripheral T-cell non-Hodgkin's lymphoma by blocking the growth of new blood vessels necessary for cancer growth. Giving combination chemotherapy with lenalidomide may be a better treatment for peripheral T-cell non-Hodgkin's lymphoma.
    Location: 8 locations

  • Safety and Pharmacokinetics of Atezolizumab Combination Treatments in Participants With HER2-Positive and HER2-Negative Breast Cancer

    This is a Phase Ib, open-label, two-stage study with two active regimens in each stage designed to evaluate the safety and tolerability of combination treatment with atezolizumab, trastuzumab, and pertuzumab (with and without docetaxel) or atezolizumab and trastuzumab emtansine in participants with human epidermal growth factor receptor 2 (HER2) positive metastatic breast cancer (MBC) and locally advanced early breast cancer (EBC), and atezolizumab with doxorubicin and cyclophosphamide in HER2-negative breast cancer.
    Location: 8 locations

  • Pembrolizumab and Doxorubicin Hydrochloride or Anti-estrogen Therapy in Treating Patients with Triple-Negative or Hormone Receptor-Positive Metastatic Breast Cancer

    This phase II trial studies how well pembrolizumab and doxorubicin hydrochloride works compared to pembrolizumab with anti-estrogen therapy (anastrozole, letrozole, or exemestane) in treating patients with triple-negative or hormone-receptor positive breast cancer that has spread from the primary site (place where it started) to other places in the body. Pembrolizumab is an antibody drug that blocks a molecule called programmed cell death (PD)-1. PD-1 is a molecule that that shuts down the body's immune responses and prevents the immune system from attacking the cancer. Doxorubicin hydrochloride is a drug used in chemotherapy that works to stop the growth of tumor cells by stopping them from dividing and by causing them to die. Anti-estrogen therapy, including anastrozole, letrozole, and exemestane, lowers estrogen levels in the body, which may help treat cancer that is hormone receptor-positive. Giving pembrolizumab together with standard treatment of either doxorubicin hydrochloride (triple-negative cancer) or anti-estrogen therapy (hormone receptor-positive cancer) may be an effective treatment for these types of breast cancer.
    Location: 6 locations

  • Implantable Microdevice in Testing Drug Sensitivity in Patients with Early Stage, Triple Negative Breast Cancer

    This pilot clinical trial studies the how well an implantable microdevice works in testing drug sensitivity in patients with triple negative breast cancer that is early in its growth, and may not have spread to other parts of the body (early stage). An implantable microdevice is a small device that contains anti-cancer drugs and is placed in a breast tumor before patients receive standard preoperative chemotherapy. This device may help predict what types of treatment work best against an individual's breast cancer, and may help personalize treatment choices based on an individual's type of breast cancer.
    Location: 6 locations

  • Lenalidomide and Combination Chemotherapy in Treating Patients with MYC-Associated B-Cell Lymphomas

    This phase I / II trial studies the side effects and best dose of lenalidomide when given together with combination chemotherapy and to see how well they work in treating patients with MYC-associated B-cell lymphomas. Lenalidomide may stop the growth of B-cell lymphomas by blocking the growth of new blood vessels necessary for cancer growth and by blocking some of the enzymes needed for cell growth. Biological therapies, such as lenalidomide, use substances made from living organisms that may stimulate or suppress the immune system in different ways and stop cancer cells from growing. Drugs used in chemotherapy, such as etoposide, prednisone, vincristine sulfate, doxorubicin hydrochloride, cyclophosphamide, 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. Monoclonal antibodies, such as rituximab, may block cancer growth in different ways by targeting certain cells. Giving lenalidomide together with combination chemotherapy may be an effective treatment in patients with B-cell lymphoma.
    Location: 6 locations

  • Radiation Therapy and Sequential or Concurrent Combination Chemotherapy in Treating Patients with Estrogen Receptor-Negative Early Stage Breast Cancer

    This randomized phase II trial studies how well radiation therapy and sequential or concurrent combination chemotherapy works in treating patients with estrogen receptor-negative early stage breast cancer. Radiation therapy uses high-energy x-rays to kill tumor cells. Drugs used in chemotherapy 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 trastuzumab, may interfere with the ability of tumor cells to grow and spread. It is not yet known whether radiation therapy is more effective with sequential or concurrent combination chemotherapy in treating estrogen receptor-negative early stage breast cancer.
    Location: 6 locations

  • Irinotecan Hydrochloride, Temozolomide, and Combination Chemotherapy in Treating Patients with Newly Diagnosed Ewing Sarcoma

    This phase II trial studies how well irinotecan hydrochloride, temozolomide, and combination chemotherapy work in treating patients with newly diagnosed Ewing sarcoma. Drugs used in chemotherapy, such as irinotecan hydrochloride, temozolomide, cyclophosphamide, doxorubicin hydrochloride, vincristine sulfate, ifosfamide, and etoposide phosphate, work in different ways to stop the growth of tumor cells, either by killing the cells, or by stopping them from dividing.
    Location: 6 locations

  • Combination Chemotherapy with or without Radiation Therapy in Treating Young Patients with Favorable-Risk Hodgkin Lymphoma

    This phase II trial studies how well combination chemotherapy and radiation therapy work in treating young patients with favorable-risk Hodgkin lymphoma. Drugs used in chemotherapy, such as doxorubicin hydrochloride, vinblastine, mechlorethamine hydrochloride, vincristine sulfate, bleomycin, etoposide, and prednisone, work in different ways to stop the growth of cancer cells, either by killing the cells or by stopping them from dividing. Giving more than one drug (combination chemotherapy) may kill more cancer cells. Radiation therapy uses high-energy x-rays to kill cancer cells. Giving combination chemotherapy with radiation therapy may kill more cancer cells and allow doctors to save the part of the body where the cancer started.
    Location: 6 locations

  • Study of Pembrolizumab (MK-3475) Plus Chemotherapy vs Placebo Plus Chemotherapy as Neoadjuvant Therapy and Pembrolizumab vs Placebo as Adjuvant Therapy in Participants With Triple Negative Breast Cancer (TNBC) (MK-3475-522 / KEYNOTE-522)

    The purpose of this study is to evaluate the efficacy and safety of pembrolizumab (MK-3475) plus chemotherapy vs placebo plus chemotherapy as neoadjuvant therapy and pembrolizumab vs placebo as adjuvant therapy in participants who have triple negative breast cancer (TNBC). After a screening phase of approximately 28 days, each participant will receive neoadjuvant study treatment (Pembrolizumab + Chemotherapy OR Placebo + Chemotherapy) based on the randomization schedule for approximately 24 weeks (8 cycles). Each participant will then undergo definitive surgery 3-6 weeks after conclusion of the last cycle of the neoadjuvant study treatment. After definitive surgery, each participant will receive adjuvant study treatment (Pembrolizumab OR Placebo) for approximately 27 weeks (9 cycles). Following adjuvant study treatment, each participant will be monitored for safety, survival and disease recurrence. The primary study hypothesis is that pembrolizumab is superior to placebo, in combination with chemotherapy, as measured by the rate of Pathological Complete Response (pCR) and / or Event-free Survival (EFS), in participants with locally advanced TNBC.
    Location: 7 locations


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