Clinical Trials Using Dactinomycin

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Clinical trials are research studies that involve people. The clinical trials on this list are studying Dactinomycin. 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 1-3 of 3
  • Risk Adapted Focal Proton Beam Radiation and / or Surgery in Participants with Low, Intermediate, and High Risk Rhabdomyosarcoma Receiving Standard or Intensified Chemotherapy

    This phase II trial studies how well chemotherapy, surgery, and radiation therapy work in treating patients with newly diagnosed rhabdomyosarcoma that has spread to other parts of the body. Drugs used in chemotherapy, such as vincristine sulfate, dactinomycin, and cyclophosphamide, 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. Radiation therapy uses high energy x rays to kill tumor cells. Giving combination chemotherapy before surgery may make the tumor smaller and reduce the amount of normal tissue that needs to be removed. Giving combination chemotherapy and radiation therapy after surgery may kill any tumor cells that remain after surgery.
    Location: 3 locations

  • Ipilimumab and Isolated Limb Infusion With Melphalan and Dactinomycin in Treating Patients With Advanced Melanoma of The Extremity That Cannot Be Removed by Surgery

    This phase II trial studies how well ipilimumab and isolated limb infusion with melphalan and dactinomycin works in treating patients with advanced melanoma of the extremity that cannot be removed by surgery. Monoclonal antibodies, such as ipilimumab, can block tumor growth in different ways. Some block the ability of tumor cells to grow and spread. Others find tumor cells and help kill them or carry tumor-killing substances to them. Drugs used in chemotherapy, such as melphalan and dactinomycin, work in different ways to stop the growth of tumor cells, either by killing the cells or by stopping them from dividing. Isolated limb infusion kills tumor cells by keeping chemotherapy drugs near the tumor. Giving isolated limb infusion with ipilimumab, melphalan, and dactinomycin may kill more tumor cells.
    Location: Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, New York, New York

  • Combination Chemotherapy with or without Temsirolimus in Treating Patients with Intermediate Risk Rhabdomyosarcoma

    This randomized phase III trial studies how well combination chemotherapy (vincristine sulfate, dactinomycin, cyclophosphamide alternated with vincristine sulfate and irinotecan hydrochloride) works compared to combination chemotherapy plus temsirolimus in treating patients with rhabdomyosarcoma (cancer that forms in the soft tissues, such as muscle), and has an intermediate chance of coming back after treatment (intermediate risk). 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. Combination chemotherapy and temsirolimus may stop the growth of tumor cells by blocking some of the enzymes needed for cell growth. It is not yet known whether combination chemotherapy or combination chemotherapy plus temsirolimus is more effective in treating patients with intermediate-risk rhabdomyosarcoma.
    Location: 106 locations