Clinical Trials Using Cetuximab

Clinical trials are research studies that involve people. The clinical trials on this list are studying Cetuximab. 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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  • Testing what Happens when an Immunotherapy Drug (Avelumab) Is Added to a Usual Drug Treatment (Cetuximab) Compared to Avelumab by Itself in the Treatment of Advanced Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Skin (cSCC)

    This phase II trial studies how well avelumab with or without cetuximab work in treating patients with skin squamous cell cancer that has spread to other places in the body (advanced). Immunotherapy with monoclonal antibodies, such as avelumab and cetuximab, may help the body’s immune system attack the cancer, and may interfere with the ability of tumor cells to grow and spread.
    Location: 374 locations

  • Radiation Therapy with Durvalumab or Cetuximab in Treating Patients with Locoregionally Advanced Head and Neck Cancer Who Cannot Take Cisplatin

    This phase II / III trial studies how well radiation therapy works with durvalumab or cetuximab in treating patients with head and neck cancer that has spread to a local and / or regional area of the body who cannot take cisplatin. Radiation therapy uses high energy x-rays to kill tumor cells and shrink tumors. Immunotherapy with monoclonal antibodies, such as durvalumab, may help the body’s immune system attack the cancer, and may interfere with the ability of tumor cells to grow and spread. Cetuximab is a monoclonal antibody that may interfere with the ability of tumor cells to grow and spread. It is not known if radiation therapy with durvalumab will work better than the usual therapy of radiation therapy with cetuximab in treating patients with head and neck cancer.
    Location: 227 locations

  • Testing Docetaxel-Cetuximab or the Addition of an Immunotherapy drug, Atezolizumab, to the Usual Chemotherapy and Radiation Therapy in High-Risk Head and Neck Cancer

    This phase II / III trial studies how well radiation therapy works when given together with cisplatin, docetaxel, cetuximab, and / or atezolizumab after surgery in treating patients with high-risk stage III-IV head and neck cancer the begins in the thin, flat cells (squamous cell). Specialized radiation therapy that delivers a high dose of radiation directly to the tumor may kill more tumor cells and cause less damage to normal tissue. Drugs used in chemotherapy, such as cisplatin and docetaxel, work in different ways to stop the growth of tumor cells, either by killing the cells or by stopping them from dividing. Cetuximab is a monoclonal antibody that may interfere with the ability of tumor cells to grow and spread. 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. The purpose of this study is to compare the usual treatment (radiation therapy with cisplatin chemotherapy) to using radiation therapy with docetaxel and cetuximab chemotherapy, and using the usual treatment plus an immunotherapy drug, atezolizumab.
    Location: 201 locations

  • Phase 1 / 2 Study of MRTX849 in Patients With Cancer Having a KRAS G12C Mutation KRYSTAL-1

    This study will evaluate the safety, tolerability, drug levels, molecular effects, and clinical activity of MRTX849 in patients with advanced solid tumors that have a KRAS G12C mutation.
    Location: 28 locations

  • Cabozantinib S-malate and Cetuximab in Treating Patients with Recurrent or Metastatic Head and Neck Squamous Cell Cancer

    This phase I trial studies the side effects and best dose of cabozantinib S-malate when given together with cetuximab in treating patients with head and neck squamous cell cancer that has come back (recurrent) or has spread to other places in the body (metastatic). Cabozantinib S-malate may stop the growth of tumor cells by blocking some of the enzymes needed for cell growth. Monoclonal antibodies, such as cetuximab, may interfere with the ability of tumor cells to grow and spread. Giving cabozantinib S-malate and cetuximab may work better in treating patients with recurrent or metastatic head and neck squamous cell cancer.
    Location: 9 locations

  • Regorafenib, with Cetuximab or Panitumumab, for the Treatment of Unresectable, Locally Advanced, or Metastatic Colorectal Cancer

    This phase II trial investigates how well regorafenib and anti-EGFR therapy (cetuximab or panitumumab) works for the treatment of patients with colorectal cancer that cannot be removed by surgery (unresectable), has spread to nearby tissue or lymph nodes (locally advanced), or has spread to other places in the body (metastatic). Regorafenib may stop the growth of cancer cells by blocking some of the enzymes needed for cell growth. Monoclonal antibodies, such as cetuximab or panitumumab, may interfere with the ability of cancer cells to grow and spread. Drugs used in chemotherapy, such as irinotecan, 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 purpose of this research study is to compare the effects, good and / or bad, of taking regorafenib follow by cetuximab or panitumumab, to those that receive cetuximab or panitumumab before regorafenib.
    Location: 14 locations

  • Lenvatinib Mesylate and Cetuximab in Treating Patients 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 patients with head and neck squamous cell carcinoma or cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma that has come back (recurrent) or spread to other places in the body (metastatic). Lenvatinib mesylate may stop the growth of tumor cells by blocking some of the enzymes needed for cell growth. Monoclonal antibodies, such as cetuximab, may interfere with the ability of tumor cells to grow and spread. Giving lenvatinib mesylate and cetuximab may work better in treating patients with head and neck squamous cell carcinoma or cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma.
    Location: 7 locations

  • Lenvatinib (E7080 / MK-7902) in Combination With Pembrolizumab (MK-3475) vs. Standard Chemotherapy and Lenvatinib Monotherapy in Participants With Recurrent / Metastatic Head and Neck Squamous Cell Carcinoma That Progressed After Platinum Therapy and Immunotherapy (MK-7902-009 / E7080-G000-228 / LEAP-009)

    This study is designed to assess the safety and efficacy of lenvatinib in combination with pembrolizumab versus standard of care (SOC) chemotherapy, and to also assess the safety and efficacy of lenvatinib monotherapy in participants with recurrent / metastatic head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (R / M HNSCC) that have progressed after platinum therapy and a programmed cell death protein 1 (PD-1) or anti-programmed death ligand 1 (PD-L1) inhibitor. The primary hypothesis is that pembrolizumab + lenvatinib is superior to SOC chemotherapy with respect to ORR per modified Response Evaluation Criteria in Solid Tumors (RECIST) 1.1 as assessed by blinded independent central review.
    Location: 10 locations

  • Early Identification and Treatment of Occult Metastatic Disease in Stage III Colon Cancer

    This phase III trial studies how well either FOLFIRI (leucovorin, fluorouracil, and irinotecan), active surveillance, nivolumab, or encorafenib, binimetinib, and cetuximab work in decreasing recurrence (chance of the cancer coming back) in patients with stage III colon cancer who are ctDNA positive. If all the cancer is not killed after initial treatment, bloods tests may be able to detect tumor DNA in the blood called circulating tumor DNA (ctDNA). This is genetic material unique to the cancer that may be present in the blood stream and can be identified through a ctDNA blood test. Cancer researchers believe that ctDNA in the blood stream may be an indicator that cancer is more likely to recur. Chemotherapy drugs, such as leucovorin, fluorouracil, and irinotecan, 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. Nivolumab is an anti-PD-1 antibody. It works by attaching to and blocking a molecule called PD-1. PD-1 is a protein that is present on different types of cells in the immune system and controls parts of the immune system by shutting it down. Antibodies that block PD-1 can potentially prevent PD-1 from shutting down the immune system, thus potentially allowing immune cells to recognize and destroy cancer cells. Encorafenib in combination with binimetinib and cetuximab may target the BRAF V600E-mutation in colorectal cancer. When this mutation is present, it switches on pathway called the MAPK pathway which stimulates cell division and leads to uncontrolled cell growth. Encorafenib, binimetinib and cetuximab target different parts of this important signaling pathway in tumor cells with this mutation and may slow down their growth and communication. Encorafenib and binimetinib may stop the growth of tumor cells by blocking some of the enzymes needed for cell growth. Cetuximab is a monoclonal antibody that may interfere with the ability of tumor cells to grow and spread. This study is being done to determine whether there are differences in cancer recurrence in ctDNA positive patients treated with additional therapy versus put on active surveillance.
    Location: 6 locations

  • A Study of Nivolumab, Nivolumab Plus Ipilimumab, or Investigator's Choice Chemotherapy for the Treatment of Participants With Deficient Mismatch Repair (dMMR) / Microsatellite Instability High (MSI-H) Metastatic Colorectal Cancer (mCRC)

    The main purpose of this study is to compare the clinical benefit, as measured by Progression-Free Survival (PFS), Objective Response Rate (ORR), and Overall Survival (OS), achieved by nivolumab in combination with ipilimumab or by nivolumab monotherapy in participants with Microsatellite Instability High (MSI-H) or Mismatch Repair Deficient (dMMR) metastatic colorectal cancer (mCRC). This study will also compare nivolumab plus ipilimumab combination vs chemotherapy for treatment of MSI-H / dMMR mCRC participants.
    Location: 5 locations

  • A Study of CC-95251, a Monoclonal Antibody Directed Against SIRPα, in Subjects With Advanced Solid and Hematologic Cancers

    Study CC-95251-ST-001 is an open-label, Phase 1, dose escalation (Part A) and expansion (Parts B and C), first-in-human clinical study of CC-95251 in subjects with advanced cancers.
    Location: 5 locations

  • ASP-1929 Photoimmunotherapy (PIT) Study in Recurrent Head / Neck Cancer for Patients Who Have Failed at Least Two Lines of Therapy

    A Phase 3, Randomized, Double-Arm, Open-Label, Controlled Trial of ASP-1929 vs Physician's Choice Standard of Care for the Treatment of Locoregional, Recurrent Head and Neck Squamous Cell Carcinoma in Patients Who Have Failed or Progressed On or After at Least Two Lines of Therapy
    Location: 7 locations

  • A Study of LY3214996 Administered Alone or in Combination With Other Agents in Participants With Advanced / Metastatic Cancer

    The purpose of this study is to determine the safety of an extracellular signal regulated kinase (ERK1 / 2) inhibitor LY3214996 administered alone or in combination with other agents in participants with advanced cancer.
    Location: 8 locations

  • Palbociclib and Cetuximab in Treating Participants with Metastatic Colorectal Cancer and Non-Mutated KRAS, NRAS, and BRAF Genes

    This phase II trial studies how well palbociclib and cetuximab work in treating participants with colorectal cancer that has spread to other places in the body (metastatic) and have the proteins KRAS, NRAS, and BRAF that are not genetically mutated (wild type). Palbociclib may stop the growth of tumor cells by blocking some of the enzymes needed for cell growth. Monoclonal antibodies, such as cetuximab, may interfere with the ability of tumor cells to grow and spread. Giving palbociclib and cetuximab together may work better in treating participants with wild-type metastatic colorectal cancer.
    Location: 4 locations

  • A Safety Study of NUC-3373 in Combination With Standard Agents Used in Colorectal Cancer Treatment

    This is a three-part study of NUC-3373 administered by intravenous (IV) infusion across two administration schedules, in separate combinations with leucovorin (LV), oxaliplatin, oxaliplatin and VEGF pathway inhibitors, oxaliplatin and EGFR inbibitors, irinotecan, irinotecan and VEGF pathway inhibitors, and irinotecan and EGFR inhibitors. The primary objective is to identify a recommended dose for NUC-3373 when combined with these agents.
    Location: 4 locations

  • Assessment of Efficacy and Safety of Monalizumab Plus Cetuximab Compared to Placebo Plus Cetuximab in Recurrent or Metastatic Head and Neck Cancer

    This is a randomized, double-blind, multicenter, global Phase 3 study to assess the efficacy and safety of monalizumab and cetuximab, compared to placebo and cetuximab, in patients with recurrent or metastatic head and neck cancer.
    Location: 5 locations

  • A Study to Evaluate the Safety, Pharmacokinetics, and Activity of GDC-6036 Alone or in Combination in Participants With Advanced or Metastatic Solid Tumors With a KRAS G12C Mutation

    This is a Phase I dose-escalation and dose-expansion study that will evaluate the safety, pharmacokinetics (PK), and preliminary activity of GDC-6036 in patients with advanced or metastatic solid tumors with a KRAS G12C mutation.
    Location: 4 locations

  • Pembrolizumab and Cetuximab in Treating Patients with Recurrent or Metastatic Head and Neck Squamous Cell Carcinoma

    This phase II trial studies how well pembrolizumab and cetuximab work in treating patients with head and neck squamous cell carcinoma that has come back or spread to other places in the body. Immunotherapy with monoclonal antibodies, such as pembrolizumab and cetuximab, may help the body’s immune system attack the cancer, and may interfere with the ability of tumor cells to grow and spread.
    Location: 4 locations

  • Cemiplimab with Chemotherapy and Immunotherapy (Cetuximab) for the Treatment of Resectable, Locally Advanced Head and Neck Squamous Cell Cancer

    This phase I trial studies the side effects and tolerability of cemiplimab, platinum-doublet chemotherapy, and cetuximab in treating patients with head and neck squamous cell cancer that can be removed by surgery (resectable) and has spread to nearby tissue or lymph nodes (locally advanced). Immunotherapy with monoclonal antibodies, such as cemiplimab, may help the body's immune system attack the cancer, and may interfere with the ability of tumor cells to grow and spread. Chemotherapy drugs, such as cisplatin, carboplatin, and docetaxel, 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. Immunotherapy with cetuximab, may induce changes in body's immune system and may interfere with the ability of tumor cells to grow and spread. Giving cemiplimab, platinum-doublet chemotherapy, and cetuximab may kill more tumor cells.
    Location: Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, New York

  • LY3214996 and Cetuximab Alone or in Combination with Abemaciclib for the Treatment of Unresectable or Metastatic Colorectal Cancer

    This phase Ib / II trial investigates the side effects and best dose of LY3214996 when given together with cetuximab alone or in combination with abemaciclib and to see how well they work in treating patients with colorectal cancer that cannot be removed by surgery (unresectable) and / or has spread to other places in the body (metastatic). Cetuximab is a monoclonal antibody that may interfere with the ability of tumor cells to grow and spread. LY3214996 and abemaciclib may stop the growth of tumor cells by blocking some of the enzymes needed for cell growth. Giving LY3214996 and cetuximab alone or in combination with abemaciclib may help treat patients with colorectal cancer.
    Location: M D Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas

  • Anti-EGFR Therapy for the Treatment of Select Patients with Metastatic Colorectal Cancer

    This phase II trial investigates how well the anti-EGFR drugs cetuximab or panitumumab work alone or in combination with irinotecan in treating patients with colorectal cancer that has spread to other places in the body (metastatic). Cetuximab and panitumumab are monoclonal antibodies that may interfere with the ability of tumor cells to grow and spread. Irinotecan may stop the growth of tumor cells by blocking some of the enzymes needed for cell growth. Giving cetuximab or panitumumab alone or in combination with irinotecan may stop or slow colorectal cancer.
    Location: University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics, Madison, Wisconsin

  • Cetuximab after Immunotherapy for the Treatment of Head and Neck Squamous Cell Cancer

    This phase II trial studies how well cetuximab after immunotherapy with PD-1 inhibitors work in treating patients with head and neck squamous cell cancer. Cetuximab is an antibody (protein structure) that blocks receptors on cancer cells, called EGFR receptors, that favor the growth and multiplication of the cancer cells. Giving cetuximab may work better when given in patients who stopped responding to immunotherapy or who had to stop immunotherapy because of toxicity.
    Location: Wake Forest University Health Sciences, Winston-Salem, North Carolina

  • Radiation Therapy and Cisplatin with or without Cetuximab in Treating Patients with HPV Positive, KRAS-Variant Stage III-IV Oropharyngeal Squamous Cell Carcinoma

    This phase II trial studies how well radiation therapy and cisplatin with or without cetuximab works in treating patients with human papillomavirus (HPV) positive, KRAS-variant stage III-IV oropharyngeal squamous cell carcinoma. Radiation therapy uses high energy x-rays to kill tumor cells and shrink tumors. Drugs used in chemotherapy, such as 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. Cetuximab is a monoclonal antibody that may interfere with the ability of tumor cells to grow and spread. Giving radiation therapy, cisplatin, and cetuximab may work better in treating patients with HPV positive, KRAS-variant oropharyngeal squamous cell carcinoma compared to radiation therapy and cisplatin alone.
    Location: UCLA / Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center, Los Angeles, California

  • sEphB4-HSA in Combination with Chemotherapy or Cetuximab and Radiation Therapy for the Treatment of High Risk, Stage III-IVB Head and Neck Squamous Cell Carcinoma

    This phase I / Ib trial studies the side effects and best dose of sEphB4-HSA when given together with chemotherapy or cetuximab and radiation therapy in treating patients with high risk, stage III-IVB head and neck squamous cell carcinoma. sEphB4-HSA works by blocking one way tumors get a blood supply. Chemotherapy drugs, such as cisplatin or 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. Monoclonal antibodies, such as cetuximab, may interfere with the ability of tumor cells to grow and spread. Radiation therapy uses high energy x-rays to kill tumor cells and shrink tumors. Giving sEphB4-HSA with chemotherapy or cetuximab and radiation therapy may work better in treating patients with head and neck squamous cell carcinoma compared to cetuximab and radiation therapy alone.
    Location: University of Colorado, Denver, Colorado

  • Encorafenib, Cetuximab, and Nivolumab in Treating Patients with Microsatellite Stable, BRAFV600E Mutated Unresectable or Metastatic Colorectal Cancer

    This phase I / II trial studies the best dose and side effects of encorafenib, cetuximab, and nivolumab and how well they work together in treating patients with microsatellite stable, BRAFV600E gene mutated colorectal cancer that cannot be removed by surgery (unresectable) or has spread to other places in the body (metastatic). Encorafenib may stop the growth of tumor cells by blocking some of the enzymes needed for cell growth. Monoclonal antibodies, such as cetuximab, may interfere with the ability of tumor cells to grow and spread. Immunotherapy with monoclonal antibodies, such as nivolumab, may help the body's immune system attack the cancer, and may interfere with the ability of tumor cells to grow and spread. Giving encorafenib, cetuximab, and nivolumab may work better in treating patients with colorectal cancer compared to cetuximab alone.
    Location: M D Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas


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