Clinical Trials Using Floxuridine
Clinical trials are research studies that involve people. The clinical trials on this list are studying Floxuridine. 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.
Medtronic Pump and Codman Catheter in Delivering Chemotherapy Directly to the Liver in Patients with Metastatic Colorectal Cancer or Cholangiocarcinoma
This phase II trial studies the side effects of a Medtronic pump and Codman catheter when used to deliver chemotherapy directly to the liver in patients with cholangiocarcinoma or colorectal cancer that has spread to other places in the body (metastatic). The Medtronic pump and Codman catheter are devices that are surgically placed in the liver and used to deliver treatment directly to tumor cells which may help to shrink the tumor. Drugs used in chemotherapy, such as floxuridine and dexamethasone, 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. Using the Medtronic pump and Codman catheter to deliver chemotherapy may work better in treating patients with colorectal cancer or cholangiocarcinoma.
Location: 7 locations
Mitomycin C or Floxuridine and Leucovorin Calcium during or after Surgery in Treating Patients with Appendiceal, Colon, or Rectal Cancer
This randomized phase II trial studies how well mitomycin C or floxuridine and leucovorin calcium during or after surgery works in treating patients with appendiceal, colon, or rectal cancer. Drugs used in chemotherapy, such as mitomycin C, floxuridine, and leucovorin calcium, 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 heating a chemotherapy solution and infusing it directly into the abdomen during surgery kills more tumor cells than infusing a chemotherapy solution directly into the abdomen after surgery.
Location: 10 locations
Genomic Based Assignment of Therapy in Advanced Urothelial Carcinoma
Background: Advanced urothelial cancer has no cure. But only a few chemotherapy drugs have been tested for it. The Co-eXpression ExtrapolatioN (COXEN) model predicts if cells respond to treatment. It may also help determine which drugs fight urothelial cancer based on the characteristics of a tumor. Researchers want to test if this model can choose the best therapy for advanced urothelial cancer within 3 weeks and how tumors respond to the next best therapy. Objective: To test if the COXEN model can choose the best therapy for advanced urothelial cancer within 3 weeks. Eligibility: People ages 18 and older whose urothelial cancer has spread after at least 1 line of chemotherapy Design: Participants will be screened with medical history, physical exam, blood and urine tests, and tumor scans. Participants will provide a tumor sample from a previous surgery and a new biopsy. A needle will remove a small piece of tumor. Participants will repeat screening tests, plus have an EKG and scan. For the scan, they will get an injection of radioactive drug. They will lie in a machine that takes pictures. Participants will take the drugs assigned by the COXEN model. They will have visits every 2 3 weeks. These will include blood and urine tests. Participants will have tumor scans every 8 9 weeks. Participants may have another biopsy. Participants will take the drugs until they can t tolerate the side effects or their cancer worsens. They may be assigned to a second COXEN therapy. Participants will have a follow-up visit 4 5 weeks after their last drug dose. Participants will be contacted by phone every few months until death. ...
Location: National Institutes of Health Clinical Center, Bethesda, Maryland