Clinical Trials Using Gemcitabine

Clinical trials are research studies that involve people. The clinical trials on this list are studying Gemcitabine. 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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  • Gemcitabine Hydrochloride and Cisplatin in Treating Patients with Invasive Bladder Urothelial Cancer

    This phase II trial studies how well gemcitabine hydrochloride and cisplatin work in treating patients with invasive bladder urothelial cancer. Drugs used in chemotherapy, such as gemcitabine 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.
    Location: 345 locations

  • Comparing Standard Treatment Alone to Radiation Therapy with or without Surgery with Standard Treatment for Patients with Limited Metastatic Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer

    This randomized phase II / III trial studies how well giving maintenance chemotherapy with or without local consolidation therapy works in treating patients with stage IV non-small cell lung cancer. Drugs used in maintenance chemotherapy, such as docetaxel, pemetrexed disodium, and gemcitabine 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. Local consolidation therapy such as radiation / stereotactic body radiation or surgery may kill cancer cells left after initial treatment. Giving maintenance chemotherapy and local consolidation therapy together may work better than maintenance chemotherapy alone in treating patients with stage IV non-small cell lung cancer.
    Location: 227 locations

  • Cisplatin and Combination Chemotherapy in Treating Children and Young Adults with Hepatoblastoma or Liver Cancer After Surgery

    This partially randomized phase II / III trial studies how well, in combination with surgery, cisplatin and combination chemotherapy works in treating children and young adults with hepatoblastoma or hepatocellular carcinoma. Drugs used in chemotherapy, such as cisplatin, doxorubicin, fluorouracil, vincristine sulfate, carboplatin, etoposide, irinotecan, sorafenib, gemcitabine and oxaliplatin, 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 combination chemotherapy may kill more tumor cells than one type of chemotherapy alone.
    Location: 158 locations

  • Chemoradiotherapy with or without Atezolizumab in Treating Patients with Localized Muscle Invasive Bladder Cancer

    This phase III trial studies how well chemotherapy and radiation therapy work with or without atezolizumab in treating patients with localized muscle invasive bladder cancer. Radiation therapy uses high energy rays to kill tumor cells and shrink tumors. Drugs used in chemotherapy, such as gemcitabine, cisplatin, fluorouracil and mitomycin-C, 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 chemotherapy with radiation therapy may kill more tumor cells. 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. Giving atezolizumab with radiation therapy and chemotherapy may work better in treating patients with localized muscle invasive bladder cancer compared to radiation therapy and chemotherapy without atezolizumab.
    Location: 146 locations

  • A Study of Enfortumab Vedotin Alone or With Other Therapies for Treatment of Urothelial Cancer

    This study will test an experimental drug (enfortumab vedotin) alone and with different combinations of anticancer therapies. Pembrolizumab is an immune checkpoint inhibitor (CPI) that is used to treat patients with cancer of the urinary system (urothelial cancer). This type of cancer includes cancer of the bladder, renal pelvis, ureter or urethra. Some parts of the study will look at locally-advanced and metastatic urothelial cancer, which means the cancer has spread to nearby tissues or to other areas of the body. Other parts of the study will look at muscle-invasive urothelial cancer, which is cancer at an earlier stage that has spread into the muscle wall of the bladder. This study will look at the side effects of enfortumab vedotin alone and with other anticancer therapies. A side effect is a response to a drug that is not part of the treatment effect. This study will also test if the cancer shrinks with the different treatment combinations.
    Location: 21 locations

  • Clinical and Molecular Risk-Directed Craniospinal Irradiation and Combination Chemotherapy in Treating Younger Patients with Newly Diagnosed Medulloblastoma

    This partially randomized phase II trial studies clinical and molecular risk-directed craniospinal irradiation and combination chemotherapy in treating younger patients with newly diagnosed medulloblastoma. Radiation therapy uses high energy x-rays to kill tumor cells and shrink tumors. Drugs used in chemotherapy, such as cisplatin, carboplatin, cyclophosphamide, vincristine sulfate, vismodegib, gemcitabine hydrochloride, and pemetrexed disodium, 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 clinical and molecular risk-directed radiation therapy and combination chemotherapy may kill more tumor cells.
    Location: 10 locations

  • Study of Nivolumab in Combination With Ipilimumab or Standard of Care Chemotherapy Compared to the Standard of Care Chemotherapy Alone in Treatment of Patients With Untreated Inoperable or Metastatic Urothelial Cancer

    The purpose of this study is to determine whether an investigational immunotherapy nivolumab in combination with ipilimumab or in combination with standard of care chemotherapy is more effective than standard of care chemotherapy alone in treating patients with previously untreated inoperable or metastatic urothelial cancer.
    Location: 13 locations

  • Tisagenlecleucel in Adult Patients With Aggressive B-cell Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma

    This is a randomized, open label, multicenter phase III trial comparing the efficacy, safety, and tolerability of tisagenlecleucel to Standard Of Care in adult patients with aggressive B-cell Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma after failure of rituximab and anthracycline containing frontline immunochemotherapy.
    Location: 14 locations

  • Effect of Tumor Treating Fields (TTFields, 150 kHz) as Front-Line Treatment of Locally-advanced Pancreatic Adenocarcinoma Concomitant With Gemcitabine and Nab-paclitaxel (PANOVA-3)

    Brief Summary: The study is a prospective, randomized controlled phase III trial aimed to test the efficacy and safety of Tumor Treating Fields (TTFields) in combination with gemcitabine and nab-paclitaxel, for front line treatment of locally-advanced pancreatic adenocarcinoma.The device is an experimental, portable, battery operated device for chronic administration of alternating electric fields (termed TTFields or TTF) to the region of the malignant tumor, by means of surface, insulated electrode arrays.
    Location: 14 locations

  • Carboplatin, Gemcitabine Hydrochloride, and ATR Kinase Inhibitor VX-970 in Treating Patients with Recurrent and Metastatic Ovarian, Primary Peritoneal, or Fallopian Tube Cancer

    This phase I / II trial studies the side effects and best dose of gemcitabine hydrochloride and ATR kinase inhibitor VX-970 and how well they work with carboplatin in treating patients with ovarian, primary peritoneal, or fallopian tube cancer that has come back (recurrent) and has spread to other places in the body (metastatic). Drugs used in chemotherapy, such as carboplatin and gemcitabine 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. ATR kinase inhibitor VX-970 may stop the growth of tumor cells by blocking some of the enzymes needed for cell growth. Giving ATR kinase inhibitor VX-970 with chemotherapy (carboplatin and gemcitabine hydrochloride) may work better in treating patients with ovarian, primary peritoneal, or fallopian tube cancer compared to chemotherapy alone.
    Location: 12 locations

  • A Study to Evaluate the Efficacy and Safety of Pemigatinib Versus Chemotherapy in Unresectable or Metastatic Cholangiocarcinoma - (FIGHT-302)

    The purpose of this study is to evaluate the efficacy and safety of pemigatinib versus gemcitabine plus cisplatin chemotherapy in first-line treatment of participants with unresectable or metastatic cholangiocarcinoma with FGFR2 rearrangement.
    Location: 17 locations

  • A Study of Chemo Only Versus Chemo Plus Nivo With or Without BMS-986205, Followed by Post- Surgery Therapy With Nivo or Nivo and BMS-986205 in Patients With MIBC

    A study to evaluate nivolumab + chemotherapy or nivolumab / BMS-986205 + chemotherapy followed by continued Immuno-Oncology therapy after radical cystectomy (RC) compared with neoadjuvant standard of care (SOC) chemotherapy alone in patients with muscle-invasive bladder cancer (MIBC)
    Location: 12 locations

  • A Study of Neoadjuvant Atezolizumab Plus Chemotherapy Versus Placebo Plus Chemotherapy in Patients With Resectable Stage II, IIIA, or Select IIIB Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer (IMpower030)

    This is a randomized, double-blinded study designed to evaluate the efficacy, safety, pharmacokinetics, and immunogenicity of neoadjuvant treatment with atezolizumab (MPDL3280A) or placebo in combination with platinum-based chemotherapy in patients with resectable Stage II, IIIA, or select IIIB non−small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) followed by open-label adjuvant atezolizumab or best supportive care and monitoring.
    Location: 11 locations

  • Gemcitabine Hydrochloride, Nab-Paclitaxel, PEGPH20, and Rivaroxaban in Treating Patients with Stage III-IV Pancreatic Cancer That Cannot Be Removed by Surgery

    This pilot phase II trial studies the side effects and how well gemcitabine hydrochloride, nab-paclitaxel, pegylated recombinant human hyaluronidase PH20 (PEGPH20), and rivaroxaban work in treating patients with stage III-IV pancreatic cancer that has spread to other places in the body (metastatic) and cannot be removed by surgery. Drugs used in chemotherapy, such as gemcitabine hydrochloride and nab-paclitaxel, 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. PEGPH20 may stop the growth of tumor cells by breaking down hyaluronan, a tissue component needed for cell growth. However, PEGPH20 is also associated with an increased risk for blood clots. Rivaroxaban is a blood thinner that may help prevent blood clots. Giving gemcitabine hydrochloride, nab-paclitaxel, PEGPH20, and rivaroxaban together may work better in treating pancreatic cancer.
    Location: 10 locations

  • Trastuzumab Deruxtecan (DS-8201a) Versus Investigator's Choice for HER2-low Breast Cancer That Has Spread or Cannot be Surgically Removed [DESTINY-Breast04]

    This study will compare DS-8201a to physician choice standard treatment. Participants must have HER2-low breast cancer that has been treated before. Participants' cancer: - Cannot be removed by an operation - Has spread to other parts of the body
    Location: 12 locations

  • Phase 3 Study of BGJ398 (Oral Infigratinib) in First Line Cholangiocarcinoma With FGFR2 Gene Fusions / Translocations

    Infigratinib is an oral drug which selectively binds to fibroblast growth factor receptor (FGFR) 2 and is being developed to treat participants with FGFR2 mutated cholangiocarcinoma. The purpose of the study is to evaluate the efficacy and safety of the investigational agent oral infigratinib vs standard of care chemotherapy (gemcitabine plus cisplatin) in first-line treatment of participants with unresectable locally advanced or metastatic cholangiocarcinoma with FGFR2 gene fusions / translocations. Subjects will be randomized 2:1 to receive infigratinib or gemcitabine plus cisplatin.
    Location: 8 locations

  • Durvalumab+ Gemcitabine / Cisplatin (Neoadjuvant Treatment) and Durvalumab (Adjuvant Treatment) in Patients With MIBC

    A Global Study to Determine the Efficacy and Safety of Durvalumab in Combination with Gemcitabine+Cisplatin for Neoadjuvant Treatment and Durvalumab Alone for Adjuvant Treatment in Patients with Muscle-Invasive Bladder Cancer
    Location: 9 locations

  • Bacillus Calmette-Guerin (BCG) Vaccine and Gemcitabine for the Treatment of BCG-Relapsing High-Grade Non-Muscle Invasive Bladder Cancer

    This phase I / II trial studies the side effects and best dose of gemcitabine when given together with BCG vaccine and to see how well they work in treating patients with high-grade non-muscle invasive bladder cancer that has come back after previous BCG treatment (BCG-relapsing). Drugs used in chemotherapy, such as gemcitabine, 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. BCG vaccine may help the body build an effective immune response to kill tumor cells. Re-treatment with BCG in combination with gemcitabine may be an effective way to treat patients with BCG-relapsing high-grade non-muscle invasive bladder cancer.
    Location: 7 locations

  • Pembrolizumab (MK-3475) Plus Gemcitabine / Cisplatin Versus Placebo Plus Gemcitabine / Cisplatin for First-Line Advanced and / or Unresectable Biliary Tract Carcinoma (BTC) (MK-3475-966 / KEYNOTE-966)

    This is a study of pembrolizumab plus gemcitabine / cisplatin versus placebo plus gemcitabine / cisplatin as first-line therapy in participants with advanced and / or unresectable biliary tract carcinoma. The study has 2 primary hypotheses: 1. Pembrolizumab plus gemcitabine / cisplatin is superior to placebo plus gemcitabine / cisplatin with respect to progression-free survival (PFS) per Response Evaluation Criteria in Solid Tumors (RECIST) 1.1 by blinded independent central review (BICR) and 2. Pembrolizumab plus gemcitabine / cisplatin is superior to placebo plus gemcitabine / cisplatin with respect to overall survival (OS).
    Location: 7 locations

  • TTX-030 Single Agent and in Combination With Immunotherapy or Chemotherapy for Patients With Advanced Cancers

    This is a phase 1 / 1b study of TTX-030, an antibody that inhibits CD39 enzymatic activity, leading to accumulation of pro-inflammatory adenosine triphosphate (ATP) and reduction of immunosuppressive adenosine, which may change the tumor microenvironment and promote anti-tumor immune response. This trial will study the safety, tolerability, pharmacokinetics, and anti-tumor activity of TTX-030 as a single agent and in combination with an approved anti-PD-1 immunotherapy and standard chemotherapies.
    Location: 8 locations

  • Efficacy & Safety of rAd-IFN Administered With Celecoxib & Gemcitabine in Patients With Malignant Pleural Mesothelioma

    This study will evaluate intrapleural administration of Adenovirus-Delivered Interferon Alpha-2b (rAd-IFN) in combination with Celecoxib and Gemcitabine in patients with histologically confirmed Malignant Pleural Mesothelioma (MPM) who have failed a minimum of 1 treatment regimen and a maximum of 2 treatment regimens, 1 of which must have been an anti-folate and platinum combination regimen. Eligible patients will be randomized 1:1 to either: 1. Treatment group: rAd-IFN + Celecoxib followed by Gemcitabine 2. Control group: Celecoxib followed by Gemcitabine Patients randomized to the treatment group will receive rAd-IFN administered into the pleural space via an Intrapleural catheter (IPC) or similar intrapleural device on study Day 1. The primary objective of this study is to compare the overall survival (OS) associated with rAd IFN, when administered with celecoxib and gemcitabine, versus that associated with celecoxib and gemcitabine alone for the treatment of patients with MPM
    Location: 9 locations

  • Second-Line Pembrolizumab in Combination with Gemcitabine, Vinorelbine, and Pegylated Liposomal Doxorubicin Hydrochloride in Treating Patients with Relapsed or Refractory Hodgkin Lymphoma

    This phase II trial studies the side effects and how well pembrolizumab in combination with gemcitabine, vinorelbine, and pegylated liposomal doxorubicin hydrochloride work in treating patients with Hodgkin lymphoma that has come back (relapsed) or does not respond to treatment (refractory). Immunotherapy with monoclonal antibodies, such as pembrolizumab, may help the body’s immune system attack the cancer, and may interfere with the ability of tumor cells to grow and spread. Drugs used in chemotherapy, such as gemcitabine, vinorelbine, and pegylated liposomal doxorubicin hydrochloride, 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 pembrolizumab, gemcitabine, vinorelbine, and pegylated liposomal doxorubicin hydrochloride may work better at treating Hodgkin lymphoma.
    Location: 8 locations

  • Intra-arterial Gemcitabine vs. IV Gemcitabine and Nab-Paclitaxel Following Radiotherapy for LAPC

    The study is a multi-center, un-blinded, randomized control study of subjects with locally advanced pancreatic adenocarcinoma which is unresectable.
    Location: 9 locations

  • Open-Label, Dose-Escalation Study of Pemigatinib in Subjects With Advanced Malignancies - (FIGHT-101)

    The purpose of this study will be to evaluate the safety, tolerability, and pharmacological activity of pemigatinib in subjects with advanced malignancies. This study will have three parts, dose escalation (Part 1), dose expansion (Part 2) and combination therapy (Part 3).
    Location: 7 locations

  • Study of Durvalumab Given With Chemotherapy, Durvalumab in Combination With Tremelimumab Given With Chemotherapy, or Chemotherapy in Patients With Unresectable Urothelial Cancer

    This is a randomized, open-label, controlled, multi-center, global Phase III study to determine the efficacy and safety of combining durvalumab ± tremelimumab with standard of care (SoC) chemotherapy (cisplatin + gemcitabine or carboplatin + gemcitabine doublet) followed by durvalumab monotherapy versus SoC alone as first-line chemotherapy in patients with histologically or cytologically documented, unresectable, locally advanced or metastatic transitional cell carcinoma of the urothelium (including renal pelvis, ureters, urinary bladder, and urethra).
    Location: 6 locations


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