Clinical Trials Using Peginterferon Alfa-2b
Clinical trials are research studies that involve people. The clinical trials on this list are studying Peginterferon Alfa-2b. 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.
Intraperitoneal Infusion of Autologous Monocytes With Sylatron (Peginterferon Alfa-2b) and Actimmune (Interferon Gamma-1b) in Women With Recurrent or Refractory Ovarian Cancer, Fallopian Tube Cancer or Primary Peritoneal Cancer
Ovarian cancer is a leading cause of cancer death in women. Monocytes are white blood cells that slow tumor growth. Interferons (IFNs) are molecules that help immune cells fight cancer. Researchers want to stimulate monocytes with IFNs. They want to test if these stimulated monocytes combined with the drugs Sylatron and Actimmune can shrink tumors and slow the progression of cancer. Objective: To test how well IFN stimulated monocytes, with Sylatron and Actimmune, kill tumor cells. Eligibility: Women ages 18 and older with certain ovarian, fallopian tube, or peritoneal cancers Design: Participants will be screened with: Medical history Physical exam Blood and urine tests Scan Results or sample from previous biopsy Participants may have a tumor sample taken. Participants who do not have a port will have a catheter placed inside the abdominal cavity. It will be used to give the treatment. Participants will have visits for 4 days of each 28-day cycle. This includes overnight observation. Participants with ascites fluid in their abdominal cavity will have it sampled twice. Each cycle, participants will have: Blood tests Leukapheresis. Some blood is removed and put through a machine that separates out the monocytes. The rest of the blood is returned to the body. Infusion of the monocytes and study drugs Participants will have weekly phone calls in Cycle 1 and scans every 2 cycles. Participants will continue treatment until they can no longer tolerate it or their cancer gets worse. Participants will have a visit about 1 month after stopping treatment, then monthly phone calls.
Location: National Institutes of Health Clinical Center, Bethesda, Maryland
Peginterferon alfa-2b in Treating Younger Patients with Recurrent or Refractory and Radiographically or Clinically Progressive Pilocytic Astrocytomas and Optic Pathway Gliomas
This phase II trial studies how well peginterferon alfa-2b works in treating younger patients with pilocytic astrocytomas or optic pathway gliomas that have come back or do not respond to treatment and are growing, spreading, or getting worse. Peginterferon alfa-2b may stop tumor growth by preventing cell division and formation of blood vessels in the tumor, and by activating the immune system to attack tumor cells.
Location: Children's Healthcare of Atlanta - Egleston, Atlanta, Georgia