Clinical Trials Using Pemetrexed Disodium

Clinical trials are research studies that involve people. The clinical trials on this list are studying Pemetrexed Disodium. 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 the Addition of a Type of Drug Called Immunotherapy to the Usual Chemotherapy Treatment for Non-small Cell Lung Cancer, ALCHEMIST Chemo-IO Study

    This phase III ALCHEMIST trial compares the addition of pembrolizumab to usual chemotherapy versus usual chemotherapy for the treatment of stage IB, II, or IIIA non-small cell lung cancer that has been removed by surgery. 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 cisplatin, pemetrexed, carboplatin, gemcitabine hydrochloride, and 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. The purpose of this trial is to find out if the addition of pembrolizumab to usual chemotherapy is better or worse than usual chemotherapy alone for non-small cell lung cancer.
    Location: 800 locations

  • Testing the Addition of an Antibody to Standard Chemoradiation followed by the Antibody for One Year to Standard Chemoradiation followed by One Year of the Antibody in Patients with Unresectable Stage III Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer

    This phase III trial studies how well an antibody (durvalumab) with chemotherapy and radiation therapy (chemoradiation) works in treating patients with stage III non-small cell lung cancer that cannot be removed by surgery (unresectable). 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. This study is being done to see if adding durvalumab to standard chemoradiation followed by additional durvalumab can extend patients life and / or prevent the tumor from coming back compared to the usual approach of chemoradiation alone followed by durvalumab.
    Location: 609 locations

  • Targeted Treatment (Ramucirumab Plus Pembrolizumab) for Advanced Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer (A Lung-MAP Non-Matched Treatment Trial)

    This phase II Lung-MAP Non-Matched treatment trial studies how well ramucirumab and pembrolizumab work versus standard of care in treating patients with non-small cell lung cancer that is stage IV or has come back (recurrent). Ramucirumab is a monoclonal antibody that attaches to and inhibits a molecule called VEGFR-2. This may restrain new blood vessel formation therefore reducing nutrient supply to tumor which may interfere with tumor cell growth and expansion. 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 standard of care chemotherapy for non-small cell lung cancer, such as docetaxel, gemcitabine hydrochloride, and pemetrexed, 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 ramucirumab and pembrolizumab together may work better in treating patients with non-small lung cancer compared to standard of care.
    Location: 862 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: 230 locations

  • Comparing Photon Therapy to Proton Therapy to Treat Patients with Lung Cancer

    This randomized phase III trial studies proton chemoradiotherapy to see how well it works compared to photon chemoradiotherapy in treating patients with stage II-IIIB non-small cell lung cancer that cannot be removed by surgery. Specialized radiation therapy that delivers a high dose of radiation directly to the tumor, such as photon or proton beam radiation therapy, may kill more tumor cells and cause less damage to normal tissue. Drugs used in chemotherapy, such as paclitaxel, carboplatin, etoposide, 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. It is not yet known whether proton chemoradiotherapy is more effective than photon chemoradiotherapy in treating non-small cell lung cancer.
    Location: 52 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

  • Testing the Addition of Targeted Radiation Therapy to Surgery and the Usual Chemotherapy Treatment (Pemetrexed and Cisplatin [or Carboplatin]) for Stage I-IIIA Malignant Pleural Mesothelioma

    This trial studies how well the addition of targeted radiation therapy to surgery and the usual chemotherapy treatment works for the treatment of stage I-IIIA malignant pleural mesothelioma. Targeted radiation therapy such as intensity-modulated radiation therapy or pencil beam scanning uses high energy rays to kill tumor cells and shrink tumors. Drugs used in chemotherapy, such as pemetrexed, cisplatin, and 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. Giving targeted radiation therapy in addition to surgery and chemotherapy may work better than surgery and chemotherapy alone for the treatment of malignant pleural mesothelioma.
    Location: 14 locations

  • Carboplatin, Pemetrexed, and Bevacizumab with or without Atezolizumab for the Treatment of Stage IV Non-squamous Non-small Cell Lung Cancer

    This phase II trial studies if the combination therapy of carboplatin, pemetrexed, bevacizumab (Avastin) and atezolizumab (Tecentriq) is better at controlling disease progression in non-squamous non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) patients who have never smoked or have a sensitizing EGFR mutation as compared to patients treated with the combination therapy without Tecentriq. Drugs used in chemotherapy, such as carboplatin and pemetrexed, 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. Bevacizumab is a monoclonal antibody that binds to a protein called vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF). This may prevent the growth of new blood vessels that tumors need to grow. 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 carboplatin, pemetrexed, bevacizumab, and atezolizumab may work better in treating patients with non-squamous non-small cell lung cancer that have EGFR mutation or do not have EGFR mutation but have never smoked, compared to carboplatin, pemetrexed, and bevacizumab without atezolizumab.
    Location: 11 locations

  • Surgery, Chemotherapy, and Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy in Treating Patients with Stage I-III Pleural Mesothelioma

    This phase II trial studies the side effects of surgery, chemotherapy, and intensity modulated radiation therapy in treating patients with stage I-III pleural mesothelioma. Drugs used in chemotherapy, such as pemetrexed disodium, cisplatin, and carboplatin, work in different ways to stop the growth of cancer, either by killing the cancer cells, by stopping them from dividing, or by stopping them from spreading. Intensity modulated radiation therapy uses high-energy x-rays to kill tumor cells and shrink tumors. Giving chemotherapy before radiation therapy may help kill more tumor cells after surgery.
    Location: 11 locations

  • Efficacy and Safety of Pembrolizumab (MK-3475) With Platinum Doublet Chemotherapy as Neoadjuvant / Adjuvant Therapy for Participants With Resectable Stage II, IIIA, and Resectable IIIB (T3-4N2) Non-small Cell Lung Cancer (MK-3475-671 / KEYNOTE-671)

    This trial will evaluate the safety and efficacy of pembrolizumab (MK-3475) in combination with platinum doublet neoadjuvant chemotherapy (NAC) before surgery [neoadjuvant phase], followed by pembrolizumab alone after surgery [adjuvant phase] in participants with resectable stage II, IIIA, and resectable IIIB (T3-4N2) non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). The primary hypotheses of this study are that neoadjuvant pembrolizumab (vs. placebo) in combination with NAC, followed by surgery and adjuvant pembrolizumab (vs. placebo) will improve: 1) event free survival (EFS) by biopsy assessed by blinded central pathologist or by imaging using Response Evaluation Criteria in Solid Tumors Version 1.1 (RECIST 1.1) assessed by blinded independent central review (BICR); and 2) overall survival (OS).
    Location: 8 locations

  • Ph 2 / 3 Study in Subjects With MPM to Assess ADI-PEG 20 With Pemetrexed and Cisplatin

    This is a study of ADI-PEG 20 (pegylated arginine deiminase), an arginine degrading enzyme versus placebo in patients with malignant pleural mesothelioma. Malignant pleural mesothelioma have been found to require arginine, an amino acid. Thus the hypothesis is that by restricting arginine with ADI-PEG 20, the malignant pleural mesothelioma cells will starve and die.
    Location: 8 locations

  • TAK-788 as First-line Treatment Versus Platinum-Based Chemotherapy for Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer (NSCLC) With EGFR Exon 20 Insertion Mutations

    The purpose of this study is to compare the efficacy of TAK-788 as first-line treatment with that of platinum-based chemotherapy in participants with locally advanced or metastatic non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) whose tumors harbor epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) exon 20 insertion mutations.
    Location: 8 locations

  • Pevonedistat with or without Pemetrexed Disodium and Cisplatin in Treating Patients with Malignant Mesothelioma

    This phase I / II trial studies the side effects and best dose of pevonedistat with or without pemetrexed disodium and cisplatin, and to see how well they work in treating patients with malignant mesothelioma. Pevonedistat may stop the growth of tumor cells by blocking some of the enzymes needed for cell growth. Drugs used in chemotherapy, such as pemetrexed disodium 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. Giving pevonedistat, pemetrexed disodium, and cisplatin may work better in treating patients with malignant mesothelioma.
    Location: 7 locations

  • Study of Vibostolimab Alone and in Combination With Pembrolizumab in Advanced Solid Tumors (MK-7684-001)

    This is a safety, efficacy, and pharmacokinetics (PK) study of vibostolimab (MK-7684) as monotherapy and in combination with pembrolizumab (MK-3475) or pembrolizumab plus pemetrexed and carboplatin in adults with metastatic solid tumors for which there is no available therapy that is expected to convey clinical benefit. Part A of this study is a dose escalation and confirmation phase to estimate the recommended Phase 2 dose (RPTD) for vibostolimab monotherapy or in combination with pembrolizumab, pemetrexed, and carboplatin. Part A will also evaluate the anti-tumor activity of vibostolimab in combination with pembrolizumab plus pemetrexed and carboplatin in participants with non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) and vibostolimab (at two dose levels) in combination with pembrolizumab in Japanese participants with gastric cancer. Part B will evaluate the anti-tumor activity of vibostolimab at the RPTD when used as monotherapy and in combination with pembrolizumab in participants with advanced solid tumors in a non-randomized study design. Part B will also evaluate 2 doses of vibostolimab in combination with pembrolizumab in participants with programmed death 1 (PD-1) treatment naïve cancer using a 1:1 randomized study design. Part B is expanded with Amendment 11 to include an additional arm that will compare the safety and PK of a fixed dose of MK-7684A, a co-formulated product of vibostolimab plus pembrolizumab, to vibostolimab in combination with pembrolizumab administered as separate intravenous infusions. The primary hypotheses are that vibostolimab administered as monotherapy or in combination with pembrolizumab is safe and tolerable when administered at the RPTD and that MK-7684A is safe and tolerable when administered as a fixed dose.
    Location: 6 locations

  • A Study to Evaluate Efficacy and Safety of Multiple Targeted Therapies as Treatments for Participants With Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer (NSCLC)

    This is a phase 2 / 3, global, multicenter, open-label, multi-cohort study designed to evaluate the safety and efficacy of targeted therapies or immunotherapy as single agents or in combination in participants with unresectable, advanced or metastatic NSCLC determined to harbor oncogenic somatic mutations or positive by tumor mutational burden (TMB) assay as identified by two blood-based next-generation sequencing (NGS) circulating tumor DNA (ctDNA) assays.
    Location: 5 locations

  • Chemotherapy and Pembrolizumab in Treating Patients with Stage IV Non-small Lung Cancer Previously Treated with PD-1 or PD-L1 Inhibitor

    This phase II trial studies how well chemotherapy and pembrolizumab work in treating patients with stage IV non-small lung cancer previously treated with PD-1 or PD-L1 Inhibitor. Drugs used in chemotherapy, such as gemcitabine hydrochloride, docetaxel, or 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. 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. Giving chemotherapy and pembrolizumab may work better in controlling cancer and treating patients with non-small cell lung cancer.
    Location: 5 locations

  • Selinexor with Multiple Standard Chemotherapy or Immunotherapy Regimens in Treating Patients with Advanced Malignancies

    This phase Ib trial studies the side effects and best dose of selinexor when given together with several different standard chemotherapy or immunotherapy regimens in treating patients with malignancies that have spread to other places in the body and usually cannot be cured or controlled with treatment (advanced). Selinexor may stop the growth of cancer cells by blocking enzymes needed for cell growth. Drugs used in chemotherapy 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. Studying selinexor with different standard chemotherapy or immunotherapy regimens may help doctors learn the side effects and best dose of selinexor that can be given with different types of treatments in one study.
    Location: 5 locations

  • KEAPSAKE: A Study of Telaglenastat (CB-839) With Standard-of-Care Chemoimmunotherapy in 1L KEAP1 / NRF2-Mutated, Nonsquamous NSCLC

    This is a Phase 2, randomized, multicenter, double-blind study of the glutaminase inhibitor telaglenastat with standard-of-care pembrolizumab and chemotherapy versus placebo with standard-of-care pembrolizumab and chemotherapy for first line treatment of metastatic disease in patients with KEAP1 / NRF2-mutated, stage IV, nonsquamous, non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). The study primary endpoints are PFS per RECIST v. 1.1 and safety. KEAP1 / NRF2 mutation status (for eligibility) and STK11 / LKB1 status (for stratification) will be determined by next generation sequencing. A commercial liquid biopsy (circulating tumor DNA) NGS test will be provided to study participants free of charge.
    Location: 7 locations

  • Nivolumab, Carboplatin and Pemetrexed Disodium, with or without Bevacizumab in Treating Patients with ALK-Rearranged or EGFR-Mutant Stage IIIB-IV Non-small Cell Lung Cancer

    This phase II trial studies how well nivolumab, carboplatin and pemetrexed disodium, with or without bevacizumab work in treating patients with ALK-rearranged or EGFR-mutant stage IIIB-IV non-small cell lung cancer. 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. Drugs used in chemotherapy, such as 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. Pemetrexed disodium may stop the growth of tumor cells by blocking some of the enzymes needed for cell growth. Immunotherapy with bevacizumab, may induce changes in body’s immune system and may interfere with the ability of tumor cells to grow and spread. It is not known if giving nivolumab, carboplatin and pemetrexed disodium, with or without bevacizumab may work better in treating patients with ALK-rearranged or EGFR-mutant stage IIIB-IV non-small cell lung cancer.
    Location: 4 locations

  • Afatinib Dimaleate, Combination Chemotherapy, and Radiation Therapy in Treating Patients with Stage IIIA or Stage IIIB Non-small Cell Lung Cancer

    This phase II trial studies how well afatinib dimaleate works when given together with combination chemotherapy and radiation therapy in treating patients with stage IIIA or stage IIIB non-small cell lung cancer. Afatinib dimaleate may stop the growth of tumor cells by blocking some of the enzymes needed for cell growth. Drugs used in chemotherapy, such as pemetrexed disodium and cisplatin, work in different ways to stop the growth of tumor cells, either by killing the cells or by stopping them from dividing. 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. Giving afatinib dimaleate together with combination chemotherapy and radiation therapy may kill more tumor cells.
    Location: 3 locations

  • Rucaparib and Pembrolizumab Maintenance Therapy in Treating Patients with Stage IV Non-squamous Non-small Cell Lung Cancer

    This phase I / II trial studies how well rucaparib and pembrolizumab works as maintenance therapy (therapy meant to help primary therapy succeed and to help keep cancer from coming back) in treating patients with stage IV non-squamous non-small cell lung cancer. Rucaparib blocks an enzyme in cells called PARP; in tumor cells, this leads to increased cell death. 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. Giving rucaparib and pembrolizumab as maintenance therapy may work better in treating patients with non-squamous non-small cell lung cancer compared to maintenance therapy with pembrolizumab and a chemotherapy drug called pemetrexed.
    Location: 2 locations

  • Pembrolizumab with or without Chemotherapy Before Surgery in Treating Patients with Stage I-IIIA Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer

    This phase II trial studies how well pembrolizumab with or without chemotherapy works when given before surgery in treating patients with stage I-IIIA non-small cell lung cancer. Immunotherapy with pembrolizumab, may induce changes in body’s immune system and may interfere with the ability of tumor cells to grow and spread. Drugs used in chemotherapy, such as cisplatin and pemetrexed, 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 pembrolizumab with or without chemotherapy may shrink the cancer prior to surgery and decrease the likelihood of the cancer returning following surgery.
    Location: UCSF Medical Center-Mount Zion, San Francisco, California

  • A Study Comparing Adjuvant Alectinib Versus Adjuvant Platinum-Based Chemotherapy in Patients With ALK Positive Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer

    This randomized, active-controlled, multicenter, open-label, Phase III study is designed to investigate the efficacy and safety of alectinib compared with platinum-based in the adjuvant setting. Participants in the experimental arm will receive alectinib at 600 mg orally twice daily (BID) taken with food for 24 months. Participants in the control arm will receive one of the protocol specified platinum based chemotherapy regimens for 4 cycles. Following treatment completion, participants will be followed up for their disease until disease recurrence. At the time of disease recurrence, participants will enter a survival follow-up until death, withdrawal of consent or study closure, whichever occurs earlier.
    Location: Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Center, Boston, Massachusetts

  • Pirfenidone, Carboplatin, and Paclitaxel or Pemetrexed Disodium in Treating Patients with Stage IIIB-IV Non-small Cell Lung Cancer That Cannot Be Removed by Surgery

    This randomized phase I / Ib trial studies the side effects and best dose of pirfenidone and how well it works when given together with carboplatin and paclitaxel or pemetrexed disodium in treating patients with stage IIIB-IV non-small lung cancer that cannot be removed by surgery. Pirfenidone may stop the growth of tumor cells by blocking some of the enzymes needed for cell growth. Chemotherapy drugs, such as carboplatin, paclitaxel or pemetrexed disodium, 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 pirfenidone with carboplatin and paclitaxel or pemetrexed disodium may work better in treating patients with non-small cell lung cancer.
    Location: Moffitt Cancer Center, Tampa, Florida

  • Pembrolizumab in Treating Patients with Malignant Pleural Mesothelioma That Can Be Removed by Surgery

    This pilot phase I trial studies pembrolizumab in treating patients malignant pleural mesothelioma that can be removed by surgery. Monoclonal antibodies, such as pembrolizumab, may interfere with the ability of tumor cells to grow and spread.
    Location: University of Chicago Comprehensive Cancer Center, Chicago, Illinois


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