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.

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  • 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: 846 locations

  • Maintenance Chemotherapy with or without Local Consolidative Therapy in Treating Patients with Stage IV 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

  • Atezolizumab, Pemetrexed Disodium, Cisplatin, and Surgery with or without Radiation Therapy in Treating Patients with Stage I-III Pleural Malignant Mesothelioma

    This phase I pilot trial studies how well atezolizumab, pemetrexed disodium, cisplatin, and surgery with or without radiation therapy works in treating patients with stage I-III pleural malignant mesothelioma. 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. Pemetrexed disodium may stop the growth of tumor cells by blocking some of the enzymes needed for cell growth. 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. Giving atezolizumab, pemetrexed disodium, and cisplatin before surgery may make the tumor smaller and reduce the amount of normal tissue that needs to be removed. Giving atezolizumab after surgery may kill any remaining tumor cells.
    Location: 176 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: 40 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: 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

  • 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

  • Nivolumab and Combination Chemotherapy before Surgery for the Treatment of Resectable Pleural Malignant Mesothelioma

    This phase I trial studies how well nivolumab and combination chemotherapy before surgery work in treating patients with pleural malignant mesothelioma that can be removed by surgery (resectable). Nivolumab is a type of medication called an antibody, which is like the proteins made by the immune system to protect the body from harm. Nivolumab blocks the protein PD 1 (programmed cell death receptor 1) that usually acts as a “brake” on the immune system. Blocking this protein is like releasing the brakes, so that the immune system can target cancer cells and destroy them. 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 nivolumab and combination chemotherapy may work better in treating patients with pleural malignant mesothelioma compared to combination chemotherapy alone.
    Location: 7 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

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

    This is a safety, efficacy, and pharmacokinetics (PK) study of 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 MK-7684 monotherapy or in combination with pembrolizumab, pemetrexed, and carboplatin. Part A will also evaluate the anti-tumor activity of MK-7684 in combination with pembrolizumab plus pemetrexed and carboplatin in participants with non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) and MK-7684 (at two dose levels) in combination with pembrolizumab in Japanese participants with gastric cancer. Part B will evaluate the anti-tumor activity of MK-7684 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 MK-7684 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 MK-7684 plus pembrolizumab, to MK-7684 in combination with pembrolizumab administered as separate intravenous infusions. The primary hypotheses are that MK-7684 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

  • A Study of Nivolumab + Chemotherapy or Nivolumab + Ipilimumab Versus Chemotherapy in NSCLC Patients With EGFR Mutation Who Failed 1L or 2L EGFR TKI Therapy

    The main purpose of this study is to determine whether nivolumab + chemotherapy is effective as compared to chemotherapy in the treatment of patients with EGFR mutation, NSCLC who failed first line (1L) or second-line (2L) EGFR TKI therapy.
    Location: 6 locations

  • Selinexor with Multiple Standard Chemotherapy 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 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 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

  • Carboplatin Plus Pemetrexed Plus Atezolizumab Plus Bevacizumab in Chemotherapy and Immunotherapy-naïve Patients With Stage IV Non-squamous Non-small Cell Lung Cancer

    This is a multicenter single arm phase II clinical trial. All eligible patients will receive: Carboplatin (AUC 5) i.v. day 1 plus pemetrexed (500 mg / m2) i.v. day 1 plus atezolizumab 1200 mg i.v. day 1 plus bevacizumab 15 mg / kg i.v. day 1 every 3 weeks for up to 4 cycles. Patients with non-PD after 4 cycles will be permitted to continue with maintenance therapy with pemetrexed plus atezolizumab plus bevacizumab every 3 weeks until the time of disease progression or intolerable toxicities.
    Location: 5 locations

  • Study of Pemetrexed + Platinum Chemotherapy With or Without Pembrolizumab (MK-3475) in Adults With Tyrosine Kinase Inhibitor- (TKI)-Resistant Epidermal Growth Factor Receptor- (EGFR)-Mutated Metastatic Non-squamous Non-small Cell Lung Cancer (NSCLC) (MK-3475-789 / KEYNOTE-789)

    The purpose of this study is to evaluate the efficacy and safety of pemetrexed plus platinum chemotherapy (carboplatin or cisplatin) with or without pembrolizumab (MK-3475; KEYTRUDA®) in the treatment of adults with the following types of tyrosine kinase inhibitor (TKI)-resistant, epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR)-mutated, metastatic non-squamous non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) tumors: 1) TKI-failures (including osimertinib [TAGRISSO®] failure) with T790M-negative mutation tumors, 2) T790M-positive mutation tumors with prior exposure to osimertinib, and 3) first-line osimertinib failure regardless of T790M mutation status. The primary study hypotheses are that the combination of pembrolizumab plus chemotherapy has superior efficacy compared to saline placebo plus chemotherapy in terms of: 1) Progression-free Survival (PFS) per Response Evaluation Criteria in Solid Tumors Version 1.1 (RECIST 1.1) based on blinded independent central review, and 2) Overall Survival (OS). This study will be considered to have met its success criteria if the combination of pembrolizumab plus chemotherapy is superior to saline placebo plus chemotherapy in terms of PFS or OS.
    Location: 4 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

  • Nivolumab, Cisplatin, and Pemetrexed Disodium or Gemcitabine Hydrochloride in Treating Patients with Stage I-IIIA Non-small Cell Lung Cancer That Can Be Removed by Surgery

    This phase II trial studies how well nivolumab, cisplatin, and pemetrexed disodium or gemcitabine hydrochloride in treating patients with stage I-IIIA non-small cell lung cancer that can be removed by surgery. 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 cisplatin and pemetrexed disodium or 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. Giving nivolumab, cisplatin, and pemetrexed disodium or gemcitabine hydrochloride may work better in treating patients with non-small cell lung cancer.
    Location: 3 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: Fox Chase Cancer Center, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

  • 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. Drugs used in chemotherapy, 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

  • Heated Pemetrexed Disodium and Cisplatin during Surgery in Treating Participants with Pleural Malignant Mesothelioma

    This phase I trial studies the side effects and best dose of heated pemetrexed disodium when given together with heated cisplatin during surgeries such as extrapleural pneumonectomy or pleural decortication in treating participants with pleural malignant mesothelioma. Pemetrexed disodium may stop the growth of tumor cells by blocking some of the enzymes needed for cell growth. 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. Heating pemetrexed disodium and cisplatin and infusing them directly into the chest during the surgery may kill more tumor cells.
    Location: Baylor College of Medicine / Dan L Duncan Comprehensive Cancer Center, Houston, Texas


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