Clinical Trials Using Recombinant Interferon Gamma

Clinical trials are research studies that involve people. The clinical trials on this list are studying Recombinant Interferon Gamma. 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.

Trials 1-4 of 4
  • Pembrolizumab and Interferon Gamma-1b in Treating Patients with Stage IB-IVB Relapsed or Refractory Mycosis Fungoides and Sezary Syndrome

    This phase II trial studies how well pembrolizumab and interferon gamma-1b work in treating patients with stage IB-IVB mycosis fungoides and Sezary syndrome that has come back (relapsed) or has not responded to previous 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. Interferon gamma-1b may boost the immune system activity. Giving pembrolizumab and interferon gamma-1b together may work better in treating patients with stage IB-IVB mycosis fungoides and Sezary syndrome.
    Location: 7 locations

  • Interferon Gamma-1b, Paclitaxel, Trastuzumab, and Pertuzumab in Treating Patients with HER-2 Positive Breast Cancer

    This phase I / II trial studies the side effects and best dose of interferon gamma-1b in combination with paclitaxel, trastuzumab, and pertuzumab in treating patients with HER-2 positive breast cancer. Interferon gamma-1b is a substance that can improve the body’s natural response and may interfere with the growth of tumor cells. Drugs used in chemotherapy, such as 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. Trastuzumab is a form of "targeted therapy" because it works by attaching itself to specific molecules (receptors) on the surface of cancer cells, known as HER2 receptors. When trastuzumab attaches to HER2 receptors, the signals that tell the cells to grow are blocked and the cancer cell may be marked for destruction by the body's immune system. Immunotherapy with monoclonal antibodies, such as pertuzumab, may help the body's immune system attack the cancer, and may interfere with the ability of tumor cells to grow and spread. Giving interferon gamma, paclitaxel, trastuzumab, and pertuzumab may work better than other therapies in treating HER-2 positive breast cancer.
    Location: Moffitt Cancer Center, Tampa, Florida

  • 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

  • Precise Local Injection of Anti-cancer Drugs Using Presage's CIVO™ Device in Soft Tissue Sarcoma

    This is a feasibility study in patients with localized or metastatic soft tissue sarcoma undergoing surgery to determine how sarcoma in situ responds to injected microdoses of anti-cancer therapeutics.
    Location: OHSU Knight Cancer Institute, Portland, Oregon