Clinical Trials Using Tadalafil

Clinical trials are research studies that involve people. The clinical trials on this list are studying Tadalafil. 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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  • Tadalafil and Pembrolizumab for the Treatment of Recurrent or Metastatic Head and Neck Squamous Cell Cancer

    This phase II trial studies how well tadalafil and pembrolizumab work to treat patients with head and neck squamous cell cancer that has come back (recurrent) or has spread to other parts of the body (metastatic). Tadalafil may stop the growth of tumor cells by blocking some of the enzymes needed for cell growth. Immunotherapy with monoclonal antibodies, such as pembrolizumab, may help the body's immune system attack the tumor, and may interfere with the ability of tumor cells to grow and spread. Giving tadalafil and pembrolizumab together may work better in treating patients with head and neck squamous cell cancer compared to pembrolizumab alone.
    Location: University of California San Diego, San Diego, California

  • Nivolumab (Anti-PD1), Tadalafil and Oral Vancomycin in People With Refractory Primary Hepatocellular Carcinoma or Liver Dominant Metastatic Cancer From Colorectal or Pancreatic Cancers

    Background: A most common liver cancer in adults is hepatocellular carcinoma. Other kinds of liver cancer happen when colorectal or pancreatic cancer spreads to the liver. Researchers want to study if a combination of drugs helps people with these cancers. The drugs are nivolumab, tadalafil, and vancomycin. Objective: To investigate if nivolumab given with tadalafil and vancomycin causes liver cancer to shrink. Eligibility: Adults ages 18 years and older with hepatocellular carcinoma or metastases to the liver from colorectal or pancreatic cancer for which standard treatment has not worked Design: Participants will be screened with: Medical and cancer history Review of symptoms and ability to perform normal activities Physical exam Heart test. Some participants may meet with a cardiologist and / or have another heart test. Scan of the chest, abdomen, and pelvis Blood and urine tests Tumor sample review. This can be from a previous procedure. Participants will receive the study drugs in 4-week cycles. In each cycle participants will: Get nivolumab through a small plastic tube in the arm on Day 1. Take tadalafil by mouth 1 time every day. Take vancomycin by mouth 4 times a day. They will take it every day for weeks 1 3, then not take it for week 4. Complete a medicine diary of dates, times, missed doses and symptoms. Throughout the study, participants will repeat screening tests and will give stool samples or rectal swabs. After their last cycle, participants will have 3 follow-up visits over 3 months. Then they will be contacted every 6 months by phone or email and asked about their general well-being. ...
    Location: National Institutes of Health Clinical Center, Bethesda, Maryland