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Clinical Trials & Research

Clinical trials are research studies that have been carefully designed to answer questions about new ways to prevent cancer, treat cancer, and manage side effects of treatment.

The Hall-Perrine Cancer Center participates in national clinical trials through the National Cancer Institute (NCI) and national and international studies through the pharmaceutical industry. These types of clinical trials are leading to major breakthroughs in cancer treatment in our own community.

Through the Iowa-Wide Oncology Research Coalition (I-WORC), Oncology Associates at Mercy Medical Center actively participates in more than 45 clinical trials at any given time. This allows a great number of patients access to trials based on the cancer and stage of cancer.

For more information about clinical trials, call Lynn Arens, BS, CCRP at (319) 363-2690 or e-mail larens@mercycare.org.

Current Clinical Trials Available at Hall-Perrine Cancer Center

Brain

ALLIANCE A221101:

A Phase III Randomized, Double-Blind Placebo Controlled Study of Armodafinil (Nuvigil®) To Reduce Cancer-Related Fatigue in Patients with High Grade Glioma. Learn more. 

Breast

ECOG-ACRIN E2112:

A Randomized Phase III Trial of Endocrine Therapy Plus Entinostat/Placebo in Postmenopausal Patients with Hormone Receptor-Positive Advanced Breast Cancer. Learn more.

ALLIANCE A011106:

ALTernate Approaches for Clinical Stage II and III Estrogen Receptor Positive Breast Cancer NeoAdjuvant TrEatment (ALTERNATE) in Postmenopausal Women: A Phase III Study. Learn more.

EISAI/ACCRU RU011201I:

A Randomized Phase III Trial of Eribulin Compared to Standard Weekly Paclitaxel as First- or Second-Line Therapy for Locally Recurrent or Metastatic Breast Cancer. Learn more.

Gastrointestinal

CTSU S0820:

A Double Blind Placebo-Controlled Trial of Eflornithine and Sulindac to Prevent Recurrence of High Risk Adenomas and Second Primary Colorectal Cancers in Patients with Stage 0-III Colon Cancer, Phase III- Preventing Adenomas of the Colon with Eflornithine and Sulindac (PACES). Learn more.

CTSU RTOG-1010:

A Phase III Trial Evaluating the Addition of Trastuzumab to Trimodality Treatment of HER2-Overexpressing Esophageal Adenocarcinoma. Learn more.

ECOG-ACRIN E2211:

A Randomized Phase II Study of Temozolomide or Temozolomide and Capecitabine in Patients with Advanced Pancreatic Neuroendocrine Tumors. Learn more. 

ECOG-ACRIN E7208:

A Randomized Phase II Study of Irinotecan and Cetuximab with or without the Anti-Angiogenic Antibody, Ramucirumab (IMC-1121B) in Advanced, K-ras Wild-Type Colorectal Cancer Following Progression on Bevacizumab-Containing Chemotherapy. Learn more.

ALLIANCE CALGB-80702:

A Phase III Trial of 6 versus 12 Treatments of Adjuvant FOLFOX Plus Celecoxib or Placebo for Patients With Resected Stage III Colon Cancer. Learn more.

Genitourinary

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Gynecological

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Head and Neck

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Hematologic

ECOG-ACRIN E1411:

Intergroup Randomized Phase II Four Arm Study in Patients with Previously Untreated Mantle Cell Lymphoma of Therapy with: Arm A = Rituximab+Bendamustine Followed by Rituximab Consolidation (RB -->R); Arm B = Rituximab+Bendamustine+Bortezomib Followed by Rituximab Consolidation (RBV--> R), Arm C = Rituximab+Bendamustine Followed by Lenalidomide+Rituximab Consolidation (RB --> LR) or Arm D = Rituximab+Bendamustine+Bortezomib Followed by Lenalidomide+Rituximab Consolidation (RBV --> LR). Learn more.

ECOG-ACRIN E1412:

Randomized Phase II Open Label Study of Lenalidomide R-CHOP (R2CHOP) vs. RCHOP (Rituximab, Cyclophosphamide, Doxorubicin, Vincristine and Prednisone) in Patients with Newly Diagnosed Diffuse Large B Cell Lymphoma. Learn more.

ECOG-ACRIN E2905:

Randomized Phase III Trial Comparing the Frequency of Major Erythroid Response (MER) to Treatment with Lenalidomide (Revlimid®) Alone and in Combination with Epoetin Alfa (Procrit®) in Subjects with Low- or Intermediate-1 Risk MDS and Symptomatic Anemia. Learn more.

ALLIANCE CALGB 50904:

A Randomized Phase II Trial of Ofatumumab and Bendamustine vs. Ofatumumab, Bortezomib (NSC # 681239, IND # 58443) and Bendamustine in Patients with Untreated Follicular Lymphoma. Learn more.

ALLIANCE A041202:

A Randomized Phase III Study of Bendamustine Plus Rituximab Versus Ibrutinib Plus Rituximab Versus Ibrutinib Alone in Untreated Older Patients (>/= 65 Years of Age) with Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia (CLL). Learn more.

Lung

CTSU S0819:

A Randomized, Phase III Study Comparing Carboplatin/Paclitaxel or Carboplatin/Paclitaxel/Bevacizumab with or without Concurrent Cetuximab in Patients with Advanced Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer (NSCLC). Learn more.

ECOG-ACRIN E2511:

Phase I and Randomized Phase II Double Blind Clinical Trial of Cisplatin and Etoposide in Combination with Veliparib (ABT-888) or Placebo as Frontline Therapy for Extensive Stage Small Cell Lung Cancer. Learn more.

ECOG-ACRIN E4512:

A Phase III Double-Blind Trial for Surgically Resected Early Stage Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer: Crizotinib Versus Placebo for Patients with Tumors Harboring the Anaplastic Lymphoma Kinase (ALK) Fusion Protein. Learn more.

ECOG-ACRIN E5508:

Randomized Phase III Study of Maintenance Therapy with Bevacizumab, Pemetrexed, or a Combination of Bevacizumab and Pemetrexed Following Carboplatin, Paclitaxel and Bevacizumab for Advanced Non-Squamous NSCLC. Learn more.

ALLIANCE A081105:

Randomized Double Blind Placebo Controlled Study of Erlotinib or Placebo in Patients with Completely Resected Epidermal Growth Factor Receptor (EGFR) Mutant Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer (NSCLC). Learn more.

ALLIANCE A151216:

Adjuvant Lung Cancer Enrichment Marker Identification and Sequencing Trial (ALCHEMIST). Learn more.

Melanoma

More information coming soon!

Other

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Symptom Management/Cancer Control

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Thyroid

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Please note: Participation in clinical trials require that participants meet very specific eligibility criteria. Please check with your physician to see if you may be eligible. This website is periodically updated to list studies currently available. Please speak with your doctor to inquire if a particular clinical trial is currently enrolling patients.

American Cancer Society

Clinical Trials Matching Service is a free, confidential program that helps patients, their families and healthcare professionals find cancer clinical trials most appropriate to a specific patient, taking their medical and personal history in consideration. For more information, call 1-800-303-5691 or visit http://cancer.org/clinicaltrials.

National Cancer Institute

The National Cancer Institute (NCI) offers a clinical trials search feature along with patient education on clinical trials. For more information, go to http://www.cancer.gov/clinicaltrials.

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