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Medical advancements and improvements in how doctors treat disease are made possible by what we learn through clinical trials. Commonly done in a medical setting such as a hospital, clinical trials are research studies that evaluate the safety and effectiveness of new treatments, whether they are drugs, devices, or preventative and other therapeutic measures that can influence health. Patients who participate in clinical trials have the opportunity to access treatments before they are publically available and also help others by contributing to medical research.  

Atlantic Health System hospitals participate in numerous clinical trials in partnership with other research organizations and pharmaceutical or biotech sponsors. Please browse the listing of clinical trials below to learn more about our open and active studies. Our physicians are committed to finding the latest treatments within a variety of medical areas, with a particular focus on cancer, genetics and congenital disease, movement disorders such as Parkinson’s disease, pediatrics, valve disease, and women’s health. 

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Breast Cancer
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A Randomized Phase III Double Blinded Placebo Controlled Trial of Aspirin as Adjuvant Therapy for Node Positive HER2 Negative Breast Cancer: The ABC Trial

This randomized phase III trial studies how well aspirin works in preventing the cancer from coming back (recurrence) in patients with human epidermal growth factor receptor 2 (HER2) breast cancer after chemotherapy, surgery, and/or radiation therapy. Aspirin...

Investigator:
Michael Kane, MD

is a drug that reduces pain, fever, inflammation, and blood clotting. It is also being studied in cancer prevention. Giving aspirin may reduce the rate of cancer recurrence in patients with breast cancer.

A011502 | PHASE III

Sponsor:
Alliance

Inclusion & Exclusion Criteria:
Ages Eligible for Study: 18 Years to 69 Years (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study: All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers: No

Criteria

1.Documentation of Disease - Histologic Documentation: Histologic documentation of women or men with node positive, HER2 negative, anatomic stage II or III breast carcinoma within one year of diagnosis and free of recurrence. If neoadjuvant therapy was received, either initial clinical stage (determined by physical and or radiologic examination) or post-operative pathologic stage can be used for eligibility purposes, with the higher stage determining eligibility. Histologic documentation of node positivity is required.
2.Disease status - Any ER/PgR status allowed.
3.Prior Treatment - Prior adjuvant treatment with chemotherapy and/or endocrine therapy, as determined the treating physician, is allowed. The last dose of chemotherapy or radiation therapy must be at least 60 days prior to study registration. Concurrent hormonal therapy will be allowed.
4.Regular NSAID/aspirin use (defined as ≥ 5 days per week) is allowed if aspirin and/or NSAIDs are stopped for one year prior to study entry and throughout the study period. Participants will be encouraged to use acetaminophen for minor pain and fever.
5.Patients must be enrolled within 1 year after diagnosis.
6.Age > 18 and < 70 years of age.
7.ECOG performance status 0-2.
8.Patients with a prior history of gastric/duodenal ulcers documented on endoscopy can be enrolled as long as the ulcers did not cause bleeding requiring a blood transfusion/major intervention.
9.For patients who are Helicobacter pylori positive, a course of Helicobacter pylori eradication treatment must have been completed.
10.No history of GI bleeding requiring a blood transfusion, endoscopic or operative intervention.
11.No history of any prior stroke (hemorrhagic or ischemic).
12.No concurrent anticoagulation with warfarin or heparin or clopidogrel or oral direct thrombin inhibitors.
13.No history of atrial fibrillation or myocardial infarction.
14.No history of grade 4 hypertension, defined as hypertension resulting in life-threatening consequences (e.g., malignant hypertension, transient or permanent neurologic deficit, hypertensive crisis).
15.No chronic (duration >30 days) daily use of oral steroids.
16.No known allergy to aspirin.
17.No prior malignancy of any type within the past 5 years other than breast cancer, basal or squamous cell carcinoma of the skin or carcinoma in situ of the cervix.
18.Concurrent enrollment on a non-chemotherapy treatment trial will be allowed, as long as that trial allows concurrent daily aspirin use.
19.Required Initial Laboratory Values Platelet count ≥ 100,000/mm3

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Breast Cancer
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A Randomized, Double-Blind, Phase III Study of Pembrolizumab (MK-3475) Plus Chemotherapy vs Placebo Plus Chemotherapy for Previously Untreated Locally Recurrent Inoperable or Metastatic Triple Negative Breast Cancer - (KEYNOTE-355)

The study will consist of two parts. In Part 1, the safety of pembrolizumab (MK-3475) in combination with one of three different chemotherapies will be assessed in the treatment of locally recurrent inoperable or metastatic triple negative breast cancer (TNBC),...

Investigator:
Bonni Guerin, MD

which has not been previously treated with chemotherapy. In Part 2, the safety and efficacy of pembrolizumab plus chemotherapy will be assessed compared to the safety and efficacy of placebo plus chemotherapy in the treatment of locally recurrent inoperable or metastatic TNBC, which has not been previously treated with chemotherapy.

MK-3475-355 | PHASE III

Sponsor:
Merck, Sharpe & Dohme, Corp.

Inclusion & Exclusion Criteria:
Ages Eligible for Study: 18 Years and older (Adult, Senior)
Genders Eligible for Study: Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers: No

Inclusion Criteria:
• Has locally recurrent inoperable breast cancer not previously treated with chemotherapy and which cannot be treated with curative intent OR has metastatic breast cancer not previously treated with chemotherapy.
• Has centrally confirmed TNBC, as defined by the most recent American Society of Clinical Oncology/college of American Pathologists (ASCO/CAP) guidelines.
• Has completed treatment for Stage I-III breast cancer, if indicated, and ≥6 months elapsed between the completion of treatment with curative intent (e.g., date of primary breast tumor surgery or date of last adjuvant chemotherapy administration, whichever occurred last) and first documented local or distant disease recurrence.
• Has been treated with (neo)adjuvant anthracycline, if they received systemic treatment in the (neo)adjuvant setting, unless anthracycline was contraindicated or not considered the best treatment option for the participant in the opinion of the treating physician.
• Has measurable disease based on Response Evaluation Criteria in Solid Tumors version 1.1 (RECIST 1.1) as determined by local radiology review.
• Has provided recently or newly obtained core or excisional biopsy from a locally recurrent inoperable or metastatic tumor lesion for central determination of TNBC status and PD-L1 expression, unless contraindicated due to site inaccessibility and/or participant safety concerns.
• Has an Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group (ECOG) performance status of 0 or 1, as assessed within 10 days prior to the start of study drug.
• Has a life expectancy ≥12 weeks from randomization.
• Demonstrates adequate organ function, within 10 days prior to the start of study drug.
• Female participants of childbearing potential must be willing to use an adequate method of contraception for the course of the study through 120 days (or longer as specified by local institutional guidelines) after the last dose of study drug.
• Male participants of childbearing potential must agree to use an adequate method of contraception starting with the first dose of study drug through 120 days (or longer as specified by local institutional guidelines) after the last dose of study drug.

Exclusion Criteria:
• Is currently participating in a clinical study and receiving an investigational agent and/or using an investigational device, or has participated in a clinical study and received an investigational agent and/or used an investigational device within 4 weeks prior to randomization.
• Has not recovered (e.g., to ≤ Grade 1 or to baseline) from AEs due to a previously administered therapy.
• Has neuropathy ≥ Grade 2.
• Has an active autoimmune disease that has required systemic treatment in the past 2 years (e.g., with use of disease modifying agents, corticosteroids, or immunosuppressive drugs).
• Has a diagnosis of immunodeficiency or is receiving systemic steroid therapy or any other form of immunosuppressive therapy within 7 days prior to randomization.
• Has a known additional malignancy that progressed or required active treatment within the last 5 years. Exceptions include basal cell carcinoma of the skin, squamous cell carcinoma of the skin that has undergone potentially curative therapy, and in situ cervical cancer.
• Has known active central nervous system (CNS) metastases and/or carcinomatous meningitis. Participants with previously treated brain metastases may participate provided they have stable brain metastases and did not receive chemotherapy for metastatic breast cancer.
• Has active, or a history of, pneumonitis requiring treatment with steroids.
• Has active, or a history of, interstitial lung disease.
• Has a known history of active tuberculosis (TB).
• Has an active infection requiring systemic therapy.
• Has a history of Class II-IV congestive heart failure or myocardial infarction within 6 months of randomization.
• Has a known psychiatric or substance abuse disorders that would interfere with cooperation with the requirements of the study.
• Is pregnant or breastfeeding, or expecting to conceive or father children within the projected duration of the study, starting with the screening visit through 120 days (or longer as specified by local institutional guidelines) after the last dose of study drug.
• Has received prior therapy with an anti-programmed cell death 1 (anti-PD-1), anti-PD-L1, or anti-PD-L2 agent or with an agent directed to another co-inhibitory T cell receptor (such as cytotoxic T-lymphocyte-associated protein 4 [CTLA-4], OX-40, CD137) or has previously participated in Merck pembrolizumab (MK-3475) clinical studies.
• Has a known history of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV).
• Has known active hepatitis B or hepatitis C.
• Has received a live vaccine within 30 days prior to randomization.
• Has a known history of hypersensitivity or allergy to pembrolizumab and any of its components and/or to any of the study chemotherapies (e.g., nab-paclitaxel, paclitaxel, gemcitabine, or carboplatin) and any of their components.
• Is receiving any medication prohibited in combination with study chemotherapies as described in the respective product labels, unless medication was stopped within 7 days prior

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Breast Cancer
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Phase III Randomized, Placebo-Controlled Clinical Trial Evaluating the Use of Adjuvant Endocrine Therapy +/- One Year of Everolimus in Patients With High-Risk, Hormone Receptor-Positive and HER2/Neu Negative Breast Cancer

Estrogen can cause the growth of breast cancer cells. Hormone therapy using tamoxifen citrate, goserelin acetate, leuprolide acetate, anastrozole, letrozole, or exemestane, may fight breast cancer by lowering the amount of estrogen the body makes. Everolimus...

Investigator:
Steven Papish, MD

may stop the growth of tumor cells by blocking some of the enzymes needed for cell growth. It is not yet know whether hormone therapy is more effective when given with or without everolimus in treating breast cancer.This randomized phase III trial studies how well giving hormone therapy together with or without everolimus work in treating patients with breast cancer.

S1207 | PHASE III

Sponsor:
Southwest Oncology Group

Inclusion & Exclusion Criteria:
Ages Eligible for Study: 18 Years and older
Genders Eligible for Study: Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers: No

DISEASE CHARACTERISTICS:
•Patients must have a histologically confirmed diagnosis of invasive breast carcinoma with positive estrogen (ER)- and/or progesterone-receptor (PR) status, and negative human epidermal growth factor receptor (HER)2, for whom standard adjuvant endocrine therapy is planned
◦ER and PR positivity must be assessed according to American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO)/College of American Pathologists (CAP) guidelines as either ER or PR ≥ 1% positive nuclear staining
◦HER2 will be determined by immunohistochemistry (IHC) or non-amplified fluorescent in situ hybridization (FISH) or chromogenic in situ hybridization (CISH)
◾If HER2 IHC is 2+, FISH/CISH must be performed and must not be positive (must be a ratio of ≤ 2), but otherwise FISH/CISH is not required if IHC is 0 or 1+ by institutional standards
•Patients must not have inflammatory breast cancer and must not have metastatic breast cancer (stage IV disease); patients with multifocal, multicentric, and synchronous bilateral breast cancers are allowed
◦Multifocal disease is defined as more than one invasive cancer < 2 cm from the largest lesion within the same breast quadrant
◦Multicentric disease is defined as more than one invasive cancer ≥ 2 cm from the largest lesion within the same breast quadrant or more than one lesion in different quadrants
◦Synchronous bilateral disease is defined as invasive breast cancer in both breasts, diagnosed within 30 days of each other
•Patients must be high risk by belonging to one of the following risk groups:
◦Completion of adjuvant chemotherapy and pathologically negative axillary nodes, and a tumor measuring ≥ 2 cm in greatest diameter, and an Oncotype DX® recurrence score (RS) > 25 (completed as standard of care)
◦Completion of adjuvant chemotherapy, and pathologically 1-3 positive axillary lymph nodes, and an Oncotype DX® RS > 25 (screened via S1007 or otherwise)
◦Completion of adjuvant chemotherapy and pathologically 4 or more positive axillary lymph nodes independent of the Oncotype DX® RS in the primary tumor
◦Completion of neoadjuvant chemotherapy and 4 or more positive nodes pathologically determined prior to or after chemotherapy
•Patients must have completed either breast-conserving surgery or total mastectomy, with negative margins and appropriate axillary staging; a negative margin is defined as no evidence of tumor or ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS) at the line of resection; additional operative procedures may be performed to obtain clear margins
◦Patients who had breast-conserving surgery must have completed whole-breast radiation; use of regional nodal-basin radiation will be at the discretion of the investigator according to institutional guidelines
◦Patients with ≥ 4 positive lymph nodes must have completed breast/chest wall and nodal-basin radiation therapy according to standard-of-care guidelines before randomization; omission of radiation therapy is not allowed in this high-risk population of patients
◦Patients must be registered no sooner than 21 days after completion of radiation therapy and must have recovered (≤ grade 1) from any of the effects of radiation
•Patients must have undergone axillary staging by sentinel-node biopsy or axillary lymph node dissection (ALND)
◦For patients with 1-3 positive lymph nodes, sentinel-node biopsy alone is allowed provided that the patient completed either whole-breast or chest-wall radiation and the primary tumor is < 2 cm
◦All patients with ≥ 4 positive lymph nodes must have completed ALND (with or without prior sentinel-node biopsy)

PATIENT CHARACTERISTICS:
•Peripheral granulocyte count ≥ 1,500/mL
•Hemoglobin ≥ 9 g/dL
•Platelet count ≥ 100,000/mL
•Bilirubin ≤ 1.5 mg/dL (≤ 3.0 mg/dL if due to Gilbert syndrome)
•Alanine aminotransferase (ALT) and aspartate aminotransferase (AST) ≤ 1.5 times institutional upper limit of normal (IULN)
•Alkaline phosphatase ≤ 1.5 times IULN
•Serum creatinine level ≤ IULN
•Fasting cholesterol ≤ 300 mg/dL and triglycerides ≤ 2.5 times IULN; patients may be on lipid-lowering agents to reach these values
•Patients must have a performance status of 0-2 by Zubrod criteria
•Patients must not have any grade III/IV cardiac disease as defined by the New York Heart Association Criteria (i.e., patients with cardiac disease resulting in marked limitation of physical activity or resulting in inability to carry on any physical activity without discomfort), unstable angina pectoris, myocardial infarction within 6 months, or serious uncontrolled cardiac arrhythmia
•Patients must not have uncontrolled diabetes (defined as a hemoglobin [Hg] A1C > 7% within 28 days prior to registration)
•Patients known to be human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) positive may be enrolled if baseline CD4 count is > 500 cells/mm³ and they are not taking anti-retroviral therapy
•Patients with known hepatitis are not eligible
•Patients must not have any known uncontrolled, underlying pulmonary disease
•Patients must be able to take oral medications
•Patients may not have any impairment of gastrointestinal function or gastrointestinal disease that may significantly alter the absorption of blinded drug (e.g., ulcerative disease, uncontrolled nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, malabsorption syndrome, or small bowel resection)
•Patients must not be pregnant or nursing
•Women/men of reproductive potential must have agreed to use an effective non-hormonal contraceptive method during and for 8 weeks after completion of study therapy
◦In addition to routine contraceptive methods, "effective contraception" also includes heterosexual celibacy and surgery intended to prevent pregnancy (or with a side-effect of pregnancy prevention) defined as a hysterectomy, bilateral oophorectomy, or bilateral tubal ligation; corresponding procedures for men include castration, vasectomy, and barrier-contractive devices
◦If at any point a previously celibate patient chooses to become heterosexually active during the protocol therapy, he/she is responsible for beginning contraceptive measures
•No other prior malignancy is allowed except for adequately treated basal cell or squamous cell skin cancer, in situ cervical cancer, or other cancer for which the patient has been disease-free for 5 years

PRIOR CONCURRENT THERAPY:
•See Disease Characteristics
•Patients must have completed standard neoadjuvant or adjuvant chemotherapy prior to randomization; completion of chemotherapy will be determined by the treating oncologist, but should include a minimum of 4 courses (a course of weekly paclitaxel is considered 3 doses); patients must be registered within 21 weeks after completion of chemotherapy; patients may have started endocrine therapy at any time after the diagnosis of the current breast cancer
•Patients must not be receiving or planning to receive trastuzumab
•Concurrent bisphosphonate therapy is allowed
•Patients must not have prior exposure to mTOR inhibitors (rapamycin, everolimus, temsirolimus, deforolimus)
•Patients must not have prior treatment with any investigational drug within the preceding 28 days and must not be planning to receive any other investigational drug for the duration of the study
•Patients must not be planning to receive any other anticancer drug for the duration of the study
•Patients must not have an organ allograft or other history of immune compromise; patients must not be receiving chronic, systemic treatment with corticosteroids or other immunosuppressive agent; topical or inhaled corticosteroids are allowed
•Patients must not have received immunization with an attenuated live vaccine (e.g., intranasal influenza, measles, mumps, and rubella [MMR], oral polio, varicella, zoster, yellow fever, and Bacillus Calmette-Guérin [BCG] vaccines) within seven days prior to registration nor have plans to receive such vaccination while on protocol treatment
•Patients must not have taken within 14 days prior to registration, be taking, nor plan to take while on protocol treatment, strong cytochrome P450 3A4 (CYP3A4) inhibitors and/or CYP3A4 inducers

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Breast Cancer
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Randomized Double-Blind Placebo Controlled Study of Testosterone in the Adjuvant Treatment of Postmenopausal Women With Aromatase Inhibitor Induced Arthralgias

This randomized phase III trial studies testosterone to see how well it works compared to placebo in treating postmenopausal patients with arthralgia (joint pain) caused by anastrozole or letrozole. Testosterone may help relieve moderate or severe arthralgia...

Investigator:
Jason Incorvati, MD

associated with the use of aromatase inhibitors, such as anastrozole or letrozole.

A221102 | PHASE III

Sponsor:
Alliance

Inclusion & Exclusion Criteria:
Ages Eligible for Study: 18 Years and older (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study: Female
Accepts Healthy Volunteers: No

Inclusion Criteria:
1. Age ≥ 18 years
2. Receiving anastrozole (1mg) or letrozole (2.5 mg) orally once a day, for ≥ 21 days prior to registration and plan to continue it throughout the duration of study
3. Body Mass Index (BMI) between 18 and 35 kg/m^2
4. Women who have undergone a total mastectomy or breast conserving surgery for primary breast cancer +/-chemo, +/-radiotherapy.
5. Must have BOTH ER and PR receptor-positive tumors and BOTH must be ≥26% positive. Alternatively, if ER and PR are determined by Allred score, the score needs to be 5 or higher
6. Women who are postmenopausal by surgery, radiotherapy or presence of natural amenorrhea ≥ 12 months
7. ≥ 5/10 arthralgia (in hands, wrist, knees, or hips) while being treated with anastrozole or letrozole which is felt by the patient to be caused by their aromatase inhibitor as defined in the protocol. Note: Patients may, or may not, be taking non-opioid analgesics
8. Ability to complete questionnaire(s) by themselves or with assistance
9. ECOG Performance Status (PS) 0, 1 or 2
10. Willing to provide informed written consent
11. Willing to return to an Alliance enrolling institution for follow-up
12. Willing to provide blood samples for correlative research purposes
13. Laboratory values prior to registration as defined in the protocol:
1. Creatinine ≤1.5 x ULN
2. Hemoglobin > 11 g/dL
3. WBC > 3.0
4. Platelet Count > 100,000
5. SGOT (AST) ≤ 1.5 x ULN

Exclusion Criteria:
1. Presence of residual or recurrent cancer (locally or metastatic)
2. Diabetes mellitus or glucose intolerance, defined as a fasting glucose >125 mg/dL
3. History of coronary artery disease (angina or myocardial infarction)
4. Patients on hormone replacement therapy (HRT) ≤ 4 weeks prior to registration. This includes the use of vaginal estrogen therapy.
5. Known hypersensitivity to any component of testosterone.
6. Prolonged systemic corticosteroid treatment, except for topical applications (e.g. for rash), inhaled sprays (e.g. for obstructive airway diseases), eye drops or local insertion (e.g. intra-articular). Note: Short duration (< 2 weeks) of systemic corticosteroids is allowed (e.g. for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease) but not within 30 days prior to registration.
7. Receiving any other investigational agent
8. History of a deep venous thrombosis or a thromboembolism
9. Concurrent use of the aromatase inhibitor exemestane, as it is structurally similar to an androgen
10. Concurrent radiation therapy or chemotherapy
11. Current or planned use of cyclosporine, anticoagulants, oxphenbutazone, insulin, oral or injectable vitamin D doses over 4,000IU/day, or tamoxifen

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Breast Cancer
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Randomized Phase III Trial Evaluating the Role of Weight Loss in Adjuvant Treatment of Overweight and Obese Women With Early Breast Cancer

This randomized phase III trial studies whether weight loss in overweight and obese women may prevent breast cancer from coming back (recurrence). Previous studies have found that women who are overweight or obese when their breast cancer is found (diagnosed)...

Investigator:
Michael Kane, MD

have a greater risk of their breast cancer recurring, as compared to women who were thinner when their cancer was diagnosed. This study aims to test whether overweight or obese women who take part in a weight loss program after being diagnosed with breast cancer have a lower rate of cancer recurrence as compared to women who do not take part in the weight loss program. This study will help to show whether weight loss programs should be a part of breast cancer treatment.

A011401 | PHASE III

Sponsor:
Alliance

Inclusion & Exclusion Criteria:
Ages Eligible for Study: 18 Years and older (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study: Female
Accepts Healthy Volunteers: No

Criteria:
1.Documentation of Disease:
1.1 Subjects must have histologically confirmed invasive breast cancer and registration must occur within 12 months after the first histologic diagnosis of invasive breast cancer.
◦A core biopsy interpreted as invasive cancer meets this criterion; if no core biopsy is performed, the date of first histologic diagnosis will be the date of first surgical procedure that identifies invasive cancer (biopsy, lumpectomy or mastectomy).
◦Neoadjuvant subjects should have no evidence of clinical T4 disease prior to chemotherapy and surgery; eligibility for neoadjuvant patients can be defined by either clinical stage prior to therapy or pathologic stage at surgery; if patient is eligible based on either, they are eligible for the study.
◦Bilateral breast carcinoma is allowed provided diagnoses are synchronous - that is, within 3 months of one another - and at least one of the two breast carcinomas meet the eligibility criteria and neither Her-2 positive or inflammatory.
◦No evidence of metastatic disease
1.2 Her-2 negative, defined as:
◦In-situ hybridization (ISH) ratio of < 2.0 (if performed)
◦Immunohistochemistry (IHC) staining of 0-2+ (if performed)
◦Deemed to not be a candidate for Her-2 directed therapy.
1.3 Eligible tumor-node-metastasis (TNM) Stages include:
◦Estrogen receptor (ER) and Progesterone receptor (PR) negative (defined as <1% staining for ER and PR by IHC): T2 or T3 N0, T0-3N1-3. Note: Patients with T1, N1mi disease are NOT eligible.
◦ER and/or PR positive (defined as ≥ 1% staining for ER and/or PR on IHC): T0-3N1-3 or T3N0. Note: Patients with T1-2, N1mi disease are NOT eligible
◦The eligibility of neo-adjuvant subjects can be assessed on the basis of clinical (c)TNM or pathologic (yp)TNM. The same eligible TNM combinations apply; patients may be eligible if they meet eligibility requirements at either time point, as long as they do not have T4 disease prior to therapy.
1.4 No history of invasive breast cancer in 5 years prior to study registration other than the current diagnosis (prior ductal breast carcinoma in situ [DCIS] at any time is acceptable).
1.5 Patients must have had a bilateral mammogram within 12 months prior to registration, unless the initial surgery was a total mastectomy, in which case only a mammogram of the remaining breast is required. (Subjects with bilateral total mastectomies do not require imaging).
1.6 Investigations, including chest X-ray or computed tomography (CT) chest, bone scan (with radiographs of suspicious areas) and abdominal ultrasound or liver scan or CT abdomen have been performed between the first histologic diagnosis and the time of registration as detailed below.
◦Chest X-Ray, 2 view (or Chest CT, or positron emission tomography [PET]/CT) is mandatory
◦Bone scans (with x-rays of abnormal areas) are required only if alanine aminotransferase (ALT), aspartate aminotransferase (AST) or Alkaline Phosphatase is elevated or if there are signs or symptoms of metastatic disease
◦Abdominal imaging is required only if ALT, AST or Alkaline Phosphatase is elevated or if there are signs or symptoms of metastatic disease
2.Prior Treatment
2.1 All adjuvant or neoadjuvant chemotherapy, radiation, and surgery completed at least 21 days prior to registration.
2.2 All triple negative patients must receive chemotherapy of the treating physician's choice.
2.3 ER/PR+ patients must receive chemotherapy (of the treating physician's choice) unless Oncotype Dx or another genomic predictor score indicates that they are at low or intermediate risk of disease recurrence with endocrine therapy alone.
2.4 Patients may have breast reconstruction during protocol participation, but definitive breast cancer surgery must be completed at least 21 days prior to registration.
Concomitant biologic therapy, hormonal therapy, and bisphosphonates are acceptable.
2.5 Surgical margins must be clear of invasive carcinoma. If there is microscopic residual ductal in situ disease present at lumpectomy or total mastectomy margins, further excision is highly recommended. If further excision is not undertaken, the subject may still be entered on study, provided that in addition to breast or chest wall irradiation, a boost to the tumor bed is delivered. In situ lobular disease at the margin is acceptable.
2.6 All subjects (both adjuvant and neoadjuvant) must have sentinel lymph node biopsy and/or axillary lymph node dissection. Sentinel lymph node biopsy alone is allowed in the following instances:
◦Sentinel lymph node biopsy is negative: pN0
◦Sentinel lymph node biopsy is positive for isolated tumor cells only:
pN0 (i+)
◦Clinically node negative, T1-2 tumors with sentinel lymph node biopsy positive in < 2 lymph nodes without matted nodes and undergoing breast conserving surgery and tangential whole breast irradiation, or undergoing mastectomy and chest wall irradiation.
◦For patients who had a positive node prior to neoadjuvant chemotherapy, sentinel node alone is allowed after neoadjuvant therapy if:
◾Sentinel node biopsy is negative after chemotherapy and either at least 2 sentinel nodes were removed or a clip was placed in the involved node prior to treatment.
◾=< 2 lymph nodes are positive for cancer and the patient is participating in A011202
◦All women who undergo breast conserving therapy must receive concomitant radiotherapy. Radiation after mastectomy is to be administered according to prespecified institutional guidelines. Radiation must be completed at least 21 days prior to registration.
◦Patients with hormone receptor positive breast cancer as defined above must receive at least 5 years of adjuvant hormonal therapy in the form of tamoxifen or an aromatase inhibitor, alone or in combination with ovarian suppression. (NOTE: for patients with ER and PR staining in less than 5% of cells, hormonal therapy for at least 5 years is strongly recommended but not required). Hormonal therapy can be initiated prior to or during protocol therapy.
3.Participants must be women
4.Age ≥ 18 years
5.Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group (ECOG) Performance Status 0 or 1
6.Comorbid Conditions
6.1 No history of other malignancy within the past 4 years, except for malignancies with a >95% likelihood of cure (e.g. non-melanoma skin cancer, papillary thyroid cancer, in situ cervical cancer). Patients cannot have metastatic breast or other cancer.
6.2 No diabetes mellitus currently treated with insulin or sulfonylureas.
6.3 No history of serious digestive and/or absorptive problems, including inflammatory bowel disease and chronic diarrhea that preclude adherence to the study diet.
6.4 No history of severe cardiovascular, respiratory or musculoskeletal disease or joint problems that preclude moderate physical activity. Examples would include unstable angina, recent myocardial infarction, oxygen-dependent pulmonary disease, and osteoarthritis requiring imminent joint replacement. Moderate arthritis that does not preclude physical activity is not a reason for ineligibility.
6.5 No prior bariatric surgery or planning to undergo this procedure within the next 2 years after study registration.
6.6 No comorbid conditions that would cause life expectancy of less than 5 years.
6.7 No history of psychiatric disorders that would preclude participation in the study intervention (e.g. untreated major depression or psychosis, substance abuse, severe personality disorder) or prevent the patient from giving informed consent.
7.Other
7.1 BMI ≥27 kg/m2 documented within 56 days prior to study registration. The most recent BMI obtained must be used for eligibility. If most recent BMI is <27 then the patient is not eligible to enroll.
7.2 Self-reported ability to walk at least 2 blocks (at any pace).
7.3 Not participating in another weight loss, physical activity or dietary intervention clinical trial. Co-enrollment in some trials involving pharmacologic therapy is allowed. Participants in both arms are also allowed to pursue weight loss and physical activity programs on their own, as long as these programs are not provided as part of a clinical trial.
7.4 Able to read and comprehend English. Eligibility is restricted to individuals who can comprehend and read English given that participation in the study will require the ability to read lifestyle intervention materials and communicate with a coach through 42 phone calls over 2 years. The study team plans to make the intervention available in Spanish in the future.

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Ovarian Cancer
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A Phase III, Open Label, Randomised, Controlled, Multi-centre Study to Assess the Efficacy and Safety of Olaparib Monotherapy Versus Physician's Choice Single Agent Chemotherapy in the Treatment of Platinum Sensitive Relapsed Ovarian Cancer in Patients Carrying Germline BRCA1/2 Mutations

Comparison of olaparib vs. physician's choice of single agent standard of care non-platinum based chemotherapy in patients with germline Breast Cancer susceptibility gene (gBRCA) mutated ovarian cancer who have progressed at least 6 months after the last platinum...

Investigator:
Nana Tchabo, MD

based chemotherapy. Patient should have received at least 2 prior lines of platinum based chemotherapy. The aim of the study is to assess the efficacy and safety of olaparib tablets.

SOLO3 | PHASE III

Sponsor:
AstraZeneca

Inclusion & Exclusion Criteria:
Ages Eligible for Study: 18 Years and older
Genders Eligible for Study: Female
Accepts Healthy Volunteers: No

Inclusion Criteria:
- Patients must be ≥ 18 years of age
- Patients with histologically diagnosed relapsed high grade serous ovarian cancer (including primary peritoneal and/or fallopian tube cancer) or high grade endometrioid cancer
- Documented germline mutation in Breast Cancer susceptibility genes: BRCA1 and/or BRCA2 that is predicted to be deleterious or suspected deleterious (known or predicted to be detrimental/lead to loss of function)
- At least one lesion that can be accurately assessed at baseline by CT/MRI and is suitable for repeated assessment.
- Patients must have received at least 2 prior platinum based lines of chemotherapy - Patients must be partially platinum sensitive or platinum sensitive
- Patients must be suitable to start treatment with single agent chemotherapy based on physician's choice
- Patients must have normal organ and bone marrow function measured within 28 days of randomisation,
- Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group (ECOG) performance status 0-2
- Patients must have a life expectancy ≥ 16 weeks
- Formalin fixed, paraffin embedded tumour sample from the primary or recurrent cancer must be available for central testing.

Exclusion Criteria:
- BRCA 1 and/or BRCA2 mutations that are considered to be non detrimental
- Exposure to any investigational product within 30 days or 5 half lives (whichever is longer) prior to randomisation
- Any previous treatment with a Polyadenosine 5'diphosphoribose polymerisation (PARP) inhibitor, including olaparib.
- Patients who have platinum resistant or refractory disease
- Patients receiving any systemic chemotherapy within 3 weeks prior to first dose of study treatment
- Previous single agent exposure to the selected chemotherapy regimen for randomisation. - Prior malignancy in the last 5 years, unless curatively treated and recurrence free (few exceptions apply).

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Ovarian Cancer
Open to Enrollment

Phase 1/2 Clinical Study of Niraparib in Combination With Pembrolizumab in Patients With Advanced or Metastatic Triple-Negative Breast Cancer and in Patients With Recurrent Ovarian Cancer

This Phase 1/2 study will evaluate the safety and efficacy of combination treatment with niraparib and pembrolizumab (MK-3475) in patients with advanced or metastatic triple-negative breast cancer or recurrent ovarian cancer. (KEYNOTE-162)

Investigator:
Nana Tchabo, MD
3000-PN162-01-001 | PHASE I/II

Sponsor:
Tesaro Inc.

Inclusion & Exclusion Criteria:
Ages Eligible for Study: 18 Years and older (Adult, Senior)
Genders Eligible for Study: Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers: No

Main Inclusion Criteria:
• Histologically proven advanced (unresectable) or metastatic cancer as outlined below
a.Patients with triple-negative breast cancer (TNBC) who have been treated with at least 1 prior regimen for advanced/metastatic disease or who relapsed/progressed while on or within 1 month from completion of adjuvant chemotherapy
Phase 1: Up to 3 lines of prior chemotherapy are allowed
Phase 2: Up to 2 lines of prior chemotherapy are allowed
b.Patients with high-grade serous ovarian, fallopian tube, or primary peritoneal cancer who have recurrent disease and have been previously treated with chemotherapy for advanced/metastatic disease and who experienced a response lasting at least 6 months to first-line platinum-based therapy but currently considered platinum-resistant
Phase 1: Up to 4 lines of prior chemotherapy are allowed
Phase 2: Up to 3 lines of prior chemotherapy are allowed
• Archival tumor tissue available or a fresh biopsy must be obtained prior to study treatment initiation
• Measurable lesions by RECIST v1.1
• Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group (ECOG) 0 or 1
• Adequate organ function
• Able to take oral medications
• Female patient, if of childbearing potential, has a negative serum pregnancy test within 72 hours of taking study medication and agrees to abstain from activities that could result in pregnancy from enrollment through 120 days after the last dose of study treatment
• Male patient agrees to use an adequate method of contraception

Main Exclusion Criteria:
• Progressed while on platinum treatment or within 1 month from completion of platinum-containing regimen in any line of therapy
• Known active central nervous system (CNS) metastases and/or carcinomatous meningitis Note: Patients previously treated for brain metastases may be able to participate provided they are stable
• Patient has a known additional malignancy that progressed or required active treatment within the last 5 years (exceptions include basal cell carcinoma of the skin, squamous cell carcinoma of the skin that has undergone potentially curative therapy, or in situ cervical cancer)
• Poor medical risk
• Pregnant or breastfeeding, or expecting to conceive children within the projected duration of the study
• Immunodeficiency or is receiving systemic steroid therapy or any other form of immunosuppressive therapy within 7 days prior to the first dose of study treatment
• Known history of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) (HIV 1/2 antibodies)
• Known active hepatitis B or hepatitis C
• Active autoimmune disease that has required systemic treatment in the past 2 years (ie, with use of disease-modifying agents, corticosteroids, or immunosuppressive drugs). Replacement therapy (eg, thyroxine, insulin, or physiologic corticosteroid replacement therapy for adrenal or pituitary insufficiency, etc.) is not considered a form of systemic treatment
• History of interstitial lung disease
• Known history of platelet transfusion for chemotherapy-induced thrombocytopenia or persistent (> 4 weeks) ≥ Grade 3 hematological toxicity or fatigue from prior cancer therapy
• Prior treatment with an anti-PD-1, anti-PD-L1, or anti-PD-L2
• Prior treatment with a known poly(ADP-ribose) polymerase (PARP) inhibitor
• Heart-rate corrected QT interval (QTc) prolongation > 470 msec at screening
• Known history of myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS) or a pre-treatment cytogenetic testing result at risk for a diagnosis of MDS/acute myeloid leukemia (AML)
• Receiving concomitant medications that prolong QTc and is unable to discontinue use

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