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2008.124.N - Rectal Cancer and the effects of Laparoscopic-Assisted vs Open Resection 
This randomized phase III trial is studying laparoscopic-assisted resection to see how well it works compared with open resection in treating patients with stage IIA, stage IIIA, or stage IIIB rectal cancer.
2010.156.N - Colon Cancer and the effects of Celecoxib 
This randomized phase III trial is studying giving oxaliplatin, leucovorin calcium, and fluorouracil together to compare how well they work when given together with or without celecoxib in treating patients with stage III colon cancer previously treated with surgery.
2012.030.B - Advanced Colorectal Cancer and the Effects of Irinotecan Hydrochloride and Cetuximab With or Without Ramucirumab 

RATIONALE: Drugs used in chemotherapy, such as irinotecan hydrochloride, work in different ways to stop the growth of tumor cells, either by killing the cells or by stopping them from dividing. Monoclonal antibodies, such as cetuximab and ramucirumab, can block tumor growth in different ways. Some block the ability of tumor cells to grow and spread. Others find tumor cells and help kill them or carry tumor-killing substances to them. Cetuximab and ramucirumab may also stop the growth of colorectal cancer by blocking blood flow to the tumor. It is not yet know whether giving cetuximab and irinotecan hydrochloride together is more effective with or without ramucirumab in treating colorectal cancer.

PURPOSE: This randomized phase II trial is studying the side effects and how well giving cetuximab and irinotecan hydrochloride with or without ramucirumab work in treating patients with advanced colorectal cancer with progressive disease after treatment with bevacizumab-containing chemotherapy.

2012.118.N - Rectal Cancer and The Effects of Chemotherapy Alone or Chemotherapy Plus Radiation Therapy in Treating Patients Undergoing Surgery 

Drugs used in chemotherapy, such as oxaliplatin, leucovorin calcium, fluorouracil, and capecitabine, work in different ways to stop the growth of tumor cells, either by killing the cells or by stopping them from dividing. Radiation therapy uses high-energy x-rays to kill tumor cells. It is not yet known whether chemotherapy alone is more effective then chemotherapy plus radiation therapy in treating rectal cancer. This randomized phase II/III trial studies how well chemotherapy alone compared to chemotherapy plus radiation therapy works in treating patients with rectal cancer undergoing surgery


2012.160.A - Chemo-Inducted Nausea and Vomiting and the Effects of IV Fosaprepitant Dimeglumine 

This study aims to demonstrate that, when given concomitantly with a 5-hydroxytryptamine 3 (5-HT3) antagonist and a corticosteroid, a single 150 mg intravenous (IV) dose of fosaprepitant given on Day 1 is superior to the control regimen of 5-HT3 and corticosteroid only, in preventing chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting (CINV) associated with moderately emetogenic chemotherapy (MEC).

2013.146.B - Carcinoid Tumors and the Effects of Pazopanib vs. Placebo 

This randomized phase II trial studies how well pazopanib hydrochloride works in treating patients with progressive carcinoid tumors. Pazopanib hydrochloride may stop the growth of tumor cells by blocking some of the enzymes needed for cell growth.

2014.037.B - Stage IV Colorectal Cancer with Treated Liver Metastasis and the Effects of Regorafenib vs. Placebo 

To evaluate and compare the efficacy and safety of regorafenib versus placebo in subjects with colorectal cancer (CRC) after curative resection of liver metastasis and completion of all planned chemotherapy

2014.101.C - Relapsed or Refractory Metastatic Colorectal Cancer and the Effects of Ruxolitinib or Placebo in Combination with Regorafinib 

The study consists of an open-label, Part 1 safety run-in (consisting of 1 to 3 cohorts of 9 subjects each), to confirm the safety of the regorafenib/ruxolitinib combination in subjects with relapsed or refractory metastatic colorectal cancer (CRC). If determined to be tolerable, Part 2 will proceed as a randomized, double-blind study evaluating ruxolitinib or placebo in combination with regorafenib in subjects with relapsed or refractory metastatic CRC previously treated with fluoropyrimidine, oxaliplatin, and/or irinotecan based chemotherapy, an anti-vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) therapy and if Kirsten rat sarcoma (KRAS) wild type an anti-epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) therapy.

Subjects in the safety run-in will receive open-label ruxolitinib and regorafenib; for the randomized, double-blind portion of the study all subjects will receive regorafenib and either ruxolitinib or placebo in a 1:1 blinded manner. Treatment for all subjects will consist of repeating 28-day cycles. Regorafenib will be self-administered for the first 21 days of each cycle, and ruxolitinib/placebo will be self-administered during the entire 28-day cycle. Treatment cycles will continue as long as the regimen is tolerated, and the subject does not meet the discontinuation criteria. When subjects discontinue regorafenib, ruxolitinib or placebo they will remain in the study and be followed for subsequent treatment regimens which are initiated and survival.

SIGNITURE Module 5: PTCH1 or SMO Mutated Tumors and the Effect of LDE225 

The purpose of this signal seeking study is to determine whether treatment with LDE225 demonstrates sufficient efficacy in hedgehog pathway-mutated solid tumors and/or hematologic malignancies to warrant further study



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