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001: FOR MORE INFORMATION ON ANY OF THESE TRIALS PLEASE CALL 504-842-4481 
Call 504-842-4481 to reach the main line for the Ochsner Cancer Institute Clinical Trials Department. Leave a message with a summary of your diagnosis and/or trial interests and we will call you back as soon as possible
 
2012.015.N - Oropharynx Cancer and the Effects of Radiotherapy Plus Cetuximab vs. Chemoradiotherapy (RTOG 1016) 

Radiation therapy uses high-energy x-rays to kill tumor cells and shrink tumors. Drugs used in chemotherapy, such as cisplatin, 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, 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. It is not yet known whether radiation therapy is more effective with cisplatin or cetuximab in treating oropharyngeal cancer. This phase III trial is studying radiation therapy with cisplatin or cetuximab to see how well it works in treating patients with oropharyngeal cancer.


 
2012.093.N - Esophageal Cancer and the Effects of Traztuxumab to treatment for HER2-Overexpressing Tmors 
This randomized phase III trial is studying how well giving radiation therapy, paclitaxel, and carboplatin together with or without trastuzumab works in treating patients with esophageal cancer.
 
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.


 
2013.166.N - Stage III-IV Squamous Cell Head and Neck Cancer and the Effects of Radiation Therapy With Cisplatin, Docetaxel, or Cetuximab After Surgery 

Randomized Phase II/III Trial of Surgery and Postoperative Radiation Delivered With Concurrent Cisplatin Versus Docetaxel Versus Docetaxel and Cetuximab for High-Risk Squamous Cell Cancer of the Head and Neck Troy Scroggins, MD 2013.166.N Open to new patients 3 This randomized phase II/III trial studie

 
2013.175.B - Advanced/Metastatic Esophageal, Gastric, or GEJ Cancer and the Effects of Treatment Based on ERCC1 (S1201) 
Drugs used in chemotherapy, such as oxaliplatin, leucovorin calcium, fluorouracil, irinotecan hydrochloride, and docetaxel, work in different ways to stop the growth of tumor cells, either by killing the cells or by stopping them from dividing. Combining more than one drug may kill more tumor cells. It is not yet known which regimen of combination chemotherapy is more effective in treating tumor cells.  This randomized phase II trial studies how well oxaliplatin, leucovorin calcium, and fluorouracil work compared to irinotecan hydrochloride and docetaxel in treating patients with esophageal cancer, gastric cancer, or gastroesophageal junction cancer.
 
2013.208.C - Colorectal Cancer and the Effects of FOLFOX6 plus SIR-Spheres Microspheres (STX0112) 

This study is a randomized, multi-center study that will compare the efficacy and safety of selective internal radiation therapy (SIRT) using SIR-Spheres microspheres plus a standard chemotherapy regimen of FOLFOX6m versus FOLFOX6m alone as first-line therapy in patients with non-resectable liver metastases from primary colorectal carcinoma.

Treatment with the biologic agent bevacizumab, if part of the standard of care at participating institutions, is allowed within this study at the discretion of the Investigator.


 
2013.274.C - Esophageal Cancer and the effects of PET Scan-Directed Combined Modality Therapy 

PET scans done during chemotherapy may help doctors assess a patient's response to treatment and help plan the best treatment.

This randomized phase II trial is studying PET scan imaging in assessing response in patients with esophageal cancer receiving combination chemotherapy.

 

 
2014.008.N - Metastatic Pancreatic Neuroendocrine Tumors to the Liver and the Effects of Adjuvant Everolimus (E2212) 

This randomized phase II trial studies how well everolimus works in treating patients with pancreatic neuroendocrine tumors metastatic to the liver previously treated with surgery. Everolimus may stop the growth of tumor cells by blocking some of the enzymes needed for cell growth. Giving everolimus after surgery may kill any tumors cells that remain.


 
2014.163.A - Gastric and Gastro-Esophageal Junction Cancer and the Effects of BBI608 Plus Weekly Paclitaxel vs. Paclitaxel Alone 

The purpose of this study is to find out whether it is better to receive a new drug, BBI608, in addition to paclitaxel chemotherapy or better to receive paclitaxel chemotherapy alone as second line treatment for gastric and gastroesophageal junction cancer after prior first line platinum and fluoropyrimidine based chemotherapy.


 

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