Clinical trials located in

Catania

Catania city is located in Italy. Currently, 20 clinical trials are being conducted in this city.

Catania, nestled at the foot of Mount Etna on Sicily’s east coast, is a city rich in history and natural beauty. Founded in the 8th century BC by Greeks, it has faced destruction by earthquakes and volcanic eruptions, only to rise from its ashes with renewed splendor. The city’s architecture, a testament to its resilience, blends Baroque buildings and ancient ruins. Catania is renowned for its vibrant street markets and the majestic Piazza del Duomo, home to the symbol of the city, the Elephant Fountain. The city also boasts a unique culinary scene, with dishes that encapsulate the essence of Sicily.

  • CT-EU-00119838

    Study on the effectiveness and safety of M281 in adults with warm Autoimmune Hemolytic Anemia

    The study focuses on Warm Autoimmune Hemolytic Anemia (wAIHA), a condition where the immune system mistakenly destroys red blood cells. This leads to symptoms like fatigue, weakness, and jaundice (yellowing of the skin or eyes). The trial examines the effects of a therapy named M281 (Nipocalimab). The purpose of the study is to evaluate the efficacy and safety of M281. Patients participating in the study will receive either M281 or a placebo. It aims to compare improvements in health and monitor any side effects.

    The study structure is as follows:

    Double-blind period: This lasts for 24 weeks, where participants will be randomly assigned to one of three groups. One group will receive M281 every 4 weeks, alternating with a placebo every 4 weeks. Another group will receive M281 every 2 weeks, and the third group will receive a placebo every 2 weeks.

    Open-label extension period: This phase extends for 144 weeks, where all participants will receive M281, either every 2 weeks or every 4 weeks.

    Participants will be monitored for 8 weeks after the last dose to check for any ongoing effects of the treatment. The study aims to provide comprehensive information about the effectiveness and safety of M281 in treating wAIHA.

    • M281
    • placebo
  • Study of KRT-232 Combined with Ruxolitinib for Myelofibrosis Patients

    This here clinical trial is looking at a new drug called KRT-232 that’s taken by mouth. The study aims to see if combining KRT-232 with the existing drug ruxolitinib can help folks with myelofibrosis who ain’t responding well enough to just taking ruxolitinib alone.

    The main goal in the first part of the study is to find the right dose of KRT-232 to use when combined with ruxolitinib. They’ll be looking closely at any side effects to make sure the dose is safe. In the second part, they’ll check if the combination of the two drugs can shrink the size of the spleen by at least 35% after 6 months of treatment.

    • KRT-232
    • Ruxolitinib
  • Investigating efficacy and safety of new therapy in early-stage Parkinson’s disease

    This clinical trial aims to examine BIIB122, a new medication considered to potentially slow down the progression of early-stage Parkinson’s disease in patients aged between 30–80 years old. Participants will undergo treatment with either BIIB122 or a placebo equal in appearance but devoid of actual medicine. The trial’s routine includes a single daily medication intake for a timeframe between 48 and 144 weeks. To evaluate the medication’s efficacy, patients’ symptoms and their impact on everyday life will be observed using the Movement Disorder Society-Unified Parkinson’s Disease Rating Scale (MDS-UPDRS). In addition to this, safety assessment of BIIB122 will be a main focus of the study. The trial treats this as a double-blind study, anonymizing whether a patient takes the BIIB122 drug or a placebo.

    • BIIB122
  • Ceralasertib & durvalumab vs docetaxel in advanced lung cancer study

    This is an open-label study titled LATIFY, which means everyone will know the type of treatment they are receiving. The study team is looking into a specific type of lung cancer, called Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer (NSCLC) which did not get better after previous treatments. Two treatments will be tested, a new combination of ceralasertib plus durvalumab, compared to a commonly used treatment, docetaxel. Doctors will track participants’ health over time to see which treatment helps people live longer. Understanding the results will help doctors responsibly give the best treatment for patients with this type of lung cancer.

    • Ceralasertib
    • Durvalumab
    • Docetaxel
  • Comparing a new treatment with standard care for advanced colorectal cancer

    This research study is for people suffering from a type of bowel cancer that has spread to other parts of the body, known as ‘metastatic colorectal cancer’. The purpose of the study is to compare a new combination of medications against the regular treatments that are already in use. Patients participating in the study will be placed into two groups: one group will receive the standard treatment, and the other group will try a new combination of drugs (tucatinib, trastuzumab, and 5-Fluorouracil, leucovorin,,oxaliplatin). This study will also help to understand the side effects, which are any unexpected symptoms or changes that can occur when taking these medications. Ultimately, the goal of this study is to help learn more about which treatment is more effective in delaying the progression of the disease and improving the patients’ quality of life.

    • levoleucovorin
    • leucovorin
    • Fluorouracil
    • Bevacizumab
    • Cetuximab
    • Tucatinib
    • Oxaliplatin
    • Trastuzumab
  • Osimertinib effectiveness study for early-stage lung cancer post-surgery

    This study is examining the effects of osimertinib on patients with a specific type of early-stage lung cancer (EGFRm stage IA2-IA3 non-small cell lung cancer) after complete tumor removal surgery. It’s a Phase III trial comparing osimertinib, a new drug, with a placebo. Participants, who have already had surgery for their lung cancer, will either receive osimertinib or a placebo daily for three years. The goal is to see if osimertinib can prevent cancer from coming back and improve patients’ survival rates.

    • Osimertinib
  • Testing nivolumab alone and with Ipilimumab for advanced bowel cancer

    This study is about testing different treatments for a type of advanced bowel cancer called Metastatic Colorectal Cancer, which offers certain genetic features (called MSI-H or dMMR). The study aims to compare the efficacy of treatment approaches for cancer. One involves the use of the drug Nivolumab alone, and the other combines Nivolumab with another drug called Ipilimumab. These approaches will be compared against the benefits of conventional chemotherapy, as determined by the treating physician. The study will evaluate factors such as the extent of cancer shrinkage and the duration of growth inhibition.

    • Nivolumab
    • Ipilimumab
    • Fluorouracil
    • Leucovorin
    • Bevacizumab
    • Cetuximab
    • Irinotecan
    • Oxaliplatin
  • Testing the effectiveness of a new drug compared with standard therapy in the treatment of asthma

    This medical research is a year-long study that tests a new asthma medication, called GSK3511294 (Depemokimab), against two other asthma medicines, Mepolizumab and Benralizumab. The trial is intended for teens and adults who have a severe form of asthma called ‘eosinophilic phenotype.’ The aim is to see if switching to GSK3511294 from Mepolizumab or Benralizumab keeps the severity and frequency of asthma attacks under control equally or better. Participants will keep taking their regular non-biological asthma medications throughout the trial. The study will look at the number of severe asthma attacks a patient experiences in a year, which is defined here as any worsening of asthma requiring steroids, a hospital visit, or an emergency room trip. They will also check for changes in their quality of life and their asthma control using questionnaires, and measure the capacity of their lungs with a breathing test.

    • GSK3511294 (Depemokimab)
    • Mepolizumab
    • Benralizumab
  • Long-term study on donidalorsen in hereditary angioedema

    This is a research assessing the long-term safety and effectiveness of donidalorsen in the prophylactic treatment of hereditary angioedema (HAE-1 and HAE-2). The study includes two groups of participants: 1) individuals transitioning from another study with donidalorsen, and 2) new participants not transitioning from another donidalorsen study, who were previously on prophylactic therapy with lanadelumab, berotralstat, or a C1-esterase inhibitor (C1-INH). The duration of participation in the study is 70 or 76 weeks.

    • Donidalorsen
  • Testing Nipocalimab’s effect on adults with Muscle Weakness

    This study is about a new drug called nipocalimab for patients with a disease called Myasthenia Gravis (MG). MG patients feel weak in their muscles, and nipocalimab potentially could help to lessen this weakness. The drug functions by attaching itself to certain components of the blood to lessen the reaction causing muscle weakness. This large-scale study will take place in multiple hospitals and is organized in different phases including initial checks (4 weeks), treatment (24 weeks) and follow-ups (up to 2 years). It will be measured how well the treatment works through daily activity scores and strength tests.

    • Nipocalimab
  • Comparing the effectiveness of two treatments for severe nasal polyps and asthma

    This study is looking at two medications, called Dupilumab and Omalizumab, to see how well they work in people who have severe nose and sinus problems alongside asthma. The main goal is to see if Dupilumab is better at shrinking nasal polyps (small growths in the nose) and improving the sense of smell. Other goals include seeing if Dupilumab can improve symptoms, lung function, and overall health-related quality of life better than Omalizumab. The study also aims to understand how these drugs affect the severity of the disease and asthma control, and their safety. To assess all these, doctors will use various tests, like measuring the size of nasal polyps, testing the ability to smell, and how well one’s lungs are working. Participants in the study will be involved for 38 weeks.

    • Dupilumab
    • Omalizumab
  • Comparing treatments in multiple myeloma: talquetamab in combination with other medication

    This study aims to explore the combined effects of talquetamab, daratumumab, pomalidomide, and dexamethasone for treating relapsed or refractory multiple myeloma. One group of patients will receive talquetamab subcutaneous in combination with daratumumab and pomalidomide. The second group will receive talquetamab subcutaneous in combination with daratumumab. The patients of the third group will be treated with daratumumab subcutaneous in combination with pomalidomide and dexamethasone. The research is divided into three phases: screening, treatment, and post-treatment follow-up. The study will assess efficacy, safety, and monitoring various health indicators at specific time points. The results of this combination therapy will be compared to choose the safest and the most effective treatment. The overall duration of the study is expected to be up to 6 years and 6 months.

    • Pomalidomide
    • Talquetamab
    • Dexamethasone
    • Daratumumab
  • Study testing Ruxolitinib cream for Prurigo Nodularis treatment

    This study is testing a cream with Ruxolitinib to see if it’s safe and effective for people with a skin condition called Prurigo Nodularis (PN). The study has three main parts. In the first 12 weeks, participants will receive either the cream with Ruxolitinib or placebo (also known as vehicle-controlled) treatment. After that, all participants will receive the cream with Ruxolitinib for another 40 weeks. After that, there will be an extra 30 days to keep an eye on safety. The trial will measure success by checking if the cream can reduce itchiness. Treatment success will be evaluated by medical professionals, considering factors such as the number of skin nodules and the extent of redness and crusting in the condition’s severity.

    • Ruxolitinib
  • Testing relacorilant and nab-paclitaxel for various types of cancer

    The study is being conducted to investigate a new treatment for advanced ovarian, peritoneal, or fallopian tube cancer that has been unresponsive to standard treatment. The focus is on assessing whether a specific combination of drugs (Relacorilant and Nab-Paclitaxel) is more effective than using Nab-Paclitaxel alone. The primary objective is to determine if this combination can prolong the period before cancer progression without causing excessive side effects, in comparison to the use of Nab-Paclitaxel alone. Another goal is to evaluate whether the treatment can lead to a reduction in the size of the cancer and prevent further progression for an extended duration. Patients will undergo regular assessments to monitor disease progression and survival. Criteria such as RECIST, a measurement system, and a blood test checking for the presence of CA-125, a substance elevated in cancer patients, will be employed to assess disease progress.

    • Relacorilant
    • Nab-paclitaxel
  • Testing navitoclax and ruxolitinib effective on myelofibrosis patients

    This study is trying to find out if the combination of two drugs called Navitoclax and Ruxolitinib can help people with a type of blood cancer called Myelofibrosis. Around 330 adults, who have myelofibrosis that hasn’t responded to previous treatments, will get either the new drug combination or the current best treatment for their disease. Doctors will measure whether the new combination is more effective by checking how much the size of participants’ spleens have changed during the study with scans, measuring fatigue levels and checking how well their bone marrow works.

    • Navitoclax
    • Ruxolitinib
  • Study on a new combination therapy for active ulcerative colitis

    This study aims to assess the effectiveness and safety of new combination therapy with JNJ-78934804 (Guselkumab/Golimumab) in comparison to guselkumab and golimumab administred alone for individuals with moderately to severely active ulcerative colitis. Participants who have shown inadequate response, loss of response, or intolerance to approved advanced therapies will be included. The trial includes various treatment groups: placebo, Guselkumab, Golimumab, and different doses of JNJ-78934804. All participants meeting inadequate response criteria will be escalated to an active treatment. The study will last for 48 weeks and the progress will be tracked over this period. The primary focus is to evaluate the efficacy and safety of the different doses of new therapy in managing ulcerative colitis over the course of the study.

    • JNJ-78934804/guselkumab + golimumab
    • Golimumab
    • Guselkumab
  • Study of evorpacept in patients with advanced HER2+ gastric cancer

    This study will investigate the drug evorpacept (ALX148). The clinical trial consists of two phases and includes patients with advanced stomach or gastroesophageal junction (GEJ) cancer showing excessive HER2 receptor expression. The study focuses on patients whose disease did not respond to prior HER2-directed therapy and chemotherapy containing fluoropyrimidine or platinum. Patients participating in the study will be closely monitored to see how well the cancer responds to the treatment and to track any side effects they might experience. By looking at these results, researchers hope to find out if this new combination can offer a more effective treatment option for patients with this type of advanced gastric cancer, potentially leading to better management of the disease and improved survival rates.

    • Evorpacept/ALX148
    • Ramucirumab
    • Trastuzumab
    • Paclitaxel
  • Comparison of different treatments for follicular lymphoma

    This study involves comparing two treatments for a condition known as follicular or marginal zone lymphoma, both of which are types of cancer affecting lymph cells. The first treatment combines zanubrutinib with an antibody called Anti-CD20, while the second treatment involves lenalidomide and rituximab. These treatments are intended for patients who have not responded or have stopped responding to conventional treatment. One of the primary objectives of the study is to determine which treatment is more effective in preventing the cancer from progressing, referred to as progression-free survival. Additionally, the study aims to assess the impact of these treatments on the patients’ quality of life, evaluating various aspects through questionnaires related to physical and emotional well-being, symptoms, and the ability to perform normal activities.

    • Zanubrutinib
    • Obinutuzumab
    • Lenalidomide
    • Rituximab
  • Study on dazostinag & pembrolizumab for advanced solid tumors

    The purpose of this study is to test a new drug called dazostinag. A study is being conducted to see whether this drug is helpful in adults with advanced forms of solid cancer. Some people are given dazostinag alone, while others are given it with another medicine called pembrolizumab. Scientists’ focus here is on finding out whether these drugs cause any side effects, and finding out what the maximum dose is that people can take without serious side effects. The study consists of two parts, including a dose escalation phase and a dose escalation phase. In the first part, the dose of dazostinag will be gradually increased, given alone or in combination with pembrolizumab. In the second part, Dazostinag will be tested with pembrolizumab and other anticancer drugs. This section will focus on patients with specific cancers that are difficult to remove or have spread to other parts of the body.

    • Dazostinag
    • Platinum
    • Pembrolizumab
    • 5-Fluorouracil
  • Study on Tolebrutinib’s ability to delay disability progression in multiple sclerosis

    This is a study that involves a specific type of multiple sclerosis (MS) called primary progressive multiple sclerosis (PPMS). In this study, a drug called SAR442168, also known as Tolebrutinib, will be tested against a placebo. The main purpose of the study is to see if this drug can slow down the progression of disability in PPMS. The researchers will also look at the drug’s effect on clinical markers, brain images (MRI), thinking abilities, physical function, and quality of life. They will also consider the safety and tolerability of this drug. How long each person will take the drug can vary, but it will be somewhere between 12 and 60 months.

    • Tolebrutinib/SAR442168

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