Clinical trials located in

Edinburgh

Edinburgh city is located in United Kingdom. Currently, 20 clinical trials are being conducted in this city.

Edinburgh, the capital city of Scotland, is steeped in history and culture. Dominated by the iconic Edinburgh Castle, the city is famous for its well-preserved medieval and Georgian architecture. Edinburgh is also known for hosting the world’s largest arts festival, the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. The city’s Old and New Towns are UNESCO World Heritage Sites, showcasing a blend of historical and modern life. Birthplace of renowned figures like Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and the setting for the world-famous Harry Potter series, Edinburgh offers a rich tapestry of literary and cultural heritage.

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    Testing the effects of Sparsentan on blood vessel health in ANCA-Associated Vasculitis

    This clinical trial is focused on patients with ANCA-associated vasculitis, an autoimmune disease that damages blood vessels and can lead to organ damage. Patients with this condition are at a high risk of cardiovascular diseases such as heart attacks and strokes. The study aims to explore whether blocking a chemical called endothelin, which stiffens blood vessels and raises blood pressure, can reduce these risks. The trial will involve 40 patients with ANCA-associated vasculitis who are in long-term remission. These patients will be randomly divided into two groups. One group will receive a sparsentan, which blocks endothelin and lowers blood pressure, for 6 weeks. The other group will receive irbesartan, a tablet that lowers blood pressure but does not block endothelin. The study is double-blind, meaning neither the patients nor the researchers will know who is receiving which treatment.

    The main goal is to determine if the benefits of sparsentan, such as reduced vessel stiffness and improved vessel function, can be maintained over a longer period. This will be assessed by measuring changes in forearm blood flow before and after the 6-week treatment period.

    • Sparsentan
  • Testing Vemurafenib and Cobimetinib for BRAF Positive Cancers

    This clinical trial is for patients with cancers that have a specific change in their cancer cells known as BRAF V600 mutation. It uses two drugs, vemurafenib and cobimetinib, to see if they can effectively treat various types of cancers such as solid tumors, haematological malignancies, melanoma, thyroid cancer, ovarian neoplasms, colorectal neoplasms, laryngeal neoplasms, non-small-cell lung carcinoma, glioma, multiple myeloma, and Erdheim-Chester disease. The purpose of this study is to determine if these drugs can help treat cancers with the BRAF V600 mutation.

    In the study, participants will receive both drugs until their disease progresses, they experience unacceptable side effects, or they decide to withdraw. Blood samples will be collected at different times during the treatment for research purposes. Participants will be monitored every three months for two years after completing the treatment.

    • Vemurafenib
    • Cobimetinib
  • To evaluate the effectiveness of nivolumab used alone and in combination with HBI-8000 in the treatment of unresectable or metastatic melanoma

    This is a study comparing two treatment options for patients with melanoma that cannot be surgically removed or has spread to other parts of the body. One treatment option is an investigational drug called Tucidinostat (HBI-8000) taken by mouth twice a week in combination with an approved drug called nivolumab given by intravenous infusion. Another option is a placebo taken orally twice a week, also in combination with nivolumab given by intravenous infusion.

    The primary goal of the study is to determine whether the combination of HBI-8000 and nivolumab is more effective than nivolumab alone in shrinking the tumor or preventing further tumor progression. The study will also assess the safety of the treatment combinations.

    Patients enrolled in the main study will be randomly assigned to receive either the HBI-8000 combination or a placebo combination. Treatment will continue for up to 2 years or until the cancer progresses, side effects worsen or the patient decides to withdraw from the study. The study will last up to 4 years and will include regular monitoring and follow-up visits.

    • Placebo
    • Tudicdinostat/HBI-8000
  • Study of the drug combination mRNA-4157/V940 and Pembrolizumab in the treatment of melanoma

    The aim of this clinical trial is to test whether a new drug called mRNA-4157/V940 in combination with pembrolizumab can help prevent the recurrence of melanoma in people who have already had it. Currently, mRNA-4157/V940 is what is called “individualized neoantigen therapy,” which means it is a therapy created specifically for each patient based on their cancer cells. Doctors give this drug along with pembrolizumab, a drug that helps the immune system fight cancer cells.

    The main goal of this study is to determine whether taking V940 and pembrolizumab together is more effective in preventing melanoma recurrence than taking pembrolizumab alone. Researchers will closely monitor how long it takes for the cancer to return or spread. The study will last for approximately 74 months.

    • mRNA-4157/V940
    • placebo
    • Pembrolizumab
  • Comparing ruxolitinib, hydroxycarbamide, and Interferon as first-line treatments for high-risk Polycythemia Vera

    The study, known as MITHRIDATE, investigates the effectiveness of the drug Ruxolitinib compared to either Hydroxycarbamide or Interferon Alpha for patients with high-risk Polycythemia Vera, a type of blood disorder. This Phase III clinical trial aims to determine which treatment is more effective in managing the disease without leading to additional health complications.

    Patients in the trial are assigned to receive either Ruxolitinib or the best available therapy, chosen from Hydroxycarbamide or Interferon Alpha, as decided by the overseeing doctors. The course of the study involves regular monitoring and assessments to evaluate the impact of these treatments on the disease’s progression and patients’ overall health and quality of life. The study is conducted in a controlled environment to ensure reliable results.

    • Interferon-Alpha
    • Hydroxycarbamide
    • Ruxolitinib
  • ARTEMIS study: Protecting kidney health in heart surgery patients with Ravulizumab

    The ARTEMIS study aims to find a new way to protect people with chronic kidney disease (CKD) undergoing heart surgery requiring the use of a heart-lung machine, also known as cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB). The main aim of this study is to see if a single dose of a drug called ravulizumab given intravenously can reduce the risk of serious kidney problems after surgery, compared with a placebo. Kidney issues are grouped under serious adverse events, and investigators will monitor them for up to 90 days after surgery. The study is carefully controlled and participants will not know whether they are receiving ravulizumab or a placebo to ensure the results are unbiased. This is an important test for people with chronic kidney disease undergoing heart surgery because it may lead to better outcomes and a lower risk of kidney damage after surgery.

    • placebo
    • Ravulizumab
  • Examining capivasertib and docetaxel in advanced prostate cancer

    This trial is testing a new potential treatment for a type of advanced prostate cancer. The study will compare two combinations: one with Capivasertib and another called Docetaxel, compared with placebo (a dummy tablet with no medical effect) and Docetaxel. In addition, each study participant will receive steroid treatment and another therapy called androgen deprivation therapy. The main goal of this study is to demonstrate whether Capivasertib + Docetaxel extends patients’ lives more than placebo + Docetaxel. They will also be monitored for the time it takes for the cancer to show signs of growth again, for the pain to increase or for urinary symptoms to worsen.

    • Capivasertib
    • Docetaxel
  • Evaluating dostarlimab for treating stage III colon cancer

    This research is focused on the investigation of the effect of dostarlimab on patients with severe, untreated colon cancer (T4N0 or Stage III dMMR/MSI-H). The primary objective is to assess whether dostarlimab yields superior outcomes for the patients in comparison to standard treatments. Patient monitoring will be based on tumor response and the potential impact on their quality of life resulting from the drug or disease progression.

    • CAPEOX
    • Dostarlimab
    • FOLFOX
  • Use of tucatinib in combination therapy for HER2-positive breast cancer

    This study examines whether tucatinib, combined with other medications, is more effective than a placebo in treating HER2-positive breast cancer. The research will also identify any side effects from the drug combination. Participants in this study have advanced breast cancer that is either unresectable (cannot be surgically removed) or metastatic (spread throughout the body). Participants will be randomly assigned to receive either tucatinib or a placebo, without knowing which one they are receiving. This method ensures the study’s fairness and accuracy. Additionally, all participants will receive trastuzumab and pertuzumab, two drugs effective against this cancer type. These will be administered every 21 days, either intravenously or subcutaneously, depending on the specific drug and combination used. The study has two main groups: one receiving a placebo and the other tucatinib, both alongside trastuzumab and pertuzumab.

    • Pertuzumab
    • Tucatinib
    • Trastuzumab
  • Testing new combination treatments for kidney cancer

    This study, part of a broader research project exploring new treatments for kidney cancer, specifically Renal Cell Carcinoma (RCC). These treatments include different combinations of drugs from among the listed: Pembrolizumab, Favezelimab, Belzutifan, Lenvatinib, Quavonlimab and Vibostolimab. The research comprises two stages: a safety assessment stage and an efficacy evaluation stage. In the first stage, the study aims to determine the safety and tolerability of a few different drug combinations. The study will monitor any unexpected adverse health events and track the number of participants who may need to discontinue the treatment due to health concerns. In the second stage, the study will assess the effectiveness of these various drug combinations and identify any uncomfortable or unwelcome effects. Additionally, researchers will observe how many participants can continue the treatment without experiencing adverse effects.

    • Vibostolimab
    • Quavonlimab
    • Pembrolizumab
    • Favezelimab
    • Lenvatinib
    • Belzutifan
  • Comparing Imlifidase with standard treatment in anti-glomerular basement membrane disease

    This clinical trial is testing a medication called Imlifidase in patients who have a serious disease called anti-GBM (Goodpasture syndrome). The researchers are doing this study to compare two groups: people who take Imlifidase along with the usual treatment, and people who only get the usual treatment. This typical treatment consists of plasma exchange (PLEX), Cyclophosphamide and glucocorticoids. This study will last for 2 years. Researchers will measure things like kidney function, levels of harmful anti-GBM antibodies, breathing symptoms, drug interaction and patients’ quality of life.

    • Cyclophosphamide (CYC)
    • Glucocorticoids
    • Imlifidase
  • Research on using new therapy for treating advanced tumors

    This research is about a new medicine named INCB123667. It may help people who have serious cancers that have spread to other parts of the body. The trial has two parts. Part 1 will find out the best dose to use and if it causes any side effects. Part 2 will see if the medicine helps shrink the cancer cells. Doctors will check for side effects the first time the medicine is given. If side effects are severe, the medicine dose will be reduced. The timing of when the drug is given may also need to be changed. Doctors will measure the highest amount of the drug in the blood and how fast it reaches this level. They’ll also see how long it stays in the system and how quickly the body gets rid of it. Successful treatment would mean the cancer stops growing or shrinks.

    • INCB0123667- new potential medication for advanced malignancies
  • Study on a new medicine for Aicardi-Goutières syndrome

    This research study revolves around a drug called TPN-101, being tested for people with a disease called Aicardi-Goutires Syndrome or AGS. The researchers want to involve a few people between 10-16, who are over a year old and weigh over 10 kg. They’ll get the mentioned drug, the dose of which they’ll adjust depending on their weight, anywhere from 100 mg to 400 mg, so everyone gets an equal percentage. There are three parts to the study. First, they’ll check everyone’s health for 6–8 weeks before starting. Then, for the next 48 weeks, patients will regularly take TPN-101. Then, over 12 weeks, the researchers will see how everyone’s doing, without the medication. They’ll be looking for any side effects and response to the treatment during the study.

    • cenzawudyna/TPN-101
  • 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 new drug’s effect on growing desmoid tumors

    This research is about the effect of a medication named AL102 on Desmoid tumors that continue to grow worse. The study is in 2 phases. In phase 1, every patient will receive AL102, and researchers will determine the ideal dosage of the drug. In phase 2, some of those patients will receive AL102 while others will get a substance without any medicine in it (a placebo). The study aims to provide new insights and potentially a new treatment option for this condition.

    • AL102- new potential medication for desmoid tumors
  • Study on risk reduction of heart complications with Milvexian

    This study involves a drug called milvexian, which is being tested for people who have recently experienced a heart-related episode, like a heart attack or stroke (acute coronary syndrome). Half of the participants will receive milvexian, and the other half will get a placebo. The study’s main aim is to show that milvexian can help reduce the chance of major heart-related problems happening again. These problems include things like heart failure, another heart attack, or an ischemic stroke.

    • Milvexian
  • 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 of secukinumab treatment for Giant Cell Arteritis

    This study is testing a drug called Secukinumab to see if it is safe and effective in people with a disease known as giant cell arteritis (GCA). GCA affects blood vessels in the body, causing inflammation. In this study, patients will receive Secukinumab or placebo (a treatment without active medicine) along with a medicine called glucocorticoids, the dose of which will be gradually reduced. The test will test whether a 26-week treatment course is more effective than the current 52-week treatment course. The research team will monitor whether the inflammation subsides and does not return throughout the year. The team will also check how long it will take until the disease symptoms return, how many glucocorticosteroids the patient will need within a year and how his quality of life has improved.

    • Secukinumab
  • Targeting Ovarian Cancer: avutometinib & defactinib study

    This trial tests a drug called avutometinib (VS-6766) alone and together with defactinib. It’s for women with recurrent Low-Grade Serous Ovarian Cancer. This study will examine the safety of these drugs and how effectively they can fight against cancer. Patients will be put into two groups for the study – one will receive only avutometinib (VS-6766) and the other avutometinib (VS-6766) and defactinib combined. The doctors will repeatedly measure the cancer size to check if it has become smaller or stopped growing after taking these drugs.

    • defactinib
    • Avutometinib

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