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Leipzig

Leipzig city is located in Germany. Currently, 20 clinical trials are being conducted in this city.

Leipzig, a city in eastern Germany, is renowned for its vibrant arts scene and historical significance. It played a pivotal role in the fall of the Berlin Wall, hosting the Monday Demonstrations. The city is the birthplace of famous composer Richard Wagner and was home to Johann Sebastian Bach, who worked at St. Thomas Church. Leipzig’s University, one of the world’s oldest, has educated numerous notable figures, including Goethe. The city also boasts the Monument to the Battle of the Nations, commemorating the 1813 defeat of Napoleon.

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    Testing setmelanotide for weight loss in genetic obesity

    This study is a research project looking into the effectiveness of a medication called setmelanotide for people who are dealing with obesity due to specific genetic variations. This medication is given under the skin. The study is designed to see if setmelanotide can help people lose weight compared to a placebo, which don’t contain any active medication.

    The study focuses on individuals who have one of several gene variants in the Melanocortin-4 Receptor pathway. These variants include changes in the POMC or PCSK1 genes, the LEPR gene, the SRC1 gene, or the SH2B1 gene. Depending on which gene variant a participant has, they will be placed into one of four sub-studies.

    The main goal of this clinical trial is to measure how much weight participants lose while taking setmelanotide over a period of 52 weeks. This will be compared to the weight loss of participants who receive the placebo. The study is carefully controlled and blinded, meaning neither the participants nor the researchers will know who is receiving the actual medication and who is receiving the placebo until the study is completed.

    This trial is an important step in understanding how setmelanotide can help people with obesity linked to specific genetic factors, offering hope for a targeted treatment option.

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  • Testing the safety and effectiveness of astegolimab for chronic lung disease

    The aim of this study is to see if a drug called astegolimab will be effective and safe in people with a lung disease called chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, or COPD. During this study, patients will be divided into 2 groups. One group of patients will receive the drug, the remaining patients will receive a placebo to compare the results. Both groups will not know what they are getting. The study was particularly interested in people suffering from COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease) who smoked or still smoke and often get sick because of it.

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  • Testing tozorakimab’s effect on chronic lung disease symptoms

    This study is all about testing a new drug, Tozorakimab, for people who have COPD – a lung disease that makes it difficult to breathe—and have had a bad flare-up in the past year. The researchers will give some people the new drug and some people a placebo (a dummy treatment) and see which works best. The drug is delivered in a shot under the skin, and all the people in the study will also keep taking their usual COPD medicines. The main things the researchers will be looking at are whether the new drug can reduce the number of flare-ups, improve quality of life (measured using a questionnaire), reduce the need for rescue medication and if it changes the results of breathing tests.

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  • Testing a new inhaled drug for pulmonary arterial hypertension

    This study focuses on the efficiency and safety of a new inhaled drug – MK-5475 – for patients suffering from Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension (PAH). The study is divided into two parts: phase 2 and phase 3. In phase 2, the researchers will compare three different doses of MK-5475 with a placebo over a base period of 12 weeks. The goal is to find out if any of the doses can decrease the patient’s pulmonary vascular resistance (PVR), which is the resistance that the heart must overcome to pump blood through the lungs. In Phase 3 of the study, the best performing dose from Phase 2 will be used to confirm its long-term effectiveness, safety, and tolerability over a 12-week base period with a follow-up period of up to five years. The focus is to see if this dose is better than a placebo in improving the patient’s walking distance over 6 minutes. The study aims at improving the quality of life and physical health of PAH patients with the help of the new drug.

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  • Study on luspatercept treatment for Myelodysplastic Syndrome

    This study is looking into a medication named Luspatercept and how safe and effective it is for people who have a blood condition known as lower-risk Myelodysplastic Syndrome, or LR-MDS for short. These individuals often need transfusions or have their blood refreshed with new, healthy red blood cells. The drug will be given at its highest approved dose to see what effect it has. This is being done in a controlled and careful way to make sure everything is safe for the participants in the study. People who are taking part in this study have been identified as having a very low to medium risk according to the International Prognostic Scoring System (IPSS-R). This means their disease isnt considered high-risk, which makes them suitable candidates for this research. The study is open-label, meaning everybody knows what is in the drug they are getting.

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  • Understanding biliary tract cancer treatment with rilvegostomig and chemotherapy

    This study focuses on a new treatment for biliary tract cancer using the drug rilvegostomig combined with chemotherapy. It is for patients who have had surgery to remove this cancer. The study will compare the effectiveness of rilvegostomig with a placebo in combination with investigator’s choice of chemotherapy options like capecitabine, gemcitabine/cisplatin, or S-1. The main aim is to see if this new treatment can prevent cancer from coming back. About 750 people will take part in this global study, which is in the final phase of testing.

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  • Exploring the effects and safety of new therapy for Symptomatic Knee Osteoarthritis

    This study is a test of a medication called DFV890, focusing on its effectiveness, safety, and tolerance among individuals with arthritis in their knee, which causes significant pain. Some participants receive the actual medication, while others receive a ‘placebo’ with no active substance. Importantly, neither the participants nor their doctors are aware of which treatment they are receiving. The study duration is slightly over 5 months, and the primary objective is to assess whether DFV890 can help reduce knee pain.

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  • Study of the effectiveness of tanimilast in the treatment of pulmonary diseases

    A 52-week clinical trial is being conducted to investigate the effectiveness and safety of the new drug, known as Tanimilast (CHF6001), in people diagnosed with chronic bronchitis and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). The primary aim of the study is to determine the effectiveness of CHF6001 administered as an addition to a standard COPD treatment regimen. Study participants will be randomly assigned to receive the study drug CHF6001 or a placebo, which will be taken concurrently with their existing COPD therapy. Key measurements in the study include monitoring the frequency and severity of COPD exacerbations, which are episodes of significantly worsening symptoms. Additionally, the study will assess changes in participants’ lung function and overall quality of life. Typically eligible for the study are adults who are 40 years of age or older, have a documented history of COPD and chronic bronchitis, and are current or former smokers. In particular, the study is of interest to people who have experienced at least one COPD exacerbation in the year preceding the study.

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  • Investigating new treatment method for specific head and neck squamous cell carcinoma

    This clinical trial is focused on evaluating the safety and efficacy of a new treatment for patients with a specific type of head and neck cancer caused by Human Papilloma Virus 16 (HPV16) and characterized by the presence of the PD-L1 protein. The treatment involves a combination of a novel drug, BNT113, and a known drug, pembrolizumab. The primary objective is to determine whether this combination is more effective than pembrolizumab alone in assisting the body’s immune system in fighting the cancer. The trial is divided into two parts. In the initial phase, the focus is on assessing the safety of the new drug combination. Subsequently, in the second phase, patients will be randomly assigned to receive either the new combination or pembrolizumab alone. The trial aims to compare the outcomes of the two groups, evaluating tumor response (whether tumors shrink, remain the same, or grow) and monitoring any potential side effects resulting from the treatment.

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  • Exploring treatment options for newly diagnosed Multiple Myeloma

    This clinical trial investigates two treatment paths for newly diagnosed multiple myeloma patients who are not planned for stem cell transplant initially. The first group receives a combination of bortezomib, lenalidomide, and dexamethasone (VRd) followed by cilta-cel, an innovative therapy. The second group receives VRd followed by continued treatment with lenalidomide and dexamethasone (Rd). The study evaluates the effectiveness of these treatments by monitoring disease progression, treatment response, and patient survival rates. It also assesses the safety and side effects of the treatments, aiming to improve the quality of life and outcomes for patients with multiple myeloma. The trial’s objective is to provide valuable data on the potential benefits of integrating cilta-cel in the treatment regimen, compared to the more traditional approach, offering insights for better management of this challenging cancer.

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  • 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.

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  • Study of the combination of semaglutide and empagliflozin in patients with diabetes and non-alcoholic steatohepatitis

    This study is for people with type 2 diabetes who have a liver condition called non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH). Researchers are testing new drug combinations to see if they can treat NASH in diabetic patients. They’re looking at a combo of semaglutide and empagliflozin—medicines that help control blood sugar—and comparing it to empagliflozin alone and a placebo. The main goal is to see if these treatments can improve liver health without harmful side effects. This study is significant because right now, there are no specific drugs approved to treat NASH in those with diabetes​.

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  • Comparison study of two melanoma treatments containing pembrolizumab

    This study compares two treatments for a type of skin cancer known as high-risk melanoma. Participants of this study have previously had this cancer surgically removed. The tested treatments are pembrolizumab with vibostolimab, and pembrolizumab alone. The aim is to find out which treatment is better at preventing the melanoma from returning or spreading to other parts of the body. Even after a successful surgery, some cancer cells may be left behind which could result in the cancer returning. The study is measuring the time it takes for the cancer to return and the time it takes for the cancer to spread far from where it started.

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  • Sotatercept treatment study for new Pulmonary Hypertension patients

    This study is an important test where doctors are looking at how a drug called Sotatercept can help people struggling with Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension (or PAH for short). The goal is to see whether this drug can delay or prevent the condition from getting worse. PAH makes it really hard for patients to breathe because it affects lungs and heart. The testing process is being done in a fair and careful way. Half of the patients will get the drug, and the others will get a ‘placebo’ which doesnt contain any medicine. The doctors will look at the effect on patients over time. The study is looking specifically at patients who were recently diagnosed with PAH and are at risk for the disease to get worse.

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  • Testing orforglipron for obesity & type 2 diabetes

    A drug called Orforglipron is being tested. This study is for adults who are overweight or have a disease called type 2 diabetes. The purpose of this study is to see if this medicine can safely help people lose weight. Some patients will receive orforglipron once a day, the rest will receive a placebo. All patients will be monitored to see how their weight changes. The study will last 77 weeks.

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  • 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.

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  • Study on Zibotentan-Dapagliflozin Combo for Cirrhosis Patients

    The ZEAL study is a study conducted in people suffering from cirrhosis, a disease that causes the accumulation of scar tissue in the liver. The study was divided into two parts and aims to determine how helpful and safe a combination of drugs called zibotentan and dapagliflozin is when given to people suffering from this disease. In the first part, drugs will be administered to one group of volunteers and their reaction will be observed. If no significant safety issues arise, the study will proceed to the second part. Here, more people with varying degrees of liver disease will participate. Several things will be checked: improvement in blood pressure in the liver, effect on body weight, use of other medications to store fluid, and changes in body water and fat content.

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  • R-Pola-Glo therapy for aggressive B-cell lymphoma

    This clinical study tests a new treatment combination called R-Pola-Glo for elderly or medically unfit patients with untreated aggressive B-cell lymphoma. It involves the anti-CD20 antibody rituximab with polatuzumab vedotin and glofitamab, aiming to develop a less intense chemotherapy option. The trial, enrolling 80 participants, will assess the effectiveness and safety of this therapy, which could be crucial for those ineligible for standard treatment due to age or health.

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  • Exploring new treatment for advanced melanoma

    In this research, the researchers are examining a mix of fianlimab and cemiplimab as a potential treatment for a type of skin cancer called melanoma that is in an advanced stage or has spread to other parts of the body. It is important to see if this new medication is better than a current treatment, called pembrolizumab, in slowing down the growth of the disease. The main aim is to see how they respond to treatment, and the contribution of each drug in the mix. Additionally, the researchers will see if the drug triggers any reaction from the body’s immune system, assess how the two-drug regimen affects the patient’s physical activity, the role they play in their lives, overall health, and life quality.

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  • Study of lacutamab in T-cell lymphoma

    This trial involves a medication called lacutamab, which will be given to patients who have a type of blood cancer known as peripheral T-cell lymphoma, and their disease has either come back after previous treatment or didn’t respond at all. Some patients in the study will receive lacutamab in combination with a common chemotherapy drugs gemcitabine and oxaliplatine, while others will get only gemcitabine and oxaliplatine. A key aim of this study is to find out if lacutamab is both safe and effective. The study is designed not to compare the two treatments directly, but to check our assumptions for deciding the number of people for the trial. The number of participants getting lacutamab is bigger.

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