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Pisa

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

Pisa, a revered city in Italy’s Tuscany region, is globally celebrated for its iconic Leaning Tower. This architectural anomaly, originally intended as a bell tower for the adjacent cathedral, began tilting during construction in the 12th century due to soft ground. Beyond its famous tower, Pisa is steeped in history, housing over 20 historic churches, several medieval palaces, and the Scuola Normale Superiore, one of Italy’s most prestigious universities. The city, once a maritime power rivaling Genoa and Venice, boasts a rich cultural heritage and a vibrant academic life.

  • CT-EU-00041358

    Continued Parsaclisib treatment for B-cell cancer patients

    This is a phase II clinical trial focused on providing continuation of treatment with a drug called parsaclisib to people diagnosed with B-cell malignancies. The main goal of this study is to expand the treatment regimen established in the previous study. Study participants will receive parsaclisib as a stand-alone therapy (monotherapy) or in combination with other therapeutic agents, which may include itacitinib, ruxolitinib or ibrutinib. The study aims to facilitate participants’ ongoing care and contribute to the broader field of medical research by collecting data on the effectiveness and safety of prolonged use of parsaclisib.

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  • Stomach cancer treatment comparison: trastuzumab deruxtecan vs. ramucirumab & paclitaxel

    This is a thorough comparison study to measure the effectiveness and safety of two treatment paths. It’s designed for individuals who have experienced progression regarding a stomach (gastric) cancer, or cancer of the gastro-esophageal junction (GEJ). The study focuses on those with HER2-positive gastric or GEJ who have previously undergone a trastuzumab-containing regime but have not received further systemic therapy.The research compares the use of trastuzumab deruxtecan, a potent anti-cancer agent, and the combined use of ramucirumab and paclitaxel. The study’s primary goal is to evaluate the overall survival rate, while secondary aims involve examining progression-free survival, response duration, disease control, safety, pharmacokinetics, and immunogenicity.In the study, participants are fairly and randomly assigned to receive one of two treatments. This is crucial in understanding the superiority and safety of these treatment paths, and this knowledge may inform future approaches to treating these types of cancer.

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  • Testing the effectiveness of new drugs in the treatment of age-related macular degeneration

    The study is investigating a potential breakthrough in treating age-related vision loss, specifically neovascular age-related macular degeneration (nAMD). It introduces a novel therapy, OPT-302, and pairs it with Aflibercept, comparing this combination’s effectiveness against the standard treatment. Participants undergo a series of thorough eye examinations and treatments to monitor the progression of their vision health. The research aims to offer a clearer understanding of how these treatments can better manage and possibly improve vision for individuals dealing with nAMD, contributing valuable knowledge to the field of eye health care.

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  • 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.

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  • Treatment of lung cancer before and after surgery using various drug combinations

    The NeoCOAST-2 trial is a phase II study evaluating various combinations of anticancer therapies in patients with resectable early-stage non-small cell lung cancer. This study is divided into two stages. The first stage occurs before surgery (neoadjuvant treatment), the next stage after surgery (adjuvant treatment). Researchers will use a drug called Durvalumab, which will be combined with various drugs. The goal is to determine the safety and effectiveness of these regimens for treating early-stage lung cancer, potentially improving treatment outcomes.

    The first group of patients will receive Oleclumab, Durvalumab and a strong drug – Carboplatin/Paclitaxel Pemetrexed/Cisplatin Pemetrexed/Carboplatin. After surgery, they will be given Oleclumab and Durvalumab.

    Patients in the second group will receive Monalizumab, Durvalumab and drugs combined with platinum before surgery. After surgery, they will be given Monalizumab and Durvalumab.

    In the third group, MEDI5752 and drugs combined with platinum are administered before surgery. After surgery, patients will only receive MEDI5752.

    People from group four receive Dato-DXd, Durvalumab, Carboplatin or Cisplatin before surgery. After surgery, they will be given Durvalumab.

    Participants in the fifth group will receive AZD0171, Durvalumab and platinum doublet chemotherapy before surgery. After surgery, patients will receive AZD0171 and Durvalumab.

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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 combination therapy with acalabrutinib for a specific type of lymphoma

    This clinical trial is investigating a new combination therapy for diffuse large B-cell lymphoma, a type of lymphoma. The treatment combines Acalabrutinib, a targeted therapy drug, with R-CHOP, a chemotherapy mix consisting of rituximab, cyclophosphamide, doxorubicin, vincristine and prednisone, a standard chemotherapy regimen. The aim of the study is to evaluate the safety and effectiveness of this combination in improving patient outcomes. It focuses on patients who have not been previously treated for lymphoma. The study aims to find better treatment strategies for this particular type of lymphoma.

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  • 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.

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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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  • Study on the efficacy of pirtobrutinib for mantle cell lymphoma

    This clinical trial is designed for patients diagnosed with mantle cell lymphoma (MCL), a type of blood cancer. The primary objective of the study is to assess the efficacy of a new drug called pirtobrutinib in comparison to other similar drugs that have received approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Participants may be involved in the study for a duration of two years or more, contingent on their condition not worsening. The trial will categorize patients into two groups: one receiving pirtobrutinib, and the other receiving either ibrutinib, acalabrutinib, or zanubrutinib, which are existing FDA-approved drugs for this condition. Throughout the study, the participants’ health condition, symptoms, and any side effects will be closely monitored. Additionally, the effectiveness of the treatments will be measured by evaluating the eventual survival rates of the patients.

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  • Safety study of tafasitamab with lenalidomide for Diffuse Large B-Cell Lymphoma patients

    In this study, a novel approach to the treatment of Diffuse Large B-Cell Lymphoma (DLBCL) is being investigated. This type of cancer may have either recurred or not responded to previous treatments. The experimental intervention involves the use of two drugs: Tafasitamab, administered intravenously, and Lenalidomide, a oral medication. The study is focused on individuals who have undergone one to three prior treatments and are currently ineligible for intensive chemotherapy or a stem-cell transplant. The study is conducted in an open format, providing transparency regarding the substances being tested. Regular monitoring will be implemented to detect any potential issues and assess the concentration of the medications in participants’ blood.

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  • Examining amivantamab’s effects on advanced colorectal cancer

    This study aims to investigate the effectiveness of a new drug called amivantamab in combating advanced or metastatic colorectal cancer. Amivantamab targets specific factors, namely EGF and MET, crucial for the growth of certain cancers, especially lung cancer, with hope of extending its efficacy to colorectal cancer. Additionally, the study aims to assess the safety of administering the drug alongside standard anti-cancer treatments. The drug will be administered in 28-day cycles, and patients will undergo regular checkups, blood tests, and other necessary assessments. The entire study duration is anticipated to be approximately 4 years and 3 months. Key measurements include monitoring improvements, such as tumor shrinkage, and documenting any encountered side effects in terms of nature, intensity, and the number of affected patients, as per standard procedures in drug trials.

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  • Testing new medicine for resistant high blood pressure

    In this 20-week trial, the effectiveness, safety, and optimal dosage of a medication known as XXB750 are being evaluated in individuals with resistant high blood pressure (resistant hypertension). This condition persists despite the use of three different blood pressure medications. XXB750 will be administered through subcutaneous injections, and its efficacy will be compared to a placebo. A 2-week preparation period precedes the trial, during which participants receive three doses of the actual trial medicine and one dose as part of the preparation. Following the trial, participants will be monitored for an additional 8 weeks without receiving any trial medicine during this period. The primary focus is on assessing whether XXB750 can effectively reduce blood pressure when measured over a 24-hour period.

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  • Study investigating new medicine for advanced metastatic breast cancer

    A clinical study is investigating the impact and safety of a new medicine named ARV-471 (Vepdegrestrant), contrasting its effects with an already-used drug called fulvestrant (FUL). This research targets individuals suffering from advanced metastatic breast cancer, a disease that often spreads to various parts of the body and is challenging to control. ARV-471 will be given to half of the participants, with the other half receiving fulvestrant. The effects of both will be monitored over time. ARV-471 is consumed by mouth, while FUL is administered through injections.

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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 trastuzumab deruxtecan in gastric cancer or gastroesophageal junction adenocarcinoma

    The aim of the DESTINY-Gastric04 study is to help cancer patients suffering from certain diseases. These patients have a specific type of stomach cancer or adenocarcinoma of the gastroesophageal junction that has not responded to treatment or has gotten worse after treatment with a medicine called trastuzumab. This study is testing a new drug called trastuzumab deruxtecan, comparing it with a combination of two other drugs – ramucirumab and paclitaxel. A key goal of this study is to determine how long participants will live after starting a new treatment. It will also be observed whether the cancer will shrink or stop growing, how long it will last, what the potential side effects of treatment will be and how the body will respond to the new drug.

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  • Evaluating the efficacy of macitentan in the treatment of high pulmonary artery blood pressure

    This study is checking if a 75 mg dose of a medicine called Macitentan can do a better job for patients with a lung condition called Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension (PAH) compared to a 10 mg dose. The main goal is to see if the 75 mg dose can better delay the patient’s first major health event related to PAH. Major events include things like unplanned hospital stays related to PAH, or their PAH getting worse. The researchers will check if patients’ PAH gets worse by looking at things like their physical exercise ability and signs of heart failure. The study also looks at how patients’ symptoms change from day to day.

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    Testing new medication for adult muscle inflammation treatment

    This study aims to test a medicine called Efgartigimod (EFG PH20 SC) for adults who are suffering from a disease called Idiopathic Inflammatory Myopathy (IIM), where muscles become inflamed for unknown reasons. This condition often falls into groups like dermatomyositis, immune-mediated necrotizing myopathy, or specific types of polymyositis. The trial wants to compare how good the medicine is against a placebo. The researchers will look at how much people’s symptoms improve and whether there are any side effects. The test is going to be carried out in many locations and will involve people over 18 years old.

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  • Study on the impact of Retatrutide for overweight patients with kidney disease

    This study is exploring a new treatment for individuals who are overweight or have obesity and suffer from chronic kidney disease, with or without Type 2 Diabetes. It tests a medication called Retatrutide (LY3437943), aiming to improve kidney function. Participants will either receive LY3437943 or a placebo in a controlled and monitored environment. The study spans approximately 31 weeks, involving regular health check-ups and tests to monitor the medication’s effects on kidney function. The goal is to find an effective treatment that can enhance kidney health in patients with these conditions. The study is particularly important for advancing understanding and treatment options for those struggling with kidney issues related to weight and diabetes.

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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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