Clinical trials located in

Porto

Porto city is located in Portugal. Currently, 20 clinical trials are being conducted in this city.

Porto, Portugal’s second-largest city, is renowned for its historical core, a UNESCO World Heritage site. This coastal city, where the Douro River meets the Atlantic Ocean, is the birthplace of Port wine. Its landscape is characterized by terraced hillsides, adorned with colorful houses and baroque churches. The iconic Dom Luís I Bridge, designed by a disciple of Gustave Eiffel, symbolizes Porto’s blend of architectural heritage and industrial progress. Porto’s tradition in art, culture, and cuisine reflects its rich history and vibrant contemporary life.

  • CT-EU-00121743

    Study comparing Giredestrant and Fulvestrant with CDK4/6 Inhibitors for advanced breast cancer

    This study focuses on a type of advanced breast cancer known as Estrogen Receptor-Positive (ER+), HER2-Negative breast cancer. This kind of cancer is driven by hormones and does not have high levels of the HER2 protein. The study aims to evaluate the effectiveness and safety of a new drug called Giredestrant compared to an existing drug called Fulvestrant. Both drugs will be combined with one of three medicines that inhibit proteins in cancer cells called CDK4/6 inhibitors (Palbociclib, Ribociclib, or Abemaciclib).

    In this study, participants will be randomly assigned to one of two groups. One group will receive Giredestrant and the other will receive Fulvestrant. Both groups will also receive one of the CDK4/6 inhibitors chosen by their doctor. These combinations are being tested to see which works better to stop the cancer from growing or spreading.

    The drugs involved include Giredestrant (RO7197597, RG6171, GDC-9545), Fulvestrant, Abemaciclib, Palbociclib, Ribociclib, and LHRH Agonist (for pre/perimenopausal women and men).

    The goal is to find out if Giredestrant can provide better results and fewer side effects compared to Fulvestrant when both are combined with one of the CDK4/6 inhibitors. The study may involve regular tests and assessments to monitor the cancer’s progress and the patient’s response to the treatment.

    Participants will continue to receive the study drugs as long as they are benefiting from them and not experiencing unacceptable side effects. The study involves close monitoring to ensure the safety and well-being of all participants throughout the treatment period.

    • LHRH Agonist
    • Abemaciclib
    • Giredestrant
    • Palbociclib
    • Ribociclib
    • Fulvestrant
  • CT-EU-00068410

    A study of the treatment of advanced breast cancer with Giredestrant and the drug combination Phesgo

    The study is aimed at patients with locally advanced or metastatic breast cancer that is HER2-positive and ER-positive. HER2 and ER are receptors that can influence the growth of cancer cells. The aim of this study is to evaluate the effectiveness and safety of the combination of giredestrant and Phesgo compared with Phesgo alone after a run-in phase with Phaesgo and taxane-based chemotherapy.

    Phesgo is a combination containing pertuzumab, trastuzumab and hyaluronidase, administered subcutaneously every three weeks. Giredestrant is a capsule taken orally every day. Taxane chemotherapy may include drugs such as Docetaxel and Paclitaxel, which are given intravenously. The aim of the study is to compare how well these drug combinations work in preventing disease progression and improving patient survival.

    • hyaluronidase
    • Giredestrant
    • Pertuzumab
    • Trastuzumab
    • Paclitaxel
    • Docetaxel
  • Study of Palazestrant or standard therapy in advanced ER+/HER2- breast cancer

    This clinical trial is for patients with advanced or metastatic breast cancer with hyperactivity of estrogen receptors (ER+) and no hyperactivity of HER2- receptors (advanced HER2- breast cancer). The therapy used in the study includes a new drug called palazestrant (OP-1250) and other standard endocrine therapies such as Fulvestrant or aromatase inhibitors (anastrozole, letrozole, exemestane).

    The aim of the study is to compare the effectiveness and safety of palazestrant (OP-1250) as monotherapy compared to the above-mentioned standard therapies in the treatment of this type of breast cancer.

    Patients in the study will be randomly assigned to one of the groups – one receiving palazestrant (OP-1250) and the other receiving one of the standard therapies (fulvestrant, anastrozole, letrozole or exemestane). The study will assess progression-free survival (the time from the start of treatment to the time the disease starts to progress again) and overall survival of participants (the time from the start of treatment to death from any cause).

    • Palazestrant
    • Fulvestrant
    • Anastrozole
    • Letrozole
    • Exemestane
  • 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
  • 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.

    • Ramucirumab
    • Trastuzumab deruxtecan
    • Paclitaxel
  • 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.

    • AZD0171- new potential medication for advanced cancer
    • Oleclumab
    • Monalizumab
    • MEDI5752
    • Dato-DXd
    • Pemetrexed
    • Paclitaxel
    • Cisplatin
    • Carboplatin
    • Durvalumab
  • Study on new combination therapy for aggressive lymphoma

    This study is about a less common but severe form of cancer known as Diffuse Large B-Cell Lymphoma (DLBCL). It is testing if a new medication called epcoritamab, given with a mix of other commonly used cancer medicines, can help control the disease better. These other medicines include rituximab, cyclophosphamide, doxorubicin hydrochloride, vincristine, and prednisone, which are often collectively referred to as R-CHOP. The study includes about 900 adults from around the world who have recently been diagnosed with this type of lymphoma. They will be split into two groups. One group will get epcoritamab with R-CHOP and then continue with epcoritamab. The other group will get R-CHOP followed by rituximab. Doctors will carefully watch for changes in the disease and for any side effects. There will be many checks on health, including medical exams, blood tests, questionnaires, and monitoring of any side effects.

    • Prednisone
    • Vincristine
    • Doxorubicin
    • Epcoritamab
    • Cyclophosphamide
    • Rituximab
  • Assessing imatinib inhalation therapy for pulmonary arterial hypertension

    This clinical study aims to evaluate the safety and efficacy of an inhaled treatment called imatinib (AV-101) for patients with Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension (PAH). The trial is divided into two parts: Phase 2b and Phase 3. In Phase 2b, researchers will test three doses of AV-101 to identify the optimal dose for Phase 3. They will check this by measuring the resistance of the lung vessels — less resistance means the medicine is working. In the following Phase 3, the primary outcome will be the change in the 6-minute walk distance after 24 weeks of treatment compared to a placebo. Participants must be between 18 and 75 years old, have a diagnosis of PAH, and meet specific criteria regarding their disease severity and concomitant therapy.

    • Imatinib/AV-101
  • 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.

    • Prednisone
    • Vincristine
    • Doxorubicin
    • Acalabrutinib
    • Cyclophosphamide
    • Rituximab
  • Trial for high-risk Lymphoma Patients comparing Axicabtagene Ciloleucel and standard therapy

    In this study, the researchers are trying to find out if a new drug called Axicabtagene Ciloleucel is a better first treatment for a type of blood cancer known as high-risk large B-cell lymphoma, compared to the current standard treatment. This is a big study, done in many places, where patients will be randomly picked to get either the new drug or the current standard treatment. Five years after the last patient joins the study, those who had the new drug will join another study to see how they are doing for the next 10 years. The study will look at a few things, like how long until the disease gets worse, how many people’s cancer has gone away after the treatment, and how their quality of life and health status are, using different questionnaires.

    • Axicabtagene Ciloleucel
    • Prednisone
    • Fludarabine
    • Vincristine
    • Doxorubicin
    • Etoposide
    • Cyclophosphamide
    • Rituximab
  • Testing macitentan effects on kids’ lung pressure illness

    This study is looking to find out if a medicine named Macitentan can help slow down the progression of a lung condition known as Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension (PAH) in kids. The study will be done in several places and everyone will know what treatment they receive. The researchers will compare the results of kids taking Macitentan to those receiving the usual care for PAH. They will check how the drug reacts in the body and how safe it is. The researchers will also see if it improves health outcomes like, need for a lung transplant or other treatments, and hospitalization.

    • macitentan
  • 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.

    • BNT113
    • Pembrolizumab
  • Testing inhaled imatinib for pulmonary arterial hypertension

    This study is about a new medicine called imatinib (AV-101) which you breathe in as a dry powder. It’s for people who have a health problem called Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension (PAH) – when blood pressure is too high in the arteries that go from the heart to the lungs. The imatinib study will go through two stages. In the first stage, the researchers will try three different amounts of the medicine to find the best one. It will be based on how much it can reduce the resistance in the blood flow in the lungs. In the second stage, they it will be seen how far patients can walk in 6 minutes after taking the medicine for 24 weeks. The study also uses scoring systems to measure how much risk or symptoms a patient has. A higher score means more risk or symptoms.

    • imatinib/ AV-101
  • 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.

    • Ramucirumab
    • Trastuzumab deruxtecan
    • Paclitaxel
  • Research on new medicine for advanced or metastatic lung cancer

    This study investigates a new medicine called JDQ443’s ability to combat advanced non-small cell lung cancer. It involves two groups based on their PD-L1 levels and mutations KRAS G12C. The study has two parts (called cohorts), each involving different people. The study is carried out in stages called ‘cycles’ which last for 21 days each. During the study, assessments will be conducted to evaluate the medicine’s effectiveness, and health monitoring will be implemented. This involves measuring factors such as the duration until disease progression and the length of survival post-treatment initiation.

    • Opnurasib/JDQ-443
  • Evaluating datopotamab deruxtecan & pembrolizumab for advanced lung cancer

    This study compares two treatments for people with a type of lung cancer called ‘non-small cell lung cancer’ that has spread to other parts of the body. It tests whether combining a drug called datopotamab deruxtecan (Dato-DXd) with pembrolizumab works better than using pembrolizumab alone. Aimed at patients with non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) who haven’t had previous systemic therapy, it’s especially for those with high PD-L1 tumor expression.

    • Datopotamab deruxtecan
    • Pembrolizumab
  • Testing safety and effects of telisotuzumab and docetaxel in Lung Cancer patients

    This study is for adults who have been treated before for a type of lung cancer called non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). The aim is to see if a new drug, called telisotuzumab vedotin, works better and is as safe as a common drug called docetaxel. In this study, cancer activity and any side-effects will be observed closely. The treatment will be given by a drip into a vein.The researchers will randomly decide whether each participant will get telisotuzumab vedotin or docetaxel, with an equal chance of getting either drug. While in the study, each person will have regular hospital or clinic visits to check how they are doing with tests and questionnaires.

    • Telisotuzumab Vedotin
    • Docetaxel
  • Exploring new cancer treatment for small cell lung cancer and neuroendocrine neoplasms

    The DAREON™-5 study is looking at how different amounts of a cancer drug called BI 764532 can help people with a specific type of lung cancer called small cell lung cancer, as well as other euroendocrine neoplasms. The goal is to find the right dose of BI 764532, which can be manageable for patients when taken by itself. BI 764532 is a special type of molecule that could potentially boost the body’s immune system to fight cancer. The individuals participating in the study will receive the drug through a vein and the treatment’s effectiveness will be monitored regularly until the end of the study.

    • BI 764532- new potential medication for small cell lung cancer and neuroendocrine carcinomas
  • Testing gefurilimab treatment in patients with myasthenia gravis

    This study is looking at a potential treatment for a disease called generalized myasthenia gravis (gMG) in adults. It’s called gefurulimab (ALXN1720). For our study, researchers will divide participants into two groups, each of which will be treated differently. One group will receive the new drug. Importantly, the researchers conducting the study will not know who received which treatment. This ensures the fairness and accuracy of the results. Participants’ health will be closely monitored to ensure that ALXN1720 is safe. The main goal is to check whether new mediations are effective. It will be measured by checking whether patients’ condition has improved compared to when the study started. This will take approximately 26 weeks.

    • gefurulimab/ALXN1720
  • Testing zimberelimab and domvanalimab with chemotheraphy for lung cancer

    This clinical trial explores the effectiveness of two new medicines, zimberelimab and domvanalimab, in tandem with chemotherapy for patients with untreated metastatic non-small cell lung cancer. The study’s main goal is to compare the impact and success of this combination treatment versus a control group receiving pembrolizumab along with chemotherapy. The hopeful outcome of the trial is to identify whether the new combination of drugs can provide enhanced benefits for the involved patients. Regular health monitoring will occur during the trial to ensure patient safety.

    • Pemetrexed
    • Nab-paclitaxel
    • Paclitaxel
    • Cisplatin
    • Carboplatin
    • Pembrolizumab
    • Domvanalimab
    • Zimberelimab

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