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Tampere

Tampere city is located in Finland. Currently, 20 clinical trials are being conducted in this city.

Tampere, nestled between Näsijärvi and Pyhäjärvi lakes in Finland, is renowned for its rich industrial heritage. Founded in 1779, it’s the country’s third-largest city and a hub for culture and innovation. Tampere is home to the iconic Näsinneula Observation Tower, offering panoramic views, and the historic Finlayson factory area, reflecting its industrial past. The city also boasts the unique Spy Museum and the Moomin Museum, celebrating Tove Jansson’s beloved characters. Tampere’s vibrant culinary scene, with its famous mustamakkara (black sausage), showcases its cultural diversity.

  • CT-EU-00042123

    Testing a new drug for advanced prostate cancer

    This trial compares a new drug called AZD5305 with a placebo in men who have a specific kind of prostate cancer that has not responded to usual treatment methods. It’s a large trial, with around 1800 participants, and the main aim is to see whether the new treatment can help slow down the disease for longer than current treatments. Participants will be assigned to two different groups, and they will not know whether they’re receiving the real drug or the placebo. Their health will be monitored closely, with regular scans to check the progress of the cancer. The trial will also look at any side effects of the treatment and how it affects the patients’ ability to do their daily activities.

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  • Testing new immunotherapy combinations for non-small-cell lung cancer

    This study is testing a new treatment for non-small cell lung cancer that has not yet been treated with drugs. In the study, researchers will look at the effects of combining different immunotherapy drugs and their safety and effectiveness in treating cancer. Participants will receive various combinations of the drugs pembrolizumab, dostarlimab, belrestotug and GSK6097608. The study will last several years and will monitor the effects of different drug combinations and any potential side effects. The study aims to find new ways to treat lung cancer with fewer negative side effects.

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  • Study on new immunotherapy combinations for untreated advanced lung cancer

    This is a study of patients whose non-small cell lung cancer is at an advanced stage (cannot be cured by surgery or has spread to other parts of the body) and has not been previously treated. The study will test new combinations of immunotherapy (drugs that support the immune system in the fight against cancer) and compare them with a single immunotherapy drug. Scientists want to find out how well these combinations work and how safe they are. The study will also look at how the body processes these drugs. The drugs used in this study are called Belrestoug, GSK4428859A and EOS884448, but these names all refer to the same drug. Scientists will measure the effectiveness of the drugs by looking at how many patients have their cancer shrink and how long it takes for the cancer to start growing again or before the patient dies. They will also record any side effects that may occur during the study and for 90 days after the last treatment dose.

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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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  • 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 of alpelisib and fulvestrant for advanced breast cancer treatment

    This trial is looking at the effects of the combined use of two drugs, alpelisib and fulvestrant, in treating patients who have advanced breast cancer. The cancer should be HR-positive and HER2-negative, and have a specific mutation (PIK3CA). If the patients already underwent certain other treatments like CDK4/6 Inhibitors and aromatase Inhibitors, but the cancer has progressed, they could join this trial. Doctors will be able to compare the results of patients taking alpelisib and fulvestrant together, with those taking fulvestrant with a placebo, They aim to check which combination works better in delaying the advance of cancer or in improving a patient’s life duration.

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  • 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.

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  • Study of nivolumab + relatlimab for new advanced melanoma cases

    The study explores the effects of combining Nivolumab and Relatlimab, given subcutaneously, in treating melanoma that hasn’t been treated before and can’t be surgically removed. The focus is on the medication levels in the blood and comparing the treatment’s impact on the disease with standard methods​​.

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  • Inhalation therapy study for Alpha-1 Antitrypsin deficiency

    The aim of this study is to find out how effective and safe a drug called “Kamada-AAT for inhalation” is for people suffering from a disease called Alpha 1-Antitrypsin Deficiency. In this condition, people have lower than normal levels of a protein called alpha-1 antitrypsin, which can cause breathing problems. The goal is to see if inhaling this medication can help people suffering from moderate to severe breathing problems caused by alpha-1-antitrypsin deficiency. Participants will practice using a device called a saline nebulizer before being given the real drug or a placebo that looks identical. After using the drug or placebo daily for two years, doctors will continue to monitor the patient’s health for another six months.

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  • Testing tovorafenib in treating low-grade glioma

    This study is a comparative test between tovorafenib (DAY101) and the standard chemotherapy typically administered to children with low-grade glioma, a specific type of brain tumor. The experiment involves approximately 400 children who have not yet received treatment for their glioma. The participants will be divided into two groups. In the first group, children will be administered DAY101, taking it every 28 days until one of the following events occurs: they no longer benefit from the treatment, it becomes unsafe, they choose to leave the experiment, or the experiment concludes. In the second group, children will receive one of three common chemotherapy drugs selected by their doctor, and they will continue with the treatment until similar circumstances prompt a change, as outlined for the first group. If the tumor continues to grow while on DAY101 but the treatment remains beneficial, participants can continue taking it. Likewise, if the tumor continues to grow while on chemotherapy, participants can stop and transition to DAY101.

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  • 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.

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  • Testing bemarituzumab treatment on solid tumors

    This study is testing a new drug, bemarituzumab, for people with certain advanced solid tumors that are high in a protein called FGFR2b. It is for adults whose cancer has not responded to previous treatment or cannot be surgically removed. The main goal of this test is to see if bemarituzumab can help fight these cancers and to make sure it is safe for people to take. Participants receive the drug through a drip. This study will use special imaging methods, such as computed tomography or magnetic resonance imaging, to see how the tumors respond to the drug. If the drug helps and the tumor shrinks or doesn’t grow, researchers will track how long it lasts.

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  • 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.

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  • Assessing olpasiran treatment for heart disease and elevated cholesterol

    Tests named ‘OCEAN(a)’ are being conducted, focusing on a medication called ‘olpasiran’. Put simply, the potential of this medication in preventing serious heart episodes in individuals with Atherosclerotic Cardiovascular Disease and an elevated level of a fat protein, Lipoprotein(a), is under examination. The effect of a harmless, dummy pill (placebo) is compared to that of the actual medication, olpasiran, in individuals with these conditions. The primary goal is to determine whether olpasiran can reduce the risk of death due to heart disease, occurrence of heart attacks, or the necessity for sudden surgery to clear blocked heart vessels.

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  • Radium-223 radiation vs. new hormone therapy in prostate cancer trial

    In this study, scientists are looking into two treatments for prostate cancer that has spread to the bone. One is a medicine called Radium-223 Dichloride or simply Xofigo which uses radiation to destroy cancer cells. The other is a new kind of treatment that stops hormones from working, as these hormones can sometimes help cancer grow. This new treatment is called Novel Anti-hormonal Therapy or NAH for short. The aim is to see which works better and to compare their safety profiles. Xofigo works by emitting a special type of radiation once it is injected into the body and absorbed by the bones. This radiation travels only a short distance, so it doesn’t harm healthy cells while killing cancerous ones. NAH, on the other hand, includes medications like abiraterone acetate (Zytiga) or enzalutamide (Xtandi) which are usually given to advanced prostate cancer patients. People taking part in this study will either receive Xofigo or NAH. Xofigo is given via an injection into a vein every 4 weeks for up to 6 months, while an oral form of NAH will be given daily until the disease progresses. Participants will be in this study for around 2 years, visiting the hospital or clinic every 2 weeks initially and then less often. There will be blood and urine tests and questionnaires about well-being and pain management.

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  • Impact of apalutamide on hormone-sensitive prostate cancer

    This is a study on prostate cancer, particularly patients suffering from a high-risk, hormone-sensitive form. The researchers want to check how adding a drug called apalutamide to the regular treatment can affect the cancer. The standard treatment includes radiotherapy and a drug that blocks the hormone responsible for cancer growth, known as LHRH. This study will check if adding apalutamide can delay the cancer from spreading or help patients live longer. The researchers will track disease progress using a special imaging test called PSMA-PET. They will also monitor changes in PSA, a protein made by the prostate that rises when cancer is present. Other important measures include how long it takes for the cancer to spread and the general rate of survival.

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  • Comparing darolutamide with standard therapy in hormone sensitive prostate cancer

    This study explores a combination therapy using darolutamide and androgen deprivation therapy (ADT) for men with high-risk biochemical recurrence of prostate cancer. ADT are treatments that block androgens production in the body. The trial aims to determine if this combination prolongs the time without cancer worsening or leading to death compared to ADT alone. Participants will be randomly assigned to receive either the combination treatment or a placebo with ADT for 24 months. The study will track cancer progression, overall health, and any side effects, offering potential advancements in prostate cancer treatment.

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    Monitoring RSV vaccine safety in post-vaccination pregnancies

    This study tracks the safety of the RSVPreF3 vaccine in women who had it during previous pregnancies. It’s focused on women who are pregnant again after receiving the vaccine and will assess the health of both mothers and their babies. The study’s main aim is to understand any potential impacts of the vaccine on pregnancy outcomes and infant health. This research is important as it provides vital information on the safety of RSV vaccines in pregnant women, contributing to public health knowledge.

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  • Studying effects of tozorakimab on Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)

    This clinical study evaluates the efficacy and safety of Tozorakimab in treating adults with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) who have a history of frequent exacerbations. Participants, who must have experienced at least two moderate or one severe exacerbation in the past year, will receive tozorakimab through subcutaneous injections. The study aims to reduce the rate of COPD exacerbations over a one-year period. Participants will continue their usual inhaled lung therapies alongside the trial treatments.

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