Clinical trials located in

Turku

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

Turku, Finland’s oldest city, established around the 13th century, is steeped in history and culture. Situated on the southwest coast, it was the capital until 1812. The city is renowned for its medieval Turku Castle and the Turku Cathedral, both pivotal in Finland’s history. Turku is also a vibrant university city, fostering a lively arts and culinary scene. The River Aura, the heart of Turku, is lined with old ships turned into restaurants and cafes, adding to the city’s charm. The annual Medieval Market highlights Turku’s rich past, making it a focal point of Finnish heritage.

  • 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.

    • Enzalutamide/Xtandi
    • Darolutamide/Nubequa
    • Abiraterone Acetate/Zytiga
    • Saruparib
  • 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.

    • Belrestotug
    • Dostarlimab
    • GSK6097608- new potential medication for solid tumors
    • Pembrolizumab
  • 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.

    • Belrestotug
    • Dostarlimab
    • GSK6097608- new potential medication for solid tumors
    • Pembrolizumab
  • 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.

    • Cilta-cel
    • Fludarabine
    • Lenalidomide
    • Dexamethasone
    • Cyclophosphamide
    • Bortezomib
  • 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
  • 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.

    • GSK3511294 (Depemokimab)
    • Mepolizumab
    • Benralizumab
  • Study on safety and the body’s reaction to a new medicine in healthy volunteers

    This study is designed to learn more about a new drug, KAND145, The researchers want to understand how safe it is, how the body uses it, and whether food or another drug, Midazolam, changes how it works. The research comprises two parts. In Part 1, a small group will receive a low single dose to evaluate safety, followed by higher doses in subsequent groups. The impact of food on drug metabolism will also be examined. In Part 2, participants will receive the drug twice daily for 8 days, starting with a low dose and escalating. Additionally, the study will explore interactions between the drug and Midazolam. Safety is prioritized at every stage, with monitoring and review protocols in place at any indication of issues.

    • KAND145
    • Midazolam
  • Extended study on enzalutamide’s long-term effects in prostate cancer

    This is a follow-up study for people with prostate cancer that were involved in a previous trial with a drug named enzalutamide. The primary purpose of this study is to obtain long-term safety data of the drug. Participants will continue with the treatment plan they were on in the initial study if it benefits them. Doctor approval is necessary for any changes in treatment dosage. The study entails regular hospital visits every six months, give or take a week. At these visits, doctors will document any adverse effects, additional medications taken, and evaluate if continuation with the treatment is suitable.

    • Prednisone
    • enzalutamide
    • Abiraterone Acetate
  • Studying rimegepant’s effectiveness on Migraine

    This study is testing a new treatment, rimegepant, for adults with migraines who cannot take traditional migraine medications, such as triptans, possibly due to reasons like having a heart condition. The research aims to evaluate the effectiveness and tolerability of rimegepant over a 12-week period. Participants will be asked to rate their headache pain on a scale ranging from 0 (no pain) to 3 (severe pain) as one of the methods to assess the treatment’s impact.

    • Rimegepant
  • Testing Milvexian’s effectiveness in preventing repeat strokes

    This research trial, called LIBREXIA-STROKE, will test a medication called Milvexian on those who have recently had a stroke or a high-risk ‘mini-stroke’. In its 3rd testing phase, the study will involve a system where the patients won’t know whether they are receiving the actual drug or a substitute with no effect, referred to as a ‘placebo’, to maintain fairness. Milvexian is a medication that can potentially reduce the risk of having another stroke, and this trial aims to observe how effective it is in doing so. The trial will look at when the first stroke happens after starting the trial, if other major heart or limb diseases occur, or if strokes occur in the first 90 days.

    • 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
  • 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.

    • Olpasiran
  • Testing drug combinations in recurring multiple myeloma

    This is a type of research study where the researchers compare two different treatments for multiple myeloma, a type of cancer in your blood. In the study, people will be placed into different groups and receive either a combination of iberdomide, daratumumab, and dexamethasone, or another combination of daratumumab, bortezomib, and dexamethasone. The researchers want to check how well the cancer responds to these treatments and see which one works better.

    • Iberdomide
    • Dexamethasone
    • Bortezomib
    • Daratumumab
  • 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.

    • Apalutamide
  • 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.

    • Darolutamide/BAY1841788
  • Testing new drug for lung fibrosis safety & effectiveness

    This study explores new treatment options for idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) with a new drug called BMS-986278. The main goal is to thoroughly evaluate the effectiveness and safety of BMS-986278 in the treatment of IPF. During the study, participants will receive the drug under close supervision, allowing researchers to collect valuable data on its effects and potential benefits. This careful monitoring also ensures the safety and well-being of each participant. Participating in this study may provide insightful data on how IPF symptoms respond to this new treatment.

    • BMS-986278- new potential medication for idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) and progressive pulmonary fibrosis (PPF)
  • Testing the safety and effectiveness of a new drug in the treatment of pulmonary fibrosis

    This study is testing a new drug called BMS-986278 for a lung disease called progressive pulmonary fibrosis. This condition causes the lungs to become increasingly scarred over time, making breathing difficult. Randomly assigned participants will receive either the real drug or a fake drug (placebo) that doesn’t work. No one will know who gets what, not even doctors. The goal is to see if this new drug helps slow the progression of the disease, prevent patients from having to be hospitalized and/or increase their chances of survival. These outcomes will be measured by tracking breathing tests, any sudden, serious worsening of the disease, any hospital stays related to lung disease, and any deaths from any cause.

    • BMS-986278- new potential medication for idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) and progressive pulmonary fibrosis (PPF)
  • Advancing treatment options for Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis

    This clinical trial examines the effectiveness of BMS-986278 in people with Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis (IPF). Involving over 1,000 participants, the trial is designed to assess the drug’s efficacy, safety, and tolerability. Participants will receive either the study drug or a placebo. Key measures include changes in lung function, quality of life, and exercise capacity. This research could offer important insights for treating IPF, a condition that affects lung tissue.

    • BMS-986278- new potential medication for idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) and progressive pulmonary fibrosis (PPF)

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