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    Study of a New Drug for Moderate to Severe Rotator Cuff Tendinopathy

    This here clinical trial is aimin’ to see if a new medicine called secukinumab can help folks with moderate to severe rotator cuff tendinopathy, which is a painful condition affectin’ the shoulder. The study will compare secukinumab to a placebo, which is like a fake medicine with no real effects.

    Now, if you join this trial, you’ll be given either secukinumab or the placebo by injection under the skin every week or so for the first few months. The doctors won’t know which one you’re gettin’ until later. You’ll also need to keep takin’ any anti-inflammatory medicines and doin’ physical therapy exercises as you normally would.

    The main thing the researchers are lookin’ at is whether secukinumab can better improve your physical shoulder symptoms like pain, weakness, stiffness, and such compared to the placebo. They’ll be askin’ you to rate your symptoms at different points durin’ the 24-week study.

    It’s important to know that you can’t increase your anti-inflammatory medicine doses or get steroid injections durin’ the study, but you can take other pain meds like acetaminophen if needed. The study involves some medical tests too, like MRI scans and X-rays of your shoulder.

    So in a nutshell, this trial aims to find out if secukinumab works better than a placebo at relievin’ the symptoms of rotator cuff tendinopathy when combined with standard treatments like physical therapy and anti-inflammatory drugs. If you’re interested, you’d be closely monitored and get either the new medicine or a placebo for free as part of the study.

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  • Study of Fidrisertib/IPN60130 in the treatment of Fibrodysplasia Ossificans Progressiva (FOP)

    The aim of this study is to test a new drug called fidrisertib (also known as IPN60130) to treat a rare disease called Fibrodysplasia Ossificans Progressiva, or FOP. FOP is a grave disease that causes bones to start growing in places they shouldn’t, such as muscles and soft tissues. This causes a lot of pain, swelling, and stiffness in the joints, making movement difficult.

    In the study, some participants will be given the new drug fidrisertib at two different doses, and others will be given a dummy treatment called a placebo. Researchers will monitor the situation closely, performing special tests called low-dose whole-body computed tomography (WBCT) to measure new bone growth. For some older participants, they may also use another type of test called fluorine-18-labeled sodium fluoride positron emission tomography – computed tomography to check bone growth.

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  • 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.

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  • A study comparing upadacitinib versus adalimumab in the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis

    This clinical trial is studying a new medication called upadacitinib for treating moderate to severe rheumatoid arthritis. Rheumatoid arthritis is a chronic condition that causes pain, stiffness, swelling, and loss of joint function. The study will compare upadacitinib, which is taken as an oral tablet once daily, to adalimumab (brand name Humira), which is an injection given under the skin every other week.

    The main goal is to see how effective upadacitinib is at reducing disease activity compared to adalimumab. The study will measure the percentage of participants who achieve a certain level of low disease activity based on a score called the DAS28-CRP, which looks at tender and swollen joints, overall disease activity, and inflammation levels.

    This is a double-blind study, meaning neither the participants nor the study doctors will know which treatment each participant is receiving. Participants will attend regular visits at a hospital or clinic for medical assessments, checking for side effects, and completing questionnaires. There may be a higher treatment burden compared to standard care. The study is designed to assess the safety and effectiveness of upadacitinib compared to adalimumab in treating moderate to severe rheumatoid arthritis.

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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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  • 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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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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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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  • 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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  • 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.

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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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  • 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.

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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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  • 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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  • Evaluating efinopegdutide treatment for nonalcoholic steatohepatitis

    This clinical trial explores a new treatment for non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH), a liver condition. It tests the safety and effectiveness of efinopegdutide, a medication administered through weekly injections. Participants, diagnosed with NASH but not severe liver damage, will receive either the medication or a placebo. The study aims to improve liver health and assess potential side effects. It prioritizes participant safety and involves regular health monitoring.

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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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  • 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.

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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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