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Pancreatic Cancer clinical trials at UCSD
16 in progress, 7 open to new patients

  • A Phase 2 Study of Cediranib in Combination With Olaparib in Advanced Solid Tumors

    open to eligible people ages 18 years and up

    This phase II trial studies cediranib maleate in combination with olaparib in treating patients with solid tumors that have spread to other parts of the body or cannot be removed by surgery, including breast cancer, non-small cell lung cancer, small cell lung cancer, and pancreatic cancer. Cediranib maleate and olaparib may stop the growth of tumor cells by blocking some of the enzymes needed for cell growth. Cediranib maleate may also block the flow of oxygen to the tumor, and may help make the tumor more sensitive to olaparib.

    La Jolla, California and other locations

  • A Phase II, International Open Label Trial of Minnelide™ in Patients With Refractory Pancreatic Cancer

    open to eligible people ages 18 years and up

    MinPAC aims to see if the drug Minnelide can slow down tumour growth in patients with pancreatic cancer that is not responding to treatment. Minnelide is designed to rapidly release the anti-tumour molecule triptolide in the bloodstream and has been shown to slow cancer cell growth and induce cancer cell death. Minnelide is currently being investigated in other early phase trials and has shown promising response data. There are strict eligibility criteria for this trial. Broadly speaking, patients with pancreatic cancer that has spread to other organs and has progressed on one or more chemotherapy regimens are eligible. Participants will receive Minnelide on days 1-21 of each 28 day cycle until their cancer stops responding to treatment. After that participants will be followed up 3 monthly for the collection of disease status and survival data. MinPAC includes biological and imaging studies. Participants will be asked to donate tumour and blood samples and will be asked to undergo additional PET Scans. The study is being carried out in 4 sites in the UK and USA.

    La Jolla, California and other locations

  • American Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Association (AHPBA) Pancreatic Irreversible Electroporation (IRE) Registry

    open to eligible people ages 18 years and up

    The purpose of this study is to create a registry to provide insight into treatment selection and treatment outcome of pancreatic IRE in order to develop an evidence base such that physicians can provide the best possible care to patients with pancreatic cancer requiring surgical interventions. The investigators seek a better understanding of the uses of ablation in the treatment of unresectable soft tissue pancreatic tumors and the limitations, concerns and complications that earlier users have.

    San Diego, California and other locations

  • Basket Study of Entrectinib (RXDX-101) for the Treatment of Patients With Solid Tumors Harboring NTRK 1/2/3 (Trk A/B/C), ROS1, or ALK Gene Rearrangements (Fusions)

    open to eligible people ages 18 years and up

    This is an open-label, multicenter, global Phase 2 basket study of entrectinib (RXDX-101) for the treatment of patients with solid tumors that harbor an NTRK1/2/3, ROS1, or ALK gene fusion. Patients will be assigned to different baskets according to tumor type and gene fusion.

    La Jolla, California and other locations

  • Gemcitabine and Pulse Dose Erlotinib in Second Line Treatment of Advanced Pancreatic Cancer

    open to eligible people ages 18 years and up

    The purpose of this study is to see whether an altered schedule of giving erlotinib in combination with gemcitabine will be safe and might improve the results of the treatment for advanced cancer of the pancreas. Gemcitabine and erlotinib are commercially available. Gemcitabine is FDA approved as first-line treatment for patients with locally advanced, unresectable or metastatic cancer of the pancreas. Erlotinib is FDA approved in combination with gemcitabine for the first-line treatment of patients with locally advanced, unresectable or metastatic pancreatic cancer. The FDA recommended dose for erlotinib is 100 mg daily. This study will investigate the experimental administration of higher doses of erlotinib given for only three days twice a month, a schedule called "pulse dosing".

    La Jolla, California

  • S1505: Combination Chemotherapy or Gemcitabine Hydrochloride and Paclitaxel Albumin-Stabilized Nanoparticle Formulation Before Surgery in Treating Patients With Pancreatic Cancer That Can Be Removed by Surgery

    open to eligible people ages 18-75

    This randomized phase II trial studies how well fluorouracil, irinotecan hydrochloride, and oxaliplatin (combination chemotherapy) works and compares to gemcitabine hydrochloride and paclitaxel albumin-stabilized nanoparticle formulation before surgery in treating patients with pancreatic cancer that can be removed by surgery. Drugs used in chemotherapy, such as fluorouracil, irinotecan hydrochloride, oxaliplatin, gemcitabine hydrochloride, and paclitaxel albumin-stabilized nanoparticle formulation, work in different ways to stop the growth of tumor cells, either by killing the cells, by stopping them from dividing, or by stopping them from spreading. Giving more than one drug (combination chemotherapy) may kill more tumor cells. It is not yet known whether combination chemotherapy is more effective than gemcitabine hydrochloride and paclitaxel albumin-stabilized nanoparticle formulation before surgery in treating pancreatic cancer.

    La Jolla, California and other locations

  • Targeted Therapy Directed by Genetic Testing in Treating Patients With Advanced Refractory Solid Tumors, Lymphomas, or Multiple Myeloma (The MATCH Screening Trial)

    open to eligible people ages 18 years and up

    This phase II MATCH trial studies how well treatment that is directed by genetic testing works in patients with solid tumors or lymphomas that have progressed following at least one line of standard treatment or for which no agreed upon treatment approach exists. Genetic tests look at the unique genetic material (genes) of patients' tumor cells. Patients with genetic abnormalities (such as mutations, amplifications, or translocations) may benefit more from treatment which targets their tumor's particular genetic abnormality. Identifying these genetic abnormalities first may help doctors plan better treatment for patients with solid tumors, lymphomas, or multiple myeloma.

    La Jolla, California and other locations

  • Combination Chemotherapy With or Without Hypofractionated Radiation Therapy Before Surgery in Treating Patients With Pancreatic Cancer

    Sorry, currently not accepting new patients, but might later

    This randomized phase II trial studies how well combination chemotherapy (mFOLFIRINOX) with or without hypofractionated radiation therapy before surgery works in patients with pancreatic cancer that can be removed by surgery. Drugs used in combination chemotherapy, such as oxaliplatin, leucovorin calcium, fluorouracil, and irinotecan hydrochloride, work in different ways to stop the growth of tumor cells, either by killing the cells, by stopping them from dividing, or by stopping them from spreading. Hypofractionated radiation therapy delivers higher doses of radiation therapy over a shorter period of time and may kill more tumor cells and have fewer side effects. It is not yet known if combination chemotherapy is more effective with or without hypofractionated radiation therapy before surgery in treating patients with pancreatic cancer.

    La Jolla, California and other locations

  • Chemotherapy and Radiation Therapy Before Surgery Followed by Gemcitabine in Treating Patients With Pancreatic Cancer

    Sorry, in progress, not accepting new patients

    This pilot clinical trial studies combination chemotherapy and radiation therapy before surgery followed by gemcitabine hydrochloride in treating patients with pancreatic cancer. Drugs used in chemotherapy, such as oxaliplatin, irinotecan hydrochloride, leucovorin calcium, fluorouracil, and gemcitabine hydrochloride, work in different ways to stop the growth of tumor cells, either by killing the cells or by stopping them from dividing. Radiation therapy uses high-energy x-rays to kill tumor cells. Giving combination chemotherapy and radiation therapy before surgery may make the tumor smaller and reduce the amount of normal tissue that needs to be removed. Giving chemotherapy after surgery may kill any tumor cells that remain after surgery.

    La Jolla, California and other locations

  • Early Palliative Care With Standard Care or Standard Care Alone in Improving Quality of Life of Patients With Incurable Lung or Non-colorectal Gastrointestinal Cancer and Their Family Caregivers

    Sorry, in progress, not accepting new patients

    The study intervention consists of the early integration of palliative care services into standard oncology care in an outpatient setting for patients with advanced lung and non-colorectal gastrointestinal malignancies who are not being treated with curative intent. The palliative care services provided to patients randomized to the intervention will be provided by board-certified physicians and/or advanced practice nurses and will focus on the following areas: (1) developing and maintaining the therapeutic relationship with the patients and family caregivers; (2) assessing and treating patient symptoms; (3) providing support and reinforcement of coping with advanced cancer in patients and family caregivers; (4) assessing and enhancing prognostic awareness and illness understanding in patients and family caregivers; (5) assisting with treatment decision-making; and (6) end-of-life care planning.

    La Jolla, California and other locations

  • Gemcitabine and Erlotinib Before and After Surgery in Treating Patients With Pancreatic Cancer That Can Be Removed by Surgery

    Sorry, in progress, not accepting new patients

    PURPOSE: This phase II trial is studying how well gemcitabine and erlotinib work when given before and after surgery in treating patients with pancreatic cancer that can be removed by surgery. Drugs used in chemotherapy, such as gemcitabine, work in different ways to stop the growth of tumor cells, either by killing the cells or by stopping them from dividing. Erlotinib may stop the growth of tumor cells by blocking some of the enzymes needed for cell growth. Giving gemcitabine and erlotinib before surgery may make the tumor smaller and reduce the amount of normal tissue that needs to be removed. Giving these drugs after surgery may kill any tumor cells that remain after surgery.

    La Jolla, California and other locations

  • Gemcitabine Hydrochloride With or Without Erlotinib Hydrochloride Followed by the Same Chemotherapy Regimen With or Without Radiation Therapy and Capecitabine or Fluorouracil in Treating Patients With Pancreatic Cancer That Has Been Removed by Surgery

    Sorry, in progress, not accepting new patients

    This randomized phase II-R/III trial studies gemcitabine hydrochloride with or without erlotinib hydrochloride followed by the same chemotherapy regimen with or without radiation therapy and capecitabine or fluorouracil in treating patients with pancreatic cancer that was removed by surgery. Drugs used in chemotherapy, such as gemcitabine hydrochloride, capecitabine, and fluorouracil, work in different ways to stop the growth of tumor cells, either by killing the cells, by stopping them from dividing, or by stopping them from spreading. Erlotinib hydrochloride may stop the growth of tumor cells by blocking some of the enzymes needed for cell growth. Radiation therapy uses high energy x-rays to kill tumor cells. Giving chemotherapy together with or without erlotinib hydrochloride and/or radiation therapy after surgery may kill any tumor cells that remain after surgery. It is not yet known whether chemotherapy is more effective when given with or without erlotinib hydrochloride and/or radiation therapy in treating pancreatic cancer.

    La Jolla, California and other locations

  • Nab-paclitaxel and Gemcitabine vs Gemcitabine Alone as Adjuvant Therapy for Patients With Resected Pancreatic Cancer (the "Apact" Study)

    Sorry, in progress, not accepting new patients

    The purpose of this study is to compare whether there is a delay or prevention of recurrence or death in subjects with surgically removed pancreatic cancer who then take nab-paclitaxel in combination with gemcitabine compared to those who take gemcitabine alone.

    La Jolla, California and other locations

  • PEGPH20 Plus Nab-Paclitaxel Plus Gemcitabine Compared With Nab-Paclitaxel Plus Gemcitabine in Subjects With Stage IV Untreated Pancreatic Cancer

    Sorry, in progress, not accepting new patients

    To compare the treatment effect of PEGPH20 combined with nab-paclitaxel and gemcitabine (PAG) to nab-paclitaxel and gemcitabine (AG) in subjects with Stage IV pancreatic cancer. The Phase 2 will study safety and treatment effect in 237 subjects (2:1 randomization, PAG:AG), preceded by two run-in phases (the first to assess safety and tolerability and a second to assess a new formulation of PEGHP20), 16 subjects total (randomized 3:1).

    La Jolla, California and other locations

  • Study of Cabiralizumab in Combination With Nivolumab in Patients With Selected Advanced Cancers

    Sorry, in progress, not accepting new patients

    This is a phase 1a/b single-arm, open-label study to evaluate safety, tolerability, PK, and clinical benefit of Cabiralizumab in combination with nivolumab in patients with selected advanced cancers.

    La Jolla, California and other locations

  • Study of Ibrutinib vs Placebo, in Combination With Nab-paclitaxel and Gemcitabine, in the First Line Treatment of Patients With Metastatic Pancreatic Adenocarcinoma (RESOLVE)

    Sorry, in progress, not accepting new patients

    This is a phase 2/3 to evaluate the efficacy of ibrutinib in combination with nab-paclitaxel and gemcitabine for the first line treatment of patients with metastatic pancreatic adenocarcinoma.

    La Jolla, California and other locations