About cCARE’s cancer research
cCARE is proud to offer numerous institutional-grade clinical trials for cancer patients. Clinical trials assess new drug or treatment effectiveness and provide cancer patients with the newest – and possibly most effective – forms of treatment.
Cancer clinical trials are divided into three different phases. Phase I trials assess the safety of a drug or treatment; phase II trials quantify how effective the treatment is while phase III compares the trial to the best existing cancer treatment.
The decision to participate in a cancer clinical trial should be made early in the diagnosis stage because once treatment begins, patients may not be eligible to participate in certain clinical trials. Benefits of participating in cancer clinical trials include access to the newest treatment and medicine designed to fight your particular type of cancer as well as being monitored closely throughout the treatment process.
Although clinical trials provide many benefits, patients must consider the risks as well. Participants may experience unforeseen side effects, the treatment may just not work as well as previous methods and health insurance coverage may not extend to participating in a trial. Speak with your oncologist about whether or not a clinical trial is right for your specific case.
Open cancer clinical trials at cCARE
Below is a list of cancer clinical trials currently open at cCARE. If you have any questions please call us at (760) 452-3909 or email Beth Kimball, RN OCN, Clinical Research Manager, at [email protected].
Research contact centers
Phone: (760) 452-3909
Beth Kimball, RN, OCN
San Diego cancer clinical trials – (jump to Fresno clinical trials)
Title: Phase 1/2 Study of MRTX849 in Patients With Cancer Having a KRAS G12C Mutation KRYSTAL-1
This study will evaluate the safety, tolerability, drug levels, molecular effects, and clinical activity of MRTX849 in patients with advanced solid tumors that have a KRAS G12C mutation.
Title: A Study of Tucatinib vs. Placebo in Combination With Ado-trastuzumab Emtansine (T-DM1) for Patients With Advanced or Metastatic HER2+ Breast Cancer
This study is being done to see if tucatinib with ado-trastuzumab emtansine (T-DM1) works better than T-DM1 alone to help patients who have a specific type of breast cancer called HER2 positive breast carcinoma. The breast cancer in this study is either metastatic (spread into other parts of the body) or cannot be removed completely with surgery.
Patients in this study will be randomly assigned to get either tucatinib or placebo (a pill with no medicine). This is a blinded study, so neither patients nor their doctors will know whether a patient gets tucatinib or placebo. All patients in the study will get T-DM1, a drug that is often used to treat this cancer.
Each treatment cycle lasts 21 days. Patients will swallow tucatinib pills or placebo pills two times every day. Patients will get T-DM1 injections from the study site staff on the first day of every cycle.
Title: A Study Evaluating the Efficacy and Safety of GDC-9545 Combined With Palbociclib Compared With Letrozole Combined With Palbociclib in Participants With Estrogen Receptor-Positive, HER2-Negative Locally Advanced or Metastatic Breast Cancer
This Phase III, randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled, multicenter study will evaluate the efficacy and safety of GDC-9545 combined with palbociclib compared with letrozole combined with palbociclib in patients with estrogen receptor (ER)-positive, human epidermal growth factor receptor-2 (HER2)-negative locally advanced (recurrent or progressed) or metastatic breast cancer.
Title: BESPOKE Study of ctDNA Guided Therapy in Colorectal Cancer
The BESPOKE CRC study will prospectively enroll patients who have undergone surgery for stage II or III colorectal cancer (CRC) and who have residual formalin-fixed paraffin-embedded (FFPE) tissue available will provide FFPE and whole blood samples. Patients will receive SIGNATERA™ test results and may be recommended for adjuvant chemotherapy or observation by their treating clinician. Patients will be followed for up to two years with periodic whole blood collection. The study also has a control arm that will consist of matched Stage II or Stage III CRC cases that have a minimum of least 2 years clinical follow-up data.
Title: A Study of Pembrolizumab (MK-3475) With or Without Lenvatinib (E7080/MK-7902) as First Line (1L) Intervention in a Programmed Cell Death-ligand 1 (PD-L1) Selected Population With Recurrent or Metastatic Head and Neck Squamous Cell Carcinoma (R/M HNSCC) (LEAP-010) (MK-7902-010) (LEAP-10)
This is a study of pembrolizumab (MK-3475) with or without lenvatinib (E7080/MK-7902) as a first line intervention in a PD-L1 selected population with participants with recurrent or metastatic head and neck squamous cell carcinoma.
Title: Study to Test the Safety and How Radium-223 Dichloride an Alpha Particle-emitting Radioactive Agent Works in Combination With Pembrolizumab an Immune Checkpoint Inhibitor in Patients With Stage IV Non-small Cell Lung Cancer With Bone Metastases
The purpose of the study is to determine the safety and test the efficacy of the combination of radium-223 dichloride and pembrolizumab in patients with stage IV non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) with bone metastases who either have not received any systemic therapy for their advanced disease or have progressed on prior immunologic checkpoint blockade with antibodies against the programmed cell death protein-(ligand) 1 (PD-1/PD-L1).
In this study researchers want to measure tumor shrinkage in response to treatment and how long that shrinkage lasts and gather information on safety. Pembrolizumab is an immunologic checkpoint blocker that promotes an immune response against the tumor. Radium-223 dichloride is an alpha particle-emitting radioactive agent which kills cancer cells.
Title: Phase 3 Study of Sitravatinib Plus Nivolumab vs Docetaxel in Patients With Advanced Non-Squamous NSCLC
This study will compare the efficacy of the investigational agent sitravatinib in combination with nivolumab versus docetaxel in patients with advanced non-squamous NSCLC who have previously experienced disease progression on or after platinum-based chemotherapy in combination with checkpoint inhibitor therapy.
Title: M7824 in Combination With Chemotherapy in Stage IV Non-small Cell Lung Cancer (NSCLC)
The main purpose of the study is to evaluate the safety and tolerability of M7824 in combination with chemotherapy.
Title: Study of Selinexor in Combination With Backbone Treatments or Novel Therapies In Participants With Relapsed or Refractory (RR) Diffuse Large B-Cell Lymphoma (DLBCL)
This is a Phase 1/2, multicenter, open-label study to evaluate the efficacy, and safety of various combinations with selinexor in participants with RR DLBCL. The study will be conducted in two phases: Phase 1 and 2. The Phase 1 of the study will be a standard 3 + 3 dose escalation to determine the maximal tolerated dose (MTD), recommended Phase 2 dose (RP2D) for each treatment arm, and assess the dose limiting toxicities (DLTs). The Phase 2 of the study will be a dose expansion study to assess the efficacy and safety of RP2D selected at the end of Phase 1 of the study for each treatment arm.
Title: An Open-Label, Randomized, Multicenter Trial of Encorafenib + Binimetinib Evaluating a Standard-dose and a High-dose Regimen in Patients With BRAFV600-mutant Melanoma Brain Metastasis (POLARIS)
This is a multicenter, randomized open-label Phase 2 study to assess the safety, efficacy and pharmacokinetic (PK) of 2 dosing regimens of encorafenib + binimetinib combination in patients with BRAFV600-mutant melanoma with brain metastasis. Approximately 100 patients will be enrolled, including 9 patients in a Safety Lead-in of the high-dose treatment arm. After a Screening Period, treatment will be administered in 28-day cycles and will continue until disease progression, unacceptable toxicity, withdrawal of consent, start of subsequent anticancer therapy, death.
Title: Study to Compare Adjuvant Immunotherapy of Bempegaldesleukin Combined With Nivolumab Versus Nivolumab After Complete Resection of Melanoma in Patients at High Risk for Recurrence (PIVOT-12)
The main purpose of this study is to compare the efficacy of bempegaldesleukin plus nivolumab versus nivolumab in patients with completely resected Stage IIIA/B/C/D, or Stage IV cutaneous melanoma who are at high risk for recurrence.
Title: UV1 Vaccination Plus Nivolumab and Ipilimumab in Treatment of Melanoma
UV1 is a therapeutic cancer vaccine that has been explored in prostate, lung cancer, in combination with ipilimumab in malignant melanoma and in combination with pembrolizumab in metastatic melanoma. This study will explore the Efficacy and Safety of UV1 administered with GM-CSF in combination with nivolumab and ipilimumab.
Title: MSB0011359C (M7824) in Metastatic or Locally Advanced Solid Tumors
The main purpose of this Phase I study is to test MSB0011359C (M7824) at different dose levels to see if it is safe and well tolerated when given once every 2 weeks. Phase I means the study drug has not previously been given to humans or has only been given to a limited number of people, although it has been extensively studied in animals. Based on this information, it is hoped to find out which dose could be best for the treatment of patients. There are two parts of this research study: a dose-escalation part and an expansion part. Dose escalation means that the first people taking part in the study will receive low doses of the study drug, and as more people take part, the additional participants will receive a higher dose. This is done to find the safest dose for the study drug. Expansion means that after the dose-escalation part of the study has looked at the safety and effectiveness of different doses, many more people will be invited to take part in the study and will receive the study drug at the safest dose. Additional purposes of the study are to find out whether the study drug has anti-cancer effects and how the study drug is processed by the body.
Title: A Phase 1 Study of Ruxolitinib, Steroids and Lenalidomide for Relapsed/Refractory Multiple Myeloma (RRMM) Patients
This is a phase 1, multicenter, open-label study evaluating the safety and efficacy of ruxolitinib, steroids and lenalidomide among MM patients who currently show progressive disease.
Title: Dose-Escalation and Efficacy Study of LAE001/Prednisone Plus Afuresertib Patients With m-CRPC
The combination treatment of protein kinase B (AKT) inhibitor, afuresertib, with androgen synthesis enzyme inhibitor, LAE001, may provide an effective treatment for metastatic castration resistant prostate cancer (m-CRPC) patients who have progressed/drug resistant following prior standard care treatments of any anti-androgen. This study intends to identify the most appropriate combined doses of LAE001/prednisone and afuresertib in m-CRPC patients who have progressive disease or are intolerant of 2 prior standard treatments of any anti-androgen or anti-androgen treatment plus chemotherapy.
Title: A Multi-Center, Open-Label, Clinical Study to Evaluate the Safety, Tolerability, and Pharmacokinetics of Fruquintinib in Advanced Solid Tumors
An open-label, dose escalation clinical trial to evaluate the safety, tolerability, and PK of fruquintinib in patients with advanced solid tumors.
Title: Brentuximab Vedotin With Pembrolizumab in Metastatic Solid Tumors
This trial will find out whether brentuximab vedotin and pembrolizumab work together to treat different types of cancer. There will be several different types of cancer studied in the trial. The cancer must have spread to other parts of the body (metastatic) and must have gotten worse (progressed) after being treated with a PD-1 inhibitor treatment.
The study will also find out what side effects occur. A side effect is anything the treatment does besides treat cancer.
This is a multi-cohort study.
Title: A Study to Evaluate NT219 Alone and in Combination With ERBITUX® (Cetuximab) in Adults With Advanced Solid Tumors and Head and Neck Cancer
This is a phase 1/2, multi-center study with an open-label, dose escalation phase followed by a single-arm expansion phase to assess the safety, tolerability, pharmacokinetics, pharmacodynamics, and efficacy of NT219 alone and in combination with ERBITUX® (cetuximab) in adults with recurrent and/or metastatic solid tumors.
Title: A Phase 1 Dose Escalation and Cohort Expansion Study of TSR-042, an Anti-PD-1 Monoclonal Antibody, in Patients With Advanced Solid Tumors
This is a multicenter, open-label, first-in-human Phase 1 study evaluating the anti-programmed death receptor 1 (anti-PD-1) antibody TSR-042 in patients with advanced solid tumors who have limited available treatment options. The study will be conducted in 2 parts: dose escalation and cohort expansion.
Title: A Study of Avelumab, Binimetinib and Talazoparib in Patients With Locally Advanced or Metastatic RAS-mutant Solid Tumors
This Phase 1b/2 study will examine the effects of the study drugs, avelumab and binimetinib given together (doublet) and in combination with talazoparib (triplet), in patients with locally advanced or metastatic RAS-mutant solid tumors. The Phase 1b part of the study will assess if the different study drugs can be given together safely and which doses to use for further research. Phase 2 will test if the study treatments have an effect on tumor size and growth, and gather more information about potential side effects.
Fresno cancer clinical trials – (jump to San Diego clinical trials)
Title: A First-in-Human Study of D-0502 Alone and in Combination With Palbociclib in Women With Advanced or Metastatic ER-Positive and HER2-Negative Breast Cancer
This is a phase I, open-label study of D-0502 single agent and D-0502 in combination with standard dose of palbociclib to assess the safety and tolerability, identify an MTD, and/or RP2D, evaluate the PK properties and evaluate preliminary anti-tumor activities in women with advanced or metastatic ER-positive, HER2-negative breast cancer.
Title: A Study of Parsaclisib in Combination With Ruxolitinib in Subjects With Myelofibrosis
The purpose of this study is to evaluate the safety, tolerability, and efficacy of the combination of parsaclisib and ruxolitinib in subjects with myelofibrosis.