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Lower-Dose Chemoradiation in Treating Patients with Early-Stage Anal Cancer, the DECREASE Study

Rectal

This phase II trial studies how well lower-dose chemotherapy plus radiation (chemoradiation) therapy works in comparison to standard-dose chemoradiation in treating patients with early-stage anal cancer. Drugs used in chemotherapy, such as mitomycin, fluorouracil, and capecitabine, 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. Radiation therapy uses high-energy x-rays to kill tumor cells and shrink tumors. Giving chemotherapy with radiation therapy may kill more tumor cells. This study may help doctors find out if lower-dose chemoradiation is as effective and has fewer side effects than standard-dose chemoradiation, which is the usual approach for treatment of this cancer type.
Rectal
II
Eng, Cathy
NCT04166318
ECOGGIEA2182

Nivolumab after Combined Modality Therapy in Treating Patients with High Risk Stage II-IIIB Anal Cancer

Gastrointestinal

This phase III trial investigates how well nivolumab after combined modality therapy works in treating patients with high risk stage II-IIIB anal cancer. Immunotherapy with monoclonal antibodies, such as nivolumab, may help the body's immune system attack the cancer, and may interfere with the ability of tumor cells to grow and spread.
Gastrointestinal
III
Ciombor, Kristen
NCT03233711
ECOGGIEA2165

Testing Platinum-based Chemotherapy after Surgery in Triple-Negative Breast Cancers

Breast

This phase III trial compares the effect of cisplatin or carboplatin (platinum based chemotherapy) to capecitabine after surgery for the treatment of residual triple-negative breast cancer. Chemotherapy drugs, such as cisplatin, carboplatin, and capecitabine, 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. At present, upon completion of chemotherapy and surgery, the standard of care for patients with triple-negative breast cancer is observation. However, recent studies have shown that giving capecitabine after completion of chemotherapy and surgery is a better treatment than receiving no treatment and also that platinum-based chemotherapy after surgery could prevent residual triple-negative breast cancer from returning. This trial is being done to find out whether addition of a platinum agent after completion of surgery will provide a higher disease free survival benefit than capecitabine in treating patients with residual triple-negative breast cancer.
Breast
III
Mayer, Ingrid
NCT02445391
ECOGBREEA1131

Capecitabine and Radiation Therapy after Surgery in Treating Patients with Non-Metastatic Invasive Breast cancer

Multiple Cancer Types

This phase I trial studies how well capecitabine and radiation therapy after surgery work in treating patients with invasive breast cancer that has not spread to other places in the body. Drugs used in chemotherapy, such as capecitabine, 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. Radiation therapy uses high-energy x-rays to kill tumor cells and shrink tumors. Giving capecitabine and radiation therapy together may kill more tumor cells in patients with invasive breast cancer compared to capecitabine or radiation therapy alone.
Breast, Phase I
I
Chak, Bapsi
NCT03958721
VICCBREP1898

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