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Ball - Ambassadors

Sydney Ball
Sydney Ball

I joined the Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center Ambassadors in 2017 through the Young Leaders Council Leadership Program. The VICC Ambassadors are an amazing group of passionate individuals that I am thankful to have the opportunity to partner alongside in the fight against cancer. Our experience together has been incredible; the influence we have made has been significant; and the friendships we have formed have been endearing.

I think everyone has been impacted, at some level, by cancer. However, cancer had a dramatic impact on my life in 2016 when my grandfather lost his fight to lung cancer and my cousin died of an undiagnosed metastatic cancer. Being able to raise awareness about cancer research through the VICC Ambassadors has been a meaningful way for me to give back to the community, while also awarding discovery grants for a cause that has closely impacted my family.

As part of the VICC Ambassadors, you will have the opportunity to be educated on trends in medical research, vote on where the research dollars are distributed, and help raise awareness for innovative philanthropic efforts. We look forward to you partnering with us on this journey and hope you will participate in any way that you can!


SMART Precision Cancer Medicine

A diagnosis of cancer is a life-changing event whi

Hertha - Ambassadors

Erin Hertha
Erin Hertha

The mission to find a cure for cancer is something I strongly believe in and value. Most of us have our own stories about how cancer has affected someone we loved dearly. My story is about my mother, who was diagnosed with lung cancer in 2001. At the time, we lived in a small city where there was not a powerful resource like Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center. The doctors tried to do what they could, but her advanced cancer was past the point of intervention. My mother lost her battle on November 10, 2001, two months after my 13th birthday. Cancer left a void in my heart by taking one of the people I loved most in the world.  

Eighteen years later, my path led me to Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center where I work under the incredible leadership of Jennifer Pietenpol, PhD. The work, passion and devotion I witness daily from Dr. Pietenpol, leadership and staff in Vanderbilt-Ingram show me why we are the leader in prevention, diagnosis and treatment of cancer. 

I joined VICC Ambassadors because of my passion for finding cures and my belief in this program. My story may not have had the ending I hoped for, but I am optimistic that the VICC Ambassadors can help make great strides toward giving others better endings to their stories.
 


Phase 1b Multi-indication Study of Anetumab Ravtansine in Mesothelin Expressing Advanced Solid Tumors

Multiple Cancer Types

The key purpose of the main part of the study is to assess efficacy and safety of anetumab ravtansine as monotherapy or combination therapy for mesothelin expressing advanced solid tumors. The main purpose of the safety lead-in (dose-finding) part of the study is to determine the safety and tolerability of anetumab ravtansine in combination with cisplatin and in combination with gemcitabine, and to determine the MTD of anetumab ravtansine in combination with cisplatin for mesothelin expressing advanced cholangiocarcinoma and in combination with gemcitabine for mesothelin expressing advanced adenocarcinoma of the pancreas. Patients will receive anetumab ravtansine every three weeks in monotherapy for most indications. In cholangiocarinoma and adenocarinoma of the pancreas, 3-weekly anetumab ravtansine is administered in combination with cisplatin or gemcitabine respectively (both administered in a 2 week on / 1 week off schedule). Treatment will continue until disease progression or until another criterion for withdrawal is met. .Efficacy will be measured by evaluating the tumor's objective response rate. Radiological tumor assessments will be performed at defined time points until the patient's disease progresses. Blood samples will be collected for safety, pharmacokinetic and biomarker analysis. Archival or fresh biopsy tissue will also be collected for mesothelin expression testing and biomarker analyses.
Breast, Endocrine, Esophageal, Gastrointestinal, Lung, Non Small Cell, Pancreatic
I
Horn, Leora
NCT03102320
VICCPHI1742

Tumor-Treating Fields Therapy in Preventing Brain Tumors in Patients with Extensive-Stage Small Cell Lung Cancer

Multiple Cancer Types

This trial studies how well tumor-treating fields therapy works in preventing brain tumors in patients with small cell lung cancer that has spread to other places in the body. Tumor-treating fields therapy involves the use of the NovoTTF-200A which delivers alternating electrical fields, or tumor treating fields, through ceramic discs placed on the head. This electric force may slow and / or reverse tumor growth by disrupting the way cancer cells grow.
Lung, Small Cell
N/A
Attia, Albert
NCT03607682
VICCTHO1747

M3541 in Combination With Radiotherapy in Subjects With Solid Tumors

Multiple Cancer Types

This dose-escalation study will evaluate the safety, tolerability, pharmacokinetic (PK), pharmacodynamic, and explore antitumor activity of M3541 in combination with fractionated palliative radiotherapy (RT) in subjects with solid tumors with malignant lesions in the thorax, abdominal cavity, head and neck region, or extremities likely to benefit from palliative RT.
Esophageal, Gastric/Gastroesophageal, Gastrointestinal, Head/Neck, Lung, Miscellaneous, Phase I
I
Not Available
NCT03225105
VICCPHI1748

Standard Chemotherapy in Treating Young Patients with Medulloblastoma or Other Central Nervous System Primitive Neuro-ectodermal Tumors

Neuroblastoma (Pediatrics)

This phase IV trial studies how well standard chemotherapy works in treating young patients with medulloblastoma or other central nervous system primitive neuro-ectodermal tumors. Drugs used in standard chemotherapy 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.
Neuroblastoma (Pediatrics)
IV
Esbenshade, Adam
NCT02875314
VICCPED1751

Derazantinib in Subjects With FGFR2 Gene Fusion Positive Inoperable or Advanced Intrahepatic Cholangiocarcinoma

Liver

This pivotal, open-label, single-arm study will evaluate the anti-cancer activity of derazantinib by Objective Response Rate (ORR) by central radiology review as per RECIST v1.1 in subjects with inoperable or advanced intrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma (iCCA) whose tumors harbor FGFR2 gene fusions (by FISH performed by the central laboratory) and who received at least one prior regimen of systemic therapy. Subjects will be dosed orally once per day at 300 mg of derazantinib capsules.
Liver
II
Goff, Laura
NCT03230318
VICCGI1754

Using Biomarkers and Imaging in Fungal Regions to Improve Lung Cancer Diagnosis

Not Available
N/A
Grogan, Eric
VICCTHO1764

Nivolumab and Ipilimumab in Treating Patients with Rare Tumors

Miscellaneous

This clinical trial studies nivolumab and ipilimumab in treating patients with rare tumors. Immunotherapy with monoclonal antibodies, such as nivolumab and ipilimumab, may help the body’s immune system attack the cancer, and may interfere with the ability of tumor cells to grow and spread. This trial enrolls participants for the following cohorts based on condition: 1. Epithelial tumors of nasal cavity, sinuses, nasopharynx: A) Squamous cell carcinoma with variants of nasal cavity, sinuses, and nasopharynx and trachea (excluding laryngeal, nasopharyngeal cancer [NPC], and squamous cell carcinoma of the head and neck [SCCHN]) B) Adenocarcinoma and variants of nasal cavity, sinuses, and nasopharynx (closed to accrual 07 / 27 / 2018) 2. Epithelial tumors of major salivary glands (closed to accrual 03 / 20 / 2018) 3. Salivary gland type tumors of head and neck, lip, esophagus, stomach, trachea and lung, breast and other location (closed to accrual) 4. Undifferentiated carcinoma of gastrointestinal (GI) tract 5. Adenocarcinoma with variants of small intestine (closed to accrual 05 / 10 / 2018) 6. Squamous cell carcinoma with variants of GI tract (stomach small intestine, colon, rectum, pancreas) (closed to accrual 10 / 17 / 2018) 7. Fibromixoma and low grade mucinous adenocarcinoma (pseudomixoma peritonei) of the appendix and ovary (closed to accrual 03 / 20 / 2018) 8. Rare pancreatic tumors including acinar cell carcinoma, mucinous cystadenocarcinoma or serous cystadenocarcinoma. Pancreatic adenocarcinoma is not eligible 9. Intrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma (closed to accrual 03 / 20 / 2018) 10. Extrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma and bile duct tumors (closed to accrual 03 / 20 / 2018) 11. Sarcomatoid carcinoma of lung 12. Bronchoalveolar carcinoma lung. This condition is now also referred to as adenocarcinoma in situ, minimally invasive adenocarcinoma, lepidic predominant adenocarcinoma, or invasive mucinous adenocarcinoma 13. Non-epithelial tumors of the ovary: A) Germ cell tumor of ovary B) Mullerian mixed tumor and adenosarcoma (closed to accrual 03 / 30 / 2018) 14. Trophoblastic tumor: A) Choriocarcinoma (closed to accrual 04 / 15 / 2019) 15. Transitional cell carcinoma other than that of the renal, pelvis, ureter, or bladder (closed to accrual 04 / 15 / 2019) 16. Cell tumor of the testes and extragonadal germ tumors: A) Seminoma and testicular sex cord cancer B) Non-seminomatous tumor C) Teratoma with malignant transformation (closed to accrual 3 / 15 / 2019) 17. Epithelial tumors of penis - squamous adenocarcinoma cell carcinoma with variants of penis 18. Squamous cell carcinoma variants of the genitourinary (GU) system 19. Spindle cell carcinoma of kidney, pelvis, ureter 20. Adenocarcinoma with variants of GU system (excluding prostate cancer) (closed to accrual 07 / 27 / 2018) 21. Odontogenic malignant tumors 22. Pancreatic neuroendocrine tumor (PNET) (formerly named: Endocrine carcinoma of pancreas and digestive tract.) 23. Neuroendocrine carcinoma including carcinoid of the lung (closed to accrual 12 / 19 / 2017) 24. Pheochromocytoma, malignant 25. Paraganglioma (closed to accrual 11 / 29 / 2018) 26. Carcinomas of pituitary gland, thyroid gland parathyroid gland and adrenal cortex 27. Desmoid tumors 28. Peripheral nerve sheath tumors and NF1-related tumors (closed to accrual 09 / 19 / 2018) 29. Malignant giant cell tumors 30. Chordoma (closed to accrual 11 / 29 / 2018) 31. Adrenal cortical tumors (closed to accrual 06 / 27 / 2018) 32. Tumor of unknown primary (Cancer of Unknown Primary; CuP) (closed to accrual 12 / 22 / 2017) 33. Not Otherwise Categorized (NOC) Rare Tumors [To obtain permission to enroll in the NOC cohort, contact: S1609SC@swog.org] (closed to accrual 03 / 15 / 2019) 34. Adenoid cystic carcinoma (closed to accrual 02 / 06 / 2018) 35. Vulvar cancer 36. MetaPLASTIC carcinoma (of the breast) 37. Gastrointestinal stromal tumor (GIST) (closed to accrual 09 / 26 / 2018) 38. Perivascular epithelioid cell tumor (PEComa) 39. Apocrine tumors / extramammary Paget’s disease 40. Peritoneal mesothelioma 41. Basal cell carcinoma 42. Clear cell cervical cancer 43. Esthenioneuroblastoma 44. Endometrial carcinosarcoma (malignant mixed Mullerian tumors) (closed to accrual) 45. Clear cell cervical endometrial cancer 46. Clear cell ovarian cancer 47. Gestational trophoblastic disease (GTD) 48. Gallbladder cancer 49. Small cell carcinoma of the ovary, hypercalcemic type 50. PD-L1 amplified tumors 51. Angiosarcoma 52. High-grade neuroendocrine carcinoma (pancreatic neuroendocrine tumor [PNET] should be enrolled in Cohort 22; prostatic neuroendocrine carcinomas should be enrolled into Cohort 53). Small cell lung cancer is not eligible 53. Treatment-emergent small-cell neuroendocrine prostate cancer (t-SCNC)
Miscellaneous
II
Not Available
NCT02834013
ECOGMDS1609

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