Research and Clinical Trials

Brief Description Principal Investigator
PRIMARY OBJECTIVES:
I. To estimate the maximum tolerated dose (MTD) and/or recommended Phase 2 dose of brentuximab vedotin in combination with gemcitabine (gemcitabine hydrochloride) administered every three weeks to children with relapsed or primary refractory Hodgkin lymphoma (HL).

II. To define and describe the toxicities of brentuximab vedotin in combination with gemcitabine administered on this schedule.

III. To determine the complete response (CR) rate after treatment with four cycl
Kaplan, Joel Adam
1.1 Primary Aims
1.1.1 To assess the event free survival (EFS) of a novel regimen incorporating brentuximab vedotin (Bv; AdcetrisTM) in the chemotherapy backbone of doxorubicin (Adriamycin), vincristine, etoposide, prednisone and cyclophosphamide (Bv-AVEPC) in newly diagnosed high-risk cHL compared to those treated with ABVE-PC.
Kaplan, Joel Adam
I. To maintain a Childhood Cancer Registry for infants, children, adolescents, and young adults with cancer.

II. To utilize clinical and biological data to help determine eligibility or stratification, based on childhood cancer disease classification schemas, for potential enrollment of research subjects onto Children's Oncology Group (COG) therapeutic clinical trials.

III. To develop a well annotated childhood cancer biobank for current and future research through the collection of biospe
Kaplan, Joel Adam
Primary:
To collect high quality specimens from patients with hematologic disorders and normal volunteers.
Exploratory:
Future specimen analyses will be performed to determine the differences between sick and normal cells. Data used for these comparisons will include, but are not limited to: gene expression data, DNA, RNA, epigenetics, proteomics, metabolomics, and pathway analysys.
Avalos, Belinda Rene
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