Research and Clinical Trials

Brief Description Principal Investigator
To compare EFS in patients with newly diagnosed T-ALL and T-LLy who are randomized to a modified ABFM backbone versus bortezomib plus the modified ABFM backbone.
The primary goal in this trial is to prevent relapse. AALL1231 will test two major strategies to meet this goal: (1) to modify the existing chemotherapy platform to mirror the most efficacious backbone that has been tested in Phase 3 trials; and, (2) to randomize patients to receive/not receive a novel agent (bortezomib), with strong b
Kaplan, Joel Adam
Collecting and storing samples of tumor tissue, blood, and bone marrow from patients with cancer to study in the laboratory may help the study of cancer in the future. Kaplan, Joel Adam
1.1 Primary Aims

1.1.1 To eliminate therapy as the initial approach for infants < 12 months of age with small International Neuroblastoma Risk Group (INRG) Stage L1 neuroblastoma while maintaining an overall survival (OS) of 99%.

1.1.2 To eliminate therapy as the initial approach for non-high-risk patients < 18 months of age with localized neuroblastoma and favorable biology (histologic and genomic features) while maintaining an OS of 99%.

1.1.3 To achieve a 3-year OS of > 81% for i
Kaplan, Joel Adam
I. To determine the tolerability of brentuximab vedotin given in combination with standard chemotherapy (anaplastic large cell lymphoma [ALCL]99) and to determine the tolerability of crizotinib given in combination with chemotherapy (ALCL99).

II. To estimate the event free survival (EFS) of Arm brentuximab vedotin (BV) and Arm crizotinib (CZ) and contrast these to historical control data.
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
This study will examine how effective pazopanib is for treating children with a variety of relapsed solid tumors.

It will also seek to further define the toxicities of pazopanib in children, as well as examine biologic markers that may help to further define the response characteristics of pazopanib.
Kaplan, Joel Adam
The purpose of this study is to collect retrospective and prospective clinical data elements on all patients diagnosed and/or treated at LCI locations. Raghavan, Derek
Primary: To determine the percentage of subjects achieving significant pain improvement over a one month period (greater than or equal to a 2 point decrease from baseline pain score on an 11 point scale [0-10]) in oncology outpatients receiving pharmacogenomic testing.

Secondary: a) To determine the success rate of achieving significant pain improvement at Assessment #2 (i.e. after initial pharmacogenomic-driven therapy selection) as measured from pain score at Assessment #1 in subjects who
Patel, Jai Narendra
To test the ability of using tumor samples to determine the tumor?s gene expression profile and mutations to make real-time treatment decisions for children with relapsed/refractory cancers. Oesterheld, Javier E
The purpose of this trial is to test the safety of nifurtimox in children with relapsed or refractory neuroblastoma or medulloblastoma in combination with cyclophosphamide/topotecan. Oesterheld, Javier E
To safely reduce the burden of therapy in children, adolescents and young adults with mature B-NHL by reducing the number of intrathecal (IT) injections by the introduction of IT Liposomal Cytarabine (L-ARA-C, [Depocyt®]) and reducing the dose of anthracycline (doxorubicin) in good risk patients with the addition of rituximab to the FAB chemotherapy backbone (Immunochemotherapy). Oesterheld, Javier E
To report the incidence of chronic kidney disease (CKD), metabolic syndrome, and osteopenia at one and two-years following allogeneic HCT for hematologic malignancy. Gilman, Andrew Lee