Cure the kids! Give Now
Hyperosmotic solutions of 1.5% and 3% NaCl are equally effective for brain relaxation and microcirculation during brain surgery. The effect of 1.5% NaCl on postoperative natremia and natriuresis is less pronounced.
This phase I/II trial studies the side effects and best dose of adavosertib and irinotecan hydrochloride in treating younger patients with solid tumors that have come back (relapsed) or that have not responded to standard therapy (refractory). Adavosertib and irinotecan hydrochloride may stop the growth of tumor cells by blocking some of the enzymes needed for cell growth.
This is a Phase 2 study to evaluate the efficacy of a non-myeloablative lymphodepleting preparative regimen followed by infusion of autologous TIL and high-dose aldesleukin in patients with locally advanced, recurrent, or metastatic cancer associated with one of the following cancer types: 1.) gastric/esophagogastric, 2.) colorectal, 3.) pancreatic, 4.) sarcoma, 5.) mesothelioma, 6.) neuroendocrine, 7.) squamous cell cancer, 8.) Merkle cell, 9.) mismatch repair deficient and/or microsatellite unstable cancers, and 10.) patients who have exhausted conventional systemic therapy options by using the objective response rate (ORR).
This study looks at dose escalation for five fraction stereotactic radiotherapy for patients diagnosed with brain metastases with tumors 2.1-4.0 cm in diameter or 4.1-6.0 cm in diameter.
Post-operative paediatric cerebellar mutism syndrome (pCMS) is a well-recognised complication of resective surgery for brain tumours of the cerebellum and fourth ventricle in children. Occurring in around 25% of infratentorial craniotomies, it is characterised by a delayed onset of mutism and emotional lability, and may comprise motoric and cognitive cerebellar deficits. Transient mutism gives way to prolonged, and often incomplete, recovery. Neuroimaging studies are beginning to reveal anatomical and functional aberrancies in the brain of children with pCMS. The cerebellar efferent pathways are likely to be implicated as a neuroanatomical...
Brain metastases occurs in up to 50% of patients with EGFR mutant NSCLC. Leptomeningeal disease is a subset of patients with brain metastases for which there remains an unmet need. This trial aims to evaluate the role of two dosing schedules of afatinib in management of leptomeningeal disease in EGFR mutant NSCLC, specifically to determine Central Nervous System (CNS) penetration of afatinib, as well as clinical activity. Patients will start on daily dosing initially followed by pulsed intermittent dosing should we observe no clinical activity. A secondary objective is to identify the resistance spectrum in leptomeningeal disease. It is...
The goal of this prospective, non-randomized, single-arm, feasibility study is to develop data to evaluate the safety and feasibility of ExAblate 4000 treatment of benign intracranial tumors which require clinical intervention in pediatric and young adult subjects. Indication of Use: Ablation of benign intracranial tumors in children and young adults which are ExAblate accessible.
The purpose of this study is to test if PET scans using 89Zr-DFO-cRGDY-PEG-Cy5-C' dot particles, can be used to take pictures of brain tumors. The investigators want to understand how the particles are distributed and removed from the body, which may help others be treated in the future. This will be the first time that 89Zr-DFO-cRGDY-PEG-Cy5-C' dot particles are being used in people. The amount of particles given in this study is very small compared to the amount that was used in mice animal studies.
Removing a tumor from a patients brain is hard to do because, very often, brain tumors do not have boundaries that are easy for the patients surgeon to find. In many cases, the surgeon can't tell exactly where the tumor begins or ends. The surgeon usually can remove most of the patient's tumor by looking at the MRI images that were taken of the patient's brain before surgery. However, the surgeon does not have any good way to tell if the entire tumor has been removed or not. Removing the entire tumor is very important because leaving tumor behind may allow it to grow back which could decrease the chances of survival.
The purpose of this study is to test the safety and tolerability of the research study drugs nivolumab, ipilimumab, and bevacizumab when used following surgery and before standard therapy with radiation and temozolomide in patients with newly diagnosed high grade glioma. Additional aims of the study are to: - Find out side effects (good and bad) of nivolumab and ipilimumab with/without bevacizumab and/or temozolomide. - Evaluate any preliminary evidence of anticancer activity of nivolumab and ipilimumab with/without bevacizumab and/or temozolomide. - Evaluate tumor characteristics by collecting brain tumor...