A pilot study of safety and adequacy of pancreatic lesion biopsy (Spy Bite)
The purpose of this study is to determine the safety and effectiveness of an experimental technique to obtain biopsies of pancreatic lesions. This technique uses biopsy forceps, which are small jaw-like devices that open and close, to also obtain tissue samples for examination and diagnosis. The biopsy forceps will pass through the endoscope that is already in place for the endoscopic ultrasound guided fine needle aspiration procedure, and an additional biopsy will be taken. This technique is experimental because biopsy forceps are routinely used in gastrointestinal endoscopy, but are not routinely used to obtain biopsies of the pancreas.
A pilot study of safety and efficacy of spectroscopic diagnosis of pancreatic lesions (Spy Panc)
The objective of this study is to determine if a minimally invasive optical probe can accurately predict a histological diagnosis of dysplastic or malignant tumor cells in solid lesions of the pancreas. If effective, this optical probe would facilitate the detection of malignant and pre-malignant pancreatic lesions. This would lead to more accurate decision-making as to which patients require surgical resection versus patients who should be spared from major surgery.
0C-14-7: A Phase 1/2A, Multicenter, Open-Label Study of Oral RxDx-101 in Adult Patients with Locally Advanced or Metastatic Cancer Confirmed to be Positive for TRKA, TRKB, TRKC, ROS1, or ALK Molecular Alterations
RXDX-101-01 is a multicenter, open-label, Phase 1/2a study in which the safety and efficacy of RXDX-101 will be evaluated in adult patients with any locally advanced or metastatic solid tumor.
The primary objective of the Phase 2a expansion cohorts is Objective Response (OR) defined as Complete Response(CR) and Partial Response (PR) at the recommended phase 2 dose of RXDX-101.
RXDX-101 is an orally available inhibitor of the tyrosine kinases TrkA, TrkB, TrkC, ROS1, and ALK. Molecular alterations to these targets are present in several different tumor types, including non-small cell lung cancer, colorectal cancer, papillary thyroid cancer, pancreatic cancer, and neuroblastoma.
The Phase 2a segment of this study will consist of 5 cohorts as described below:
Cohort #1: Participants that express TrkA. Cohort #2: Participants that express TrkB. Cohort #3: Participants that express TrkC. Cohort #4a: Participants that express ALK with an associated molecular alteration who are nave to prior treatment with ALK inhibitors. Cohort #4b: Participants that express ALK with an associated molecular alteration who have received prior treatment with one or more ALK inhibitors. Cohort #5: Participants that express ROS1
USC will only participate in Phase 2 of the study. The length of participation is about 2 months
An End of Treatment Visit will be conducted within 7 days of last dose of RXDX-101.
A Safety Follow-Up telephone call will be conducted approximately 30 days following the last dose of RXDX-101.
Primary endpoint will be first cycle dose limiting toxicities and maximum tolerated dose
The baseline, clinical outcome, laboratory, PK, and safety data from both segments of the study will be analyzed descriptively
Spectroscopic detection of colon polyps (Spy Colonic Neoplasia)
The purpose of this study is to determine if colon cancer or precancerous colon polyps can be predicted from examining the lining of the rectum with a special harmless light. If so, primary care physicians will be able to determine from this simple test which of their patients actually needs a colonoscopy instead of referring 100% of their patients simply because they turn 50 years old.