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    A Study to Evaluate the Safety and Efficacy of Lenalidomide With MOR00208 in Patients With R-R DLBCL

    Protocol: OSU-15070

    Eligibility:

    Inclusion Criteria:

    Major Inclusion Criteria:

    1. Age >18 years

    2. Histologically confirmed diagnosis of DLBCL

    3. Tumour tissue for central pathology review and correlative studies must be provided.

    4. Patients must have:

    relapsed and/or refractory disease

    at least one bidimensionally measurable, PET positive disease site (transverse

    diameter of ≥1.5 cm and perpendicular diameter of ≥1.0 cm at baseline)

    received at least one, but no more than three previous systemic regimens for the

    treatment of DLBCL and one therapy line must have included a CD20-targeted

    therapy

    Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group 0 to 2

    5. Patients not considered in the opinion of the investigator eligible, or patients

    unwilling to undergo intensive salvage therapy including ASCT

    6. Patients must meet the following laboratory criteria at screening:

    absolute neutrophil count ≥1.5 × 109/L

    platelet count ≥90 × 109/L

    total serum bilirubin ≤2.5 × ULN or ≤5 × ULN in cases of Glibert's Syndrome or

    liver involvement by lymphoma

    alanine transaminase, aspartate aminotransferase and alkaline phosphatase ≤3 ×

    ULN or <5 × ULN in cases of liver involvement

    serum creatinine clearance ≥60 mL/minute

    7. Females of childbearing potential (FCBP) must:

    not be pregnant

    refrain from breastfeeding and donating blood or oocytes

    agree to ongoing pregnancy testing

    commit to continued abstinence from heterosexual intercourse, or agree to use

    and be able to comply with the use of double-barrier contraception

    8. Males (if sexually active with a FCBP) must

    use an effective barrier method of contraception

    refrain from donating blood or sperm

    9. In the opinion of the investigator the patients must:

    be able and willing to receive adequate prophylaxis and/or therapy for

    thromboembolic events

    be able to understand the reason for complying with the special conditions of

    the pregnancy prevention risk management plan and give written acknowledgement

    of this.

    Major Exclusion Criteria:

    1. Patients who have:

    other histological type of lymphoma

    primary refractory DLBCL

    a history of "double/triple hit" genetics

    2. Patients who have, within 14 days prior to Day 1 dosing:

    not discontinued CD20-targeted therapy, chemotherapy, radiotherapy,

    investigational anticancer therapy or other lymphoma specific therapy

    undergone major surgery or suffered from significant traumatic injury

    received live vaccines.

    required parenteral antimicrobial therapy for active, intercurrent infections

    3. Patients who:

    were previously treated with CD19-targeted therapy or IMiDs® (e.g. thalidomide,

    LEN)

    have undergone ASCT within the period ≤ 3 months prior to signing the informed

    consent form.

    have undergone previous allogenic stem cell transplantation

    have a history of deep venous thrombosis/embolism and who are not willing/able

    to take venous thromboembolic event prophylaxis during the entire treatment

    period

    concurrently use other anticancer or experimental treatments

    4. Prior history of malignancies other than DLBCL, unless the patient has been free of

    the disease for ≥5 years prior to screening.

    5. Patients with:

    positive hepatitis B and/or C serology.

    known seropositivity for or history of active viral infection with human

    immunodeficiency virus (HIV)

    CNS lymphoma involvement

    history or evidence of clinically significant cardiovascular, CNS and/or other

    systemic disease that would in the investigator's opinion preclude participation

    in the study or compromise the patient's ability to give informed consent.

    Exclusion Criteria:

    Major Inclusion Criteria:

    1. Age >18 years

    2. Histologically confirmed diagnosis of DLBCL

    3. Tumour tissue for central pathology review and correlative studies must be provided.

    4. Patients must have:

    relapsed and/or refractory disease

    at least one bidimensionally measurable, PET positive disease site (transverse

    diameter of ≥1.5 cm and perpendicular diameter of ≥1.0 cm at baseline)

    received at least one, but no more than three previous systemic regimens for the

    treatment of DLBCL and one therapy line must have included a CD20-targeted

    therapy

    Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group 0 to 2

    5. Patients not considered in the opinion of the investigator eligible, or patients

    unwilling to undergo intensive salvage therapy including ASCT

    6. Patients must meet the following laboratory criteria at screening:

    absolute neutrophil count ≥1.5 × 109/L

    platelet count ≥90 × 109/L

    total serum bilirubin ≤2.5 × ULN or ≤5 × ULN in cases of Glibert's Syndrome or

    liver involvement by lymphoma

    alanine transaminase, aspartate aminotransferase and alkaline phosphatase ≤3 ×

    ULN or <5 × ULN in cases of liver involvement

    serum creatinine clearance ≥60 mL/minute

    7. Females of childbearing potential (FCBP) must:

    not be pregnant

    refrain from breastfeeding and donating blood or oocytes

    agree to ongoing pregnancy testing

    commit to continued abstinence from heterosexual intercourse, or agree to use

    and be able to comply with the use of double-barrier contraception

    8. Males (if sexually active with a FCBP) must

    use an effective barrier method of contraception

    refrain from donating blood or sperm

    9. In the opinion of the investigator the patients must:

    be able and willing to receive adequate prophylaxis and/or therapy for

    thromboembolic events

    be able to understand the reason for complying with the special conditions of

    the pregnancy prevention risk management plan and give written acknowledgement

    of this.

    Major Exclusion Criteria:

    1. Patients who have:

    other histological type of lymphoma

    primary refractory DLBCL

    a history of "double/triple hit" genetics

    2. Patients who have, within 14 days prior to Day 1 dosing:

    not discontinued CD20-targeted therapy, chemotherapy, radiotherapy,

    investigational anticancer therapy or other lymphoma specific therapy

    undergone major surgery or suffered from significant traumatic injury

    received live vaccines.

    required parenteral antimicrobial therapy for active, intercurrent infections

    3. Patients who:

    were previously treated with CD19-targeted therapy or IMiDs® (e.g. thalidomide,

    LEN)

    have undergone ASCT within the period ≤ 3 months prior to signing the informed

    consent form.

    have undergone previous allogenic stem cell transplantation

    have a history of deep venous thrombosis/embolism and who are not willing/able

    to take venous thromboembolic event prophylaxis during the entire treatment

    period

    concurrently use other anticancer or experimental treatments

    4. Prior history of malignancies other than DLBCL, unless the patient has been free of

    the disease for ≥5 years prior to screening.

    5. Patients with:

    positive hepatitis B and/or C serology.

    known seropositivity for or history of active viral infection with human

    immunodeficiency virus (HIV)

    CNS lymphoma involvement

    history or evidence of clinically significant cardiovascular, CNS and/or other

    systemic disease that would in the investigator's opinion preclude participation

    in the study or compromise the patient's ability to give informed consent.

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    Intensity Modulated Accelerated Partial Breast Irradiation in Treating Older Patients with Hormone Responsive Stage 0-I Breast Cancer before Surgery

    Protocol: OSU-13282

    Eligibility:

    Inclusion Criteria:

    COHORT I:

    The patient must consent to be in the study and must have signed an approved consent form conforming with federal and institutional guidelines

    Patient must be > 18 years

    The patient must have clinical node negative, stage I breast cancer

    The surgical treatment must be intended to be a lumpectomy

    The biopsy site must have been demarcated by a clip(s)

    Gross disease must be unifocal on mammogram (mammo)/magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) imaging

    Patient must be able to tolerate lying in the prone position with arms extended forward

    Must be able to tolerate MRI scan with contrast

    COHORT II: The patient must consent to be in the study and must have signed an approved consent form conforming with federal and institutional guidelines

    COHORT II: Patient must be >= 60 years

    COHORT II: Core biopsy demonstrating breast cancer and receptors that are estrogen receptor (ER) or progesterone receptor (PR) positive

    COHORT II: Core tissue must have human epidermal growth factor receptor 2 (HER 2) testing

    COHORT II: The patient must have clinical node negative, stage I breast cancer

    COHORT II: The surgical treatment must be intended to be a lumpectomy

    COHORT II: The biopsy site must have been demarcated by a clip(s)

    COHORT II: Gross disease must be unifocal on Mammo/ MRI imaging

    COHORT II: Patients must have estrogen receptor (ER) and progesterone receptor (PR) analysis performed on core biopsy

    COHORT II: Patient must be able to tolerate lying in the prone position with arms extended forward

    COHORT II: Must be able to tolerate MRI scan with contrast

    COHORT II: At the time of enrollment, patients must have had bilateral mammograms within 6 months

    COHORT II: Patients must be willing to undergo breast cancer surgery minimally 4, maximally 6 weeks post APBI

    COHORT II: Patients with a history of non-breast malignancies are eligible if they have been disease free for 5 or more years prior to enrollment and are deemed by their physicians to be at low risk for recurrence; patients with the following cancers are eligible if diagnosed and treated within the past 5 years: carcinoma in situ of the cervix, carcinoma in situ of the colon, melanoma in situ, and basal cell and squamous cell carcinoma of the skin

    Exclusion Criteria:

    COHORT II:

    Age < 60 years

    Hormone unresponsive breast cancer

    T-2 (> 3.0 cm), T-3, stage III, or stage IV breast cancer

    N-1, N-2, or N-3 pathologic axillary nodes

    Mastectomy intended

    Unwilling to undergo anti-endocrine therapy

    Suspicious microcalcification, densities, or palpable abnormalities (in the ipsilateral or contralateral breast) unless biopsied and found to be benign

    Non-epithelial breast malignancies such as sarcoma or lymphoma

    Paget’s disease of the nipple

    Proven multicentric carcinoma (invasive or ductal carcinoma in situ [DCIS]) in more than one quadrant or separated by > 4 centimeters

    Any prior treatment with radiation therapy, chemotherapy, biotherapy, or hormone therapy for the currently diagnosed breast cancer prior to study enrollment

    Prior breast or thoracic radiation therapy (RT) for any condition

    Psychiatric of addictive disorders or other condition that in the opinion of the investigator would preclude the patient from meeting the study requirements

    Principal Investigator: Julia White, MD

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    Paclitaxel and Carboplatin with or without Metformin Hydrochloride in Treating Patients with Stage III, IV, or Recurrent Endometrial Cancer

    Protocol: GOG-0286B

    Eligibility:

    Inclusion Criteria:

    Patients must have measurable stage III, measurable stage IVA, stage IVB (with or without measurable disease) or recurrent (with or without measurable disease) endometrial carcinoma

    Histologic confirmation of the original primary tumor is required; patients with the following histologic epithelial cell types are eligible:

    • Endometrioid adenocarcinoma, serous adenocarcinoma, undifferentiated carcinoma, clear cell adenocarcinoma, mixed epithelial carcinoma, adenocarcinoma not otherwise specified (N.O.S.)

    Measurable disease is defined by Response Evaluation Criteria in Solid Tumors (RECIST) (version 1.1); measurable disease is defined as at least one lesion that can be accurately measured in at least one dimension (longest diameter to be recorded); each lesion must be >= 10 mm when measured by computed tomography (CT), magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) or caliper measurement by clinical exam; or >= 20 mm when measured by chest x-ray; lymph nodes must be >= 15 mm in short axis when measured by CT or MRI

    Patients must have a Gynecologic Oncology Group (GOG) performance status of 0, 1, or 2

    Absolute neutrophil count (ANC) greater than or equal to 1,500/mcl

    Platelets greater than or equal to 100,000/mcl

    Creatinine less than 1.4 mg/dl

    Bilirubin less than or equal to 1.5 x institutional/laboratory upper limit of normal (ULN)

    Aspartate aminotransferase (AST) and alanine aminotransferase (ALT) less than or equal to 3 x ULN

    Alkaline phosphatase less than or equal to 2.5 x ULN

    Patients must NOT have received prior chemotherapy or targeted therapy, including chemotherapy used for radiation sensitization for treatment of endometrial carcinoma

    Patients may have received prior radiation therapy for treatment of endometrial carcinoma; prior radiation therapy may have included pelvic radiation therapy, extended field pelvic/para-aortic radiation therapy, and/or intravaginal brachytherapy; all radiation therapy must be completed at least 4 weeks prior to the first date of study therapy

    Patients may have received prior hormonal therapy for treatment of endometrial carcinoma; all hormonal therapy must be discontinued at least one week prior to the first date of study therapy

    Patients must be able to swallow and retain orally-administered medication

    Patients must have signed an approved informed consent and authorization permitting release of personal health information; individuals with impaired decision-making capacity are not eligible to participate on the study

    Exclusion Criteria:

    Patients must NOT be taking metformin or have been on metformin in the past 6 months

    Patients with a history of other invasive malignancies, with the exception of non-melanoma skin cancer are excluded if there is any evidence of other malignancy being present within the last three years

    Uncontrolled intercurrent illness including, but not limited to, ongoing or active infection, symptomatic congestive heart failure, unstable angina pectoris, cardiac arrhythmia, or psychiatric illness/social situations that would limit compliance with study requirements

    Patients who are pregnant or nursing; if patients are of reproductive age and have not undergone hysterectomy, they must use an effective contraceptive method for the duration of this study

    Any condition associated with increased risk of metformin-associated lactic acidosis; (e.g. congestive heart failure defined as New York Heart Association [NYHA] class III or IV functional status, history of acidosis of any type; habitual intake of 3 or more alcoholic beverages per day)

    Principal Investigator: David M O'Malley, MD

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    Maintenance Pembrolizumab vs Placebo after First-line Chemo in Pts w/ Metastatic Urothelial Cancer

    Protocol: OSU-16133

    Principal Investigator: Amir Mortazavi, MD

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    Ph II GempoxFollowed By A Single Cycle Of AuHPCR For Pts W/ Recurrent Or Progressive CNS Germ Cell T

    Protocol: OSU-16184

    Principal Investigator: Pierre Giglio, MD

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    Ph II CD24Fc for Prevention of Acute GVHD Following Myeloablative Allogeneic HSCT

    Protocol: OSU-15286

    Principal Investigator: Samantha M Jaglowski, MD

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    Trametinib, Combination Chemotherapy, and Radiation Therapy in Treating Patients with Stage III Non-small Cell Lung Cancer That Cannot Be Removed by Surgery

    Protocol: OSU-14034

    Eligibility:

    Inclusion Criteria:

    Patients must have histologically confirmed, newly diagnosed or recurrent from a previously treated early stage lung cancers that are locally confined, non-small cell lung cancers that are considered unresectable and for which chemoradiation will be considered definitive therapy; patients with recurrent cancer that is amendable for chemoradiation can be eligible only if patients with prior lobectomy for stage I cancer had not had adjuvant chemotherapy, and more than 8 weeks have elapsed from surgery to allow for wound healing; patients who recur from prior X-ray therapy (XRT) or stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT) will not be eligible

    Patients must have measurable disease, defined as at least one lesion that can be accurately measured in at least one dimension (longest diameter to be recorded for non-nodal lesions and short axis for nodal lesions) as >= 20 mm with conventional techniques or as >= 10 mm with spiral CT scan, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), or calipers by clinical exam

    Prior thoracic radiation allowed only if there is minimal to no overlap with the treatment area estimated at the time of consultation, and there is no cumulative esophageal dose that exceeds more than 50% of the maximal acceptable dose tolerance

    Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group (ECOG) performance status =< 1 (Karnofsky >= 70%)

    Life expectancy of greater than 6 months

    Able to swallow and retain orally-administered medication and does not have any clinically significant gastrointestinal abnormalities that may alter absorption such as malabsorption syndrome or major resection of the stomach or bowels

    Absolute neutrophil count (ANC) >= 1.5 x 10^9/L

    Hemoglobin >= 9 g/dL

    Platelets >= 100 x 10^9/L

    Albumin >= 2.5 g/dL

    Total bilirubin =< 1.5 x institutional upper limit of normal (ULN)

    Aspartate aminotransferase (AST) and alanine aminotransferase (ALT) =< 2.5 x institutional ULN

    Serum creatinine =< 1.5 mg/dL OR calculated creatinine clearance (Cockcroft-Gault formula) >= 50 mL/min OR 24-hour urine creatinine clearance >= 50 mL/min

    Prothrombin time (PT)/international normalized ratio (INR) and partial thromboplastin time (PTT) =< 1.5 x institutional ULN

    Left ventricular ejection fraction >= institutional lower limit of normal (LLN) by echocardiogram (ECHO) or multi gated acquisition scan (MUGA)

    Women of child-bearing potential and men must agree to use adequate contraception (hormonal or barrier method of birth control; abstinence) prior to study entry, during the study participation, and for four months after the last dose of the drug; women of child-bearing potential must have a negative serum pregnancy test within 14 days prior to registration and agree to use effective contraception throughout the treatment period and for 4 months after the last dose of study treatment; should a woman become pregnant or suspect she is pregnant while she or her partner is participating in this study, she should inform her treating physician immediately

    Ability to understand and the willingness to sign a written informed consent document

    Activating Kirsten rat sarcoma viral oncogene homolog (KRAS) mutation (any G12, G13, Q61) confirmed by Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments (CLIA)-certified testing

    The availability of formalin-fixed paraffin embedded archival tissue from core biopsy of tumors is recommended for exploratory analysis

    Exclusion Criteria:

    History of another malignancy

    Exception: patients who have been disease-free for 3 years, or patients with a history of completely resected non-melanoma skin cancer and/or patients with indolent secondary malignancies, are eligible; consult the Cancer Therapy Evaluation Program (CTEP) Medical Monitor if unsure whether second malignancies meet the requirements specified above

    History of interstitial lung disease or pneumonitis

    Any major surgery, extensive radiotherapy, chemotherapy with delayed toxicity, biologic therapy, or immunotherapy within 21 days prior to enrollment

    Use of other investigational drugs within 28 days (or five half-lives, whichever is shorter; with a minimum of 14 days from the last dose) preceding the first dose of trametinib and during the study

    Have a known immediate or delayed hypersensitivity reaction or idiosyncrasy to drugs chemically related to trametinib, or excipients or to dimethyl sulfoxide (DMSO) or to either carboplatin or paclitaxel

    Current use of a prohibited medication; the following medications or non-drug therapies are prohibited:

    Other anti-cancer therapy while on study treatment; (note: megestrol [Megace] if used as an appetite stimulant is allowed)

    Concurrent treatment with bisphosphonates is permitted; however, treatment must be initiated prior to the first dose of study therapy; prophylactic use of bisphosphonates in patients without bone disease is not permitted, except for the treatment of osteoporosis

    Concurrent use of all herbal supplements is prohibited during the study (including, but not limited to, St. John’s wort, kava, ephedra [ma huang], gingko biloba, dehydroepiandrosterone [DHEA], yohimbe, saw palmetto, or ginseng)

    History or current evidence/risk of retinal vein occlusion (RVO)

    History or evidence of cardiovascular risk including any of the following:

    Left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF) < LLN

    A QT interval corrected for heart rate using the Bazett’s formula corrected QT (QTcB) >= 480 msec

    History or evidence of current clinically significant uncontrolled arrhythmias (exception: patients with controlled atrial fibrillation for > 30 days prior to registration are eligible)

    History of acute coronary syndromes (including myocardial infarction and unstable angina), coronary angioplasty, or stenting within 6 months prior to registration

    History or evidence of current >= class II congestive heart failure as defined by the New York Heart Association (NYHA) functional classification system

    Treatment-refractory hypertension defined as a blood pressure of systolic > 140 mmHg and/or diastolic > 90 mmHg which cannot be controlled by anti-hypertensive therapy

    Known cardiac metastases

    Known hepatitis B virus (HBV), or hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection (patients with chronic or cleared HBV and HCV infection are eligible); patients with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) are not eligible if on anti-retroviral medications

    Uncontrolled intercurrent illness including, but not limited to, ongoing or active infection, symptomatic congestive heart failure, unstable angina pectoris, cardiac arrhythmia, or psychiatric illness/social situations that would limit compliance with study requirements

    Pregnant women or nursing mothers; women of childbearing potential should be advised to avoid pregnancy and use effective methods of contraception; men with a female partner of childbearing potential must have either had a prior vasectomy or agree to use effective contraception; if a female patient or a female partner of a patient becomes pregnant while the patient receives trametinib, the potential hazard to the fetus should be explained to the patient and partner (as applicable)

    HIV-positive patients on combination antiretroviral therapy are ineligible

    Patients who do not consent for PK studies to be performed (alternatively: patients who initially consent to be on study but withdraws consent for PK study will be taken off study and replaced)

    Principal Investigator: Meng X Welliver, MD, PhD

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    Chemotherapy and Pelvic Radiation Therapy with or without Additional Chemotherapy in Treating Patients with High-Risk Early-Stage Cervical Cancer after Radical Hysterectomy

    Protocol: RTOG-0724

    Eligibility:

    Inclusion Criteria:

    Patients must have undergone radical hysterectomy (open, laparoscopically or robotic) and staging including pelvic node sampling or dissection for cervical carcinoma within 70 days prior to study entry (NOTE: if the patient did not have a para-aortic lymph node sampling/dissection, but had common iliac node dissection that was negative, a positron emission tomography [PET]-computed tomography [CT] is recommended, but not required; a negative pre or post-operative PET scan or PET-CT scan of the para–aortic nodes is required if the patient did not undergo para-aortic or common iliac nodal sampling/dissection)

    Patients with clinical stage IA2, IB or IIA squamous, adenosquamous, or adenocarcinoma of the cervix who have any/all of the following high-risk features after surgery:

    Positive pelvic nodes

    Positive parametrium

    Positive para-aortic nodes- completely resected, PET/CT negative (PET only required if positive para-aortic nodes during surgery)

    No distant metastases, based upon the following minimum diagnostic workup (NOTE: patients with positive para-aortic nodes- completely resected, PET/CT negative are eligible):

    History/physical examination within 56 days prior to study entry

    Contrast-enhanced imaging of the abdomen and pelvis by either CT, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), or whole body PET-CT (with or without contrast) within 90 days prior to registration (NOTE: whole body PET-CT is preferred)

    Chest x-ray (posterioranterior [PA] and lateral) or chest CT within 70 days prior to study entry (except for those who have had whole body PET-CT)

    Zubrod performance status 0-1

    Absolute neutrophil count (ANC) >= 1,800 cells/mm^3

    Platelets >= 100,000 cells/mm^3

    Hemoglobin >= 10.0 g/dl (Note: the use of transfusion or other intervention to achieve hemoglobin [Hgb] >= 10.0 g/dl is acceptable)

    White blood cell count >= 4000 cells/mm^3

    Serum creatinine =< 1.5 mg/dL within 14 days prior to study entry

    Bilirubin =< 1.5 times normal 14 days prior to study entry

    Alkaline phosphatase within upper limits of institutional normal within 14 days prior to study entry

    Alanine aminotransferase (ALT)/serum glutamate pyruvate transaminase (SGPT) and/or aspartate aminotransferase (AST)/serum glutamic oxaloacetic transaminase (SGOT) within upper limits of institutional normal within 14 days prior to study entry

    Patients with known human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) positive must have a cluster of differentiation (CD)4 cell count be >= 350 cells/mm^3 within 14 days prior to study entry (note, however, that HIV testing is not required for entry into this protocol)

    Patient must provide study-specific informed consent prior to study entry

    Exclusion Criteria:

    Prior invasive malignancy (except non-melanomatous skin cancer) unless disease free for a minimum of 3 years (for example, carcinoma in situ of the breast, oral cavity, or cervix are all permissible)

    Patients can not have any neuroendocrine histology in pathology

    Prior systemic chemotherapy for the current cervical cancer; note that prior chemotherapy for a different cancer is allowable

    Prior radiation therapy to the pelvis that would result in overlap of radiation therapy fields

    Severe, active co-morbidity, defined as follows:

    Unstable angina and/or congestive heart failure requiring hospitalization within the last 6 months

    Transmural myocardial infarction within the last 6 months

    Acute bacterial or fungal infection requiring intravenous antibiotics at the time of study entry

    Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease exacerbation or other respiratory illness requiring hospitalization or precluding study therapy at the time of study entry

    Coagulation defects; note, however, that coagulation parameters are not required for entry into this protocol

    Prior allergic reaction to carboplatin, paclitaxel, and/or cisplatin

    Patients who have gross residual disease or distant metastatic disease

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    Propranolol Hydrochloride in Treating Patients With Locally Recurrent or Metastatic Solid Tumors That Cannot Be Removed By Surgery

    Protocol: OSU-13023

    Eligibility:

    Inclusion Criteria:

    Patients must have histologically-proven locally-recurrent or metastatic solid tumor; the first 10 patients may have cancer of any histology; preference will be given to patients with metastatic ovarian cancer, breast cancer, and malignant melanoma, as these malignancies have been shown to be sensitive to manipulation of the beta-adrenergic receptor; the final twenty-five patients to be accrued must have locally-recurrent or metastatic malignant melanoma that is not surgically resectable

    Patients may have had any number of prior systemic therapies; patients need not have exhausted standard therapy for their disease, but must be stable and must not have actively progressing

    Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group (ECOG) performance status =< 2

    Karnofsky >= 60%

    Life expectancy of greater than 6 months

    Leukocytes >= 3,000/mcL

    Absolute neutrophil count >= 1,500/mcL

    Platelets >= 100,000/mcL

    Total bilirubin within normal institutional limits

    Aspartate aminotransferase (AST)(serum glutamic oxaloacetic transaminase [SGOT])/alanine aminotransferase (ALT)(serum glutamate pyruvate transaminase [SGPT]) =< 2.5 X institutional upper limit of normal

    Creatinine within normal institutional limits OR

    Creatinine clearance >= 60 mL/min/1.73 m^2 for patients with creatinine levels above institutional normal

    Women of child-bearing potential and men must agree to use adequate contraception (hormonal or barrier method of birth control; abstinence) prior to study entry and for the duration of study participation; should a woman become pregnant or suspect she is pregnant while participating in this study, she should inform her treating physician immediately

    Ability to understand and the willingness to sign a written informed consent document

    Patients with brain metastases may participate in this clinical study provided that symptoms have been controlled with standard therapies and/or appropriate medications; the principal investigator (P.I.) will carefully evaluate the suitability of patient participation when brain metastases are present

    Exclusion Criteria:

    Patients who have had chemotherapy or radiotherapy within 4 weeks (6 weeks for nitrosoureas or mitomycin C) prior to entering the study or those who have not recovered from adverse events due to agents administered more than 4 weeks earlier

    Patients may not be receiving any other investigational agents

    History of allergic reactions attributed to compounds of similar chemical or biologic composition to propranolol

    Uncontrolled hypertension

    Uncontrolled intercurrent illness including, but not limited to, ongoing or active infection, symptomatic congestive heart failure, unstable angina pectoris, cardiac arrhythmia, or psychiatric illness/social situations that would limit compliance with study requirements

    Patients with significant lung disease, an ejection fraction less than 40%, or a resting heart rate less than 60/min will not be enrolled

    Pregnant women are excluded from this study because propranolol is an agent with the potential for teratogenic or abortifacient effects

    Patients who are currently receiving a beta-blocker for another medical condition will be excluded from this study; patients with extremes of blood pressure (e.g., systolic blood pressure [SBP] > 150 or < 100) may be excluded from participation if the treating physician feels that this medical condition has not been adequately addressed by the patient’s primary care physician

    Patients with worsening depression that has not been addressed clinically will be excluded from this study

    Principal Investigator: William E Carson, III, MD

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    Typhoid Vaccine in Testing Response to Immune Stress in Patients With Stage I-IIIA Breast Cancer Who Received Chemotherapy

    Protocol: OSU-13194

    Eligibility:

    Inclusion Criteria:

    Women who have been diagnosed with stage I-IIIA breast cancer will be recruited 1-8 years after the completion of all primary cancer treatment except for longer-term hormonal therapies (tamoxifen, aromatase inhibitors); recruit women who have received one of the two most common stage I-IIIA chemotherapy regimens, either docetaxel/cyclophosphamide or doxorubicin/cyclophosphamide followed by paclitaxel to provide uniformity of prior treatment

    All women will be postmenopausal, defined as having follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH) and estradiol within the institutional postmenopausal range at the time of study entry and no menstrual cycle in the last 12 months

    Exclusion Criteria:

    A prior history of any other malignancy except basal or squamous cell skin cancers, strokes, diabetes, current heart disease or uncontrolled hypertension, peripheral vascular disease, liver disease, autoimmune and/or inflammatory diseases including rheumatoid arthritis and ulcerative colitis, and other medical conditions that would limit participation in the assessments (e.g., pulmonary disease, orthopedic problems, major psychiatric illness, major cognitive dysfunction, or an acute medical problem)

    Anemia (defined as having a hemoglobin level less than 11.7 g/dL for white women, following the Ohio State University (OSU) hospital’s criteria, and 11.5 for African American women, based on data from Beutler and Waalen)

    Alcohol or drug abuse

    Smoking

    Individuals who routinely take fish oil, krill oil, or flaxseed (oil, pills, or powder) or consume more than two portions of oily fish per week

    Women with blood pressures above 180/100 or below 80/50

    Medication exclusions will include steroids as well as statins and other medications with anti-inflammatory actions

    Antidepressant users who have been medicated for at least three months will not be excluded

    Women who have received typhoid vaccine within three years or any other vaccine within three months will be excluded

    Principal Investigator: Janice K Kiecolt-Glaser, PhD

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