Clinical trials are patient studies that test new treatments and therapies. The main purpose of clinical trials is to find a better way to prevent, diagnose or treat a disease. Everyone who participates in clinical trials is a volunteer.
At Children’s Health℠, research is a way of life and a way forward to better care. Our physicians and scientists actively engage in research and innovation, every day. Current research – in conjunction with UT Southwestern – focuses on a number of critical areas in pediatric health, expanding treatment options and redefining what is possible in pediatric medicine.
The purpose of this research study is to make 131I-MIBG therapy available to patients with advanced neuroblastoma, pheochromocytoma, or paraganglioma and further assess the side effects of 131I-MIBG therapy.
The purpose of the study is to assess the efficacy and safety of tisagenlecleucel in children and adolescents with relapsed/refractory B-cell non-Hodgkin lymphoma (r/r B-NHL). For pediatric patients who have r/r B-NHL, survival rates are dismal, only ~20-50% subjects are alive at 2 years with overall response rate (ORR) of 20-30% after conventional salvage chemotherapy.
This research study is done to test the safety of the new drug Loxo-195 in children and adults with cancer having a change in a particular gene (NTRK1, NTRK2 or NTRK3). The drug may treat cancer by interfering with the effect of the NTRK genes on cancer growth. The study also investigates how the drug is absorbed and processed in the human body, and how well and for how long the cancer responds to the drug. This is the first study to test Loxo-195 in humans with cancer, for whom no other effective therapy exists.