Clinical Trials at HOAF
At Hematology Oncology Associates of Fredericksburg, we are committed to offering our patients the most advanced comprehensive cancer care. Clinical trials are an integral part of this treatment package, as they offer access to new treatments not yet available outside of the trial. We currently have multiple trials open for enrollment. In addition, we are a research affiliate with VCU Massey Cancer Center in Richmond, Virginia. This affiliation allows our patients to access leading-edge clinical trials while receiving treatment in Fredericksburg.
We encourage you to discuss your options with your provider.
The following studies are open for enrollment:
A Phase III, Open-Label, Randomized Study of Atezolizumab (Anti−Pd-L1 Antibody) Compared With a Platinum Agent (Cisplatin Or Carboplatin) in Combination With Either Pemetrexed or Gemcitabine For PD-L1−Selected, Chemotherapy-Naive Patients With Stage IV Non-Squamous or Squamous Non−Small Cell Lung Cancer
Objective: The co-primary efficacy objectives for this study are to evaluate the efficacy of atezolizumab compared with platinum-based chemotherapy consisting of a platinum agent (cisplatin or carboplatin) in combination with either pemetrexed (non-squamous disease) or gemcitabine (squamous disease) in chemotherapy-naive patients with Atezolizumab.
A Phase III, Open-Label, Randomized Study to Investigate The Efficacy and Safety of Atezolizumab (Anti−Pd-L1 Antibody) Compared With Best Supportive Care Following Adjuvant Cisplatin-Based Chemotherapy in PD-L1−Selected Patients With Completely Resected Stage IB−IIIA Non−Small Cell Lung Cancer
Objective: To evaluate the efficacy of sixteen cycles of atezolizumab treatment compared with best supportive care as measured by disease-free survival (DFS) as assessed by the investigator
A Randomized Phase III Trial of Bortezomib, LENalidomide and Dexamethasone (VRd) versus Carfilzomib, Lenalidomide, Dexamethasone (CRd) Followed by Limited or Indefinite DURation Lenalidomide MaintenANCE in Patients with Newly Diagnosed Symptomatic Multiple Myeloma (ENDURANCE)
Objective: To compare the overall survival between two strategies of lenalidomide maintenance following induction with a proteasome inhibitor-IMiD combination: limited duration of maintenance (24 months) versus indefinite maintenance therapy until disease progression
Study of Concordance Between Circulating Tumor DNA Assays and FoundationOne® Tissue Analysis of Tumor Genomic Alterations
Objective: To assess whether a new circulating tumor DNA assay developed by Foundation Medicine is able to detect genomic alterations in circulating tumor DNA in the peripheral blood consistent with the primary/metastatic tumors measured by FoundationOne®.
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