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Evaluating the Feasibility of a Digital Health Coaching Program for Individuals Following CAR T Therapy

The aim of this study is to evaluate the feasibility of a digital health coaching program for, and to describe quality of life of, individuals in the 6 months following chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) T cell therapy. Up to 50 English-speaking individuals aged 18 and older who are to receive treatment with a CAR T cell therapy will be enrolled, all at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. Participants must have internet access via smart phone, tablet, a computer, or another device with the capacity to receive calls, texts, or e-mails, as well as the electronic study assessments and will be excluded if they are unable to provide informed consent or have a prognosis of 6 months or less. Consented participants will be enrolled in a 6-month digital health coaching program delivered via weekly calls from a Health Advisor coupled with the digital delivery of content. The program focuses on identification and escalation of treatment-related toxicity, communication with providers, and physical and psychosocial health following treatment. Health related quality of life (HRQoL) will be assessed with the Functional Assessment of Cancer Therapy-Lymphoma (FACT-L), health self-efficacy will be assessed by the Cancer Behavior Inventory-Brief (CBI-B), physical and mental health outcomes will be measured by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Patient Reported Outcomes Measurement Information System (PROMIS) Global Health 10. Patient experience in managing CAR T specific care will be assessed with a 5-item questionnaire developed specifically for use in this study, focused on participants' confidence in understanding, identifying and managing symptoms, and communicating with providers. Study outcomes will contribute to knowledge about if and how a digital health intervention may be used to support individuals post-CAR T cell therapy.

Houston, TexasStart: October 2021
A Trial of the Safety and Immunogenicity of the COVID-19 Vaccine (mRNA-1273) in Participants With Hematologic Malignancies and Various Regimens of Immunosuppression, and in Participants With Solid Tumors on PD1/PDL1 Inhibitor Therapy

Background: COVID-19 is a viral infection. It has spread rapidly across the globe. It has overwhelmed health systems. Researchers are concerned that it may undo years of progress in the reduction of cancer-specific death. They want to test a vaccine that might protect people with cancer from COVID-19. The COVID-19 Vaccine from Moderna has obtained an emergency use authorization from the FDA. The vaccine has been proven to reduce infections with the virus that causes COVID-19, and it has already been given to millions of people around the world. Objective: To test the safety and efficacy of a vaccine using mRNA-1273 that may protect people with cancer from COVID-19. Eligibility: Adults ages 18 and older who have a solid tumor or blood cancer and who may benefit from a vaccine that might prepare their immune system for fighting and preventing infection from COVID-19. Patients with solid tumors must be receiving treatment with an immunotherapy agent Design: Participants will be screened with a medical history, medicine review, and physical exam. They will have blood tests. They will have a pregnancy test if needed. Participants will get 2 doses of the mRNA-1273 vaccine. It will be injected into a muscle in the arm on Days 1 and 29. Participants will have a follow-up phone call on Day 8 after the first dose. They will be followed for 12 months after the second dose. Participants will have study visits at the Clinical Center on Days 1 and 29 to get the COVID-19 vaccine from Moderna. Patients will then be asked to come back for visits about 1 week and 1 month after the second dose. Patients will need to come back for visits 6 months and 1 year after the second vaccine dose to check to see how long the vaccine offers protection. Some visits will last up to a few hours, but most will be significantly shorter. Participants will give blood and saliva samples for research. Participation will last about 13 months.

Bethesda, MarylandStart: April 2021
Human IL-15 (rhIL-15) and Obinutuzumab for Relapsed and Refractory Chronic Lymphocyte Leukemia

Background: Chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) is a blood cancer. Recombinant human interleukin 15 (IL-15) is a manmade protein. Obinutuzumab is a protein made to deactivate cancer cells. Researchers want to see if treating people with CLL with both proteins improves their outcomes. Objectives: To find the safe dose of IL-15 with obinutuzumab. To identify its effects, including on the immune system and cancer. Eligibility: Adults at least 18 years old who have certain CLL that standard therapy has failed Design: Participants will be screened with: Medical history Physical exam Evaluation of ability to do daily activities Blood, heart, and urine tests Participants may also be screened with: A small amount of bone marrow removed by needle in the hipbone Scans of the body and/or brain The study will be done in 28-day cycles for up to 6 cycles. Participants will get the study drugs through a catheter and pump. Cycle 1: Participants will stay in the clinic for week 1. They will get: IL-15 as a continuous intravenous infusion over 24 hours on days 1-5 Obinutuzumab as an infusion on 4 days, over about 4 hours. The doses for this will increase. Other cycles: Participants will come to the clinic days 1 5 and get IL-15 as in cycle 1. They will get obinutuzumab on day 4. During the study, participants: Will repeat screening tests Will get standard medicines for side effects May give blood, saliva, and tumor samples for research After treatment, participants will have follow-up visits every 3 months for 1 year, then every 6 months for up to 5 years. After that, participants may be called or emailed.

Bethesda, MarylandStart: July 2019
Leukapheresis for CAR or Adoptive Cell Therapy Manufacturing

Background: Leukapheresis is a procedure to separate and collect white blood cells. It is the first step in a treatment called CAR (chimeric antigen receptor) T-cell therapy. CAR-T therapy may be offered to people when their cancer comes back. The collected T-cells are used to make a special version of T-cells called CARs. Researchers want to collect these cells from people who may become eligible for a CAR T-cell study in the future. Objective: To identify people who have a high likelihood to benefit from CAR T-cell therapy early in their disease course and collect and store a T-cell product. Eligibility: People ages 4-39 with a form of leukemia or lymphoma that has not been cured by standard therapy Design: Participants will be screened with medical history, physical exam, and blood and urine tests. Review of existing MRI, x-ray, pathology specimens/reports or CT images may be done. On this study, participants will have leukapheresis. A needle will be placed into the arm. Blood will be collected and go through a machine. White blood cells will be taken out by the machine. The plasma and red cells will be returned to the participant through a second needle in the other arm. The procedure will take 4-6 hours. Some participants may have a central line (catheter) inserted which is needed to do the leukapheresis procedure, instead of the needles in the arms-especially if they are smaller. For a central line placement, a long thin tube is inserted through a small incision into the main blood vessel leading into the heart that would allow access to the blood to do the leukapheresis procedure. Participants cells will be processed and frozen for future use in a CAR T-cell therapy study.

Bethesda, MarylandStart: August 2017
Feasibility and Preliminary Efficacy of a Mindfulness-based Intervention for Children and Young Adults With High Grade or High-Risk Cancer and Their Caregivers

Background: People cope with cancer in different ways. Mindfulness means focusing on the present moment with an open mind. Researchers want to see if this can help children and young adults with a high-grade high-risk cancer with poor prognosis. Objective: To learn if mindfulness is feasible and acceptable for children and young people with high-grade high-risk cancer with poor prognosis and their caregivers. Eligibility: Children ages 5 24 with a high-grade or high-risk cancer, with a caregiver who agrees to do the study Must have internet access (participants may borrow an iPod for the study) Must speak English Design: All participants will complete questionnaires. These will be about feelings, physical well-being, quality of life, and mindfulness. Researchers will review children s medical records. Participants will be randomly put in the mindfulness group or the standard care group. Participants in the standard care group will: Get general recommendations for coping with cancer Have check-in sessions 1 and 3 weeks after starting. These will last about 10 minutes each. After participants finish the standard care group, they may be able to enroll in the mindfulness group. Participants in the mindfulness group will: Attend an in-person mindfulness training session. The child participant will meet with one research team member for 90 minutes while the parent participant meets with another. Then they will come together for a half hour. Practice mindfulness exercises at least 4 days a week for 8 weeks. Be asked to respond to weekly emails or texts asking about their mindfulness practice Get a mindfulness kit with things to help them do their mindfulness activities at home. Have a 30-minute check-in with their coach 1 and 3 weeks after starting. This can be in person or by video chat. All participants (from both groups) will be asked to answer follow-up questions about 8 and 16 weeks after starting the study. Participants will be paid $20 for each set of questionnaires they complete to thank them for their time. ...

Bethesda, MarylandStart: January 2019