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Intratumor Injection of Anti-Mesothelin Immunotoxin LMB-100 With Ipilimumab in Malignant Mesothelioma

Background: Mesothelioma is a type of cancer. It originates in cells that line human body cavities. Most people have advanced disease when they are diagnosed. Researchers want to see if a combination of drugs can help. Objective: To find a safe dose of LMB-100 in combination with ipilimumab when LMB-100 is injected into tumors. Eligibility: Adults ages 18 and older with malignant pleural or peritoneal mesothelioma that cannot be cured with surgery and has not responded to standard first-line treatments for mesothelioma. Design: Participants will be screened with: Tumor biopsy or effusion, if needed Medical history Physical exam Blood and urine tests Imaging scans Heart and lung function tests Pregnancy test, if needed Some screening tests will be repeated during the study. Participants will get LMB-100 on Days 1 and 4 for up to 2 cycles. Each cycle lasts 21 days. They will stay in the hospital for about 8 days each time they get LMB-100. It will be injected into their tumor with needles. Participants will get ipilimumab through a tube that is put in a vein. It will be given on Day 2 of the first 2 cycles and Day 1 of the next 2 cycles. Participants will be assessed for how well they do daily activities. They will give blood and tissue samples for research. Participants will have a safety visit 4 to 6 weeks after the last dose of the study drugs. Then they will have scans every 6 weeks until their disease gets worse. If their tumor gets bigger, they will have phone, video, or email follow-ups every 12 weeks. Participants will be on this study for life....

Start: June 2021
Long Term Follow-up of Mesothelioma Patients and Their Family Members With Germline Mutations in BAP1 and Other Genes

Background: -A gene provides instructions to the body. Mutated genes can sometimes cause cancer. Germline mutations are those people are born with. These mutations in the BAP1 gene can cause mesothelioma and other cancers. Researchers want to study people with germline mutations of BAP1 and other genes known to cause cancer. Objective: -To learn how cancer might develop in people with certain gene mutations. Eligibility: -People ages 2 and older with a germline mutation in BAP1 or another gene that might cause cancer Design: Participants will be screened with: Medical and family history Saliva test Participants with mesothelioma will be in the NIH Group. Participants without mesothelioma can choose to be in either the NIH Group or the Remote Group. Remote Group participants will have a medical and family history by phone. If they have tumor tissue from a previous surgery, it will be tested. They will be contacted once a year by phone. NIH Group participants will have a baseline visit. This can take up to 4 days. They may have to stay in the area overnight. The visit will include: Physical exam Evaluation of tumor tissue if available Optional tumor biopsy Blood tests Scans: A machine will take pictures of the body. Photographs of skin lesions or other issues Skin exam Eye exam NIH Group participants will have visits once or twice a year. These will include a physical exam, lab tests, scans, and other tests as needed. Participants who have a confirmed mutation will be asked to contact any relatives who may be at risk and ask them about joining the study.

Start: March 2019
Prospective Evaluation of Photon Counting Computed Tomographic Imaging, Noninvasive (Liquid) Biopsies, and Minimally Invasive Surgical Surveillance for Early Detection of Mesotheliomas in Patients With BAP1 Tumor Predisposition Syndrome

Background: A germline mutation is a change to a person s genes that is carried through their DNA. These mutations can be passed on from parents to their offspring. Germline mutations in a gene called BAP1 are linked to the development of mesothelioma and other cancers. Researchers want to follow people with these mutations to learn more. Objective: To see if researchers can improve how people who have or are suspected to have a BAP1 mutation are monitored over time. Eligibility: People age 30 and older who are suspected to have a BAP1 germline mutation. Design: Participants will be screened with a personal and family medical history. Their medical records may be reviewed. They will give a blood or saliva sample to test for a BAP1 mutation. They will get genetic counseling. To take part in this study, participants will enroll on 2 to 3 other protocols. Participants will have a physical exam. They may have a tumor biopsy. They will give blood and urine samples. They will have skin and eye exams. Some participants will have video-assisted thoracoscopy to examine the chest and lungs and diagnose suspicious areas. For this, a small camera is inserted into the chest through a small incision. Some participants will have laparoscopy to examine the organs inside the abdomen. For this, a small camera is inserted into the abdomen through a small incision. Participants will have imaging scans of the chest, abdomen, and pelvis. They may have brain scans. Participants will visit the NIH once a year for follow-up exams. Participation lasts indefinitely.

Start: March 2021