Clinical Trials

  • The purpose of this research is to determine whether a new investigational drug called TAK-935 is safe and whether it may help treat epilepsy in children with 15q duplication syndrome or CDKL5 deficiency disorder.
  • The purpose of this study is to find out more about how the study drug called talimogene laherparepvec will be used in children/adolescents/young adults with advanced solid tumors not involving the central nervous system that are available for direct injection. This is a phase 1 study, multicenter, open-label study, that means all subject enrolled in the study will be assigned talimogene laherparepvec. The study drug is a genetically modified virus. The virus' genes were modified in a laboratory to make the virus active in the tumor cell but not in normal cell.
  • The purpose of this study is to find out the effects and safety of the study drug called carfilzomib alone and in combination with induction chemotherapy, for the treatment of children/adolescents with relapsed or refractory acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL). Participants will receive carfilzomib in combination with induction chemotherapy, comprising either an R3 backbone of dexamethasone, mitoxantrone, PEG-asparaginase, and vincristine (Dose Escalation 1) or a VXLD backbone of vincristine, dexamethasone, PEG-asparaginase, and daunorubicin (Dose Escalation 2).
  • This study will enroll children from 6 months to 17 years old that have solid tumor cancers or lymphoma (cancer of the cells in the lymph nodes, part of the body's immune system). The purpose of this study is to test the safety, tolerability and anti-tumor activity of the research study drug, pembrolizumab (MK-3475) as well as look for the highest dose of pembrolizumab that can be given safely without serious side effects. This study will also attempt to find out how pembrolizumab is absorbed and broken down and determine how treatment with pembrolizumab may benefit children with cancer.
  • The purpose of this study is to see whether or not the medicine, Abatacept, when given after hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT) is effective in treating GVHD in children and adolescents with sickle cell disease (SCD). We are also planning to gather additional information about the safety of treating sickle cell disease with a hematopoietic stem cell transplant as well as gather information about the medications used during transplant.
  • The purpose of this study is to learn what kind of side effects nivolumab as a single agent and nivolumab in combination with ipilimumab can cause and if these treatments are beneficial for solid tumors. Nivolumab (Dose Level 1) will be given as an intravenous infusion every 14 days of a 28 day cycle. If Dose Level 1 is not tolerable, then it will be decreased and a similar number of patients will be evaluated for tolerability at this dose.
  • The purpose of this study is to find out whether a new drug, called apixiban, is safe to use in children, and whether it is helpful in children with blood clots. If you choose to have your child be part of this study, s/he will either receive the experimental drug, or he/she will receive one of the usual medications that we use for children with blood clots. Neither you nor your child's doctor will choose whether your child receives the usual medications or the experimental medication.
  • This study is designed to examine the efficacy and safety profile of dupilumab over one year in a population of asthmatic children in need for an additional treatment to their current maintenance management. Patients are randomized to either dupilumab or matching placebo administered standard care for a maximum treatment duration of 52 weeks. The investigator hopes to better understand the efficacy of dupilumab on multiple asthma domains including prevention of severe exacerbation, lung function, and symptom control.
  • Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is a common disorder. Young women with PCOS have irregular or absence of menstruation and excessive acne and or hair on their bodies. They may have multiple cysts on their ovaries. Adolescents and women affected with PCOS are at risk of developing abnormalities in their blood including high fat, low HDL cholesterol (good cholesterol), high blood pressure and prediabetes or diabetes; they also have increased fat in the abdominal area. This cluster of abnormalities is called the metabolic syndrome.
  • The purpose of this study is to learn more about the bones in children who are short. This study will help to see if the bones of short children who have low levels of growth hormone or children who are short but have normal levels of growth hormone are any different from children of average height. Bones have spongy inner parts and harder outer parts and we know that the thickness or thinness of these parts plays a role in how healthy and strong bones are. We also know that certain blood results show how fast or slow bones are growing.

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