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Autophagy and Anti-Angiogenesis in Metastatic Colorectal Carcinoma: A Phase II trial of Hydroxychloroquine to Augment Effectiveness of Chemotherapy and Bevacizumab (AAA-CRC). A Study of the Cancer Institute of New Jersey Oncology Group (CINJOG)
The usual treatment for colon cancer that has recurred (returned) after surgical removal or that has spread beyond where surgery can cure it is chemotherapy. The current standard treatments include chemotherapy plus an antiangiogenesis drug (prevents the growth of cancer blood vessels). The chemotherapy consists of oxaliplatin given intravenously (by vein) and either or capecitabine (oral 5FU) given as pills. The antiangiogenesis drug is bevacizumab given by vein. This therapy shrinks cancer (remission) in about half the patients treated. However, some patients do not get shrinkage or the shrinkage is only temporary. Hydroxychloroquine is an older drug used to treat malaria, which may have new use in cancer to prevent cancer cells from becoming resistant to chemotherapy. The purpose of this study is to try to determine if adding hydroxychloroquine to a standard treatment for colon cancer will allow more patients to have tumor shrinkage or tumor shrinkage for a longer time
LCCC 1029: A Multi-Center, Randomized, Placebo-Controlled Phase II Study of Regorafenib in Combination With FOLFIRI (Irinotecan, 5-Fluorouracil, and Leucovorin) Versus Placebo With FOLFIRI as Second-Line Therapy in Patients with Metastatic Colorectal Cancer. A study of The Cancer Institute of New Jersey Oncology Group (CINJOG)
Examination of Intra-institutional Method of Diaphragmatic Hernia Repair Post Transhiatal Esophagectomy Compared to Traditional Repairs: A Retrospective Chart Review
Trans-hiatal esophagectomy is a procedure commonly done at CINJ/RWJ for the management of esophageal tumors. A known, but infrequent complication of this surgery are diaphragmatic herniations. We have developed a novel technique to address this and we aim to examine our experience using this technique with respect to its effectiveness and outcomes associated with it.
CALGB C80702: A Phase III Trial of 6 versus 12 Treatments of Adjuvant FOLFOX plus Celecoxib or Placebo for Patients with Resected Stage III Colon Cancer
To compare disease-free survival of patients with stage III colon cancer randomized to standard chemotherapy (FOLFOX) or standard chemotherapy with 3 years of celecoxib 400 mg daily.
CALGB 80803: Randomized Phase II Trial of PET Scan-Directed Combined Modality Therapy in Esophageal Cancer
Primary: 1) To induce a pCR rate of 20% in PET scan responders treated with either induction FOLFOX or carboplatin/paclitaxel, who then cross over to the other regimen during radiotherapy