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8110 Gatehouse Road, Falls Church, VA 22042

NCI MATCH Molecular Analysis for Therapy Choice


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Background Information

This phase II MATCH trial studies how well treatment that is directed by genetic testing works in patients with solid tumors or lymphomas that have progressed following at least one line of standard treatment or for which no agreed upon treatment approach exists. Genetic tests look at the unique genetic material (genes) of patients' tumor cells. Patients with genetic abnormalities (such as mutations, amplifications, or translocations) may benefit more from treatment which targets their tumor's particular genetic abnormality. Identifying these genetic abnormalities first may help doctors plan better treatment for patients with solid tumors, lymphomas, or multiple myeloma.

Offered At

Inova Schar Cancer Institute
8081 Innovation Park Drive
Fairfax, VA 22031
A department of Inova Fairfax Hospital

Eligibility Information

  • Patients must have histologically documented solid tumors or histologically confirmed diagnosis of lymphoma or multiple myeloma requiring therapy and meet one protocol criteria.
  • Patients must have progressed following at least one line of standard systemic therapy and there must not be other approval/standard therapy available that has been shown to prolong overall survival (i.e. in a randomized trial against another standard treatment or by comparison to historical controls); patients who cannot receive other standard therapy that has been shown to prolong overall survival due to medical issues will be eligible, if other eligibility criteria are met; if the patient is currently receiving therapy, the clinician must have assessed that the current therapy is no longer benefitting the patient prior to enrolling on MATCH, regardless of whether it is considered standard OR patients for whose disease no standard treatment exists that has been shown to prolong overall survival NOTE: No other prior malignancy is allowed except for the following: adequately treated basal cell or squamous cell skin cancer; in situ cervical cancer; adequately treated stage I or II cancer from which the patient is currently in complete remission; any other cancer from which the patient has been disease-free for 5 years.
  • Patients must have measurable disease 
  • Patients must meet one of the following criteria: Patients must have tumor amenable to image guided or direct vision biopsy and be willing and able to undergo a tumor biopsy for molecular profiling; patients with multiple myeloma other than plasmacytomas are to have a bone marrow aspirate to obtain tumor cells; biopsy must not be considered to be more than minimal risk to the patient OR Patient will be undergoing a procedure due to medical necessity during which the tissue may be collected.
  • Additional eligibility criteria is in protocol

Ineligibility Information

  • Enrollment onto another investigational study is not permitted 
  • Symptomatic congestive heart failure
  • Cardiac arrhythmia Psychiatric illness/social situations that would limit compliance with study requirements
  • Intra-cardiac defibrillators
  • Known cardiac metastases
  • NOTE: To receive an agent, patient must not have any uncontrolled intercurrent illness such as ongoing or active infection; patients with infections unlikely to be resolved within 2 weeks following screening should not be considered for the trial
  • No history of non-malignancy acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS)-defining conditions other than historical low CD4+ cell counts
  • Probable long-term survival with HIV if cancer were not present
  • Any prior therapy, radiotherapy (except palliative radiation therapy of 30 gray [Gy] or less), or major surgery must have been completed >= 4 weeks prior to start of treatment; all adverse events due to prior therapy have resolved to a grade 1 or better (except alopecia and lymphopenia) by start of treatment; palliative radiation therapy must have been completed at least 2 weeks prior to start of treatment; the radiotherapy must not be to a lesion that is included as measurable disease
  • Additional inelegibility criteria is in protocol

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