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Educational Approaches to Weight Management in Breast Cancer Survivors: This study will test whether an Internet lifestyle modification program for female breast cancer survivors is equally, less or more successful that a traditional lifestyle program.
Glioblastoma Multiforme Vaccine Trial: Vaccine trial for the treatment of glioblastoma multiforme, administered in conjunction with temozolomide and radiation therapy, which is the current, accepted standard of care.
Laparoscopic-assisted Versus Open Resection for Rectal Cancer: This study is comparing two types of surgery currently used for rectal cancer: laparoscopic-assisted rectal resection and open laparotomy rectal resection.
Locally Advanced Rectal Cancer: The purpose of this study is to determine the effects of two treatments that add another drug to the radiation and 5-FU when the 5-FU is given as capecitabine.
Pax Genes in Adult Primary Brain Tumor Study: Patients who are candidates for brain surgery during which brain tumor tissue will be taken out as part of the standard surgical procedure are invited to donate a portion of this tissue and medical information about themselves in order to allow physicians to study brain tumors.
Prostate Cancer Study: An investigational product will be used for the treatment of asymptomatic, metastatic, androgen independent prostate adenocarcinoma. The objective is to assess its safety and effectiveness in delaying progression of prostate cancer and delaying onset of disease-related pain.
Reduced Pain in Pediatric Patients Study: The purpose of this pilot study is to determine the role of acupuncture in the management of pain, nausea and vomiting in pediatric, adolescent and young adult patients at Rush.
Undetected BRCA Mutations in Patients with Breast and Other Cancers: The study aims to find out the genetic cause of cancer in patients who had commercial blood testing for cancer predisposition and it did not show a genetic abnormality that would explain their cancer.
Vitamin D and Omega-3 Fatty Acids Primary Prevention Study: The purpose of this five-year study is to determine the role of vitamin D, marine omega-3 fatty acids, or the combination of vitamin D and omega-3 fatty acids, as compared to placebo in the primary prevention of cancer and cardiovascular disease.