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SARC Clinical Trials

Every day, our community of researchers, investigators, scientists, sarcoma centers, and biotech and pharmaceutical companies are working together in the development and support of clinical trials (studies). A list of SARC trials is provided here with a brief description and patient accrual status. Additionally, the National Institutes of Health provides an online registry and results database of clinical studies conducted around the world at

Patient participating in sarcoma trial

Active SARC Trials

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A Phase II Randomized Controlled Trial of Neoadjuvant Pembrolizumab With Radiotherapy and Adjuvant Pembrolizumab in Patients With High-Risk, Localized Soft Tissue Sarcoma of the Extremity
Type of Sarcoma: Soft Tissue Sarcoma of the Extremity
Drug: Pembrolizumab
Accrual Status: Recruiting
Overall Study Principal Investigator:
David Kirsch, MD, PhD
Professor, Radiation Oncology / Professor of Pharmacology and Cell Biology
Duke University
A Phase I Study to Evaluate the Safety of Trabectedin Administered as a 1-Hour infusion in Ewing Sarcoma Patients in Combination with Low Dose Irinotecan and 3’-Deoxy-3’-18F Fluorothymidine (18F-FLT) Imaging
Type of Sarcoma: Ewing Sarcoma
Drug: Trabectedin and Irinotecan
Accrual Status: Recruiting
Overall Study Principal Investigator:
Patrick Grohar, MD, PhD
Associate Professor / Director of Translational Research
Center for Childhood Cancer Research
Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
A Non-Randomized, Open-Label, Phase 2 Study of Trametinib in Patients With Unresectable or Metastatic Epithelioid Hemangioendothelioma
Type of Sarcoma: Epithelioid Hemangioendothelioma
Drug: Trametinib
Accrual Status: Recruiting
Overall Study Principal Investigator:
Scott Schuetze, MD, PhD
Division of Hematology/Oncology
University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center EDDOP
A Phase 2 Trial of the MEK Inhibitor Selumetinib (AZD6244 Hydrogen Sulfate) in Combination with the mTOR Inhibitor Sirolimus for Patients with Unresectable or Metastatic Malignant Peripheral Nerve Sheath Tumors
Type of Sarcoma: Unresectable or Metastatic NF1 Associated or Sporadic Malignant Peripheral Nerve Sheath Tumors (MPNST)
Drug: Selumetinib in Combination with Sirolimus
Accrual Status: Recruiting
Overall Study Principal Investigator:
AeRang Kim, MD, PhD
Pediatric Oncologist
Children’s National Health System

Brigitte Widemann, MD
Senior Investigator, Pediatric Oncology Branch
National Cancer Institute
A phase II Study of the Anti-PD1 Antibody Pembrolizumab (MK-3475) in Patients with Advanced Sarcomas
Type of Sarcoma: Undifferentiated Pleomorphic Sarcoma and Poorly Differentiated/Dedifferentiated Liposarcoma
Drug: Pembrolizumab
Accrual Status: Not Recruiting
Overall Study Principal Investigator:
Hussein Tawbi, MD, PhD
Associate Professor of Medicine
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
A Blanket Protocol to Study Oral Regorafenib in Patients With Selected Sarcoma Subtypes
Type of Sarcoma: Refractory Liposarcoma, Osteogenic Sarcoma, Ewing/Ewing-like Sarcomas, Rhabdomyosarcoma, Mesenchymal Chondrosarcoma
Drug: Regorafenib
Accrual Status: Recruiting
Overall Study Principal Investigator:
Robert Maki, MD, PhD
Professor of Medicine
Abramson Cancer Center
University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine

Closed SARC Trials

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A Phase I/II Trial of Ganetespib in Combination With the mTOR Inhibitor Sirolimus for Patients With Recurrent or Refractory Sarcomas Including Unresectable or Metastatic Malignant Peripheral Nerve Sheath Tumors
Type of Sarcoma: Phase I all unresectable soft tissue or bone sarcomas and Phase II unresectable malignant peripheral nerve sheath tumor (MPNST)
Drug: Ganetespib and Sirolimus
Accrual Status: Completed
A Phase 2 Study of Linsitinib (OSI-906) in Pediatric and Adult Wild Type Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumors
Type of Sarcoma: Gastrointestinal stromal tumors
Drug: OSI-906
Accrual Status: Completed
A Randomized Phase 3, Multicenter, Open-Label Study Comparing TH-302 in Combination With Doxorubicin vs. Doxorubicin Alone in Subjects With Locally Advanced Unresectable or Metastatic Soft Tissue Sarcoma
Type of Sarcoma: Locally advanced or metastatic soft tissue sarcoma
Drug: TH-302 combined with doxorubicin vs. doxorubicin alone
Accrual Status: Completed
Doxorubicin Hydrochloride or Trabectedin in Treating Patients With Previously Untreated Advanced or Metastatic Soft Tissue Sarcoma
Type of Sarcoma: Advanced or Metastatic Untreated Soft Tissue Sarcoma
Drug: Trabectedin Infused to Doxorubicin
Accrual Status: Terminated
Study of Dose Escalation Versus no Dose Escalation of Imatinib in Metastatic Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumors (GIST) Patients
Type of Sarcoma: Metastatic GIST
Drug: Imatinib
Accrual Status: Terminated
SARC018: A Study of Mocetinostat and Gemcitabine in Patients With Metastatic Leiomyosarcoma
Type of Sarcoma: Metastatic Leiomyosarcoma
Drug: Mocetinostat & Gemcitabine
Accrual Status: Completed
Phase 2 Study of the mTOR Inhibitor Everolimus in Combination With Bevacizumab in Patients With Sporadic and Neurofibromatosis Type 1 (NF1) Related Refractory Malignant Peripheral Nerve Sheath Tumors
Type of Sarcoma: Malignant Peripheral Nerve Sheath Tumor (MPNST) either Sporadic or NF1 Associated
Drug: Bevacizumab and Everolimus
Accrual Status: Completed
A Placebo-Controlled Study of Saracatinib (AZD0530) in Patients With Recurrent Osteosarcoma Localized to the Lung
Type of Sarcoma: Osteosarcoma
Drug: Saracatinib and Placebo
Accrual Status: Completed
A Study of R1507 in Participants With Recurrent or Refractory Sarcoma
Type of Sarcoma: Ewing’s sarcoma, osteosarcoma, synovial sarcoma, rhabdomyosarcoma, alveolar soft part sarcoma, desmoplastic small round cell tumor, extraskeletal myxoid chondrosarcoma, clear cell sarcoma
Drug: R1507
Accrual Status: Completed
Trial of Dasatinib in Advanced Sarcomas
Type of Sarcoma: Leiomyosarcoma, liposarcoma, MFH/pleomorphic undifferentiated sarcoma, rhabdomyosarcoma, malignant peripheral nerve sheath tumor, osteosarcoma (skeletal or extraosseous), chondrosarcoma, ewing’s, alveolar soft part sarcoma, chordoma, epithelioid sarcoma, giant cell tumor of bone, hemangiopericytoma/solitary fibrous tumor, gastrointestinal stromal tumors (GIST)
Drug: Dasatinib
Accrual Status: Completed
A Trial of Perifosine in Patients With Chemo-Insensitive Sarcomas
Type of Sarcoma: Chondrosarcoma, extra-skeletal myxoid chondrosarcoma or alveolar soft part sarcoma
Drug: Perifosine
Accrual Status: Completed
Combination Chemotherapy in Treating Patients With Stage III or Stage IV Malignant Peripheral Nerve Sheath Tumors
Type of Sarcoma: Malignant peripheral nerve sheath tumors sporadic or NF1 associated
Drug: Adriamycin/ifosfamide and Adriamycin/etoposide
Accrual Status: Completed
Adjuvant Chemotherapy for High Risk Uterine Leiomyosarcoma
Type of Sarcoma: Uterine Leiomyosarcoma
Drug: Gemcitabine and Docetaxel
Accrual Status: Completed
Neoadjuvant Imatinib in Dermatofibrosarcoma Protuberans
Type of Sarcoma: Dermatofirbrosarcoma Protuberans
Drug: Gleevec (Imatinib Mesylate)
Accrual Status: Completed