Important Announcement: CASPS – A Phase II Trial of Cediranib in the Treatment of Patients with Alveolar Soft Part Sarcoma

OPEN NOW: CASPS – A Phase II Trial of Cediranib in the Treatment of Patients with Alveolar Soft Part Sarcoma

Sponsored by: The Institute of Cancer Research / The Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust

Information provided by: The Institute of Cancer Research – Clinical Trials and Statistics Unit

ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01337401

Cediranib (AZD2171) is a new, unlicensed drug that has been studied in the laboratory and clinic, and researchers think it could slow the spread of ASPS. CASPS is a small clinical trial investigating cediranib in the treatment of ASPS, which is currently open to recruitment in the UK, Australia and Spain. Further information on CASPS and a list of hospitals involved in the trial can be found at http://cancerhelp.cancerresearchuk.org/trials/a-trial-cediranib-alveolar-soft-part-sarcoma-casps.
Objective: The aim of this study is to see if cediranib (AZD2171) can help people with alveolar soft part sarcoma.

Eligibility: Individuals 16 years of age and older who have been diagnosed with alveolar soft part sarcoma. Please note that other eligibility criteria do apply – for further details please go to http://cancerhelp.cancerresearchuk.org/trials/a-trial-cediranib-alveolar-soft-part-sarcoma-casps.

Contact: Professor Ian Judson: casps-icrctsu@icr.ac.uk

Locations: United Kingdom, Australia, Spain
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Yosef Landesman, Ph.D.
President & Cancer Research Director
Cure Alveolar Soft Part Sarcoma International (iCureASPS)
e-mail: landesmany@yahoo.com

Thank You Somerset Middle School!

Dear iCureASP Community,

I would like to thank the special students and teachers at Somerset Middle School in Wisconsin for their act of kindness and generosity. They made a decision to support the search for the much needed cure for Alveolar Soft Part Sarcoma.

Recently in my mailbox I found a donation with the following kind letter:

“Dear iCureASPS,

The students in my Family and Consumer Science class have a lab in which they are learning to measure and read a receipt. I have them make cookies and bars. Instead of eating them all we have a bake sale for the middle school students. The kids take a vote as to where the money will go. My class decided to have the proceeds from our bake sale go to iCureASPS, to help with research. One of my student’s brother does have this rare form of Cancer. Enclosed you will find a check for $397.45. Please use it to help wherever it is needed.

Sincerely,

Debbie Stevens
Somerset Middle School Family and Consumer Science Teacher”.

Special thanks to Sara Eichten, Principal of Somerset Middle School and to the parents who teach and educate their children to show good citizenship by actively performing acts of kindness.

Photo Somerset Middle School copy
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Yosef Landesman, Ph.D.
President & Cancer Research Director
Cure Alveolar Soft Part Sarcoma International (iCureASPS)
e-mail: landesmany@yahoo.com