The GW Cancer Center is proud of its physician scientists and their commitment to medical research. These clinical studies are designed to add to the medical knowledge base and relate to the treatment, diagnosis, and prevention of diseases or conditions. The studies listed below are currently open to new patients. To learn more or enroll in a study, please call the phone number listed under "Contact Info" for the study of interest.

Clinical Program Title Description
Cutaneous Oncology Program A Randomized, Placebo-Controlled, Double-Blind Study of Adjuvant Cemiplimab Versus Placebo After Surgery and Radiation Therapy in Patients with High Risk Cutaneous Squamous Cell Carcinoma

The primary objective of the study is to compare disease-free survival (DFS) of patients with high-risk cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma (CSCC) treated with adjuvant cemiplimab, versus those treated with placebo, after surgery and radiation therapy (RT).

Urological Oncology Program A Phase I Study of Entinostat in Combination with Enzalutamide for Treatment of Patients with Castration-Resistant Prostate Cancer

A Phase I Study of Entinostat in combination with Enzalutamide for treatment of patients with castration-resistant prostate cancer (CRPC)


  1. Determine the safe dose of Entinostad when given in combination with Enzalutamide in CRPC patients
  2. Determine the safety profiles of the combination of Entinostat and Enzalutamide

Candidates: Patients with Castration-Resistant Prostate Cancer will participate in this phase I study by taking enzalutamide daily and the study drug Entinostat once every 7 days.


To determine DFS and Overall Survival in all patients with muscle-invasive bladder and upper-tract urothelial carcinoma treated with adjuvant MK-3475 (pembrolizumab) vs. observation.

Patients with muscle invasive and locally advanced urothelial cancer will be randomized to receive the study drug Pembrolizumab or Observation following their surgery.

Urological Oncology Program Cabazitaxel with Abiraterone versus Abiraterone alone Randomized Trial for Extensive Disease following Docetaxel: the CHAARTED2 Trial

Studies how well abiraterone acetate and antiandrogen therapy, with or without cabazitaxel and prednisone, work in treating patients with castration-resistant prostate cancer previously treated with docetaxel that has spread to other parts of the body

Urological Oncology Program A Phase 3 RandOmized Study Comparing PERioperative Nivolumab vs. Observation in Patients with Localized Renal Cell Carcinoma Undergoing Nephrectomy (PROSPER RCC)

Compares nephrectomy (surgery to remove a kidney or part of a kidney) with or without nivolumab in treating patients with kidney cancer that is limited to a certain part of the body (localized). Giving nivolumab before nephrectomy may make the tumor smaller and reduce the amount of normal tissue that needs to be removed, and after nephrectomy to increase survival