Study Name
A Clinical Trial of Entinostat in Combination With Nivolumab for Patients With Previously Treated Unresectable or Metastatic Cholangiocarcinoma and Pancreatic Adenocarcinoma Identifier (if applicable)
Clinical Trial Category (check all that apply)
  • Beyond First Line Therapy
  • Immunotherapy
  • Other Novel Therapy
Study Center
Institution Name
Johns Hopkins University
Institution Address
401 N. Broadway
Zip Code
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Referral nurses Jane Zorzi ( and Susan Sartorius-Melganthaler ( will help look over records and determine if patients are eligible
Study Contacts
Principal Investigator
Nilofer Azad
P.I. Phone
(410) 955-8893
P.I. Email
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Marina Baretti MD
Study Coordinator
Susan Sartorius-Merganthaler
Study Coordinator Phone
(410) 614-3644
Study Coordinator Email
OVERVIEW – in layman’s terms (150 words max)
This is a trial of combining a HDAC inhibitor and a PD1 inhibitor (immunotherapy drug) to make cholangiocarcinoma more sensitive to immunotherapy. This is based on laboratory data that shows HDAC inhibitors can make tumors more sensitive to immunotherapy.
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Purpose of the Study – in Layman’s Terms (use the “+” to add more list items)
  • to improve tumor shrinkage and control rates with treatment
Inclusion Criteria – Patients Must:
  • have had one prior standard therapy
Exclusion Criteria – Patients Must NOT:
  • have an autoimmune disease that has needed systemic treatment in the last 2 years (steroids)
  • have brain metastases
  • prior immunotherapy with a PD1inhibitor or a drug similar to that