National Cancer Institute
at the National Institutes of Health
Information Summaries from PDQ
- Drugs Approved for Lung Cancer
This page lists cancer drugs approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for lung cancer. The list includes generic names, brand names, and common drug combinations, which are shown in capital letters.
- Clinical Trials to Treat Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer
Check for non-small cell lung cancer treatment trials from NCI's list of cancer clinical trials now accepting patients. The list of clinical trials can be refined by location, stage of disease, drug, and other features.
- Clinical Trials to Treat Small Cell Lung Cancer
Check for small cell lung cancer treatment trials from NCI's list of cancer clinical trials now accepting patients. The list of clinical trials can be refined by location, stage of disease, drug, and other features.
Related Treatment Information
- Targeted Cancer Therapies
A fact sheet that describes targeted cancer therapies, which are drugs that block the growth and spread of cancer by interfering with specific molecules involved in carcinogenesis (the process by which normal cells are transformed into cancer cells) and tumor growth.
- Angiogenesis Inhibitors
A fact sheet that describes the process of eliminating the blood supply to tumors. Lists the cancers in which this approach is being tested.
- Biological Therapies for Cancer
A fact sheet that provides an overview of how the immune system functions and describes the actions of biological therapies, such as monoclonal antibodies, cytokines, therapeutic vaccines, the bacterium bacillus Calmet-Guérin, cancer-killing viruses, gene therapy, and adoptive T-cell transfer.
- Lasers in Cancer Treatment
A fact sheet that describes use of high-intensity light in cancer treatment, its advantages and disadvantages, and types of procedures that use it.
- Photodynamic Therapy for Cancer
A fact sheet that explains photodynamic therapy, how it is administered, and indications and side effects of treatment.
- Radiation Therapy for Cancer
A fact sheet that defines the different types of radiation therapy and discusses scientific advances that improve the effectiveness of this treatment.
- Metastatic Cancer
A fact sheet about metastasis, the spread of cancer to other parts of the body. Discusses the diagnosis and treatment of cancer that has spread.