Clinical Trials (PDQ®)
|Metformin as a Chemoprevention Agent in Non-small Cell Lung Cancer
The purpose of this study is to learn whether it is better to receive the drug Metformin with standard of care for lung cancer or just standard of care.
Further Study Information
Patients will be identified and enrolled from Thoracic Surgical Clinics. A preoperative bronchoscopy will be performed to obtain systematic bronchial biopsies from defined proximal airway sites. Patients will then undergo surgical resection and tumor tissue and normal lung specimens collected. For patients with bronchial dysplasia postoperatively, starting less than 6 months from the time of surgery, patients will be randomized to receive either 850 mg po BID of metformin or observation. Metformin dosing will include a 4 week ramp up of 850 mg po daily prior to starting the BID dose. Adjuvant platinum-based chemotherapy will be applied at the discretion of treating physicians. Patients found to have bronchial dysplasia at the time of bronchoscopy will undergo follow up bronchoscopy and tissue sampling at 6 months follow up.
Trial Lead Organizations/Sponsors
Mayo Clinic Cancer CenterAlliance for Clinical Trials in Oncology
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