Treatment Clinical Trials for Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer

Clinical trials are research studies that involve people. The clinical trials on this list are for non-small cell lung cancer treatment. All trials on the list are supported by NCI.

NCI’s basic information about clinical trials explains the types and phases of trials and how they are carried out. Clinical trials look at new ways to prevent, detect, or treat disease. You may want to think about taking part in a clinical trial. Talk to your doctor for help in deciding if one is right for you.

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  • Crizotinib in Treating Patients with Stage IB-IIIA Non-small Cell Lung Cancer That Has Been Removed by Surgery and ALK Fusion Mutations (An ALCHEMIST Treatment Trial)

    This phase III ALCHEMIST trial studies how well crizotinib works in treating patients with stage IB-IIIA non-small cell lung cancer that has been removed by surgery and has a mutation in a protein called anaplastic lymphoma kinase (ALK). Mutations, or changes, in ALK can make it very active and important for tumor cell growth and progression. Crizotinib may stop the growth of tumor cells by blocking the ALK protein from working. Crizotinib may be an effective treatment for patients with non-small cell lung cancer and an ALK fusion mutation.
    Location: 1376 locations

  • Erlotinib Hydrochloride in Treating Patients with Stage IB-IIIA Non-small Cell Lung Cancer That Has Been Completely Removed by Surgery (An ALCHEMIST Treatment Trial)

    This phase III ALCHEMIST trial studies how well erlotinib hydrochloride compared to observation works in treating patients with stage IB-IIIA non-small cell lung cancer that has been completely removed by surgery. Erlotinib hydrochloride may stop the growth of tumor cells by blocking some of the enzymes needed for cell growth.
    Location: 1322 locations

  • Rucaparib in Treating Patients with Genomic LOH High and / or Deleterious BRCA1 / 2 Mutation Stage IV or Recurrent Non-small Cell Lung Cancer (A Lung-MAP Treatment Trial)

    This phase II Lung-MAP trial studies how well rucaparib works in treating patients with genomic loss of heterozygosity (LOH) high and / or deleterious BRCA1 / 2 mutation stage IV non-small cell lung cancer or that has come back. Rucaparib may stop the growth of tumor cells by blocking some of the enzymes needed for cell growth.
    Location: 825 locations

  • Firstline Pembrolizumab Alone or in Combination with Pemetrexed and Carboplatin in Induction / Maintenance or Postprogression in Treating Patients with Stage IV Non-squamous Non-small Cell Lung Cancer

    This phase III trial studies whether pembrolizumab alone as a first-line treatment, followed by pemetrexed and carboplatin with or without pembrolizumab after disease progression is superior to induction with pembrolizumab, pemetrexed and carboplatin followed by pembrolizumab and pemetrexed maintenance in treating patients with stage IV non-squamous non-small cell lung cancer. Immunotherapy with monoclonal antibodies, such as pembrolizumab, may help the body’s immune system attack the cancer, and may interfere with the ability of tumor cells to grow and spread. Drugs used in chemotherapy, such as pemetrexed and carboplatin, work in different ways to stop the growth of tumor cells, either by killing the cells, by stopping them from dividing, or by stopping them from spreading. It is not yet known whether giving first-line pembrolizumab followed by pemetrexed and carboplatin with or without pembrolizumab works better in treating patients with non-squamous non-small cell cancer.
    Location: 765 locations

  • Biomarker / ALK Inhibitor Combinations in Treating Patients with Stage IV ALK Positive Non-squamous Non-small Cell Lung Cancer (The NCI-NRG ALK Protocol)

    This National Cancer Institute (NCI)-NRG ALK Protocol phase II trial studies how well a combination of different biomarker / ALK inhibitors work in treating patients with stage IV ALK positive non-squamous non-small cell lung cancer. Lorlatinib, ceritinib, alectinib, brigatinib, ensartinib, and crizotinib may stop the growth of tumor cells by blocking some of the enzymes needed for cell growth. Drugs used in chemotherapy, such as pemetrexed, cisplatin, and carboplatin, work in different ways to stop the growth of tumor cells, either by killing the cells, by stopping them from dividing, or by stopping them from spreading. It is not yet known whether a combination of biomarker / ALK inhibitors or chemotherapy may work better in treating patients with ALK positive non-squamous non-small cell lung cancer.
    Location: 413 locations

  • Targeted Treatment (Ramucirumab Plus Pembrolizumab) for Advanced Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer (A Lung-MAP Non-Matched Treatment Trial)

    This phase II Lung-MAP Non-Matched treatment trial studies how well ramucirumab and pembrolizumab work versus standard of care in treating patients with non-small cell lung cancer that is stage IV or has come back (recurrent). Ramucirumab is a monoclonal antibody that attaches to and inhibits a molecule called VEGFR-2. This may restrain new blood vessel formation therefore reducing nutrient supply to tumor which may interfere with tumor cell growth and expansion. Immunotherapy with monoclonal antibodies, such as pembrolizumab, may help the body's immune system attack the cancer, and may interfere with the ability of tumor cells to grow and spread. Drugs used in standard of care chemotherapy for non-small cell lung cancer, such as docetaxel, gemcitabine hydrochloride, and pemetrexed, work in different ways to stop the growth of tumor cells, either by killing the cells, by stopping them from dividing, or by stopping them from spreading. Giving ramucirumab and pembrolizumab together may work better in treating patients with non-small lung cancer compared to standard of care.
    Location: 836 locations

  • Maintenance Chemotherapy with or without Local Consolidative Therapy in Treating Patients with Stage IV Non-small Cell Lung Cancer

    This randomized phase II / III trial studies how well giving maintenance chemotherapy with or without local consolidation therapy works in treating patients with stage IV non-small cell lung cancer. Drugs used in maintenance chemotherapy, such as docetaxel, pemetrexed disodium, erlotinib hydrochloride, and gemcitabine work in different ways to stop the growth of tumor cells, either by killing the cells, by stopping them from dividing, or by stopping them from spreading. Local consolidation therapy such as radiation / stereotactic body radiation or surgery may kill cancer cells left after initial treatment. Giving maintenance chemotherapy and local consolidation therapy together may work better than maintenance chemotherapy alone in treating patients with stage IV non-small cell lung cancer.
    Location: 210 locations

  • Sublobar Resection or Stereotactic Ablative Radiotherapy in Treating Patients with Stage I Non-small Cell Lung Cancer

    This phase III trial compares sublobar resection (surgery to remove a portion of a lobe) and stereotactic ablative radiotherapy to see how well they work in treating patients with stage I non-small cell lung cancer. Sublobar resection is a less invasive type of surgery for non-small cell lung cancer and may have fewer side effects and improve recovery. Stereotactic radiosurgery, also known as stereotactic ablation radiation therapy, is a specialized radiation therapy that delivers a single, high dose of radiation directly to the tumor and may kill more tumor cells and cause less damage to normal tissue. It is not yet known whether sublobar resection is more effective than stereotactic ablative radiotherapy in treating patients with non-small cell lung cancer.
    Location: 32 locations

  • Accelerated Hypofractionated or Conventionally Fractionated Radiotherapy and Durvalumab in Treating Patients with Stage II-III Non-small Cell Lung Cancer

    This phase I trial studies how well giving accelerated hypofractionated or conventionally fractionated radiation therapy and durvalumab works in treating patients with stage II-III non-small cell lung cancer. Accelerated hypofractionated radiation therapy delivers higher doses of radiation therapy over a shorter period of time and may kill more tumor cells and have fewer side effects. Conventionally fractionated radiation therapy delivers smaller doses of radiation therapy over time and may kill more tumor cells and have fewer side effects. Immunotherapy with monoclonal antibodies, such as durvalumab, may help the body’s immune system attack the tumor, and may interfere with the ability of tumor cells to grow and spread. It is not yet known whether giving accelerated hypofractionated radiation therapy or conventionally fractionated radiation therapy with durvalumab will work better in treating patients with non-small cell lung cancer.
    Location: 34 locations

  • Comparing Photon Therapy to Proton Therapy to Treat Patients with Lung Cancer

    This randomized phase III trial studies proton chemoradiotherapy to see how well it works compared to photon chemoradiotherapy in treating patients with stage II-IIIB non-small cell lung cancer that cannot be removed by surgery. Specialized radiation therapy that delivers a high dose of radiation directly to the tumor, such as photon or proton beam radiation therapy, may kill more tumor cells and cause less damage to normal tissue. Drugs used in chemotherapy, such as paclitaxel, carboplatin, etoposide, and cisplatin, work in different ways to stop the growth of tumor cells, either by killing the cells, by stopping them from dividing, or by stopping them from spreading. It is not yet known whether proton chemoradiotherapy is more effective than photon chemoradiotherapy in treating non-small cell lung cancer.
    Location: 34 locations

  • Phase 1 / 2 Study of LOXO-292 in Patients With Advanced Solid Tumors, RET Fusion-Positive Solid Tumors, and Medullary Thyroid Cancer

    This is a Phase 1 / 2, open-label, first-in-human study designed to evaluate the safety, tolerability, pharmacokinetics (PK) and preliminary anti-tumor activity of LOXO-292 administered orally to patients with advanced solid tumors, including RET-fusion-positive solid tumors, medullary thyroid cancer (MTC) and other tumors with RET activation.
    Location: 31 locations

  • Basket Study of Entrectinib (RXDX-101) for the Treatment of Patients With Solid Tumors Harboring NTRK 1 / 2 / 3 (Trk A / B / C), ROS1, or ALK Gene Rearrangements (Fusions)

    This is an open-label, multicenter, global Phase 2 basket study of entrectinib (RXDX-101) for the treatment of patients with solid tumors that harbor an NTRK1 / 2 / 3, ROS1, or ALK gene fusion. Patients will be assigned to different baskets according to tumor type and gene fusion.
    Location: 26 locations

  • A Phase 1 Dose Escalation and Cohort Expansion Study of TSR-042, an Anti-PD-1 Monoclonal Antibody, in Patients With Advanced Solid Tumors

    This is a multi-center, open-label, first-in-human Phase 1 study evaluating the anti-programmed death receptor 1 (anti-PD-1) antibody dostarlimab (also known as TSR-042) in patients with advanced solid tumors who have limited available treatment options. The study will be conducted in 2 parts: dose escalation and cohort expansion. The cohort expansion may include various tumor types, including endometrial, Non-Small Cell Lung cancer, and non-endometrial deficient mismatch repair (dMMR) / microsatellite instability-high (MSI-H) solid tumors.
    Location: 25 locations

  • A Dose Escalation and Cohort Expansion Study of NKTR-214 in Combination With Nivolumab and Other Anti-Cancer Therapies in Patients With Select Advanced Solid Tumors ( PIVOT-02 )

    In this four-part study, NKTR-214 will be administered in combination with nivolumab in Part 1, in combination with nivolumab with or without various chemotherapies in Part 2, and with nivolumab and ipilimumab in Parts 3 & 4. In Part 1, the Recommended Phase 2 Dose (RP2D) of NKTR-214 in combination with nivolumab will be determined. In Part 2, NKTR-214 with nivolumab at the RP2D will be evaluated as first-line therapy and / or as second or third line therapy in select patients with Melanoma, Renal Cell Carcinoma (RCC), Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer (NSCLC), Urothelial Carcinoma (UC), metastatic Breast Cancer (mBC) and Colorectal Cancer (CRC). In addition, in Part 2, the RP2D of NKTR-214 with nivolumab and various chemotherapies and regimens in select cohorts of NSCLC patients will be determined. In Part 3, several different regimens of the triplet combination of NKTR-214 plus nivolumab and ipilimumab will be evaluated in select patients with RCC, NSCLC, Melanoma, and UC. In Part 4, the safety and efficacy of the triplet combination will be evaluated further in select patients with RCC, NSCLC, Melanoma and UC.
    Location: 22 locations

  • Phase 2 Study of Poziotinib in Patients With NSCLC Having EGFR or HER2 Exon 20 Insertion Mutation

    This is a Phase 2, open-label, multicenter study to evaluate the efficacy and the safety / tolerability of poziotinib in four patient cohorts for up to 174 previously treated NSCLC patients with any systemic therapy (Cohort 1: 87 patients with EGFR exon 20 insertion mutations, Cohort 2: 87 patients with HER2 exon 20 insertion mutations), up to 140 treatment-naive NSCLC patients (Cohort 3: 70 patients with EGFR exon 20 insertion mutations, Cohort 4: 70 patients with HER2 exon 20 insertion mutations). For Amendment 2, approximately 180 patients in Cohort 5 (60 patients per dose group), 30 patients in Cohort 6, and 30 patients in Cohort 7 are being added.
    Location: 22 locations

  • Study of Cabozantinib in Combination With Atezolizumab to Subjects With Locally Advanced or Metastatic Solid Tumors

    This is a multicenter Phase 1b, open-label study to assess safety, tolerability, preliminary efficacy, and pharmacokinetics (PK) of cabozantinib taken in combination with atezolizumab in subjects with multiple tumor types, including advanced urothelial carcinoma (UC) (including bladder, renal pelvis, ureter, urethra), renal cell carcinoma (RCC), castration-resistant prostate cancer (CRPC), non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC), triple negative breast cancer (TNBC), ovarian cancer (OC), endometrial cancer (EC), hepatocellular cancer (HCC), gastric cancer / gastroesophageal junction cancer / lower esophageal cancer (GC / GEJC / LEC), colorectal cancer (CRC), head and neck (H&N) cancer, and differentiated thyroid cancer (DTC). The study consists of two stages: in the Dose Escalation Stage, an appropriate recommended cabozantinib dose for the combination with standard dosing regimen of atezolizumab will be established; in the Expansion Stage, tumor-specific cohorts will be enrolled in order to further evaluate the safety and efficacy of the combination treatment in these tumor indications. Three exploratory single-agent cabozantinib (SAC) cohorts may also be enrolled with UC, NSCLC, or CRPC subjects. One exploratory single-agent atezolizumab (SAA) cohort may also be enrolled with CRPC subjects. Due to the nature of this study design, some tumor cohorts may complete enrollment earlier than others.
    Location: 22 locations

  • Phase 1 / 1b Study to Evaluate the Safety and Tolerability of CPI-444 Alone and in Combination With Atezolizumab in Advanced Cancers

    This is a phase 1 / 1b open-label, multicenter, dose-selection study of CPI-444, an oral small molecule targeting the adenosine-A2A receptor on T-lymphocytes and other cells of the immune system. This trial will study the safety, tolerability, and anti-tumor activity of CPI-444 as a single agent and in combination with atezolizumab, a PD-L1 inhibitor against various solid tumors. CPI-444 blocks adenosine from binding to the A2A receptor. Adenosine suppresses the anti-tumor activity of T cells and other immune cells.
    Location: 22 locations

  • A Study of Atezolizumab as Neoadjuvant and Adjuvant Therapy in Resectable Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer (NSCLC) - Lung Cancer Mutation Consortium (LCMC3)

    This study is designed to evaluate the safety and efficacy of neoadjuvant and adjuvant atezolizumab in participants with resectable Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer (NSCLC). Neoadjuvant therapy will consist of two 21-day cycles with atezolizumab. Following surgery, adjuvant therapy will consist of up to 12 months of atezolizumab in participants who demonstrate clinical benefit with neoadjuvant therapy. All participants who undergo surgery will enter a surveillance period, which consists of standardized blood sample collection and Chest CT Scans, for up to 2 years. All participants will be monitored for disease recurrence and survival for up to 3 years after last dose of study drug.
    Location: 19 locations

  • Enapotamab Vedotin (HuMax-AXL-ADC) Safety Study in Patients With Solid Tumors

    The purpose of the trial is to determine the maximum tolerated dose and to establish the safety profile of HuMax-AXL-ADC in a mixed population of patients with specified solid tumors
    Location: 18 locations

  • A Trial of TAK-788 (AP32788) in Non-small Cell Lung Cancer (NSCLC)

    The purpose of this phase 1 / 2 study is to evaluate the safety, recommended phase 2 dose (RP2D), dose limiting toxicities (DLTs), maximum tolerated dose (MTD), pharmacokinetics of oral TAK-788 and its active metabolites, anti-tumor activity of TAK-788 in participants with NSCLC with epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) or human epidermal growth factor 2 (HER2) mutations, and anti-tumor activity of TAK-788 in participants with solid tumors other than NSCLC with EGFR or HER2 mutations, and to explore relationship between tumor and / or plasma biomarkers, and TAK-788 efficacy, safety, and / or cytochrome P450 3A (CYP3A) induction. The study will also determine the efficacy of TAK-788 in participants with locally advanced or metastatic NSCLC harboring EGFR in-frame exon 20 insertion mutations who have received at least 1 prior line of therapy for locally advanced or metastatic NSCLC.
    Location: 18 locations

  • A Phase 2 Study of Cediranib in Combination with Olaparib in Advanced Solid Tumors

    This phase II trial studies cediranib maleate in combination with olaparib in treating patients with solid tumors that have spread to other parts of the body (advanced / metastatic) or cannot be removed by surgery (unresectable), including breast cancer, non-small cell lung cancer, small cell lung cancer, and pancreatic cancer. Cediranib maleate and olaparib may stop the growth of tumor cells by blocking some of the enzymes needed for cell growth. Cediranib maleate may also block the flow of oxygen to the tumor, and may help make the tumor more sensitive to olaparib.
    Location: 14 locations

  • A Study of XmAb®20717 in Subjects With Selected Advanced Solid Tumors

    This is a Phase 1, multiple dose, ascending dose escalation study to define a MTD / RD and regimen of XmAb20717, to describe safety and tolerability, to assess PK and immunogenicity, and to preliminarily assess anti-tumor activity of XmAb20717 in subjects with selected advanced solid tumors.
    Location: 15 locations

  • Phase 1 / 2 Study of the Highly-selective RET Inhibitor, Pralsetinib (BLU-667), in Patients With Thyroid Cancer, Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer, and Other Advanced Solid Tumors

    This is a Phase 1 / 2, open-label, first-in-human (FIH) study designed to evaluate the safety, tolerability, pharmacokinetics (PK), pharmacodynamics (PD), and preliminary antineoplastic activity of pralsetinib (BLU-667) administered orally in patients with medullary thyroid cancer, RET-altered NSCLC and other RET-altered solid tumors.
    Location: 16 locations

  • Osimertinib with or without Bevacizumab in Treating Patients with EGFR Positive Non-small Cell Lung Cancer and Brain Metastases

    This phase II trial studies how well osimertinib with or without bevacizumab works in treating patients with EGFR positive non-small cell lung cancer that has spread to the brain. Osimertinib may stop the growth of tumor cells by blocking some of the enzymes needed for cell growth. Immunotherapy with monoclonal antibodies, such as bevacizumab, may induce changes in body’s immune system and may interfere with the ability of tumor cells to grow and spread. Giving osimertinib with or without bevacizumab may work better in treating patients with non-small cell lung cancer.
    Location: 14 locations

  • Effect of TTFields (150 kHz) in Non-small Cell Lung Cancer (NSCLC) Patients With 1-10 Brain Metastases Following Radiosurgery (METIS)

    The study is a prospective, randomized controlled phase III trial, to test the efficacy, safety and neurocognitive outcomes of advanced NSCLC patients, following stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS) for 1-10 brain metastases, treated with NovoTTF-100M compared to supportive treatment alone. The device is an experimental, portable, battery operated device for chronic administration of alternating electric fields (termed TTFields or TTF) to the region of the malignant tumor, by means of surface, insulated electrode arrays.
    Location: 14 locations


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