Prevention Clinical Trials for Non-Melanoma Skin Cancer
Clinical trials are research studies that involve people. The clinical trials on this list are for non-melanoma skin cancer prevention. 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.
A Study of Hydroxychloroquine versus Placebo to Prevent COVID-19 Infection in Patients Receiving Radiation Therapy
This phase II trial studies how well hydroxychloroquine works in preventing COVID-19 in patients receiving radiation therapy. Hydroxychloroquine has been approved for the prevention and treatment of malaria, a disease caused by a parasite, and the treatment of the autoimmune diseases lupus and rheumatoid arthritis. Hydroxychloroquine has also been shown to have some activity against viruses that are related to SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, and may help prevent the immune system from becoming overactive when it is fighting the infection. Giving hydroxychloroquine may help prevent infection with SARS-CoV-2 in patients who are receiving radiation therapy for their cancer.
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