Treatment Clinical Trials for Small Cell Lung Cancer

Clinical trials are research studies that involve people. The clinical trials on this list are for 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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  • Chemoradiation with or without Atezolizumab in Treating Patients with Limited Stage Small Cell Lung Cancer

    This phase II / III trial studies how well chemotherapy and radiation therapy (chemoradiation) with or without atezolizumab works in treating patients with limited stage small cell lung cancer. Drugs used in chemotherapy, such as etoposide, 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. Radiation therapy uses high energy x-rays to kill tumor cells and shrink tumors. Immunotherapy with monoclonal antibodies, such as atezolizumab, may help the body's immune system attack the cancer, and may interfere with the ability of tumor cells to grow and spread. Giving chemoradiation with or without atezolizumab may work better in treating patients with limited stage small cell lung cancer.
    Location: 331 locations

  • Testing Whether the Use of Brain Scans Alone Instead of Brain Scans plus Preventive Brain Radiation Affects Lifespan in Patients with Small Cell Lung Cancer

    This phase III trial studies magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) surveillance and prophylactic cranial irradiation (PCI) to see how well they work compared to MRI surveillance alone in treating patients with small cell lung cancer. MRI scans are used to monitor the possible spread of the cancer with an MRI machine over time. PCI is radiation therapy that is delivered to the brain in hopes of preventing spread of cancer into the brain. The use of brain MRI alone may reduce side effects of receiving PCI and prolong patients' lifespan. Monitoring with MRI scans alone (delaying radiation until the actual spread of the cancer) may be at least as good as the combination of PCI with MRI scans.
    Location: 88 locations

  • Testing Maintenance Therapy for Small Cell Lung Cancer in Patients with SLFN11 Positive Biomarker

    This phase II trial studies whether atezolizumab in combination with talazoparib works better than atezolizumab alone as maintenance therapy for patients with SLFN11-positive extensive-stage small cell lung cancer. Immunotherapy with monoclonal antibodies, such as atezolizumab, may help the body's immune system attack the cancer, and may interfere with the ability of tumor cells to grow and spread. PARPs are proteins that help repair damage to DNA, the genetic material that serves as the body’s instruction book. Changes (mutations) in DNA can cause tumor cells to grow quickly and out of control, but PARP inhibitors like talazoparib may keep PARP from working, so tumor cells can’t repair themselves, and they stop growing. Giving atezolizumab in combination with talazoparib may help lower the chance of extensive-stage small cell lung cancer growing and spreading compared to atezolizumab alone.
    Location: 29 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

  • 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®23104 in Subjects With Selected Advanced Solid Tumors (DUET-3)

    This is a Phase 1, multiple dose, ascending dose escalation study to define a MTD / RD and regimen of XmAb23104, to describe safety and tolerability, to assess PK and immunogenicity, and to preliminarily assess anti-tumor activity of XmAb23104 in subjects with selected advanced solid tumors.
    Location: 11 locations

  • Study of Durvalumab + Tremelimumab, Durvalumab, and Placebo in Limited Stage Small-Cell Lung Cancer in Patients Who Have Not Progressed Following Concurrent Chemoradiation Therapy

    This is a Phase III, Randomized, Double-blind, Placebo-controlled, Multi-center, International Study of Durvalumab or Durvalumab and Tremelimumab as Consolidation Treatment for Patients with LS-SCLC Who Have Not Progressed Following Concurrent Chemoradiation Therapy
    Location: 10 locations

  • QUILT-3.055: A Study of ALT-803 in Combination With PD-1 / PD-L1 Checkpoint Inhibitor in Patients With Advanced Cancer

    This is a Phase IIb, single-arm, multicohort, open-label multicenter study of ALT-803 in combination with an FDA-approved PD-1 / PD-L1 checkpoint inhibitor in patients with advanced cancers who have progressed following an initial response to treatment with PD-1 / PD-L1 checkpoint inhibitor therapy. All patients will receive the combination treatment of PD-1 / PD-L1 checkpoint inhibitor plus ALT-803 for up to 16 cycles. Each cycle is six weeks in duration. All patients will receive ALT-803 once every 3 weeks. Patients will also receive the same checkpoint inhibitor that they received during their previous therapy. Radiologic evaluation will occur at the end of each treatment cycle. Treatment will continue for up to 2 years, or until the patient experiences confirmed progressive disease or unacceptable toxicity, withdraws consent, or if the Investigator feels it is no longer in the patient's best interest to continue treatment. Patients will be followed for disease progression, post-therapies, and survival through 24 months past administration of the first dose of study drug.
    Location: 10 locations

  • A Study of XmAb®22841 Monotherapy & in Combination w / Pembrolizumab in Subjects w / Selected Advanced Solid Tumors

    This is a Phase 1, multiple dose, ascending-dose escalation study and expansion study designed to define a maximum tolerated dose and / or recommended dose of XmAb22841 monotherapy and in combination with pembrolizumab; to assess safety, tolerability, pharmacokinetics, immunogenicity, and anti-tumor activity of XmAb22841 monotherapy and in combination with pembrolizumab in subjects with select advanced solid tumors.
    Location: 10 locations

  • A Study of ABBV-011 Alone and in Combination With ABBV-181 in Subjects With Relapsed or Refractory Small Cell Lung Cancer

    This is a multicenter, open-label, Phase 1 study of ABBV-011 given as a single agent and in combination with ABBV-181 in subjects with relapsed or refractory small cell lung cancer (SCLC). The study consists of 3 parts: Part A is a single-agent ABBV-011 dose-finding regimen cohort; followed by Part B, a single-agent ABBV-011 dose expansion cohort; and then Part C, an ABBV-011 and ABBV-181 combination escalation and expansion cohort.
    Location: 13 locations

  • PF-06821497 Treatment Of Relapsed / Refractory SCLC, Castration Resistant Prostate Cancer, and Follicular Lymphoma

    A Phase 1 Dose Escalation and Expanded Cohort Study Of PF-06821497 In The Treatment Of Adult Patients With Relapsed / Refractory Small Cell Lung Cancer (SCLC), Castration Resistant Prostate Cancer (CRPC) And Follicular Lymphoma (FL).
    Location: 10 locations

  • Study Evaluating Safety, Tolerability and PK of AMG 757 in Adults With Small Cell Lung Cancer

    A study to assess the safety, tolerability, and pharmacokinetics of AMG 757 in Subjects with Small Cell Lung Cancer
    Location: 9 locations

  • A Study of RGX-104 in Patients With Advanced Solid Malignancies and Lymphoma

    Study RGX-104-001 is a Phase 1, first-in-human, dose escalation and expansion study of RGX-104, an oral small molecule targeting the liver X receptor (LXR), as a single agent and in combination with nivolumab, ipilimumab, docetaxel, or pembrolizumab plus carboplatin / pemetrexed. RGX-104 activates LXR, resulting in depletion of both myeloid-derived suppressor cells (MDSCs) as well as tumor blood vessels. MDSCs block the ability of T-cells and other cells of the immune system from attacking tumors. During the dose escalation stage, multiple doses and schedules of orally administered RGX-104 with or without nivolumab, ipilimumab, docetaxel, or pembrolizumab plus carboplatin / pemetrexed (single agent or combination therapy) will be evaluated in patients with advanced solid tumors and lymphoma (i.e., locally advanced and unresectable, or metastatic) who have had progressive disease (PD) on available standard systemic therapies or for which there are no standard systemic therapies of relevant impact. Dose escalation in combination with pembrolizumab plus carboplatin / pemetrexed will be restricted to patients with non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). In the expansion stage of the study, additional patients with epithelial ovarian carcinoma (EOC), NSCLC, or small cell lung cancer (SCLC) / high-grade neuroendocrine tumors (HG-NET) will be treated at the MTD (or maximum tested dose if no MTD is identified, or dose below the MTD if there is evidence suggesting a more favorable risk / benefit profile). This stage will provide further characterization of the safety, efficacy, PK, and pharmacodynamics, including biomarkers of immunologic activity and LXR target activation, of RGX-104 as a single agent (EOC), in combination with docetaxel (SCLC / HG-NET), and and in combination with pembrolizumab plus carboplatin / pemetrexed (NSCLC).
    Location: 8 locations

  • DS-3201b and Irinotecan in Treating Patients with Recurrent Small Cell Lung Cancer

    This phase I / II trial studies the side effects and best dose of DS-3201b when given together with irinotecan and to see how well they work in treating patients with small cell lung cancer that has come back after treatment (recurrent). DS-3201b may stop the growth of tumor cells by blocking some of the enzymes needed for cell growth. DS-3201b targets parts of the protein enhancers Zeste homolog 1 and 2 (EZH1 / 2), which are commonly found on small cell lung cancer cells. EZH1 / 2 act like a switch and cause tumor cells to shrink or die when turned off. DS-3201b targets both of these protein enhancers and turns them off to shrink or kill cancer. Drugs used in chemotherapy, such as irinotecan, 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 DS-3201b and irinotecan may work better than usual care such as topotecan, nivolumab, temozolomide, a combination of cyclophosphamide / doxorubicin / vincristine, or radiation therapy in treating patients with small cell lung cancer.
    Location: 7 locations

  • Olaparib and Low Dose Radiation Therapy in Treating Patients with Extensive Stage Small Cell Lung Cancer

    This phase I trial studies the side effects and best dose of olaparib when given together with radiation therapy in treating patients with small cell lung cancer that has spread from the original site of growth to other sites. Olaparib may stop the growth of tumor cells by blocking some of the enzymes needed for cell growth. Radiation therapy uses high energy x-rays to kill tumor cells and shrink tumors. Giving olaparib and radiation therapy may work better in treating patients with extensive stage small cell lung cancer.
    Location: 7 locations

  • Study of Pembrolizumab (MK-3475) in Participants With Advanced Solid Tumors (MK-3475-158 / KEYNOTE-158)

    In this study, participants with multiple types of advanced (unresectable and / or metastatic) solid tumors who have progressed on standard of care therapy will be treated with pembrolizumab (MK-3475).
    Location: 7 locations

  • A Study Of Avelumab In Combination With Other Cancer Immunotherapies In Advanced Malignancies (JAVELIN Medley)

    This is a Phase 1b / 2 dose-optimization study to evaluate safety, pharmacokinetics, pharmacodynamics, and preliminary antitumor activity of avelumab (MSB0010718C) in combination with other cancer immunotherapies in patients with locally advanced or metastatic solid tumors. The primary purpose is to assess the safety and early signs of efficacy of various avelumab combinations with other cancer immunotherapies, optimizing dosing regimens as appropriate, in a limited series of indications.
    Location: 9 locations

  • Safety, Tolerability, and Immunogenicity of mRNA-4157 Alone in Subjects With Resected Solid Tumors and in Combination With Pembrolizumab in Subjects With Unresectable Solid Tumors

    The purpose of this study is to assess the safety, tolerability and immunogenicity of mRNA-4157 alone in subjects with resected solid tumors, and in combination with pembrolizumab in subjects with unresectable solid tumors.
    Location: 5 locations

  • An Open-Label, Dose-Escalation / Dose-Expansion Safety Study of INCB059872 in Subjects With Advanced Malignancies

    This is an open-label, dose-escalation / dose-expansion study of INCB059872 in subjects with advanced malignancies. The study will be conducted in 4 parts. Part 1 (mono therapy dose escalation) will determine the recommended dose(s) of INCB059872 for dose expansion, based on maximum tolerated dose and / or a tolerated pharmacologically active dose. Part 2 (dose expansion) will further determine the safety, tolerability, efficacy, PK, and PD of the selected monotherapy dose(s) in AML / MDS, SCLC, myelofibrosis, Ewing sarcoma, and poorly differentiated neuroendocrine tumors. Part 3 will determine the recommended dose(s) of INCB059872 in combination with azacitadine and all-trans retinoic acid in AML and in combination with nivolumab in SCLC. Part 4 will further determine the safety, tolerability, efficacy, PK, and PD of the selected combination dose(s) in Part 3.
    Location: 6 locations

  • Randomized Trial of Topotecan With M6620, an ATR Kinase Inhibitor, in Small Cell Lung Cancers and Small Cell Cancers Outside of the Lungs

    This phase II trial studies how well M6620 works when given in combination with topotecan hydrochloride (topotecan) compared with topotecan alone in treating patients with small cell lung cancer that has come back (relapsed), or small cell cancer that arises from a site other than the lung (extrapulmonary). Drugs used in chemotherapy, such as topotecan hydrochloride, work by damaging the DNA (deoxyribonucleic acid) in tumor cells, causing those cells to die and the tumor to shrink. However, some tumor cells can become less affected by chemotherapy because they have ways to repair the damaged DNA. The addition of M6620 could help topotecan hydrochloride shrink the cancer and prevent it from returning by blocking enzymes needed for DNA repair.
    Location: 8 locations

  • Nivolumab and Vorolanib in Treating Patients with Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer and Refractory Thoracic Tumors

    This phase I / II trial studies the side effects and best dose of vorolanib when given in combination with nivolumab in treating patients with non-small cell lung cancer and thoracic tumors that aren't responding to treatment. Immunotherapy with monoclonal antibodies, such as nivolumab, may help the body’s immune system attack the cancer, and may interfere with the ability of tumor cells to grow and spread. Vorolanib may stop the growth of tumor cells by blocking some of the enzymes needed for cell growth. Giving nivolumab and vorolanib may work better in treating patients with non-small cell lung cancer and thoracic tumors.
    Location: 5 locations

  • Nivolumab, Ipilimumab, and Plinabulin in Treating Patients with Recurrent Extensive Stage Small Cell Lung Cancer

    This phase I / II trial studies the side effects and best dose of plinabulin when given together with nivolumab and ipilimumab and to see how well they work in treating patients with extensive stage small cell lung cancer that has come back. Plinabulin blocks tumor growth by targeting both new and existing blood vessels going to the tumor as well as killing tumor cells. Immunotherapy with monoclonal antibodies, such as nivolumab and ipilimumab, may help the body's immune system attack the cancer, and may interfere with the ability of tumor cells to grow and spread. Giving plinabulin with nivolumab and ipilimumab may work better in treating patients with extensive stage small cell lung cancer compared to standard chemotherapy.
    Location: 5 locations

  • Study to Assess Safety, Tolerability and Clinical Activity of BGB-290 in Combination With Temozolomide (TMZ) in Participants With Locally Advanced or Metastatic Solid Tumors

    This study is to evaluate the safety, efficacy and clinical activity of BGB-290 and temozolomide (TMZ) in participants with locally advanced or metastatic solid tumors.
    Location: 4 locations

  • A Study of the Safety, Tolerability and Pharmacokinetics of ABBV-368 as a Single Agent and Combination in Subjects With Locally Advanced or Metastatic Solid Tumors

    The primary purpose of this Phase 1, open-label study is to evaluate the safety, pharmacokinetics, and preliminary efficacy of ABBV-368 as a monotherapy and in combination with ABBV-181 in participants with locally advanced or metastatic solid tumors. The study will consist of 3 parts: ABBV-368 dose escalation, ABBV-368 tumor-specific dose expansion (triple negative breast cancer [TNBC] cohort and head and neck cancer cohort) and 18F-AraG Imaging Substudy.
    Location: 4 locations

  • Testing the Safety of M6620 (VX-970) When Given with Standard Whole Brain Radiation Therapy for the Treatment of Brain Metastases from Non-small Cell Lung Cancer, Small Cell Lung Cancer, or Neuroendocrine Tumors

    This phase I trial studies the side effects and best dose of berzosertib (M6620 [VX-970]) when given together with whole brain radiation therapy in treating patients with non-small cell lung cancer, small cell lung cancer, or neuroendocrine tumors that have spread from the original (primary) tumor to the brain (brain metastases). Berzosertib may stop the growth of tumor cells by blocking some of the enzymes needed for cell growth. Radiation therapy uses high energy x-rays to kill tumor cells and shrink tumors. Giving berzosertib together with radiation therapy may be a better treatment for non-small cell lung cancer, small cell lung cancer, or neuroendocrine tumors.
    Location: 6 locations


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