Clinical Trials Using Pirfenidone

Clinical trials are research studies that involve people. The clinical trials on this list are studying Pirfenidone. 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.

Trials 1-2 of 2
  • Atezolizumab and Pirfenidone for the Treatment of Non-small Cell Lung Cancer

    This phase I / II trial finds out the best dose of pirfenidone when given together with atezolizumab and studies the effect of the combination of atezolizumab and pirfenidone in treating patients with non-small cell lung cancer. Pirfenidone in an anti-inflammatory drug that may slow tumor cell growth. 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. The body’s immune system functions to defend against “foreign” cells such as cancer, by making special cells known as T-cells. T-cells are a type of white blood cell that work to protect the body from any infections and tumor cells that might pose as a threat. The T-cells in the body recognize tumor cells as “foreign” and work to get rid of them, but in time tumor cells develop and find ways to hide or camouflage themselves from the immune system so that they cannot be detected. The tumor cells can also produce chemicals that decreases the function of T cells. Giving pirfenidone may help reduce the production of chemicals that decreases the function of T cells and by doing so, increase the activity of atezolizumab and prevent tumor cells from resisting the immune systems detection and get rid of them.
    Location: 2 locations

  • Pirfenidone after Stem Cell Transplant in Treating Participants with Bronchiolitis Obliterans Syndrome

    This phase I trial studies the side effects of pirfenidone after stem cell transplant in treating participants with bronchiolitis obliterans syndrome. Pirfenidone is an anti-inflammatory and antifibrotic agent that may slow the growth of tumor cells.
    Location: Stanford Cancer Institute Palo Alto, Palo Alto, California