This page contains brief information about lomustine and a collection of links to more information about the use of this drug, research results, and ongoing clinical trials.
Use in Cancer
Lomustine is approved to be used alone or with other drugs to treat:
- Brain tumors. It is used in patients who have already had surgery or radiation therapy.
- Hodgkin lymphoma. It is used in patients whose disease has not gotten better with other types of treatment or has recurred (come back).
Lomustine is also being studied in the treatment of other types of cancer.
More About Lomustine
Definition from the NCI Drug Dictionary - Detailed scientific definition and other names for this drug.
MedlinePlus Information on Lomustine - A lay language summary of important information about this drug that may include the following:
- warnings about this drug,
- what this drug is used for and how it is used,
- what you should tell your doctor before using this drug,
- what you should know about this drug before using it,
- other drugs that may interact with this drug, and
- possible side effects.
Drugs are often studied to find out if they can help treat or prevent conditions other than the ones they are approved for. This patient information sheet applies only to approved uses of the drug. However, much of the information may also apply to unapproved uses that are being studied.
Adding Chemotherapy to Radiation Improves Survival for Some Patients With Rare Brain Cancer - Important clinical trial results for this drug, background information, and how the trial was done.
Genetic Abnormality Predicts Treatment Benefit for Patients With Rare Brain Tumor - Important clinical trial results for this drug, background information, and how the trial was done.
Clinical Trials Accepting Patients
Find Clinical Trials for Lomustine - Check for trials from NCI's list of cancer clinical trials now accepting patients.