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Study Evaluating Safety and Efficacy of JCAR017 in Subjects With Relapsed or Refractory Chronic Lymphocytic...
Juno Therapeutics, Inc. Leukemia, Lymphocytic, Chronic, B-Cell Lymphoma, Small Lymphocytic
This is a Phase 1/2, open-label, multicenter study to determine the efficacy and safety of JCAR017 in adult subjects with relapsed or refractory CLL or SLL. The study will include a Phase 1 part to determine the recommended dose of JCAR017 monotherapy in subjects with relapsed... expand

This is a Phase 1/2, open-label, multicenter study to determine the efficacy and safety of JCAR017 in adult subjects with relapsed or refractory CLL or SLL. The study will include a Phase 1 part to determine the recommended dose of JCAR017 monotherapy in subjects with relapsed or refractory CLL or SLL, followed by a Phase 2 part to further assess the efficacy and safety of JCAR017 monotherapy treatment at the recommended dose. A separate Phase 1 cohort will assess the combination of JCAR017 and concurrent ibrutinib. In all subjects, the safety, efficacy, and pharmacokinetics (PK) of JCAR017 will be evaluated.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Dec 2017

open study

Older Breast Cancer Patients: Risk for Cognitive Decline
Georgetown University Cancer, Breast Age-related Cognitive Decline Cognitive Decline
The goal of this study is to evaluate the impact of systemic therapy on cognition in older breast cancer patients, explore which domains are most affected, measure associations between cognitive decline and QOL, and describe how APOE and COMT polymorphisms, inflammatory biomarkers... expand

The goal of this study is to evaluate the impact of systemic therapy on cognition in older breast cancer patients, explore which domains are most affected, measure associations between cognitive decline and QOL, and describe how APOE and COMT polymorphisms, inflammatory biomarkers and physical activity moderate cognitive outcomes. This study is being done nationally, with recruiting sites at Georgetown University, Montgomery General Hospital, Virginia Cancer Specialists, Memorial Sloan-Kettering, Moffitt Cancer Center, City of Hope National Medical Center, Hackensack University Medical Center, Indiana University and University of California, Los Angeles.

Type: Observational

Start Date: Aug 2010

open study

AtRial Cardiopathy and Antithrombotic Drugs In Prevention After Cryptogenic Stroke
Columbia University Stroke
Objectives - Primary: To test the hypothesis that apixaban is superior to aspirin for the prevention of recurrent stroke in patients with cryptogenic ischemic stroke and atrial cardiopathy. - Secondary: To test the hypothesis that the relative efficacy of apixaban... expand

Objectives - Primary: To test the hypothesis that apixaban is superior to aspirin for the prevention of recurrent stroke in patients with cryptogenic ischemic stroke and atrial cardiopathy. - Secondary: To test the hypothesis that the relative efficacy of apixaban over aspirin increases with the severity of atrial cardiopathy.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Jan 2018

open study

Development of a City-Wide Cohort of HIV-Infected Persons in Care in the District of Columbia: The DC...
George Washington University HIV AIDS
The goal of the DC Cohort is to establish a clinic-based city-wide longitudinal cohort that will describe clinical outcomes, and improve the quality of care for outpatients with Human Immunodeficiency Virus/Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (HIV/AIDS) in Washington, DC. expand

The goal of the DC Cohort is to establish a clinic-based city-wide longitudinal cohort that will describe clinical outcomes, and improve the quality of care for outpatients with Human Immunodeficiency Virus/Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (HIV/AIDS) in Washington, DC.

Type: Observational

Start Date: Jan 2011

open study

Critical Periods After Stroke Study (CPASS)
MedStar National Rehabilitation Network Stroke Brain Infarction Brain Ischemia Cerebral Infarction Cerebrovascular Disorders
To perform an exploratory single center randomized study that will form the basis for a larger scale, more definitive randomized clinical trial to determine the optimal time after stroke for intensive motor training. The investigators will perform a prospective exploratory study... expand

To perform an exploratory single center randomized study that will form the basis for a larger scale, more definitive randomized clinical trial to determine the optimal time after stroke for intensive motor training. The investigators will perform a prospective exploratory study of upper extremity (UE) motor training delivered at higher than usual intensity at three different time points after stroke: - early (initiated within 30 days) - subacute/outpatient (initiated within 2-3 months) - chronic (initiated within 6-9 months) The control group will not receive the therapy intervention during the 1-year study. Outcome measures will be assessed at baseline, pre-treatment, post-treatment, 6 months and one year after stroke onset. Compared to individuals randomized during the outpatient (2-3 months after stroke onset) or chronic (6-9 months after stroke onset) time points, participants randomized to early intensive motor training will show greater upper extremity motor improvement measured at one year post stroke.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Jul 2014

open study

Metta Meditation Training on Prosocial Behavior
Georgetown University Social Behavior
The purpose of the study is to look at the impact of a metta meditation training on prosocial behavior and socio-affective brain responses. The training involves an 8-week, online administration of guided metta meditation practices aimed at generating feelings of kindness and... expand

The purpose of the study is to look at the impact of a metta meditation training on prosocial behavior and socio-affective brain responses. The training involves an 8-week, online administration of guided metta meditation practices aimed at generating feelings of kindness and compassion for other people. The study examines how participants respond to thinking about familiar others and strangers using behavioral and brain-imaging measures. This study will be important for understanding how people develop the capacity to be prosocial towards other individuals, which is a key component of adaptive social behavior.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Sep 2018

open study

Ibrutinib and Venetoclax in Relapsed and Refractory Follicular Lymphoma
Georgetown University Refractory Follicular Lymphoma Relapsed Follicular Lymphoma
This is a phase I/II study in which patients will be enrolled in a standard 3+3 design. Once the maximum tolerated dose (MTD) is determined amongst patients with relapsed or refractory grade 1-3a follicular lymphoma, there will be a 17-patient phase II study. expand

This is a phase I/II study in which patients will be enrolled in a standard 3+3 design. Once the maximum tolerated dose (MTD) is determined amongst patients with relapsed or refractory grade 1-3a follicular lymphoma, there will be a 17-patient phase II study.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Mar 2017

open study

Post-Mastectomy Analgesia Using Exparel (Liposomal) Versus Standard Bupivacaine or Placebo
Georgetown University Mastectomy Breast Cancer
This is a randomized, single-blinded placebo-controlled trial. Patients will be randomized to one of three arms: (1) injection of liposomal bupivacaine at the end of the operation, (2) injection of standard bupivacaine at the end of the operation, or (3) no injection of local... expand

This is a randomized, single-blinded placebo-controlled trial. Patients will be randomized to one of three arms: (1) injection of liposomal bupivacaine at the end of the operation, (2) injection of standard bupivacaine at the end of the operation, or (3) no injection of local anesthetic. All patients will be able to receive IV and oral narcotic medications in the postoperative period on an as-needed basis. If a patient is randomized to the LB arm, at the appropriate time, under a surgeon's direction, 266 mg of (liposomal bupivacaine) LB in 20 cc of solution was expanded with various amounts of normal saline to cover the appropriate surgical field. Our routine expansion for a bilateral mastectomy is to add 80 mL of saline to 20 mL (266 mg) of LB. In our practice,we use an 18-gauge needle to inject the medication in a "field-effect" encompassing all 4 quadrants of the chest muscles (pectoralis and serratus) followed by injecting around the edges of the skin incision and drain site. This occurs prior to dissection of the pectoralis muscle and implant or tissue expander placement. Patients randomized to the SB arm will receive weight-based dosing of bupivacaine, administered in the same manner as the LB arm. Patients who are in the placebo arm will have a similar volume of saline injected into the operative site. Postoperatively, all patients will be kept in the hospital for at least one night. Total length of stay will be documented. They will all have the option of receiving IV morphine injections as well as oral acetaminophen-hydrocodone as needed for additional pain control. The administration of these additional medications will be recorded for each patient. On postoperative day 1, each patient will be administered the American Pain Society Outcome Questionnaire while in the hospital. After discharge from the hospital, we will call the patient on postoperative day 2, 3, 5 and 7 to assess pain and satisfaction scores, using the same questions each time. For any patients staying in the hospital longer than 1 day, the questionnaire will be administered in the hospital on the same postoperative days. Subject participation only lasts for these 7 days of follow up.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Jul 2019

open study

Comparing the Clinical Outcomes of DermACELL® With Integra® Bilayer Wound Matrix
Georgetown University Wounds Chronic Wounds Nonmalignant Condition
Both DermACELL® and Integra® Bilayer Wound Matrix are indicated for deep soft tissue coverage and serve as a biological matrix for cellular migration. The current thinking about the utility of these products is to apply over the wound surface and wait until the graft is well... expand

Both DermACELL® and Integra® Bilayer Wound Matrix are indicated for deep soft tissue coverage and serve as a biological matrix for cellular migration. The current thinking about the utility of these products is to apply over the wound surface and wait until the graft is well vascularized (granular bed/neodermis). At that point a split thickness skin graft can be applied over this area to cover and heal the wound. This study will determine whether human allograft or xenograft will create a durable neodermis that is more supportive of accepting of a split thickness skin graft. Patients who do not receive Split thickness skin grafts will be assigned to the second cohort for observation of healing rates.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Apr 2014

open study

Pilot Study to Assess the Efficacy and Safety of H.P. Acthar® Gel in Subjects With Pulmonary Sarcoidosis
Mallinckrodt Sarcoidosis, Pulmonary
The purpose of this study is to evaluate the efficacy and safety of H.P. Acthar® Gel (Acthar) in the treatment of pulmonary sarcoidosis. expand

The purpose of this study is to evaluate the efficacy and safety of H.P. Acthar® Gel (Acthar) in the treatment of pulmonary sarcoidosis.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Jan 2018

open study

Identifying Patients With Unrecognized Treatable Diabetic Macular Edema
Elman Retina Group Diabetic Macular Edema
This trial will assess the incidence of new and/or undiagnosed diabetic macular edema (DME) in diabetic patients that undergo a DME screening exam. The screening exam will consist of medical history, Electronic ETDRS visual acuity assessment, SD-OCT and color fundus photography... expand

This trial will assess the incidence of new and/or undiagnosed diabetic macular edema (DME) in diabetic patients that undergo a DME screening exam. The screening exam will consist of medical history, Electronic ETDRS visual acuity assessment, SD-OCT and color fundus photography

Type: Observational

Start Date: Aug 2016

open study

Comparison of Operative to Monitoring and Endocrine Therapy (COMET) Trial For Low Risk DCIS
Alliance Foundation Trials, LLC. DCIS Ductal Carcinoma in Situ
This study looks at the risks and benefits of active surveillance (AS) compared to guideline concordant care (GCC) in the setting of a pragmatic prospective randomized trial for low risk DCIS. Our overarching hypothesis is that management of low-risk Ductal Carcinoma in Situ... expand

This study looks at the risks and benefits of active surveillance (AS) compared to guideline concordant care (GCC) in the setting of a pragmatic prospective randomized trial for low risk DCIS. Our overarching hypothesis is that management of low-risk Ductal Carcinoma in Situ (DCIS) using an AS approach does not yield inferior cancer or quality of life outcomes compared to GCC.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Feb 2017

open study

A Study to Compare the Efficacy of Arfolitixorin Versus Leucovorin in Combination With 5 Fluorouracil,...
Isofol Medical AB Colo-rectal Cancer
This is a multicenter, randomized, parallel-group, Phase III study in at least 440 patients with advanced colorectal cancer to compare the efficacy of treatment with arfolitixorin versus Leucovorin in combination with 5-fluorouracil, oxaliplatin, and bevacizumab according to... expand

This is a multicenter, randomized, parallel-group, Phase III study in at least 440 patients with advanced colorectal cancer to compare the efficacy of treatment with arfolitixorin versus Leucovorin in combination with 5-fluorouracil, oxaliplatin, and bevacizumab according to modified FOLFOX-6 until PD according to RECIST 1.1 criteria.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Dec 2018

open study

Investigation of a Novel Wound Gel to Improve Wound Healing in Chronic Wounds
Georgetown University Wound Infection
This is a prospective, randomized, double-blinded, single site study examining the impact of a biofilm-based treatment of chronic wounds of the lower extremity. 200 subjects will be enrolled in this study. Benzalkonium solution wound irrigation and Benzalkonium wound gel will... expand

This is a prospective, randomized, double-blinded, single site study examining the impact of a biofilm-based treatment of chronic wounds of the lower extremity. 200 subjects will be enrolled in this study. Benzalkonium solution wound irrigation and Benzalkonium wound gel will be compared to standard of care wound preparation and dressing (NS wound irrigation and hydrocolloid gel) following local debridement. Wounds will be assessed maximum of 12 weeks with a minimum of 4 follow up visits. Patients will be recruited from the general wound clinic population. No enticement will be offered and participation will be completely voluntary. At enrollment and at each follow up visit the wound will be assessed for size (length, width, and depth), signs of infection or irritation, qualitative and quantitative cultures will be taken before and after debridement, patients will be assessed for compliance to the treatment protocol, satisfaction with their treatment, any adverse effects of the treatment, and hospitalizations since last assessment. It is anticipated that enrollment and completion of the study will take 1 year.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Nov 2018

open study

Safety and Efficacy of Abaloparatide-SC in Men With Osteoporosis (ATOM)
Radius Health, Inc. Osteoporosis Osteoporosis, Age-Related Osteoporosis Localized to Spine Age Related Osteoporosis Osteoporosis Senile
A 12 month study to measure the efficacy and safety of abaloparatide in men with osteoporosis. expand

A 12 month study to measure the efficacy and safety of abaloparatide in men with osteoporosis.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Mar 2018

open study

A Crossover Pilot Study of the Effect of Amiloride on Proteinuria
Georgetown University Proteinuria
This cross-over study is designed to test the hypothesis that amiloride will reduce urinary protein excretion and protect the kidney from rapid progression in proteinuric kidney disease. expand

This cross-over study is designed to test the hypothesis that amiloride will reduce urinary protein excretion and protect the kidney from rapid progression in proteinuric kidney disease.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Jul 2013

open study

Home Therapy for Stroke Rehabilitation Using the HandSOME Exoskeleton
The Catholic University of America Stroke
This research will evaluate the potential for a novel hand orthosis (HandSOME) to help stroke victims regain functional use of their hand and regain independent living. Participants will use the HandSOME at home regularly for 8 weeks. Clinical evaluations will measure changes... expand

This research will evaluate the potential for a novel hand orthosis (HandSOME) to help stroke victims regain functional use of their hand and regain independent living. Participants will use the HandSOME at home regularly for 8 weeks. Clinical evaluations will measure changes from the intervention after the 8 weeks and also at a 3 month followup.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Apr 2017

open study

177Lu Radiolabeled Monoclonal Antibody HuJ591 (177Lu-J591) and Ketoconazole in Patients With Prostate...
Weill Medical College of Cornell University Prostate Cancer
The purpose of this study is to test the effectiveness of the experimental drug, 177Lu-J591 in combination with ketoconazole and hydrocortisone against prostate cancer. expand

The purpose of this study is to test the effectiveness of the experimental drug, 177Lu-J591 in combination with ketoconazole and hydrocortisone against prostate cancer.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Jun 2009

open study

Durvalumab and Tremelimumab in Treating Patients With Recurrent Stage IV Lung Cancer
Southwest Oncology Group Recurrent Squamous Cell Lung Carcinoma Stage IV Squamous Cell Lung Carcinoma AJCC v7
This phase II trial studies how well durvalumab and tremelimumab works in treating patients with stage IV lung cancer that has come back after previous treatment. Monoclonal antibodies, such as durvalumab and tremelimumab, may interfere with the ability of tumor cells to grow... expand

This phase II trial studies how well durvalumab and tremelimumab works in treating patients with stage IV lung cancer that has come back after previous treatment. Monoclonal antibodies, such as durvalumab and tremelimumab, may interfere with the ability of tumor cells to grow and spread.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Oct 2017

open study

Nilotinib in Huntington's Disease
Georgetown University Huntington Disease
Based on strong pre-clinical evidence of the effects of Nilotinib on neurodegenerative pathologies, including autophagic clearance of neurotoxic proteins, neurotransmitters (dopamine and glutamate), immunity and behavior, the investigators conducted an open label pilot clinical... expand

Based on strong pre-clinical evidence of the effects of Nilotinib on neurodegenerative pathologies, including autophagic clearance of neurotoxic proteins, neurotransmitters (dopamine and glutamate), immunity and behavior, the investigators conducted an open label pilot clinical trial in mid-to-advanced PD with dementia (PDD) and Dementia with Lewy Bodies (DLB) (stage 3-4) patients. Participants (N=12) were randomized 1:1 to once daily oral dose of 150mg and 300mg Nilotinib for 6 months. The investigators data suggests that Nilotinib penetrates the brain and inhibits CSF Abelson (Abl) activity via reduction of phosphorylated Abl in agreement with pre-clinical data. Several studies suggest that CSF alpha-Synuclein and Abeta42 are decreased and CSF total Tau and p-Tau are increased in PD and DLB. The investigators data shows attenuation of loss of CSF alpha-Synuclein and Abeta40/42 with 300mg (50% of the CML dose) compared to 150mg Nilotinib after 6 months treatment. CSF homovanillic acid (HVA), which is a by-product of dopamine metabolism, is significantly increased; and CSF total Tau and p-Tau are significantly reduced (N=5, P<0.05) with 300mg Nilotinib between baseline and 6 months treatment. Despite the reduction of L-Dopa replacement therapies in our study, the Unified Parkinson's Disease Rating Scale (UDPRS) I-IV scores improved with 150mg (3.5 points) and 300mg (11 points) from baseline to 6 months and worsened (13.7 points and 11.4 points) after 3 months withdrawal of 150mg and 300mg, respectively. Other non-motor functions e.g. constipation was resolved in all patients and cognition was also improved (3.5 points) using both the Mini-Mental Status Exam (MMSE) or the Scales for Outcomes in Parkinson's Disease-Cognition (SCOPA-Cog) between baseline and 6 months. MMSE scores returned to baseline after 3 months of Nilotinib withdrawal. These data are very compelling to evaluate the effects of Nilotinib in an open label proof-of-concept study in patients with HD.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Nov 2018

open study

Flywheel Exercise for CKD
Washington D.C. Veterans Affairs Medical Center Chronic Kidney Disease stage3 Chronic Kidney Disease stage4
Among Veterans, the prevalence of chronic kidney disease (CKD) is reported to be as high as 47.3% and a third higher than the general population. Muscle wasting and dysfunction have been identified as primary consequences of CKD. Disease-induced reductions in lean tissue adversely... expand

Among Veterans, the prevalence of chronic kidney disease (CKD) is reported to be as high as 47.3% and a third higher than the general population. Muscle wasting and dysfunction have been identified as primary consequences of CKD. Disease-induced reductions in lean tissue adversely affect muscle fatigability. Consequently, muscle fatigability may serve as a potential limiting factor that contributes to activity limitations. However, there is a lack of evidence informing our understanding of muscle fatigability in patients with CKD. Dialysis treatment is a major factor contributing to the high financial costs of CKD care. Thus, in addition to potential health and quality of life benefits, treatments capable of maintaining kidney function or delaying the onset of dialysis treatment would provide substantial socio-economic benefit. Both lean body mass and muscle fatigability may be improved through strength training. Eccentric-overload (i.e. muscle lengthening) progressive resistance exercise (PRE) has been shown to be safe and effective for a variety of chronic conditions. Eccentric PRE using portable flywheel technology may provide a clinically viable treatment option to combat muscle impairments in CKD given the cost effectiveness and minimal space requirements for this mode of exercise. The purpose of this study is to assess feasibility of the eccentric-overload PRE regimen for Veterans with CKD stage 3 & 4 predialysis using a prospective single-arm pre-test post-test intervention design. The primary aim of the project is to determine the effects of eccentric-overload PRE on muscle fatigability in Veterans with CKD Stages 3 & 4 predialysis. Feasibility of the regimen will be determined by the time needed to complete the 4-exercise regimen and the perceived exertion levels reported by the study participants.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: May 2018

open study

The QUALITY Vets Project: Muscle Quality and Kidney Disease
Washington D.C. Veterans Affairs Medical Center Chronic Kidney Disease Sarcopenia
Currently there is no standard way to detect age-related skeletal muscle loss in patients with chronic kidney disease. Investigators are working on finding rapid and inexpensive ways to measure muscle size and fat within the muscle. expand

Currently there is no standard way to detect age-related skeletal muscle loss in patients with chronic kidney disease. Investigators are working on finding rapid and inexpensive ways to measure muscle size and fat within the muscle.

Type: Observational

Start Date: Sep 2016

open study

Preoperative Palbociclib in Patients With DCIS of the Breast That Are Candidates for Surgery
Georgetown University DCIS
This is a feasibility study which will evaluate the effects of pre-operative treatment of DCIS of the breast with palbociclib. Patients with biopsy-proven DCIS are eligible for the study. There will be 2 independent and unrelated study groups of 12 patients each, for a total... expand

This is a feasibility study which will evaluate the effects of pre-operative treatment of DCIS of the breast with palbociclib. Patients with biopsy-proven DCIS are eligible for the study. There will be 2 independent and unrelated study groups of 12 patients each, for a total of 24 patients: 1. Group A, of male or female patients treated with palbociclib single agent (n=12); 2. Group B, untreated, of male or female patients who consented translational studies in blood, as well as diagnostic and definitive surgical specimen, but not the pre-operative treatment with palbociclib (n=12).

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Oct 2018

open study

Identification of the Pre-exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) Cascade for Women.
Medstar Health Research Institute Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis
Pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) is a daily pill that greatly reduces the risk of transmission of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), however the barriers to PrEP use for women are understudied and PrEP is underutilized by women. Partnering with the DC Department of Health and... expand

Pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) is a daily pill that greatly reduces the risk of transmission of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), however the barriers to PrEP use for women are understudied and PrEP is underutilized by women. Partnering with the DC Department of Health and the DC Center for AIDS Research (DC-CFAR), the overarching goals are (1) to identify and populate the PrEP cascade for women, (2) to provide a blueprint for family planning providers to integrate HIV prevention into their practices and target evidence-based interventions to the women at highest risk for HIV in their communities, and (3) to evaluate the cost-effectiveness of this intervention. The overarching hypotheses are that (1) the timeline and roadmap to PrEP adoption and the PrEP cascade will be different for cis-gender women than that described for men who have sex with men (MSM) and transgender women, (2) women seeking family planning services will be eligible for and interested in PrEP and family planning providers are ideally situated to provide this care, and (3) provision of PrEP in the family planning setting will be cost-effective. This research proposes to evaluate (1) PrEP cascade of events for women (eligibility for PrEP, acceptability/interest in PrEP, access/linkage to a PrEP program, initiation of PrEP, retention, and adherence to PrEP) and (2) the integration of universal screening for PrEP and PrEP provision into a women's family planning clinic. This research will allow for targeted evidence-based interventions to reach women at high-risk for HIV and will provide a blueprint for the implementation of PrEP services in the family planning setting nationally.

Type: Observational

Start Date: Jul 2018

open study

Comparing Photon Therapy To Proton Therapy To Treat Patients With Lung Cancer
Radiation Therapy Oncology Group Stage II Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer AJCC v7 Stage IIA Non-Small Cell Lung Carcinoma AJCC v7 Stage IIB Non-Small Cell Lung Carcinoma AJCC v7 Stage III Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer AJCC v7 Stage IIIA Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer AJCC v7
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... expand

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.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Feb 2014

open study