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ALK Gene Rearrangement clinical trials at UC Health
2 research studies open to new patients

  • Targeted Chemotherapy, Crizotinib, or Placebo in Treating Patients With Stage IB-IIIA Non-small Cell Lung Cancer after surgery

    “Can targeted chemotherapy, Crizotinib, stop the growth of tumor cells by blocking the a protein from working?”

    open to eligible people ages 18 years and up

    This randomized phase III trial studies how well crizotinib works in treating patients with stage IB-IIIA non-small cell lung cancer that has been removed by surgery and has a mutation in a protein called anaplastic lymphoma kinase (ALK). Mutations, or changes, in ALK can make it very active and important for tumor cell growth and progression. Crizotinib may stop the growth of tumor cells by blocking the ALK protein from working. Crizotinib may be an effective treatment for patients with non-small cell lung cancer and an ALK fusion mutation.

    at UCSD UC Davis

  • Targeted chemotherapy or placebo to treat patient with lung cancer that has been completely removed by surgery

    “Can targeted chemotherapy (Erlotinib) stop the growth of tumor cells by blocking some of the enzymes needed for cell growth?”

    open to eligible people ages 18 years and up

    This phase III ALCHEMIST trial studies how well erlotinib hydrochloride compared to observation works in treating patients with stage IB-IIIA non-small cell lung cancer that has been completely removed by surgery. Erlotinib hydrochloride may stop the growth of tumor cells by blocking some of the enzymes needed for cell growth.

    at UCSD UC Davis

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