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ALK Gene Rearrangement clinical trials at UC Health
4 in progress, 3 open to eligible people

  • Biomarker/ALK Inhibitor Combinations in Treating Patients With Stage IV ALK Positive Non-squamous Non-small Cell Lung Cancer (The NCI-NRG ALK Protocol)

    open to eligible people ages 18 years and up

    This National Cancer Institute (NCI)-NRG ALK Protocol phase II trial studies how well a combination of different biomarker/ALK inhibitors work in treating patients with stage IV ALK positive non-squamous non-small cell lung cancer. Lorlatinib, ceritinib, alectinib, brigatinib, ensartinib, and crizotinib may stop the growth of tumor cells by blocking some of the enzymes needed for cell growth. Drugs used in chemotherapy, such as pemetrexed, 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. It is not yet known whether a combination of biomarker/ALK inhibitors or chemotherapy may work better in treating patients with ALK positive non-squamous non-small cell lung cancer.

    at UCSD

  • 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 UC Davis UCSD

  • 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 UC Davis UCSD

  • Brigatinib and Binimetinib in Treating Patients With Stage IIIB-IV ALK or ROS1-Rearranged Non-small Cell Lung Cancer

    Sorry, not yet accepting patients

    This phase I trial studies the side effects and best dose of brigatinib and binimetinib in treating patients with stage IIIB-IV non-small cell lung cancer and a type of gene mutation called a rearrangement in the ALK or ROS1 genes. Brigatinib and binimetinib may stop the growth of tumor cells by blocking some of the enzymes needed for cell growth.

    at UCSF

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