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Extensive Stage Lung Small Cell Carcinoma clinical trials at UC Cancer
3 research studies open to eligible people

  • Niraparib and Temozolomide in Treating Patients With Extensive-Stage Small Cell Lung Cancer With a Complete or Partial Response to Platinum-Based First-Line Chemotherapy

    open to eligible people ages 18 years and up

    This phase Ib/II trial studies how well niraparib and temozolomide work in treating patients with extensive-stage small cell lung cancer with a complete or partial response to platinum-based first-line chemotherapy. Niraparib may stop the growth of tumor cells by blocking some of the enzymes needed for cell growth. Drugs used in chemotherapy, such as temozolomide, 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. Giving niraparib and temozolomide may work better in treating patients with extensive-stage small cell lung cancer.

    at UCLA

  • Testing Whether the Use of Brain Scans Alone Instead of Brain Scans Plus Preventive Brain Radiation Affects Lifespan in Patients With Small Cell Lung Cancer

    open to eligible people ages 18 years and up

    This phase III trial studies magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) surveillance and prophylactic cranial irradiation (PCI) to see how well they work compared to MRI surveillance alone in treating patients with small cell lung cancer. MRI scans are used to monitor the possible spread of the cancer with an MRI machine over time. PCI is radiation therapy that is delivered to the brain in hopes of preventing spread of cancer into the brain. The use of brain MRI alone may reduce side effects of receiving PCI and prolong patients' lifespan. Monitoring with MRI scans alone (delaying radiation until the actual spread of the cancer) may be at least as good as the combination of PCI with MRI scans.

    at UC Davis

  • Topotecan With or Without M6620 in Treating Patients With Relapsed Small Cell Lung Cancer or Extrapulmonary Small Cell Cancer

    open to eligible people ages 18 years and up

    This phase II trial studies how well M6620 works when given in combination with topotecan hydrochloride (topotecan) compared with topotecan alone in treating patients with small cell lung cancer that has come back (relapsed), or small cell cancer that arises from a site other than the lung (extrapulmonary). Drugs used in chemotherapy, such as topotecan hydrochloride, work by damaging the DNA (deoxyribonucleic acid) in tumor cells, causing those cells to die and the tumor to shrink. However, some tumor cells can become less affected by chemotherapy because they have ways to repair the damaged DNA. The addition of M6620 could help topotecan hydrochloride shrink the cancer and prevent it from returning by blocking enzymes needed for DNA repair.

    at UC Davis

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