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New York, New York 10065


The purpose of this study is to study whether the presence of lung cancer in your body can be detected by testing the blood, and if the results of these blood tests change as your tumor shrinks or grows.

Study summary:

This is a cooperative research project involving patients on the Thoracic Oncology Service at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, and the laboratory of Dr. Peter Danenberg, Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, University of Southern California / Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center in Los Angeles, California. The primary objectives are to measure the proportion of patients with advanced (stage III-IV) lung cancer with methylated genes in their blood, and to determine if response to chemotherapy (complete or partial radiologic response) in patients with advanced lung cancer renders methylated genes undetectable in the blood. This research project will enroll approximately 80 patients per year over 4 years to generate a sample size of approximately 320 patients.Blood will be collected from participating patients at baseline, as close as possible to the date of their baseline radiologic assessment. Three follow-up blood collections will be drawn, each within 7-10 days of each follow-up radiologic evaluation.


Inclusion Criteria: - Pathologically proven advanced (stage III-IV) lung cancer - Measurable and/or evaluable disease - Enrollment in an MSKCC protocol of experimental chemotherapy with radiologic response rate as an efficacy outcome variable, or prescription of standard chemotherapy in which the patient will be receiving routine radiological scans (every 4-8 weeks) as standard clinical practice. - Signed written informed consent Exclusion Criteria: -None



Primary Contact:

Principal Investigator
Christopher Azzoli, M.D.
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center

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Location Contact:

New York, New York 10065
United States

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Site Status: N/A

Data Source: ClinicalTrials.gov

Date Processed: October 09, 2019

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