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Alimta, Carboplatin and Radiation Therapy for Non Small Cell Lung Cancer

2014-07-23 21:43:38 | BioPortfolio

Summary

To determine the safety of Alimta when used with chemoradiation in inoperable non small cell lung cancer

Description

To determine the maximal tolerated dose (MTD) and toxicities of Pemetrexed (Alimta) when administered concurrently with carboplatin and thoracic radiation therapy.

To determine, qualitatively, the occurrence of local tumor responses identified with this regimen.

Study Design

Allocation: Non-Randomized, Control: Historical Control, Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment, Masking: Open Label, Primary Purpose: Treatment

Conditions

Inoperable Non Small Cell Lung Cancer

Intervention

Premetrexed (Alimta)

Location

Thomas Jefferson University Hospital
Philadelphia
Pennsylvania
United States
19107

Status

Recruiting

Source

Thomas Jefferson University

Results (where available)

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Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-07-23T21:43:38-0400

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