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Biomarkers Predicting Response in Patients With Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer Previously Treated With Erlotinib Hydrochloride

2014-08-27 03:13:41 | BioPortfolio

Summary

RATIONALE: Studying samples of blood in the laboratory from patients receiving erlotinib hydrochloride may help doctors learn more about the effects of erlotinib hydrochloride on cells. It may also help doctors understand how well patients respond to treatment.

PURPOSE: This research study is studying biomarkers predicting response in patients with non-small cell lung cancer previously treated with erlotinib hydrochloride.

Description

OBJECTIVES:

- To evaluate whether serum NGAL, MMP-9, NGAL/MMP-9 complex, and soluble E-cadherin can be utilized as biomarkers to predict response in patients with non-small cell lung cancer treated with erlotinib hydrochloride.

OUTLINE: Serum samples are analyzed for NGAL, MMP-9, NGAL/MMP-9, and soluble E-cadherin by ELISA and Luminex assays.

Study Design

N/A

Conditions

Lung Cancer

Intervention

enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay, laboratory biomarker analysis

Status

Not yet recruiting

Source

National Cancer Institute (NCI)

Results (where available)

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Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-08-27T03:13:41-0400

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