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The purpose of this study is to evaluate whether the addition of the bisphosphonate Zometa (zoledronic acid) used along with standard regimens of chemotherapy, will help to control the need for palliative intervention of malignant pleural effusions due to non-small cell lung cancer.
Malignant pleural effusions are common in late stage non-small cell lung cancer and can lead to significantly increased morbidity in this patient population. The majority of patients are symptomatic due to their malignant effusions. The recurrence rates are thought to be quite high overall and may approach 100% without any further treatment.Currently there is no available non-invasive, medical means for controlling the effusions other than systemic chemotherapy.Zoledronic acid has been shown in a mouse model of malignant pleural effusion to decrease fluid accumulation and tumor dissemination while prolonging survival.
Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment, Masking: Open Label, Primary Purpose: Treatment
Malignant Pleural Effusion
Rochester General Hospital
Not yet recruiting
Rochester General Hospital
Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-08-27T03:18:20-0400
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Presence of fluid in the pleural cavity resulting from excessive transudation or exudation from the pleural surfaces. It is a sign of disease and not a diagnosis in itself.
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