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Chemotherapy Resistance and Sensitivity Testing in Lung Tumors

This study has been completed.
Cabell Huntington Hospital
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Pier Paolo Claudio, M.D., Ph.D., Marshall University Identifier:
First received: March 19, 2012
Last updated: April 25, 2016
Last verified: April 2016
The purpose of this study is to screen chemotherapy drugs currently used to treat lung cancer and determine the most effective treatment based on results of chemo sensitivity testing on the patients own cancer cells in the laboratory. The results of this screening will not influence the patients treatment.

Lung Cancer

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: Chemotherapy Resistance and Sensitivity Testing in Lung Tumors

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Further study details as provided by Marshall University:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Tumor size [ Time Frame: 3 months ]

    Tumor response will be evaluated (progression/regression) by CT scan at 3 months from therapy start.

    Clinical response to chemotherapy of lung cancer tumor cells versus lung cancer stem cells to standard of care chemo drugs will be evaluated and correlated to predicted drug by ex vivo assay.

Enrollment: 45
Study Start Date: October 2011
Study Completion Date: December 2015
Primary Completion Date: May 2014 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Detailed Description:

The chemosensitivity assay will be performed on tissue obtained during the diagnostic fine needle aspiration, core biopsy, or excisional biopsy of the lung lesion. Cancer cells (Bulk of tumor) and Cancer Stem Cells (CSCs) will be isolated and expanded in the laboratory.

The drug screening assay will be used to evaluate the response of the CSCs and of the cancer cells to the various chemotherapy regimens.


Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population
Patients who have a suspected or confirmed diagnosis of lung cancer, and who are scheduled to have a diagnostic fine needle aspiration, core needle biopsy, or excisional biopsy of the lung lesion.

Inclusion Criteria:

  • suspected or confirmed diagnosis of lung cancer

    • undergoing a fine needle aspiration, core biopsy, or excisional biopsy for diagnosis.
  • Chemotherapy must be clinically indicated for treatment of the patient's qualifying disease
  • Patient must be at least 18 years of age
  • Patient must have signed an IRB approved informed consent form for the data collection study prior to entry of data into the enrollment form in the database.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Patient pathology shows benign pathology for sample submitted
  • Patient is not indicated to receive chemotherapy for their disease
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01570855

United States, West Virginia
Cabell Huntington Hospital
Huntington, West Virginia, United States, 25701
Sponsors and Collaborators
Marshall University
Cabell Huntington Hospital
Principal Investigator: Pier P. Claudio, M.D., Ph. D Marshall University School of Medicine
  More Information

Responsible Party: Pier Paolo Claudio, M.D., Ph.D., Associate Professor of Biochemistry and Microbiology, Marshall University Identifier: NCT01570855     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 246601-1
Study First Received: March 19, 2012
Last Updated: April 25, 2016

Keywords provided by Marshall University:
Lung cancer
chemosensitivity processed this record on May 23, 2017