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Epigenetic Therapy for Patients with Surgically Resected Early Stage Lung Cancer
Traditionally, patients with early stage lung cancer have been monitored with CT screenings to see if the cancer returns, there have been no additional treatment options for surgery. Now, at Johns Hopkins, there is a new therapy that is being investigated for patients after surgery. This new treatment utilizes epigenetic therapy in the treatment of early stage lung cancer.
The experimental use of epigenetic therapy after surgery is being compared to the current standard of care which is supportive care after surgery for patients diagnosed with Stage 1 Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer (NSCLC).
Epigenetic therapy represents a novel concept in treating cancer. It has not been FDA-approved for the use in lung cancer. The doses of the drugs given are lower than the maximally tolerated doses of these drugs, which may limit the toxicity.
The goal of this type of therapy is not to kill the cancer cells directly. Instead, the objective is to allow the cells to live to absorb the drugs. The drugs then change the cancer cells from the inside out, making them a more normal cell. Since the Epigenetic Therapy is given in a low does, it has fewer side effects than standard chemotherapy.
Eligible participants may include those with:
If you think this trial may be right for you, contact us. We will help determine if you may be eligible for the trial and answer any questions.
Joanne Riemer, RN
443-287-4114 - email@example.com
Malcolm Brock, M.D.
410-955-8506 - firstname.lastname@example.org
Charles Rudin, M.D.
410-502-0678 - email@example.com
Beverly Lee/Kristen Rodgers
This study is funded by Stand Up 2 Cancer