Small Cell Lung Cancer Treatment (PDQ®): Treatment - Health Professional Information [NCI] - Extensive-Stage Small Cell Lung Cancer Treatment
Table 2. 2. Combination Chemotherapy For Extensive-Stage Small Cell Lung Cancer continued...
Combination chemotherapy and radiation therapy
Combination chemotherapy plus chest radiation therapy does not appear to improve survival compared with chemotherapy alone in patients with ED SCLC.
Treatment Options Under Clinical Evaluation
Treatment options under clinical evaluation for patients with ED SCLC include the following:
- New drug regimens.
- Alternative drug doses and schedules.
Current Clinical Trials
Check for U.S. clinical trials from NCI's list of cancer clinical trials that are now accepting patients with extensive stage small cell lung cancer. The list of clinical trials can be further narrowed by location, drug, intervention, and other criteria.
General information about clinical trials is also available from the NCI Web site.
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