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    Small Cell Lung Cancer Treatment (PDQ®): Treatment - Health Professional Information [NCI] - Limited-Stage Small Cell Lung Cancer Treatment


    Treatment Options Under Clinical Evaluation

    Treatment options under clinical evaluation for patients with LD SCLC include the following:

    • New drug regimens.
    • Surgical resection of the primary tumor.
    • New radiation therapy schedules and techniques (e.g., timing, three-dimensional treatment planning, and dose fractionation).

    Current Clinical Trials

    Check for U.S. clinical trials from NCI's list of cancer clinical trials that are now accepting patients with limited 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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    Last Updated: May 28, 2015
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