Lung Institute Clinical Trials

The research department at the Women's Guild Lung Institute has several clinical trials open for patient participation. At Cedars-Sinai, our doctors and researchers study the causes and development of lung cancer in a continuing search for new and better treatments. New anti-cancer drugs and innovative procedures are currently being tested.

The following is a list of currently open clinical trials and research studies:

A Study to Evaluate Whether Selenium Yeast Tablet can Prevent New Lung Cancers in People with Surgically Removed Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer as Compared to Patients taking a Placebo Yeast (CALGB) (23 patients)
(IRB# 3596) PI: Robert McKenna, Jr., MD
Inclusion and Exclusion Criteria

Clinical Trial of Tarceva® (erlotinib) After Complete Tumor Removal with or without
Combination Chemotherapy in Patients with Stage IB-IIIA Non-small Cell Lung Cancer who Have Epidermal Growth Factor Receptor (EGFR) Positive Tumors (OSI Pharmaceuticals Co.) (2 patients)
(IRB# 00010207) PI: Ronald Natale, MD
Inclusion and Exclusion Criteria

A Study Comparing the Removal of an Entire Lobe of the Lung (Lobectomy) versus the Removal of a Smaller Portion of the Lobe of the Lung (Sublobar Resection) For Small (< 2 cm) Peripheral Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer Tumors (CALGB)
(IRB# Pro00013599) PI: Robert McKenna, Jr., MD
Inclusion and Exclusion Criteria

A Study that Compares Overall Survival in High Risk Patients with Stage I Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer Receiving Either Lung Surgery Followed by Brachytherapy or Lung Surgery Alone (ACOSOG)
(IRB# Pro00008305) PI: Robert McKenna, Jr., MD
Inclusion and Exclusion Criteria

The Use of the Intrabronchial Valve (IBV) Valve System under the Humanitarian Device Exemption to Control Prolonged Air Leaks in Patients after Lobectomy, Segmentectomy or Lung Volume Reduction Surgery
(IRB# Pro00018920) PI: Robert McKenna, Jr., MD

A Tissue/Blood/Specimen/Anatomical Part and/or Cell Collection Study
(IRB# 3017) PI: Robert McKenna, Jr., MD

Collection of Data for the Society of Thoracic Surgeons STS) Database
(IRB# 4263) PI: Robert McKenna, Jr., MD

For more information concerning lung cancer clinical trials at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, please contact:
Donato A. Kusuanco
Research Projects Manager
Phone: (310) 423-1850
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