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Non-small Cell Lung Cancer ALCHEMIST (A151216)

Adjuvant Lung Cancer Enrichment Marker Identification and Sequencing Trial (ALCHEMIST)

Overview

Overview

This phase III ALCHEMIST trial studies genetic testing in screening patients with stage IB-IIIA non-small cell lung cancer that has been or will be removed by surgery. Studying the genes in a patient's tumor cells may help doctors select the best treatment for patients that have certain genetic changes.

Key Inclusion Criteria

Key Inclusion Criteria

For a patient to be eligible for participation in this study, all of the following criteria must apply.

Patient Pre-Registration Eligibility Criteria

For pre-surgical patients

  • Suspected diagnosis of resectable non-small cell lung cancer; cancers with a histology of "adenosquamous" are considered a type of adenocarcinoma and thus a "nonsquamous" histology; patients with squamous cell carcinoma are eligible only if the registering site has EA5142 Institutional Review Board (IRB) approved
  • Suspected clinical stage of IIIA, II (IIA or IIB) or large IB (defined as size >= 4cm); Note: IB tumors < 4cm are NOT eligible; stage IB cancer based on pleural invasion is not eligible unless the tumor size is >= 4cm

For post-surgical patients

  • Completely resected non-small cell lung cancer with negative margins (R0); patients with squamous cell carcinoma are eligible only if the registering site has EA5142 IRB approved
  • Pathologic stage IIIA, II (IIA or IIB) or large IB (defined as size >= 4 cm); Note: IB tumors < 4cm are NOT eligible; stage IB cancer based on pleural invasion is not eligible unless the tumor size is >= 4cm
  • Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group (ECOG) performance status 0-1
  • No patients who have received neoadjuvant therapy (chemo- or radiotherapy) for this lung cancer
  • No locally advanced or metastatic cancer requiring systemic therapy within 5 years prior to registration; no secondary primary lung cancer diagnosed concurrently or within 2 years prior to registration
  • No prior treatment with agents targeting EGFR mutation, ALK rearrangement, and PD-1/PD-L1/CTLA-4
  • No patients known to be pregnant or lactating
  • Patients who have had local genotyping are eligible, regardless of the local result
  • No patients with recurrence of lung cancer after prior resection
  • Note: Post-surgical patients should proceed to registration immediately following preregistration

Patient Registration Eligibility Criteria

  • Completely resected NSCLC with negative margins (R0); cancers with a histology of "adenosquamous" are considered a type of adenocarcinoma and thus a "nonsquamous" histology; patients with squamous cell carcinoma are eligible only if the registering site has EA5142 IRB approved
  • Pathologic stage IIIA, IIA or IIB, or large IB (defined as size >= 4cm); Note: IB tumors < 4cm are NOT eligible; stage IB cancer based on pleural invasion is not eligible unless the tumor size is >= 4cm
  • Tissue available for the required analyses (either clinical tissue block or slides and scrolls)
  • In order to allow for time for central genotyping and eligibility for the ALCHEMIST treatment trial, patients must register within the following eligibility windows, depending on the adjuvant treatment approach:
    • If no adjuvant therapy, register patient within 75 days following surgery
    • If adjuvant chemotherapy or radiotherapy only, register patient within 225 days following surgery
    • If adjuvant chemotherapy and radiation, register patient within 285 days following surgery
Learn More

Learn More

To learn more, visit ClinicalTrials.Gov

Study Type

Phase III

Principal Investigator(s)

Vikas Dembla, MD

Sponsor(s)

National Cancer Institute (NCI)

Contact Us

Contact Us

To participate in this study, please contact Sue Stanley, RN at
864-560-7252
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