A Phase II Trial of Adjuvant Erlotinib in Patients With Resected, Early Stage Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer (NSCLC) With Confirmed Mutations in the Epidermal Growth Factor Receptor (EGFR)
In this research study erlotinib will be given to eligible participants whose lung cancer has been removed by surgery. Eligible patients have adenocarcinoma, a type of non-small lung cancer, and must have 1 or more of the following characteristics: be female, be of Asian or Pacific Rim descent and/or be a never smoker. The potential participant's tumor will be examined for Epidermal growth factor (EGFR) mutations. EGFR is a protein that is overexpressed in most non-small cell lung cancers. Some EGFR has been found to have specific mutations and the participant must have one of these mutations in his tumor. Erlotinib blocks this protein and may control tumor growth and increase survival. Previous research has shown that erlotinib is most effective for people who have these specific mutations in the EGFR.
Stanford is not currently accepting new patients for this trial. You may want to check clinicaltrials.gov to see if other locations are recruiting.
- drug : Erlotinib
Phase: Phase 2
Ages Eligible For Study:
- Pathologically confirmed diagnosis of NSCLC of adenocarcinoma histology - Stage IA-B, IIA-B, or IIIA by the American Joint Committee on Cancer 7th edition staging criteria - Patients must have undergone surgical resection with curative intent within 6 months of enrollment - Sufficient tumor tissue available for EGFR mutation analysis - At least ONE of the following patient characteristics: previously detected deletion 19 or L858R EGFR mutation, female sex, history of never smoking, or Asian/Pacific Rim ethnicity (to be enrolled in the screening portion of trial). - 18 years of age or older - Tumor samples must have either exon 19 deletion mutations or the exon 21 L858R point mutation - ECOG Performance status of 0,1, or 2 - Adequate organ function as outlined in protocol