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Iscar for Second Line Treatment of Advanced Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer

This study has been completed.
Information provided by:
Kentuckiana Cancer Institute Identifier:
First received: January 26, 2006
Last updated: October 30, 2007
Last verified: October 2007

To determine if Iscar Quercus improves immune function and quality of life among patients with stage IV non-small cell lung cancer.

Condition Intervention
Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer
Drug: Iscar Quercus
Drug: Gemcitabine

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Randomized Pilot Study of Supplemental Iscar in Combination With Gemcitabine vs. Gemcitabine Alone as Second Line Treatment for Advanced Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer.

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Further study details as provided by Kentuckiana Cancer Institute:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • To determine if Iscar improves immune function and quality of life.

Estimated Enrollment: 20
Study Start Date: May 2004
Study Completion Date: April 2007
Detailed Description:

RAndomized pilot study of supplemental Iscar in combination with Gemcitabine vs. Gemcitabine alone as second line treatment for advanced non-small cell lung cancer.


Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • newly diagnosed IIIB and IV NSCLC who have failed one prior line of chemo
  • Karnofsky score 60% or greater
  • patients who will be treated with Gemcitabine
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00283478

United States, Kentucky
Kentuckiana Cancer Institute
Louisville, Kentucky, United States, 40202
Sponsors and Collaborators
Kentuckiana Cancer Institute
Study Director: Renato V. LaRocca, MD Kentuckiana Cancer Institute
  More Information

No publications provided Identifier: NCT00283478     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 1056757, Mistletoe
Study First Received: January 26, 2006
Last Updated: October 30, 2007
Health Authority: United States: Food and Drug Administration

Keywords provided by Kentuckiana Cancer Institute:
Advanced stage
Lung cancer

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Carcinoma, Non-Small-Cell Lung
Lung Neoplasms
Bronchial Neoplasms
Carcinoma, Bronchogenic
Lung Diseases
Neoplasms by Site
Respiratory Tract Diseases
Respiratory Tract Neoplasms
Thoracic Neoplasms
Anti-Infective Agents
Antimetabolites, Antineoplastic
Antineoplastic Agents
Antiviral Agents
Enzyme Inhibitors
Immunologic Factors
Immunosuppressive Agents
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action
Pharmacologic Actions
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Radiation-Sensitizing Agents
Therapeutic Uses processed this record on November 24, 2014