Clinical trial researches antibiotic therapy for lung cancer

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Lung cancer is one of the most common cancer types in the United States; non-small cell lung cancer, a prevalent subtype, can be hard to treat and is often fatal. Researchers want to know if treating bacteria in the lungs can help. A clinical trial led by Chen Zhao, M.D., Stadtman Investigator in the Thoracic and GI Malignancies Branch, is researching a combination therapy for non-small cell lung cancer.

The trial will take place at the NIH Clinical Center in Bethesda, Maryland, and there is no cost for participation.

For more information, contact Shannon Swift at (240) 858-3157 or identifier: NCT05777603

NCI Protocol ID: IRB001516

Official Title: Phase I Study of Aerosolized Antibiotics and Pembrolizumab in Advanced Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer

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Posted on Mon, 09/11/2023