NRG-LU005 is a National Cancer Institute and NRG Oncology
clinical trial to study if adding the immunotherapy drug called atezolizumab to
the usual treatment of chemoradiotherapy can help lower the chance of small
cell lung cancer growing or spreading and improve survival. Although the usual chemoradiotherapy
treatment for this type of cancer does shrink the tumor in most cases, patients
typically relapse quickly. Researchers believe that adding atezolizumab to
chemoradiotherapy could improve the survival of patients with limited-stage
small cell lung cancer. NRG-LU005 will compare the usual standard treatment to the same treatment plus
atezolizumab. The goal is to determine if adding atezolizumab is as good as or
better than the usual treatment.
More information about this particular study is located on ClinicalTrials.gov
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Additional information for the NRG Oncology LU005 trial can be found in the Patient Study Brochure
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Doctors and researchers conduct a clinical study, also called a “clinical trial”, to find better ways to prevent, diagnose, or treat an illness. NRG Oncology is supported by the National Cancer Institute and runs clinical studies specifically for patients with cancer or to prevent cancer. Most clinical studies test something we know against something we don’t know. In all situations, these studies are strictly evaluated before they are allowed to be offered to any patient. The study is designed to answer the question that we do not know the answer to, so that current and future patients may have better treatments or information than what we currently have. There are different types of clinical studies that might be available for patients. For more information see “Types of Clinical Trials” and “Phases of Clinical Trials”.
At NRG Oncology, we focus on conducting clinical studies aimed to improve current cancer care practices and the lives of cancer patients. NRG Oncology partners with more than 1,300 member sites world-wide to research ways to improve treatment standards in the cancer community. Our organization is supported primarily through grants from the National Cancer Institute (NCI) and is one of five research groups in the NCI's National Clinical Trial's Network.