Current Illinois CancerCare Clinical Trials

Testing the Addition of a Type of Drug Called Immunotherapy to the Usual Chemotherapy Treatment for Non-small Cell Lung Cancer, ALCHEMIST Chemo-IO Study (Suspended)

Study Number: A081801 (Suspended)

Study Summary:
This phase III ALCHEMIST trial compares the addition of pembrolizumab to usual chemotherapy versus usual chemotherapy for the treatment of stage IB, II, or IIIA non-small cell lung cancer that has been removed by surgery. Immunotherapy with monoclonal antibodies, such as pembrolizumab, may help the body's immune system attack the cancer, and may interfere with the ability of tumor cells to grow and spread. Drugs used in chemotherapy, such as cisplatin, pemetrexed, carboplatin, gemcitabine hydrochloride, and paclitaxel, work in different ways to stop the growth of tumor cells, either by killing the cells, by stopping them from dividing, or by stopping them from spreading. The purpose of this trial is to find out if the addition of pembrolizumab to usual chemotherapy is better or worse than usual chemotherapy alone for non-small cell lung cancer. (Suspended)

Status: Suspended

Study Coordinator(s)
  • Navigator Ashton, 309-243-3611 atodd@illinoiscancercare.com
  • Amanda , 309-243-3663, amullery@illinoiscancercare.com
  • Jessica, 309-243-3615, jjones@illinoiscancercare.com

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