Study for Patients with Completely Resected Stage IB to Stage IIIA Anaplastic Lymphoma Kinase-Positive Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer

Clinical Trial Title

A phase III, open-label, randomized study to evaluate the efficacy and safety of adjuvant alectinib versus adjuvant platinum-based chemotherapy in patients with completely resected stage IB to stage IIIA anaplastic lymphoma kinase-positive NSCLC.

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Rush Cancer Center Clinical Trials Office

Clinical Trial Protocol Description:

This randomized, active-controlled, multi-center, open-label, phase III study is designed to compare the effects, good or bad, of alectinib versus platinum-based chemotherapy for patients with a specific type of lung cancer. Participants in the experimental arm will receive alectinib at 600 mg orally twice daily for 24 months. Participants in the control arm will receive a platinum based chemotherapy regimen for 4 cycles. Following treatment completion, participants will be followed until disease recurrence.

Clinical Trial Eligibility Criteria:

In order to participate you must meet the following criteria:

  • Are at least 18 yearsof age.
  • Have complete resection of histologically confirmed stage IB (tumor ≥ 4 cm) to stage IIIA (T2-3 N0, T1-3 N1, T1-3 N2, T4 N0-1) non-small cell lung cancer.
  • Have documented ALK-positive disease.

You will be excluded from the study if any of the following criteria apply to you:

  • Have had prior adjuvant radiotherapy or exposure to systemic chemotherapy and ALK inhibitors.
  • Are a stage IIIA N2 patient that, in the investigator's opinion, should receive post-operative radiotherapy treatment.

This is a partial list of inclusion and exclusion criteria.

Study Details

Clinical Trial Investigator

Mary Jo Fidler, MD

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Rush Cancer Center Clinical Trials Office


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Chicago, IL 60612

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