Last updated on December 2019

Nivolumab Cisplatin and Pemetrexed Disodium or Gemcitabine Hydrochloride in Treating Patients With Stage I-IIIA Non-small Cell Lung Cancer That Can Be Removed by Surgery

Brief description of study

This phase II trial studies how well Nivolumab, Cisplatin, and Pemetrexed Disodium or Gemcitabine Hydrochloride in treating patients with stage I-IIIA non-small cell lung cancer that can be removed by surgery. Monoclonal antibodies, such as Nivolumab, may interfere with the ability of tumor cells to grow and spread. Drugs used in chemotherapy, such as Cisplatin and Pemetrexed Disodium or Gemcitabine Hydrochloride, 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. Giving Nivolumab, Cisplatin, and Pemetrexed Disodium or Gemcitabine Hydrochloride may work better in treating patients with non-small cell lung cancer.

Detailed Study Description


I. To estimate major pathologic response (mpCR) in patients with newly diagnosed and untreated non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) stage I-IIIA treated with three courses of induction nivolumab added to either cisplatin/pemetrexed or cisplatin/gemcitabine prior to surgery.


I. Safety. II. Complete pathologic response at all sites of disease. III. Major pathologic response rate at primary site. IV. Clinical complete response rate. V. 1 year progression free survival (PFS). VI. Overall survival.


I. To explore whether PDL1 expression is associated with treatment response. II. To explore whether there is a net change in the Th1/Th2 ratio (IFN-gamma, IL-4, IL10, etc.) or cell subset frequencies (M2 monocytes, myeloid-derived suppressor cells, etc.) within a patient's peripheral blood either at baseline or in response to treatment is associated with treatment response.

III. To explore whether exosomes or other immune related serum biomarkers change after combination therapy.

IV. To explore the predictive value of serial cell free deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) levels and response.

V. PD-L1 assessment in tumor.

Clinical Study Identifier: NCT03366766

Recruitment Status: Closed

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