Last updated on May 2018

STUDY 15 - Comparing Gemcitabine/Carboplatin and Hydroxychloroquine Versus Carboplatin/Etoposide Therapy Alone in Small Cell Lung Cancer (SCLC)


Brief description of study

To determine whether the combination of gemcitabine/carboplatin with hydroxychloroquine (HCQ) is associated with an improved clinical outcome (progression free and overall survival) compared with chemotherapy alone in patients with small cell lung cancer (SCLC)

Detailed Study Description

This is a multicentre, randomised, phase II trial which aims to compare the combination of hydroxychloroquine and gemcitabine/carboplatin versus standard carboplatin/etoposide chemotherapy, as first line treat in patients with stage IV disease.

The standard first line chemotherapy treatment remains a platinum-based chemotherapy and this has been unchanged for 20 years. Novel active treatment approaches are urgently needed to improve survival in SCLC.

Patients are randomised to one of two treatment arms; carboplatin/etoposide or gemcitabine/carboplatin/hydroxychloroquine.

Clinical Study Identifier: NCT02722369

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