Testing the Addition of a Drug After Surgery to Remove ALK-Positive Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer

What we are studying

The purpose of this research study is to compare any good and bad effects of using the study drug after completion of surgery and, in some cases, after chemotherapy and/or radiation therapy for ALK-positive non-small cell lung cancer. The addition of crizotinib may help prevent your cancer from returning, but it could also cause side effects. This research study will allow the researchers to know whether this different approach is better, the same, or worse than the usual approach. To be better, the study drug should improve how long you are able to live by 2 years and 9 months (33 months total) or more compared to the usual approach. The study drug, crizotinib, is already FDA-approved for use in ALK-positive locally advanced or metastatic (spread to other areas of the body) non-small lung cancer. The use of crizotinib in this study is investigational (not approved by the FDA) because crizotinib (or placebo) will be prescribed for earlier stage disease after the cancer has been surgically removed. A placebo is a capsule that looks like the study drug but contains no medication.

Who is Eligible

  • Genders:
    • Men
    • Women
  • Races:
    • White
    • African American
    • Asian
    • American Indian or Alaska Native
    • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
    • Other
  • All Ethnicities
  • Ages 18+

Eligibility Criteria

  • Diagnosed with non-small cell lung cancer
  • Must have an ALK positive mutation

What is involved

  • Randomized to receive study drug or placebo



Contact Information

Study Coordinator
Sharon Averill

Disclaimer: The information on this website is for general informational purposes only and SHOULD NOT be relied upon as a substitute for sound professional medical advice, evaluation or care from your physician or other qualified health care provider.