Last year in the UK over 60,000 cancer patients enrolled on clinical trials aimed at improving cancer treatments and making them available to all.
A trial looking at pravastatin with chemotherapy for non small cell lung cancer (LungstarPK)
This trial was trying to find out more about having a statin drug at the same time as cisplatin and docetaxel for non small cell lung cancer.
More about this trial
Statins are medicines that people usually take to lower their cholesterol. We know from earlier research that they may also affect cancer cells. In this trial the researchers wanted to find out more about how a statin called pravastatin mixes with cisplatin and docetaxel.
The aims of the trial were to
- Learn more about how the statin drug interacts with the chemotherapy drugs in your body
- Find out about the side effects of having both treatments together
Summary of results
There are no results available for this trial. The researchers were unable to recruit enough patients.
How to join a clinical trial
Please note: In order to join a trial you will need to discuss it with your doctor, unless otherwise specified.
Dr Peter Schmid
Professor Michael J Seckl
Experimental Cancer Medicine Centre (ECMC)