"I was delighted to take part in a clinical trial as it has the potential to really help others in the future.”
A study looking at a blood test for early stage non small cell lung cancer
Please note - this trial is no longer recruiting patients. We hope to add results when they are available.
This study is looking at developing a blood test for early stage non small cell lung cancer.
A lung cancer tumour can shed tiny pieces of
More about this trial
The doctors also want to
- Learn about any changes to ctDNA after surgery for NSCLC
- See whether ctDNA can be used to identify people who are at a high risk of the cancer coming back
You may not get any direct benefit from taking part in this study, and it is unlikely to affect any treatment you have. But it may help people in the future.
Who can enter
You may be able to join this study if you are going to have lung cancer surgery at St George’s Hospital in London and you
- Have a type of non small cell lung cancer called adenocarcinoma
- Are due to have surgery to remove either part of your lung (lobectomy) or your whole lung (pneumonectomy)
- Are at least 18 years old
You cannot join this study if any of these apply. You
- Are not fit enough to have surgery to remove the cancer from your lung cancer
- Have had anti cancer treatment that reaches your whole body (systemic treatment) for your lung cancer
This study is for people due to have lung cancer surgery at St George’s Hospital in London. Doctors need up to 60 people to take part.
The doctors will ask for 3 extra blood samples from you
- Before surgery
- Before you go home following your surgery
- At your 1st follow up appointment after surgery
These are extra blood tests.
The doctors will also ask you if they can keep a sample of your lung cancer after it is removed. They use this and the blood samples to look for the ctDNA.
There are no extra hospital visits associated with taking part in this study.
There are no side effects associated with taking part in this study.
How to join a clinical trial
Dr Sanjay Popat
Biomedical Research Centre (BRC)
NIHR Clinical Research Network: Cancer
The Institute of Cancer Research (ICR)
The Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust