Phase 2: Using Biomarkers for Diagnosis, Risk Stratification of Post-Treatment Recurrence and Long-Term Surveillance of Lung Cancer
This study is designed to evaluate the accuracy of lung cancer biomarkers found in the blood in determining if a lung nodule is cancer or benign. Investigators also plan to use another biomarker found in the tumor tissue to identify participants after lung cancer surgery who have a high risk for recurrent cancer so that they can be offered additional drug treatment that will improve their chances of long-term cure. Finally, investigators plan to use one of the blood-based biomarkers to detect any late cancer recurrence
1. Stratify postoperative patients with pathologic lymph node negative non-small cell lung cancers < 5 cm diameter (Stage IA-IIA) for the risk of recurrent cancer using a tumor-tissue based biomarker test and a blood-based biomarker.
2. If the tumor tissue biomarker indicates the tumor is intermediate to high risk for recurrence, patients will be referred to a medical oncologist who will recommend adjuvant chemotherapy.
1. Assess the diagnostic accuracy of the two blood-based biomarkers in discriminating between benign and early-stage malignant lung nodules 6-50 mm in diameter and use one of the blood-based biomarker tests to evaluate postoperative early-stage lung cancer patients for recurrent tumor or second primary cancer at their routine 6-monthly surveillance chest CT scan visit.
Potentially-resectable lung nodule 8-40 mm diameter suspected (no preop diagnosis) of being a clinically node-negative lung cancer [clinical stage IA-IB (cT1a-T2aN0), > If surgical resection is recommended, patient will undergo surgery at Moffitt Cancer Center.
If a definite tissue diagnosis is obtained and stereotactic body radiotherapy (SBRT) is the recommended treatment instead of surgery, the SBRT will be delivered at Moffitt Cancer Center.
>18 years old, male or female.
ECOG performance status 0-1.
Participants must have adequate organ and bone marrow function as defined below:
a. absolute neutrophil count >1,000/mcL
b. platelets >70,000/mcL
c. total bilirubin > d. AST(SGOT)/ALT(SGPT) > e. creatinine 3.0 > Agree to participate in the follow-up protocol.
Any primary lung cancer cell type (except a suspected typical carcinoid tumor, carcinoma in situ or minimally-invasive carcinoma).
Ability to understand and the willingness to sign a written, informed consent document.
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