Analysis of Hematopoietic Progenitor Cells and Endothelial Progenitor Cells to Predict Early Relapse of Treated Non-Small-Cell Lung Cancer (NSCLC): A Pilot Study

Study Status

Open to Enrollment

Study Description

This is a research study for men and women who have been treated for non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) and currently do not have any symptoms of active disease.

The purpose of the study is to identify cells in the blood that may predict return of the lung cancer when it is still microscopic.

Currently, we don’t know how to detect the return of lung cancer before it is visible on scans. Weill Cornell Medical College has developed a test to detect cells in the blood that the cancer needs in order to spread to other areas of the body. Early studies in breast cancer patients suggest that these cells can be found before the patient develops metastatic disease on a scan. The researchers would like to see if these cells can be found in people with lung cancer. This study may eventually help physicians treat the cancer when it is still early and hopefully improve patient outcome.

Study participants will have blood drawn within 28 days of completion of treatment for lung cancer. Participants will then have blood draws every 6 weeks and radiological assessments (CT or PET/CT scans) approximately every 3 months for a total of 2 years. 

Disease Status and/or Stage

Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer


Weill Cornell Medical College

Key Eligibility

  • Men and women, age 18 and older
  • Diagnosed with non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC)
  • No evidence of progressive disease following completion of treatment for NSCLC
  • Detailed eligibility reviewed when you contact the study team

Principal Investigator

Bryan Schneider, MD


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