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Tissue Procurement and Natural History Study of Patients with Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer, Small Cell Lung Cancer, Extrapulmonary Small Cell Cancer, Pulmonary Neuroendocrine Tumors, and Thymic Epithelial Tumors

This study is currently recruiting participants.

Summary | Eligibility | Citations | Contacts




Sponsoring Institute

National Cancer Institute (NCI)

Recruitment Detail

Type: Participants currently recruited/enrolled
Gender: Male & Female
Min Age: 18 Years
Max Age: N/A

Referral Letter Required


Population Exclusion(s)



Sample Acquisition;
Genetic and Epigenetic Alterations;
Mig6 Expression;
Proteomic Analysis;
Genomic Analysis;
Natural History

Recruitment Keyword(s)



Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer;
Small Cell Lung Cancer;
Extrapulmonary Small Cell Cancer;
Pulmonary Neuroendocrine Tumors;
Thymic Epithelial Tumors

Investigational Drug(s)


Investigational Device(s)




Supporting Site

National Cancer Institute


- Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer-related death worldwide. It causes more than one million deaths every year. Researchers want to gather tissue samples from people with lung and thymic cancers to understand the disease better. This may lead to new ways to diagnose and treat it.


- To collect tissue samples for use in the study of lung cancers.


- Adults over age 18 with non-small cell lung cancer, small cell lung cancer, extra pulmonary small cell cancer, pulmonary neuroendocrine tumors, and thymic epithelial tumors.


- Participants will be screened with a medical history, physical exam, and blood tests. They will be asked about how they perform their daily tasks.

- Participants may be asked to give urine and blood samples. They may give a saliva sample if they cannot give blood. They will also give a sample of their tumor from a biopsy they had. They may also be given the option to undergo a biopsy.

- Participants may have MRI, CT, and/or PET scans of the body. They will lie in a machine that takes pictures of the body.

- After visits to the Clinical Center end, researchers will contact participants by phone every year to check on their health.

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-Patients with histologically or cytologically confirmed NSCLC, SCLC, ESCC, PNET, and TET.

-Patients consulted in the Clinical Center without a definitive diagnosis, but clinically considered likely to have a thoracic malignancy of the above histologies, pending further tissue acquisition and/or pathology review.

-Age greater than or equal to18 years. Children are excluded from the study, as the above thoracic malignancies are rare in this population.

-Ability of subject to understand and the willingness to sign a written informed consent document.


-Active symptomatic major organ disorder that would increase the risk of biopsy, including but not limited to ischemic heart disease, recent myocardial infarction, active congestive heart failure, pulmonary dysfunction.

-Active concomitant medical or psychological illnesses that may increase the risk to the subject, at the discretion of the principal investigator.

-Known HIV-positive patients on combination antiretroviral therapy are ineligible.

-Pregnant women are ineligible.

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Principal Investigator

Referral Contact

For more information:

Arun Rajan, M.D.
National Cancer Institute (NCI)
NIHBC 10 - CRC BG RM 4-5330D
(240) 760-6236

Shannon G. Swift, R.N.
National Cancer Institute (NCI)
National Institutes of Health
Building 10
Room 8D48
10 Center Drive
Bethesda, Maryland 20892
(240) 858-3157

NCI Referral Office
National Institute of Health Clinical Center (CC), 9000 Rockville Pike, Bethesda, Maryland 20892, United States: NCI Clinical Trials Referral Office

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