Lung Nodule clinical trials at UCSD
1 research study open to eligible people
Navigation Endoscopy to Reach Indeterminate Lung Nodules Versus Trans-Thoracic Needle Aspiration
open to eligible people ages 18 years and up
This study will evaluate which procedure is the best for patients referred for biopsy of a lung nodule (growth in the lung) meeting the size and location requirements of the protocol. Two different procedures are available for lung nodule biopsy: 1. a computed tomography guided biopsy ("CT-guided biopsy") which consists of sampling the nodule from the "outside-in", through the chest wall with CT guidance, and 2. navigation bronchoscopy, which is a procedure using technology designed to guide a catheter through the natural airway route (wind-pipe and bronchi) to access the nodule.
San Diego, California and other locations
Our lead scientists for Lung Nodule research studies include George Cheng, MD.