A Phase I Study of Surgery Plus Intraoperative Photodynamic Therapy (PDT) with Temoporfin in Patients with Resectable Primary Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer (NSCLC) with Ipsilateral Thoracic Nodal (N1 or N2) or T3/T4 Disease
This phase I trial studies the side effects and best dose of photodynamic therapy during surgery in treating patients with non-small cell lung cancer that can be removed by surgery. Photodynamic therapy uses a drug, such as temoporfin, that becomes active when it is exposed to a certain kind of light. When the drug is active, cancer cells are killed. This may be a better way to treat patients with non-small cell lung cancer.