About this trial
Lung cancer is a common cancer worldwide. Non small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) makes up a large proportion of all lung cancers. The most common course of treatment for patients with small volume NSCLC is surgery. That said, approximately one quarter of patients are not suitable for surgery. These patients are treated with radiation therapy. Most commonly this radiation therapy is delivered over 30-33 treatments. This study looks at delivering the same overall dose of radiation but in 8 treatments rather than 30-33 using a method called image guided stereotactic ablative radiation therapy (SABR). The study is aiming to determine the safety of delivering the radiation therapy in 8 treatments in terms of side effects experienced up to one year after treatment. All patients on this study will receive the same treatment. Patients will be monitored closely throughout their treatment and for another 5 years after the end of treatment. All patients will also be asked to fill in quality of life questionnaires at certain points during the study.
Patients with medically inoperable, early stage, high-risk centrally located non small cell lung cancer.
Where’s this trial being run?
St Luke’s Radiation Oncology Network @ St James’s Hospital and St Luke’s Radiation Oncology Network @ St Luke’s Hospital
Can I join this study / trial?
The first thing you do is to talk to your doctor and/or the cancer trials research team in your hospital. The contact details for the cancer trials research units in Ireland is here.
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|Name:||SOURCE – LUNG: Stereotactic Ablative Radiation Therapy Of Ultracentral Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer|
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|Principal Investigator:||Prof John Armstrong|
Cancer Trials Ireland
|Global Recruitment Target:||191|
|Ireland Recruitment Target:||191|