Circulating Cytokines as Predictors of Radiation Induced Pulmonary Toxicity

This study has suspended participant recruitment.
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First received: September 12, 2005
Last updated: September 6, 2006
Last verified: September 2006
This study is being conducted by the University of Rochester Cancer Center to determine the levels of cytokines in the blood, and to determine if blood levels of these cytokines are related to the side effects of radiation therapy combined with other treatments.

Lung Neoplasms

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Defined Population
Time Perspective: Longitudinal
Official Title: Circulating Cytokines as Predictors of Radiation Induced Pulmonary Toxicity in Thoracic Malignancies

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

Patients receiving radiation therapy for lung cancer combined with surgery either pre or post RT to the chest for lung cancer not associated with atelectasis, pleural effusion.

Patients receiving HDR Brachytherapy for lung cancer.

Patients receiving concomitant radiation and interferon therapy for lung cancer.

Patients receiving concomitant chemotherapy and radiation for lung cancer. Prior drug therapy does not make patients ineligible.

Karnofsky ≥ 70 %.

There are no age restrictions.

Acceptable bone marrow function - WBC 2 3000/mm3, platelet count > 100,000, hematocrit ≥ 33%, hemoglobin ≥ 11 gms/dl.

Life expectancy > 6 months.

Patients must sign informed consent meeting all federal and institutional guidelines.

Exclusion Criteria:

Patients not meeting eligibility criteria stated above

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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00178230

United States, New York
University of Rochester, Dept. Radiation Oncology
Rochester, New York, United States, 14642
Sponsors and Collaborators
University of Rochester
Principal Investigator: Yuhchyau Chen, MD, Ph.D Universtiy of Rochester, Dept of Radiation Oncology
  More Information Identifier: NCT00178230     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: URCC 4595 
Study First Received: September 12, 2005
Last Updated: September 6, 2006
Health Authority: United States: Institutional Review Board

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Lung Neoplasms
Lung Diseases
Neoplasms by Site
Respiratory Tract Diseases
Respiratory Tract Neoplasms
Thoracic Neoplasms processed this record on May 24, 2016