Stereotactic Radiotherapy (SBRT) of Lung Metastasis
The purpose of this institutional protocol is to offer SBRT to selected patients in a controlled environment to refine treatment techniques (including dose/fractionation schedules) and standardize follow-up. SBRT has been in clinical use for over a decade in some institutions and the available data suggest that it can be used safely and with good results. This study will see how effective Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy is for treating tumours in the lung and how often people have side effects. Radiation therapy is usually given once a day, often for a few weeks. In this study, study participants will receive high doses of radiation treatment to tumours in the lung for 3 to 10 treatment sessions over a total of about 1 to 2 weeks.
Several reports indicate that this therapy might shrink tumours and control the cancer for extended periods of time. Although specialists started to treat patients with SBRT over 10 years ago, it is still used in relatively few cancer centres.
Non-small Cell Lung Cancer
Metastasis From Other Cancers
Radiation: Stereotactic Radiation
|Study Design:||Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
|Official Title:||Lung Stereotactic Radiation Therapy for Patients With Non-small Cell Lung Cancer and Other Cancers|
- Determine local control in patients treated with SBRT. [ Time Frame: 10 years ]
- Determine pattern of relapse in patients treated with SBRT. [ Time Frame: 10 ]
- Determine survival rates in patients treated with SBRT. [ Time Frame: 10 ]
- To characterize acute and late toxicity [ Time Frame: 10 years ]
- Assess the use of PET/CT in aiding target definition and predicting local response [ Time Frame: 10 years ]
- Assess the use of Cone Beam CT for precision imaging of the target and avoidance structures at each treatment [ Time Frame: 10 years ]
- Assess the use of 4D-computed tomography (CT) planning to determine Internal Treatment Volume (ITV) and Planning Treatment Volume (PTV) [ Time Frame: 10 years ]
|Study Start Date:||March 2006|
|Estimated Study Completion Date:||March 2017|
|Estimated Primary Completion Date:||March 2017 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|
High dose of radiation will be used to treat tumours.
Radiation: Stereotactic Radiation
Participants will receive high doses of radiation treatment to tumours in the lung for 3 to 10 treatment sessions over a total of about 1 to 2 weeks.
SBRT is an adaptation of the principles and experience gained from stereotactic brain RT. SBRT was developed in the early 90s at the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm, Sweden, and is used as an accepted alternative of treatment for patients with early stage lung cancer in many centers in Japan and a number of centers in Germany,USA and elsewhere. It is also now being used for patients who have lung metastases and extra-thoracic disease (primary or metastatic). Many reports indicate excellent local control (80-90% or higher) and minimal toxicity in well selected patients treated with thoracic SBRT.
SBRT has traditionally had the following features:
- High doses of radiation, usually in a few large fractions (it is "hypofractionated" compared with standard radiotherapy schedules)
- Multiple radiation beams coming from different directions in the same plane ('co-planar' beams) as well as from different directions and different planes relative to the patient's body ('non-coplanar' beams)
- Stereotactic beam placement, in that it is guided by a set of coordinates These coordinates are defined in relationship to the precise location of the tumor, determined from medical imaging (e.g. CT, MRI), rather than to a set of external marks (tattoos) or anatomical landmarks (such as bony structures)
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT01803542
|Contact: John Cho, MD||416 946 2124||John.Cho@rmp.uhn.on.ca|
|Princess Margaret Hospital, University Health Network||Recruiting|
|Toronto, Ontario, Canada, M5G 2M9|
|Contact: John Cho, MD 416 946 2124 John.Cho@rmp.uhn.on.ca|
|Principal Investigator: John Cho, MD|
|Principal Investigator:||John Cho, MD||University Health Network, Princess Margaret Hospital|