Conquering Diseases

Investigational Study for Small Cell Lung Cancer Patients Using Radiation


Seeking Men and Women 18 years or older who have small cell lung cancer, which can spread to the brain.


The first portion of this study will test if avoiding the hippocampus during whole-brain radiation is as effective as the usual treatment, whole-brain radiation, in decreasing the chance of cancer spreading to the brain. The second portion of the study will test if hippocampal avoidance decreases side effects related to memory and thinking.

What we're hoping for

This study will help researchers learn things that will help people in the future.

Additional Information Identifier: NCT02635009

 Principal Investigator

John  Varlotto, MD

UMass Memorial Health Care

 Study Contact

The Cancer  Research Office



UMMS University Campus

55 Lake Ave North 

Worcester,MA 01655