Conquering Diseases

Lung Cancer Study Involving Radiation Treatment

Description

This study is looking at a new investigational treatment for small cell lung cancer that has not been detected outside of the chest.

Overview

The purpose of this study is to compare the effects, good and bad, of two different ways to give radiation therapy. The experimental way of giving the radiation therapy is once a day with a high dose of radiation for 7 weeks. The standard way of giving the radiation therapy is to give it twice a day for 3 weeks. Patients will also receive standard chemotherapy.

What we're hoping for

We're hoping to see if the experimental way of giving radiation is more effective than standard treatment.

Additional Information

ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00632853

 Principal Investigator

William  Walsh, MD

UMass Memorial Health Care

 Study Contact

The Cancer  Research Office

508-856-3216

Cancer.research@umassmed.edu

 Location

UMMS University Campus

55 Lake Ave North 

Worcester,MA 01655

508-856-8989