RANDOMIZED PHASE II/III TRIAL OF PROPHYLACTIC CRANIAL IRRADIATION WITH OR WITHOUT HIPPOCAMPAL AVOIDANCE FOR SMALL CELL LUNG CANCER
Clinical Trial Information
Trial Contact: Frankos, Marie; Manchola-Orozco, Carolina
IRB No: NRG-CC003
Protocol Abbrev: NRG CC003
Principal Investigator: Justin Mathew Rineer, MD
Phase: Device: Category N/A
Age Group: Adult
Secondary Protocol No: NRG-CC003
Treatment: Radiation: 3-Dimensional Conformal Radiation Therapy/ Intensity-Modulated Radiation Therapy
Therapies Involved: Radiation
ClinicalTrials.gov ID: NCT02635009
This randomized phase II/III trial studies how well whole-brain radiation therapy works and compares it with or without hippocampal avoidance in treating patients with small cell lung cancer that is found in one lung, the tissues between the lungs, and nearby lymph nodes only (limited stage) or has spread outside of the lung in which it began or to other parts of the body (extensive stage). Radiation therapy uses high energy x-rays to kill tumor cells and shrink tumors. The hippocampus is part of the brain that is important for memory. Avoiding the hippocampus during whole-brain radiation could decrease the chance of side effects on memory and thinking. It is not yet known whether giving whole-brain radiation therapy is more effective with or without hippocampal avoidance in treating patients with small cell lung cancer.
Histologic proof or unequivocal cytologic proof (fine needle aspiration, biopsy or two positive sputa) of SCLC within 250 days prior to Step 1 registration.