Grant ID RP160661
Awarded On August 17, 2016
Title Towards Carbon Beam Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy (C-SBRT) for Higher Risk Early Stage Lung Cancer
Program Academic Research
Award Mechanism Multi-Investigator Research Awards (Version 2)
Institution/Organization The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
Principal Investigator/Program Director Steve Jiang
Cancer Sites Lung and Bronchus
Contracted Amount $4,103,894
Lay Summary

Lung cancer is the second most common type of cancer and the number one cause of cancer death in the United States. About 90% of lung cancers are non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). Patients with NSCLC may be treated with surgery, radiation therapy, chemotherapy, or a combination of these therapies. Radiation therapy continues to be the primary treatment for 60% of patients. Stereotactic body radiotherapy (SBRT) is a radiotherapy method that delivers a high dose of radiation to the cancer target with a high degree of precision through a small number of fractions. Over the years, SBRT has been successfully employed to early stage NSCLC using megavoltage X-ray beams. Clinical trials have clear...

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