Locally Invasive NSCLC Treated With NEo-Adjuvant Stereotactic Body RadioTherapy and REsection

Official Title

Phase I Study: Locally Invasive NSCLC Treated With NEo-Adjuvant Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy and REsection


Despite improved staging and operative techniques, the rate of incomplete resection (R1) of NSCLC has remained significant over the last decades. Patients with R1 resection have significantly worse survival compared to those with complete resection (R0). This is a phase I study that investigates the feasibility and safety of delivering Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy (SBRT) to patients with locally invasive NSCLC (cT3-4, N0-1) who are at risk for incomplete resection. Twenty patients with NSCLC will be treated with SBRT followed by surgery and appropriate adjuvant therapy. Patients will be divided into groups, of 5 patients each, treated with escalating doses (35, 40, 45 and 50 Gy) in 10 daily fractions. The primary outcome is the feasibility i.e. the ability to complete safely SBRT and surgery (within 6 weeks). Secondary outcomes include acute and late adverse events, R0/R1/R2 rates and secondary surrogates of feasibility. If successful, this study will lead to further evaluation of pre-operative SBRT in NSCLC.

Trial Description

Primary Outcome:

  • Feasibility of SBRT followed by surgery (proportion of patients who can undergo 10 fractions of SBRT followed by Surgery)
Secondary Outcome:
  • Early safety of SBRT-S through collection of serious adverse events (CTCAE version 4.0 grade 3 or higher) from beginning of SBRT to 4 weeks after completion of surgery.
  • Late safety profile of SBRT-S through collection of surgical complication rates assessed at 6 and 18 months post-registration (thus 30 months from opening of the study, assuming it takes 1 year to complete accrual).
  • Secondary feasibility outcomes (including accrual rate, consent rate, rates of deviation from scheduled treatment plan, and reasons for delay)
  • Pathological response following neoadjuvant SBRT (proportion of R0, R1 and R2 resections)
  • Pathologic changes associated with neo-adjuvant SBRT with analysis of irradiated tissues

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