Bethesda, Maryland 20892


RATIONALE: Screening tests may help doctors determine which patients are eligible for treatment on clinical trials. PURPOSE: Screening trial to determine whether patients are eligible to participate in National Cancer Institute radiation therapy clinical trials.

Study summary:

OBJECTIVES: - Evaluate patient eligibility for participation in NCI Radiation Oncology Branch protocols. - Permit standard therapy for patients ineligible for active Radiation Oncology Branch protocols who present a novel or unique clinical training opportunity or who present conditions requiring immediate intervention in order to avoid compromising patient's health. OUTLINE: Patients undergo various diagnostic procedures and clinical testing to determine protocol eligibility. The testing and procedures may include hepatitis screen; HIV serology; MRI, CT, and PET scans; pulmonary function tests; arteriogram; tumor biopsy; and laparoscopy. PROJECTED ACCRUAL: A total of 1,000 patients will be accrued for this study within 5 years.


DISEASE CHARACTERISTICS: - Histologically proven or suspected malignant disease or benign condition for which radiotherapy is a potential treatment PATIENT CHARACTERISTICS: Age - 1 and over Performance status - Not specified Life expectancy - Not specified Hematopoietic - Not specified Hepatic - Not specified Renal - Not specified PRIOR CONCURRENT THERAPY: Biologic therapy - Not specified Chemotherapy - Not specified Endocrine therapy - Not specified Radiotherapy - Not specified Surgery - Not specified Other - No concurrent therapy unless ineligible for Radiation Oncology Branch protocol and standard therapy deemed to be in the best interest of patient and suitable for training needs of Radiation Oncology Branch staff - No concurrent participation in other research protocol



Primary Contact:

Principal Investigator
Kevin Camphausen, MD
NCI - Radiation Oncology Branch; ROB

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Location Contact:

Bethesda, Maryland 20892
United States

Clinical Trials Office - Warren Grant Magnusen Clinical Center
Phone: 888-NCI-1937

Site Status: Recruiting

Data Source:

Date Processed: June 25, 2018

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