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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19111


RATIONALE: Radiofrequency ablation uses high-frequency electric current to kill tumor cells. Combining radiofrequency ablation with surgery may kill more tumor cells. PURPOSE: Phase II trial to study the effectiveness of combining radiofrequency ablation with surgery in treating patients who have stage I or stage II non-small cell lung cancer.

Study summary:

OBJECTIVES: - Determine the acute effects of intraoperative radiofrequency tumor ablation (RFA) in patients with resectable non-small cell lung cancer. - Determine the treatment-related toxicity in patients treated with this therapy. - Determine the dimensions of the RFA lesion produced by the ablation procedure in these patients. OUTLINE: Patients undergo intraoperative radiofrequency tumor ablation over 10-15 minutes for each tumor immediately followed by tumor resection. PROJECTED ACCRUAL: A maximum of 20 patients will be accrued for this study.


DISEASE CHARACTERISTICS: - Diagnosis of malignant non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) - Intraoperative needle biopsy confirmation allowed - Resectable disease (stage I or II) - All tissue to be treated by radiofrequency tumor ablation must be completely contained within boundaries of planned lung resection - Medically fit to undergo lung resection PATIENT CHARACTERISTICS: Age: - Over 18 Performance status: - Not specified Life expectancy: - Not specified Hematopoietic: - Not specified Hepatic: - Not specified Renal: - Not specified Other: - Not pregnant or nursing PRIOR CONCURRENT THERAPY: Biologic therapy: - No prior or concurrent biologic therapy Chemotherapy: - No prior or concurrent chemotherapy Endocrine therapy: - No prior or concurrent endocrine therapy Radiotherapy: - No prior or concurrent radiotherapy Surgery: - See Disease Characteristics Other: - No other prior therapy for NSCLC



Primary Contact:

Study Chair
Walter J. Scott, MD, FACS
Fox Chase Cancer Center

Backup Contact:


Location Contact:

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19111
United States

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Site Status: N/A

Data Source: ClinicalTrials.gov

Date Processed: October 09, 2019

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