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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19104


A pilot, single arm, single center study to determine the feasibility of obtaining stool samples from adult patients receiving SBRT to a lung tumor, if SBRT induces changes in the gut microbiota and to obtain preliminary data about possible correlation of baseline composition and changes in gut microbiota with tumor response, local control, and development of pneumonitis/other side effects.


Inclusion Criteria: - Patient is planned to receive Stereotactic Body Radiotherapy (SBRT) to a lung lesion (either presumed or biopsy-proven NSCLC - Age 18 years old or older - Patient capable of giving informed consent Exclusion Criteria - Use of antibiotics, antifungal, antivirals or antiparasitics during the 4 weeks prior to registration - Active infection with oral temperature >100°F - Use of corticosteroids, methotrexate or immunosuppressive drugs during the 4 weeks prior to registration - Use of chemotherapy during the 4 weeks prior to radiotherapy or during radiotherapy. Chemotherapy cannot begin before the collection of the 30-day post treatment sample (S4). - Confirmed or suspected HIV, HBV or HCV - Chronic constipation (bowel movements less frequent than every other day) - Active uncontrolled gastrointestinal disorders such as inflammatory bowel disease, moderate/severe irritable bowel syndrome, persistent, infectious gastroenteritis, colitis or gastritis, persistent or chronic diarrhea of unknown etiology, Clostridium Difficile infection (recurrent) or Helicobacter Pylori infection (untreated) - Major surgery of the GI tract, with the exception of cholecystectomy and appendectomy, in the past five years. Any major bowel resection at any time - Patients on anti-diarrheal medications - Patients on probiotics



Primary Contact:

Principal Investigator
Edgar Ben-Josef, MD
Abramson Cancer Center of the University of Pennsylvania

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Location Contact:

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19104
United States

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Site Status: N/A

Data Source: ClinicalTrials.gov

Date Processed: November 18, 2019

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