Comparative Study of Gross Tumor Volume Definition With or Without PET Fusion for Patients With Non-Small Cell Lung Carcinoma
- Determine the impact of positron emission tomography (PET)/CT fusion scan and CT scan
alone, by comparing gross tumor volume (GTV) contours and three-dimensional conformal
radiotherapy treatment plans using 2 separate data sets (PET/CT fusion scan and CT scan
only), in patients with stage II or III non-small cell lung cancer who are planning to
- Determine the impact of PET on GTV (cm^3), number of involved nodes, location of
involved nodes, and dosimetric measures of normal tissue toxicity (mean lung dose, V20,
and mean esophageal dose).
- Determine the rate of elective nodal failures (nodal failures in regions that are not
intentionally irradiated to definitive doses [i.e., ipsilateral hilum, mediastinum, or
ipsilateral supraclavicular fossa]).
OUTLINE: This is a multicenter study. Patients are stratified according to neoadjuvant
chemotherapy (yes vs no).
Patients undergo a combined positron emission tomography (PET)/CT scan. Patients also
undergo a CT scan alone. A single three-dimensional conformal radiotherapy (3DCRT) plan is
generated from the combined PET/CT scan results. A single 3DCRT plan using the planning
target volume is derived from the CT scan only.
Patients are followed every 3 months for 1 year, every 6 months for 2 years, and then
PROJECTED ACCRUAL: A total of 48 patients will be accrued for this study.
Primary Purpose: Diagnostic
Compare the impact of positron emission tomography (PET) or CT scan on contoured gross tumor volume vs CT scan alone by GTV (cm³) after completion of study treatment
Jeffrey Bradley, MD
Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology at Washington University Medical Center
United States: Federal Government
|University of Wisconsin Paul P. Carbone Comprehensive Cancer Center||Madison, Wisconsin 53792-6164|
|Simmons Comprehensive Cancer Center at University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center - Dallas||Dallas, Texas 75390|
|Siteman Cancer Center at Barnes-Jewish St. Peters Hospital - Saint Louis||St Louis, Missouri 63110|