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Concurrent Chemo-Radiotherapy for Limited Disease Small Cell Lung Cancer (LD-SCLC) on Basis of FDG-PET-Scans

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Small Cell Lung Cancer

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Concurrent Chemo-Radiotherapy for Limited Disease Small Cell Lung Cancer (LD-SCLC) on Basis of FDG-PET-Scans

Eligible patients (see below) will receive radiotherapy to the primary tumor and the
initially involved mediastinal lymph nodes on FDG-PET scan to a dose of 45 Gy in 30
fractions in 3 weeks (1.5 Gy BID with minimum 6 h interfraction interval).

Dose-constraints: MLD > 20 Gy. In that case, CT-based replanning will be done after 1 week
of treatment and shrinking field techniques will be used if appropriate.

The radiation doses will be specified according to ICRU 50. Lung density corrections will be
applied, as well as all standard QA procedures. Technical requirements are the same as in
standard practice at MAASTRO clinic.

Radiotherapy shall start during the first cycle of carboplatin and etoposide chemotherapy.

Chemotherapy (standard schedule in the Comprehensive Cancer Centre Limburg region):

- carboplatin AUC 5 day 1

- etoposide 120 mg/m2 days 1-3

Q 3 weeks; 5 cycles

In patients with no progression and a WHO PS 0-2, after the completion of chemotherapy, PCI
will be given (25 Gy in 10 fractions, QD)

Inclusion Criteria:

- Histological or cytological proven SCLC

- UICC stage I-III, "limited disease"

- Performance status 0-2

- FeV 1 and DLCO at least 30% of the age-predicted value

Exclusion Criteria:

- Not SCLC or mixed SCLC and other histologies (e.g. non-small cell lung carcinoma)

- UICC stage IV

- Performance status 3 or more

- FeV 1 and DLCO < 30% of the age-predicted value

Type of Study:


Study Design:

Observational Model: Cohort, Time Perspective: Prospective

Outcome Measure:

isolated Nodal Recurrences

Outcome Time Frame:

18 months post-treatment

Safety Issue:


Principal Investigator

Dirk De Ruysscher, MD,PhD

Investigator Role:

Principal Investigator

Investigator Affiliation:

MAASTRO clinic, Maastricht Radiation Oncology


Netherlands:Board MAASTRO clinic

Study ID:

BRONC 45, 1.5



Start Date:

August 2006

Completion Date:

February 2009

Related Keywords:

  • Small Cell Lung Cancer
  • radiotherapy
  • stage I-III small cell lung cancer
  • Lung Neoplasms
  • Small Cell Lung Carcinoma