A Randomised Trial Investigating the Prone Treatment Position as a Method of Sparing Healthy Tissues in Women Prescribed Breast Radiotherapy (SuPr Study)
To establish whether or not the prone (face down) position reduces exposure of healthy
tissue to radiation when compared to the supine position. To compare patient comfort and
acceptability in each of the prone and supine positions. To perform a time and motion study
for radiotherapy planned and delivered in each of the prone and supine positions.
Allocation: Randomized, Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment, Masking: Open Label
Interfraction reproducibility of tumour bed position (Reproducibility of tumour bed position in supine versus prone positions compared using the difference in mean daily displacement in tumour bed centre of gravity over a course of radiotherapy in 3D).
Professor John Yarnold
Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust
United Kingdom: Research Ethics Committee