MRI Brain Surveillance Alone Versus MRI Surveillance and Prophylactic Cranial Irradiation (PCI): A Randomized Phase III Trial in Small-Cell Lung Cancer (MAVERICK)

Protocol No
SWOG-S1827
Principal Investigator
Joseph Bovi
Phase
III
Summary
This study is being done to answer the following question: Does the use of brain scans alone instead of brain scans plus preventive brain radiation affect the lifespan of patients with small cell lung cancer? We are doing this study because we want to find out if this approach is better or worse than the usual approach. The usual approach is defined as care that most people get for small cell lung cancer.
Description
Testing Whether the Use of Brain Scans Alone Instead of Brain Scans Plus Preventive Brain Radiation Affects Lifespan in Patients With Small Cell Lung Cancer
Participating Institutions
Drexel Town Center
Froedtert Hospital
Froedtert West Bend Hospital
Froedtert Menomonee Falls Hospital
Status
OPEN TO ACCRUAL
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