Men and Women age 18 and older with painful cancer in their bones to participate in a radiation therapy research study.
A Phase II Pilot Single Arm Prospective Clinical Trial of Rapid Institution of Helical TomoTherapy-based Radiation Therapy for Patients with Painful Osseous Metastatic Disease
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The Department of Radiation Oncology at the UVA Health System seeks Men and Women age 18 and older with painful cancer in their bones to participate in a radiation therapy research study. The purpose of this research study is to evaluate the safety and effectiveness of an experimental workflow that may result in a faster way to plan and deliver radiation for the treatment of pain caused by metastatic bone tumors (tumors that originally came from another organ and have spread to bones causing pain) or multiple myeloma (a type of cancer that begins in white blood cells that produce antibodies). The current standard of care radiation treatment planning and delivery takes 2 to 3 weeks from start to finish. We have developed an experimental workflow: a radiation treatment planning and delivery workflow called “STAT RT” (STAT means “right away”, and RT means radiation therapy). This experimental workflow may shorten the time it takes to plan and treat painful bone metastases to 1 week or less. All steps in this process will be performed within the current standard of care but in a shorter time frame to allow treatment to start sooner. We will evaluate effectiveness by requesting patients to complete pain and quality of life questionnaires before and after treatment. We will also be collecting additional information from their treatments that will help us make future workflows even more efficient. Other eligibility criteria also apply. Contact Information: For more information please contact: • David Wilson. PH 434-924-6393 or firstname.lastname@example.org • IRB-HSR # 15625 Principal Investigator: • Paul Read, MD • 434-924-5191, email@example.com