MDACC Study No:2011-1036 ( NCT No: NCT01512589)
Title:Phase III Randomized Trial of Proton Beam Therapy versus Intensity-Modulated Radiation Therapy for the treatment of esophageal cancer
Principal Investigator:Steven H. Lin
Treatment Agent:5-Fluorouracil; Docetaxel; Intensity Modulated Radiotherapy; Proton Therapy
Study Status:Open
Study Description:The goal of this clinical research study is to learn how safe and effective
proton-beam therapy (PBT) may be in comparison to intensity modulated radiation
therapy (IMRT) in combination with chemotherapy in patients with esophageal

PBT and IMRT are both forms of radiation therapy that are designed to treat a
specific area of the body while affecting as little of the surrounding normal
tissue as possible. PBT is a newer technology that is designed to further
reduce the amount of radiation that affects the surrounding normal tissue.
However, this is still being studied.
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Disease Group:Esophagus
Phase of Study:Phase III
Treatment Agents:5-Fluorouracil
Intensity Modulated Radiotherapy
Proton Therapy
Treatment Location:Both at MDACC & and Other Sites
Estimated Length of Stay in Houston:
Supported By:Massachusetts General Hospital
Return Visit:
Home Care:

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Physician Name:Steven H. Lin
Dept:Radiation Oncology
For Clinical Trial Enrollment:713-563-2300
For General Questions about Clinical Trials:800-392-1611 (in U.S.A.) 713-792-6161 (outside U.S.A.)

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