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Our purpose for this study is to help design a therapy plan that can decrease extra radiation exposure to your heart during radiotherapy. The therapy plan will use images obtained using a dual-source CT scanner
Castration-resistant prostate cancer patients with rising prostatic specific antigen (PSA) are eligible for this study. 11C-Choline PET/CT will be used to identify metastatic lesions. Patients with <=3 metastatic lesions will receive stereotactic body radiotherapy (SBRT) as definitive treatment. Blood draws will be taken to monitor the development of anti-prostate cancer immunity
La Crosse, Wis., Albert Lea, Minn., Eau Claire, Wis., Mankato, Minn., Rochester, Minn.
This randomized phase III trial studies how well aspirin works in preventing the cancer from coming back (recurrence) in patients with human epidermal growth factor receptor 2 (HER2) breast cancer after chemotherapy, surgery, and/or radiation therapy. Aspirin is a drug that reduces pain, fever, inflammation, and blood clotting. It is also being studied in cancer prevention. Giving aspirin may reduce the rate of cancer recurrence in patients with breast cancer.
This randomized phase III trial studies rituximab and yttrium Y-90 ibritumomab tiuxetan to see how well they work compared to rituximab alone in treating patients with untreated follicular lymphoma. Monoclonal antibodies, such as rituximab, may find cancer cells and help kill them. Radioactive substances linked to monoclonal antibodies can bind to cancer cells and give off radiation which may help kill cancer cells. It is not yet known whether rituximab is more effective with or without yttrium Y-90 ibritumomab tiuxetan in treating follicular lymphoma.
We are studying whether men being treated for prostate cancer have the same amount of side effects from either one of two different external radiation treatments: IMRT or PBT. With IMRT, a number of x-ray beams are used to shape the radiation to the prostate. PBT is another type of external radiation treatment for prostate cancer that is used in a few centers in the United States. Protons are tiny particles with positive charge that can be controlled to travel a certain distance and stop. PBT is precise like IMRT, but it uses proton beams instead of x-ray beams. IMRT and PBT aim to deliver most of the radiation to the prostate cancer while sparing surrounding tissues. Both IMRT and PBT have been used in the treatment of prostate cancer and are thought to be equally effective at curing prostate cancer. However, both treatments have also been shown to cause the potential side effects of radiation, including bowel, urinary and erectile problems. It is possible that side effect rates with PBT will be lower, the same, or even higher than with IMRT, but this has not been studied well to date. Though both of these radiation therapies have been used in the past to treat prostate cancer, there has never been a study that compares the effects of these two therapies to see which one has less side effects. In this research study, we are comparing IMRT to PBT to determine which therapy best minimizes the side effects of treatment.
The purpose of this study is to perform genomic assessment to determine an underlying etiology behind unexpectedly severe reactions to radiation.
Scottsdale/Phoenix, Ariz., Rochester, Minn.
This study is designed for patients with a cancer of the oropharynx (tonsils or base of tongue) caused by the HPV virus. Traditional treatment involves surgery followed by six weeks of daily radiation therapy. This study investigates a less intense radiation treatment following surgery that uses half the dose of radiation given over two weeks rather than six weeks. Patients will be randomly assigned to receive the less intense treatment versus the traditional treatment by coin flip. Patients are twice as likely to receive the less intense treatment during randomization.
The general aim of this proposal is to evaluate new non-significant risk (NSR) MRI technology in a clinical setting, specifically the use of preclinical (non-FDA-approved) sequences (including but not limited to bSSFP, SSFSE) which have been modified from their standard counterparts to include interleaved 1D body navigator pulses.
The purpose of this study is to create a Mayo Clinic AUS research database with follow-up through 4 months. To eventually evaluate other risk factors for AUS complications, including prior treatments, comorbidities and obesity.
Scottsdale/Phoenix, Ariz., Jacksonville, Fla., Rochester, Minn.
The purpose of this study is to assess the side effects and best dose of ATR kinase inhibitor VX-970 when given together with whole brain radiation therapy for the treatment of patients who have non-small cell lung cancer that has spread from the original (primary) tumor to the brain. VX-970 may stop the growth of tumor cells by blocking some of the enzymes needed for cell growth. Radiation therapy uses high energy x-rays to kill tumor cells and shrink tumors. Giving VX-970 together with radiation therapy may be a better treatment for non-small cell lung cancer.
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