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A phase I dose-escalation trial of stereotactic ablative body radiotherapy for non-spine bone and lymph node metastases (DESTROY-trial)
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Background: In an oligometastatic setting, metastasis-directed treatment could render patients disease free, possibly for a protracted interval. Stereotactic ablative radiotherapy (SABR) is one of the treatment modalities that can be offered to these patients. In addition, the radiobiological qualities of SABR are promising for the use in perceived radioresistant tumours. There is also emerging evidence that SABR can stimulate the immune response, and a specific therapeutic window may exist for the optimal use of radiotherapy as an immune adjuvant. However, when SABR is considered for non-spine bone or lymph node metastases, the optimal fractionation schedule is not yet known. Methods: The DESTROY-trial is a non-randomized prospective phase I trial determining a regimen of choice for patients with non-spine bone and lymph node metastases. A total of 90 patients will be included in three different treatment regimens. They will be offered stereotactic ablative radiotherapy in 5, 3 or 1 fractions. Dose-limiting toxicity will be recorded as primary endpoint. Acute and late toxicity, local response and local recurrence, and progression-free survival are secondary endpoints. Liquid biopsies will be collected throughout the course of this study from the second fractionation schedule on. Discussion: Despite its almost universal use in (oligo-)metastatic patients, the level of evidence supporting radical local treatment in general, and stereotactic radiotherapy in particular, is low. This prospective phase I trial will evaluate different SABR regimens for metastases and the differences in immune-stimulatory effects.
Language
English
Source (journal)
Radiation oncology. - London
Publication
London : 2018
ISSN
1748-717X
Volume/pages
13(2018), 7 p.
Article Reference
152
ISI
000442509500002
Pubmed ID
30126440
Medium
E-only publicatie
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