Technical Title: Phase II Study Evaluating Safety and Efficacy of Stereotactic Body Radiotherapy and Radiofrequency Ablation for Medically Inoperable and Recurrent Lung Tumors near Central Airways
UCLA Department of Radiation Oncology is conducting a study that researches the effect of stereotactic body radiotherapy (SBRT), and radiofrequency ablation (RFA) for inoperable lung cancer near central airways. These two treatments are different types of less invasive cancer treatment usually performed independently, but we hope that by combining these two treatment options we will achieve improved local control. We hope this treatment course will be more effective and better tolerated than standard methods.
The investigator will design a treatment plan following a PET/CT planning scan consisting of 3 radiation treatment sessions, each taking less than one hour, delivered in 1 week. RFA treatment will follow one week after the last radiation treatment.
Annual PET-CT scans will be required to monitor your progress. Blood tests will be obtained at 4-6 weeks, 3 months, 6 months, and 1 year after all local therapies are completed.