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NCT ID: NCT01777802 Recruiting - Clinical trial for Breast Cancer

Immune Responses in Prostate, Lung, Melanoma and Breast Cancer Patients Following Stereotactic Body Radiotherapy (SBRT), Intensity Modulated Radiotherapy (IMRT) or Brachytherapy

Start date: January 2013
Study type: Observational

Success of cancer immunotherapy is limited by the ability of solid tumors to evade local and systemic antitumoral immune responses. Several mechanisms of tumor immune evasion have been identified, including low intratumor expression of antigens and elevated expression of inhibitory co-regulatory molecules. An effective immunotherapy is one which would induce necrotic cell death and accompanying proinflammatory cytokine induction. Stereotactic Body Radiotherapy (SBRT) or Intensity Modulated Radiotherapy (IMRT) or brachytherapy, which is capable of delivering high, conformal radiation doses (>8 Gy) of tumor ablative radiation may be an effective means of conditioning a tumor bed to a state favorable to the initiation of robust antitumoral immune responses.

NCT ID: NCT01766492 Recruiting - Clinical trial for Prostate Cancer

Quality of Life in Patients With Clinically Localized Prostate Cancer Treated With Radiosurgery

Start date: December 2012
Study type: Observational

Quality of life data following SBRT for prostate cancer has been obtained in only a small numbers of patients. A prospective study using validated quality of life questionnaires is needed to determine outcomes after treatment with SBRT. Our study will be the first essential step in developing a better evidence base on the comparative risks and benefits of SBRT treatment with regards to quality of life assessment and outcomes.

NCT ID: NCT01766297 Recruiting - Clinical trial for Breast Cancer

Phase II Protocol of Proton Therapy for Partial Breast Irradiation in Early Stage Breast Cancer

Start date: February 2013
Phase: Phase 2
Study type: Interventional

The purpose of this research study is to compare the effects (good and bad) on women and their cancer using proton radiation therapy.

This study is being done to see if proton radiation therapy will prove to be beneficial for women with early stage breast cancer. A clinical study is necessary to compare the results (good or bad) of proton radiation therapy.