The Detection Of Circulating Tumor Cells (CTC) In Patients With Non-small Cell Lung Cancer (NSCLC) Undergoing Definitive Radiotherapy Or Chemoradiotherapy
Non-small Cell Lung Cancer
Conditions: official terms
Carcinoma, Non-Small-Cell Lung - Lung Neoplasms - Neoplastic Cells, Circulating
Study Type
Study Phase
Study Design
Observational Model: Cohort, Time Perspective: Prospective
Name: Radiotherapy
Type: Radiation
Overall Status
Patients with NSCLC who undergo radiation as part of a definitive course of treatment will be enrolled. Blood collections will be obtained before, during, and after radiotherapy. We will collect demographic and treatment data and explore & describe the pattern of CTC detection in all patients
Criteria for eligibility
Healthy Volunteers: No
Maximum Age: N/A
Minimum Age: 18 Years
Gender: Both
Criteria: Inclusion Criteria:

- Patients with biopsy-proven NSCLC who are undergoing definitive radiotherapy as a part of their treatment regimen.

- Age 18 or older

- Signed informed consent

- Patients who are incapable of providing informed consent are excluded from participating in this study.
Abramson Cancer Center of the University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Status: Recruiting
Contact: Charles Simone, MD - 855-216-0098 -
Start Date
September 2012
Completion Date
December 2015
Abramson Cancer Center of the University of Pennsylvania
Abramson Cancer Center of the University of Pennsylvania
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