A comparison of two different ways of combining chemotherapy and radiation in the treatment of lung cancer

Lead researcher

Dr Michael Michael, Associate Professor Bryan Burmeister, Dr Andrew Wirth

Division of Haematology and Medical Oncology, Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre

Years funded

A significant proportion of lung cancer patients can not be treated with six weeks of curative chemoradiotherapy. However, treatment with either modality alone is associated with poor results. This national study will compare two regimens of lower dose chemoradiation that have been shown to provide promising results. Patients will be assessed during and after therapy for side effects, quality of life and response to treatment. The best regimen, based on these assessments, will then be compared to the standard of radiation alone in a later larger study.