Observing Patients With Palliative Asymptomatic Centrally Located Advanced Non-small Cell Lung Carcinoma (NSCLC)

Official Title

Prospective Observational Study Of Patients With Asymptomatic Centrally Located Advanced NSCLC Who Are Not Suitable For Curative Treatment

Summary:

The aim of the study is to assess current practice within PROP & lung teams, for treating asymptomatic patients with centrally located non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC), and to observe outcomes for those patients receiving immediate or deferred RT. This is a prospective cohort trial. Patients will be managed by immediate radiation therapy (RT) or a deferred approach according to physicians' individual current clinical practice. Baseline and follow-up data collection will be structured to focus on patient-reported measures to describe clinical outcomes in the two management groups. Indications for prescribing RT and dose fractionation schedules will also be collected. A new intervention will not be introduced during this trial. Instead, a follow-up regimen will be offered to both groups of patients, so that RT can be offered to the deferred group of patients if/when symptoms develop, and we can monitor symptoms/toxicities and QoL in both groups of patients.

Trial Description

Primary Outcome:

  • To determine the pattern of practice for management (immediate radiation therapy, deferred radiation therapy) of patients with ACLA-NSCLC, including reasons, timing and dose fractionation of lung/mediastinal RT
Secondary Outcome:
  • To describe the patient reported outcomes (symptoms, toxicities and quality of life measures) in patients with ACLA-NSCLC at 4 and 12 months
  • To explore the relationship between utility and initial treatment decision (immediate versus deferred)
  • To describe the disease status (as per CT imaging) at 4 months
  • To describe the overall survival in patients with ACLA-NSCLC

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