Title: Hypofractionated, Image-Guided Radiation Therapy With Proton Therapy for Stage I Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer1

Principal Investigators: Bradford S Hoppe, MD, MPH, University of Florida Proton Therapy Institute

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Description: For this non-randomized study (ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00875901), researchers are evaluating whether photon radiation therapy — hypofractionated image guided radiation therapy (hypoIGRT) — is an effective treatment strategy for patients with stage I non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) who are not candidates for surgery.

This treatment method is typically completed within 2 to 3 weeks, while conventional radiotherapy requires 7 to 8 weeks of treatment.