June 29, 2020
OICR Investigator-led phase II clinical trial shows long-term advantage of ablative therapy for patients with multiple tumours. Technology enters phase III clinical testing.
For a long time, if a cancer had spread to another part of a patient’s body, it was thought to be incurable. Dr. David Palma and collaborators are challenging this notion.
In the phase II SABR-COMET clinical trial, Palma and colleagues evaluated the long-term effects of a modern type of radiotherapy, called stereotactic ablative radiotherapy (SABR), on individuals with cancers that have spread to a few organs. The results from the trial, which were recently published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology, show that SABR can extend the lives of these patients by a median of 22 months with an improvement in five-year survival of 25 per cent.Continue reading – New radiotherapy method improves long-term survival