Site for MRI Brain Surveillance Alone Versus MRI Surveillance and Prophylactic Cranial Irradiation (PCI): A Randomized Phase III Trial in Small-Cell Lung Cancer (MAVERICK) (S1827) (PSCI# 20-086)
The purpose of this study is to compare the effects of using brain MRIs alone versus brain MRIs plus PCI on the lifespan of patients with small cell lung cancer. The use of brain MRIs alone could reduce side effects of receiving PCI. This study is hoping to show that monitoring with MRI scans alone (delaying radiation until the actual spread of the cancer) is at least as good as the combination of PCI with MRI scans. There will be about 668 people taking part in this study.
We are asking you to take part in a research study. This study has public funding from the National Cancer Institute (NCI), part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in the United States Department of Health and Human Services. We do research studies to try to answer questions about how to prevent, diagnose, and treat diseases like cancer.
Patient must have an MRI of the brain performed within 28 days prior to registration.
Patient must have Zubrod Performance Status of 0-2
Patient must be ≥ 18 years of age.
All adverse events from prior treatment must have resolved to ≤ Grade 2 (CTCAE Version 5.0) prior to randomization.
Patient must not have other metastatic malignancies requiring current active treatment.
Patient must not have any severe active comorbidities
Patient must not have received prior radiotherapy to the brain or whole brain radiotherapy.
Patient must not have a contraindication to MR imaging, such as implanted metal devices or foreign bodies