SummaryAll participants in this study will undergo radiation therapy to individual brain tumours. This will be performed as per standard clinical practice, and involves 1-5 outpatient visits to the Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre for treatment. In general, each treatment will take approximately 30 minutes. Blood tests will be performed before radiation therapy, and at 1 week, 4 weeks, and 3 months after radiation therapy. These blood tests will coincide with follow-up appointments with a doctor.
After radiation therapy is completed, 7-21 days later there will be surgery to remove the radiation-treated brain tumours. The surgery will be performed as per standard clinical practice at the Royal Melbourne Hospital. There will be a few days of hospital stay after the surgery. Brain cancer tissue from surgery will be collected for this study.
It is hoped that this research will reveal if having a window of 7 to 21 days between radiation therapy and surgery for brain cancers is beneficial, and lead to better outcomes for cancer patients.
Treatment TypeRadiotherapy,Systemic therapy (chemotherapy, hormone therapy or immunotherapy)
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Varian Medical Systems Australasia, Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre
PRobing the Immunological Impact of Stereotactic Radiosurgery for Brain Metastases