Pragmatic Randomized Trial of Proton vs. Photon Therapy for Patients With Non-Metastatic Breast Cancer: A Radiotherapy Comparative Effectiveness (RADCOMP) Consortium Trial
Trial sponsored by RadComp
This clinical trial is funded by the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI), and patients have helped at every stage of this research. Women who have had radiation treatments for breast cancer helped put the study together; they were most concerned about things like heart problems after treatment and how radiation might affect the quality or length of their life. Since there is no “one size fits all” treatment for breast cancer, we are hoping to recruit as many different patients as possible to participate in this study. The study will examines two types of radiation therapy, PHOTON THERAPY (pronounced “fo-tahn”) and PROTON THERAPY (pronounced “pro-tan”), and compares how well they work as well as their long-term effects on the heart.
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