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Status: RecruitingPhase: N/ADiagnosis: Other CancersNCT ID: NCT00706485
(View complete trial on ClinicalTrials.gov)
DFCI Protocol ID: 07-007
The purpose of this clinical trial is to determine the feasibility of the Y-90 plaque applicator. The Y-90 plaque application is designed to deliver high doses of radiation to tumors in the spine that involve dura (the tough outer layer of the spinal cord). Tumors in the spine need a high dose of radiation to kill cancer cells. The nearby spinal cord is a sensitive area which does not safely tolerate high doses of radiation. The Y-90 plaque applicator is a special technique used to deliver the radiation dose to the tumor cells and avoid the spinal cord.
Conducting Institutions: Massachusetts General Hospital, Brigham and Women's Hospital
Overall PI: Thomas DeLaney, MD,
Massachusetts General Hospital
Site-responsible Investigators: Philip Devlin, MD,
Brigham and Women's Hospital
Contacts: Massachusetts General Hospital:
Cancer Trials Call Center, 877-789-6100