Linear Energy Transfer (LET)-Optimized Intensity Modulated Proton Therapy (IMPT) as a Component of Definitive Chemoradiation for Newly Diagnosed Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Anal Canal: a Prospective, Phase II Trial Assessing Acute Toxicities Rates Compared to Historic Controls Treated with Volumetric-Modulated Arc Therapy (VMAT)
MD Anderson Study Status
This phase II trial studies the side effects of LET-IMPT and standard chemotherapy, and how well they work in treating patients with newly diagnosed stage I-III anal canal squamous cell cancer. LET-IMPT is a type of radiation therapy that uses high energy proton "beamlets" to "paint" the radiation dose into the target and may help to kill tumor cells and shrink tumors. Giving LET-IMPT and standard chemotherapy may work better in treating patients with anal canal squamous cell cancer.
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Anal Canal Squamous Cell Carcinoma, Stage I Anal Cancer AJCC v8, Stage II Anal Cancer AJCC v8, Stage IIA Anal Cancer AJCC v8, Stage IIB Anal Cancer AJCC v8, Stage III Anal Cancer AJCC v8, Stage IIIA Anal Cancer AJCC v8, Stage IIIB Anal Cancer AJCC v8, Stage IIIC Anal Cancer AJCC v8
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