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Veterans lung cancer treatment study is largest ever

UCLA Health Connect blog

Post Date:May 12, 2022 6:00 AM

A clinical trial comparing treatments for stage 1 lung cancer, the largest lung cancer treatment study ever, has enrolled its 200th participant. 

The Veterans Affairs Lung Cancer Surgery or Stereotactic Radiotherapy (VALOR) trial aims to discover whether traditional lung-resection surgery or Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy (SBRT) is best for treating stage 1 non-small cell lung cancer.

“This may be one of the most difficult and most important clinical trials in lung cancer,” says study co-chair Drew Moghanaki, MD, MPH, chief of thoracic oncology in the radiation oncology department at UCLA Health. “We feel that the data from this study will inform practice for many decades to come as new treatments continue to be discovered that can be combined with either surgery or radiation.”

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