Clinical trials

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November 24, 2014 at 7:44 am  #1267271    


Is it possible to be excluded from any clinical trial if one had gamma knife in the brain?

November 24, 2014 at 8:14 am  #1267272    
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Hi saglia,

Each clinical trial has its own set of inclusion and exclusion criteria. For example, many trials exclude patients who have uncontrolled (untreated) brain metastases. You can examine those criteria in the trial listing at or contact the trial coordinator for a particular trial.

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November 24, 2014 at 10:08 am  #1267275    
Dr West
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Most systemic therapy trials allow patients to have received gamma knife/cyber knife if a period of something like 2 weeks (perhaps up to 4 weeks) have elapsed since radiation was administered.

-Dr. West

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