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TROG 16.03 (CORE)

Primary sponsor: The Institute of Cancer Research (UK)
Collaboratiing group: Trans Tasman Radiation Oncology Group (TROG)


A multistage multicentre international randomised trial of Conventional care Or Radioablation (stereotactic body radiotherapy) for Extra-cranial oligometastatic disease (CORE) in lung, breast and prostate cancer 


CORE is a phase II/III, multicentre, non-blinded, randomised controlled trial in patients with breast, prostate or non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) primary cancer to evaluate if the addition of stereotactic body radiotherapy (SBRT) to standard therapy improves progression-free survival outcomes in patients with extra-cranial metastases that have spread from either their lung, breast and/or prostate cancer.    

Opening to recruitment

April 2017 (approx.)

Trial chairperson

A/Prof David Pryor, Princess Alexandra Hospital, QLD

A/Prof Farshad Foroudi, Austin Health - Olivia Newton John Cancer and Wellness Centre, VIC 

Trial contact

Courtney Hill
TROG Trial Coordinating Centre
Phone: +61 2 4014 3900

Trial resources for TROG members

CORE member page


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