Brachytherapy Research and Clinical Trials
The multidisciplinary brachytherapy team at UVA leads research aimed at improving quality and patient outcomes for brachytherapy. Many of our patients choose to participate in clinical trials for brachytherapy.
Currently open trials that may appeal to patients who receive brachytherapy include:
- A Prospective Single-Arm Phase II Study to Investigate the Efficacy of Single-Fraction Intraoperative Radiation Treatment Using a Multi-Lumen Balloon Applicator and In-Room CT Imaging For The Treatment of Early-Stage Breast Cancer
- Evaluation of Circulating Tumor Cells for Patients with Cervical, Vaginal, Vulvar and Endometrial Cancers who Receive Radiation Therapy
- A Randomized Phase II Study of Chemoradiation and Pembrolizumab for Locally Advanced Cervical Cancer
- A Randomized Phase III Trial of Two Standard Dose Fractinonation Regimens for Adjuvant Vaginal Brachytherapy in Early Stage Endometrial Cancer
Additional clinical trials are being prepared for 2020 and beyond, in our efforts to increase cure rates and decrease the adverse effects of treatment!
Our faculty members have co-authored over 40 research publications in brachytherapy since 2012. Some highlighted publications are shown below. For a full list, please click here.