Registry Study to Evaluate the Clinical Outcomes of Cancer Patients and Benign Diseases Treated With Radiation at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center

Study ID
STU 052012-019

Cancer Related

Healthy Volunteers

Study Sites

  • Clements University Hospital
  • UT Southwestern Ambulatory Services
  • Parkland Health & Hospital System

Rachel Nam

Principal Investigator
David Sher, M.D.


This is a broad encompassing registry on the treatment and outcomes of patients receiving radiation therapy, comparative study of cancer patients undergoing alternative therapy including best supportive care, or potential patients needing evaluation for radiation. We will retrospectively collect and evaluate information from patients with cancer or benign etiologies to improve future clinical outcomes and help identify prospective outcomes study questions. This information will include patients' name, medical record number,
medical history, diagnosis, treatment, laboratory test results, diagnostic test
results, pathology reports, therapeutic and non-therapeutic results, surgical results, radiology results, radiation therapy details (dose, techniques, toxicity), concurrent use of chemotherapy/systemic therapy, quality of life outcomes, cachexia status, and primarily last follow-up data. all information will be collected after their standard of care visits and subjects will not be seen face to face except as required by clinical practice standard of care.

Participant Eligibility

Any patient who received or was potentially evaluated for radiotherapy since 2000 for benign or malignant etiologies in the definitive or palliative setting. Patients with comparatively similar diagnosis and disease status at UTSW, but electing not to undergo radiation therapy, treated with surgical or systemic therapy, or best supportive care, being followed by an oncology specialist at UT Southwestern Medical Center will also be eligible for evaluation.