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This collection contains data from the National Cancer Insitute Clinical Trial NCT00533949, "High-Dose or Standard-Dose Radiation Therapy and Chemotherapy With or Without Cetuximab in Treating Patients With Newly Diagnosed Stage III Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer That Cannot Be Removed by Surgery."  It was sponsored by NCI's Radiation Therapy Oncology Group (RTOG) under study number RTOG-0617.  Clinical data which will allow users to compare the adverse events and treatments between arms in trial are located on the NCTN/NCORP Data Archive.  Each patient's CT of the chest (including the adrenals) was obtained within 6 weeks of registration.

Trial Description

Radiation therapy uses high-energy x-rays to kill tumor cells. Drugs used in chemotherapy, such as paclitaxel, carboplatin work in different ways to stop the growth of tumor cells, either by killing the cells or by stopping them from dividing. Monoclonal antibodies, such as cetuximab can block tumor growth in different ways. Some block the ability of tumor cells to grow and spread. Others find tumor cells and help kill them or carry tumor-killing substances to them. It is not yet known whether high-dose radiation therapy is more effective than standard-dose radiation therapy when given together with combination chemotherapy with or without cetuximab in treating patients with non-small cell lung cancer. This randomized phase III trial is studying high-dose or standard-dose radiation therapy given together with chemotherapy with or without cetuximab to see how well they work in treating patients with newly diagnosed stage III non-small cell lung cancer that cannot be removed by surgery.

Trial Outcomes 

Results of the trial have been reported in the following publications:


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Data Access

This is a limited access data set. To request access please register an account on the NCTN Data Archive and use the "Request Data" link in the left side menu.  Follow the on screen instructions, and enter NCT00533949 when asked which trial you want to request.  In step 2 of the Create Request form, be sure to select “Imaging Data Requested”. Please contact for any questions about access requests.

Once access is granted, click the Download button to save a ".tcia" manifest file to your computer, which you must open with the NBIA Data Retriever. Click the Search button to open our Data Portal, where you can browse the data collection and/or download a subset of its contents.

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Images and Radiation Therapy Structures ( 42.7GB)


Clinical Data on NCTN Data Archive

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Citations & Data Usage Policy 

This is a limited access data set. Upon receiving access you may only use it for the purposes outlined in your request to the data provider. You are not allowed to redistribute the data or use it for other purposes. See TCIA's Data Usage Policies and Restrictions for additional details. Questions may be directed to

Please be sure to include the following citations in your work if you use this data set:

titleData Citation

Bradley, Jeffrey; Forster, Ken. (2018). Data from NSCLC-Cetuximab. The Cancer Imaging Archive. DOI: 10.7937/TCIA.2018.jze75u7v

titleTCIA Citation

Clark K, Vendt B, Smith K, Freymann J, Kirby J, Koppel P, Moore S, Phillips S, Maffitt D, Pringle M, Tarbox L, Prior F. The Cancer Imaging Archive (TCIA): Maintaining and Operating a Public Information Repository, Journal of Digital Imaging, Volume 26, Number 6, December, 2013, pp 1045-1057. DOI: 10.1007/s10278-013-9622-7

Other Publications Using This Data

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Version 1 (Current): Updated 2019/04/15

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Images ( 42.7GB)


Clinical Data on NCTN Data Archive