Surgery or radiotherapy for early-stage cancer (SORT study)

START DATE AND DURATION: June 2023 - June 2026

Surgical resection is the mainstay curative treatment for early stage non-small cell lung cancer, oesophageal squamous cell carcinoma, and muscle-invasive bladder cancer.

Radical radiotherapy (RT) is a recommended alternative, but there is limited trial evidence comparing curative RT with surgery.

This NIHR-funded study will describe the influence of patient and organisational factors on the use of curative treatment, assess inequalities in the receipt of curative versus non-curative interventions, and assess the effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of curative RT versus curative surgical strategies using linked routine cancer data.

Partners & Collaborators

Guy’s & St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust

South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust

The Christie NHS Foundation Trust

University of Manchester

Lead Investigator
Investigating Team
Katja Gravenhorst
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