The first two patients in the Stablemates Trial have been enrolled at UT Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas.
The first patient, a 57-year-old Spanish-speaking female, was randomized to the surgical arm and accepted the assignment. She subsequently underwent sublobar resection at Parkland Memorial Hospital. Scott Reznik, M.D., UT Southwestern associate professor of cardiothoracic surgery, performed the surgery.
The second patient was an 86-year-old African American female who was randomized to receive SABR. She received treatment under the care of Puneeth Iyengar, M.D., Ph.D., assistant professor of radiation oncology and the study's local PI.
Photo: (top) Scott Reznik, M.D., and (bottom) Puneeth Iyengar, M.D., Ph.D.