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Photon/Proton Radiation Therapy for Carcinoma of the Nasopharynx (NP01)

This study is currently recruiting participants. (see Contacts and Locations)
Verified September 2014 by University of Florida
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University of Florida Identifier:
First received: November 24, 2008
Last updated: September 23, 2014
Last verified: September 2014

The purpose of this study is to collect outcomes information to see what effects photon/proton beam radiation has on nasopharynx cancer.

Condition Intervention
Nasopharynx Cancer
Other: Data Consolidation and Analysis

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: A Clinical Outcomes Protocol of Photon/Proton Beam Radiation Therapy for Carcinoma of the Nasopharynx

Resource links provided by NLM:

Further study details as provided by University of Florida:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Collect and analyze morbidity outcomes [ Time Frame: After radiation therapy, every 4 months for at least 10 years ] [ Designated as safety issue: Yes ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Collect and analyze tumor control outcomes [ Time Frame: 12 months and 24 months after radiation therapy then annually for 10 years ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Estimated Enrollment: 174
Study Start Date: June 2008
Estimated Study Completion Date: October 2056
Estimated Primary Completion Date: October 2056 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Groups/Cohorts Assigned Interventions
Photon/Proton Radiation Therapy
Photon/Proton Radiation Therapy
Other: Data Consolidation and Analysis


Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population

Patients treated at radiaton oncology clinic


Inclusion Criteria:

* Nasopharynx cancer.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Evidence of distant metastasis.
  • Previous radiation for head and neck cancer.
  Contacts and Locations
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00797290

Contact: Intake Coordinator 877-686-6009

United States, Florida
University of Florida Proton Therapy Institute Recruiting
Jacksonville, Florida, United States, 32206
Contact: Intake Coordinator    877-686-6009      
Principal Investigator: Roi Dagan, MD, MS         
Sponsors and Collaborators
University of Florida
Principal Investigator: Roi Dagan, MD, MS University of Florida Proton Therapy Institute
  More Information

Additional Information:
Sanguineti G, Geara FB, Garden AS, et al.: Carcinoma of the nasopharynx treated by radiotherapy alone: Determinants of local and regional control. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys 37: 985-96, 1997.
Mendenhall WM, Riggs CE Jr, Cassisi NJ: Treatment of head and neck cancers. In: DeVita VT Jr, Hellman S, Rosenberg SA, eds.: Cancer: Principles and Practice of Oncology. 7th ed. Philadelphia, Pa: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2005., pp 662-732.
Vikram B, Mishra UB, Strong EW, et al. Patterns of failure in carcinoma of the nasopharynx: I. Failure at the primary site. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys. 11:1455- 1459, 1985.
Xia P, Fu KK, Wong GW, et al. Comparison of treatment plans involving intensity modulated radiotherapy for nasopharyngeal carcinoma. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys. 48; 329-337, 2000.
Parsons JT, Bova FJ, Fitzgerald CR, Mendenhall WM, Million RR. Radiation retinopathy after megavoltage external-beam irradiation: Analysis of time-dose factors. Int. J. Radiat. Oncol. Biol. Phys. 30: 765-773, 1994.
Bhandare N, Monroe AT, Morris CG, Bhatti TM, Mendenhall WM. Does altered fractionation influence the risk of radiation-induced optic neuropathy? Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys. 62: 1070-1077, 2005.

Responsible Party: University of Florida Identifier: NCT00797290     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: UFPTI 0605-NP01
Study First Received: November 24, 2008
Last Updated: September 23, 2014
Health Authority: United States: Institutional Review Board

Keywords provided by University of Florida:
Nasopharynx Cancer, Proton Radiation, Outcomes

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Nasopharyngeal Neoplasms
Head and Neck Neoplasms
Nasopharyngeal Diseases
Neoplasms by Site
Otorhinolaryngologic Diseases
Otorhinolaryngologic Neoplasms
Pharyngeal Diseases
Pharyngeal Neoplasms
Stomatognathic Diseases processed this record on November 25, 2014