Proton Radiotherapy for Extremity Soft Tissue Sarcoma

This study has been completed.
Sponsor:
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Abramson Cancer Center of the University of Pennsylvania
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT01561495
First received: March 21, 2012
Last updated: October 10, 2014
Last verified: October 2014
  Purpose

This is a study of proton radiotherapy for the pre- or post- operative treatment of patients with extremity sarcoma. This study will treat patients in two dose groups:

  1. patients receiving pre-operative proton therapy and
  2. patients receiving post-operative proton therapy. In each dose group, the study is divided into two phases. In the first phase of the study, the investigators will determine if treatment with proton therapy is safe and can be delivered on a regular basis. In the second phase, the investigators will determine if proton therapy has less long term side effects compared to standard radiation in both pre-operative patients and post-operative patients.

Condition Intervention Phase
Soft Tissue Sarcoma of the Extremities
Radiation: Proton Therapy
Phase 2

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Proton Radiotherapy for Extremity Soft Tissue Sarcoma

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Further study details as provided by Abramson Cancer Center of the University of Pennsylvania:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Number of Adverse Events [ Designated as safety issue: Yes ]

Estimated Enrollment: 124
Study Start Date: June 2010
Study Completion Date: May 2014
Primary Completion Date: May 2014 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: Phase 1 Radiation: Proton Therapy
Experimental: Phase 2 Radiation: Proton Therapy

Detailed Description:

This study will be performed in two phases. In the first phase, feasibility will be established using the primary objectives set below. The second part will begin no earlier than 30 days after the last patient in the initial phase has completed treatment and once safety and feasibility has been verified.

The primary objective of this study is feasibility. The study will be deemed infeasible if 10% or more of patients experience one of the following:

  1. Patient cannot be given treatment because anatomy is such that a dosimetrically satisfactory treatment plan cannot be devised (95% of planning target volume covered by 95% of the dose).
  2. Patient is unable to tolerate more than 25% of treatments (for any reasonable to set patient up within acceptable limits of tolerance, patient unable to tolerate treatment position or immobilization for duration of treatment) using proton radiotherapy. Note: this end-point is proton-therapy specific, and indicates feasibility of proton as opposed to photon radiotherapy. For example, if the proton-specific patient immobilization/positioning is not well tolerated or extra time in the treatment position is too long or uncomfortable, protons delivered per protocol would be deemed not feasible compared to photons. Any treatments that cannot be delivered with protons will be delivered using photons, so that the patient receives the prescribed tumor dose.
  3. Patient is unable to complete all of his/her treatments within 10 days of estimated date of treatment completion or requires a treatment break greater than 5 days. Additionally, no greater than 33% of patients experience a significant toxicity.

Primary Objectives for second phase of study are:

  • The primary objective of Phase II in the pre-operative group will be to evaluate the wound complication rate of pre-operative proton radiotherapy in patients with STS of the lower extremity.
  • The primary objective of Phase II in the post-operative group will be to evaluate the functional outcome (e.g., fibrosis, joint stiffness, edema) at two years after post-operative proton radiotherapy in patients with STS of the lower extremity.

Secondary Objectives for both phases of study are:

  • To assess the local control rate, progression-free survival and overall survival of proton radiotherapy for STS of the extremity.
  • To determine the acute and late toxicities of proton radiotherapy to the extremities.
  • To monitor for effects of proton treatment on tumor and normal tissues using radiographic imaging (both cohorts) or ex-vivo analysis of tissue samples (pre-operative cohort only).
  • To examine the relationship between pre-treatment hypoxia as determined by F18-EF5 scanning and treatment outcome.
  Eligibility

Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Patients with a histologic diagnosis of soft tissue sarcoma of the extremities are eligible for this study.
  • Patient must be 18 years of age.
  • Patients must have evidence of disease limited to the extremities.
  • For the pre-operative group, patients must be considered operable/resectable and a candidate for pre-operative radiotherapy as judged by the attending surgeon and radiation oncologist. The clinical evaluation of patients will include a work up as per the standard of care. All patients in the pre-operative group will be evaluated for this protocol PRIOR to the initiation of therapy.
  • For the post-operative group, patients must be considered operable/resectable (if evaluated prior to resection) and a candidate for post-operative radiotherapy by the attending surgeon and radiation oncologist. The clinical evaluation of patients will include a work up as per the standard of care. Patients in the post-operative group may be evaluated PRIOR to the initiation of any therapy or may be referred for evaluation after surgical resection.
  • ECOG status of 0-2.
  • Patients must sign a document that indicates that they are aware of the investigative nature of the treatment of this protocol, and the potential benefits and risks. Patients unwilling or unable to sign informed consent are excluded from the study.
  • Women of child-bearing potential as long as she agrees to use a recognized method of birth control (e.g. oral contraceptive, IUD, condoms or other barrier methods etc.). Hysterectomy or menopause must be clinically documented.
  • Negative urine pregnancy test for females of childbearing potential on the day of the F18-EF5 PET scan prior to F18-EF5 injection

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Pregnant women, women planning to become pregnant and women that are nursing.
  • Patients who experience surgical complications that prevent radiation from starting for 5 months or more, unless there is evidence of gross residual disease.
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT01561495

Locations
United States, Pennsylvania
Abramson Cancer Center of the University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States, 19004
Sponsors and Collaborators
Abramson Cancer Center of the University of Pennsylvania
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Curtiland Deville, MD
  More Information

No publications provided

Responsible Party: Abramson Cancer Center of the University of Pennsylvania
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01561495     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: UPCC 09510
Study First Received: March 21, 2012
Last Updated: October 10, 2014
Health Authority: United States: Food and Drug Administration

Keywords provided by Abramson Cancer Center of the University of Pennsylvania:
scheduled to receive RT either pre- or postoperatively

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Sarcoma
Neoplasms
Neoplasms by Histologic Type
Neoplasms, Connective and Soft Tissue

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