Radiation Therapy Plus Porfiromycin in Treating Patients With Stage III or Stage IV Head and Neck Cancer
|First Received Date ICMJE||November 1, 1999|
|Last Updated Date||May 20, 2010|
|Start Date ICMJE||December 1997|
|Primary Completion Date||Not Provided|
|Current Primary Outcome Measures ICMJE||Not Provided|
|Original Primary Outcome Measures ICMJE||Not Provided|
|Change History||Complete list of historical versions of study NCT00003328 on ClinicalTrials.gov Archive Site|
|Current Secondary Outcome Measures ICMJE||Not Provided|
|Original Secondary Outcome Measures ICMJE||Not Provided|
|Current Other Outcome Measures ICMJE||Not Provided|
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|Brief Title ICMJE||Radiation Therapy Plus Porfiromycin in Treating Patients With Stage III or Stage IV Head and Neck Cancer|
|Official Title ICMJE||A Phase III Double-Blind, Randomised, Placebo-Controlled Study of Porfiromycin When Used as an Adjuvant to Radiation Therapy in Patients With Head and Neck Cancer|
RATIONALE: Radiation therapy uses high-energy x-rays to damage tumor cells. Drugs used in chemotherapy use different ways to stop tumor cells from dividing so they stop growing or die. It is not yet known whether radiation therapy followed by porfiromycin is more effective than radiation therapy alone in treating patients with head and neck cancer.
PURPOSE: Randomized double-blinded phase III trial to determine the effectiveness of radiation therapy followed by porfiromycin in treating patients with stage III or stage IV head and neck cancer.
OBJECTIVES: I. Determine the time to tumor progression in patients with stage III or IV (without distant metastases) head and neck cancer treated with porfiromycin as adjuvant therapy to radiotherapy. II. Determine percentage of patients with locoregional tumor recurrence up to 2 years posttreatment. III. Determine response rate, disease free survival time, and overall survival time in these patients. IV. Evaluate the safety and tolerance of porfiromycin in these patients.
OUTLINE: This is a randomized, double blind, placebo controlled, multicenter study. Patients are stratified according to primary tumor site (oral vs pharynx vs larynx) and disease stage (both T and N stage: T1-2 vs T3-4 and N0 vs N1-2 vs N3). All patients are randomized to receive either porfiromycin (arm I) or placebo (arm II) as adjuvant therapy to radiation therapy. Both arms follow the same treatment schedule. Daily radiation therapy commences on day 1. Patients receive porfiromycin or placebo by intravenous infusion over 30-60 minutes on day 5 and then on day 46 or 47. Porfiromycin or placebo is administered 30 minutes to 2 hours following radiation therapy. All patients with N3 neck disease (metastases in a lymph node more than 6 cm in greatest dimension) undergo a planned neck dissection following external beam radiation at 4 to 12 weeks following therapy. This surgery is not needed for patients with N3 neck disease who do not have residual disease following radiotherapy. Patients are followed at 4 weeks, then every 2 months for 2 years, and then every 6 months for 3 years.
PROJECTED ACCRUAL: A total of 550-600 patients will be accrued for this study within 3 years.
|Study Type ICMJE||Interventional|
|Study Phase||Phase 3|
|Study Design ICMJE||Allocation: Randomized
Primary Purpose: Treatment
|Condition ICMJE||Head and Neck Cancer|
|Study Arm (s)||Not Provided|
|Publications *||Not Provided|
* Includes publications given by the data provider as well as publications identified by ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier (NCT Number) in Medline.
|Recruitment Status ICMJE||Completed|
|Estimated Enrollment ICMJE||600|
|Completion Date||Not Provided|
|Primary Completion Date||Not Provided|
|Eligibility Criteria ICMJE||
DISEASE CHARACTERISTICS: Histologically confirmed stage III or IV squamous cell (epidermoid) carcinoma of head and neck limited to the oral cavity, oropharynx, hypopharynx, or larynx No distant metastases
PATIENT CHARACTERISTICS: Age: 18 and over Performance status: Karnofsky 70-100% Life expectancy: At least 6 months Hematopoietic: Granulocyte count at least 1,500/mm3 Platelet count at least 75,000/mm3 No known bleeding disorder Hepatic: Bilirubin no greater than 2 times normal No end stage liver disease PT and PTT no greater than 1.5 times normal Renal: Creatinine less than 2 times normal No end stage renal disease Cardiovascular: No unstable angina Pulmonary: No severe oxygen dependent chronic obstructive pulmonary disease Other: No other malignancy known to be active within the past 5 years except basal or squamous cell skin cancer outside the planned radiation portals or carcinoma in situ of the cervix No other life threatening illness Not pregnant or nursing Negative pregnancy test Fertile patients must use effective contraception
PRIOR CONCURRENT THERAPY: Biologic therapy: Not specified Chemotherapy: No prior chemotherapy for head and neck cancer Endocrine therapy: Not specified Radiotherapy: No prior radiotherapy for head and neck cancer Surgery: No prior surgery (other than biopsy) for head and neck cancer
|Ages||18 Years and older|
|Accepts Healthy Volunteers||No|
|Contacts ICMJE||Contact information is only displayed when the study is recruiting subjects|
|Location Countries ICMJE||United States|
|NCT Number ICMJE||NCT00003328|
|Other Study ID Numbers ICMJE||CDR0000066281, BOEH-PORF-96-001, BOEH-BI-1164.1, COVANCE-1403, VION-PORF-96-001, NCI-V98-1416|
|Has Data Monitoring Committee||Not Provided|
|Responsible Party||Not Provided|
|Study Sponsor ICMJE||Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals|
|Collaborators ICMJE||Not Provided|
|Information Provided By||National Cancer Institute (NCI)|
|Verification Date||May 2010|
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