A Feasibility Study to Evaluate Adjuvant Chemoradiotherapy for Gastric Cancer

This study has been completed.
Sponsor:
Collaborator:
The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Radiologists
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Trans-Tasman Radiation Oncology Group (TROG)
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00123318
First received: July 19, 2005
Last updated: June 17, 2013
Last verified: June 2013

July 19, 2005
June 17, 2013
February 2003
February 2012   (final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
  • The percentage of patients who develop grade 3 or grade 4 haematological and gastrointestinal acute toxicity [ Time Frame: Final analysis will be at 3 years. ] [ Designated as safety issue: Yes ]
  • The percentage of patients who complete the planned chemoradiation protocol [ Time Frame: Final analysis will be at 3 years. ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • The percentage of major radiotherapy protocol violations [ Time Frame: Final analysis will be at 3 years. ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • - The percentage of patients who develop grade 3 or grade 4 haematological and gastrointestinal acute toxicity.
  • - The percentage of patients who complete the planned chemoradiation protocol.
  • - The percentage of major radiotherapy protocol violations.
Complete list of historical versions of study NCT00123318 on ClinicalTrials.gov Archive Site
Median survival and overall survival at 3 years [ Time Frame: 3 years ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
Median survival and overall survival at 3 years
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A Feasibility Study to Evaluate Adjuvant Chemoradiotherapy for Gastric Cancer
A Feasibility Study to Evaluate Adjuvant Chemoradiotherapy for Gastric Cancer

The purpose of this study is to determine the side-effects and effectiveness of a new type of chemoradiotherapy treatment for patients who have had surgery for stomach cancer. The treatment uses epirubicin, cisplatin, and 5-fluorouracil (ECF) chemotherapy together with radiotherapy.

It has been shown recently in a study conducted in the USA (INT0116) that postoperative, adjuvant chemoradiotherapy improves survival for patients with gastric cancer. This treatment is relatively new and there remains debate regarding the optimal chemotherapy regimen and the optimal method of radiotherapy delivery. This study will evaluate a new regimen of adjuvant chemoradiotherapy for gastric cancer that employs ECF chemotherapy as the systemic component given before and after concurrent chemoradiation with continuous infusional 5-fluorouracil. Patients receive one cycle of ECF, followed 28 days later by chemoradiotherapy to a radiation dose of 45 Gy in 25 fractions over 5 weeks, and then one month later two further cycles of ECF are given. All patients are treated using multiple-field conformal radiation techniques.

The specific objectives of the study are:

  • To detail the acute toxicity associated with this treatment.
  • To determine the feasibility of the proposed concurrent chemoradiation regimen.
  • To determine the feasibility of a standardized technique for radiation treatment planning and delivery.

The study will help to develop a common approach to the adjuvant treatment of gastric cancer, which is required before initiating further clinical trials in gastric cancer.

Interventional
Phase 3
Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Gastric Cancer
  • Drug: epirubicin
    50mg/m2 IV day 1
    Other Name: Epirubicin Ebewe, Epirubicin Hydrochloride for Injection
  • Drug: cisplatin
    60mg/m2 IV day 1
    Other Name: Cisplatin Ebewe, Cisplatin Injection
  • Drug: 5-fluorouracil
    5-FU 200mg/m2/d IV 21 day continuous infusion Cont. infusional 5-FU 225mg/m2/day, 7 days/wk throughout entire period RT via CADD pump through PICC line
    Other Name: DBL Fluoruracil Injection BP, Efudix
  • Radiation: Radiotherapy
    45Gy 25 Fractions, 5 days/week for 5 weeks
    Other Name: Radiation
Experimental: 1
Single-arm, non-randomised feasibility study to evaluate new regimen of adjuvant chemoradiotherapy (Epirubicin, Cisplatin, 5-Fluorouracil + radiotherapy)
Interventions:
  • Drug: epirubicin
  • Drug: cisplatin
  • Drug: 5-fluorouracil
  • Radiation: Radiotherapy
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*   Includes publications given by the data provider as well as publications identified by ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier (NCT Number) in Medline.
 
Completed
52
February 2012
February 2012   (final data collection date for primary outcome measure)

Inclusion Criteria:

All of the following must apply:

  • Histologically proven adenocarcinoma of the stomach or gastro-oesophageal junction that is:

    1. completely resected with negative margins
    2. Stage T3,4 and/or N1,2 patients who have undergone a D2 nodal dissection can be entered on the study at the discretion of the treating clinician.
  • Age greater than or equal to 18 years
  • Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group (ECOG) performance status 0, 1, 2
  • Adequate organ function defined as follows:

    • Bone marrow: Haemoglobin greater than or equal to 90 g/L; Neutrophil count greater than or equal to 1.5 x 10^9 /L; Platelet count greater than or equal to 100 x 10^9 /L
    • Hepatic: Serum bilirubin less than or equal to 1.5 x ULN; AST and/or ALT less than or equal to 3.0 x ULN;
    • Renal: Serum creatinine less than or equal to 0.150 mmol/L, and calculated creatinine clearance greater than or equal to 50mL/min.
  • Adequate oral nutrition (intake greater than or equal to 1500 calories/day). This is to be assessed by a dietician prior to commencing treatment.
  • Disease which can be radically treated to 45 Gy with standard fractionation.
  • Patient able to be treated with infusional 5-fluorouracil (5-FU) and ECF chemotherapy.
  • Written informed consent

Exclusion Criteria:

None of the following must apply:

  • Evidence of metastatic disease.
  • Prior chemotherapy or radiotherapy
  • Patients with other significant underlying medical conditions that may be aggravated by the study treatment or are not controlled.
  • Pregnant or lactating females or female patients of childbearing potential who have not been surgically sterilized or are without adequate contraceptive measures.
  • Cardiac failure (relevant to the use of epirubicin):

    • Patients with myocardial infarction within the last 6 months;
    • Patients with New York Heart Association class III/IV congestive heart failure
Both
18 Years and older
No
Contact information is only displayed when the study is recruiting subjects
Australia,   New Zealand
 
NCT00123318
TROG 03.02
No
Trans-Tasman Radiation Oncology Group (TROG)
Trans-Tasman Radiation Oncology Group (TROG)
The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Radiologists
Study Chair: Trevor Leong Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre, Australia
Trans-Tasman Radiation Oncology Group (TROG)
June 2013

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