S9903: Whole Brain Radiotherapy Followed By Stereotactic Radiosurgery for Limited Malignant Melanoma Brain Metastases

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Recruitment Status : Terminated (Poor accrual)
First Posted : April 12, 2004
Last Update Posted : January 31, 2013
National Cancer Institute (NCI)
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Southwest Oncology Group

Brief Summary:

RATIONALE: Radiation therapy uses high-energy x-rays to damage tumor cells. Stereotactic radiosurgery may kill more tumor cells.

PURPOSE: Phase II trial to study the effectiveness of radiation therapy followed by stereotactic radiosurgery in treating patients who have brain metastases from malignant melanoma.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Melanoma (Skin) Metastatic Cancer Radiation: stereotactic radiosurgery Phase 2

Detailed Description:

OBJECTIVES: I. Estimate the 6 month intracranial progression rate and 6 month overall survival rate in patients with limited brain metastases from malignant melanoma undergoing whole brain radiotherapy followed by stereotactic radiosurgery boost. II. Evaluate the qualitative and quantitative toxic effects of this regimen in these patients.

OUTLINE: Patients undergo whole brain radiotherapy 5 days a week for 3 weeks, followed 3-5 weeks later by stereotactic radiosurgery. Patients are followed every 3 months until death.

PROJECTED ACCRUAL: A total of 60 patients will be accrued for this study within 2 years.

Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 2 participants
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A Phase II Pilot Study of Stereotactic Radiosurgery for Limited Malignant Melanoma Brain Metastases
Study Start Date : July 1999
Actual Primary Completion Date : August 2002
Actual Study Completion Date : August 2007

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MedlinePlus related topics: Melanoma

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Ages Eligible for Study:   Child, Adult, Older Adult
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

DISEASE CHARACTERISTICS: Histologically proven malignant melanoma at primary or any metastatic site Bidimensionally measurable disease by MRI scan Must have 1-6 enhancing brain metastases If at least 2 lesions are present, only 1 lesion may be greater than 3 cm in maximum diameter

PATIENT CHARACTERISTICS: Age: Not specified Performance status: SWOG 0-2 Life expectancy: Not specified Hematopoietic: Not specified Hepatic: Not specified Renal: Not specified Other: Not pregnant or nursing Fertile patients must use effective contraception

PRIOR CONCURRENT THERAPY: Biologic therapy: No concurrent biologic response modifier or immunotherapy Chemotherapy: No concurrent chemotherapy with whole brain radiotherapy Prior systemic chemotherapy allowed Endocrine therapy: Not specified Radiotherapy: No prior stereotactic or conventional radiotherapy to any field of the brain Surgery: Prior surgical resection of brain metastases allowed (provided 1 or 2 measurable brain metastases remain)

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT00003911

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Sponsors and Collaborators
Southwest Oncology Group
National Cancer Institute (NCI)
Study Chair: James G. Douglas, MD University of Washington

Responsible Party: Southwest Oncology Group Identifier: NCT00003911     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: CDR0000067090
S9903 ( Other Identifier: SWOG )
U10CA032102 ( U.S. NIH Grant/Contract )
First Posted: April 12, 2004    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: January 31, 2013
Last Verified: January 2013

Keywords provided by Southwest Oncology Group:
stage IV melanoma
recurrent melanoma
tumors metastatic to brain

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Neoplasm Metastasis
Neuroendocrine Tumors
Neuroectodermal Tumors
Neoplasms, Germ Cell and Embryonal
Neoplasms by Histologic Type
Neoplasms, Nerve Tissue
Nevi and Melanomas
Neoplastic Processes
Pathologic Processes