Cisplatin Combined With Radiation Therapy and Hyperthermia in Treating Patients With Stage II, Stage III, or Stage IV Cervical Cancer
RATIONALE: Drugs used in chemotherapy use different ways to stop tumor cells from dividing so they stop growing or die. Radiation therapy uses high-energy x-rays to damage tumor cells. Hyperthermia therapy kills tumor cells by heating them to several degrees above body temperature. Combining hyperthermia with radiation therapy and chemotherapy may kill more tumor cells.
PURPOSE: Phase II trial to study the effectiveness of cisplatin combined with radiation therapy and hyperthermia in treating patients who have stage II, stage III, or stage IV cervical cancer.
Procedure: hyperthermia treatment
Radiation: radiation therapy
|Study Design:||Primary Purpose: Treatment|
|Official Title:||Feasibility Study of the Combination of Radiotherapy, Chemotherapy and Hyperthermia for the Treatment of Stage IIB-III-IVA Cervical Cancer|
|Study Start Date:||June 2000|
- Determine the feasibility of adding cisplatin and locoregional hyperthermia to external beam and intracavity radiotherapy in patients with stage IIB-IVA cervical cancer.
- Determine the acute toxicity of this regimen in these patients.
- Determine the complete response rate of patients treated with this regimen.
OUTLINE: This is a multicenter study.
Patients undergo external beam radiotherapy (EBRT) once daily 5 days a week for 5 weeks. On 1 day of each week, patients also receive cisplatin IV over 3 hours and hyperthermia over 90 minutes beginning 1-6 hours after completion of EBRT. During week 6, patients receive hyperthermia and cisplatin on the day before the 1 day of intracavity radiotherapy. Treatment continues in the absence of unacceptable toxicity.
Patients are followed at 6-8 weeks, every 3 months for 3 years, and then every 6 months thereafter.
PROJECTED ACCRUAL: A total of 6-34 patients will be accrued for this study.
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT00008112
|Academisch Medisch Centrum|
|Amsterdam, Netherlands, 1105 AZ|
|University Hospital - Rotterdam Dijkzigt|
|Rotterdam, Netherlands, 3000 CA|
|Rotterdam Cancer Institute|
|Rotterdam, Netherlands, 3075 EA|
|Academisch Ziekenhuis Utrecht|
|Utrecht, Netherlands, 3584 CX|
|Study Chair:||Anneke M. Westermann, MD, PhD||Academisch Medisch Centrum - Universiteit van Amsterdam (AMC-UvA)|