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Radiation Therapy in Treating Older Women Who Are Undergoing Surgery for Stage I or Stage II Breast Cancer (GERICO03)

This study has been completed.
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
UNICANCER Identifier:
First received: March 3, 2005
Last updated: September 2, 2013
Last verified: September 2013

RATIONALE: Radiation therapy uses high-energy x rays to kill tumor cells. Giving radiation therapy after surgery may kill any tumor cells that remain after surgery.

PURPOSE: This phase II trial is studying how well radiation therapy works in treating older women who are undergoing surgery for stage I or stage II breast cancer.

Condition Intervention Phase
Breast Cancer
Procedure: adjuvant therapy
Procedure: conventional surgery
Radiation: radiation therapy
Phase 2

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Radio-Surgical Treatment of Breast Cancer of Women Aged Over 70: Phase II Trial of Feasibility and Reproducibility of a Concentrated and Focalized Radiotherapy

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Further study details as provided by UNICANCER:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Reproducibility [ Time Frame: 1 month ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Impact of localized and concentrated radiotherapy on Katz's Activity of Daily Living score and Lawton's Instrumental Activity of Daily Living score [ Time Frame: 3 weeks ]
  • Relapse-free survival [ Time Frame: 1 year ]
  • Overall and specific survival [ Time Frame: 1 year ]
  • Cosmetic result [ Time Frame: 1 year ]
  • Direct and indirect costs [ Time Frame: 1 month ]

Enrollment: 46
Study Start Date: July 2004
Study Completion Date: March 2011
Primary Completion Date: April 2008 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: Concentrated and Focalized Radiotherapy Procedure: adjuvant therapy Procedure: conventional surgery Radiation: radiation therapy

Detailed Description:



  • Determine reproducibility of localized and concentrated adjuvant radiotherapy, in terms of isodose curve and dose heterogeneity, in older women with stage I or II breast cancer.


  • Determine the impact of this regimen on Katz's Activity of Daily Living score and Lawton's Instrumental Activity of Daily Living score in these patients.
  • Determine relapse-free survival of patients treated with this regimen.
  • Determine overall and specific survival of patients treated with this regimen.
  • Determine the cosmetic result, as assessed by the patient, surgeon, and radiologist, of this regimen in these patients.
  • Determine the direct and indirect costs of this regimen in these patients.

OUTLINE: This is a multicenter, open-label, nonrandomized study.

Patients undergo surgery. After surgery, patients undergo radiotherapy twice daily for 5 days.

PROJECTED ACCRUAL: A total of 42 patients will be accrued for this study.


Ages Eligible for Study:   70 Years and older   (Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   Female
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No


  • Diagnosis of invasive breast cancer

    • Stage I or II disease

      • Tumor size ≤ 30 mm

        • Located in any breast quadrant
      • No nodal involvement
  • No inflammatory breast cancer
  • No positive margins after surgical resection (performed on study)
  • No microcalcifications
  • Hormone receptor status

    • Not specified



  • Over 70


  • Female

Menopausal status

  • Not specified

Performance status

  • Karnofsky 70-100%

Life expectancy

  • Not specified


  • Not specified


  • Not specified


  • Not specified


Biologic therapy

  • Not specified


  • Not specified

Endocrine therapy

  • Not specified


  • Not specified


  • Not specified
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00104702

Institut Bergonie
Bordeaux, France, 33076
Centre Oscar Lambret
Lille, France, 59020
Centre Leon Berard
Lyon, France, 69373
Centre Antoine Lacassagne
Nice, France, 06088
Hopital Saint-Louis
Paris, France, 75475
CHU Pitie-Salpetriere
Paris, France, 75651
Centre Hospitalier Lyon Sud
Pierre Benite, France, 69495
Centre Paul Strauss
Strasbourg, France, 67065
Centre Alexis Vautrin
Vandoeuvre-les-Nancy, France, 54511
Institut Gustave Roussy
Villejuif, France, F-94805
Sponsors and Collaborators
Principal Investigator: J. M. Hannoun-Levi, MD Centre Antoine Lacassagne
  More Information

Responsible Party: UNICANCER Identifier: NCT00104702     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: CDR0000416123
Study First Received: March 3, 2005
Last Updated: September 2, 2013

Keywords provided by UNICANCER:
stage I breast cancer
stage II breast cancer

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Breast Neoplasms
Neoplasms by Site
Breast Diseases
Skin Diseases processed this record on May 25, 2017