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Comparison of Tomotherapy Versus Intensity-modulated Step-and-shoot and Conventional Radiation Treatment Plans for Patients With Locally-advanced Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Cervix

This study has been completed.
Information provided by:
AHS Cancer Control Alberta Identifier:
First received: July 26, 2005
Last updated: December 8, 2011
Last verified: December 2011
Standard treatment for non-operable cervix cancer is radiation and chemotherapy. This treatment combination can result in significant radiation side-effects involving the bladder, small bowel and rectum. To improve results with radiation/chemotherapy, higher radiation doses have been tried for cervix cancer patients. Results from using higher radiation doses show that cervix tumours may be better controlled, but the radiation side-effects are worsened. Intensity modulated radiotherapy (IMRT) and Tomotherapy are new radiation planning and delivery technologies which may allow for delivery of higher radiation doses with less damage to normal organs. The purpose of this project is to determine whether or not IMRT and/or Tomotherapy technology can produce radiation plans that deliver higher doses of radiation to the tumor and lower doses to normal organs when compared to standard radiation plans. The results from this project will provide the basis for possibly treating future cervix cancer patients with Tomotherapy and providing them with improved cure rates along with decreased rates of radiation side effects. No patients will be treated on this protocol, as the investigators plan to only compare radiation dose calculations from different treatment plans created for test cervix cancer cases. There will be absolutely no patient contact in this protocol.

Condition Intervention
Cervix Neoplasm
Device: Tomotherapy Treatment Planning

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Case-Only
Time Perspective: Retrospective
Official Title: Comparison of Tomotherapy Versus Intensity-modulated Step-and-shoot and Conventional Radiation Treatment Plans for Patients With Locally-advanced Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Cervix

Further study details as provided by AHS Cancer Control Alberta:

Estimated Enrollment: 10
Study Start Date: June 2005
Estimated Study Completion Date: November 2005
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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   Female
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population
primary care clinic

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Squamous cell cervix cancer
  • Undergone planning computed tomography (CT) scan for radiotherapy planning
  • Treated with chemoradiotherapy

Exclusion Criteria:

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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00124488

Canada, Alberta
Cross Cancer Institute
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, T6G 1Z2
Sponsors and Collaborators
Alberta Health Services
Principal Investigator: Don Yee, MD AHS Cancer Control Alberta
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Publications: Identifier: NCT00124488     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: NA-15-0004
Study First Received: July 26, 2005
Last Updated: December 8, 2011

Keywords provided by AHS Cancer Control Alberta:
radiotherapy planning
computer assisted radiotherapy

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Carcinoma, Squamous Cell
Uterine Cervical Neoplasms
Neoplasms, Glandular and Epithelial
Neoplasms by Histologic Type
Neoplasms, Squamous Cell
Uterine Neoplasms
Genital Neoplasms, Female
Urogenital Neoplasms
Neoplasms by Site
Uterine Cervical Diseases
Uterine Diseases
Genital Diseases, Female processed this record on May 23, 2017