Concurrent Chemoradiation Versus Surgery With Adjuvant Therapy in Advanced Laryngopharyngeal Cancers
Surgery with post operative radiotherapy (PORT) had been the mainstay of treatment for advanced laryngeal-pharyngeal cancers (ALHC) until the eighth decade of the past century. Total laryngectomy with post-operative radiotherapy (TL + PORT) used to result in permanent tracheostomy and loss of speech.
Early trials like the VA or European Organisation for Research and Treatment of Cancer (EORTC) trials compared surgery with post-operative radiotherapy to induction chemotherapy (ICT) and radiotherapy (RT). Subsequent attempts have been focused on the added benefit of including concurrent chemotherapy. There is no randomized trial available in the literature comparing concurrent chemoradiation with the standard treatment, i.e. surgery followed by radiotherapy. However, most of the studies comparing neoadjuvant chemotherapy and radiotherapy reported better locoregional control rates and better survival rates with surgery followed by post-operative chemotherapy. Further, the advances in primary voice rehabilitation have substantially improved the quality of life after laryngectomy. Thus, there is a strong case for comparing the results of concurrent chemo-radiation with surgery and post-operative radiotherapy in a randomized clinical trial. This trial will answer the question - "whether we are saving voice at the cost of life".
The investigators propose to randomize 900 patients of laryngeal and hypopharyngeal cancers in surgery with PORT and a concomitant chemoradiation arm and compare the survival and locoregional control rates.
|Larynx Neoplasms||Radiation: Concurrent Chemoradiation Procedure: Laryngectomy + adjuvant radiotherapy/chemoradiotherapy||Phase 3|
|Study Design:||Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
|Official Title:||Phase III Randomized Clinical Trial to Compare Results of Concurrent Chemo-radiation With Surgery and Postoperative Radiotherapy/Chemoradiotherapy in Advanced Laryngeal and Hypopharyngeal Cancers|
- Overall survival at 3 and 5 years [ Time Frame: 2015 ]
- Disease free survival at 3 and 5 years [ Time Frame: 2015 ]
- Locoregional control rates at 3 and 5 years [ Time Frame: 2015 ]
- Patterns of relapse [ Time Frame: 2015 ]
- Salvage rates [ Time Frame: 2015 ]
- Treatment-related adverse events [ Time Frame: 2015 ]
- Completion of treatment [ Time Frame: 2015 ]
- Quality of life [ Time Frame: 2015 ]
|Study Start Date:||May 2005|
|Estimated Study Completion Date:||May 2015|
|Estimated Primary Completion Date:||May 2015 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|
Radiation: Concurrent Chemoradiation
60-70 Gy at 2Gy/5days a week for 6 to 7 weeks Cisplatin (CDDP) 100 mg/m2 over 20-30 minutes on days 1, 22, and 43.
Active Comparator: 2
Laryngectomy + adjuvant radiotherapy/chemoradiotherapy
Procedure: Laryngectomy + adjuvant radiotherapy/chemoradiotherapy
Surgery: Total Laryngectomy with or without partial pharyngectomy or Near-Total Laryngectomy with or wothout partial pharyngectomy Adjuvant Radiation 2- 3 weeks following surgery: 50-60Gy at 2Gy/5days a week for 5 to 6 weeks Cisplatin (CDDP) 100 mg/m2 over 20-30 minutes on days 1, 22, and 43.
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT00128817
|Tata Memorial Hospital|
|Mumbai, Maharashtra, India, 400012|
|Principal Investigator:||Prathamesh S Pai, MS,DNB,DORL||Tata Memorial Hospital|