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Feasibility Study of Incorporating 18F-FDG-PET Imaging in Radiotherapy for Head and Neck Cancer

The recruitment status of this study is unknown. The completion date has passed and the status has not been verified in more than two years.
Verified December 2014 by University Hospital, Ghent.
Recruitment status was:  Active, not recruiting
Sponsor:
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00135161
First Posted: August 25, 2005
Last Update Posted: December 5, 2014
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Collaborator:
Belgian Federation Against Cancer
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
University Hospital, Ghent
  Purpose
The purpose of this trial is to study fluorodeoxyglucose-positron emission tomography (FDG-PET)-based dose escalation using intensity modulated radiation therapy (IMRT).

Condition Intervention Phase
Head and Neck Neoplasms Procedure: FDG-PET-based dose escalation using intensity modulated radiation therapy (IMRT). Phase 1

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Non-Randomized
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Feasibility Study of Incorporating 18F-FDG-PET Imaging in Radiotherapy for Head and Neck Cancer

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Further study details as provided by University Hospital, Ghent:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Acute toxicity during radiotherapy until 3 months after the end of the radiotherapy [ Time Frame: until 3 months after the end of the radiotherapy ]
  • Observation of chronic toxicity [ Time Frame: until 3 months after the end of the radiotherapy ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Therapy response (2-4 months after end of radiotherapy) [ Time Frame: 2-4 months after end of radiotherapy ]
  • Local control at 2 years [ Time Frame: at 2 years ]
  • Pattern of recurrence [ Time Frame: at 2 years ]

Estimated Enrollment: 40
Study Start Date: September 2003
Estimated Study Completion Date: August 2015
Estimated Primary Completion Date: August 2015 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: Intensity modulated radiation therapy (IMRT). Procedure: FDG-PET-based dose escalation using intensity modulated radiation therapy (IMRT).
FDG-PET-based dose escalation using intensity modulated radiation therapy (IMRT).

Detailed Description:
The dose escalation, based on the FDG-PET signal, is incorporated in the first ten fractions of the radiotherapeutic treatment. The total amount of fractions is 32, equal to a standard radiotherapeutic treatment for these types of cancers.
  Eligibility

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Patients with a proven histological squamous cell carcinoma of the larynx (only T3-4 NO or Tany N+), hypopharynx, oropharynx
  • Patients who did not undergo surgery for the primary tumor location
  • Patients with a Karnofsky performance score of 70% or more
  • Written informed consent for participation in this trial

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Other malignancy except for non-melanoma skin cancer
  • Prior irradiation to the head and neck region
  Contacts and Locations
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT00135161


Locations
Belgium
University Hospital Ghent
Ghent, Belgium, 9000
Sponsors and Collaborators
University Hospital, Ghent
Belgian Federation Against Cancer
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Wilfried De Neve, MD, PhD University Hospital, Ghent
  More Information

Additional Information:
Responsible Party: University Hospital, Ghent
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00135161     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 2003/202
First Submitted: August 24, 2005
First Posted: August 25, 2005
Last Update Posted: December 5, 2014
Last Verified: December 2014

Keywords provided by University Hospital, Ghent:
neoplasms (squamous cell carcinoma of the head and neck region)

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Head and Neck Neoplasms
Neoplasms by Site
Neoplasms
Fluorodeoxyglucose F18
Radiopharmaceuticals
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action