Radiation With Chemotherapy and a Study Drug to the Para-Aortic Nodes in Cervical Cancer
Investigator has since decided not to pursue this protocol further. No patients were enrolled.
This study is to determine the maximum tolerated dose of external beam radiation to the para-aortic lymph nodes using intensity modulated radiation therapy (IMRT).
This protocol will test the hypothesis that the use of IMRT and amifostine will decrease GI toxicity and therefore allow the radiation dose to the para-aortic lymph nodes to be safely escalated.
Procedure: Radiation Therapy
|Study Design:||Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
|Official Title:||Phase I Trial of Dose Escalated IMRT to the Para-aortic Nodes With Concurrent Cisplatin and Amifostine in Locally Advanced Cervical Cancer|
- The primary objective is to determine the maximum tolerated dose (MTD) of external beam radiation to the para-aortic lymph nodes using IMRT and amifostine.
- The secondary endpoints include local-regional control, overall survival and toxicity.
This is a Phase I open-label multi-institutional study that will enroll a minimum of 27 and up to 42 patients with locally advanced cervical cancer (a minimum of 27 will be entered if all dose levels are explored without reaching a dose limiting toxicity at any level). The primary objective is to determine the maximum tolerated dose (MTD) of external beam radiation to the para-aortic lymph nodes using IMRT and amifostine. Patients will be stratified according to gross tumor volume (GTV) prior to dose escalation.
Within each GTV stratum, the dose escalation will be determined as follows: Accrue 3 patients in the first dose level based on the determined stratum. A Dose Limiting Toxicity is defined as the development of > Grade 3 acute GI toxicity, per the RTOG acute toxicity scale. If no DLT is observed at the first dose level, 3 patients will be enrolled at the next dose level. If one patient experiences DLT at a given dose level, 3 additional patients will be enrolled at that dose level. If 0 of these 3 additional patients experience DLT, dosing of the next dose level is begun. If 1 or more of these 3 additional patients experience DLT at the highest dose level below the maximally administered dose, this dose becomes the recommended dose. At least 6 patients must be entered at this recommended dose. The Maximum Tolerated Dose (MTD) is defined as the dose preceding that at which 2 of 6 patients experience dose limiting toxicity.
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT00137358
|United States, Alabama|
|University of Alabama at Birmingham|
|Birmingham, Alabama, United States, 35294|
|Principal Investigator:||Jennifer F De Los Santos, MD||University of Alabama at Birmingham|