Radiation-Induced Cytokine Cascades and Their Correlation With Central Nervous System Injury

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Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : September 15, 2005
Last Update Posted : August 5, 2015
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Louis Constine, University of Rochester

Brief Summary:

Treatment for brain cancer may include radiation therapy. Radiation therapy is the treatment of tumors with X-rays. This study is related to understanding the side effects of radiation treatment for brain tumors.

This study is being conducted by the University of Rochester Cancer Center to compare the extent of side effects of brain cancer treatment with changes in levels of blood proteins called cytokines.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment
Brain Neoplasm Radiation: Radiation Therapy

Study Type : Observational
Actual Enrollment : 44 participants
Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: Radiation-Induced Cytokine Cascades and Their Correlation With Central Nervous System Injury
Study Start Date : November 1999
Actual Primary Completion Date : December 2013

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MedlinePlus related topics: Brain Tumors

Intervention Details:
  • Radiation: Radiation Therapy
    standard of care for the cancer being treated

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Change from baseline in Cytokine blood levels [ Time Frame: 12 weeks from start of radiation ]

Biospecimen Retention:   Samples Without DNA
Blood plasma

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Ages Eligible for Study:   Child, Adult, Older Adult
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population
Patient who are going to receive radiation therapy as part of the treatment for their brain cancer

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Any patient who will be treated to the brain or spinal axis for a CNS tum Patients so treated will be stratified according to whether or not the hypo is included in the treatment fields.
  • Patients receiving external beam radiation to the brain may also be rece chemotherapy or interferon-beta. (Add. #1, 11-9-95)
  • Patients receiving high dose rate (stereotactic radiosurgery) are eligible.
  • Patients must sign a study specific informed consent meeting all federal a guidelines.
  • Patients of any age, including children, are eligible (Add. #3, 11/25/97).

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Patients who have a malignancy involving the hypothalamic-pituitary ax
  • Patients who are not treated with irradiation to the brain or spinal axis.

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT00178295

United States, New York
University of Rochester, Dept. Radiation Oncology
Rochester, New York, United States, 14642
Sponsors and Collaborators
University of Rochester
Study Chair: Louis S Constine, MD Universtiy of Rochester, Dept of Radiation Oncology
Study Chair: Ralph Brasacchio, MD University of Rochester, Department of Radiation Oncology

Responsible Party: Louis Constine, Principal Investigator, University of Rochester Identifier: NCT00178295     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: URCC 11095
First Posted: September 15, 2005    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: August 5, 2015
Last Verified: August 2015

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Brain Neoplasms
Trauma, Nervous System
Central Nervous System Neoplasms
Nervous System Neoplasms
Neoplasms by Site
Brain Diseases
Central Nervous System Diseases
Nervous System Diseases
Wounds and Injuries