A Trial Comparing Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy (IMRT) With Conventional Radiation Therapy in Stage IIB Carcinoma Cervix

This study is ongoing, but not recruiting participants.
Varian Medical Systems
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Sk Shrivastava, Tata Memorial Hospital
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
First received: September 13, 2005
Last updated: April 24, 2015
Last verified: April 2015
A study to evaluate the efficacy of Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy (IMRT) as compared to Standard Conventional Radiotherapy Alone in the treatment of carcinoma cervix. Concomitant Weekly Cisplatin chemotherapy will be given as a routine, which is a standard of care today for early stage cervical cancers including stage IIB. The benefits of using IMRT in reducing radiation-induced toxicity are well known. Since this treatment modality has not yet been validated and studied in a randomized trial setting, the present study is being undertaken. The study arm of IMRT has the potential to reduce the toxicities by 15-20%, but is associated with labor intense procedure requiring many hospital visits before actual start of treatment.

Condition Intervention Phase
Cancer of Cervix
Radiation: IMRT
Phase 2

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: A Phase II Randomized Trial Comparing Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy (IMRT) With Conventional Radiation Therapy in Stage IIB Carcinoma Cervix

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Further study details as provided by Tata Memorial Hospital:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • To compare the normal tissue toxicities (Acute & Late) of standard radiation therapy with IMRT [ Time Frame: 2010 ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • To evaluate the IMRT in Stage IIB carcinoma cervix [ Time Frame: 2010 ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • To compare the disease free survivals [ Time Frame: 2010 ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • To compare the overall survivals [ Time Frame: 2010 ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • To compare the quality of life in both the groups [ Time Frame: 2010 ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Estimated Enrollment: 200
Study Start Date: February 2005
Estimated Study Completion Date: February 2016
Estimated Primary Completion Date: February 2016 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Groups/Cohorts Assigned Interventions
Patients with histologically proven, cervical cancer FIGO Stage IIB eligible will be invited for the study
Radiation: IMRT
IMRT in cervical cancers

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 65 Years
Genders Eligible for Study:   Female
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Probability Sample
Study Population
Patients with histologically proven cervical cancers, FIGO Stage IIb eligible for the study will be invited for the study

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Histologically proven squamous carcinoma or adenocarcinoma of cervix
  • Performance index WHO grade 0 or 1
  • Patients below 65 years of age
  • FIGO Stage IIB
  • Normal ECG and Cardiovascular system
  • Normal hematological parameters
  • Normal renal and liver function tests

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Co-morbid conditions like medical renal disease
  • Medical or Psychological condition that would preclude treatment
  • H/o Previous treatment / Pregnancy
  • Patient unreliable for treatment completion and follow-up.
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT00193804

Tata Memorial Hospital
Mumbai, Maharastra, India, 400 012
Sponsors and Collaborators
Tata Memorial Hospital
Varian Medical Systems
Principal Investigator: Shyamkishore J Shrivastava, MD, DNB (RT) Professor & Head, Radiation Oncology, Tata Memorial Hospital
  More Information

Responsible Party: Sk Shrivastava, Prof. & Head of Radiation Oncology, Tata Memorial Hospital
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00193804     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: TMH/158/2004/Cx_IMRT TRIAL 
Study First Received: September 13, 2005
Last Updated: April 24, 2015
Health Authority: India: Department of Atomic Energy

Keywords provided by Tata Memorial Hospital:
Cervical Cancer
Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy(IMRT)
Conventional Radiation Therapy
Cancer of the Cervix
Cervix Cancer

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Uterine Cervical Neoplasms
Genital Diseases, Female
Genital Neoplasms, Female
Neoplasms by Site
Urogenital Neoplasms
Uterine Cervical Diseases
Uterine Diseases
Uterine Neoplasms

ClinicalTrials.gov processed this record on May 26, 2016