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S-Frame CT Immobilization Masks For Patients Undergoing Radiation Therapy For Head and Neck Cancer

The safety and scientific validity of this study is the responsibility of the study sponsor and investigators. Listing a study does not mean it has been evaluated by the U.S. Federal Government. Read our disclaimer for details. Identifier: NCT00252473
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : November 11, 2005
Last Update Posted : August 13, 2010
Princess Margaret Hospital, Canada
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University Health Network, Toronto

Brief Summary:
Immobilization devices such as thermoplastic masks are used routinely in the radiation treatment of head and neck cancer patients. It is important to assess how well they function at preventing patient motion while the radiation treatment is being delivered. (i.e. isocentre set-up margins, patient motion with the mask). If these new thermoplastic masks such as MedTec S-frame allow less movement, then smaller margins are needed during radiation therapy which, in turn, would decrease side effects from the treatment.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Head and Neck Neoplasms Device: MedTec S-frame Immobilization Masks Phase 2

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Estimated Enrollment : 30 participants
Allocation: Non-Randomized
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Evaluation of Setup Accuracy in Med Tec S-Frame Immobilization Masks For Patients Undergoing Radiation Therapy For Head and Neck Cancer
Study Start Date : January 2005
Actual Primary Completion Date : June 2009
Actual Study Completion Date : June 2009

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Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Measurement of the accuracy of MedTec S-frame head and neck immobilization system (isocentre set-up accuracy, patient movement margins and movement of the normal tissue critical structures and planning target volumes)

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

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Histological confirmation of mucosal malignancy in the head and neck (H&N) region
  • Undergoing radiotherapy (RT) with curative intent using a lateral parallel pair treatment with an anterior or anterior/posterior low neck filed technique using a MedTec S-frame mask

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT00252473

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Canada, Ontario
University Health Network
Toronto, Ontario, Canada, M5G 2M9
Sponsors and Collaborators
University Health Network, Toronto
Princess Margaret Hospital, Canada
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Principal Investigator: Andrew Bayley, MD Princess Margaret Hospital, Canada
Layout table for additonal information Identifier: NCT00252473    
Other Study ID Numbers: UHN REB 02-0832-C
First Posted: November 11, 2005    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: August 13, 2010
Last Verified: August 2010
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Head and Neck Neoplasms
Neoplasms by Site