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Prospective Randomized Trial Between WBRT Plus SRS Versus SRS Alone for 1-4 Brain Metastases

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00406835
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : December 4, 2006
Last Update Posted : December 4, 2006
Sponsor:
Information provided by:
Hokkaido University Hospital

Brief Summary:
The purpose of this study is to determine if WBRT combined with SRS resulted in improvements in survival, brain tumor control, functional preservation rate, and frequency of neurologic death.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment
Brain Metastasis Procedure: Whole-Brain Radiation Therapy, Stereotactic Radiosurgery

Detailed Description:
Whole-Brain Radiation Therapy (WBRT) had been a mainstay in the treatment of brain metastases. However, treatment strategy which rely on Stereotactic Radiosurgery (SRS) has becoming popular in Japan. It is not well understood if the Whole-Brain Radiation Therapy (WBRT) combined with Stereotactic Radiosurgery (SRS) resulted in improvements in survival, brain tumor control, functional preservation rate, and frequency of neurologic death. In orer to determine the role of WBRT, we conducted prospective randomized trial between WBRT+SRS and SRS-alone for 1-4 brain metastatic patients.

Study Type : Observational
Enrollment : 180 participants
Observational Model: Defined Population
Time Perspective: Longitudinal
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: Phase 3 Study of Whole Brain Radiation Therapy Plus Stereotactic Radiosurgery Versus Stereotactic Radiosurgery Alone for 1-4 Brain Metastases
Study Start Date : October 1999
Study Completion Date : April 2005




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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:

  • 18 years of age or older with 1-4 brain metastases, each with a maximum diameter of no more than 3 cm on contrast-enhanced MRI scans, and were derived from a histologically confirmed systemic cancer, Karnofsky Performance Status (KPS) score of 70 or more

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Patients with metastases from small cell carcinoma, lymphoma, germinoma, and multiple myeloma were excluded.

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Locations
Japan
Hokkaido University School of Medicine
Sapporo, Hokkaido, Japan, 060-8638
Sponsors and Collaborators
Hokkaido University Hospital
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Hidefumi Aoyama, MD, PhD Hokkaido University School of Medicine
Study Chair: Hiroki Shirato, MD, PhD Hokkaido University School of Medicine
Study Director: Keiichi Nakagawa, MD, PhD Tokyo University

ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00406835     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: JROSG99-1
First Posted: December 4, 2006    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: December 4, 2006
Last Verified: November 2006

Keywords provided by Hokkaido University Hospital:
Whole Brain Radiation Therapy
Stereotactic Radiosurgery
Brain metastases

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Neoplasm Metastasis
Neoplasms, Second Primary
Brain Neoplasms
Neoplastic Processes
Neoplasms
Pathologic Processes
Central Nervous System Neoplasms
Nervous System Neoplasms
Neoplasms by Site
Brain Diseases
Central Nervous System Diseases
Nervous System Diseases