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Phase IB Study Using Sunitinib Plus Radiation Therapy for Cancer Patients

This study has been completed.
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Thomas Jefferson University ( Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center at Thomas Jefferson University ) Identifier:
First received: February 20, 2007
Last updated: October 19, 2016
Last verified: October 2016
This study is using the combination of radiation and antiangiogenic agents (agents that destroy existing blood vessels) seems to be an approach to tumor cure.

Condition Intervention Phase
Head and Neck Cancer
Pelvic Cancer
Nervous System Neoplasms
Thoracic Neoplasms
Drug: Sunitinib
Radiation: External Beam Radiation Therapy
Phase 1

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A Phase IB, Open-Label, Safety Study of the Combination of Sunitinib and Radiation for the Treatment of Patients With Cancer

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Further study details as provided by Thomas Jefferson University ( Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center at Thomas Jefferson University ):

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • To evaluate the safety and toxicity profile of sunitinib when used with concurrent radiation therapy [ Time Frame: 2 years ]
    The purpose of this study is to determine the safety of the combination of the antiangiogenic, sunitinib, when combined with external beam radiotherapy.

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • To measure urine VEGF [ Time Frame: 2 years ]
    Urine VEGF may be a biomarker of response. This translational approach may be useful to determine who benefits from treatment.

Enrollment: 39
Study Start Date: March 2007
Study Completion Date: December 2010
Primary Completion Date: December 2010 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: Sunitinib plus Radiation
Sunitinib plus Radiation
Drug: Sunitinib
The use of the FDA approved drug sunitinib, used in an "off-label" manner with external beam radiation therapy.
Other Names:
  • Sutent
  • SU11248
Radiation: External Beam Radiation Therapy
Radiotherapy will be administered Monday through Friday for a maximum of 8 weeks. Total dose will depend on the patient's disease site.
Other Names:
  • External Beam Radiotherapy
  • Teletherapy

Detailed Description:
The combination of ionizing radiation and antiangiogenic agents seems to be a counterintuitive approach to tumor cure because oxygen is a potent radiosensitizer and a reduction in oxygen concentration would be expected following a reduction in tumor vasculature after antiangiogenic treatment.

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

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Minimum 2 week course of radiation therapy
  • Solid tumors of the central nervous system, head and neck, thorax, and pelvis

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Major surgery or radiation therapy within 4 weeks starting study treatment
  • Grade 3 hemorrhage within 4 weeks
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00437372

United States, Pennsylvania
Thomas Jefferson University
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States, 19107
Sponsors and Collaborators
Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center at Thomas Jefferson University
Principal Investigator: Adam P Dicker, MD, PhD Thomas Jefferson University
  More Information

Additional Information:
Responsible Party: Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center at Thomas Jefferson University Identifier: NCT00437372     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 06C.549
2006-30 ( Other Identifier: CCRRC )
Study First Received: February 20, 2007
Last Updated: October 19, 2016

Keywords provided by Thomas Jefferson University ( Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center at Thomas Jefferson University ):
solid tumor
central nervous system
head and neck
pelvic area

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Head and Neck Neoplasms
Nervous System Neoplasms
Pelvic Neoplasms
Thoracic Neoplasms
Neoplasms by Site
Nervous System Diseases
Antineoplastic Agents
Angiogenesis Inhibitors
Angiogenesis Modulating Agents
Growth Substances
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Growth Inhibitors processed this record on May 25, 2017