Benefit of Adding Chemotherapy And/Or Modification of Radiotherapy Schedule for Advance Nasopharyngeal Carcinoma (T3-4N0-1M0)

This study has been terminated.
The Hong Kong Nasopharyngeal Cancer Study Group
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Hospital Authority, Hong Kong Identifier:
First received: November 21, 2007
Last updated: June 14, 2011
Last verified: June 2011
To test the therapeutic ratio of accelerated radiotherapy and/or chemotherapy on locally advanced nasopharyngeal carcinoma.

Condition Intervention
Nasopharyngeal Neoplasms
Carcinoma, Squamous Cell
Procedure: Conventional RT
Procedure: Accelerated RT
Drug: Cisplatin
Drug: 5-fluorouracil

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Factorial Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Prospective Randomized Study on Therapeutic Gain Achieved By Chemoradiation And/Or Accelerated Radiation For T3-4N0-1M0 Nasopharyngeal Carcinoma

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Further study details as provided by Hospital Authority, Hong Kong:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Failure free survival rate [ Time Frame: 5-year ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Overall survival rate [ Time Frame: 5-year ]
  • Disease-specific survival rate [ Time Frame: 5-year ]
  • Complication-free rates [ Time Frame: 5-year ]

Enrollment: 465
Study Start Date: July 1999
Study Completion Date: June 2007

Ages Eligible for Study:   up to 70 Years
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Undifferentiated or non-keratinizing carcinoma
  • Tumor staged as T3-4 AND N0-1
  • No evidence of distant metastasis (M0)
  • Performance status: 0-2
  • Marrow: WBC >= 4 and platelet = 100
  • Renal: creatinine clearance = 60
  • Informed consent

Exclusion Criteria:

  • WHO type I squamous cell carcinoma or adenocarcinoma
  • Age >= 70
  • Palliative intent or tumor extent mandating AP opposing facio-cervical fields
  • Prior malignancy except adequately treated basal cell or squamous cell skin cancer, in situ cervical cancer, or other cancer for which the patient has been disease-free for 5 years
  • Previous radiotherapy (except non-melanomatous skin cancers outside the intended RT treatment volume
  • Previous chemotherapy
  • Patient is pregnant or lactating
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00563862

Pamela Youde Nethersole Eastern Hospital
Hong Kong, China
Prince of Wales Hospital
Hong Kong, China
Queen Elizabeth Hospital
Hong Kong, China
Queen Mary Hospital
Hong Kong, China
Tuen Mun Hospital
Hong Kong, China
Sponsors and Collaborators
Hospital Authority, Hong Kong
The Hong Kong Nasopharyngeal Cancer Study Group
Principal Investigator: Anne WM Lee, Dr Department of Clinical Oncology, Pamela Youde Nethersole Eastern Hospital
  More Information

Additional Information:
No publications provided Identifier: NCT00563862     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: L/M-78 to PYH 08/79, HARECCTR0500024, NPC99-02
Study First Received: November 21, 2007
Last Updated: June 14, 2011
Health Authority: Hong Kong: Ethics Committee

Keywords provided by Hospital Authority, Hong Kong:
Nasopharyngeal Carcinoma

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Carcinoma, Squamous Cell
Nasopharyngeal Neoplasms
Head and Neck Neoplasms
Nasopharyngeal Diseases
Neoplasms by Histologic Type
Neoplasms by Site
Neoplasms, Glandular and Epithelial
Neoplasms, Squamous Cell
Otorhinolaryngologic Diseases
Otorhinolaryngologic Neoplasms
Pharyngeal Diseases
Pharyngeal Neoplasms
Stomatognathic Diseases processed this record on November 25, 2015