Stereotactic Radiation Therapy in Treating Patients With Liver Metastases

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Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : December 5, 2007
Last Update Posted : October 8, 2018
National Cancer Institute (NCI)
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Mayo Clinic

Brief Summary:

RATIONALE: Stereotactic radiation therapy may be able to send x-rays directly to the tumor and cause less damage to normal tissue.

PURPOSE: This phase I trial is studying the side effects and best dose of stereotactic radiation therapy in treating patients with liver metastases.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Metastatic Cancer Procedure: quality-of-life assessment Radiation: stereotactic body radiation therapy Phase 1

Detailed Description:


  • To identify the maximum tolerated dose of stereotactic radiation therapy in patients with hepatic metastases.
  • To determine the toxicity and adverse events profile of this patient population.
  • To examine patient response, treatment effect on blood chemistry, and hematology values and patient quality-of-life in this patient population.

OUTLINE: Patients are stratified according to stereotactic radiotherapy level (1 vs 2 vs 3) and the number of liver lesions present (1-2 vs 3-5 vs > 5).

Patients undergo percutaneous placement of metallic fiducial markers within the liver for stereotactic targeting and planning. Patients then undergo 1 fraction of stereotactic radiotherapy within 1 week of the marker placement.

Patients complete Brief Pain Inventory and Brief Fatigue Inventory questionnaires to assess quality of life at weeks 2, 4, 6, 8 and months 3, 6, and 9 after completion of study treatment.

After completion of study treatment, patients are followed for at least 8 weeks.

Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 9 participants
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A Phase I Dose Finding Pilot Study of Stereotactic Body Radiotherapy for the Treatment of Liver Metastasis
Actual Study Start Date : April 2, 2007
Actual Primary Completion Date : February 2, 2009
Actual Study Completion Date : April 21, 2016

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Maximum tolerated dose

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Toxicity profile
  2. Adverse events profile
  3. Quality of life as measured by the Brief Pain Inventory and Brief Fatigue Inventory
  4. Response profile
  5. Physical exam results

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 120 Years   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No


  • Metastatic liver lesion ≤ 5 cm in dimension
  • Willing and able to undergo percutaneous placement of localization seeds


  • ECOG performance status 0-1
  • Life expectancy ≥ 12 weeks
  • Platelet count ≥ 75,000/µL
  • Hemoglobin ≥ 9 g/dL
  • ANC ≥ 1,500/mL
  • Total bilirubin ≤ 1.5 x upper limit of normal (ULN)
  • AST ≤ 3 x ULN
  • Not pregnant or nursing
  • Negative pregnancy test
  • Fertile patients must use effective contraception
  • Able to complete questionnaires alone or with assistance
  • No medical, social, or economic circumstance, that is likely to prevent adherence with the protocol


  • No prior radiation therapy to the liver
  • No chemotherapy ≤ 4 weeks prior to registration
  • Able to safely go without chemotherapy for 4 weeks after stereotactic radiotherapy (e.g., patients must not have or need chemotherapy in the 8 weeks [4 weeks prior to and 4 weeks after registration] surrounding stereotactic radiotherapy

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT00567970

United States, Florida
Mayo Clinic - Jacksonville
Jacksonville, Florida, United States, 32224
Sponsors and Collaborators
Mayo Clinic
National Cancer Institute (NCI)
Principal Investigator: Laura A. Vallow, MD Mayo Clinic

Responsible Party: Mayo Clinic Identifier: NCT00567970     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: CDR0000579232
P30CA015083 ( U.S. NIH Grant/Contract )
MC0642 ( Other Identifier: Mayo Clinic Cancer Center )
06-004336 ( Other Identifier: Mayo Clinic IRB )
First Posted: December 5, 2007    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: October 8, 2018
Last Verified: October 2018

Keywords provided by Mayo Clinic:
liver metastases

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Neoplasm Metastasis
Neoplastic Processes
Pathologic Processes