A Multicenter Trial Comparing Multi-course Chemotherapy in Locoregionally Advanced Nasopharyngeal Carcinoma
Recruitment status was: Recruiting
Locoregionally advanced nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC)(stage III, IV in UICC 2002 Classification) can be divided into two groups according to the risk of metastasis: high-risk metastasis group (T4 or N2-3) and low-risk metastasis group (T3N0-1). In low-risk metastasis group, concurrent chemoradiotherapy (CCRT) might decrease local recurrence and distance metastasis, which benefits overall survival. On the other hand, neoadjuvant chemotherapy is also associated with lower distance metastasis of advanced stage NPC. Nevertheless, CCRT alone or neoadjuvant chemotherapy alone leads to unsatisfactory results regarding to distance metastasis in patients with high-risk metastasis group. In this case, it is utmost important to investigate the new treatment combining neoadjuvant chemotherapy plus CCRT in order to improve overall survival of locoregionally advanced NPC with high-risk metastasis.
In our study, in order to investigate the effect and adverse reaction of neoadjuvant chemotherapy plus CCRT on distance metastasis and locoregionally relapse, four hundred patients with high risk of distance metastasis will be randomly divided into two groups, comparing neoadjuvant chemotherapy (DDP+5FU) plus CCRT (DDP) and CCRT (DDP) alone. We aim to find out the best therapeutic regimen with lowest adverse reaction for NPCS with high risk of distance metastasis.
|Nasopharyngeal Carcinoma||Drug: neoadjuvant chemotherapy plus concurrent chemoradiotherapy||Phase 3|
|Study Design:||Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
|Official Title:||A Multicenter Trial Comparing Neoadjuvant Chemotherapy Followed by CCRT v.s. CCRT Alone in Locoregionally Advanced Nasopharyngeal Carcinoma|
- distant metastasis free survival,disease free survival [ Time Frame: 5-Yr ]
- overall survival [ Time Frame: 5-Yr ]
|Study Start Date:||June 2008|
|Estimated Study Completion Date:||June 2017|
|Estimated Primary Completion Date:||February 2015 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|
Drug: cisplatin. Patients in the control arm received radical radiotherapy, and cisplatin (80mg/m2 on day 1) every three weeks for three cycles during RT.
Drug: neoadjuvant chemotherapy plus concurrent chemoradiotherapy
Drug: cisplatin,fluorouracil. Patients received cisplatin 80mg/m2 on day 1,fluorouracil 4000mg/m2 civ 120 hours every three weeks for two cycles, then received radical radiotherapy, and cisplatin (80mg/m2 on day 1) every three weeks for three cycles during RT.
Other Name: Neoadjuvant Chemotherapy Followed by CCRT
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT00705627
|Contact: Sumei Cao, Ph. D.||86-20-8734-5685||caosumei@mail/sysu.edu.cn|
|Department of Nasopharyngeal Carcinoma, Sun Yat-sen University Cancer Center||Recruiting|
|Guangzhou, Guangdong, China, 510060|
|Contact: Sumei Cao, Ph. D 86-20-8734-5685 email@example.com|
|Principal Investigator: Minghuang Hong, MD|
|Study Chair:||Minghuang Hong, MD||Sun Yet sen Cancer Center, China|