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Hypofractionated Stereotactic Linear Accelerator Radiotherapy of Uveal Melanoma

This study is currently recruiting participants. (see Contacts and Locations)
Verified March 2009 by Medical University of Vienna
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First received: March 30, 2009
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Last verified: March 2009
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The purpose of this study is to assess the safety and efficacy of hypofractionated stereotactic LINAC radiotherapy with 10 fractions at 6 Gy per fraction at the 80% isodose for the planning target volume (PTV) in patients with uveal melanoma. Patients will be followed-up for 10 years after radiotherapy regarding local tumor control, visual acuity, secondary complications and survival.

Condition Intervention
Uveal Melanoma
Radiation: Hypofractionated linear accelerator radiotherapy

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Safety and Efficacy of Hypofractionated Stereotactic Linear Accelerator Radiotherapy of Malignant Melanoma of the Uvea

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Further study details as provided by Medical University of Vienna:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • local tumor control (tumor dimensions; secondary complications; visual acuity; survival

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • histological assessment of the fraction of living cells in eyes requiring secondary enucleation

Estimated Enrollment: 155
Study Start Date: March 2009
Estimated Primary Completion Date: March 2024 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: Hypofractionated LINAC radiotherapy Radiation: Hypofractionated linear accelerator radiotherapy
10 fractions of stereotactic linear accelerator radiotherapy with 6 Gy per fraction at the 80% isodose for the planning target volume.


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

Inclusion Criteria:

  • The initial height of the melanoma is 7 mm or higher.
  • Juxtapapillary and/or juxtamacular melanomas with a height of 3 mm or higher and if the central tumor distance to the optic disc and/or the macula is 3 mm or less.
  • If other forms of conservative treatment of the melanoma are not possible.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Prior/Concomitant Treatment.
  • Extrascleral tumor extension is present.
  • If the presence of neovascular glaucoma is detected before treatment.
  • If metastasis is detected at baseline.
  • Previous participation in any study of investigational drugs within 3 month preceding day 0.
  • Pregnant women are not allowed to participate in the study.
  Contacts and Locations
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00872391

Contact: Martin Zehetmayer, MD +431 40400 ext 7941
Contact: Karin Dieckmann, MD +431 40400 ext 2709

Department of Ophthalmology and the Department of Radiotherapy and Radiobiology, Medical University of Vienna Recruiting
Vienna, Austria, 1090
Contact: Martin Zehetmayer, MD    +431 40400 ext 7941   
Sponsors and Collaborators
Medical University of Vienna
Principal Investigator: Martin Zehetmayer, MD Department of Ophthalmology, Medical University of Vienna, Austria
  More Information

Responsible Party: Univ. Prof. Dr. Martin Zehetmayer, Medical University of Vienna Identifier: NCT00872391     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: EK 017/2009
Study First Received: March 30, 2009
Last Updated: March 30, 2009

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Uveal Neoplasms
Neuroendocrine Tumors
Neuroectodermal Tumors
Neoplasms, Germ Cell and Embryonal
Neoplasms by Histologic Type
Neoplasms, Nerve Tissue
Nevi and Melanomas
Eye Neoplasms
Neoplasms by Site
Eye Diseases
Uveal Diseases processed this record on May 22, 2017