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Adenoid Cystic Carcinoma, Erbitux, and Particle Therapy (ACCEPT)

The recruitment status of this study is unknown. The completion date has passed and the status has not been verified in more than two years.
Verified April 2013 by Heidelberg University.
Recruitment status was:  Recruiting
Sponsor:
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT01192087
First Posted: August 31, 2010
Last Update Posted: April 24, 2013
The safety and scientific validity of this study is the responsibility of the study sponsor and investigators. Listing a study does not mean it has been evaluated by the U.S. Federal Government. Read our disclaimer for details.
Collaborators:
Dept. of Radiation Oncology, INF 400, 69120 Heidelberg, Germany
University Hospital Heidelberg
Merck KGaA
Information provided by:
Heidelberg University
  Purpose
The ACCEPT (A(denoid) c(ystic) c(arcinoma), E(rbitux, and) p(article) t(herapy))-trial is a prospective, monocentric phase I/II feasibility trial evaluating toxicity and efficacy in the combined treatment of intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT) and carbon ion (C12) boost with the epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) antibody cetuximab. The primary objective of the study is to explore the toxicity of the combined modality regimen consisting of heavy ion therapy / IMRT and EGFR antibody immunotherapy, by assessing the rate of patients with mucositis or any other toxicity of severity grade 3 or 4 according to NCI CTCAE V. 4. Secondary endpoints include local control, distant control, overall disease-free survival, overall survival

Condition Intervention Phase
Adenoid Cystic Carcinoma Drug: Cetuximab Phase 1 Phase 2

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Combined Treatment of Adenoid Cystic Carcinoma With Cetuximab and IMRT Plus C12 Heavy Ion Boost - ACCEPT - (ACC, Erbitux, and Particle Therapy); Phase I/II Feasibility Study

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Further study details as provided by Heidelberg University:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Number of Participants with acute adverse effects as a Measure of toxicity [ Time Frame: 6 weeks post completion of therapy ]

    The primary objective is to explore the toxicity of the combined treatment consisting of heavy ion therapy / IMRT and cetuximab by assessing the rate of patients with mucositis or any other toxicity of severity grade 3 or 4 according to NCI CTCAE V. 4.

    Acute treatment effects will be evaluated 6 weeks and late effects 3 years post completion of treatment


  • Number of Participants with late adverse effects as a Measure of toxicity [ Time Frame: 3 years post completion of treatment ]

    The primary objective is to explore the toxicity of the combined treatment consisting of heavy ion therapy / IMRT and cetuximab by assessing the rate of patients with mucositis or any other toxicity of severity grade 3 or 4 according to NCI CTCAE V. 4.

    Acute treatment effects will be evaluated 6 weeks and late effects 3 years post completion of treatment



Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • local relapse-free survival [ Time Frame: at 3 years post treatment ]
    Local relapse-free survival will be defined as the time from the initial dose of study therapy to the time of locoregional disease progression or relapse or death, or to the date of last assessment without any such event (censored observation)

  • distant relapse-free survival [ Time Frame: at 3 years post treatment ]
    Distant relapse-free survival will be defined as the time from the initial dose of study therapy to the time of distant metastasis detection or death, or to the date of last assessment without any such event (censored observation)

  • overall disease-free survival [ Time Frame: at 3 years post treatment ]
    Distant disease-free survival will be defined as the time from the initial dose of study therapy to the time of any detection of adenoid cystic carcinoma relapse or development of secondary cancer or death, or to the date of last assessment without any such event (censored observation)

  • overall survival [ Time Frame: at 3 years post treatment ]
    The duration of survival will be determined by measuring the time interval from initial dose of study therapy to the date of death of any cause or last observation (censored)


Estimated Enrollment: 49
Study Start Date: June 2012
Estimated Study Completion Date: July 2017
Estimated Primary Completion Date: July 2015 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: Cetuximab arm
patients receive weekly cetuximab in combination with IMRT and carbon ion boost
Drug: Cetuximab
cetuximab initial dose (7 days prior to RT treatment start): 400 mg/m² body surface cetuximab weekly doses (from RT treatment start throughout radiation treatment): 250 mg/m² body surface
Other Name: Cetuximab (Erbitux)

Detailed Description:

Treatment with novel radiotherapeutic technologies could increase local control in adenoid cystic carcinoma of the head and neck. Especially combined treatment with intensity-modulated radiation therapy and heavy ion (C12) boost to the primary tumor or previous tumor bed could be established as the treatment of choice in this disease.

Unfortunately, therapeutic results in the treatment of adenoid cystic carcinoma are still hampered by the occurrence of distant metastases (predominantly in the lungs) which, though progressing comparatively slowly, still limit the patient's life expectancy. Most adenoid cystic carcinomas (> 80%) though, exhibit over-expression of EGFR receptors and hence provide an approach for systemic treatment. In this prospective phase II trial, the application of the EGFR antibody cetuximab will be evaluated in combination with the established treatment of intensity-modulated radiation therapy plus C12 heavy ion boost.

The trial aims at evaluation of toxicity and feasibility of the combined treatment, as primary endpoint, as well as local control and disease-free survival as secondary endpoints.

  Eligibility

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 70 Years   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Criteria

Inclusion criteria

  • Histologically proven, or surgically resected adenoid-cystic carcinoma of the head and neck and
  • macroscopic or microscopic residual tumor (R1/ R2) or
  • Tumor stage >T3/T4 or
  • perineural invasion and
  • M0 stage
  • Written informed consent
  • Age between 18 and 70 years
  • Karnofsky Index ≥ 70%
  • Adequate bone-marrow, liver, and kidney function:
  • neutrophils ≥ 1.5 x 109/L,
  • thrombocytes ≥ 100 x 109/L,
  • haemoglobin ≥ 10.0 g/dL
  • bilirubin ≤ 2.0 g/dL
  • SGOT, SGPT, AP, gamma-GT ≤ 3 x ULN
  • serum creatinine ≤ 1.5 mg/dL
  • effective contraception

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Prior RT or chemotherapy for tumors of the head and neck
  • R0 resection
  • M1 (distant metastases)
  • prior immunotherapy
  • signs of active infection
  • other serious illnesses
  • Severe or uncontrolled cardiovascular disease (congestive heart failure NYHA III or IV, unstable angina pectoris, history of myocardial infarction within the last twelve months, significant arrhythmias)
  • Significant neurologic or psychiatric disorders including dementia or seizures
  • Active disseminated intravascular coagulopathies
  • Other serious underlying medical conditions prohibiting the patient's participation in the trial according to the judgement of the investigators
  • Active participation in another clinical trial within the past 30 days
  • Known allergic/ hypersensitivity reactions to non-human proteins
  • Women: pregnant (Positive serum/ urine beta-HCG ) or breast-feeding,
  • Known drug abuse,
  • Other previous malignancy within the past 5 years, with exception of a history of a previous, adequately treated, basal cell carcinoma of the skin or pre-invasive carcinoma of the cervix,
  • Legal incapacity or limited legal capacity,
  • Medical or psychological condition which in the opinion of the investigator would not permit the patient to complete the study or sign meaningful informed consent
  Contacts and Locations
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To learn more about this study, you or your doctor may contact the study research staff using the contact information provided by the sponsor.

Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT01192087


Contacts
Contact: Alexandra D Jensen, MD MSc +49-6221-56- ext 8202 alexandra.jensen@med.uni-heidelberg.de
Contact: Marc W Münter, MD +49-6221-56- ext 8202 marc.muenter@med.uni-heidelberg.de

Locations
Germany
Dept. of Radiation Oncology Recruiting
Heidelberg, Germany, 69120
Contact: Aleandra D Jensen, MD MSc    +49-6221-56 ext 8202    alexandra.jensen@med.uni-heidelberg.de   
Sub-Investigator: Alexandra D Jensen, MD MSc         
Sponsors and Collaborators
Heidelberg University
Dept. of Radiation Oncology, INF 400, 69120 Heidelberg, Germany
University Hospital Heidelberg
Merck KGaA
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Jürgen Debus, Prof. Dr. Dr. Dept. of Radiation Oncology, INF 400, 69120 Heidelberg, Germany
  More Information

Publications:
Chen AM, Bucci MK, Weinberg V, Garcia J, Quivey JM, Schechter NR, Phillips TL, Fu KK, Eisele DW. Adenoid cystic carcinoma of the head and neck treated by surgery with or without postoperative radiation therapy: prognostic features of recurrence. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys. 2006 Sep 1;66(1):152-9.
Münter MW, Schulz-Ertner D, Hof H, Nikoghosyan A, Jensen A, Nill S, Huber P, Debus J. Inverse planned stereotactic intensity modulated radiotherapy (IMRT) in the treatment of incompletely and completely resected adenoid cystic carcinomas of the head and neck: initial clinical results and toxicity of treatment. Radiat Oncol. 2006 Jun 6;1:17.
Schulz-Ertner D, Nikoghosyan A, Didinger B, Münter M, Jäkel O, Karger CP, Debus J. Therapy strategies for locally advanced adenoid cystic carcinomas using modern radiation therapy techniques. Cancer. 2005 Jul 15;104(2):338-44.
Schulz-Ertner D, Nikoghosyan A, Thilmann C, Haberer T, Jäkel O, Karger C, Kraft G, Wannenmacher M, Debus J. Results of carbon ion radiotherapy in 152 patients. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys. 2004 Feb 1;58(2):631-40.
Schulz-Ertner D, Nikoghosyan A, Jäkel O, Haberer T, Kraft G, Scholz M, Wannenmacher M, Debus J. Feasibility and toxicity of combined photon and carbon ion radiotherapy for locally advanced adenoid cystic carcinomas. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys. 2003 Jun 1;56(2):391-8.
Jäkel O, Krämer M, Schulz-Ertner D, Heeg P, Karger CP, Didinger B, Nikoghosyan A, Debus J. Treatment planning for carbon ion radiotherapy in Germany: review of clinical trials and treatment planning studies. Radiother Oncol. 2004 Dec;73 Suppl 2:S86-91.
Huber PE, Debus J, Latz D, Zierhut D, Bischof M, Wannenmacher M, Engenhart-Cabillic R. Radiotherapy for advanced adenoid cystic carcinoma: neutrons, photons or mixed beam? Radiother Oncol. 2001 May;59(2):161-7.
Douglas JG, Koh WJ, Austin-Seymour M, Laramore GE. Treatment of salivary gland neoplasms with fast neutron radiotherapy. Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2003 Sep;129(9):944-8.
Pommier P, Liebsch NJ, Deschler DG, Lin DT, McIntyre JF, Barker FG 2nd, Adams JA, Lopes VV, Varvares M, Loeffler JS, Chan AW. Proton beam radiation therapy for skull base adenoid cystic carcinoma. Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2006 Nov;132(11):1242-9.
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Haddad RI, Posner MR, Busse PM, Norris CM Jr, Goguen LA, Wirth LJ, Blinder R, Krane JF, Tishler RB. Chemoradiotherapy for adenoid cystic carcinoma: preliminary results of an organ sparing approach. Am J Clin Oncol. 2006 Apr;29(2):153-7.
Younes MN, Park YW, Yazici YD, Gu M, Santillan AA, Nong X, Kim S, Jasser SA, El-Naggar AK, Myers JN. Concomitant inhibition of epidermal growth factor and vascular endothelial growth factor receptor tyrosine kinases reduces growth and metastasis of human salivary adenoid cystic carcinoma in an orthotopic nude mouse model. Mol Cancer Ther. 2006 Nov;5(11):2696-705.
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Publications automatically indexed to this study by ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier (NCT Number):
Responsible Party: Prof. Dr. Dr. J. Debus, Dept. of Radiation Oncology, INF 400, 69120 Heidelberg, Germany
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01192087     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: ACCEPT
First Submitted: August 30, 2010
First Posted: August 31, 2010
Last Update Posted: April 24, 2013
Last Verified: April 2013

Keywords provided by Heidelberg University:
adenoid cystic carcinoma
carbon ion therapy
IMRT (intensity-modulated therapy)
radioimmunotherapy
Cetuximab

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Carcinoma
Carcinoma, Adenoid Cystic
Neoplasms, Glandular and Epithelial
Neoplasms by Histologic Type
Neoplasms
Adenocarcinoma
Cetuximab
Antineoplastic Agents


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