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Dose Escalation Study of Simultaneous Boost Intensity-Modulated Radiotherapy for Locally Advanced Cervical Cancer (DEPICT)

This study is ongoing, but not recruiting participants.
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Barts & The London NHS Trust Identifier:
First received: October 28, 2010
Last updated: August 30, 2017
Last verified: August 2017
This will be the first study to assess the clinical feasibility of dose escalation with simultaneous integrated boost intensity-modulated radiotherapy for patients with locally advanced cervical cancer. Following screening to confirm eligibility patients will commence a six week treatment period. After this, patients will be followed up by visits to clinic every 3 months for a period of 24 months (2 years). End of study is defined as 24 months after treatment. Patients will be followed up for a minimum of 5 years (as per local policy) after treatment.

Condition Intervention Phase
Locally Advanced Cervical Cancer Drug: Cisplatin Radiation: Intensity-modulated radiation therapy Procedure: Intracavitary brachytherapy Phase 1 Phase 2

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A Phase I/II, Multi-Center Dose Escalation Study of Simultaneous Boost Intensity-Modulated Radiotherapy for Locally Advanced Cervical Cancer

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Further study details as provided by Barts & The London NHS Trust:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Grade 3 gastrointestinal toxicity at 6 months as defined by CTCAE v 3.0 [ Time Frame: 6 months ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Response rate assessed radiologically at 3 and 12 months [ Time Frame: 3 and 12 months ]
  • Local control of the disease at 2 years [ Time Frame: 2 years ]
  • Late toxicity at 2 years as defined by CTCAE v 3.0 [ Time Frame: 2 years ]

Enrollment: 22
Actual Study Start Date: July 2010
Estimated Study Completion Date: April 2018
Estimated Primary Completion Date: April 2018 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: Dose escalation study
This is a dose escalation study of IMRT for women with locally advanced cervical cancer. Three dose levels will be investigated, (although, the first dose level is considered to be the equivalent to a standard pelvic dose with parametrial boost). Before moving to the next dose level it must be confirmed by the Chief Investigator that the Maximum Administrable Dose (MAD) has not been met in the previous dose level (see section 6.3). If MAD is reached before dose level 3 the study will stop. All patients enrolled on the study will undergo the same procedures at the same time points, regardless of the dose level they are being given (see section 5).
Drug: Cisplatin
Each patient will also receive chemotherapy with a drug called cisplatin, which is given intravenously through a drip in the arm once a week during their 6 week radiotherapy treatment. Again this is standard treatment for any patient with cervix cancer.
Radiation: Intensity-modulated radiation therapy
Patients in this trial will receive radiotherapy to the pelvic area with additional chemotherapy (chemoradiotherapy). This is the standard treatment for cervix cancer and will be almost identical to patients not taking part in this study. As patients in the study will be treated with IMRT, the total radiation dose will be slightly higher but without increasing the dose to normal tissue in the pelvis. This will mean the number of radiotherapy treatments that each patient receives in the study is between 27 and 30 compared with the usual 28. Each patient will undergo 6 weeks of radiotherapy treatment and must attend the radiotherapy department hospital once daily (Monday to Friday) over 6 weeks. Each treatment lasts for approximately 10 15 minutes. This is exactly the same as standard practice if patients were not participating in the trial.
Other Name: IMRT
Procedure: Intracavitary brachytherapy
Intracavitary brachytherapy Intracavitary brachytherapy will be given towards the end of external beam radiotherapy usually weeks five and six. This is routine treatment and will be given according to local practice As is the convention patients will be reviewed weekly (more frequently if necessary) by their study doctor and will have weekly blood tests to measure full blood count and urea and electrolytes.


Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 65 Years   (Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   Female
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  1. Histologically confirmed squamous cell carcinoma, adenocarcinoma or poorly differentiated carcinoma of the cervix
  2. FIGO stage IIB-IVA (any pelvic nodal status) and FIGO stage 1B2 and IIA with pelvic nodal involvement
  3. Measurable disease on MRI
  4. Age > 18 years (no upper limit)
  5. WHO performance status 0,1
  6. Adequate renal function with EDTA clearance> 55ml/min
  7. Adequate liver function, as defined by ALT or AST less than 2.5 x ULN, and bilirubin less than 1.25 x ULN
  8. Adequate bone marrow function, defined by WCC >3.0 x 109/litre, neutrophils > 1.5 x 109/litre and platelets > 100 x 109 /litre
  9. Able to understand and give written informed consent

Exclusion Criteria:

  1. Evidence of common iliac or para-aortic nodal involvement, or distant metastases
  2. Previous history of cancer except skin tumour
  3. Previous pelvic radiotherapy or surgery other than toparoscopic node disection
  4. Previous history of pelvic adhesions, inflammatory bowel disease, pelvic inflammatory disease or diabetes mellitus
  5. Females of childbearing potential must have a negative pregnancy test within 7 days prior to being registered for protocol therapy if required. Acceptable contraception should be used such as barrier or hormonal methods.
  6. Females must not be pregnant or breastfeeding
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01230996

United Kingdom
Saint Bartholomew's Hospital
London, England, United Kingdom, EC1A 7BE
Hammersmith Hospital
London, England, United Kingdom
Royal Marsden - London
London, England, United Kingdom
Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Sheffield, United Kingdom
Sponsors and Collaborators
Barts & The London NHS Trust
Principal Investigator: Melanie Powell Barts & The London NHS Trust
  More Information

Responsible Party: Barts & The London NHS Trust Identifier: NCT01230996     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 6867
Study First Received: October 28, 2010
Last Updated: August 30, 2017

Keywords provided by Barts & The London NHS Trust:
cervical adenocarcinoma
cervical adenosquamous cell carcinoma
cervical squamous cell carcinoma
stage IB cervical cancer
stage IIA cervical cancer
stage IIB cervical cancer
stage III cervical cancer
stage IVA cervical cancer

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Uterine Cervical Neoplasms
Uterine Neoplasms
Genital Neoplasms, Female
Urogenital Neoplasms
Neoplasms by Site
Uterine Cervical Diseases
Uterine Diseases
Genital Diseases, Female
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