Predictive Value of 18F-FAZA in Rectum Cancer (FAZA)

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Recruitment Status : Terminated (The logistics of this trial (incl. supply of tracer) in connection with the patients' treatment course caused the inclusion rate to be very slow.)
First Posted : December 9, 2010
Last Update Posted : June 17, 2013
Aarhus University Hospital
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Vejle Hospital

Brief Summary:
The primary purpose of the study is to investigate 18F-FAZA-PETs role as predictor of response to neoadjuvant chemoradiation of locally advanced rectum cancer.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment
Locally Advanced Rectum Cancer Other: 18F-FAZA-PET/CT

Study Type : Observational
Actual Enrollment : 21 participants
Observational Model: Case-Only
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: The Predictive Value of 18F-FAZA-PET/CT in Neoadjuvant Radiation for Patients With Locally Advanced Rectum Cancer
Study Start Date : November 2010
Actual Primary Completion Date : February 2012
Actual Study Completion Date : August 2012

Group/Cohort Intervention/treatment
Contrast fluid injected prior to scan

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Response to chemoradiotherapy measured by TRG [ Time Frame: 8 weeks after chemoradiation treatment ]

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Recurrence free survival [ Time Frame: From date of inclusion till date of verified recurrence ]
  2. Survival [ Time Frame: From date of inclusion till date of death by any cause ]

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Probability Sample
Study Population
Patients with locally advanced rectum cancer receiving preoperative radiation treatment and concomitant chemotherapy at the Dept. of Oncology, Vejle Hospital.

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Histopatologically verified adenocarcinoma in the rectum
  • T4 tumor eller T3 tumor < 10 cm from the anus and < 5 mm from the mesorectal fascie measured by MR scan. At the distal part of the rectum the distance to the mesorectal fascie is < 5 mm and therefore all T3 tumors are included in this area
  • Suitable for preoperative radiation and chemotherapy
  • No distant metastases
  • Age >18 years
  • Hematology ANC ≥1.5x10^9/l. Thrombocytes ≥ 100x10^9/l.
  • Biochemistry Bilirubin ≤ 3 x UNL. ALAT ≤ 5 x UNL
  • Creatinine ≤ UNL
  • Contraception for fertile women
  • Written and orally informed consent

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Other malignant disease within 5 years, excl. non-melanotic skin cancer
  • Previous radiation treatment of the pelvis
  • Pregnant or breastfeeding women
  • Surgery within 6 weeks prior to enrollment
  • Serious concurrent medical disease
  • Enrollment in study "A prospective observational study of patients with rectum cancer after concomitant radiation and chemotherapy", where the patients are potientially not operated.

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT01257035

Vejle Hospital
Vejle, Denmark
Sponsors and Collaborators
Vejle Hospital
Aarhus University Hospital

Responsible Party: Vejle Hospital Identifier: NCT01257035     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: S-20100054
First Posted: December 9, 2010    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: June 17, 2013
Last Verified: June 2013

Keywords provided by Vejle Hospital:
Rectum cancer

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Rectal Neoplasms
Colorectal Neoplasms
Intestinal Neoplasms
Gastrointestinal Neoplasms
Digestive System Neoplasms
Neoplasms by Site
Digestive System Diseases
Gastrointestinal Diseases
Intestinal Diseases
Rectal Diseases