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High-Dose Rate Brachytherapy and Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy in Treating Patients With Prostate Cancer

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Verified October 2016 by Thomas Jefferson University ( Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center at Thomas Jefferson University )
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First received: July 31, 2012
Last updated: October 19, 2016
Last verified: October 2016
The first technology is called high dose rate brachytherapy. Brachytherapy is sometimes called internal radiation therapy. High dose rate brachytherapy is a procedure that involves temporarily placing radioactive material inside the patient's body for about 10-20 minutes. Then, the remainder of the radiation treatment will be given over a 3 week period using stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT). SBRT is a novel treatment modality that involves the delivery of very high individual doses of radiation to tumors with high precision. This allows the doctor to deliver the same amount of radiation in a much shorter time. The purpose of this study is to determine the safety of brachytherapy when combined with hypofractionated SBRT.

Condition Intervention Phase
Prostate Cancer Adenocarcinoma of the Prostate Recurrent Prostate Cancer Stage IIA Prostate Cancer Stage IIB Prostate Cancer Radiation: Brachytherapy Radiation: Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy Procedure: Quality-of-life assessment Other: Questionnaire administration Phase 1

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Phase I Trial of High Dose Rate Brachytherapy Combined With Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy for Intermediate Risk Prostate Cancer Patients

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Further study details as provided by Thomas Jefferson University ( Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center at Thomas Jefferson University ):

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Dose limiting toxicities (DLT) graded according to the National Cancer Institute, Common Toxicity Criteria (NCI, CTC), v 4.0 [ Time Frame: Up to 3 months ]
    Data analysis of phase I studies is descriptive. All estimates of dose-specific rates (e.g., response and toxicity) will be presented with corresponding confidence intervals using the exact method.

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Late nonhematologic toxicity profile [ Time Frame: Up to 5 years ]
  • Acute and late hematologic toxicity profile of HDR and SBRT combination [ Time Frame: Up to 5 years ]
  • Correlation of dosimetric parameters, including dose-volume factors for bladder and rectum, with acute toxicity [ Time Frame: Up to 5 years ]
  • Patient-reported outcomes, assessed by EPIC and AUA symptom score [ Time Frame: Up to 5 years ]

Estimated Enrollment: 42
Study Start Date: October 2012
Estimated Study Completion Date: September 2019
Estimated Primary Completion Date: September 2018 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: Treatment (HDR brachytherapy, SBRT)
Patients undergo HDR brachytherapy on day 0 followed by SBRT on days 15-30
Radiation: Brachytherapy
Undergo high dose rate brachytherapy
Other Names:
  • low-LET implant therapy
  • radiation brachytherapy
  • low-LET implant
  • internal radiotherapy
  • sealed source radiotherapy
  • curietherapy
  • endocurietherapy
Radiation: Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy
Undergo stereotactic body radiation therapy
Other Names:
  • SBRT
  • stereotactic radiation therapy
  • stereotactic radiotherapy
Procedure: Quality-of-life assessment
Ancillary studies
Other: Questionnaire administration
Ancillary studies

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

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Adenocarcinoma of the prostate with intermediate risk disease T2b-T2c or Gleason score 7 or prostate specific antigen (PSA) 10-20 ng/ml, without metastatic disease
  • To rule out metastatic disease, patients must have the following tests:

    • Bone scan within 60 days prior to registration
    • Computed tomography (CT) of abdomen/pelvis within 60 days prior to registration
  • Karnofsky performance status > 70
  • Age > 18
  • PSA blood test within 60 days prior to registration
  • Prostate biopsy within 180 days prior to registration
  • Within 60 days prior to registration, hematologic minimal values:

    • Absolute neutrophil count > 1,500/mm^3
    • Hemoglobin > 8.0 g/dl
    • Platelet count > 100,000/mm^3
  • Men of childbearing potential must be willing to consent to using effective contraception while on treatment and for at least 3 months thereafter
  • No history of previous pelvic irradiation

Exclusion Criteria:

  • History of urological surgery or procedures predisposing to GU complications after radiation, i.e., anastomoses, stricture repair, etc. (will be determined by radiation oncologist)
  • History of prior pelvic irradiation
  • Documented distant metastatic disease
  • Prior radical prostatectomy or cryosurgery for prostate cancer
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01655836

Contact: Robert Den, MD
Contact: Radiation Oncology Clinical Research

United States, Pennsylvania
Thomas Jefferson University Recruiting
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States, 19107
Contact: Robert Den, MD   
Contact: Radiation Oncology Clinical Research         
Sub-Investigator: Adam Dicker, MD, PhD         
Sub-Investigator: Maria Werner-Wasik, MD         
Sub-Investigator: Pramila Rani Anne, MD         
Sub-Investigator: Voichita Bar Ad, MD         
Sub-Investigator: Wenyin Shi, MD, PhD         
Sub-Investigator: Leonard Gomella, MD         
Sub-Investigator: Edouard Trabulsi, MD         
Sub-Investigator: Costas Lallas, MD         
Sub-Investigator: William Kevin Kelly, DO         
Sub-Investigator: Jean Hoffman-Censits, MD         
Sub-Investigator: Jianqing Lin, MD         
Sub-Investigator: Mark Hurwitz, MD         
Sponsors and Collaborators
Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center at Thomas Jefferson University
Principal Investigator: Robert Den, MD Thomas Jefferson University
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Additional Information:
Ritter MA, Forman JD, and Kupelian PA. A Phase I/II trial of increasingly hypofractionated radiation therapy for prostate cancer. International Journal of Radiation Oncology Biology Physics 75, 2009.

Publications automatically indexed to this study by Identifier (NCT Number):
Responsible Party: Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center at Thomas Jefferson University Identifier: NCT01655836     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 12D.210
2012-10 ( Other Identifier: CCRRC )
Study First Received: July 31, 2012
Last Updated: October 19, 2016

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Prostatic Neoplasms
Genital Neoplasms, Male
Urogenital Neoplasms
Neoplasms by Site
Genital Diseases, Male
Prostatic Diseases
Neoplasms, Glandular and Epithelial
Neoplasms by Histologic Type processed this record on September 21, 2017