IR-guided Ablation (IRGA) Combined With Stereotactic Ablative Radiation (SABR) for Large Lung Tumors

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Recruitment Status : Terminated (Closed study as requested by PI due to lack of accruals)
First Posted : December 11, 2012
Last Update Posted : November 17, 2017
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
New Mexico Cancer Care Alliance

Brief Summary:
This phase I trial studies the side effects and best dose of stereotactic body radiation therapy when given together with ablation therapy in treating patients with non-small cell lung cancer or lung metastases. Ablation therapy, such as radiofrequency ablation uses a high-frequency, electric current to kill tumor cells. Ablation therapy, such as microwave ablation kills tumor cells by heating them to several degrees above normal body temperature. Stereotactic body radiation therapy may be able to send x-rays directly to the tumor and cause less damage to normal tissue. Giving ablation therapy together with stereotactic body radiation therapy may kill more tumor cells.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Recurrent Non-small Cell Lung Cancer Radiation: Stereotactic body RT and IRGA Phase 1

Detailed Description:

This is a dose-escalation study of stereotactic body radiation therapy.

Patients undergo stereotactic body radiation therapy once daily (QD) for a total of 5 fractions and then undergo IRGA (either radiofrequency ablation or microwave ablation) 1 week later.

After completion of study treatment, patients are followed up at 4 weeks, every 3 months for 1 year, every 4 months for 1 year, every 6 months for 3 years, and then annually thereafter.

Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 1 participants
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: IR-guided Ablation (IRGA) Combined With Stereotactic Ablative Radiation (SABR) for Lung Tumors Larger Than 3 cm: Phase I Dose Escalation and Pilot Study With Companion Biomarker Analysis
Actual Study Start Date : July 2012
Actual Primary Completion Date : October 2015
Actual Study Completion Date : October 13, 2015

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MedlinePlus related topics: Lung Cancer

Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: Stereotactic Body RT and IRGA
Patients undergo stereotactic body radiation therapy QD for a total of 5 fractions and then undergo IRGA (either radiofrequency ablation or microwave ablation) 1 week later.
Radiation: Stereotactic body RT and IRGA
SABR Treatment with Dose escalation: Group 1: 40 Gy/5 fractions Group 2: 45 Gy/5 fractions Group 3: 50 Gy/5 fractions then IRGA procedure 1 week later with repeat lung biopsies, serum studies
Other Names:
  • Radiofrequency ablation
  • Microwave ablation

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Maximum Tolerated Dose (MTD) [ Time Frame: 30 to 90 days ]
    The MTD will be defined as the highest dose level where less than or equal to 33% patients incurred a dose-limiting toxicity (DLT). A DLT will be defined as an acute (within 30 days) or subacute (31-90 days) irreversible grade 3 or any grade 4-5 toxicity (using National Cancer Institute [NCI]-Common Toxicity Criteria [CTC] version 4.0 criteria) that is possibly, probably, and definitely attributed to the therapy.

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Survival [ Time Frame: Up to 6 years ]
    Rates of local control, disease-free survival, and overall survival

  2. Biomarker testing [ Time Frame: 2 weeks ]
    Size of tissue samples sufficient for DNA analyses

  3. Pathological Response [ Time Frame: Up to 6 years ]
    Pathological response, changes in protein expression, and biomarker correlations with clinical outcome

  4. Quality of Life [ Time Frame: Up to 6 years ]
    Quality of life (European Organization for the Research and Treatment of Cancer [EORTC])

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

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Pathological (histologically or cytologically) diagnosis of non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC); or if lung tumor is considered to be metastases (even from primary NSCLC), then clinical diagnosis is sufficient
  • For NSCLC: Staging workup at initial diagnosis demonstrates T2-T4N0M0, or T2-T4,N1-3,M1; node-positive patients will be allowed on study only if they have M1 disease; clinical diagnosis of M1 disease is sufficient
  • Patient is deemed (a) to be medically inoperable after evaluation by thoracic surgeon based on, but not limited to the following: baseline forced expiratory volume in one second (FEV1) < 40% predicted, post-operative FEV1 < 30% predicted, severely reduced diffusion capacity, baseline hypoxemia/hypercapnia, coronary artery disease, end-organ damage, or (b): patient has refused surgery after thoracic surgery consultation
  • Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group (ECOG) performance status 0-2
  • NSCLC only: pleural effusion, if present, will undergo routine assessment for malignancy; inability to obtain fluid or non-diagnostic cytology will not preclude eligibility
  • Negative serum or urine pregnancy test within 4 weeks prior to registration in women with childbearing potential
  • Able to provide written, informed consent
  • Minimum of 4 weeks from last dose of chemotherapy to start of treatment

Exclusion Criteria:

  • For NSCLC only: prior invasive malignancy (except non-melanoma skin cancer) unless disease-free for a minimum of 2 years, including previous history of lung cancer
  • Prior radiation to the region of current cancer that would result in > 50% overlap of the old treatment field on the new treatment area based on radiation oncologist evaluation
  • International normalization ratio (INR) of > 1.5
  • Platelets of < 50,000 /uL
  • Inability to meet maximum point dose constraints

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT01746810

United States, New Mexico
University of New Mexico Cancer Center
Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States, 87131
Sponsors and Collaborators
New Mexico Cancer Care Alliance
Principal Investigator: Thomas Schroeder, MD UNM Cancer Center

Additional Information:
Responsible Party: New Mexico Cancer Care Alliance Identifier: NCT01746810     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: INST 1206
First Posted: December 11, 2012    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: November 17, 2017
Last Verified: November 2017
Individual Participant Data (IPD) Sharing Statement:
Plan to Share IPD: No

Keywords provided by New Mexico Cancer Care Alliance:
Lung Cancer

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Carcinoma, Non-Small-Cell Lung
Carcinoma, Bronchogenic
Bronchial Neoplasms
Lung Neoplasms
Respiratory Tract Neoplasms
Thoracic Neoplasms
Neoplasms by Site
Lung Diseases
Respiratory Tract Diseases