Observation Versus Surgical Resection in Patients With Rectal Cancer Who Achieved Complete Clinical Response After Neoadjuvant Chemoradiotherapy
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|ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT02052921|
Recruitment Status : Terminated (During the execution time foreseen in the project, the expected number of patients was not reached.)
First Posted : February 3, 2014
Last Update Posted : May 11, 2020
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With the possibility of pathological complete response in surgical specimens, some authors have proposed non-operative management of the patient group, when re-staged after neoadjuvant treatment, have complete clinical response. So far, this approach remains discussed in the literature, and there are still many uncertainties that patients with clinical complete response after chemoradiotherapy in fact no detectable viable tumor and may be omitted of radical surgical treatment. It is a still investigational approach and actually gained space even for patients with very high or who refuse surgery after all clarifications surgical risk.
Hypothesis: The preservation of the rectum in patients with adenocarcinoma of the middle and distal rectum (up to 10 cm) reaching clinical complete response after neoadjuvant chemoradiotherapy have similar rate of the rectal cancer recurrence than patients who underwent surgical rectal resection.
This will be a prospective, randomized, open label phase II of surgical resection versus conservative treatment (observation) in patients with mid and distal rectal cancer who achieved complete after neoadjuvant chemoradiotherapy combined with clinical response.
The main objective of this study is to assess whether conservative approach is similar to rectosigmoidectomy with complete mesorectal excision or amputation abdminoperineal the rectum in patients with complete clinical response after neoadjuvant therapy combined chemoradiotherapy.
Patient Selection: To be eligible patients who have neoadjuvant prior histologic diagnosis of rectal adenocarcinoma, tumors located within 10 cm from the anal verge, a complete clinical response after treatment with chemoradiotherapy for rectal tumors staged clinical and radiological T3-4 N0 M0 or T (any) N + M0, absence of colorectal synchronous tumors.
Treatment: Eligible patients will be randomized 1:1 to resection of the rectum or notice. The period for randomization of patients will be 12 weeks after the last dose of radiotherapy / chemotherapy, so that we can properly assess the antitumor response as described above. After randomization, patients in the surgical group will undergo resection of the rectum with complete excision of mesorectal within 2 weeks after randomization.
|Condition or disease||Intervention/treatment||Phase|
|Rectal Cancer||Procedure: Rectal resection Other: Observation||Not Applicable|
|Study Type :||Interventional (Clinical Trial)|
|Actual Enrollment :||13 participants|
|Intervention Model:||Parallel Assignment|
|Masking:||None (Open Label)|
|Official Title:||Open Randomized Study of Observation Versus Surgical Resection in Patients With Rectal Cancer Who Achieved Complete Clinical Response After Neoadjuvant Chemoradiotherapy|
|Actual Study Start Date :||November 2011|
|Actual Primary Completion Date :||December 2016|
|Actual Study Completion Date :||April 23, 2020|
Active Comparator: Rectal resection
Surgical rectal resection
Procedure: Rectal resection
Surgical rectal resection
- Disease-free survival (DFS) [ Time Frame: 3 years ]
- Operative complication rate [ Time Frame: 30 days ]
- Presence of viable tumor in the surgical specimen [ Time Frame: 3 years ]
- Pattern of recurrence [ Time Frame: 3 years ]
- Overall survival (OS) [ Time Frame: 5 years ]
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|Ages Eligible for Study:||18 Years to 75 Years (Adult, Older Adult)|
|Sexes Eligible for Study:||All|
|Accepts Healthy Volunteers:||No|
- Histological diagnosis of rectal adenocarcinoma
- tumors located within 10 cm from the anal verge by rigid proctoscopy measurement
- Complete clinical response after neoadjuvant treatment with chemoradiotherapy for rectal tumors clinical and radiologically staged as T3-4 N0 M0 or T (any) N + M0
- Absence of colorectal synchronous tumors
- Age between 18 and 75 years
- ECOG performance scale ≤ 2,
- last dose of chemotherapy / radiation therapy in up to 12 weeks
- Good organic function
- Absence of serious comorbidities defined by the doctor to prevent surgical resection of the rectum and / or neoadjuvant therapy.
- Comorbidities clinically significant where surgical resection and / or neoadjuvant therapy is impossible, according to medical assessment.
- Prior antineoplastic therapy different from neoadjuvant therapy.
- History of Crohn's disease or ulcerative colitis.
- Confirmation or strongly suspected inherited polyp syndrome.
- Pregnant women or during lactation (women of childbearing age should have a negative pregnancy test).
- Concurrent participation in another research protocol involving therapeutic intervention.
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT02052921
|Instituto Do Câncer Do Estado de São Paulo|
|Sao Paulo, Brazil, 01246-000|
|Principal Investigator:||Ivan Cecconello, MD||Faculdade de Medicina da USP|
|Study Director:||Ulysses Ribeiro, MD||Instituto do Câncer do Estado de São Paulo|
|Responsible Party:||Instituto do Cancer do Estado de São Paulo|
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|First Posted:||February 3, 2014 Key Record Dates|
|Last Update Posted:||May 11, 2020|
|Last Verified:||May 2020|
complete clinical response
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