Hearing Loss and the Effects of Statin Drugs in People With Head and Neck Squamous Cell Carcinoma Treated With Cisplatin Chemoradiation
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|ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT03225157|
Recruitment Status : Recruiting
First Posted : July 21, 2017
Last Update Posted : December 17, 2018
Cisplatin is a chemotherapy drug. It is used to treat head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC) and other cancers. It can cause hearing loss for some people. It is not known how many people will get hearing loss from cisplatin. It is also not known what other factors might influence who gets hearing loss. Factors could include age, sex, noise exposure, and other drugs the person is taking. Statins are drugs used to lower cholesterol. Statins may also reduce cisplatin-induced hearing loss.
To see if statins reduce hearing loss in people getting cisplatin therapy to treat HNSCC. To find out how many people taking cisplatin get hearing loss from it. To find out if other factors might influence whether cisplatin causes hearing loss.
People ages 18 and older who are getting treatment with cisplatin for HNSCC
Participants will be screened with a review of their medical records.
Participants will have 3 visits. These will be before the onset of cisplatin therapy, at about 4 weeks after they finish therapy, and about 6 months after they finish therapy. Each visit will include:
Audiogram/hearing tests. Participants will wear headphones and indicate when they hear different sounds.
Questions about their noise exposure history and whether they have ringing in the ears
|Condition or disease|
|Head and Neck Cancer Hearing Disorder Hyperlipidemia|
- Primary: Determine whether head and neck cancer patients taking statin drugs for hyperlipidemia are at decreased risk of cisplatin-induced hearing loss.
- Secondary: Determine the incidence and severity of hearing loss in head and neck cancer patients undergoing low-dose, weekly cisplatin chemotherapy with concurrent radiation. Hearing loss with this more recent cisplatin regimen has not been thoroughly evaluated in the literature. Examine whether age, gender, pre-existing hearing loss, other medications, or comorbid medical conditions may be risk factors for cisplatin-induced hearing loss and/or the acquisition or progression of tinnitus in this patient population.
-Subjects will be adult patients with head and neck squamous cell carcinoma of the upper aerodigestive tract who will undergo cisplatin chemotherapy (40 mg/m2 weekly for 6-7 weeks) with concurrent radiation.
- Observational study
- 334 subjects will be enrolled.
- Subjects will complete a questionnaire to estimate the degree of prior noise exposure and impact on baseline hearing. Information on medical comorbidities, names and doses of current medications will be obtained from the medical record and verified at each subject visit.
- Subjects will complete self-administered audiograms using FDA-approved software from SHOEBOXTM Audiometry on a portable tablet (iPad) computer.
- Audiograms will be completed prior to commencing chemoradiation, within 4 weeks of completing treatment, and 6 months after completing treatment.
- Subjects will also complete a validated tinnitus questionnaire and a noise exposure history along with each audiogram.
- No investigational or experimental therapy will be given as part of this protocol.
- Audiograms will be performed at the Johns Hopkins Suburban Outpatient Center or the NIH Clinical Center.
- Two interim analyses will be conducted prior to study completion (after N=88 and N=176 subjects completing the protocol) to determine whether there are statistically significant differences in severity or incidence of hearing loss in subjects taking concurrent statin drugs vs. subjects who are not taking statin drugs.
- Primary outcome measure: The primary outcome measure is the change in hearing sensitivity (as measured by the self-administered audiogram) between the pre-treatment (before cisplatin therapy) hearing test and the post-treatment (after completion of cisplatin therapy) audiogram. Hearing loss will be defined according to TUNE and ASHA criteria and will be compared in subjects taking statin drugs vs. subjects not taking statin drugs. Hearing status will be compared between audiograms collected at baseline (prior to treatment) to a repeated audiogram at the end of treatment (within 4 weeks of cisplatin protocol cessation).
- Secondary outcome measure: Secondary outcome measures include 1) changes in hearing sensitivity between the first post-cisplatin audiogram and the second post-cisplatin audiogram, and 2) changes in scores on the tinnitus questionnaire between the pre-treatment audiogram and the two post-treatment audiograms.
|Study Type :||Observational|
|Estimated Enrollment :||334 participants|
|Official Title:||Observational Study of Hearing Loss and the Effects of Statin Drugs in Head and Neck Squamous Cell Carcinoma Patients Treated With Cisplatin Chemoradiation|
|Estimated Study Start Date :||December 20, 2018|
|Estimated Primary Completion Date :||March 1, 2022|
|Estimated Study Completion Date :||March 1, 2022|
Subjects will be adult patients with head and neck squamous cell carcinoma of the upper aerodigestive tract
- Primary Outcome Measure: Primary outcome measure: Determine whether head and neck cancer patients taking statin drugs for hyperlipidemia are at decreased risk of cisplatin-induced hearing loss. [ Time Frame: 5 years ]
- Determine the incidence and severity of hearing loss in head and neck cancer patients undergoing low-dose, weekly cisplatin chemotherapy with concurrent radiation. [ Time Frame: 5 years ]
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT03225157
|Contact: Nicole C Schmitt, M.D.||(301) firstname.lastname@example.org|
|United States, Maryland|
|Bethesda, Maryland, United States, 20814|
|National Institutes of Health Clinical Center||Recruiting|
|Bethesda, Maryland, United States, 20892|
|Contact: For more information at the NIH Clinical Center contact Office of Patient Recruitment (OPR) 800-411-1222 ext TTY8664111010 email@example.com|
|Principal Investigator:||Lisa L Cunningham, Ph.D.||National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD)|