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Optical Coherence Tomography in Patients With Radiotherapy for Head and Neck Cancer (ROOCT)

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT04610645
Recruitment Status : Recruiting
First Posted : October 30, 2020
Last Update Posted : October 30, 2020
Sponsor:
Collaborators:
Verein zur Forschungsförderung der Krebshilfe OÖ
RECENDT GmbH
Johannes Kepler Universität Linz, Abteilung FLLL
Universitätsklinikum Erlangen
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Hans Geinitz, Krankenhaus Barmherzige Schwestern Linz

Brief Summary:
The purpose of this study is to determine whether any eventual skin damage caused by radiation therapy can be detected and monitored at a subclinical level via optical coherence tomography (OCT). Another key question is whether subclinical OCT detected skin damage correlates with acute and late clinical toxicity.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment
Head and Neck Cancer Radiotherapy Device: OCT Device: Dermatoscope Genetic: 3-Colour FISH

Detailed Description:
Head and neck cancer patients that meet the eligibility criteria and singned the informed consent will undergo OCT-measurements before, during and after the course of radiation therapy. At the same time-points the skin areas are evaluated with dermatoscopy and patients are asked to self-assess their quality of life (EORTC QLQ C30 and respective head and neck module H&N 43). Before the onset of radiation therapy radiation sensitivity analysis will be performed with in-vitro irradion of peripheral blood lymphocytes (FISH).

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Study Type : Observational
Estimated Enrollment : 50 participants
Observational Model: Case-Only
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: Live Laser Microscopic Evaluation (OCT) of Radiation Induced Preclinical Alterations of the Skin in Head and Neck Cancer Patients
Actual Study Start Date : June 8, 2020
Estimated Primary Completion Date : December 8, 2026
Estimated Study Completion Date : December 8, 2026

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Group/Cohort Intervention/treatment
Head and Neck Cancer Patients
Patients with adjuvant or definitve radiotherapy or radio-chemotherapy for head and neck cancer
Device: OCT
3x3 OCT volume scans on treated and opposite side of the irreadiated area on head and neck
Other Name: Lumedica OQlabscope 2.0

Device: Dermatoscope
2x2 pictures taken with a dermatoscope
Other Name: Heine iC1 Set/6

Genetic: 3-Colour FISH
Blood sample is examined for breaks per metaphase to determine radiation sensibility of the individual
Other Name: Fluorescent In Situ Hybridisation




Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. early radiation induced skin structure changes detected in OCT [ Time Frame: First week of radiation therapy ]
    any reproducible difference in skin OCT appearance as compared with baseline (pre-RT)


Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. detection of any skin strucure changes with OCT during the course of RT [ Time Frame: weeks 1 - 6 of radiation therapy ]
    any reproducible difference in skin OCT appearance as compared with baseline (pre-RT)

  2. Correlation of OCT changes with clinical appearent acute side effetcs [ Time Frame: weeks 1 - 6 of radiation therapy ]
    Correlation of OCT changes with CTC radiation toxicity

  3. Correlation of OCT changes with clinical appearent late side effetcs [ Time Frame: 1 year post-RT ]
    Correlation of OCT changes with CTC radiation toxicity

  4. Correlation of OCT changes with radiation sensitivity [ Time Frame: OCT: weeks 1-6 of radiation therapy; FISH: pre-RT ]
    Correlation of OCT with chromosome-breaks per metaphasis in in-vitro irradiated blood lymphocytes (FISH)

  5. Correlation of OCT changes with dermatoscopic skin appearance [ Time Frame: weeks 1-6 of RT ]
    Correlation of OCT changes with standardised evaluated skin appearence via dermatoscopy

  6. Correlation of quality of live with OCT and radiation sensitivity [ Time Frame: weeks 1-6 of RT, 6 weeks and 1 year post-RT ]
    Correlation of quality of live as measured with the EORT QLC C30 and Head and neck module H&N 43 with OCT and radiation sensitivity



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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 99 Years   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population
Consecutively treated patients with head and neck cancer at the department of radiation therapy Ordensklinikum Linz Barmherzige Schwestern
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Patients with cancer located at: nasopharynx, oropharynx, hypopharynx, larynx, oral cavity and definitive or adjuvant radiation- or radio-chemotherapy

Exclusion Criteria:

  • reduced mental capacity
  • treatment with C225 Cetuximab
  • bearded patients
  • overt skin disease
  • vast tattoos in the neck region

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Contacts
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Contact: Elisabeth Silberberger, MSc +43 (732) 7677 ext 6484 elisabeth.silberberger@ordensklinikum.at
Contact: Hans Geinitz, Prim. Univ.-Prof. Dr. +43 (732) 7677 ext 6938 hans.geinitz@ordensklinikum.at

Locations
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Austria
Department of Radiooncology, Ordensklinikum Linz GmbH Barmherzige Schwestern Recruiting
Linz, Upper Austria, Austria, 4010
Contact: Elisabeth Silberberger, MSC    +43 (732) 7677 ext 6484    elisabeth.silberberger@ordensklinikum.at   
Contact: Hans Geinitz, Prim. Univ.-Prof. Dr.    +43 (732) 7677 ext 6938    hans.geinitz@ordensklinikum.at   
Sponsors and Collaborators
Krankenhaus Barmherzige Schwestern Linz
Verein zur Forschungsförderung der Krebshilfe OÖ
RECENDT GmbH
Johannes Kepler Universität Linz, Abteilung FLLL
Universitätsklinikum Erlangen
Investigators
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Principal Investigator: Hans Geinitz, Prim. Univ.-Prof. Dr. Ordensklinikum Linz GmbH Barmherzige Schwestern (Dept. Radiooncology)
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Responsible Party: Hans Geinitz, Prim. Univ.-Prof. Dr., Krankenhaus Barmherzige Schwestern Linz
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT04610645    
Other Study ID Numbers: EKS 39/18
First Posted: October 30, 2020    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: October 30, 2020
Last Verified: October 2020
Individual Participant Data (IPD) Sharing Statement:
Plan to Share IPD: Undecided

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Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Drug Product: No
Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Device Product: No
Keywords provided by Hans Geinitz, Krankenhaus Barmherzige Schwestern Linz:
Optical coherence tomography
OCT
Head and neck cancer
radiotherapy
radiation therapy
skin toxicity
radiation sensitivity
FISH
Quality of Life
EORTC QLQ C30
EORTC H&N 43
Radiochemotherapy
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Head and Neck Neoplasms
Neoplasms by Site
Neoplasms