Bevacizumab and Radiation Therapy for Sarcomas

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Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : July 25, 2006
Results First Posted : May 19, 2017
Last Update Posted : May 19, 2017
National Institutes of Health (NIH)
National Cancer Institute (NCI)
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Yen-Lin Evelyn Chen, MD, Massachusetts General Hospital

July 21, 2006
July 25, 2006
February 16, 2017
May 19, 2017
May 19, 2017
July 2006
March 2010   (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Objective Response Rate for Neoadjuvant Bevacizumab Combined With Radiation Therapy for Intermediate and High-risk Soft Tissue Sarcomas. [ Time Frame: 3 years ]
The count of participants with greater than or equal to 80% pathological necrosis in the resected specimen following neoadjuvant bevacizumab and radiation.
To determine the objective response rate for neoadjuvant bevacizumab combined with radiation therapy for intermediate and high-risk soft tissue sarcomas.
Complete list of historical versions of study NCT00356031 on Archive Site
  • Change in Median Microvessel Density (MVD) After Bevacizumab Alone [ Time Frame: baseline and 3 years ]
    The percentage change in median microvessel density (MVD) after Bevacizumab treatment alone
  • Average Change in Blood Flow, Blood Volume,and Permeability Surface Area [ Time Frame: 3 years ]
    The percentage reduction in blood flow, blood volume,and permeability surface area of the tumor following combination therapy as determined by perfusion CT (computerized tomography) scan. The percent change represents the combined average percent change for flow, volume, and permeability together.
  • Local Control Rate [ Time Frame: 3 years ]
    The number of patients with local recurrence after a median follow-up of 24 months. Local recurrence is defined as disease progression (new cancer growth) at the primary cancer site.
  • Distant Recurrence [ Time Frame: 3 years ]
    The number of participants with distant recurrence at the time of last follow-up. Distant recurrence is when cancer has spread (metastasized) to areas farther away from where the primary cancer site is.
  • Disease Free Survival [ Time Frame: 3 years ]
    The median amount of time from the end of treatment until to distant recurrence. Distant recurrence is when cancer spreads to areas in the body away from the primary cancer site.
  • To analyze the biologic effects of this regimen on tumor vasculature, blood flow, and oxygenation
  • to obtain preliminary data regarding local control, distant control, disease-free survival, and overall survival with this regimen.
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Bevacizumab and Radiation Therapy for Sarcomas
A Phase II Study of Neoadjuvant Bevacizumab and Radiation Therapy for Resectable Soft Tissue Sarcomas
The main purpose of this study is to test the effectiveness of bevacizumab in combination with radiation therapy to see what effects (good or bad) they have on patients with soft tissue sarcoma. Bevacizumab is an antibody designed specifically to slow or stop the growth of cancerous tumors by decreasing the blood supply to the tumor. Bevacizumab is approved by the FDA in combination with intravenous 5-fluorouracil-based chemotherapy as a treatment for patients with cancer of the colon or rectum that has spread. However, the use of bevacizumab in combination with radiation for sarcomas is still under investigation.
  • The dose of bevacizumab and radiation therapy will be the same for all participants throughout the study.
  • Bevacizumab will be given as an intravenous infusion every 2 weeks for a total of 4 doses.
  • Radiation therapy will begin 2 weeks after the first bevacizumab infusion and will be delivered 5 days per week over a period of 6 weeks. This is done as an outpatient procedure. Each 2 week period will be considered a separate treatment cycle. Participants will be treated with radiation therapy for a maximum of 3 cycles (6 weeks).
  • A surgeon will evaluate the participants tumor by radiologic studies before study treatment to determine if surgical removal is possible. After the completion of study treatment, a surgeon will repeat the evaluation of the tumor. Surgery will performed 6-7 weeks after the completion of radiation therapy.
Phase 2
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma
  • Fibrous Histiocytoma
  • Liposarcoma
  • Leiomyosarcoma
  • Fibrosarcoma
  • Synovial Sarcoma
  • Drug: Bevacizumab
    Bevacizumab 5mg/kg given intravenously every 2 weeks for a total of 4 doses
    Other Name: Avastin
  • Radiation: Radiation Therapy
    External beam radiation given two weeks after the first bevacizumab infusion and delivered 5 days a week at 1.8 Gy per day, over 6 weeks. Total radiation dose is 50.4 Gy. For patients with tumors in the retroperitoneum or pelvis, intraoperative radiation therapy (10-20 Gy) may be given for close or positive margins at the discretion of the radiation oncologist and surgeon. For patients with tumors in the extremity or trunk, post-operative external beam radiation therapy (10-20 Gy) will be given for close or positive margins assuming wound healing is good.
  • Procedure: Surgery
    Surgical resection is performed 6-7 weeks after completion of neoadjuvant therapy.
Experimental: Bevacizumab, Radiation, and Surgery
Bevacizumab 5mg/kg, external beam radiation therapy (XRT), surgery, Intraoperative radiation therapy (IORT), and postoperative external beam radiation therapy (Post-op XRT)
  • Drug: Bevacizumab
  • Radiation: Radiation Therapy
  • Procedure: Surgery
Yoon SS, Duda DG, Karl DL, Kim TM, Kambadakone AR, Chen YL, Rothrock C, Rosenberg AE, Nielsen GP, Kirsch DG, Choy E, Harmon DC, Hornicek FJ, Dreyfuss J, Ancukiewicz M, Sahani DV, Park PJ, Jain RK, Delaney TF. Phase II study of neoadjuvant bevacizumab and radiotherapy for resectable soft tissue sarcomas. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys. 2011 Nov 15;81(4):1081-90. doi: 10.1016/j.ijrobp.2010.07.024. Epub 2010 Oct 6.

*   Includes publications given by the data provider as well as publications identified by Identifier (NCT Number) in Medline.
March 2010
March 2010   (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Primary soft tissue sarcoma (STS) or an isolated local recurrence of STS. Open incisional biopsy or core biopsies should be performed within 8 weeks prior to registration
  • Tumor grade of intermediate or high grade
  • Tumor must be located on the upper extremity, the lower extremity, trunk, retroperitoneum, or pelvis
  • Primary tumors must be > 5.0cm in maximal diameter and local recurrence can be any size
  • 18 years of age or older
  • Zubrod performance status of 0-2
  • Adequate organ and marrow function

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Metastatic disease
  • Pregnant or lactating women
  • HIV positive patients
  • Prior treatment with radiation, chemotherapy or biotherapy for this tumor
  • History or evidence of central nervous system (CNS) disease
  • Serious, non-healing wound, ulcer, or bone fracture
  • Clinically significant cardiovascular disease, New York Heart Association (NYHA) Grade II or greater congestive heart failure, serious cardiac arrhythmia requiring medication, or Grade II or greater peripheral vascular disease within 1 year
  • History of stroke within the past 6 months
  • Major surgical procedure or significant traumatic injury within 28 days
  • Current or recent (within 10 days) use of full-dose oral or parenteral anticoagulants or thrombolytic agents.
  • Presence of bleeding diathesis or coagulopathy
  • Proteinuria at baseline or clinically significant impairment of renal function
  • History of abdominal fistula, gastrointestinal perforation, or inta-abdominal abscess within the past 6 months
  • Documented history of uncontrolled seizures
  • Grade 2 or greater sensory neuropathy based upon the NCI CTCAE, version 3.0
  • Known history of deep vein thrombosis or pulmonary embolus
  • Known hypercoagulable disorder
  • History of hepatic cirrhosis or current hepatic dysfunction
Sexes Eligible for Study: All
18 Years and older   (Adult, Older Adult)
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United States
1R21CA117128-01A1 ( U.S. NIH Grant/Contract )
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Yen-Lin Evelyn Chen, MD, Massachusetts General Hospital
Massachusetts General Hospital
  • National Institutes of Health (NIH)
  • National Cancer Institute (NCI)
Principal Investigator: Yen-Lin Chen, MD Massachusetts General Hospital
Massachusetts General Hospital
April 2017

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