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Induction Paclitaxel Followed by Concurrent Paclitaxel and Radiation Therapy for Cutaneous Angiosarcoma

The safety and scientific validity of this study is the responsibility of the study sponsor and investigators. Listing a study does not mean it has been evaluated by the U.S. Federal Government. Know the risks and potential benefits of clinical studies and talk to your health care provider before participating. Read our disclaimer for details. Identifier: NCT03921008
Recruitment Status : Recruiting
First Posted : April 19, 2019
Last Update Posted : August 19, 2020
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Washington University School of Medicine

Tracking Information
First Submitted Date  ICMJE April 16, 2019
First Posted Date  ICMJE April 19, 2019
Last Update Posted Date August 19, 2020
Actual Study Start Date  ICMJE May 21, 2019
Estimated Primary Completion Date May 31, 2021   (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Current Primary Outcome Measures  ICMJE
 (submitted: April 16, 2019)
Progression-free survival (PFS) rate [ Time Frame: 2 years following enrollment ]
  • PFS is defined as the duration of time from pathologic diagnosis to time of progression or death, whichever occurs first.
  • Progression is defined as the appearance of new angiosarcoma lesions as determined by clinical exam, radiography, and/or pathologic confirmation.
Original Primary Outcome Measures  ICMJE Same as current
Change History
Current Secondary Outcome Measures  ICMJE
 (submitted: April 16, 2019)
  • Overall survival (OS) rate [ Time Frame: At 2 years following enrollment ]
    -Patients that have died from any cause will be censored from the OS rate calculation
  • Pathologic complete response rate (pCR) [ Time Frame: At the time of surgery (approximately 19 weeks) ]
    -Defined as the lack of viable cells observed in resected tumor tissue following neoadjuvant therapy and will be determined by an experienced sarcoma pathologist
  • Rate of acute treatment-related grade 3 or higher toxicity defined by CTCAE version 5.0 [ Time Frame: Through 90 days of completing treatment ]
  • Rate of late treatment-related grade 3 or higher toxicity defined by CTCAE version 5.0 [ Time Frame: At 2 years following enrollment ]
Original Secondary Outcome Measures  ICMJE Same as current
Current Other Pre-specified Outcome Measures Not Provided
Original Other Pre-specified Outcome Measures Not Provided
Descriptive Information
Brief Title  ICMJE Induction Paclitaxel Followed by Concurrent Paclitaxel and Radiation Therapy for Cutaneous Angiosarcoma
Official Title  ICMJE Induction Paclitaxel Followed by Concurrent Paclitaxel and Radiation Therapy for Cutaneous Angiosarcoma
Brief Summary Angiosarcoma is a rare and aggressive form of soft tissue sarcoma. Prior work demonstrates very poor outcomes, with most patients developing metastatic disease and less than 50% surviving greater than 5 years. In other soft tissue sarcomas, the use of radiotherapy and/or chemotherapy have improved progression-free survival in patients undergoing limited, organ-sparing surgeries. Taxane chemotherapy has shown efficacy in patients with metastatic angiosarcoma, but this has not been tested in patients with localized disease. This study examines the efficacy of induction paclitaxel followed by concurrent chemoradiation therapy with paclitaxel prior to curative surgical resection.
Detailed Description Not Provided
Study Type  ICMJE Interventional
Study Phase  ICMJE Phase 1
Phase 2
Study Design  ICMJE Allocation: N/A
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Condition  ICMJE Cutaneous Angiosarcoma
Intervention  ICMJE
  • Drug: Paclitaxel
    -Commercial supply
    Other Name: Taxol
  • Radiation: Radiation therapy
    -Patients may be treated with electrons, 3D conformal photon radiotherapy, intensity modulated photon radiotherapy (IMRT), proton radiation therapy, or a combination of these.
  • Procedure: Research blood draw
    -Within 1 week (prior to cycle 1 of paclitaxel preferred but not required), pre-radiation therapy (any time weeks 5-7 as long as radiation therapy has not started), post-radiation therapy (day of last fraction), 14 days post-radiation therapy, and within 2 weeks post-surgery
Study Arms  ICMJE Experimental: Paclitaxel and Radiation
  • All patients will receive standard of care induction chemotherapy with 6 weekly cycles of paclitaxel at 80 mg/m^2. They will then receive 6 weekly cycles of paclitaxel at 80 mg/m^2 concurrently with radiation therapy. Patients will be receiving paclitaxel as part of their routine care, but in order to participate in this study, their induction chemotherapy regimen must be paclitaxel. Radiation therapy is 50.4 Gy in 28 fractions delivered within 7 weeks.
  • Standard of care surgery ideally within 6 weeks after completing concurrent chemotherapy and radiation therapy
  • Drug: Paclitaxel
  • Radiation: Radiation therapy
  • Procedure: Research blood draw
Publications * Roy A, Gabani P, Davis EJ, Oppelt P, Merfeld E, Keedy VL, Zoberi I, Chrisinger JSA, Michalski JM, Van Tine B, Spraker MB. Concurrent paclitaxel and radiation therapy for the treatment of cutaneous angiosarcoma. Clin Transl Radiat Oncol. 2021 Jan 28;27:114-120. doi: 10.1016/j.ctro.2021.01.009. eCollection 2021 Mar.

*   Includes publications given by the data provider as well as publications identified by Identifier (NCT Number) in Medline.
Recruitment Information
Recruitment Status  ICMJE Recruiting
Estimated Enrollment  ICMJE
 (submitted: April 16, 2019)
Original Estimated Enrollment  ICMJE Same as current
Estimated Study Completion Date  ICMJE May 31, 2023
Estimated Primary Completion Date May 31, 2021   (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Eligibility Criteria  ICMJE

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Histologically or cytologically confirmed cutaneous angiosarcoma.
  • Measurable disease defined as lesions that can be accurately measured in at least one dimension (longest diameter to be recorded) as ≥ 5 mm with CT scan or ≥ 5 mm by clinical exam at the time of diagnosis
  • Currently receiving or planning to receive weekly paclitaxel for 12 weeks at 80 mg/m^2 weekly. The patient must be able to begin radiotherapy within the first 7 weeks of paclitaxel treatment.
  • At least 18 years of age.
  • ECOG performance status ≤ 1
  • Women of childbearing potential and men must agree to use adequate contraception (hormonal or barrier method of birth control, abstinence) prior to study entry and for the duration of study participation. Should a woman become pregnant or suspect she is pregnant while participating in this study, she must inform her treating physician immediately. Men treated or enrolled on this protocol must also agree to use adequate contraception prior to the study, for the duration of the study, and one month after completion of the study
  • Ability to understand and willingness to sign an IRB approved written informed consent document (or that of legally authorized representative, if applicable).

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Patients deemed ineligible for curative therapy by the treating medical oncologist, radiation oncologist, or surgeon.
  • A history of other malignancy ≤ 3 years previous with the exception of basal cell or squamous cell carcinoma of the skin which were treated with local resection only or carcinoma in situ of the cervix.
  • Currently receiving any investigational agents.
  • Current central nervous system disease or distant metastatic disease not including local-regional lymph nodes or satellite lesions. Patients with known brain metastases must be excluded from this clinical trial because of their poor prognosis and because they often develop progressive neurologic dysfunction that would confound the evaluation of neurologic and other adverse events.
  • Grade 2 or greater neuropathy
  • A history of allergic reactions attributed to compounds of similar chemical or biologic composition to paclitaxel or other agents used in the study.
  • Uncontrolled intercurrent illness including, but not limited to, ongoing or active infection, symptomatic congestive heart failure, unstable angina pectoris, or cardiac arrhythmia.
  • Pregnant and/or breastfeeding. Women of childbearing potential must have a negative pregnancy test within 14 days of study entry.
  • HIV-positive patients whose CD4+ T-cell count is < 350 cells/mcL.
Sex/Gender  ICMJE
Sexes Eligible for Study: All
Ages  ICMJE 18 Years and older   (Adult, Older Adult)
Accepts Healthy Volunteers  ICMJE No
Contacts  ICMJE
Contact: Matthew Spraker, M.D. 314-362-8567
Listed Location Countries  ICMJE United States
Removed Location Countries  
Administrative Information
NCT Number  ICMJE NCT03921008
Other Study ID Numbers  ICMJE 201904069
Has Data Monitoring Committee Yes
U.S. FDA-regulated Product
Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Drug Product: Yes
Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Device Product: Yes
Product Manufactured in and Exported from the U.S.: No
IPD Sharing Statement  ICMJE
Plan to Share IPD: No
Responsible Party Washington University School of Medicine
Study Sponsor  ICMJE Washington University School of Medicine
Collaborators  ICMJE Not Provided
Investigators  ICMJE
Principal Investigator: Matthew Spraker, M.D. Washington University School of Medicine
PRS Account Washington University School of Medicine
Verification Date August 2020

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