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Radiation Therapy to Relieve Symptoms in Patients With Non-small Cell Lung Cancer

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00003685
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : May 20, 2004
Last Update Posted : April 3, 2020
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Canadian Cancer Trials Group ( NCIC Clinical Trials Group )

Brief Summary:

RATIONALE: Radiation therapy may relieve symptoms in patients with non-small cell lung cancer. It is not yet known which regimen of radiation therapy is most effective in relieving symptoms in patients with non-small cell lung cancer.

PURPOSE: Randomized phase III trial to compare the effectiveness of different regimens of radiation therapy to relieve symptoms in patients who have non-small cell lung cancer.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Fatigue Lung Cancer Nausea and Vomiting Pain Pulmonary Complications Quality of Life Procedure: fatigue assessment and management Procedure: nausea and vomiting therapy Procedure: pain therapy Procedure: quality-of-life assessment Radiation: radiation therapy Phase 3

Detailed Description:

OBJECTIVES: I. Compare the efficacy of two schedules of radiotherapy in the palliation of symptoms in patients with non-small cell lung cancer. II. Compare the toxicity of these two regimens in these patients. III. Compare the quality of life and survival of patients treated with these two regimens.

OUTLINE: This is a randomized, multicenter study. Patients are stratified according to center, weight loss in the previous 6 months (no greater than 10% vs greater than 10%), and performance status (ECOG 0 or 1 vs 2 or 3). Patients are randomized to undergo radiotherapy as 5 fractions over 5 days or 1 fraction on 1 day. Quality of life is assessed before treatment, weekly for 5 weeks, and monthly thereafter. Patients are followed weekly for 5 weeks, then every 2 months for 1 year.

PROJECTED ACCRUAL: A total of 210 patients will be accrued for this study.

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 230 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A Phase III Trial of Single Versus Fractionated Thoracic Radiation for Palliation of Symptoms in Patients With Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer
Actual Study Start Date : August 1, 1997
Actual Primary Completion Date : March 2001
Actual Study Completion Date : February 10, 2009

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MedlinePlus related topics: Lung Cancer

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Ages Eligible for Study:   16 Years to 120 Years   (Child, Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

DISEASE CHARACTERISTICS: Histologically or cytologically proven non-small cell lung cancer Squamous cell lung cancer Large cell lung cancer Adenocarcinoma lung cancer Mixture of above Locally advanced disease for which the patient declined aggressive treatment or that is unsuitable for aggressive curative treatment due to at least one of the following: Performance status of ECOG 2 or 3 Otherwise unexplained weight loss greater than 10% in the last 6 months Bulky disease that cannot be irradiated safely to high doses Inability to tolerate chemotherapy Cytologically positive pleural effusion OR Clinically or radiologically proven metastatic disease for which palliative chemotherapy is not planned in the first 38 days after radiotherapy No more than one brain metastasis allowed One of the following symptoms identified as the index symptom: Loss of appetite Nausea Vomiting Cough Coughing up blood Chest pain Shortness of breath Difficulty swallowing Fatigue Must have symptoms related to intrathoracic lung cancer that are amenable to radiation palliation

PATIENT CHARACTERISTICS: Age: 16 and over Performance status: ECOG 0-3 Life expectancy: Greater than 3 months Hematopoietic: Not specified Hepatic: Not specified Renal: Not specified Other: Fluent in English or French No loss of sight or other inability to complete questionnaires or diary Not pregnant No concurrent terminal illness No other active malignancy that is causing symptoms or is expected to progress in the next 3 months

PRIOR CONCURRENT THERAPY: Biologic therapy: Not specified Chemotherapy: At least 30 days since prior chemotherapy and failed No planned chemotherapy within 38 days after study treatment Endocrine therapy: Not specified Radiotherapy: No planned laser therapy within 38 days after study treatment Surgery: At least 30 days since prior surgery and failed Other: No planned photodynamic therapy or sclerotherapy within 38 days after study treatment

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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT00003685

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Sponsors and Collaborators
NCIC Clinical Trials Group
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Study Chair: Andrea Bezjak, MD, MSC, FRCPC Princess Margaret Hospital, Canada
Publications of Results:
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Responsible Party: NCIC Clinical Trials Group
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00003685    
Other Study ID Numbers: SC15
CAN-NCIC-SC15 ( Other Identifier: PDQ )
CDR0000066787 ( Other Identifier: PDQ )
First Posted: May 20, 2004    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: April 3, 2020
Last Verified: April 2020
Individual Participant Data (IPD) Sharing Statement:
Plan to Share IPD: No
Keywords provided by Canadian Cancer Trials Group ( NCIC Clinical Trials Group ):
stage III non-small cell lung cancer
recurrent non-small cell lung cancer
squamous cell lung cancer
large cell lung cancer
stage IV non-small cell lung cancer
adenocarcinoma of the lung
adenosquamous cell lung cancer
nausea and vomiting
pulmonary complications
quality of life
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Lung Neoplasms
Carcinoma, Non-Small-Cell Lung
Respiratory Tract Neoplasms
Thoracic Neoplasms
Neoplasms by Site
Lung Diseases
Respiratory Tract Diseases
Carcinoma, Bronchogenic
Bronchial Neoplasms
Signs and Symptoms, Digestive