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Proton Radiation for the Treatment of Pediatric Bone and Non-Rhabdomyosarcoma Soft Tissue Sarcomas

This study is ongoing, but not recruiting participants.
Brigham and Women's Hospital
Boston Children’s Hospital
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
National Institutes of Health (NIH)
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Torunn Yock, MD, Massachusetts General Hospital Identifier:
First received: December 28, 2007
Last updated: March 2, 2017
Last verified: March 2017
The main purpose of this study is to assess the short term and the long term side effects of proton beam radiation for pediatric bone and non-rhabdomyosarcoma soft tissue sarcomas.

Condition Intervention
Non-rhabdomyosarcoma Soft Tissue Sarcoma
Bone Sarcoma
Radiation: Proton Beam Radiation

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: No masking
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Proton Radiation for the Treatment of Pediatric Bone and Non-Rhabdomyosarcoma Soft Tissue Sarcomas

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Further study details as provided by Massachusetts General Hospital:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Acute and late toxicities [ Time Frame: 5 years ]
    Assess frequency and severity of morbidities from irradiation using proton beam therapy in this patient population.

  • Local Control [ Time Frame: 5 years ]
    Rates of local control using proton radiotherapy.

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Dosimetric Comparison [ Time Frame: 5 years ]
    Comparison of Dose distribution to tumor and surrounding normal structures using DVH's generated from the proton plan used to treat the patient and the photon plan generated for comparison purposes.

Enrollment: 70
Study Start Date: September 2006
Estimated Study Completion Date: June 2018
Estimated Primary Completion Date: June 2017 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: Proton Beam Radiation
Proton Beam Radiation
Radiation: Proton Beam Radiation
Once per day, 5 days a week for a total of 4 to 6 weeks.

Detailed Description:
  • Participants will receive radiation treatments once per day, 5 days a week for a total of 4 to 6 weeks, depending on how much total dose the tumor requires. The radiation doctor will see the participant once each week to monitor and record any side effects they may have from radiation treatment.
  • A special device will be made for each participant to help them hold still during the treatment. This may either be a mask or foam cradle, depending on the area to be treated.

Ages Eligible for Study:   up to 30 Years   (Child, Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Biopsy proven NRSTS or bone sarcoma
  • Less than or equal to 30 years of age
  • Patients must have been treated with a standardly accepted chemotherapy regimen if chemotherapy is indicated
  • Patients must be willing to receive follow-up care for a minimum of five years after treatment at MGH and annual visits unless it is too difficult to return to MGH for follow-up care. In that event, the patient or guardian must be willing to have their outside medical information released in order to track the results of treatment
  • They or their legal guardian must give their informed consent
  • Timing of radiation may be according to concurrent protocol

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Co-morbidities that would make the use of radiation too toxic to deliver safely, such as serious local injury of collagen vascular disease
  • Patients who are pregnant
  • Previous treatment with radiation therapy
  • Concurrent adriamycin or gemcitabine chemotherapy is planned, unless on a concurrent protocol
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00592293

United States, Massachusetts
Massachusetts General Hospital
Boston, Massachusetts, United States, 02114
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Boston, Massachusetts, United States, 02115
Sponsors and Collaborators
Massachusetts General Hospital
Brigham and Women's Hospital
Boston Children’s Hospital
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
National Institutes of Health (NIH)
Principal Investigator: Torunn Yock, MD Massachusetts General Hospital
  More Information

Responsible Party: Torunn Yock, MD, Director, Pediatric Radiation Oncology, Massachusetts General Hospital Identifier: NCT00592293     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 05-326
Other ( Other Grant/Funding Number: program income on C06 CA059267 )
Study First Received: December 28, 2007
Last Updated: March 2, 2017

Keywords provided by Massachusetts General Hospital:
proton beam radiation

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Neoplasms, Connective and Soft Tissue
Neoplasms by Histologic Type
Neoplasms, Bone Tissue
Neoplasms, Connective Tissue processed this record on May 22, 2017