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Study of Respiratory Gated Proton Beam Radiotherapy for Inoperable Pancreas Carcinoma

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National Cancer Center, Korea Identifier:
First received: March 24, 2008
Last updated: July 7, 2011
Last verified: July 2011
The only curative option for pancreatic cancer patients is surgery, but the patients within 20% of them are possible for a radical surgery. Accordingly, concurrent chemo-radiation therapy is generally used for palliation of unresectable pancreatic cancer patients. So far, the use of 5-fluorouracil (5-FU) was the traditional method of chemotherapy. However, these days, oral anti-cancer medicine, capecitabine(Xeloda®), was developed and considered as an alternative medicine of 5-fluorouracil (5-FU). Furthermore, according to the recent results of clinical trials, the clinical use of capecitabine(Xeloda®) with radiation therapy was proved to be very effective and safe. Proton therapy is a new radiation therapy which remaining energy is released when they reach the tumor, delivering the most effective dose of radiation and which can minimize the exposure to normal tissues. The purpose of this trial is to improve the therapeutic effects by using proton therapy and chemotherapy concurrently.

Condition Intervention Phase
Pancreatic Cancer
Radiation: Respiratory gated proton beam radiotherapy
Phase 1

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A Phase II Study of Respiratory Gated Proton Beam Radiotherapy for Inoperable Pancreas Carcinoma

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Further study details as provided by National Cancer Center, Korea:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • all cause mortality [ Time Frame: two years ]

Enrollment: 4
Study Start Date: January 2007
Study Completion Date: February 2010
Primary Completion Date: February 2010 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Intervention Details:
    Radiation: Respiratory gated proton beam radiotherapy

    Prescription dose to PTV as according to the following dose escalation schema:

    1. Group 1: Tumor size ≤5cm Dose level 1: 60 GyE /20 fx, 3GyE fraction dose, 5 days/week. Dose level 2: 66 GyE /22 fx, 3GyE fraction dose, 5 days/week. Dose level 3: 72 GyE /24 fx, 3GyE fraction dose, 5 days/week.
    2. Group 2: 5cm <Tumor size ≤10cm Dose level 1: 54 GyE /18 fx, 3GyE fraction dose, 5 days/week. Dose level 2: 60 GyE /20 fx, 3GyE fraction dose, 5 days/week. Dose level 3: 66 GyE /22 fx, 3GyE fraction dose, 5 days/week.

Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Pathologically confirmed adenocarcinoma of the pancreas or a serum CA19-9 level higher than normal limits and an pancreas cancer-compatible radiological features in one or more in CT/MRI/PET scans
  • Unresectable disease base on institutional standard criteria of unresectability or recurrent disease following radical surgery. There is no evidence of metastatic disease in the major viscera and no peritoneal seeding
  • Patients with biliary or gastroduodenal obstruction must have drainage prior to starting chemoradiation
  • All malignant disease must be encompassable within a single irradiation field (15x15cm maximum)
  • All patients must have radiographically assessable disease
  • No previous irradiation to the planned field
  • Age of ≥ 18 years
  • Performance status of 0 to 2 on the Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group (ECOG) score
  • Required Entry Labortory Parameters:

    • WBC count ≥ 2,000/mm3
    • hemoglobin level ≥ 7.5 g/dL
    • platelet count ≥ 100,000/mm3
    • total bilirubin ≤ 2.0 mg/dL (Patients with elevated bilirubin due to obstruction should be stented and their bilirubin should be decreased ≤ 2.0 mg/dL prior to study entry)
    • creatinine ≤ 3.0 mg/dL
  • Oral intake (including J-tube feeding) of ≥ 1,500 calories/day should be maintained.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • There is evidence of metastasis in the major viscera or peritoneal seeding.
  • Age of < 18 years
  • Previous history of RT adjacent to planned field
  • Poor performance status of 3 to 4 on the Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group (ECOG) score
  • Pregnant or breast feeding status
  • Previous history uncontrolled other malignancies within 2 years
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00658801

Korea, Republic of
National Cancer Center Korea
Goyang, Gyeonggi, Korea, Republic of, 410-769
Sponsors and Collaborators
National Cancer Center, Korea
  More Information

Responsible Party: Tae Hyun Kim, National Cancer Center Korea Identifier: NCT00658801     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: NCCCTS-07-226
Study First Received: March 24, 2008
Last Updated: July 7, 2011

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Pancreatic Neoplasms
Digestive System Neoplasms
Neoplasms by Site
Endocrine Gland Neoplasms
Digestive System Diseases
Pancreatic Diseases
Endocrine System Diseases
Gastrointestinal Agents processed this record on May 25, 2017