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MRI Mapping in Planning Radiation Therapy to the Base of Skull and Brain in Patients With Nonmetastatic Head and Neck Cancer

The recruitment status of this study is unknown. The completion date has passed and the status has not been verified in more than two years.
Verified September 2009 by National Cancer Institute (NCI).
Recruitment status was:  Recruiting
Sponsor:
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00984074
First Posted: September 24, 2009
Last Update Posted: February 25, 2011
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Collaborator:
National Cancer Institute (NCI)
Information provided by:
National Cancer Institute (NCI)
  Purpose

RATIONALE: Diagnostic procedures, such as specialized types of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), may help in planning radiation therapy that does less damage to normal tissues.

PURPOSE: This phase I trial is studying using functional MRI to see how well it works in planning radiation therapy in patients undergoing radiation therapy to the base of the skull and/or brain for nonmetastatic head and neck cancer.


Condition Intervention Phase
Head and Neck Cancer Procedure: blood-oxygen-level-dependent functional magnetic resonance imaging Procedure: diffusion tensor imaging Procedure: dynamic contrast-enhanced magnetic resonance imaging Procedure: functional magnetic resonance imaging Radiation: intensity-modulated radiation therapy Radiation: radiation therapy treatment planning/simulation Phase 1

Study Type: Observational
Official Title: A Pilot Study of Functional Mapping and Brain Perfusion Imaging in Patients Receiving Base of Skull and Brain Radiotherapy: Developing Neurocognitive Functional Organs At Risk for Individualized Conformal Radiotherapy

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Further study details as provided by National Cancer Institute (NCI):

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Feasability, as assessed by the proportion of study patients with functional regions identified within the brain as receiving exit irradiation

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Summary parameters of the dose volume histograms to the functional regions identified
  • Cerebral blood flow and blood volume quantitated by relative measures normalized to regions of the brain not receiving any irradiation

Estimated Enrollment: 6
Study Start Date: October 2008
Estimated Primary Completion Date: September 2010 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Detailed Description:

OBJECTIVES:

  • To determine the feasibility of applying established MRI techniques to map functional anatomic regions at potential risk in irradiated normal brain tissue of patients undergoing radiotherapy to the base of the skull and brain for head and neck neoplasms.
  • To determine changes in cerebral blood flow and blood volume with perfusion MRI techniques in irradiated regions of the brain as a function of the radiation dose.

OUTLINE: Patients undergo MRI perfusion imaging and functional (fMRI) (standard structural imaging sequences, diffusion tensor imaging, arterial spin labeled perfusion imaging at rest, blood oxygen level dependent, and dynamic susceptibility contrast perfusion weighted MRI) at baseline and 3 and 6 months after completion of radiotherapy. Patients may perform tasks for fMRI studies, including finger tapping, photic stimulation with a flashing light, solving math problems, comparing shapes, giving a speech, or listening to and reciting lists of words during fMRI image acquisition. Patients also undergo daily fractionated intensity-modulated radiotherapy.

  Eligibility

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

DISEASE CHARACTERISTICS:

  • Histologically confirmed head and neck cancer that requires radiotherapy to the base of the skull
  • No evidence of metastatic disease

PATIENT CHARACTERISTICS:

  • ECOG performance status 0-1
  • Life expectancy ≥ 1 year
  • Not pregnant
  • Negative pregnancy test
  • Able to undergo standard CT simulation and radiotherapy treatment planning and delivery, including the capacity to comply with standard immobilization devices to the head and neck for daily irradiation
  • Able to undergo standard MRI and deemed capable of complying with the immobilization needs and tasks required for functional MRIs
  • No claustrophobia
  • No patients with pacemakers, metal fragments in the eye, or certain metallic implants

PRIOR CONCURRENT THERAPY:

  • Not specified
  Contacts and Locations
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT00984074


Locations
United States, Pennsylvania
Abramson Cancer Center of the University of Pennsylvania Recruiting
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States, 19104-4283
Contact: Clinical Trials Office - Abramson Cancer Center of the Univers    800-474-9892      
Sponsors and Collaborators
Abramson Cancer Center of the University of Pennsylvania
National Cancer Institute (NCI)
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Harry Quon, MD Abramson Cancer Center of the University of Pennsylvania
OverallOfficial: Michael Mehler Abramson Cancer Center of the University of Pennsylvania
  More Information

Responsible Party: Stephen Michael Hahn, Abramson Cancer Center of the University of Pennsylvania
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00984074     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: CDR0000654169
UPCC-808258
First Submitted: September 23, 2009
First Posted: September 24, 2009
Last Update Posted: February 25, 2011
Last Verified: September 2009

Keywords provided by National Cancer Institute (NCI):
stage III salivary gland cancer
recurrent squamous cell carcinoma of the hypopharynx
stage I squamous cell carcinoma of the hypopharynx
stage II squamous cell carcinoma of the hypopharynx
stage III squamous cell carcinoma of the hypopharynx
recurrent squamous cell carcinoma of the larynx
recurrent verrucous carcinoma of the larynx
stage I squamous cell carcinoma of the larynx
stage I verrucous carcinoma of the larynx
stage II squamous cell carcinoma of the larynx
stage II verrucous carcinoma of the larynx
stage III squamous cell carcinoma of the larynx
stage III verrucous carcinoma of the larynx
recurrent adenoid cystic carcinoma of the oral cavity
recurrent mucoepidermoid carcinoma of the oral cavity
recurrent verrucous carcinoma of the oral cavity
stage I adenoid cystic carcinoma of the oral cavity
stage I mucoepidermoid carcinoma of the oral cavity
stage I verrucous carcinoma of the oral cavity
stage II adenoid cystic carcinoma of the oral cavity
stage II mucoepidermoid carcinoma of the oral cavity
stage II verrucous carcinoma of the oral cavity
stage III adenoid cystic carcinoma of the oral cavity
stage III mucoepidermoid carcinoma of the oral cavity
stage III verrucous carcinoma of the oral cavity
stage I squamous cell carcinoma of the lip and oral cavity
stage II squamous cell carcinoma of the lip and oral cavity
stage III squamous cell carcinoma of the lip and oral cavity
recurrent basal cell carcinoma of the lip
recurrent squamous cell carcinoma of the lip and oral cavity

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Head and Neck Neoplasms
Neoplasms by Site
Neoplasms