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Stereotactic Body Radiotherapy and Radiofrequency Ablation for Lung Tumors Near Central Airways

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Verified September 2017 by Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center
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Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center Identifier:
First received: January 15, 2010
Last updated: September 12, 2017
Last verified: September 2017
The purpose of this study is to demonstrate that combined stereotactic body radiotherapy and radiofrequency ablation is safe for patients with lung tumors near central airways.

Condition Intervention
Lung Cancer Radiation: Stereotactic Body Radiation Radiation: Radiofrequency Ablation

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Phase II Study Evaluating Safety and Efficacy of Stereotactic Body Radiotherapy and Radiofrequency Ablation for Medically Inoperable and Recurrent Lung Tumors Near Central Airways

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Further study details as provided by Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Achieve at most of 20% subacute or chronic grade 3 or higher lng, cardiac, or upper GI toxicity rate in patients treated with SBRT/RFA. [ Time Frame: 3 years ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Achieve no more than 15% decline from the pre-treatment pulmonary function parameter (FEV1, DLCO) post-SBRT/RFA. [ Time Frame: 3 years ]
  • Achieve at least a 80% one-year local control (LC) rate by RECIST criterion or PET response (if applicable). [ Time Frame: 3 years ]
  • Progression-free survival [ Time Frame: 3 years ]
  • Overall survival [ Time Frame: 3 years ]
  • Concentration of serum TGF-B as early biomarker for treatment-inducted normal tissue injury [ Time Frame: 3 years ]
  • Concentration of serum VEGF as an early biomarker for response [ Time Frame: 3 years ]

Estimated Enrollment: 35
Actual Study Start Date: February 8, 2010
Estimated Study Completion Date: February 8, 2019
Estimated Primary Completion Date: February 8, 2018 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: Arm 1
Subjects will undergo PET/CT simulation, 3 Fraction SBRT, RFA, and then undergo follow up.
Radiation: Stereotactic Body Radiation
3 fraction of stereotactic body radiation therapy within 10 days.
Other Name: SBR
Radiation: Radiofrequency Ablation
Subject will undergo radiofrequency ablation within 10 days of the last fraction of SBRT.
Other Name: RFA


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

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Histologically confirmed primary lung cancer, lung metastasis from another primary, or recurrent tumors in the setting of prior RFA or cryotherapy
  • Tumors < 2 cm from trachea or zone of proximal bronchial tree (central tumors)
  • Each tumor < 5 cm in size prior to treatment
  • Medically inoperable patients as determined at the multidisciplinary thoracic tumor board, or medically operable patients who refuse surgery
  • Criterion for medical inoperability include:

    • Overall clinical assessment at the UCLA thoracic tumor board
    • Reduced Pulmonary Function (FEV1, DLCO, etc) based on one major or two minor criterion as described below:
  • Modified ACOSOG Criteria for medical inoperability:

    • Major Criteria: FEV1% < 50% or < 1L and DLCO < 50%
    • Minor Criteria: Age > 75, FEV1 51-60% predicted, or FEV1 1-1.2L, DLCO 51%-60% predicted, pulmonary hypertension, poor left ventricular function (EF < 40% or less), resting or exercise arterial pO2 < 55 mmHg, and pCO2 > 45 mmHg
  • Age > 18 years old
  • KPS > 70
  • If a woman is of childbearing potential, a negative urine or serum pregnancy test must be documented.
  • Ability to understand and the willingness to sign a written informed consent

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Prior thoracic radiation near the targets of interest
  • More than 2 central tumor targets per patient
  • Active infections requiring systemic antibiotics
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01051037

Contact: Percy Lee, MD 310-206-6542

United States, California
UCLA Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center Recruiting
Los Angeles, California, United States, 90095
Contact: Percy Lee, MD    310-206-6542      
Sponsors and Collaborators
Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center
Principal Investigator: Percy Lee, MD University of California, Los Angeles
  More Information

Responsible Party: Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center Identifier: NCT01051037     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 09-08-026
Study First Received: January 15, 2010
Last Updated: September 12, 2017

Keywords provided by Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center:
lung tumors
central airways

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Lung Neoplasms
Respiratory Tract Neoplasms
Thoracic Neoplasms
Neoplasms by Site
Lung Diseases
Respiratory Tract Diseases processed this record on September 20, 2017