Radiation Therapy Compared With Combination Chemotherapy in Treating Patients With Cancer of the Uterus
RATIONALE: Radiation therapy uses high-energy x-rays to damage tumor cells. Drugs used in chemotherapy use different ways to stop tumor cells from dividing so they stop growing or die. It is not yet known whether radiation therapy is more effective than combination chemotherapy in treating patients with cancer of the uterus.
PURPOSE: This randomized phase III trial is studying radiation therapy to see how well it works compared to combination chemotherapy in treating patients with cancer of the uterus.
Procedure: adjuvant therapy
Radiation: radiation therapy
|Study Design:||Allocation: Randomized
Primary Purpose: Treatment
|Official Title:||A Phase III Randomized Study of Accelerated Hyperfractionated Whole Abdominal Radiotherapy (AHWAR) Versus Combination Ifosfamide-Mesna With Cisplatin in Optimally Debulked Stage I, II, III, or IV Carcinosarcoma (CS) of The Uterus|
|Study Start Date:||December 1993|
|Primary Completion Date:||January 2009 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|
- Compare the survival, progression-free interval, and failure patterns in patients with optimally debulked stage I-IV carcinosarcoma of the uterus treated with whole abdominal radiotherapy vs ifosfamide and cisplatin.
- Compare the incidence and type of acute and late adverse events observed with these treatment regimens in this patient population.
OUTLINE: This is a randomized, multicenter study. Patients are randomized to one of two treatment arms.
- Arm I: Patients receive whole abdominal radiotherapy 5 days a week for 4 weeks, followed by radiotherapy boost to the pelvis 5 days a week for 2.2 weeks.
- Arm II: Patients receive cisplatin IV followed by ifosfamide IV over 1 hour on days 1-4. Treatment continues every 3 weeks for 3 courses.
Patients are followed every 3 months for 2 years, every 6 months for 3 years, and then annually thereafter.
PROJECTED ACCRUAL: A total of 216 patients will be accrued for this study within 6 years.
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|Study Chair:||Aaron H. Wolfson, MD||University of Miami Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center|
|Study Chair:||Higinia R. Cardenes, MD, PhD||Indiana University Melvin and Bren Simon Cancer Center|