Radiation Therapy Following Surgery in Treating Patients With Recurrent or Second Primary Cancer of the Head and Neck Following Previous Radiation Therapy

The recruitment status of this study is unknown because the information has not been verified recently.
Verified July 2004 by National Cancer Institute (NCI).
Recruitment status was  Active, not recruiting
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Collaborator:
Information provided by:
National Cancer Institute (NCI)
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00004226
First received: January 28, 2000
Last updated: December 3, 2013
Last verified: July 2004
  Purpose

RATIONALE: Radiation therapy uses high-energy x-rays to damage tumor cells.

PURPOSE: Phase I/II trial to study the effectiveness of radiation therapy following surgery in treating patients who have recurrent or second primary cancer of the head and neck following previous radiation therapy.


Condition Intervention Phase
Head and Neck Cancer
Radiation: radiation therapy
Phase 1
Phase 2

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Phase I/II Study of High Dose Limited Volume Postoperative Reirradiation in Recurrent or Second Primary Carcinoma of the Head and Neck

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

Study Start Date: May 2000
Detailed Description:

OBJECTIVES:

  • Determine the survival and local control in previously irradiated patients at high risk for local failure following regional resection of recurrent or second primary head and neck cancer.
  • Determine the acute and late toxicities of this treatment in these patients.
  • Determine the pattern of disease failure in these patients on this treatment.
  • Determine any change in quality of life in these patients on this treatment.

OUTLINE: Patients receive fractionated doses of radiotherapy five times weekly for 6 weeks.

Quality of life is assessed prior to study, 2 months after radiotherapy, every 3 months for remainder of year 1, every 4 months for years 2-3, every 6 months for years 4-5, and then annually thereafter.

Patients are followed 2 months after radiotherapy, every 3 months for year 1, every 4 months for year 2, every 6 months for years 3-5, and then annually thereafter.

PROJECTED ACCRUAL: A total of 30 patients will be accrued for this study within 5 years.

  Eligibility

Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Criteria

DISEASE CHARACTERISTICS:

  • Histologically confirmed squamous cell carcinoma of the mucosa, recurrent (primary and/or nodal), or a second primary (positive or negative nodal), of one of the following:

    • Oral cavity
    • Oropharynx
    • Hypopharynx
    • Larynx
    • Paranasal sinus
    • Neck disease of unknown origin
  • No distant metastases
  • No primary in the nasopharynx
  • Must have complete gross resection of disease
  • Must have positive final margins, soft tissue extension of primary, positive extracapsular extension of lymph node disease, or at least 4 positive nodes without extracapsular extension
  • Reirradiation field must overlap the previous field for a minimum of 3 cm in height, width, and length

    • At least 6 months since prior radiotherapy with an overlap volume of at least 45 Gy
  • No grade 3 or 4 toxicity for the following organ tissues:

    • RTOG grade 3 or 4 skin, subcutaneous tissue, larynx, joint, or RTOG grade 4 mucous membrane or bone from prior radiotherapy
  • Radiotherapy must begin within 6-12 weeks of surgery
  • Prior radiotherapy records must be available

PATIENT CHARACTERISTICS:

Age:

  • 18 and over

Performance status:

  • Karnofsky 60-100%

Life expectancy:

  • At least 3 months

Hematopoietic:

  • Not specified

Hepatic:

  • Not specified

Renal:

  • Not specified

Other:

  • Not pregnant
  • No history of invasive malignancy that would be expected to cause death within 3 years

PRIOR CONCURRENT THERAPY:

Biologic therapy:

  • Not specified

Chemotherapy:

  • Not specified

Endocrine therapy:

  • Not specified

Radiotherapy:

  • See Disease Characteristics

Surgery:

  • See Disease Characteristics
  Contacts and Locations
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT00004226

Locations
United States, Alabama
University of Alabama at Birmingham Comprehensive Cancer Center
Birmingham, Alabama, United States, 35294-3300
United States, California
Loma Linda University Cancer Institute at Loma Linda University Medical Center
Loma Linda, California, United States, 92354
United States, Florida
Veterans Affairs Medical Center - Tampa (Haley)
Tampa, Florida, United States, 33612
Sponsors and Collaborators
University of Alabama at Birmingham
Investigators
Study Chair: James L. Pearlman, MD H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute
  More Information

Additional Information:
No publications provided

ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00004226     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: CDR0000067467, UAB-RAD-9601, UAB-F970430006, NCI-G99-1656
Study First Received: January 28, 2000
Last Updated: December 3, 2013
Health Authority: United States: Federal Government

Keywords provided by National Cancer Institute (NCI):
recurrent squamous cell carcinoma of the lip and oral cavity
recurrent squamous cell carcinoma of the hypopharynx
recurrent squamous cell carcinoma of the larynx
recurrent squamous cell carcinoma of the paranasal sinus and nasal cavity
recurrent squamous cell carcinoma of the oropharynx
recurrent metastatic squamous neck cancer with occult primary

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Head and Neck Neoplasms
Neoplasms, Second Primary
Neoplasms by Site
Neoplasms

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