Radiation Therapy in Treating Women Who Have Undergone Surgery for Early-Stage Invasive Breast Cancer
RATIONALE: Radiation therapy uses high-energy x-rays to damage tumor cells. Radiation to the tumor site and surrounding area may kill more tumor cells. It is not yet known if radiation therapy to the breast alone following surgery is more effective than radiation therapy to the breast plus surrounding tissue in treating invasive breast cancer.
PURPOSE: This randomized phase III trial is studying radiation therapy to the breast alone to see how well it works compared to radiation therapy to the breast plus surrounding tissue in treating women who have undergone surgery for early-stage invasive breast cancer.
|Breast Cancer||Radiation: Standard Breast Irradiation Radiation: Breast Radiation plus Regional Radiation||Phase 3|
|Study Design:||Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
|Official Title:||A Phase III Study of Regional Radiation Therapy in Early Breast Cancer|
- Overall Survival [ Time Frame: 10 years ]Duration of study
- Disease-free Survival [ Time Frame: 10 years ]Disease-free survival (including locoregional and distant disease)
|Study Start Date:||April 2000|
|Study Completion Date:||April 19, 2017|
|Primary Completion Date:||October 2014 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|
|Active Comparator: Standard Breast Irradiation||
Radiation: Standard Breast Irradiation
Standard Breast Irradiation - A dose of 5000 cGy in 25 fractions at a rate of 200 cGy per day, 5 days a week for 5 weeks will be prescribed to the standard tangent fields.
Experimental: Breast Radiation plus regional radiation
regional radiation therapy (to the ipsilateral supraclavicular, axillary and internal mammary nodes)
Radiation: Breast Radiation plus Regional Radiation
Breast Radiation plus Regional Radiation - A dose of 5000 cGy in 25 fractions at a rate of 200 cGy per day, 5 days a week for 5 weeks will be prescribed to the modified wide tangent fields.
- Compare the overall survival, disease-free survival, isolated local regional disease-free survival, and distant disease-free survival in women with previously resected, early stage, invasive breast cancer treated with breast radiotherapy with or without regional radiotherapy.
- Compare the toxic effects of these regimens in these patients.
- Compare the quality of life of patients (in certain participating centers) treated with these regimens.
- Compare the cosmetic outcomes in patients (in certain participating centers) treated with these regimens.
OUTLINE: This is a randomized, multicenter study. Patients are stratified according to number of positive nodes (0 vs 1-3 vs more than 3), number of axillary nodes removed (<10, > or equal to 10); type of chemotherapy (anthracycline containing vs other vs none), hormonal therapy (yes vs no), number of axillary lymph nodes excised*, and participating center. Patients are randomized to one of two treatment arms.
NOTE: * Patients with a negative sentinel node dissection with or without an axillary dissection will be stratified according to the total number of nodes removed
- Arm I: Patients undergo standard breast radiotherapy alone 5 days a week for 5 weeks in the absence of disease progression or unacceptable toxicity.
- Arm II: Patients undergo breast and regional radiotherapy 5 days a week for 5 weeks in the absence of disease progression or unacceptable toxicity.
Radiotherapy in both arms begins as soon as possible after randomization. Radiotherapy must begin within 8 weeks after completion of adjuvant IV chemotherapy, unless radiotherapy is administered concurrently with chemotherapy (i.e., cyclophosphamide, methotrexate, and fluorouracil [CMF]), or within 16 weeks after the last breast surgery for patients treated with hormonal therapy alone.
Quality of life is assessed (in patients in certain participating centers) within 2 weeks prior to randomization, during the last week of radiotherapy, at 3 and 9 months after completion of radiotherapy, and then annually until first distant disease recurrence.
Cosmetic outcome is assessed (in patients in certain participating centers) within 2 weeks prior to randomization, and then at 3 and 5 years after completion of radiotherapy or until first distant disease recurrence.
Patients are followed at 3, 6, and 9 months, every 6 months for 2 years, and then annually thereafter.
PROJECTED ACCRUAL: Approximately 1,822 patients will be accrued for this study within approximately 4 years.
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT00005957
|Tom Baker Cancer Centre|
|Calgary, Alberta, Canada, T2N 4N2|
|Cross Cancer Institute|
|Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, T6G 1Z2|
|Canada, British Columbia|
|BCCA - Fraser Valley Cancer Centre|
|Surrey, British Columbia, Canada, V3V 1Z2|
|BCCA - Vancouver Cancer Centre|
|Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, V5Z 4E6|
|BCCA - Vancouver Island Cancer Centre|
|Victoria, British Columbia, Canada, V8R 6V5|
|Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, R3E 0V9|
|Canada, New Brunswick|
|The Vitalite Health Network - Dr. Leon Richard|
|Moncton, New Brunswick, Canada, E1C 8X3|
|Atlantic Health Sciences Corporation|
|Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada, E2L 4L2|
|Canada, Newfoundland and Labrador|
|Dr. H. Bliss Murphy Cancer Centre|
|St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada, AIB 3V6|
|Canada, Nova Scotia|
|QEII Health Sciences Center|
|Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, B3H 1V7|
|Juravinski Cancer Centre at Hamilton Health Sciences|
|Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, L8V 5C2|
|Grand River Regional Cancer Centre|
|Kitchener, Ontario, Canada, N2G 1G3|
|London Regional Cancer Program|
|London, Ontario, Canada, N6A 4L6|
|Ottawa Health Research Institute - General Division|
|Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, K1H 8L6|
|Niagara Health System|
|St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada, L2R 7C6|
|Northeast Cancer Center Health Sciences|
|Sudbury, Ontario, Canada, P3E 5J1|
|Thunder Bay Regional Health Science Centre|
|Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada, P7B 6V4|
|Odette Cancer Centre|
|Toronto, Ontario, Canada, M4N 3M5|
|Univ. Health Network-Princess Margaret Hospital|
|Toronto, Ontario, Canada, M5G 2M9|
|CHUM - Hopital Notre-Dame|
|Montreal, Quebec, Canada, H2L 4M1|
|McGill University - Dept. Oncology|
|Montreal, Quebec, Canada, H2W 1S6|
|CHUQ-Pavillon Hotel-Dieu de Quebec|
|Quebec City, Quebec, Canada, G1R 2J6|
|Centre hospitalier universitaire de Sherbrooke|
|Sherbrooke, Quebec, Canada, J1H 5N4|
|Saskatoon Cancer Centre|
|Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada, S7N 4H4|
|Study Chair:||Timothy J. Whelan, MD||Margaret and Charles Juravinski Cancer Centre|
|Study Chair:||David S. Parda||Allegheny Cancer Center at Allegheny General Hospital|
|Study Chair:||Julia R. White, MD||Medical College of Wisconsin|
|Study Chair:||Lori J. Pierce, MD||University of Michigan Cancer Center|
|Study Chair:||Boon Chua, MD||Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre, Australia|
|Study Chair:||Laura A. Vallow, MD||Mayo Clinic|