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Radiation Therapy in Treating Patients Who Are Undergoing Surgery to Remove a Metastatic Brain Tumor

The safety and scientific validity of this study is the responsibility of the study sponsor and investigators. Listing a study does not mean it has been evaluated by the U.S. Federal Government. Read our disclaimer for details. Identifier: NCT00107367
Recruitment Status : Unknown
Verified July 2009 by National Cancer Institute (NCI).
Recruitment status was:  Recruiting
First Posted : April 6, 2005
Last Update Posted : January 10, 2014
Information provided by:
National Cancer Institute (NCI)

Brief Summary:

RATIONALE: Specialized radiation therapy that delivers radiation directly to the area where a tumor was surgically removed may kill any remaining tumor cells and cause less damage to normal tissue.

PURPOSE: This phase I/II trial is studying radiation therapy to see how well it works in treating patients who are undergoing surgery to remove a metastatic brain tumor.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Metastatic Cancer Procedure: conventional surgery Radiation: intraoperative radiation therapy Phase 1 Phase 2

Detailed Description:



  • Determine the 1-year local control rate in patients undergoing resection of a solitary brain metastasis comprising intraoperative radiotherapy using the INTRABEAM® system.


  • Determine the survival of patients treated with this therapy.
  • Determine distant recurrence of disease in patients treated with this therapy.
  • Determine the toxicity of this therapy in these patients.
  • Determine the quality of life of patients treated with this therapy.

OUTLINE: This is a nonrandomized study.

Patients undergo surgical resection of a brain metastasis. Patients then undergo intraoperative radiotherapy using the INTRABEAM® system.

Quality of life is assessed at baseline and then every 3 months for 2 years.

Patients are followed within 48 hours after surgery, at 1 and 3 months, and then every 3 months for 2 years.

PROJECTED ACCRUAL: A total of 31-62 patients will be accrued for this study.

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Estimated Enrollment : 62 participants
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A Phase I/II Study Utilizing the Zeiss INTRABEAM System for the Treatment of a Resected Solitary Brain Metastasis
Study Start Date : April 2004
Estimated Primary Completion Date : April 2010

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Local control rate as measured by MRI with contrast at 1 year

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


  • Newly diagnosed supratentorial solitary brain metastasis by enhanced MRI or CT scan

    • Resectable disease
    • Histological evidence of metastatic carcinoma by intraoperative pathology
  • No primary lymphoma, germ cell carcinoma, or small cell lung cancer



  • 18 and over

Performance status

  • Karnofsky 70-100%

Life expectancy

  • At least 3 months


  • Not specified


  • Not specified


  • Not specified


  • No uncontrolled hypertension
  • No unstable angina pectoris
  • No uncontrolled dysrhythmias


  • Not pregnant or nursing
  • Negative pregnancy test
  • Fertile patients must use effective contraception
  • No serious infection
  • No other medical illness that would preclude study participation


Biologic therapy

  • Not specified


  • No prior temozolomide or polifeprosan 20 with carmustine implant (Gliadel® wafer) for brain metastasis

Endocrine therapy

  • Not specified


  • No prior brain radiotherapy of any kind, including local or whole brain external beam radiotherapy, brachytherapy, or stereotactic radiosurgery
  • No concurrent external beam radiotherapy to the brain
  • Not planning adjuvant whole brain radiotherapy after study therapy


  • Not specified


  • No other prior conventional or investigational local or systemic agents for brain metastasis

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT00107367

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United States, Ohio
Cleveland Clinic Taussig Cancer Center Recruiting
Cleveland, Ohio, United States, 44195
Contact: Clinical Trials Office - Cleveland Clinic Taussig Cancer Cente    866-223-8100      
Sponsors and Collaborators
The Cleveland Clinic
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Study Chair: Robert Weil, MD The Cleveland Clinic

Publications automatically indexed to this study by Identifier (NCT Number):
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Responsible Party: Robert Weil, Cleveland Clinic Taussig Cancer Center Identifier: NCT00107367     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: CDR0000378144
First Posted: April 6, 2005    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: January 10, 2014
Last Verified: July 2009
Keywords provided by National Cancer Institute (NCI):
tumors metastatic to brain
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Neoplasm Metastasis
Neoplastic Processes
Pathologic Processes