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Avastin and Doxorubicin Postoperatively for Patients With Anaplastic Thyroid Cancer

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Recruitment Status : Terminated (lack of response)
First Posted : December 9, 2008
Last Update Posted : August 28, 2018
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Region Skane

Brief Summary:
Anaplastic Thyroid Cancer is a very aggressive disease. The investigators believe that angiogenesis is very important for these tumors to progress. Preclinical data is suggesting this. This is why we we prospectively want to treat these patients with avastin (and doxorubicin). However, local control is of major concern. Therefore, patients are initially treated with hyperfractionated radiotherapy and undergo surgery. Then they can enter this study.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Thyroid Neoplasms Carcinoma Thyroid Cancer Metastatic Cancer Drug: Bevacizumab Phase 2

Detailed Description:
Patients with Anaplastic Thyroid Cancer have a poor prognosis. We will treat the patients initially with our standard radiochemotherapy, which consists of doxorubicin 20mg fixed dose/week and hyperfractionated radiotherapy 1,6 Gy twice daily up to 46 Gy in total. The first week during radiotherapy, they will also receive Avastin 15mg/kg. 1-2 weeks after radiotherapy patients will undergo surgery of their primary tumor. After this "standard" therapy patients can be included in this study. Treatment is 20 mg fixed dose doxorubicin q1w and avastin 15mg/kg q3w. Treatment will continue maximum 6 months or until progress or until intolerable side effects occur.

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 15 participants
Allocation: N/A
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Phase 2 Study With Avastin and Doxorubicin Postoperatively for Patients With Anaplastic Thyroid Cancer
Actual Study Start Date : April 2008
Actual Primary Completion Date : December 2012
Actual Study Completion Date : December 2014

Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: chemotherapy
Treatment with Avastin 15 mg/kg q3w and doxorubicin 20 mg q1w for 6 months.
Drug: Bevacizumab
Avastin 15 mg/kg q3w and doxorubicin 20 mg q1w
Other Name: Avastin 15 mg/kg q3w and doxorubicin 20 mg q1w

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Overall Survival [ Time Frame: 2-5 years ]

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Response rate [ Time Frame: 2-5 years ]

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Ages Eligible for Study:   Child, Adult, Older Adult
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • cytologically or histologically verified anaplastic thyroid cancer
  • completed standard therapy
  • operated with R0 or R1 surgery
  • Performance Status 0-2 (if pulmonary mets PS 0-1)
  • normal wound healing
  • neutrophils > 1,5 million/ml
  • platelets > 100 million/ml
  • bilirubin < 2 ULN
  • creatinin < 150mikromol/L

Exclusion Criteria:

  • PS 3-4 (if pulmonary mets 2-4)
  • R2 resection of primary tumor

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT00804830

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Jubileumskliniken, Sahlgrenska universitetsjukhuset
Göteborg, Sweden, 413 45
Dep of Oncology, Lund University Hospital
Lund, Sweden, 221 85
Karolinska University Hospital
Stockholm, Sweden, 17176
Sponsors and Collaborators
Region Skane
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Principal Investigator: Jan Tennvall, MD, PhD Dep of Oncology, Lund University Hospital
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Responsible Party: Region Skane Identifier: NCT00804830    
Other Study ID Numbers: 2007-001783-75
First Posted: December 9, 2008    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: August 28, 2018
Last Verified: August 2018
Keywords provided by Region Skane:
Anaplastic thyroid cancer
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Thyroid Neoplasms
Thyroid Carcinoma, Anaplastic
Thyroid Diseases
Endocrine System Diseases
Endocrine Gland Neoplasms
Neoplasms by Site
Head and Neck Neoplasms
Neoplasms, Glandular and Epithelial
Neoplasms by Histologic Type
Antineoplastic Agents, Immunological
Antineoplastic Agents
Angiogenesis Inhibitors
Angiogenesis Modulating Agents
Growth Substances
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Growth Inhibitors
Antibiotics, Antineoplastic
Topoisomerase II Inhibitors
Topoisomerase Inhibitors
Enzyme Inhibitors
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action