Proton Radiation for Unresectable, Borderline Resectable, or Medically Inoperable Carcinoma of the Pancreas
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|ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT02598349|
Recruitment Status : Recruiting
First Posted : November 5, 2015
Last Update Posted : July 12, 2019
|Condition or disease||Intervention/treatment||Phase|
|Pancreatic Cancer||Radiation: Proton Radiation Drug: Capecitabine Procedure: Surgical resection Behavioral: FACT-Hep questionnaire||Phase 2|
Participants as part of this research study will receive Proton radiation over 6 weeks with oral chemotherapy (capecitabine) only taken on radiation days.
In addition, If surgery is an option, then surgical resection will be performed at least 8 weeks after treatment with radiation and chemotherapy.
Quality of Life questionnaires are a part of this study.The Fact-Hep questionnaires will be filled out by the participant at strategic time points in the treatment course.
|Study Type :||Interventional (Clinical Trial)|
|Estimated Enrollment :||60 participants|
|Intervention Model:||Single Group Assignment|
|Masking:||None (Open Label)|
|Official Title:||A Phase II Trial of Escalated Dose Proton Radiotherapy With Elective Nodal Irradiation and Concomitant Chemotherapy for Patients With Unresectable, Borderline Resectable or Medically Inoperable Pancreatic Adenocarcinoma|
|Study Start Date :||April 2016|
|Estimated Primary Completion Date :||October 2039|
|Estimated Study Completion Date :||October 2040|
Experimental: Proton Radiation with capecitabine
The following will be performed in this group: Proton Radiation Therapy with concomitant oral chemotherapy, capecitabine taken on radiation treatment days for 6 weeks. A surgical resection will be performed between 8 and 16 weeks if radiographic studies suggest operability.
Additionally, a Functional Assessment of Cancer Therapy (FACT-Hep) questionnaire is to be filled out by participants at baseline, at week 4 and week 6, then 1 month after completion of treatment, then every 3 months for 1 year, and then every 6 months for 3 years. The FACT-Hep questionnaire is specific to those with gastrointestinal cancers focusing on hepatobiliary and pancreatic cancer.
Radiation: Proton Radiation
Proton Radiation 40.50 Gy relative biological effectiveness (RBE) in 18 fractions to gross disease and elective nodal volume followed by a 22.50 Gy (RBE) in 10 fraction boost to gross disease. Total dose 63 Gy (RBE) in 28 fractions over 6 weeks.
Other Name: Proton Beam Radiation
Concomitant oral chemotherapy, capecitabine 1000mg by mouth twice daily, 5 days a week (M-F) on radiation days only.
Other Name: Xeloda
Procedure: Surgical resection
Surgery between 8 and 16 weeks of radiotherapy completion if radiographic studies suggest operability.
Behavioral: FACT-Hep questionnaire
The FACT-Hep questionnaire is specific to those with gastrointestinal cancers focusing on hepatobiliary and pancreatic cancer.
Other Name: Functional Assessment of Cancer Therapy (FACT) questionnaire
- Overall survival at 12 months after radiation therapy [ Time Frame: Approximately 12 months after radiation therapy. ]The trial is designed to allow detection of an improvement in the 12 month overall survival rate to 75% compared to the expected historical rate of 50%.
- Surgical resection rate. [ Time Frame: 3 months following the completion of radiation therapy. ]Increase share of marginally resectable and unresectable patients being converted to resectable.
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT02598349
|Contact: Tish Adams, MS, CCRC, CPemail@example.com|
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|United States, Florida|
|University of Florida Proton Therapy Institute||Recruiting|
|Jacksonville, Florida, United States, 32206|
|Contact: Intake Coordinator 877-686-6009|
|Principal Investigator: R. Charles Nichols, MD|
|Principal Investigator:||Romaine C. Nichols, MD||UF Health Proton Therapy Institute|