Adjuvant Radiotherapy in Early Stage Oral Cancers (AREST)
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|ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT03853655|
Recruitment Status : Recruiting
First Posted : February 25, 2019
Last Update Posted : February 25, 2019
|Condition or disease||Intervention/treatment||Phase|
|Cancer of Mouth Cancer of the Tongue Cancer of the Head and Neck Buccal Mucosa Cancer Floor of Mouth Carcinoma||Radiation: Post-operative adjuvant radiotherapy||Not Applicable|
The aim of this study is to assess the benefit of postoperative adjuvant radiotherapy in patients with an early oral squamous cell carcinoma (OSCC) having a tumor depth of invasion more than or equal to 5mm.
To determine the impact of postoperative adjuvant radiotherapy on locoregional recurrence-free survival in patients with early-stage oral tongue cancer with tumor thickness ≥ 5 mm.
- To compare disease-free survival and overall survival between the two groups.
- To assess and compare the quality of life changes between the two groups.
- To assess the acute and long-term radiation toxicity.
We will be conducting a Phase III Open-Label Prospective Randomized Controlled Trial using stratified randomization. Patients will be randomized into two groups:
Group I: Control arm (Observation only) Group II: Study arm (Postoperative adjuvant radiotherapy)
Patients will be stratified on the following factors
- Presence of Perineural Invasion (PNI)/Lympho-Vascular Emboli (LVE)
- Histological grade (well-differentiated/moderately differentiated vs poorly differentiated)
- Tongue/Floor of Mouth vs Buccal Mucosa.
The study population will consist of patients who have been treated by surgery for early-stage oral cancers. Patients satisfying the inclusion-exclusion criteria will be included in the study after obtaining a valid, written and informed consent. The depth of invasion will be assessed microscopically by measuring the maximum vertical bulk of the tumor from the normal mucosal surface to the deepest point of invasion. After reviewing the histopathological report, patients will be randomized to one of the 2 arms. Patients belonging to study arm (Group II) will receive adjuvant radiotherapy 60 Gray, 30 fractions for 30 days over 6 weeks as routinely prescribed at Tata Memorial Center (TMC) and will receive the treatment within or by 6 weeks after surgery.
Both the groups (Group I and Group II) will be under regular follow-up with 3 monthly intervals for the first 2 years and 6 monthly for the next 3 years and once a year thereafter. At each follow-up, patients will be evaluated clinically for evidence of locoregional tumor recurrence. The locoregional recurrence-free survival will be calculated based on the difference between the date of randomization and the date of biopsy-proven recurrence. We will also record the overall survival in both groups. The quality of life will be assessed at each follow-up regular intervals using the European Organisation for Research and Treatment of Cancer (EORTC) quality of life questionnaire (QLQ H&N-35 ) and EORTC QLQ-C 30. The radiation toxicity will be assessed using Common Terminology Criteria for Adverse Events (CTCAE) v4.0.
|Study Type :||Interventional (Clinical Trial)|
|Estimated Enrollment :||392 participants|
|Intervention Model:||Parallel Assignment|
|Masking:||None (Open Label)|
|Official Title:||Adjuvant Radiotherapy in Early Stage Oral Cancers (AREST)|
|Actual Study Start Date :||August 2, 2018|
|Estimated Primary Completion Date :||August 1, 2022|
|Estimated Study Completion Date :||September 30, 2025|
No Intervention: Control arm
Patients in this arm will be observed and kept under active follow-up after surgery for the primary.
Experimental: Study arm
Intervention in the study arm will be in the form of post-operative adjuvant radiotherapy starting within 6-weeks after primary surgery.
Radiation: Post-operative adjuvant radiotherapy
Conventional treatment planning, as well as intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT) planning, would be allowed on the study with patients being stratified on the RT technique.
Treatment would be delivered on telecobalt unit (gamma-rays/linear accelerator (6MV photons). All fields would be treated daily.
Phase I: 46 Gray(Gy) in 23 fractions over 4.5 weeks Phase II: 14Gray in 7 fractions over 1.5 weeks
For IMRT, inverse planning would be done on a commercial TPS configured to deliver IMRT using 6MV photons. Patients shall be treated using the simultaneous integrated boost (SIB) technique with 5 fractions being delivered every week.
- loco-regional recurrence free survival [ Time Frame: Date of randomization to loco regional recurrence (date of proven biopsy date) or at the end of 36 months after recruitment of the last participant. ]Measures the number of local or regional recurrences in both arm over a defined time frame.
- Disease free survival [ Time Frame: Calculated as difference of date of randomization to date of first documented recurrence or relapse, second primary or death or at the end of 36 months after recruitment of the last participant. ]time from the beginning of an intervention until patient experiences a recurrence, a new primary cancer or death.
- Overall survival [ Time Frame: Date of randomization to death from any cause or at the end of 36 months after recruitment of the last participant. ]Date of Randomization to death from any cause
- Quality of life Measurement [ Time Frame: at Randomization, 3 months after completion of all treatments, 1 year, 2 years and 3 years after completion of all treatments. ]Measured using EORTC QLQ H&N-35 and EORTC QLQ-C 30
- Acute and long-term Radiation toxicity rate [ Time Frame: From the date of randomization until the date of first documented disease recurrence or date of death from any cause, assessed up to 36 months. ]The Common Terminology Criteria for Adverse Events (CTCAE V 4.0) will be used for assessing the Adverse events. The Radiation Therapy Oncology Group (RTOG) acute and late radiation morbidity scoring criteria will be used for assessing the radiotherapy related toxicity.
To learn more about this study, you or your doctor may contact the study research staff using the contact information provided by the sponsor.
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT03853655
|Contact: Sudhir V Nair, MS, MChfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Contact: Tejpal Gupta, MDemail@example.com|
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|Guwahati, Assam, India, 781016|
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|HCG Hospital||Not yet recruiting|
|Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India, 380006|
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|Mazumdar Shaw Medical Centre||Not yet recruiting|
|Bangalore, Karnataka, India, 560100|
|Contact: Narayana Subramaniam, MS, MCh firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Principal Investigator: Narayana Subramaniam, MS,MCh|
|Sub-Investigator: Naveen H Chandrasekhar, MS,MCh|
|Sub-Investigator: Sandeep Jain, MD|
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|Kochi, Kerala, India, 682041|
|Contact: Subramania Iyer, MCh email@example.com|
|Principal Investigator: Subramania Iyer, MS, MCh|
|Tata Memorial Centre||Recruiting|
|Mumbai, Maharashtra, India, 400012|
|Contact: Sudhir V Nair, MBBS, MS 912224177000 ext 7283 firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Contact: Tejpal Gupta, MBBS, MD 919821548980 email@example.com|
|Principal Investigator: Sudhir V Nair, MS,MCh|
|Sub-Investigator: Tejpal Gupta, MD|
|Sub-Investigator: Sarbani Laskar, MD|
|Sub-Investigator: Pankaj Chaturvedi, MS|
|Sub-Investigator: Devendra Chaukar, MS|
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|Adyar, Tamil Nadu, India, 600020|
|Contact: Arvind Krishnamurthy, MS, MCh firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Principal Investigator:||Sudhir V Nair, MS, MCh||Associate Professor|