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Radiation Therapy and Cardiac Enzymes

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00777751
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : October 22, 2008
Last Update Posted : January 10, 2018
Sponsor:
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
M.D. Anderson Cancer Center

Tracking Information
First Submitted Date October 21, 2008
First Posted Date October 22, 2008
Last Update Posted Date January 10, 2018
Actual Study Start Date October 6, 2008
Actual Primary Completion Date November 21, 2016   (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Current Primary Outcome Measures
 (submitted: May 20, 2009)
Elevation in cardiac biomarkers by measuring cardiac troponins (troponin T and troponin I), BNP, and CK-MB. [ Time Frame: 4 Time Points: within 1 week prior to radiation therapy (RT), within 1-3 days of RT completion, and at 1 and 3 months after completion of RT. ]
Original Primary Outcome Measures
 (submitted: October 21, 2008)
To learn if radiation doses result in increased cardiac biomarkers. [ Time Frame: 2 Years ]
Change History
Current Secondary Outcome Measures Not Provided
Original Secondary Outcome Measures Not Provided
Current Other Pre-specified Outcome Measures Not Provided
Original Other Pre-specified Outcome Measures Not Provided
 
Descriptive Information
Brief Title Radiation Therapy and Cardiac Enzymes
Official Title Radiation Therapy and Cardiac Biomarkers
Brief Summary The goal of this clinical research study is to learn if the radiation that you are receiving will result in an increase in certain proteins produced by the heart called cardiac biomarkers.
Detailed Description

Cardiac Biomarkers:

Cardiac biomarkers are proteins made by the heart. When cardiac biomarkers are above normal levels, there may be damage to the heart. The relationship between cardiac biomarkers and radiation therapy has not been well studied. Learning more about this relationship may lead to better ways to check the heart during radiation therapy. How cardiac biomarkers can play a role in predicting future heart problems during radiation therapy will also be studied.

Study Tests:

If you agree to take part in this study, blood (about 1 teaspoon) will be drawn to measure certain cardiac biomarkers up to 2 days before radiation therapy, following the first treatment of radiation, within 2 days of finishing radiation therapy, and about 1 to 2 months after completion of radiation therapy. Once the blood testing is completed, any leftover blood samples will be destroyed.

You will also have electrocardiograms (ECGs -- tests that measure the electrical activity of the heart) at the same time points as the blood draws.

Length of Study:

You will be off study after the last blood draw and ECG.

This is an investigational study. Up to 30 patients will be enrolled in this study. All will be enrolled at M. D. Anderson.

Study Type Observational
Study Design Observational Model: Case-Only
Time Perspective: Prospective
Target Follow-Up Duration Not Provided
Biospecimen Not Provided
Sampling Method Non-Probability Sample
Study Population Patients with tumors in the chest in close proximity to the heart, including histologically proven primary lung cancer, esophageal cancer, or thymoma, to be treated with single modality RT.
Condition Tumor
Intervention Not Provided
Study Groups/Cohorts Not Provided
Publications * Not Provided

*   Includes publications given by the data provider as well as publications identified by ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier (NCT Number) in Medline.
 
Recruitment Information
Recruitment Status Completed
Actual Enrollment
 (submitted: October 21, 2008)
30
Original Estimated Enrollment Same as current
Actual Study Completion Date November 21, 2016
Actual Primary Completion Date November 21, 2016   (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Eligibility Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  1. A total of thirty patients will be prospectively enrolled in this study. Patients with tumors in the chest including histologically proven primary lung cancer, esophageal cancer, thymoma or mesothelioma to be treated with RT with or without concurrent chemotherapy to a final dose of >/=45 Gy will be included in this study.
  2. Patients with tumors in close proximity to the heart where the treating radiation oncologist anticipates the mean cardiac dose will exceed 20Gy.
  3. All patients must sign a study-specific informed consent form. If the patient's mental status precludes his/her giving informed consent, written informed consent may be given by the patient's legal representative.
  4. Age >/= 18
  5. Women of childbearing potential (A woman of child-bearing potential is a sexually mature woman who has not undergone a hysterectomy or who has not been naturally postmenopausal for at least 24 consecutive months [i.e., who has had menses at any time in the preceding 24 consecutive months]. For women of childbearing potential, a blood pregnancy test must be performed within 72 hours prior to the start of protocol treatment.

Exclusion Criteria:

  1. Patients who receive 5-fluorouracil or adriamycin as part of their chemotherapy regimen.
  2. Patients with recent myocardial infarction in the past month, decompensated heart failure or myocarditis/pericarditis in the past month
  3. Patients with renal failure indicated by a serum creatinine level of >/= 2.0.
  4. Patients in the intensive care unite (ICU).
  5. Patients with systemic sepsis.
  6. Patients with acute pulmonary embolism in the past month.
  7. Women who are pregnant or nursing are not eligible as treatment involves unforeseeable risks to the fetus or child.
  8. Inability to obtain histologic proof of malignancy.
Sex/Gender
Sexes Eligible for Study: All
Ages 18 Years and older   (Adult, Older Adult)
Accepts Healthy Volunteers No
Contacts Contact information is only displayed when the study is recruiting subjects
Listed Location Countries United States
Removed Location Countries  
 
Administrative Information
NCT Number NCT00777751
Other Study ID Numbers 2007-0489
Has Data Monitoring Committee No
U.S. FDA-regulated Product
Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Drug Product: No
Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Device Product: No
IPD Sharing Statement Not Provided
Responsible Party M.D. Anderson Cancer Center
Study Sponsor M.D. Anderson Cancer Center
Collaborators Not Provided
Investigators
Principal Investigator: David Grosshans, MD M.D. Anderson Cancer Center
PRS Account M.D. Anderson Cancer Center
Verification Date January 2018