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Hypofractionated External-beam RadiOtherapy for Intact Cervical Cancer (HEROICC-Trial): A Feasibility Study

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT04583254
Recruitment Status : Recruiting
First Posted : October 12, 2020
Last Update Posted : April 14, 2022
Sponsor:
Collaborator:
Academic Medical Organization of Southwestern Ontario
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Lucas Mendez, Lawson Health Research Institute

Tracking Information
First Submitted Date  ICMJE October 2, 2020
First Posted Date  ICMJE October 12, 2020
Last Update Posted Date April 14, 2022
Actual Study Start Date  ICMJE February 4, 2021
Estimated Primary Completion Date December 14, 2023   (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Current Primary Outcome Measures  ICMJE
 (submitted: October 9, 2020)
Investigate the feasibility in the Canadian Health Care System [ Time Frame: 3 years ]
This trial aims to investigate its feasibility in the Canadian health care system. Feasibility will be defined as the ability to consent and randomize 48 patients over 3 years from date of site activation.
Original Primary Outcome Measures  ICMJE Same as current
Change History
Current Secondary Outcome Measures  ICMJE
 (submitted: October 9, 2020)
Tumour response based on imaging [ Time Frame: 3.5 years ]
Tumour response rate on Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) images will be graded as proposed in the EMBRACE 2 protocol
Original Secondary Outcome Measures  ICMJE Same as current
Current Other Pre-specified Outcome Measures
 (submitted: October 9, 2020)
  • Quality of Life (QoL) - Bowel and urinary quality of life as measured by the Expanded Prostate Cancer Index Composite (EPIC) questionnaire. [ Time Frame: 8 years ]
    QoL will be measured by the Expanded Prostate Cancer Index Composite (EPIC) questionnaire. EPIC was initially created for assessment of QoL in patients with prostate cancers. This questionnaire was used in the NRG RTOG 1203 protocol (NCT01672892) and comprehensively assesses bowel function and bother (bowel summary domain) and urinary function, bother, incontinence and irritation/obstruction (urinary domain). The EPIC questionnaire contains 32 questions measuring patient function. Each question has a response option ranging from 0 or 1 (best) to 3, 4, or 5 (worst). The responses then correlate to a scoring scale of 0 to 100, where 0 is the best and 100 is the worst. The values vary from 0 to 100 for each question. The scores can then be added to come up with an overall quality of life score.
  • Quality of Life (QoL) is measured by European Organization for Research and Treatment of Cancer (EORTC) and Core 30 (QLQ-C30) QoL questionnaires [ Time Frame: 8 years ]
    Two European Organization for Research and Treatment of Cancer (EORTC) QoL questionnaires (Core 30 (QLQ-C30). QLQ-C30 is used for all cancers and has several symptom scales, five functional scales (physical, emotional, social, role, cognitive) and a global health status scale. The QLQ-C30 responses are regarding function and symptoms are on a scale of 1 (not at all) to 4 (very much). Also included are questions about overall health and quality of life. Responses are on a scale of 1 (very poor) to 7 (excellent).
  • Quality of Life (QoL) - acute vaginal and sexual symptoms as measured by the cervical cancer module (QLQ-CX24) [ Time Frame: 8 years ]
    QoL will be measured by the cervical cancer module (QLQ-CX24). QLQ-CX24 includes cancer - and treatment - related items and symptoms regarding sexuality. Acute and late vaginal and sexual QoL will be assessed using the QLQ-CX24 vaginal and sexual domains respectively. The QLQ-CX24 responses are regarding function and symptoms of sexual and vagina health. It is based on a scale of 1 (not at all) to 4 (very much).
  • Quality of Life (QoL) - late vaginal and sexual symptoms as measured by the cervical cancer module (QLQ-CX24) [ Time Frame: 8 years ]
    QoL will be measured by the cervical cancer module (QLQ-CX24). QLQ-CX24 includes cancer - and treatment - related items and symptoms regarding sexuality. Acute and late vaginal and sexual QoL will be assessed using the QLQ-CX24 vaginal and sexual domains respectively. The QLQ-CX24 responses are regarding function and symptoms of sexual and vagina health. It is based on a scale of 1 (not at all) to 4 (very much).
  • Acute and late toxicity [ Time Frame: 3 years and 3 months ]
    This outcome is assessed by physicians during each follow-up appointment, and scored according to Common Terminology Criteria for Adverse Events (CTCAE) version 5.0 (18). Clinically relevant toxicities of gastrointestinal, genitourinary, vaginal and non-specific general symptoms (i.e. fatigue, malaise and pain) will be collected. Hematological disorders will also be collected through weekly blood work checks. Acute toxicities will be collected at baseline, and then weekly during radiotherapy/chemoradiotherapy and at 3 months after completion of radiation. Late toxicities will be collected from 3 months after completion of radiation onwards until the end of follow-up.
  • Assessment of cancer down staging throughout EBRT. [ Time Frame: 3 years ]
    To be assessed through volumetric comparison of gross tumor volume (GTV) and high risk clinical target volume (HR-CTV) contours in the pre-EBRT and brachytherapy MRI scans.
  • Progression-free survival [ Time Frame: 8 years ]
    Defined as time from date of randomization to date of progression, date of death from any cause, or date of last follow-up, whichever occurs first. Cancer progression can be identified during physical exam, biopsy, or imaging of any kind.
  • Locoregional progression-free survival [ Time Frame: 8 years ]
    Defined as time from date of randomization to date of locoregional progression, date of death from any cause, or date of last follow-up, whichever occurs first.
  • Metastasis-free survival [ Time Frame: 8 years ]
    Defined as time from date of randomization to date of development of metastasis, date of death from any cause, or date of last follow-up, whichever occurs first.
  • Cervical cancer-specific survival [ Time Frame: 8 years ]
    Defined as time from date of randomization to date of death attributed to cervical cancer, or date of last-follow-up, whichever occurs first.
  • Overall survival [ Time Frame: 8 years ]
    Defined as time from date of randomization to date of death from any cause, or date of last follow-up, whichever occurs first.
Original Other Pre-specified Outcome Measures Same as current
 
Descriptive Information
Brief Title  ICMJE Hypofractionated External-beam RadiOtherapy for Intact Cervical Cancer (HEROICC-Trial): A Feasibility Study
Official Title  ICMJE Hypofractionated External-beam RadiOtherapy for Intact Cervical Cancer (HEROICC-Trial): A Feasibility Study
Brief Summary

External radiation given in 25 fractions or so together with weekly chemotherapy and followed by 3 or 4 fractions of brachytherapy is the standard of care for patients with locally advanced cervical cancer.

This study investigates the role of shortened external radiotherapy regimen (hypofractionated radiotherapy) by randomizing patients to this experimental regimen versus the standard of care.The purpose of this study is to access the feasibility of patient accrual to this trial in the Canadian setting and to provide an initial evaluation of cancer response and treatment tolerability.

Detailed Description Not Provided
Study Type  ICMJE Interventional
Study Phase  ICMJE Phase 2
Study Design  ICMJE Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Screening
Condition  ICMJE Cervical Cancer
Intervention  ICMJE
  • Radiation: External beam radiotherapy (EBRT) + High-dose rate (HDR) Brachytherapy Experimental
    40 Gy / 15 Fractions EBRT + HDR-Brachytherapy
  • Radiation: External beam radiotherapy (EBRT) + High-dose rate (HDR) Brachytherapy Standard of Care
    45 Gy / 25 Fractions EBRT + HDR-Brachytherapy
  • Drug: Concurrent Chemotherapy
    Weekly cisplatin 40 mg/m2 for a maximum of 5 cycles
Study Arms  ICMJE
  • Experimental: Arm 1 EBRT+High-dose (HDR) Brachytherapy Experimental
    Interventions:
    • Radiation: External beam radiotherapy (EBRT) + High-dose rate (HDR) Brachytherapy Experimental
    • Drug: Concurrent Chemotherapy
  • Active Comparator: Arm 2 EBRT+High-dose (HDR) Brachytherapy Standard of Care
    Interventions:
    • Radiation: External beam radiotherapy (EBRT) + High-dose rate (HDR) Brachytherapy Standard of Care
    • Drug: Concurrent Chemotherapy
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  ICMJE Recruiting
Estimated Enrollment  ICMJE
 (submitted: October 9, 2020)
48
Original Estimated Enrollment  ICMJE Same as current
Estimated Study Completion Date  ICMJE December 14, 2028
Estimated Primary Completion Date December 14, 2023   (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Eligibility Criteria  ICMJE

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Age 18 years or older
  • International Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics (FIGO) IA or IB1 cervical cancers if not surgical candidates, but amenable to definitive chemoradiotherapy as proposed in this trial.
  • FIGO Stage IB2, IB3, IIA or IIB cervical cancers
  • FIGO stage IIIC1 cervical cancers are candidates but must meet all the following criteria:

    1. largest node is less than 3 cm
    2. less than 3 pathological nodes
    3. No nodes located in the common iliac chain.
    4. Cervical confined or with parametrial invasion
  • Histologically-confirmed invasive uterine cervical carcinoma of subtypes squamous cell, adenocarcinoma or adenosquamous cell
  • Candidate for definitive chemoradiotherapy to be delivered with weekly cisplatin
  • Brachytherapy candidate

Exclusion Criteria:

  • FIGO stage IIIA, IIIB, IIIC2, IVA or IVB
  • FIGO stage IIIC1 with node greater than 3 cm, common iliac node or greater than 2 pathological nodes
  • Previous pelvic or abdominal radiotherapy
  • Patients requiring paraaortic nodal irradiation
  • Inflammatory bowel disease
  • Connective tissue disorder (eg. scleroderma, systemic lupus erythematous)
  • Neuroendocrine, glassy cell, small cell, adenoid cystic carcinoma, adenoid basal carcinoma, clear cell, serous, endometrioid, verrucous carcinoma, melanoma, and sarcoma histologies
  • Patient unable to undergo MR scan
  • Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group (ECOG) performance status greater than 3
  • Not a cisplatin candidate
Sex/Gender  ICMJE
Sexes Eligible for Study: Female
Ages  ICMJE 18 Years and older   (Adult, Older Adult)
Accepts Healthy Volunteers  ICMJE No
Contacts  ICMJE
Contact: Lucas C Mendez, MD 519-685-8650 Lucas.Mendez@lhsc.on.ca
Contact: David D'Souza, MD 519-685-8650 David.DSouza@lhsc.on.ca
Listed Location Countries  ICMJE Canada
Removed Location Countries  
 
Administrative Information
NCT Number  ICMJE NCT04583254
Other Study ID Numbers  ICMJE HEROICC
ReDA ID#10482 ( Other Identifier: Lawson Health Research Institute )
Has Data Monitoring Committee Yes
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  ICMJE
Plan to Share IPD: No
Current Responsible Party Lucas Mendez, Lawson Health Research Institute
Original Responsible Party Same as current
Current Study Sponsor  ICMJE Lawson Health Research Institute
Original Study Sponsor  ICMJE Same as current
Collaborators  ICMJE Academic Medical Organization of Southwestern Ontario
Investigators  ICMJE
Principal Investigator: Lucas C Mendez, MD London Health Sciences Centre, Lawson Health Research Institute
PRS Account Lawson Health Research Institute
Verification Date April 2022

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