Surgery With or Without Radiation Therapy in Untreated Nonmetastatic Retroperitoneal Sarcoma (STRASS)
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|ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01344018|
Recruitment Status : Unknown
Verified October 2016 by European Organisation for Research and Treatment of Cancer - EORTC.
Recruitment status was: Recruiting
First Posted : April 28, 2011
Last Update Posted : October 12, 2016
RATIONALE: Radiation therapy uses high-energy x-rays to kill tumor cells. Giving radiation therapy before surgery may make the tumor smaller and reduce the amount of normal tissue that needs to be removed. It is not yet known whether surgery is more effective with or without radiation therapy in treating nonmetastatic retroperitoneal soft tissue sarcoma.
PURPOSE: This randomized phase III trial is studying radiation therapy followed by surgery to see how well it works compared with surgery alone in treating patients with previously untreated nonmetastatic retroperitoneal soft tissue sarcoma.
|Condition or disease||Intervention/treatment||Phase|
|Sarcoma||Procedure: therapeutic conventional surgery Radiation: 3-dimensional conformal radiation therapy||Phase 3|
- To assess whether there is a difference in abdominal recurrence-free survival between retroperitoneal soft tissue sarcoma patients undergoing curative intent surgery alone and those undergoing preoperative radiotherapy followed by curative-intent surgery.
- To assess whether there is a difference in metastasis-free survival, abdominal recurrence-free interval, and overall survival between these patients.
- To assess tumor response in patients undergoing preoperative radiotherapy.
- To assess toxicity of preoperative radiotherapy given prior to curative-intent surgery in these patients.
OUTLINE: This is a multicenter study. Patients are stratified according to institution and WHO performance status (0-1 vs 2). Patients are randomized to 1 of 2 treatment arms.
- Arm I: Patients undergo surgical resection of the tumor mass within 4 weeks following randomization.
- Arm II: Patients undergo 3-dimensional conformal radiation therapy (RT) or intensity-modulated RT within 8 weeks after randomization. RT continues 5 days a week for approximately 5.5 weeks. Patients undergo surgical resection of the tumor mass within 4-8 weeks after the completion of RT.
Tumor tissue, normal abdominal wall fat, and peripheral blood may be collected during surgery to identify new prognostic factors for translational research.
After completion of study therapy, patients are followed at day 60 post-surgery and every 6 months thereafter.
|Study Type :||Interventional (Clinical Trial)|
|Estimated Enrollment :||256 participants|
|Intervention Model:||Single Group Assignment|
|Masking:||None (Open Label)|
|Official Title:||A Phase III Randomized Study of Preoperative Radiotherapy Plus Surgery Versus Surgery Alone for Patients With Retroperitoneal Sarcoma (RPS)|
|Study Start Date :||January 2012|
|Estimated Primary Completion Date :||January 2017|
|Estimated Study Completion Date :||January 2018|
Active Comparator: Surgery alone
En-bloc resection of surrounding tissues and organs when located within 1 to 2 cm from the surface tumor, even when not infiltrated.
Procedure: therapeutic conventional surgery
Experimental: Preoperative radiotherapy followed by en-bloc surgery
3D-CRT or IMRT to a dose of 50.4 Gy/28 daily fractions
Procedure: therapeutic conventional surgery
Radiation: 3-dimensional conformal radiation therapy
- Abdominal recurrence-free survival
- Acute toxicity profile of preoperative radiotherapy
- Perioperative complications
- Late complications
- Tumor response to preoperative radiotherapy
- Time to abdominal recurrence
- Metastasis-free survival
- Overall survival
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|Contact: Anne Kirkpatrick||+32 email@example.com|
|Study Chair:||Sylvie Bonvalot||Gustave Roussy, Cancer Campus, Grand Paris|
|Study Chair:||Rick LM Haas, MD||The Netherlands Cancer Institute|