Transoral Surgery Followed By Low-Dose or Standard-Dose Radiation Therapy With or Without Chemotherapy in Treating Patients With HPV Positive Stage III-IVA Oropharyngeal Cancer
Basic Trial Information
|Phase II||Biomarker/Laboratory analysis, Treatment||Active||18 and over||NCI, Other||E3311|
NCI-2013-00814, ECOG-E3311, U10CA180820, U10CA021115, NCT01898494
This randomized phase II trial studies how well transoral surgery followed by low-dose or standard-dose radiation therapy works in treating patients with human papilloma virus (HPV) positive stage III-IVA oropharyngeal cancer. Radiation therapy uses high-energy x-rays to kill tumor cells. Drugs used in chemotherapy work in different ways to stop the growth of tumor cells, either by killing the cells or by stopping them from dividing. Giving radiation therapy with chemotherapy may kill any tumor cells that remain after surgery. It is not yet known how much extra treatment needs to be given after surgery.
Further Study Information
I. Accrual, risk distribution, and surgical quality will be used to determine the feasibility of a prospective multi-institutional study of transoral surgery for HPV positive (+) oropharynx cancer followed by risk-adjusted adjuvant therapy.
II. To assess the oncologic efficacy following transoral resection and adjuvant therapy in patients determined to be at "intermediate risk" after surgical excision, the 2-year progression free survival (PFS) rate will be examined.
I. To estimate the patient distribution with various histologic risk features. II. To assess and compare early and late toxicities associated with transoral surgery (TOS) and the different doses of adjuvant postoperative radiotherapy (PORT).
III. To evaluate swallowing function before and after TOS and risk-adjusted adjuvant therapy.
IV. To evaluate quality of life (QOL), swallowing perception and performance, voice outcomes, and head and neck symptoms.
I. To correlate tumor TP53 mutation and other associated mutation profile with pathologic findings, with PFS and other outcome parameters in patients with resectable HPV-associated oropharyngeal squamous cell carcinoma (OPSCC) after the above treatments.
II. To evaluate radiation resistance markers, including excision repair cross complementing 1 (ERCC1) single nucleotide polymorphism and protein expression, and correlate them with treatment efficacy.
III. To investigate the usefulness of biomarkers in predicting progression-free survival and biomarkers, including tumor ERCC1, epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR), plasma cytokine/chemokines, cellular immunity to HPV, and oral HPV deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA).
OUTLINE: Patients are classified by risk status (low risk, intermediate risk, or high risk) and assigned to the appropriate treatment group. Patients classified as intermediate risk are randomized to 1 or 2 treatment arms.
ARM A (low risk): Patients undergo transoral surgical resection of the oropharyngeal tumor.
ARM B (intermediate risk): Patients undergo transoral surgical resection of the oropharyngeal tumor. Patients then undergo low-dose intensity modulated radiation therapy (IMRT) once daily (QD) five days a week for 5 weeks.
ARM C (intermediate risk): Patients undergo transoral surgical resection of the oropharyngeal tumor. Patients then undergo standard-dose IMRT QD five days a week for 6 weeks.
ARM D (high risk): Patients undergo transoral surgical resection of the oropharyngeal tumor. Patients then undergo standard-dose IMRT QD five days a week for 6-7 weeks. Patients also receive cisplatin intravenously (IV) over 60 minutes or carboplatin IV over 30 minutes on days 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, 36, and 43 during radiation therapy.
After completion of study treatment, patients are followed up every 3 months for 2 years and then every 6 months for 1 year.
- REGISTRATION TO SURGERY (ARM S)
- Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group (ECOG) performance status of 0 or 1
- Patients must have newly diagnosed, histologically or cytologically confirmed squamous cell carcinoma or undifferentiated carcinoma of the oropharynx; patients must have been determined to have resectable oropharyngeal disease; patients with primary tumor or nodal metastasis fixed to the carotid artery, skull base or cervical spine are not eligible
- Patients must have American Joint Committee on Cancer (AJCC) TNM tumor stage III, IV a, or IV b (with no evidence of distant metastases) as determined by imaging studies (performed < 4 weeks prior to pre-registration) and complete head and neck exam; the following imaging is required: computed tomography (CT) scan with IV contrast or magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)
- Patients must have biopsy-proven cyclin-dependent kinase inhibitor 2A (p16)+ oropharynx cancer; the histologic evidence of invasive squamous cell carcinoma may have been obtained from the primary tumor or metastatic lymph node; it is required that patients have nodal stage N1-N2b confirmed by clinical or radiographic methods (clinically N0 patients are not eligible)
- Carcinoma of the oropharynx associated with HPV as determined by p16 protein expression using immunohistochemistry (IHC) performed by a Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments (CLIA) approved laboratory; using p16 antibody obtained from Roche mtm laboratories AG (CINtec, clone E6H4) is recommended
- No prior radiation above the clavicles
- Patients with a history of a curatively treated malignancy must be disease-free for at least two years except for carcinoma in situ of cervix and/or non-melanomatous skin cancer
- Patients with the following within the last 6 months prior to pre-registration must be evaluated by a cardiologist and/or neurologist prior to entry into the study
- Patients must not have evidence of extensive or "matted/fixed" pathologic adenopathy on preoperative imaging
- Absolute neutrophil count >= 1,500/mm^3
- Platelets >= 100,000/mm^3
- Total bilirubin =< the upper limit of normal (ULN)
- Calculated creatinine clearance must be > 60 ml/min using the Cockcroft-Gault formula
- Women must not be pregnant or breast-feeding due to the teratogenicity of chemotherapy; all females of childbearing potential must have a blood test or urine study within 2 weeks prior to registration to rule out pregnancy; a female of childbearing potential is any woman, regardless of sexual orientation or whether they have undergone tubal ligation, who meets the following criteria: has not undergone a hysterectomy or bilateral oophorectomy; or has not been naturally postmenopausal for at least 24 consecutive months (i.e., has had menses at any time in the preceding 24 consecutive months)
- Patient must not have an intercurrent illness likely to interfere with protocol therapy or prevent surgical resection
- Patients must not have uncontrolled diabetes, uncontrolled infection despite antibiotics or uncontrolled hypertension within 30 days prior to pre-registration
- REGISTRATION/RANDOMIZATION TO STEP 2 - ARMS A, B, C AND D AND REGISTRATION TO STEP 3
- Histopathologic assessment of surgical pathology must include examination for perineural invasion (PNI) and lymphovascular invasion (LVI) and reported as absent or present; the absence or presence of extracapsular extension (ECE) requires gross and microscopic assessment and is defined to be:
- Absent (negative or nodal metastasis with smooth/rounded leading edge confined to thickened capsule/pseudocapsule),
- Present - minimal (tumor extends =< 1 mm beyond the lymph node capsule), or
- Present - extensive (gross, tumor extends > 1 mm beyond the lymph node capsule (includes soft tissue metastasis)
- Patients must have ECOG performance status 0 or 1
- Patient must be registered/randomized within 5-7 weeks following surgery
- Women of childbearing potential and sexually active males are strongly advised to use an accepted and effective method of contraception
Trial Contact Information
Trial Lead Organizations/Sponsors
Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group
- National Cancer Institute
UAB Comprehensive Cancer Center
Sharon A Spencer
Mayo Clinic Scottsdale
Michael L Hinni
Arkansas Cancer Research Center at University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
Samantha A Seaward
Stanford Cancer Center
Floyd C Holsinger
Penrose Cancer Center at Penrose Hospital
Rocky Mountain Cancer Centers at the Pavilion
Porter Adventist Hospital
Yale Cancer Center
Benjamin L Judson
University of Miami/Deerfield Beach
Giovana R Thomas
University of Miami Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center - Miami
Giovana R Thomas
Florida Hospital Cancer Institute at Florida Hospital Orlando
Lee M. Zehngebot
Emory University Hospital Midtown
Nabil F Saba
Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University
Nabil F Saba
Holden Comprehensive Cancer Center at University of Iowa
Daniel A Vaena
University of Kentucky Chandler Medical Center
Thomas J Gal
Greater Baltimore Medical Center Cancer Center
Marshall A. Levine
Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center at Johns Hopkins
Jeremy D Richmon
Boston University Cancer Research Center
Dana-Farber/Brigham and Women's Cancer Center
Dana-Farber/Harvard Cancer Center at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Josephine Ford Cancer Center at Henry Ford Hospital
Robert Anthony Chapman
St. John's Regional Health Center
Jay W Carlson
Fred and Pamela Buffett Cancer Center
Apar K Ganti
Methodist Estabrook Cancer Center
Russell B. Smith
Montefiore Medical Center
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
Luc G Morris
Duke Cancer Institute
Walter T Lee
Case Comprehensive Cancer Center
David J Adelstein
Cleveland Clinic Taussig Cancer Center
David J Adelstein
Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital and Richard J. Solove Research Institute at Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center
Knight Cancer Institute at Oregon Health and Science University
Peter E. Andersen
Providence Cancer Center at Providence Portland Medical Center
Alison K Conlin
PinnacleHealth Regional Cancer Center at Polyclinic Hospital
Brij M Sood
Abramson Cancer Center of the University of Pennsylvania
Gregory S Weinstein
Fox Chase Cancer Center - Philadelphia
Miriam N Lango
Kimmel Cancer Center at Thomas Jefferson University - Philadelphia
David M Cognetti
UPMC Cancer Centers
Robert L. Ferris
Hollings Cancer Center at Medical University of South Carolina
Terrence A. Day
Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center
James L Netterville
Simmons Comprehensive Cancer Center at University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center - Dallas
Baran D Sumer
Sentara Cancer Institute at Sentara CarePlex Hospital
Scott S Williams
Sentara Cancer Institute at Sentara Norfolk General Hospital
Scott S Williams
Coastal Cancer Center at Sentara Virginia Beach General Hospital
Scott S Williams
University Cancer Center at University of Washington Medical Center
University of Wisconsin Paul P. Carbone Comprehensive Cancer Center
Paul M. Harari
Froedtert Hospital and Medical College of Wisconsin
Stuart J. Wong
Veterans Affairs Medical Center - Milwaukee
Elizabeth M. Gore
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NLM Identifier NCT01898494
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