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Treatment of Malignant Sinonasal Tumours With Intensity-modulated Radiotherapy (IMRT) and Carbon Ion Boost (C12)

Basic Trial Information
Trial Description
     Summary
     Further Trial Information
     Eligibility Criteria
Trial Contact Information

Basic Trial Information

PhaseTypeStatusAgeSponsorProtocol IDs
Phase IITreatmentActive18 to 80OtherIMRT-HIT-SNT
NCT01220752

Trial Description

Summary

The IMRT-HIT-SNT trial is a prospective, mono-centric, phase II trial evaluating toxicity and efficacy in the combined treatment with intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT) and carbon ion (C12) boost. Primary endpoint is mucositis ≥ CTC°3, secondary endpoints are local control, disease-free survival, overall survival, and toxicity. Planned accrual of the trial includes 36 patients with histologically proven (≥R1-resected or inoperable) sinonasal malignancies.

Further Study Information

Local control in sinonasal malignancies is dose dependent. However, dose escalation at acceptable toxicity is technically demanding even with modern radiotherapy techniques. Raster-scanned carbon ion therapy with highly conformal dose distributions may allow higher doses at comparable or reduced side-effects.

Methods/ design:

The IMRT-HIT-SNT trial is a prospective, mono-centric, phase II trial evaluating toxicity in the combined treatment with intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT) and carbon ion (C12) boost in 36 patients with histologically proven (≥R1-resected or inoperable) adeno-/ or squamous cell carcinoma of the nasal cavity or paransal sinuses. Patients receive 24 GyE carbon ions (8 fractions) and IMRT (2.0 Gy/ fraction).

Study objectives:

Incidence of mucositis ≥ CTC°3 will be assessed as the primary endpoint of the trial, local control, disease-free survival, overall survival, and toxicity (incl. mucositis CTC °I-II and late toxicity at 2 years post RT)are secondary endpoints.

Eligibility Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Histologically confirmed or surgically removed adenocarcinoma or squamous cell carcinoma of the nasal cavity or paranasal sinuses
  • Inoperable tumour or refusal to undergo surgical resection
  • Macroscopic or microscopic residual tumour (R2/ R1) or
  • ≥T3/T4 or
  • written informed consent
  • pts aged 18 - 80 years
  • effective contraception for pts in childbearing age (<12 months post beginning of menopause)

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Prior radio- or chemotherapy for tumours of the head and neck
  • Other previous malignancy within the past 5 years except prior, adequately treated basal cell carcinoma of the skin or pre-invasive carcinoma of the cervix
  • Significant neurological or psychiatric condition including dementia or seizures or other serious medical condition prohibiting the patient's participation in the trial by judgement of the investigators
  • Legal incapacity or limited legal capacity
  • Positive serum/ urine beta-HCG/ pregnancy
  • Drug abuse

Trial Contact Information

Trial Lead Organizations/Sponsors

Heidelberg University

Universitatsklinikum Heidelberg

Juergen Debus, MD PhDPrincipal Investigator

Jürgen Debus, MD PhDPh: +49-6221-56- Ext.8202
  Email: juergen.debus@med.uni-heidelberg.de

Trial Sites

Germany
  Heidelberg
 Universitaets-Hautklinik Heidelberg
 Alexandra D Jensen, MD, MSc Ph: +49-6221-56 Ext.8202
  Email: alexandra.jensen@med.uni-heidelberg.de

Link to the current ClinicalTrials.gov record.
NLM Identifer NCT01220752
ClinicalTrials.gov processed this data on March 27, 2014

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