Clinical Trials (PDQ®)
|Phase III||Treatment||Completed||18 and over||Other||TROG 01.04|
NHMRC 209123, NCT00145769
This is a multi-centre randomised trial comparing long course (LC) preoperative chemoradiation with short course (SC) preoperative radiotherapy for patients with localised T3 rectal cancer.
Further Study Information
- The objective is, in patients with T3 clinically resectable carcinoma of the rectum, to demonstrate that the local recurrence rate in patients treated with a long course (LC) of pre-operative radiotherapy with continuous infusion 5-FU is lower than that in patients treated with a short course (SC) of pre-operative radiotherapy with early surgery
- The main eligibility criteria are that the patient has clinically resectable adenocarcinoma of the rectum, a clinical stage T3 tumour whose lower border is within 12 cm of the anal verge, and no evidence of distant metastases.
- Primary endpoint is local recurrence.
- Secondary endpoints are overall survival, toxicity, abdminoperineal resection rate, quality of life.
- SC arm: Radiotherapy (RT) 25 Gy in 5 fr in 1 week to be followed by surgery within 1 week and 6 cycles of postoperative chemotherapy 5FU/Folinic acid.
- LC arm: RT 50.4 Gy in 28 fr in 5½weeks with 5FU 225 mg/m2/day throughout the course of RT, to be followed by surgery 4-6 weeks after completion of RT. 4 cycles of adjuvant 5FU/Folinic acid will be given.
All of the following must apply:
- Pathologically documented and clinically resectable adenocarcinoma of the rectum.
- The patient must be considered by the surgeon to be suitable for a curative resection.
- The patient must be considered by the radiation oncologist to have no contraindication to pre-operative radiotherapy.
- Clinical T3 stage tumour on endorectal ultrasound or MRI. When endorectal ultrasound cannot be performed satisfactorily due to a technical reason, such as stenosis or proximity of the tumour, and MRI is not available, infiltration of perirectal fat on CT scan is also acceptable.
- Tumour with lower border within 12 cm from anal verge on rigid sigmoidoscopy.
- ECOG performance status 0, 1 or 2.
- Adequate bone marrow function with neutrophil count at least 1.5 x 109/L and platelet count at least 100 x 109/L.
- Adequate liver function with bilirubin and alanine aminotransferase (ALT) <= 1.5 times the upper limit of normal.
- Adequate renal function with serum creatinine <= 1.5 times the upper limit of normal.
- Accessibility for treatment and follow-up.
- Written informed consent.
- None of the following must apply:
- Evidence of distant metastases.
- Recurrent rectal cancer.
- Unstable cardiac disease or clinically significant active infection.
- Other cancer in the last 5 years except treated non-melanoma skin cancer or carcinoma in situ of the cervix.
- Pregnant or lactating females or female patients of childbearing potential who have not been surgically sterilized or are without adequate contraceptive measures.
- Contraindication to insertion of a suitable indwelling venous catheter e.g. implantable central venous device (infuse-a-port), Hickman catheter or peripherally inserted central catheter.
- Prior pelvic or abdominal radiotherapy.
Trial Lead Organizations/Sponsors
Trans-Tasman Radiation Oncological Group IncorporatedAustralasian Gastro-Intestinal Trials Group
Colorectal Surgical Society of Australasia
Royal Australasian College of Surgeons
|Sam Ngan, FRANZCR||Study Chair|
Link to the current ClinicalTrials.gov record.
NLM Identifer NCT00145769
ClinicalTrials.gov processed this data on October 20, 2014
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