This trial is active, not recruiting.

Condition cervical cancer
Treatments conventional surgery, neoadjuvant chemotherapy, brachytherapy, radiation therapy, cisplatin
Phase phase 3
Sponsor European Organisation for Research and Treatment of Cancer - EORTC
Start date March 2002
End date July 2019
Trial size 686 participants
Trial identifier NCT00039338, 2008-003396-52, EORTC-55994


RATIONALE: Drugs used in chemotherapy use different ways to stop tumor cells from dividing so they stop growing or die. Giving chemotherapy drugs before surgery may shrink the tumor so that it can be removed during surgery. Radiation therapy uses high-energy x-rays to kill tumor cells. Combining radiation therapy with chemotherapy may kill more tumor cells. It is not yet known whether chemotherapy is more effective followed by surgery or combined with radiation therapy in treating cervical cancer.

PURPOSE: Randomized phase III trial to compare the effectiveness of chemotherapy followed by radical hysterectomy with that of chemotherapy plus radiation therapy in treating patients who have stage IB or stage II cervical cancer.

United States No locations recruiting
Other countries No locations recruiting

Study Design

Allocation randomized
Endpoint classification safety/efficacy study
Intervention model parallel assignment
Masking open label
Primary purpose treatment
neoadjuvant chemotherapy (Cisplatin) followed by surgery (radial hysterectomy)
conventional surgery
Radial hysterectomy
neoadjuvant chemotherapy
Experimental arm: minimal cumulative cisplatin dose of 225 mg/m2. Comparator arm: cumulative cisplatin dose of 200-240 mg/m2.
Minimal cumulative 225 mg/m2 (experimental arm). Cumulative 200-240 mg/m2 (comparator arm).
(Active Comparator)
Concomitant radiotherapy (external radiotherapy combined with external boost or brachytherapy) and chemotherapy (cisplatin)
neoadjuvant chemotherapy
Experimental arm: minimal cumulative cisplatin dose of 225 mg/m2. Comparator arm: cumulative cisplatin dose of 200-240 mg/m2.
Brachytherapy at the end of external radiation. Minimal total dose (external with or without external boost + brachytherapy) of 75 Gy EQD2 to point A. Overall treatment less than 50 days.
radiation therapy
Between 45-50 Gy, in fractions of 1.8 to 2 Gy.
Minimal cumulative 225 mg/m2 (experimental arm). Cumulative 200-240 mg/m2 (comparator arm).

Primary Outcomes

Overall survival at 5 years
time frame: 5 years

Eligibility Criteria

Female participants from 18 years up to 75 years old.

DISEASE CHARACTERISTICS: - Histologically confirmed cervical cancer, including the following subtypes: - Squamous cell carcinoma - Adenosquamous cell carcinoma - Adenocarcinoma (excluding small cell, clear cell, and other rare variants of the classical adenocarcinoma) - FIGO stage IB2, IIA (greater than 4 cm), or IIB PATIENT CHARACTERISTICS: Age: - 18 to 75 Performance status: - WHO 0-2 Life expectancy: - Not specified Hematopoietic: - Absolute neutrophil count greater than 1,500/mm^3 - Platelet count greater than 100,000/mm^3 Hepatic: - Bilirubin less than 1.46 mg/dL Renal: - Creatinine clearance greater than 60 mL/min Other: - No other prior or concurrent malignancy except adequately treated basal cell skin cancer - No psychological, familial, sociological, or geographical condition that would preclude study - Not pregnant PRIOR CONCURRENT THERAPY: Biologic therapy: - Not specified Chemotherapy: - No prior chemotherapy Endocrine therapy: - Not specified Radiotherapy: - No prior radiotherapy Surgery: - Not specified Other: - No other concurrent anticancer agent

Additional Information

Official title Randomized Phase III Study Of Neoadjuvant Chemotherapy Followed By Surgery Vs. Concomitant Radiotherapy And Chemotherapy In FIGO Ib2, IIa>4 cm or IIb Cervical Cancer
Description OBJECTIVES: - Compare the overall and progression-free survival of patients with stage IB2, IIA, or IIB cervical cancer treated with neoadjuvant cisplatin-based chemotherapy followed by radical hysterectomy vs standard therapy comprising concurrent radiotherapy and cisplatin-based chemotherapy. - Compare the toxicity of these regimens in these patients. - Compare the quality of life of patients treated with these regimens. OUTLINE: This is a randomized, multicenter study. Patients are stratified according to participating center, FIGO stage, age (18 to 50 vs 51 to 75), and histological subtype (adenomatous vs non-adenomatous component). Patients are randomized to 1 of 2 treatment arms. - Arm I: Patients receive neoadjuvant cisplatin-based chemotherapy on day 1. Treatment repeats every 21 days. Within 6 weeks after the last chemotherapy course, patients undergo a type III-V Piver-Rutledge radical hysterectomy. Patients with positive lymph nodes or tumor invasion into the parametria or less than 5 mm from the resection borders after surgery receive standard adjuvant external beam radiotherapy once daily, 5 days a week, for 5-5.6 weeks (25-28 treatment days) followed by external boost radiotherapy or brachytherapy for 1 or 2 days. - Arm II: Patients receive standard therapy comprising radiotherapy as in arm I concurrently with cisplatin-based chemotherapy once weekly for 6 weeks. Adjuvant hysterectomy is allowed, but not recommended, in case of histologically proven residual tumor. Treatment in both arms continues in the absence of disease progression or unacceptable toxicity. For patients in both arms, cisplatin may be combined with other chemotherapeutics as long as the minimum platinum dose is given. Quality of life is assessed at baseline and at 6, 12, 18, and 24 months. Patients are followed every 3 months for 1 year, every 6 months for 4 years, and then annually thereafter. PROJECTED ACCRUAL: A total of 686 patients (343 per treatment arm) will be accrued for this study within 3.8 years.
Trial information was received from ClinicalTrials.gov and was last updated in December 2016.
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