This trial is active, not recruiting.

Conditions inflammatory breast cancer, invasive ductal breast carcinoma, invasive lobular breast carcinoma, mucinous ductal breast carcinoma, papillary ductal breast carcinoma, stage ii breast cancer, stage iiia breast cancer, stage iiib breast cancer, stage iiic breast cancer, tubular ductal breast carcinoma
Treatment external beam radiation therapy
Phase phase 2
Sponsor Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
Collaborator National Cancer Institute (NCI)
Start date December 2010
End date December 2020
Trial size 69 participants
Trial identifier NCT01417286, 041001, NCI-2011-01124, P30CA072720


This phase II trial studies how well giving accelerated radiation therapy (RT) after surgery works in treating patients with breast cancer. RT uses high energy x rays to kill tumor cells. Giving RT after surgery may kill any remaining tumor cells

United States No locations recruiting
Other Countries No locations recruiting

Study Design

Endpoint classification efficacy study
Intervention model single group assignment
Masking open label
Primary purpose treatment
Patients undergo hypofractionated accelerated radiation therapy over 11 weekdays (for 15 elapsed days) within 21-63 days after last surgery or last course of chemotherapy. Treatment continues in the absence of disease progression or unacceptable toxicity.
external beam radiation therapy EBRT
Hypofractionated accelerated radiation therapy over 11 days

Primary Outcomes

Time to local, regional, and/or distant failure
time frame: Up to 5 years after dose of last treatment

Secondary Outcomes

Number and grade of adverse events experienced by patients
time frame: Up to 5 years after last dose of treatment
Number of patients requiring a surgical revision of their reconstruction
time frame: Up to 5 years after dose of last treatment

Eligibility Criteria

Female participants at least 18 years old.

Inclusion Criteria: - Invasive ductal, medullary, papillary, colloid (mucinous), or tubular histologies; invasive lobular carcinomas are allowed - American Joint Committee for Cancer (AJCC) Stage IIa - IIIc (pathologic stage T0N1-3, T1N1-3, T2N1-3, T3N0-3, T4N0-3, all M0 status) histologically confirmed invasive carcinoma of the breast treated with mastectomy and either sentinel node biopsy or axillary dissection; inflammatory carcinoma (T4d) is allowed - Patients with locally advanced breast cancer on clinical exam and diagnostics ( > 3 cm and/or clinically node-positive) who have mastectomy after induction chemotherapy are allowed - Multifocal/multicentric disease is allowed - Negative inked histologic margins of mastectomy (no invasive cells at margin) or positive margin at pectoralis fascia or skin - Tamoxifen, Arimidex or other hormonal therapy is allowed; it may begin any time relative to the radiation at the discretion of the treating physician - Chemotherapy is allowed, if chemotherapy is indicated the chemotherapy can be delivered first, followed by radiation therapy beginning 21-63 days after the last cycle of chemotherapy or the radiation therapy can be delivered first and the chemotherapy can be delivered no earlier than 21 days post radiation therapy; neoadjuvant chemotherapy is allowed; radiation therapy will be delivered after mastectomy or after any adjuvant chemotherapy as described above - Chest wall reconstruction is allowed - The patient must be enrolled and have treatment planning between 14-63 days from date of last surgery or last cycle of chemotherapy, and radiation must start within 21-63 days of date of last surgery or last cycle of chemotherapy - Signed study-specific informed consent form prior to study entry - Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group (ECOG) performance status of 0 or 1 Exclusion Criteria: - Patient with distant metastases (M1) - Patients with ductal or lobular carcinoma in-situ alone (no invasive component) and patients with non-epithelial breast malignancies such as sarcoma or lymphoma - Patient with T1N0 or T2N0 disease - Prior radiation therapy to the chest - Patients with collagen vascular diseases, specifically systemic lupus erythematosus, scleroderma, or dermatomyositis - Patients with co-existing medical conditions with life expectancy < 2 years - Patients with psychiatric (with the possible exception of incompetence as defined by New Jersey [NJ] law) or addictive disorders that would preclude obtaining informed consent - Other malignancy, except non-melanomatous skin cancer, < 5 years prior to participation in this study; the disease-free interval from any prior carcinoma must be continuous - Women who are pregnant or lactating due to potential exposure of the fetus to RT and unknown effects of RT to lactating females - Women who are able to conceive and unwilling to practice an effective method of birth control; women of childbearing potential must have a negative urine or serum pregnancy test within 7 days prior to treatment

Additional Information

Official title Accelerated, Hypofractionated Post-Mastectomy Radiation Therapy in Women With Breast Cancer: A Phase II Trial
Principal investigator Atif Khan, MD
Description PRIMARY OBJECTIVES: I. Freedom from local failure and freedom from regional failure. SECONDARY OBJECTIVES: I. Acute toxicity and late toxicity using previously published toxicity scales. II. To identify co-variates responsible for poor cosmetic outcome in women with reconstructed chest walls when treated with accelerated, hypofractionated radiotherapy. III. To correlate toxicity, cosmesis, and local control with molecular markers. OUTLINE: Patients undergo hypofractionated accelerated RT over 11 weekdays (for 15 elapsed days) within 21-63 days after last surgery or last course of chemotherapy. Treatment continues in the absence of disease progression or unacceptable toxicity. After completion of study treatment, patients are followed up at 2-8 weeks, every 3-6 months for 3 years, every 6-12 months for 2 years, and then annually thereafter.
Trial information was received from ClinicalTrials.gov and was last updated in March 2016.
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