Overview

This trial is active, not recruiting.

Condition adenocarcinoma of prostate
Treatment carbon ions boost followed by pelvic photon radiotherapy
Sponsor European Institute of Oncology
Collaborator Associazione Italiana per la Ricerca sul Cancro
Start date May 2015
End date December 2015
Trial size 65 participants
Trial identifier NCT02672449, IEO 98

Summary

The aim of this research project is to test the feasibility and safety of a new treatment schedule for high risk prostate cancer that allows the administration of high doses to the prostate tumor with a mixed beam approach of carbon ions boost followed by pelvic IMRT.

United States No locations recruiting
Other Countries No locations recruiting

Study Design

Endpoint classification safety/efficacy study
Intervention model single group assignment
Masking open label
Primary purpose treatment
Arm
(Experimental)
A total of 65 consecutive newly diagnosed prostate cancer patients with 2013 NCCN high risk category will be consecutively enrolled in a prospective phase II trial on Carbon Ions Boost Followed by Pelvic Photon Radiotherapy .
carbon ions boost followed by pelvic photon radiotherapy
The patients will be enrolled either at the Centro Nazionale di Adroterapia Oncologica (CNAO), Pavia, Italy, at the Division of Radiation Oncology of the European Institute of Oncology (IEO), Milan, Italy, or at the Fondazione IRCCS Istituto Nazionale Tumori (INT), Milan, Italy. The treatment will include a boost phase on the whole prostate with carbon ions performed at CNAO followed by a pelvic photon RT, with IMRT performed with conventional fractionation of 1.8 Gy per fraction up to 45 Gy to the pelvic lymph nodes, prostate and seminal vesicles. The total dose prescribed to the prostate boost with carbon ions will be of 16.6 GyE in 4 fractions (4.15 GyE/fraction).

Primary Outcomes

Measure
Number of patients with Grade 3 or Grade 4 adverse events that are related to radiotherapy treatment according to the validated scale Radiotherapy Oncology Group / European Organization for Research and Treatment of Cancer (RTOG / EORTC).
time frame: one month after radiotherapy

Secondary Outcomes

Measure
Number of patients who experienced late toxicity with Grade 3 or Grade 4 adverse events according to Scala CTCAE v4.0 toxicity criteria and scale RTOG / EORTC
time frame: two years
Number of patients with biochemical progression free survival measuring the PSA level
time frame: two years
Number of patients who experienced local or distance recurrence of disease assessed through radiological controls (Choline PET Scan, MRI)
time frame: two years
Overall survival assessed by number of patients alive (with or without relapse) after the treatment
time frame: Two years

Eligibility Criteria

Male participants at least 18 years old.

Inclusion Criteria: - Histologically confirmed adenocarcinoma of the prostate, high-risk category according to NCCN version 2013 (T3a and/or PSA > 20 ng/ml and/or Gleason score of 8-10) - cN0 and cM0 - Good performance status (ECOG<2) - No previous pelvic RT - No previous prostatectomy - No concomitant bowel inflammatory disease or other serious comorbidities - Good urinary flow (peak flow > 10 ml/s) - No previous invasive cancer (within 5 years before the PCa diagnosis) apart from non-melanoma skin malignancies. Exclusion criteria - Pelvic lymph node metastasis (N1) - Distant metastasis (M1) - Urinary obstructive symptoms (IPSS > 20) - Previous pelvic radiotherapy - Severe systemic disorders - Concomitant disorders including: chronic urinary or intestinal inflammatory conditions (for example, ulcerous recto-colitis, Crohn disease), anti-coagulant treatment (warfarin, heparin) - Previous malignancy except for skin non-melanoma cancer or 3-year disease free interval from previous malignancy like in situ cervix cancer or non muscle invasive bladder cancer - Non conformity of the radiotherapy dose distribution when compared to the dose constraints - Psychiatric disorders or any other condition that can can make unreliable the informed consent

Additional Information

Official title Carbon Ions Boost Followed by Pelvic Photon Radiotherapy for High Risk Prostate Cancer
Principal investigator Roberto Orecchia, MD
Description The present research project aims to improve the current treatment for high risk prostate cancer, evaluating the safety and feasibility of a new RT scheme of a carbon ions boost followed by pelvic photon RT. A total of 65 consecutive patients will be enrolled in a prospective phase II trial. The patients will be enrolled either at Centro Nazionale di Adroterapia Oncologica (CNAO), Pavia, Italy, at the Division of Radiation Oncology of the European Institute of Oncology (IEO), Milan, Italy, or at the Fondazione IRCCS Istituto Nazionale Tumori (INT), Milan, Italy. The treatment will include a boost phase on the whole prostate with carbon ions performed at CNAO followed by a pelvic photon IMRT performed with conventional fractionation of 1.8 Gy per fraction up to 45 Gy to the pelvic lymph nodes, prostate and seminal vesicles. All the patient data will be collected in a common database accessible from the 3 Institutions. At CNAO, carbon ions beam is available for patient treatment since 2011. In comparison to the Japanese Center NIRS, the facility relies on active beam delivery using the rasterscan technique, which offers not only physical advantages with better sparing of normal tissues in the entrance channel, but also enables biologic plan optimization. The facility has the same equipment as the Carbon Ion Treatment Center in Heidelberg, Germany. At CNAO, 3D - 4D patient target localization is verified at each fraction by integrating orthogonal X-ray images and 3D real time optical tracking system. At IEO and INT, the IMRT phase will be performed with the same treatment modality: volumetric-IMRT RapidArc by Varian Trilogy (IEO) and Varian DHX (INT) linacs, Varian Medical Systems, Palo Alto, CA, USA, with treatment based on the isocentric beam delivery, and pre-treatment image guidance for patient alignment via cone beam CT or portal imaging. In phantom, quality assurance (QA) of each treatment will be performed before patient RT, in order to verify the consistency between calculated and delivered dose.
Trial information was received from ClinicalTrials.gov and was last updated in February 2016.
Information provided to ClinicalTrials.gov by European Institute of Oncology.