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Title   A Randomized Phase II Study of Adjuvant Concurrent Radiation and Chemotherapy Versus Radiation Alone in Resected High-Risk Malignant Salivary Gland Tumors
Study Number   R1008
Trial Type   Oncology-Head and Neck
Condition   Salivary Gland
Trial Status   Open to Accrual
Principal Investigator   Marshall Levine¬ł MD
Contact¬†Name   Tahisa Hamwright
Phone   (443) 849-3123
Fax   (443) 849-3777
Description  

OUTLINE: This is a multicenter study. Patients are stratified according to histology (high-grade mucoepidermoid carcinoma vs salivary duct carcinoma vs high-grade adenocarcinoma) and nodal status (N0 vs N1-3). Patients are randomized to 1 of 2 treatment arms.



  • Arm I: Patients undergo 3-dimensional conformal radiotherapy (3D-CRT) or intensity-modulated radiotherapy (IMRT) 5 days a week for 6-6.5 weeks. Patients also receive cisplatin IV over 60 minutes on days 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, 36, and 43 during radiotherapy.

  • Arm II: Patients undergo 3D-CRT or IMRT as in arm I. Tissue and blood samples may be collected for translational research studies. Patients may complete quality-of-life assessments periodically.


After completion of study treatment, patients are followed up at 3, 6, 9, 12, and 24 months, every 6 months for 2 years, and then annually thereafter.

Inclusion/Notes  

 Eligibility

Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Criteria

DISEASE CHARACTERISTICS:

  • Pathologically proven diagnosis of a malignant major salivary gland tumor of the following histologic subtypes:

    • High-grade mucoepidermoid carcinoma
    • Salivary duct carcinoma
    • High-grade adenocarcinoma
  • Surgical resection with curative intent within 6 weeks prior to registration
  • Pathologic stage T3-4 or N1-3 or T1-2, N0 with a close (≤ 1mm) or microscopically positive surgical margin; patients must be free of distant metastases based upon the following minimum diagnostic workup:

    • History/physical examination within 8 weeks prior to registration
    • Radiologic confirmation of the absence of hematogenous metastasis within 12 weeks prior to registration; at a minimum, contrast CT imaging of the chest is required (PET/CT is acceptable)
  • No patients with residual macroscopic disease after surgery
  • No patients with salivary gland malignancies originating from the minor salivary glands
  • No patients with histologies other than high-grade mucoepidermoid carcinoma, high-grade adenocarcinoma, or salivary duct carcinoma

PATIENT CHARACTERISTICS:

  • Zubrod performance status 0-1
  • Absolute neutrophil count (ANC) ≥ 1,800 cells/mm^3
  • Platelets ≥ 100,000 cells/mm^3
  • Hemoglobin ≥ 8.0 g/dL (the use of transfusion or other intervention to achieve hemoglobin ≥ 8.0 g/dL is acceptable)
  • Serum creatinine < 2.0 mg/dL
  • Total bilirubin < 2 x the institutional ULN
  • AST or ALT < 3 x the institutional ULN
  • Negative serum pregnancy test within 2 weeks prior to registration for women of childbearing potential
  • Women of childbearing potential and male participants who are sexually active must practice adequate contraception during treatment and for 6 weeks following treatment
  • Not pregnant or nursing
  • Patients must be deemed able to comply with the treatment plan and follow-up schedule
  • Patients must provide study specific informed consent prior to study entry, including consent for mandatory tissue submission for central review
  • No prior invasive malignancy (except non-melanomatous skin cancer) unless disease free for a minimum of 3 years (for example, carcinoma in situ of the breast, oral cavity, or cervix are all permissible)
  • No severe, active co-morbidity, defined as follows:

    • Unstable angina and/or congestive heart failure requiring hospitalization within the last 6 months
    • Transmural myocardial infarction within the last 6 months
    • Acute bacterial or fungal infection requiring intravenous antibiotics at the time of registration
    • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease exacerbation or other respiratory illness requiring hospitalization or precluding study therapy at the time of registration
    • Hepatic insufficiency resulting in clinical jaundice and/or coagulation defects (coagulation parameters are not required for entry into this protocol)
    • Acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS) based upon current CDC definition (HIV testing is not required for entry into this protocol)

      • Protocol-specific requirements may also exclude immunocompromised patients
    • Pre-existing ≥ grade 2 neuropathy
  • No significant pre-existing hearing loss, as defined by the patient or treating physician

PRIOR CONCURRENT THERAPY:

  • See Disease Characteristics
  • No prior systemic chemotherapy or radiation therapy for salivary gland malignancy (prior chemotherapy for a different cancer is allowable)
  • No prior radiotherapy to the region of the study cancer that would result in overlap of radiation therapy fields
  • No prior organ transplant
  • No concurrent hematopoietic growth factors (e.g., G-CSF or pegfilgrastim) during radiotherapy
  • No concurrent erythropoiesis-stimulating agents
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