Perioperative Chemoradiotherapy for Potentially Resectable Gastric Cancer
Stomach Neoplasms
Conditions: official terms
Stomach Neoplasms
Conditions: Keywords
Neoadjuvant chemotherapy, Adjuvant chemoradiotherapy, Adenocarcinoma of stomach and gastroesophageal junction
Study Type
Study Phase
Phase 2
Study Design
Allocation: Non-Randomized, Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment, Masking: Open Label, Primary Purpose: Treatment
Name: Chemotherapy Type: Procedure
Name: surgery Type: Procedure
Name: radiotherapy Type: Procedure
Overall Status
Rationale: Adjuvant chemoradiation considered as standard of care after curative surgery for adenocarcinoma of stomach and gastroesophageal cancer. Preoperative chemotherapy in the in locally advanced gastric cancer results in significant tumoral downstaging with improved rate of curative resections.

Purpose: To evaluate feasibility and safety of combination of preoperative chemotherapy and postoperative chemoradiation for locally advanced adenocarcinoma of stomach and gastroesophageal cancer
Criteria for eligibility
Healthy Volunteers: No
Maximum Age: 75 Years
Minimum Age: 18 Years
Gender: Both
Criteria: Inclusion Criteria:

1. Histologically confirmed primary adenocarcinoma, poorly differentiated carcinoma, or carcinoma not otherwise specified, of stomach or gastro-esophageal junction.

2. T2-4 N0-3 M0. T1 tumors are eligible if T1N1-3

3. Disease must be clinically limited to the stomach or GEJ.

4. Pre-treatment Port-a-Cath insertion obligatory

5. No prior chemotherapy.

6. No prior radiotherapy.

7. Patients must be surgical candidates as determined by the treating surgeon.

8. Adequate organ function defined as:

9. Patients must have an ECOG Performance Status < 1.

10. Patients must be able to sign the informed consent document.

Exclusion Criteria:

1. Tis (in-situ carcinoma) and tumors determined to be TIN0 following endoscopy, endoscopic ultrasound and CT scanning.

2. Patients with primary carcinomas of the esophagus.

3. Prior chest or upper abdomen radiotherapy, prior systemic chemotherapy within the past 5 years, or prior esophageal or gastric surgery.

4. Patients with evidence of metastatic disease are not eligible.

5. New York Heart Association Class III or IV heart disease.

6. Severe co-morbid conditions or nonmalignant illness whose control may be jeopardized by complications of the study treatment.

7. Pregnant or lactating women or men unable or unwilling to practice contraception are excluded.

8. Any history of prior malignancy (other than non-melanoma skin cancer, in-situ cervical cancer, or superficial transitional cell bladder cancer).

9. Clinically significant hearing loss.

10. Patients with a history of seizure disorder who are receiving phenytoin, phenobarbital, or other antiepileptic medication.

11. Patients who cannot fully comprehend the therapeutic implications of the protocol or comply with its requirements.

12. Patients with any medical or psychiatric condition or disease which, in the investigator’s judgment, would make the patient inappropriate for entry into this study
Soroka University Medical Center,Oncology Center
Beer-sheva, Israel
Status: Recruiting
Contact: margarita Tokar, MD - +972-86400768 -
Start Date
April 2007
Soroka University Medical Center
Soroka University Medical Center
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