A Phase Ⅲ Randomized Clinical Trial of Postmastectomy Hypofractionation Radiotherapy in High-risk Breast Cancer
Breast Cancer
Conditions: official terms
Breast Neoplasms
Conditions: Keywords
breast cancer, mastectomy, radiotherapy, fractionation
Study Type
Study Phase
Phase 3
Study Design
Allocation: Randomized, Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment, Masking: Open Label, Primary Purpose: Treatment
Name: hypofractionation radiotherapy Type: Radiation
Name: conventional fractionation radiotherapy Type: Radiation
Overall Status
The purpose of this study is to compare the efficacy and toxicities of hypofractionation radiotherapy with conventional fractionation radiotherapy in breast cancer patients treated with mastectomy.It is hypothesized that the efficacy and toxicities are similar between the two groups.
Detailed Description
Eligible breast cancer patients with mastectomy and axillary dissection are randomized into 2 groups:conventional fractionation radiotherapy of 50 Gy in 25 fractions within 5 weeks to ipsilateral chest wall and supraclavicular nodal region,and hypofractionation radiotherapy of 43.5Gy in 15 fractions within 3 weeks to the same region.

During and after radiotherapy, the patients are followed and the efficacy and toxicities of radiotherapy are evaluated.
Criteria for eligibility
Healthy Volunteers: No
Maximum Age: 75 Years
Minimum Age: 18 Years
Gender: Female
Criteria: Inclusion Criteria:

- Ipsilateral histologically confirmed invasive breast cancer

- Undergone total mastectomy and axillary dissection

- T3-4,or >=4 positive axillary lymph nodes

- Fit for chemotherapy(if indicated),endocrine therapy(if indicated)and postoperative irradiation

- Written,informed consent

- cT3-4,or cN2, or pathological positive axillary lymph nodes during mastectomy for patients who had received neoadjuvant chemotherapy or hormone therapy

- no supraclavicular or internal mammary nodes metastases

- no distant metastases

- enrollment date no more than 8 months after surgery or no more than 2 months after chemotherapy for patients who didn't receive neoadjuvant systemic therapy.

- enrollment date no more than 2 months after surgery for patients who had received neoadjuvant systemic therapy and didn't need adjuvant chemotherapy.

Exclusion Criteria:

- Patients who undergone previous irradiation to the ipsilateral chest wall and supraclavicular region

- Previous or concurrent malignant other than non-melanomatous skin cancer

- Unable or unwilling to give informed consent

- bilateral breast cancer

- immediate or delayed ipsilateral breast cancer reconstruction
Cancer Hospital, Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences
Beijing, China
Status: Recruiting
Start Date
June 2008
Completion Date
October 2015
Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences
Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences
Record processing date
ClinicalTrials.gov processed this data on July 28, 2015
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