MRI Mapping in Planning Radiation Therapy to the Base of Skull and Brain in Patients With Nonmetastatic Head and Neck Cancer
Conditions
Head and Neck Cancer
Conditions: official terms
Head and Neck Neoplasms
Conditions: Keywords
stage III salivary gland cancer, recurrent squamous cell carcinoma of the hypopharynx, stage I squamous cell carcinoma of the hypopharynx, stage II squamous cell carcinoma of the hypopharynx, stage III squamous cell carcinoma of the hypopharynx, recurrent squamous cell carcinoma of the larynx, recurrent verrucous carcinoma of the larynx, stage I squamous cell carcinoma of the larynx, stage I verrucous carcinoma of the larynx, stage II squamous cell carcinoma of the larynx, stage II verrucous carcinoma of the larynx, stage III squamous cell carcinoma of the larynx, stage III verrucous carcinoma of the larynx, recurrent adenoid cystic carcinoma of the oral cavity, recurrent mucoepidermoid carcinoma of the oral cavity, recurrent verrucous carcinoma of the oral cavity, stage I adenoid cystic carcinoma of the oral cavity, stage I mucoepidermoid carcinoma of the oral cavity, stage I verrucous carcinoma of the oral cavity, stage II adenoid cystic carcinoma of the oral cavity, stage II mucoepidermoid carcinoma of the oral cavity, stage II verrucous carcinoma of the oral cavity, stage III adenoid cystic carcinoma of the oral cavity, stage III mucoepidermoid carcinoma of the oral cavity, stage III verrucous carcinoma of the oral cavity, stage I squamous cell carcinoma of the lip and oral cavity, stage II squamous cell carcinoma of the lip and oral cavity, stage III squamous cell carcinoma of the lip and oral cavity, recurrent basal cell carcinoma of the lip, recurrent squamous cell carcinoma of the lip and oral cavity, stage I basal cell carcinoma of the lip, stage II basal cell carcinoma of the lip, stage III basal cell carcinoma of the lip, recurrent metastatic squamous neck cancer with occult primary, untreated metastatic squamous neck cancer with occult primary, recurrent lymphoepithelioma of the nasopharynx, recurrent squamous cell carcinoma of the nasopharynx, stage I lymphoepithelioma of the nasopharynx, stage I squamous cell carcinoma of the nasopharynx, stage II lymphoepithelioma of the nasopharynx, stage II squamous cell carcinoma of the nasopharynx, stage III lymphoepithelioma of the nasopharynx, stage III squamous cell carcinoma of the nasopharynx, recurrent lymphoepithelioma of the oropharynx, recurrent squamous cell carcinoma of the oropharynx, stage I lymphoepithelioma of the oropharynx, stage I squamous cell carcinoma of the oropharynx, stage II lymphoepithelioma of the oropharynx, stage II squamous cell carcinoma of the oropharynx, stage III lymphoepithelioma of the oropharynx, stage III squamous cell carcinoma of the oropharynx, recurrent esthesioneuroblastoma of the paranasal sinus and nasal cavity, recurrent inverted papilloma of the paranasal sinus and nasal cavity, recurrent midline lethal granuloma of the paranasal sinus and nasal cavity, recurrent squamous cell carcinoma of the paranasal sinus and nasal cavity, stage I esthesioneuroblastoma of the paranasal sinus and nasal cavity, stage I inverted papilloma of the paranasal sinus and nasal cavity, stage I midline lethal granuloma of the paranasal sinus and nasal cavity, stage I squamous cell carcinoma of the paranasal sinus and nasal cavity, stage II esthesioneuroblastoma of the paranasal sinus and nasal cavity, stage II inverted papilloma of the paranasal sinus and nasal cavity, stage II midline lethal granuloma of the paranasal sinus and nasal cavity, stage II squamous cell carcinoma of the paranasal sinus and nasal cavity, stage III esthesioneuroblastoma of the paranasal sinus and nasal cavity, stage III inverted papilloma of the paranasal sinus and nasal cavity, stage III midline lethal granuloma of the paranasal sinus and nasal cavity, stage III squamous cell carcinoma of the paranasal sinus and nasal cavity, high-grade salivary gland mucoepidermoid carcinoma, low-grade salivary gland mucoepidermoid carcinoma, recurrent salivary gland cancer, salivary gland acinic cell tumor, salivary gland adenocarcinoma, salivary gland adenoid cystic carcinoma, salivary gland anaplastic carcinoma, salivary gland malignant mixed cell type tumor, salivary gland poorly differentiated carcinoma, salivary gland squamous cell carcinoma, stage I salivary gland cancer, stage II salivary gland cancer, tongue cancer
Study Type
Observational
Study Phase
Phase 1
Study Design
N/A
Intervention
Name: blood-oxygen-level-dependent functional magnetic resonance imaging Type: Procedure
Name: diffusion tensor imaging Type: Procedure
Name: dynamic contrast-enhanced magnetic resonance imaging Type: Procedure
Name: functional magnetic resonance imaging Type: Procedure
Name: intensity-modulated radiation therapy Type: Radiation
Name: radiation therapy treatment planning/simulation Type: Radiation
Overall Status
Recruiting
Summary
RATIONALE: Diagnostic procedures, such as specialized types of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), may help in planning radiation therapy that does less damage to normal tissues.

PURPOSE: This phase I trial is studying using functional MRI to see how well it works in planning radiation therapy in patients undergoing radiation therapy to the base of the skull and/or brain for nonmetastatic head and neck cancer.
Detailed Description
OBJECTIVES:

- To determine the feasibility of applying established MRI techniques to map functional anatomic regions at potential risk in irradiated normal brain tissue of patients undergoing radiotherapy to the base of the skull and brain for head and neck neoplasms.

- To determine changes in cerebral blood flow and blood volume with perfusion MRI techniques in irradiated regions of the brain as a function of the radiation dose.

OUTLINE: Patients undergo MRI perfusion imaging and functional (fMRI) (standard structural imaging sequences, diffusion tensor imaging, arterial spin labeled perfusion imaging at rest, blood oxygen level dependent, and dynamic susceptibility contrast perfusion weighted MRI) at baseline and 3 and 6 months after completion of radiotherapy. Patients may perform tasks for fMRI studies, including finger tapping, photic stimulation with a flashing light, solving math problems, comparing shapes, giving a speech, or listening to and reciting lists of words during fMRI image acquisition. Patients also undergo daily fractionated intensity-modulated radiotherapy.
Criteria for eligibility
Healthy Volunteers: No
Maximum Age: N/A
Minimum Age: 18 Years
Gender: Both
Criteria: DISEASE CHARACTERISTICS:

- Histologically confirmed head and neck cancer that requires radiotherapy to the base of the skull

- No evidence of metastatic disease

PATIENT CHARACTERISTICS:

- ECOG performance status 0-1

- Life expectancy ≥ 1 year

- Not pregnant

- Negative pregnancy test

- Able to undergo standard CT simulation and radiotherapy treatment planning and delivery, including the capacity to comply with standard immobilization devices to the head and neck for daily irradiation

- Able to undergo standard MRI and deemed capable of complying with the immobilization needs and tasks required for functional MRIs

- No claustrophobia

- No patients with pacemakers, metal fragments in the eye, or certain metallic implants

PRIOR CONCURRENT THERAPY:

- Not specified
Location
Abramson Cancer Center of the University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Status: Recruiting
Contact: Clinical Trials Office - Abramson Cancer Center of the Univers - 800-474-9892
Start Date
October 2008
Sponsors
Abramson Cancer Center of the University of Pennsylvania
Source
National Cancer Institute (NCI)
Record processing date
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