Gefitinib Combined With Radiotherapy in Elderly Patients With Esophageal Cancer
Esophageal Cancer
Conditions: official terms
Esophageal Neoplasms
Conditions: Keywords
gefitinib, radiation, esophageal cancer
Study Type
Study Phase
Phase 2
Study Design
Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment, Masking: Open Label, Primary Purpose: Treatment
Name: gefitinib Type: Drug
Name: Thoracic radiotherapy Type: Radiation
Overall Status
Elderly patients with esophageal cancer will receive thoracic radiation therapy 54-60Gy over 30 fractions, and concurrent with Gefitinib.
Detailed Description
Purpose: to evaluate the efficacy and toxicity of a concomitant treatment using EGFR-TKI and thoracic radiation in elderly patients with esophageal Cancer.

Methods:Patients(>70 years old) with esophageal Cancer will receive thoracic radiation therapy 54-60 Gy over 30 fractions and concurrent with gefitinib 250mg/day.
Criteria for eligibility
Healthy Volunteers: No
Maximum Age: 85 Years
Minimum Age: 70 Years
Gender: Both
Criteria: Inclusion Criteria:

- Histologically documented diagnosis of esophageal Cancer

- Disease must be encompassed in a radiotherapy field.Patients with celiac, perigastric, mediastinal or supraclavicular adenopathy are eligible

- age:70-85 years

- Written informed consent.

- Performance status of 0 to 2

- Neutrophil count >1.5 x 10 to the 9th power/L and platelets > 100 x 10 to the 9th power/L.

- Hepatic: total bilirubin less than or equal to 1.5 times upper limit of normal (ULN) Alanine transaminase (ALT) and aspartate transaminase (AST) less than or equal to 2.5 times ULN (or less than or equal to 5 times ULN in case of known liver involvement

- Renal: Serum Creatinine less than or equal to 1.5 times upper limit of normal (ULN)

Exclusion Criteria:

- Evidence of tracheoesophageal fistula, or invasion into the trachea or major bronchi.

- Prior invasive malignancy (except non-melanomatous skin cancer) unless disease free for a minimum of 2 years (For example, carcinoma in situ of the breast, oral cavity, or cervix are all permissible).

- Prior systemic chemotherapy or radiation therapy for esophageal cancer
Zhejiang Cancer Hospital
Hangzhou, Zhejiang, China
Status: Recruiting
Contact: Xu yaping, MD - 0086-571-88122 -
Start Date
December 2010
Completion Date
December 2014
Zhejiang Cancer Hospital
Zhejiang Cancer Hospital
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