Body Warming in Improving Blood Flow and Oxygen Delivery to Tumors in Patients With Cancer
Adult Primary Liver Cancer - Breast Cancer - Colon Cancer - Head and Neck Cancer - Kidney Tumor - Lung Cancer - Malignant Neoplasm - Melanoma - Ovarian Neoplasm - Soft Tissue Sarcoma
Conditions: official terms
Head and Neck Neoplasms - Kidney Neoplasms - Liver Neoplasms - Neoplasms - Ovarian Neoplasms - Sarcoma
Study Type
Study Phase
Study Design
Allocation: Randomized, Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment, Masking: Open Label, Primary Purpose: Basic Science
Name: hyperthermia treatment Type: Procedure
Name: hyperthermia treatment Type: Procedure
Name: laboratory biomarker analysis Type: Other
Overall Status
This randomized pilot clinical trial studies body warming in improving blood flow and oxygen delivery to tumors in patients with cancer. Heating tumor cells to several degrees above normal body temperature may kill tumor cells.
Detailed Description

I. To determine the feasibility and efficacy of 2 different B-WARM regimens on altering tumor blood flow in patients with a variety of malignancies.


I. To determine if duration and thermal dose of B-WARM changes duration and extent of tumor blood flow changes in patients with a variety of malignancies.

II. To determine if there is a correlation between computed tomography (CT) scans and optical/thermal imaging in terms of changes in blood flow and volume before and after therapy.

OUTLINE: Patients are randomized to 1of 2 arms.

ARM I: Patients undergo B-WARM at 38 degrees Celsius (C) for 2 hours.

ARM II: Patients undergo B-WARM at 39 degrees C for 2 hours.

After completion of study, patients are followed up at 30 minutes, 40-88 hours, 88-264 hours, and 30 days.
Criteria for eligibility
Healthy Volunteers: No
Maximum Age: N/A
Minimum Age: 18 Years
Gender: Both
Criteria: Inclusion Criteria:

- Patients with a variety of malignancies (i.e., melanoma, sarcoma, colon, head and neck, renal, breast, lung, ovary, liver)

- Patients must have measurable disease by CT scan

- Have an estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR) (using the Cockcroft-Gault equation) of more than 60 mL/min

- Have an Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group (ECOG) performance status of 0-2

- Patients of child-bearing potential must agree to use acceptable contraceptive methods (e.g., double barrier) during treatment

- Patient or legal representative must understand the investigational nature of this study and sign an Independent Ethics Committee/Institutional Review Board approved written informed consent form prior to receiving any study related procedure

Exclusion Criteria:

- History of prior myocardial infarction or arrhythmia

- History of any condition deemed by the principal investigator to be a contraindication to B-WARM therapy (e.g., skin reaction, dysregulation of thermoregulation, etc)

- All patients with transdermal patches (e.g.; fentanyl, lidoderm, scopolamine, etc)

- Pregnant or nursing female patients

- Unwilling or unable to follow protocol requirements

- Any condition which in the investigator's opinion deems the patient an unsuitable candidate to receive B-WARM

- Received an investigational agent within 30 days prior to enrollment

- Received any systemic therapy within 21 days prior to planned B-WARM therapy

- Patients may be enrolled on study but at least 21 days should elapse prior to date of B-WARM therapy

- Patients should not have either CT scanning or B-WARM if they have a fever at the time

- Fever should be worked up and treated as appropriate

- Patients should be afebrile for 24 hours prior to scanning or B-WARM therapy
Roswell Park Cancer Institute
Buffalo, New York, United States
Status: Recruiting
Contact: Roswell Park - 877-275-7724 -
Start Date
October 2013
Roswell Park Cancer Institute
Roswell Park Cancer Institute
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