Observational Study on Biomarkers in Head and Neck Cancer (HNprädBio)
Conditions
Head and Neck Cancer
Conditions: official terms
Head and Neck Neoplasms
Conditions: Keywords
locally advanced head and neck cancer, biomarkers, definitive treatment, adjuvant treatment, radiochemotherapy
Study Type
Observational
Study Phase
N/A
Study Design
Observational Model: Cohort, Time Perspective: Prospective
Intervention
Name: Biomarker analyses head & neck cancer tissue, blood specimen
Type: Biological
Overall Status
Recruiting
Summary
The aim of this clinical research project is to validate the prognostic impact of potential biomarkers on loco-regional control of locally advanced head and neck cancer after definitive or adjuvant radiochemotherapy. The treatment is equal to the standard of care.

Potential biomarkers from a previous retrospective study will be validated in this prospective study.
Detailed Description
Objectives:

Primary: Evaluation of local-regional recurrence- free survival after two years of patients with locally advanced head and neck cancer who received definitive or adjuvant radiochemotherapy.

Secondary: Evaluation of disease-free -survival, metastases-free and overall survival after two years, of patients with locally advanced head and neck cancer.

Outline: This is a multicenter observational study. The treatment is based on the center specific standard of care. The total dose will be between 69 and 73 Gy (definitive treatment) and 63 and 66 Gy (adjuvant treatment), the chemotherapy will be cisplatin- based.

The aim of the analysis is to validate the prognostic impact of potential biomarkers on loco-regional control. This will lead to the definition of risk groups and stratification of patients and will help to individualize radiotherapy prescription in future trials.
Criteria for eligibility
Healthy Volunteers: No
Maximum Age: N/A
Minimum Age: 18 Years
Gender: Both
Criteria: Inclusion Criteria:

Primary radiochemotherapy:

- Patients with locally advanced squamous cell carcinoma of the oral cavity, oropharynx or hypopharynx

- Stage III or IV without distant metastases

- Patient is able to participate in regular tumor follow-up care

- planned irradiation dose 69-72 Gy

- planned overall treatment time 38-54 days

- written informed consent of the patient

- general condition according to WHO 0-2

- planned simultaneous chemotherapy with cisplatin (cumulative planned total dose minimum 180 mg/m2 body surface, divided in several separately doses)

Adjuvant radiochemotherapy:

- Patients with locally advanced squamous cell carcinoma of the oral cavity, oropharynx or hypopharynx

- surgery, existence of one or more of the following risk factors for local recurrence:

- extracapsular growth of a minimum of one lymph node metastasis

- R1 resection

- pT4 tumor and more than 3 affected lymph nodes

- Patient is able to participate in regular tumor follow-up care

- planned irradiation dose 63-66 Gy

- planned overall treatment time 44-48 days

- planned simultaneous chemotherapy with cisplatin (cumulative planned total dose minimum 200 mg/m2 body surface, divided in several separately doses)

- written informed consent of the patient

- general condition according to WHO 0-2

- time since last surgery <56 days (8 weeks)

Exclusion Criteria:

Primary radiochemotherapy:

- distant metastasis

- contraindication against a cisplatin-based chemotherapy

- planned total irradiation dose <69 Gy and >72 Gy

- planned overall treatment time >54 days or <38 days

- Patient is incapable of giving consent

- previous radiotherapy in the head and neck area, if there is a risk for overlapping of the irradiation areas

- other tumor diseases, which currently need a treatment or probably within the next two years or which influence the prognosis of the patient

- tumor-independent diseases or conditions which reduce the survival probability of the patient to <2 years or which affect the follow-up over 2 years

- no written informed consent

- induction chemotherapy

- pregnancy or lactation

Adjuvant radiochemotherapy:

- distant metastasis

- contraindication against a cisplatin-based chemotherapy

- planned total irradiation dose < 63 Gy or > 66 Gy

- planned overall treatment time > 48 days or < 44 day

- Patient is incapable of giving consent

- previous radiotherapy in the head and neck area, if there is a risk for overlapping of the irradiation areas

- other tumor diseases, which currently need a treatment or probably within the next two years or which influence the prognosis of the patient

- tumor-independent diseases or conditions which reduce the survival probability of the patient to <2 years or which affect the follow-up over 2 years

- no written informed consent

- pregnancy or lactation
Locations
Prof. Anca-Ligia Grosu
Freiburg, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany
Status: Recruiting
Contact: Anca-Ligia Grosu, Prof. - +49 761 270 94610 - anca.grosu@uniklinik-freiburg.de
Prof. Jürgen Debus
Heidelberg, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany
Status: Not yet recruiting
Contact: Jürgen Debus, Prof. - +49 6221 / 56 82 01 - Juergen.Debus@med.uni-heidelberg.de
Prof. Daniel Zips
Tübingen, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany
Status: Recruiting
Contact: Daniel Zips, Prof. - +49 7071/29-8 21 65 - ROInfo@med.uni-tuebingen.de
Prof. Claus Belka
München, Bavaria, Germany
Status: Recruiting
Contact: Claus Belka, Prof. - +49 89 7095 4520 - Claus.Belka@med.uni-muenchen.de
Prof. Stephanie Combs
München, Bavaria, Germany
Status: Recruiting
Contact: Stephanie Combs, Prof. - +49 89 41 40-45 02 - radonk@lrz.tum.de
Prof. Claus Rödel
Frankfurt, Hesse, Germany
Status: Recruiting
Contact: Claus Rödel, Prof. - + 49 69 / 6301-5130 - strahlentherapie@kgu.de
Prof. Martin Stuschke
Essen, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
Status: Recruiting
Contact: Martin Stuschke, Prof. - +49 201 / 723-23 20 - martin.stuschke@uk-essen.de
Prof. Michael Baumann
Dresden, Saxony, Germany
Status: Recruiting
Contact: Michael Baumann, Prof. - +49 351 458 2238 - studien.str@uniklinikum-dresden.de
Prof. Volker Budach
Berlin, Germany
Status: Recruiting
Contact: Volker Budach, Prof. - +49 30 450 527 152
Start Date
March 2014
Completion Date
June 2018
Sponsors
Technische Universität Dresden
Source
Technische Universität Dresden
Record processing date
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