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Trial details imported from ClinicalTrials.gov

For full trial details, please see the original record at https://clinicaltrials.gov/show/NCT00054561




Registration number
NCT00054561
Ethics application status
Date submitted
5/02/2003
Date registered
6/02/2003
Date last updated
1/01/2019

Titles & IDs
Public title
Isotretinoin, Interferon Alfa, and Vitamin E in Treating Patients With Stage III or Stage IV Head and Neck Cancer
Scientific title
Phase III Randomized Study of Adjuvant Biologic Therapy in Patients With Stages III/IV Head and Neck Squamous Cell Carcinoma
Secondary ID [1] 0 0
ECOG-1301
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CDR0000271174
Universal Trial Number (UTN)
Trial acronym
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Health condition
Health condition(s) or problem(s) studied:
Head and Neck Cancer 0 0
Condition category
Condition code
Cancer 0 0 0 0
Non melanoma skin cancer
Cancer 0 0 0 0
Head and neck

Intervention/exposure
Study type
Interventional
Description of intervention(s) / exposure
Other interventions - recombinant interferon alfa
Other interventions - vitamin E
Treatment: Drugs - isotretinoin
Treatment: Surgery - adjuvant therapy

Other interventions: recombinant interferon alfa


Other interventions: vitamin E


Treatment: Drugs: isotretinoin


Treatment: Surgery: adjuvant therapy


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Other interventions
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Treatment: Drugs
Intervention code [3] 0 0
Treatment: Surgery
Comparator / control treatment
Control group

Outcomes

Eligibility
Key inclusion criteria
DISEASE CHARACTERISTICS:

- Histologically confirmed squamous cell carcinoma of the head and neck

- Primary site must be within the oral cavity, oropharynx, larynx, or hypopharynx

- Stage III or IV primary lesion at diagnosis

- No distant metastatic disease at diagnosis

- No multiple primary lesions

- Currently disease-free after treatment with 1 of the following:

- Complete tumor resection

- Radiotherapy or chemoradiotherapy alone*

- Resection followed by radiotherapy/chemoradiotherapy*

- No more than 4-16 weeks since prior surgery and/or radiotherapy/chemoradiotherapy
NOTE: *Radiotherapy must have been 70-72 Gy in 1.8-2.0 Gy fractions to the primary
tumor and clinically positive neck nodes and 44-50 Gy in 1.8-2.0 Gy fractions to
clinically negative nodes, including the lower neck

PATIENT CHARACTERISTICS:

Age

- 18 and over

Performance status

- ECOG 0-1

Life expectancy

- Not specified

Hematopoietic

- Absolute neutrophil count at least 1,500/mm^3

- Platelet count at least 100,000/mm^3

Hepatic

- Bilirubin no greater than 1.5 mg/dL

- AST and ALT no greater than 2 times upper limit of normal (ULN)

- Alkaline phosphatase no greater than 2 times ULN

Renal

- Creatinine no greater than 1.2 mg/dL

Other

- Not pregnant or nursing

- Negative pregnancy test

- Fertile patients must use effective contraception for 1 month prior to, during, and
for 1 month after study therapy

- Electrolytes normal

- Fasting serum triglyceride level no greater than 2 times ULN (anti-triglyceride
medication allowed)

- No other malignancy within the past 2 years except localized basal cell or squamous
cell skin cancer

- No other concurrent medical condition that would preclude study compliance

PRIOR CONCURRENT THERAPY:

Biologic therapy

- Not specified

Chemotherapy

- See Disease Characteristics

- At least 4 weeks since prior chemotherapy and recovered

- Prior neoadjuvant chemotherapy allowed

- Prior chemotherapy administered concurrently with radiotherapy allowed

- No other concurrent chemotherapy

Endocrine therapy

- Not specified

Radiotherapy

- See Disease Characteristics

- Recovered from prior radiotherapy

Surgery

- See Disease Characteristics

- Recovered from prior surgery

Other

- No history of megadose vitamin A (more than 25,000 I.U.)

- No other clinical trial enrollment that would preclude adjuvant systemic therapy

- No concurrent vitamin supplements containing vitamin A
Minimum age
18 Years
Maximum age
120 Years
Gender
Both males and females
Can healthy volunteers participate?
No
Key exclusion criteria

Study design
Purpose of the study
Treatment
Allocation to intervention
Randomised controlled trial
Procedure for enrolling a subject and allocating the treatment (allocation concealment procedures)
Methods used to generate the sequence in which subjects will be randomised (sequence generation)
Masking / blinding
Blinded (masking used)
Who is / are masked / blinded?



Intervention assignment
Other design features
Phase
Phase 3
Type of endpoint(s)
Statistical methods / analysis

Recruitment
Recruitment status
Completed
Data analysis
Reason for early stopping/withdrawal
Other reasons
Date of first participant enrolment
Anticipated
Actual
Date of last participant enrolment
Anticipated
Actual
Date of last data collection
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Actual
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Final
Recruitment in Australia
Recruitment state(s)
NSW
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Westmead Breast Centre at NSW Breast Cancer Institute - Westmead
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Westmead Hospital - Westmead
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2145 - Westmead
Recruitment outside Australia
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Nebraska
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New Hampshire
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New York
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Lima
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San Juan
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South Africa
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Pretoria

Funding & Sponsors
Primary sponsor type
Other
Name
Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group
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Government body
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National Cancer Institute (NCI)
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Ethics approval
Ethics application status

Summary
Brief summary
RATIONALE: Drugs used in chemotherapy such as isotretinoin use different ways to stop tumor
cells from dividing so they stop growing or die. Interferon alfa may interfere with the
growth of tumor cells. Vitamin E may be able to decrease side effects caused by isotretinoin.
It is not yet known whether combining isotretinoin and interferon alfa with vitamin E is more
effective than observation in preventing recurrence of head and neck cancer after surgery
and/or radiation therapy.

PURPOSE: Randomized phase III trial to compare the effectiveness of isotretinoin and
interferon alfa combined with vitamin E with that of observation in treating patients who
have undergone surgery and/or radiation therapy for stage III or stage IV head and neck
cancer.
Trial website
https://clinicaltrials.gov/show/NCT00054561
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Contacts
Principal investigator
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Dong M. Shin, MD
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Emory University
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Summary results
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