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The Use of Functional Imaging to Quantify Tumor and Normal Tissue Physiology in Patients With Locally Advanced Head and Neck Cancer


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18 Years
80 Years
Not Enrolling
Both
Head and Neck Cancer

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Trial Information

The Use of Functional Imaging to Quantify Tumor and Normal Tissue Physiology in Patients With Locally Advanced Head and Neck Cancer


Patients will undergo functional imaging studies, DCE-MRI pre-treatment (twice) and after 1
week of Radiation Therapy (RT) and PET scans - pre-treatment and after 1 week of RT.
Parotid gland saliva production will also be measured at baseline and at 3, 6, and 12 months
of follow-up.


Inclusion Criteria:



- Histologically documented squamous cell carcinoma of the head and neck (AJCC stages
II-IV, M0)

- Eligible anatomic sites: Oral cavity, oropharynx, hypopharynx, supraglottic and
glottic larynx, or nasopharynx

- Curative intent concurrent chemoradiation

- Age > 18 years

- Karnofsky Performance Status > 60

- Able to undergo MRI with contrast (gadolinium) and/or FDG PET scan

Exclusion Criteria:

- Diabetes other than diet controlled

- MRI Absolute Contraindications including:

- Glomerular filtration rate < 60 ml/min

- Weight < 350 lb or current device limitations

- Metallic foreign bodies in the eye

- Cardiac pacemakers

- Clips in the central nervous system (ferromagnetic haemostatic)

- Automatic internal cardiac defibrillators

- Cochlear implants

- Shrapnel in vital locations

- Pregnant (positive pregnancy test) or lactating

Type of Study:

Observational

Study Design:

Observational Model: Case-Only, Time Perspective: Prospective

Outcome Measure:

Permeability, perfusion, diffusion and glucose metabolism

Outcome Time Frame:

At end of 1 week of radiation therapy

Safety Issue:

No

Principal Investigator

David S Yoo, MD, PhD

Investigator Role:

Principal Investigator

Investigator Affiliation:

Duke University Medical Center, Dept Radiation Oncology

Authority:

United States: Institutional Review Board

Study ID:

Pro00014784

NCT ID:

NCT00933114

Start Date:

October 2009

Completion Date:

September 2011

Related Keywords:

  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • DCE MRI
  • PET
  • Perfusion
  • Permeability
  • Cancer of the head and neck
  • Head, Neck neoplasms
  • Head and Neck Neoplasms

Name

Location

Duke University Medical Center, Department of Radiation OncologyDurham, North Carolina  27710