Retroperitoneal Lymph Node Dissection in Treating Patients With Stage I-IIA Testicular Seminoma

Overview

  • Study type

    Interventional
  • Study IDs

  • Describes the nature of a clinical study. Types include:

    • Observational study — observes people and measures outcomes without affecting results.
    • Interventional study (clinical trial) — studies new tests, treatments, drugs, surgical procedures or devices.
    • Medical records research — uses historical information collected from medical records of large groups of people to study how diseases progress and which treatments and surgeries work best.
  • Site IRB
    • Rochester, Minnesota: 15-005811
    NCT ID: NCT02537548
    Sponsor Protocol Number: 4T-14-1

About this study

This phase II trial studies how well retroperitoneal lymph node dissection (RPLND) works in treating patients with stage I-IIa testicular seminoma. The retroperitoneum is the space in the body behind the intestines that is typically the first place that seminoma spreads. RPLND is a surgery that removes lymph nodes in this area to treat testicular seminoma and may experience fewer long-term toxicities, such as a second cancer, cardiovascular disease, metabolic syndrome (pre-diabetes), or lung disease.

Participation eligibility

Participant eligibility includes age, gender, type and stage of disease, and previous treatments or health concerns. Guidelines differ from study to study, and identify who can or cannot participate. If you need assistance understanding the eligibility criteria, please contact the study team.

See eligibility criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Stage IIA pure seminoma OR stage I pure seminoma with isolated retroperitoneal relapse
  • Lymphadenopathy in the retroperitoneum: at least one lymph node 1-3 cm in greatest dimension, no lymph node > 3 cm in greatest dimension, no more than 2 lymph nodes 1-3 cm in greatest dimension
    • Axial imaging of lymphadenopathy within 6 weeks of the date of RPLND
    • Retroperitoneal lymphadenopathy must be within the RPLND template
  • If there is borderline lymphadenopathy, defined as the largest retroperitoneal lymph node measuring 0.90 - 0.99 cm in the greatest dimension, an abdominal computed tomography (CT) scan should be repeated (recommend interval of 6 - 8 weeks); the same lymph node must demonstrate growth to >= 1.0 cm in the greatest dimension
  • Biopsy is not required, though if biopsy of the retroperitoneal node(s) was obtained, pathology must be consistent with pure seminoma
  • Chest imaging (x-ray, CT or magnetic resonance imaging [MRI]) negative for metastasis no more than 6 weeks prior to the date of RPLND
  • Primary tumor excised by radical inguinal orchiectomy and pathology consistent with pure seminoma
  • Normal or mildly elevated serum alpha fetoprotein (AFP), beta-human chorionic gonadotropin (HCG), elevated lactate dehydrogenase (LDH) (per the local laboratory assay) within 14 days of RPLND
  • Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group (ECOG) performance status =< 1
  • Ability to understand and the willingness to sign a written informed consent
  • Serum coagulation studies (INR/PTT) and platelet counts suitable for surgery per surgeon discretion

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Second primary malignancy
  • History of receiving chemotherapy or radiotherapy
  • Patients receiving any other investigational agent (s)
  • Uncontrolled intercurrent illness including, but not limited to, ongoing or active infection, symptomatic congestive heart failure, unstable angina pectoris, cardiac arrhythmia, or psychiatric illness/social situations that would limit compliance with study requirements

Participating Mayo Clinic locations

Study statuses change often. Please contact us for help.

Mayo Clinic Location Status Contact

Rochester, Minn.

Mayo Clinic principal investigator

Stephen Boorjian, M.D.

Open for enrollment

Contact information:

Tessa Kroeninger CCRP

(507)538-6107

Kroeninger.Tessa@mayo.edu

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CLS-20205997

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