A Study to Evaluate Fractionated Radiation Therapy Utilizing GRID Therapy for Locally-advanced Bulky Tumors

Overview

About this study

The purpose of this research is to study radiographic control at the 3 month time-point, the side effects (good & bad), survival outcomes and proof of this idea in patients who have had grid therapy for locally advanced bulky tumors of the heat and neck, thorax, abdomen and extremities.

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. There is no guarantee that every individual who qualifies and wants to participate in a trial will be enrolled. Contact the study team to discuss study eligibility and potential participation.

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Males and females, age ≥ 18 years.
  • Patients with tumors of the head and neck, thorax, abdomen, pelvis, and extremities.
  • Histological confirmation of oncologic diagnosis.
  • Completed oncologic imaging (per discretion of treating physician).
  • ECOG Performance Status 0-3.
  • Ability to complete questionnaire(s) by themselves or with assistance.
  • Willing to return to enrolling institution for follow-up (during the Active Monitoring Phase of the study).
  • Provide informed written consent.

Exclusion Criteria: 

  • Any of the following because this study involves an agent that has known genotoxic, mutagenic and teratogenic effects:
    • Pregnant women;
    • Nursing women;
    • Women of childbearing potential who are unwilling to employ adequate contraception.
  • Co-morbid systemic illnesses or other severe concurrent disease which, in the judgment of the investigator, would make the patient inappropriate for entry into this study or interfere significantly with the proper assessment of safety and toxicity of the prescribed regimens.
  • Immunocompromised patients and patients known to be HIV positive and currently receiving antiretroviral therapy.  NOTE:  Patients known to be HIV positive, but without clinical evidence of an immunocompromised state, are eligible for this trial.
  • Uncontrolled inter-current 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 the study team for the most up-to-date information regarding possible participation.

Mayo Clinic Location Status Contact

Rochester, Minn.

Mayo Clinic principal investigator

Daniel Ma, M.D.

Open for enrollment

Contact information:

Cancer Center Clinical Trials Referral Office

855-776-0015

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Jacksonville, Fla.

Mayo Clinic principal investigator

Daniel Trifiletti, M.D.

Contact us for the latest status

Contact information:

Cancer Center Clinical Trials Referral Office

855-776-0015

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CLS-20491947

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