Avastin and Doxorubicin Postoperatively for Patients With Anaplastic Thyroid Cancer
Anaplastic Thyroid Cancer is a very aggressive disease. The investigators believe that angiogenesis is very important for these tumors to progress. Preclinical data is suggesting this. This is why we we prospectively want to treat these patients with avastin (and doxorubicin). However, local control is of major concern. Therefore, patients are initially treated with hyperfractionated radiotherapy and undergo surgery. Then they can enter this study.
Patients with Anaplastic Thyroid Cancer have a poor prognosis. We will treat the patients initially with our standard radiochemotherapy, which consists of doxorubicin 20mg fixed dose/week and hyperfractionated radiotherapy 1,6 Gy twice daily up to 46 Gy in total. The first week during radiotherapy, they will also receive Avastin 15mg/kg. 1-2 weeks after radiotherapy patients will undergo surgery of their primary tumor. After this "standard" therapy patients can be included in this study. Treatment is 20 mg fixed dose doxorubicin q1w and avastin 15mg/kg q3w. Treatment will continue maximum 6 months or until progress or until intolerable side effects occur.
Allocation: Non-Randomized, Control: Uncontrolled, Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment, Masking: Open Label, Primary Purpose: Treatment
Jubileumskliniken, Sahlgrenska universitetsjukhuset
Results (where available)
- Source: http://clinicaltrials.gov/show/NCT00804830
- Information obtained from ClinicalTrials.gov on July 15, 2010
Medical and Biotech [MESH] Definitions
Tumors or cancer of the THYROID GLAND.
A hypermetabolic syndrome caused by excess THYROID HORMONES which may come from endogenous or exogenous sources. The endogenous source of hormone may be thyroid HYPERPLASIA; THYROID NEOPLASMS; or hormone-producing extrathyroidal tissue. Thyrotoxicosis is characterized by NERVOUSNESS; TACHYCARDIA; FATIGUE; WEIGHT LOSS; heat intolerance; and excessive SWEATING.
Autoantibodies that bind to the thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH) receptor (RECEPTORS, THYROTROPIN) on thyroid epithelial cells. The autoantibodies mimic TSH causing an unregulated production of thyroid hormones characteristic of GRAVES DISEASE.
A condition characterized by the presence of rudimentary THYROID tissue at the base of the TONGUE. It is due to failed embryonic development and migration of thyroid tissue to its normal location. The lingual thyroid usually cannot maintain adequate hormone production thereby resulting in HYPOTHYROIDISM.
Hypersecretion of THYROID HORMONES from the THYROID GLAND. Elevated levels of thyroid hormones increase BASAL METABOLIC RATE.
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