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MRI for Tumor During Chemoradiation for Anal Canal and Perianal Cancer

2014-08-27 03:16:28 | BioPortfolio

Summary

The purpose of this study is to establish a prospective database of anal canal and perianal cancer patients treated with IMRT and chemotherapy with curative intent at PMH for the purposes of investigating MRI-derived primary tumor parameters. Patients who decide to participate in this study will be treated according to standard treatment policies and radiation therapy planning protocols at Princess Margaret Hospital (PMH) with radiation therapy +/- chemotherapy. IMRT for all treatment phases of radiotherapy has been implemented as standard treatment. Surgery is reserved for salvage treatment.

Description

Anal cancer is an uncommon cancer, accounting for 2% of gastrointestinal cancers. Prognostic factors include tumor differentiation and staging, along with patient gender, race, and socioeconomic status. The standard of care is radical chemoradiation with 5-fluorouracil and mitomycin C, with surgery reserved for salvage. Intensity modulated radiation therapy (IMRT) is a specialized radiotherapy technique that may be used for anal cancer. IMRT allows the radiation dose to conform to the three-dimensional shape of the target volume more than conventional two-dimensional techniques, and it may reduce treatment toxicities without compromising tumor control. At the Princess Margaret Hospital (PMH) since July 2007, IMRT for all treatment phases of radiotherapy has been implemented as standard treatment for patients with anal canal and perianal cancer.

Study Design

Observational Model: Case-Only, Time Perspective: Prospective

Conditions

Anal Cancer Patients

Intervention

Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)

Location

University Health Network, Princess Margaret Hospital
Toronto
Ontario
Canada
M5G 2M9

Status

Recruiting

Source

University Health Network, Toronto

Results (where available)

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Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-08-27T03:16:28-0400

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