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Dallas, Texas 75390


The primary objective of the pilot portion of this study is to establish the safety and tolerability of an extended treatment break period in patients who have undergone neoadjuvant chemoradiotherapy as well as use of systemic therapy during this break.

Study summary:

The proposed protocol aims to continue tumor-directed therapy during the typical "break period" in an effort to improve on both local tumor response as well as distant disease control. First, the duration from completion of chemoradiotherapy would increase from 6-8 weeks to 9-11 weeks. As noted above, this may allow for further cell death with resultant pathologic downstaging. Secondly, the protocol calls for continued systemic therapy during the 9-11 week period, thus allowing continuation of therapies directed towards both the primary as well as distant sites of disease. The primary aim of this pilot study would be to establish the feasibility of this intensified neoadjuvant approach, especially with respect to tolerability of the subsequent pelvic surgery. A subsequent phase II portion will evaluate the efficacy of this treatment approach.


Inclusion Criteria: 1. Signed study-specific informed consent form 2. Age > 18 years old 3. Zubrod performance status 0-1 4. Biopsy proven primary malignancy 5. AJCC Stage II or III disease (T3-4 and/or N1-2 disease) as determined by endoscopic ultrasound and/or MRI staging 6. Pretreatment rectal endoscopic ultrasound and pelvic MRI, colonoscopy, CT of chest, abdomen, and pelvis, and laboratory values as discussed below Exclusion Criteria: 1. History of inflammatory bowel disease 2. Previous pelvic radiotherapy 3. A major psychiatric illness which would limit understanding of the proposed protocol treatment and consent process. 4. Men and women of reproductive potential must agree to use an effective contraception method 5. Pregnant or lactating women 6. Severe, active co-morbidity, defined as - Unstable angina and/or CHF requiring hospitalization within the last six months - Transmural myocardial infarction within the last 6 months - Acute bacterial or fungal infection requiring intravenous antibiotics at the time of registration 7. Presence of metastatic disease, including liver metastases 8. Laboratory values out of range



Primary Contact:

Principal Investigator
Jeffrey Meyer, MD
UT Southwestern Medical Center Dallas

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Location Contact:

Dallas, Texas 75390
United States

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Site Status: N/A

Data Source: ClinicalTrials.gov

Date Processed: August 31, 2019

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