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Rochester, New York 14642


The purpose of this study is to determine whether a short-course of stereotactic body radiotherapy (SBRT) prior to surgical resection of pancreatic adenocarcinoma is feasible and well-tolerated.

Study summary:

This will be a Phase 2, single center, prospective, single arm feasibility study of the use of stereotactic body radiotherapy (SBRT) for the preoperative treatment of surgically resectable pancreatic adenocarcinoma.


Inclusion Criteria: 1. Patient with pathologically proven diagnosis of adenocarcinoma of the head of the pancreas 2. CT w/ contrast using the pancreas protocol or MRI of the abdomen with contrast within 6 weeks prior to registration 3. CT chest or PET/CT within 6 weeks prior to registration 4. Clinically determined to be resectable based on NCCN Criteria: 5. No radiographic evidence of superior mesenteric vein or portal vein distortion 6. No evidence of distant metastasis 7. Clear fat planes around the celiac axis, hepatic artery, and superior mesenteric artery 8. No enlarged lymph nodes per CT criteria or PET avid lymph nodes 9. No lymphadenopathy outside the surgical field (i.e. celiac or para-aortic adenopathy) 10. Adequate cardiopulmonary reserves to tolerate surgery 11. Karnofsky performance status > 70 12. Age >18 13. Adequate bone marrow function defined as follows: 14. Absolute neutrophil count (ANC) > 1800 cells/mm3 15. Platelets ≥ 100,000 cells/mm3 16. Hemoglobin > 8.0 g/dl (Note: The use of transfusion or other intervention to achieve Hgb > 8 g/dl is acceptable.) 17. Pregnancy test must be negative for women of childbearing potential within 7 days prior to study entry 18. Patient must sign study specific informed consent prior to study entry Exclusion Criteria: 1. Prior surgical resection of any pancreatic malignancy 2. Prior invasive malignancy (except non-melanomatous skin cancer) unless disease free for a minimum of 3 years 3. Any prior chemotherapy or radiation for treatment of the patient's pancreatic tumor. 4. Prior radiotherapy to the region of the study cancer that would result in overlap of radiation therapy fields 5. Severe, active comorbidity, defined as follows: 1. Unstable angina and/or congestive heart failure requiring hospitalization within the last 12 months 2. Transmural myocardial infarction within the last 6 months 3. Acute bacterial or fungal infection requiring intravenous antibiotics at the time of registration 4. Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease exacerbation or other respiratory illness requiring hospitalization or precluding study therapy within 30 days prior to registration. 6. Severe, uncorrectable hepatic insufficiency and/or coagulation defects due to liver failure 7. Any evidence of distant metastases (M1) 8. Pregnancy or women of childbearing potential and men who are sexually active and not willing/able to use medically acceptable forms of contraception; this exclusion is necessary because the treatment involved in this study may be significantly teratogenic



Primary Contact:

Principal Investigator
Alan W Katz, MD MPH
University of Rochester

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Location Contact:

Rochester, New York 14642
United States

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Site Status: N/A

Data Source: ClinicalTrials.gov

Date Processed: November 18, 2019

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