Radiation Therapy and Cisplatin With or Without Triapine in Treating Patients With Newly Diagnosed Stage IB2, II, or IIIB-IVA Cervical Cancer or Stage II-IVA Vaginal Cancer

This randomized phase III trial studies radiation therapy and cisplatin with triapine to see how well they work compared to the standard radiation therapy and cisplatin alone in treating patients with newly diagnosed stage IB2, II, or IIIB-IVA cervical cancer or stage II-IVA vaginal cancer. Radiation therapy uses high energy protons to kill tumor cells and shrink tumors. Drugs used in chemotherapy, such as cisplatin, work in different ways to stop the growth of tumor cells, either by killing the cells, by stopping them from dividing, or by stopping them from spreading. Triapine may stop the growth of tumor cells by blocking some of the enzymes needed for cell growth. It is not yet known whether radiation therapy and cisplatin are more effective with triapine in treating cervical or vaginal cancer.

I'M INTERESTED

This research study is led by Dr. Tashanna Myers.

Contact: Laura Sorci, 413-794-3188

Participation details:

862073
Cancer-Gynecologic, Cancer

D’Amour Center for Cancer Care, 3350 Main Street, Springfield, MA

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Patient must provide study specific informed consent prior to study entry
  • Patient must have a Gynecologic Oncology Group (GOG) performance status of 0, 1, or 2 or equivalent
  • Patient has a life expectancy of greater than 20 weeks
  • Patient does not have known brain metastases (testing optional)
  • Patient does not have known human immunodeficiency virus syndrome (HIV, testing optional); known HIV-positive patients receiving combination antiretroviral therapy are ineligible

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Patient has another concurrent active invasive malignancy
  • Patient is receiving another investigational agent for the treatment of cancer
  • Patient is currently pregnant
  • Patient does not agree to use two forms of birth control if they are of child-bearing potential
  • Patients who have had a hysterectomy or are planning to have an adjuvant hysterectomy following radiation as part of their cervical cancer treatment are ineligible
  • Patients scheduled to be treated with adjuvant consolidation chemotherapy at the conclusion of their standard chemoradiation
Recruiting
Interventional (Clinical Trial), Randomized
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