A Randomized Phase II Trial of Radiation Therapy and Cisplatin Alone or in Combination with Intravenous Triapine in Women with Newly Diagnosed Bulky Stage IB2, Stage II, IIIB, or IVA Cancer of the Uterine Cervix or Stage II-IVA Vaginal Cancer
This randomized phase II 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.
Key Inclusion Criteria:
• Patient has pathologic diagnosis of stage IB2 (> 5 cm), II, IIIB or IVA squamous, adenocarcinoma, or adenosquamous carcinoma of the uterine cervix not amenable to curative surgical resection alone; the presence or absence of para‐aortic lymph node metastasis will be based on pre-therapy 18F‐FDG PET/CT; if the baseline 18F‐FDG PET/CT identifies hypermetabolic para‐aortic disease, such patients will NOT be eligible; the patient must be able to tolerate imaging requirements of an 18F‐FDG PET/CT scan
• Patient does not have uncontrolled diabetes mellitus (i.e., fasting blood glucose > 200 mg/dL)
• 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)
• Patient does not have a known allergy to compounds of similar or biologic composition as triapine
• Patient does not have known glucose‐6‐phosphate dehydrogenase (G6PD) deficiency as the condition interferes with triapine antidote metabolism (G6PD testing optional)
Paul Montgomery, M.D.
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