Stereotactic Radiosurgery for Metastatic Malignant Neoplasm

Phase-Based Progress Estimates
Metastatic Malignant Neoplasm+4 More
Stereotactic Radiosurgery - Radiation
All Sexes
What conditions do you have?

Study Summary

This trial compares stereotactic radiosurgery with whole brain radiation therapy to see how well they work in treating patients with non-melanoma cancer that has recently spread from the first location to the brain.

Eligible Conditions
  • Metastatic Malignant Neoplasm
  • Brain

Treatment Effectiveness

Effectiveness Progress

2 of 3
This is further along than 85% of similar trials

Study Objectives

2 Primary · 4 Secondary · Reporting Duration: Up to 12 months

At 4 months
Local control rate
Proportion of patients with neurocognitive decline
Up to 12 months
Cumulative incidence of local failure
Cumulative incidence of neurocognitive decline
Time to local failure
Time to neurocognitive decline

Trial Safety

Safety Progress

3 of 3
This is further along than 85% of similar trials

Side Effects for

Stereotactic Radiosurgery Followed by Erlotinib
28%Lymphocyte count decreased
20%Back pain
20%Rash acneiform
16%Dry skin
16%Rash maculo-papular
12%Pain in extremity
12%Aspartate aminotransferase increased
12%Non-cardiac chest pain
8%Abdominal pain
8%Blurred vision
8%Edema limbs
8%Watering eyes
8%Urinary tract pain
8%Skin and subcutaneous tissue disorders - Other, specify
8%Weight loss
4%Urinary tract infection
4%Infusion site extravasation
4%Ear pain
4%Dry eye
4%Alkaline phosphatase increased
4%Blood bilirubin increased
4%Edema face
4%Bone pain
4%Neck pain
4%Oral hemorrhage
4%Platelet count decreased
4%Skin hyperpigmentation
4%Upper respiratory infection
4%Urinary urgency
4%Skin infection
4%Gastroesophageal reflux disease
4%Flu like symptoms
4%Nail loss
4%Nail ridging
4%Flashing lights
4%Hot flashes
4%Neutrophil count decreased
4%Sore throat
4%Papulopustular rash
4%White blood cell decreased
This histogram enumerates side effects from a completed 2019 Phase 2 trial (NCT01573702) in the Stereotactic Radiosurgery Followed by Erlotinib ARM group. Side effects include: Fatigue with 32%, Lymphocyte count decreased with 28%, Cough with 24%, Back pain with 20%, Rash acneiform with 20%.

Trial Design

2 Treatment Groups

Arm I (SRS)
1 of 2
1 of 2

Experimental Treatment

88 Total Participants · 2 Treatment Groups

Primary Treatment: Stereotactic Radiosurgery · No Placebo Group · Phase 3

Arm I (SRS)Experimental Group · 3 Interventions: Stereotactic Radiosurgery, Cognitive Assessment, Quality-of-Life Assessment · Intervention Types: Radiation, Other, Other
Arm II (WBRT)Experimental Group · 3 Interventions: Cognitive Assessment, Whole-Brain Radiotherapy, Quality-of-Life Assessment · Intervention Types: Other, Radiation, Other
First Studied
Drug Approval Stage
How many patients have taken this drug
Stereotactic Radiosurgery
Completed Phase 2
Whole-Brain Radiotherapy
Completed Phase 2

Trial Logistics

Trial Timeline

Screening: ~3 weeks
Treatment: Varies
Reporting: up to 12 months

Who is running the clinical trial?

M.D. Anderson Cancer CenterLead Sponsor
2,783 Previous Clinical Trials
1,784,770 Total Patients Enrolled
19 Trials studying Metastatic Malignant Neoplasm
3,828 Patients Enrolled for Metastatic Malignant Neoplasm
National Cancer Institute (NCI)NIH
13,005 Previous Clinical Trials
41,301,839 Total Patients Enrolled
25 Trials studying Metastatic Malignant Neoplasm
3,312 Patients Enrolled for Metastatic Malignant Neoplasm
Jing LiPrincipal InvestigatorM.D. Anderson Cancer Center
6 Previous Clinical Trials
50,998 Total Patients Enrolled

Eligibility Criteria

Age 18+ · All Participants · 8 Total Inclusion Criteria

Mark “Yes” if the following statements are true for you:
All patients enrolled in this study must have at least 3 but no more than 15 metastatic lesions seen on a contrast enhancing MRI scan obtained not less than one month prior to study enrollment
This study is experimental and all patients must sign an informed consent form stating that they are aware of this
Patients can be taking concurrent systemic therapy, such as temozolomide, at the discretion of their treating oncologist.
The text states that in order to be a patient at the cancer center, one must have histological proof of malignant cancer
All patients must have normal liver, renal, and hematologic function as defined by Aspartate Amino Transferase (AST)/Alanine Amino Transferase (ALT)/Alkaline Phosphatase < 2.5 times normal, calculated creatinine clearance > 30ml/min, and platelet count > 50,000.
All patients should have normal coagulation, with international normalized ratio (INR) < 1.3 and be able to withhold anti-coagulation medications a minimum of 24 hours prior to radiosurgery (or until INR normalizes), on the day of treatment and 24 hours after radiosurgery has concluded
Any person seeking medical care must be 18 years of age or older.
All patients must be eligible to have lesions treated with SRS

About The Reviewer

Michael Gill preview

Michael Gill - B. Sc.

First Published: October 23rd, 2021

Last Reviewed: November 13th, 2022

Michael Gill holds a Bachelors of Science in Integrated Science and Mathematics from McMaster University. During his degree he devoted considerable time modeling the pharmacodynamics of promising drug candidates. Since then, he has leveraged this knowledge of the investigational new drug ecosystem to help his father navigate clinical trials for multiple myeloma, an experience which prompted him to co-found Power Life Sciences: a company that helps patients access randomized controlled trials.