Last updated on August 2020

Sacral Chordoma: Surgery Versus Definitive Radiation Therapy in Primary Localized Disease


Are you eligible to participate in this study?

You may be eligible for this study if you meet the following criteria:

  • Conditions: Germ cell tumor | Chordoma | Germ Cell Tumors
  • Age: Between 18 - 80 Years
  • Gender: Male or Female

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Histologically confirmed diagnosis (brachyury expression) of primary sacral chordoma,of any diameter and arising at any site from S1 to coccyx.
  • Age18years
  • ECOG-performance status (PS) 0-2
  • No previous antineoplastic therapy
  • Macroscopic tumor detectable at MRI/CT scan
  • Patient amenable for surgery
  • Patient amenable for RT
  • Written informed consent given before the enrolment, according to International Conference on Harmonisation/good clinical practice (ICH/GCP).

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Distant metastasis
  • Inability to maintain treatment position
  • Prior radiotherapy to the pelvic region
  • Prior therapy for sacral chordoma (including surgery, cryoablation, hyperthermia, etc)
  • Local conditions that increase the risk of RT toxicity (tumor ulcerated skin infiltration, non-healing soft tissue infection, fistula in treatment field)
  • Rectal wall infiltration
  • General conditions that increase the risk of RT toxicity (active sclerodermia, xeroderma pigmentosum, cutaneous porphyria)
  • Presence of a second active cancer (with the exception of non-melanoma skin cancer in-situ cervix neoplasia and other in-situ neoplasia)
  • Severe comorbidities resulting in a prognosis of less than 6 months
  • Inability to give informed consent
  • Other malignancy within the last 5 years
  • Performance status 2 (ECOG).
  • Significant cardiovascular disease (for example, dyspnea > 2 NYHA)
  • Significant systemic diseases grade >3 on the NCI-CTCAE v4.03 scale, that limit patient availability, or according to investigator judgment may contribute significantly to treatment toxicity
  • Women who are pregnant or breast-feeding
  • Psychological, familial, social or geographic circumstances that limit the patient's ability to comply with the protocol or informed consent

Recruitment Status: Open


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