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Trial details imported from ClinicalTrials.gov

For full trial details, please see the original record at https://clinicaltrials.gov/show/NCT01590355




Registration number
NCT01590355
Ethics application status
Date submitted
1/05/2012
Date registered
2/05/2012
Date last updated
1/09/2021

Titles & IDs
Public title
A Phase II Randomized Trial for Early-stage Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Oropharynx: Radiotherapy vs Trans-oral Robotic Surgery (ORATOR)
Scientific title
A Phase II Randomized Trial for Early-stage Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Oropharynx: Radiotherapy vs Trans-oral Robotic Surgery (ORATOR)
Secondary ID [1] 0 0
ORATOR
Universal Trial Number (UTN)
Trial acronym
ORATOR
Linked study record

Health condition
Health condition(s) or problem(s) studied:
Early-Stage Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Oropharynx 0 0
Condition category
Condition code
Cancer 0 0 0 0
Non melanoma skin cancer
Cancer 0 0 0 0
Kidney
Cancer 0 0 0 0
Head and neck

Intervention/exposure
Study type
Interventional
Description of intervention(s) / exposure
Treatment: Other - Radiotherapy
Treatment: Surgery - Transoral Robotic Surgery + Neck Dissection

Active Comparator: Radiotherapy plus or minus Chemotherapy - Radiotherapy plus or minus chemotherapy with surgical treatment for salvage of persistent disease

Experimental: Transoral Robotic Surgery + Neck Dissection - Transoral robotic excision will be carried out using the da Vinci surgical robot. The spatula cautery will be used to remove the tumours with 1 cm margins. At the time of surgery circumferential margins will be taken and sent for frozen section analysis. The resection will proceed until negative margins are obtained if feasible.


Treatment: Other: Radiotherapy
Gross Tumour and Nodes: 70 Gy in 35 fractions over 7 weeks. High-risk nodal areas: 63 Gy in 35 fractions over 7 weeks. Low-risk nodal areas: 56 Gy in 35 fractions over 7 weeks

Treatment: Surgery: Transoral Robotic Surgery + Neck Dissection
Transoral robotic excision will be carried out using the da Vinci surgical robot.

Intervention code [1] 0 0
Treatment: Other
Intervention code [2] 0 0
Treatment: Surgery
Comparator / control treatment
Control group

Outcomes
Primary outcome [1] 0 0
Quality of Life
Timepoint [1] 0 0
1-year post treatment
Secondary outcome [1] 0 0
Overall Survival
Timepoint [1] 0 0
At the end of 3 years and at the end of 5 years
Secondary outcome [2] 0 0
Progression-free survival
Timepoint [2] 0 0
At the end of 3 years and at the end of 5 years
Secondary outcome [3] 0 0
Quality of life at other time points
Timepoint [3] 0 0
Every 6 months for 5 years from 1st date of treament
Secondary outcome [4] 0 0
Toxicity
Timepoint [4] 0 0
5 years from date of first treatment
Secondary outcome [5] 0 0
Swallowing Function
Timepoint [5] 0 0
5 years from date of first treatment

Eligibility
Key inclusion criteria
- age 18 or older

- willing to provide informed consent

- ECOG performance status 0-2

- Histologically confirmed squamous cell carcinoma primary rumour site in the oropharynx
(includes tonsil, soft palate, base of tongue, walls of oropharynx)

- Tumour stage:T1 or T2, with likely negative resections at surgery

- Nodal stage: N0, N1, or N2 (less than or equal to 4 cm in maximum dimension in any
plane, on either side of the neck), without extranodal extension on pre-randomization
imaging.

- Patient assessed at head and neck multidisciplinary clinic (with assessment by
radiation oncologist and surgeon) and presented at multidisciplinary tumour board
prior to randomization.
Minimum age
18 Years
Maximum age
No limit
Gender
Both males and females
Can healthy volunteers participate?
No
Key exclusion criteria
- Serious medical comorbidities or other contraindications to radiotherapy, chemotherapy
or surgery

- Prior history of head and neck cancer within 5 years

- Prior head and neck radiation at any time

- Metastatic disease

- Inability to attend full course of radiotherapy or follow-up visits

- Neck disease with unknown primary site

- Prior invasive malignant disease unless disease-free for at least 5 years or more,
with the exception of non-melanoma skin cancer

- unable or unwilling to complete QoL questionnaires

Study design
Purpose of the study
Treatment
Allocation to intervention
Randomised controlled trial
Procedure for enrolling a subject and allocating the treatment (allocation concealment procedures)
Methods used to generate the sequence in which subjects will be randomised (sequence generation)
Masking / blinding
Open (masking not used)
Who is / are masked / blinded?



Intervention assignment
Single group
Other design features
Phase
Phase 2
Type of endpoint(s)
Statistical methods / analysis

Recruitment
Recruitment status
Active, not recruiting
Data analysis
Reason for early stopping/withdrawal
Other reasons
Date of first participant enrolment
Anticipated
Actual
Date of last participant enrolment
Anticipated
Actual
Date of last data collection
Anticipated
Actual
Sample size
Target
Accrual to date
Final
Recruitment in Australia
Recruitment state(s)
Recruitment hospital [1] 0 0
Royal Adelaide Hospital - Adelaide
Recruitment postcode(s) [1] 0 0
5000 - Adelaide
Recruitment outside Australia
Country [1] 0 0
Canada
State/province [1] 0 0
British Columbia
Country [2] 0 0
Canada
State/province [2] 0 0
Ontario
Country [3] 0 0
Canada
State/province [3] 0 0
Quebec

Funding & Sponsors
Primary sponsor type
Other
Name
Lawson Health Research Institute
Address
Country

Ethics approval
Ethics application status

Summary
Brief summary
The historical standard treatment for early-stage squamous cell carcinoma of the oropharynx
is radiation therapy. Some patients require chemotherapy with the radiation, and some
patients require surgery if the tumour or lymph nodes have not responded after radiation.

This study will compare radiation therapy with a new surgical treatment called transoral
robotic surgery (TORS). TORS is a new surgical approach using a robot to assist the surgeon
in removing the tumour, potentially with fewer side effects than older surgical techniques.
Trial website
https://clinicaltrials.gov/show/NCT01590355
Trial related presentations / publications
Public notes

Contacts
Principal investigator
Name 0 0
David Palma, MD, PhD
Address 0 0
London Regional Cancer Program of the Lawson Health Research Institute
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Phone 0 0
Fax 0 0
Email 0 0
Contact person for public queries
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Address 0 0
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Fax 0 0
Email 0 0
Contact person for scientific queries

Summary results
Other publications