An international randomised controlled trial of chemotherapy for the treatment of recurrent and primary refractory Ewing sarcoma.

Trial Overview and Summary

Chief Investigator: Martin McCabe
Sponsor: University of Birmingham
Funders: European Union FP7 and Cancer Research UK
Disease Site: Ewing's Sarcoma
Trial Type: Clinical Trial of an Investigational Medical Product
Status: Open
UKCRN Study ID: (if applicable) 17239
Open to new sites? Yes
Recruitment start date: 18-Dec-2014
Anticipated Recruitment end date 30-Sep-2025
CRCTU Trial Management Team: Children's Cancer Trials Team
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Trial Summary

rEECur is a randomised study to compare multiple chemotherapy regimens to see which is the best at treating recurrent or refractory Ewing sarcoma. Ewing sarcoma is rare and running a study such as this requires funding and collaboration across many different treatment centres and countries. The logistics behind running such a study are not trivial and as a result rEECur is the first study to directly compare different chemotherapy regimens in this disease setting. Most doctors treat recurrent and refractory Ewing sarcoma with chemotherapy. However, although several chemotherapy regimens are available to treat this disease, we do not know which is the best regimen to use. We are primarily interested in finding out which regimen is most effective at making tumour deposits shrink and, in the longer term, at curing the disease or providing prolonged disease control. We will also determine which regimen has the most side effects, which is associated with the most time spent in hospital and which has the greatest effect on quality of life.

The results will help us to know which chemotherapy regimen is the best to use for patients with this disease. It will also allow us to inform patients about the relative burden of side effects associated with each regimen, allowing individual patients and/or parents to make an informed choice about how to be treated.

Trial Protocol

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