ProGRP, CgA, NSE and TUM2-PK in in Patients With Neuroendocrine Tumors
Recruitment status was Recruiting
The purpose of this study is to determine whether monitoring of levels of Serological Markers ProGRP, CgA, NSE and Pyruvate Kinase M2 are effective in the Evaluation of Diagnosis, Monitoring Therapeutic Effects and Predicting response to somatostatin analogues in Patients with Malignant Neuroendocrine Tumors.
|Study Design:||Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective
|Official Title:||Evaluation of Serological Markers ProGRP, CgA, NSE and TUM2-PK in Patients With Malignant Neuroendocrine Tumors|
Serum and plasma
|Study Start Date:||March 2009|
|Estimated Study Completion Date:||January 2011|
|Estimated Primary Completion Date:||March 2010 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|
Patients with malignant neuroendocrine tumors
Assessment of the anatomical spread and disease progression in neuroendocrine tumor patients has become an essential part of disease management, but sometimes in many patients difficult to be measured. Therefore, the evaluation of serum markers could represent a useful tool for monitoring the course of the disease and the response of patients to therapy or palliative treatment.Clinical data considers CgA and NSE as available today blood biomarkers for neuroendocrine tumors.Until now the usefulness of serum ProGRP as a clinical tumor marker has been evaluated mainly in Small Cell Lung Carcinoma, while its role in the management of NE tumors has not been elucidated.Available in the literature limited data suggests that ProGRP may be a potential tumor marker in NE tumors.
Pyruvate kinase type M2 is the key glycolytic regulator in tumor cells.It catalyzes the dephosphorylation of phosphoenolpyruvate to pyruvate with ATP production.The dimeric form of this enzyme (TUM2-PK) has been detected in the blood of patients with different cancers.High TUM2-PK expression was suggested to be an important element of tumor cell metabolism adaptation to an inadequate oxygen and nutrient supply.Recently, it has been shown that somatostatin and its structural analogues pass through cell membrane and actively bind to cytosolic TUM2-PK. In response to this binding TUM2-PK translocates into the nucleus and induce programmed cell death. It is suggested that TUM2-PK enzyme may contribute significantly to response of neuroendocrine tumors to somatostatin analogues.
|Contact: Asher Salmon, M.D., Ph.D.||6778199 ext 00 972 firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Contact: Hadas Lemberg, PhD||6777572 ext 00 972 email@example.com|
|Hadassah Medical Organization||Recruiting|
|Jerusalem, Israel, 91120|
|Contact: Arik Tzukert, DMD 6776095 ext 00 972 2 firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Contact: Hadas Lemberg, PhD 6777572 ext 00 972 2 email@example.com|
|Sub-Investigator: Benjamin Nisman, PhD|
|Sub-Investigator: Tamar Peretz, M.D. , PhD|
|Principal Investigator:||Asher Salmon, M.D.||Hadassah Medical Organization|