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Evaluation of the Efficacy of Long-acting Release Octreotide in Patients With Advanced Hepatocellular Carcinoma

This study has been completed.
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Novartis ( Novartis Pharmaceuticals ) Identifier:
First received: October 14, 2005
Last updated: April 11, 2016
Last verified: April 2016
Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is one of the most common malignant disease worldwide with an increasing incidence in industrialized countries. For patients with advanced HCC no efficient treatment is currently available. The objective of this study is to assess the efficacy and safety of octreotide in patients with advanced hepatocellular carcinoma.

Condition Intervention Phase
Advanced Hepatocellular Carcinoma
Drug: Octreotide
Phase 3

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Double Blind (Participant, Care Provider, Investigator)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Evaluation of the Efficacy of Long-acting Release Octreotide in Patients With Advanced Hepatocellular Carcinoma

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Further study details as provided by Novartis:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Overall Survival

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Objective response
  • Survival without progression
  • Digestive bleeding
  • Renal insufficiency
  • Quality of life
  • · Safety

Enrollment: 270
Study Start Date: June 2002
Study Completion Date: October 2005
Primary Completion Date: October 2005 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: Octreotide Drug: Octreotide


Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • > 18 years
  • HCC diagnosis :
  • histologically or cytologically proven HCC
  • or association of the three following criteria:
  • cirrhosis
  • typical measurable mass (> 3cm, by 2 methods)
  • serum alpha-foetoprotein (AFP) ≥500 µg/L
  • Cancer Liver Italian Program (CLIP) score : 0 to 3
  • Not eligible for specific treatment (surgery, percutaneous ablation or chemo-embolization)

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Glycemia > 2.5 g/L or hypoglycemia
  • Extra hepatic life-threatening disease
  • Serum creatinin> 120 µmol/L
  • Prothrombin time < 50 %
  • Platelet count < 50.000 /µL
  • Symptomatic cholelithiasis
  • Non-measurable tumor
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00241020

Sponsors and Collaborators
Novartis Pharmaceuticals
Study Director: Novartis Pharmaceuticals Novartis Pharmaceuticals
  More Information

Responsible Party: Novartis Pharmaceuticals Identifier: NCT00241020     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: CSMS995BFR04
Study First Received: October 14, 2005
Last Updated: April 11, 2016

Keywords provided by Novartis:
hepatocellular carcinoma

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Carcinoma, Hepatocellular
Neoplasms, Glandular and Epithelial
Neoplasms by Histologic Type
Liver Neoplasms
Digestive System Neoplasms
Neoplasms by Site
Digestive System Diseases
Liver Diseases
Gastrointestinal Agents
Antineoplastic Agents, Hormonal
Antineoplastic Agents processed this record on April 28, 2017