Comparison Study of Transarterial Chemoembolization and Percutaneous Ethanol Injection for Multiple, Small HCCs

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Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : July 27, 2006
Last Update Posted : December 4, 2013
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Jung-Hwan Yoon, Seoul National University Hospital

Brief Summary:
The purpose of this study is to choose the preferred treatment modality for multiple, small hepatocellular carcinomas.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Hepatocellular Carcinoma Procedure: Transarterial chemoembolization Procedure: Percutaneous ethanol injection therapy Phase 3

Detailed Description:

To compare the below things between PEIT group and TACE group

  1. Survival

    1. 5 year overall survival rate
    2. Disease free survival rate
  2. Recurrence a. recurrence rate

Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 22 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Crossover Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A Multicenter, Randomized, Controlled Trial of the Effective Therapy for Multiple, Small Hepatocellular Carcinomas: Comparing Transarterial Chemoembolization With Percutaneous Ethanol Injection Therapy.
Study Start Date : October 2005
Actual Primary Completion Date : February 2012
Actual Study Completion Date : February 2012

Arm Intervention/treatment
Active Comparator: chemotherapy
Transarterial chemoembolization (TACE)
Procedure: Transarterial chemoembolization
lipiodol, adriamycin and/or mitomycin
Other Name: TACE

Active Comparator: ethanol
Percutaneous ethanol injection therapy (PEIT)
Procedure: Percutaneous ethanol injection therapy
99% ethanol 2-4cc per one session, two to three sessions per single procedure for one week
Other Name: PEIT

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. overall survival rate [ Time Frame: 5 year ]

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Disease free survival rate and recurrence rate [ Time Frame: 5 year ]

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Ages Eligible for Study:   20 Years to 70 Years   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • The evidences of HBV(+) &/or HCV(+) infection or liver cirrhosis
  • Two to three tumor nodules with Child-Pugh classification A or single to three tumor nodules with Child-Pugh classification B
  • The maximal, longest diameter of tumor mass measured by CT finding should be less than 2 cm.
  • 1) Only for newly detected HCCs which were not treated before or 2) If treated before, it should be noted that there is no evidence of recurrence within the latest 6 months and, and also it should be remotely recurred more than 2cm apart from primary lesion.
  • It should be compatible with the typical findings of HCCs radiologically(MD CT or dynamic MRI)

Exclusion Criteria:

  • In case of hepatic vein or portal vein invasion radiologically(CT or MRI)

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT00357474

Korea, Republic of
Seoul NUH
Seoul, Chongno-gu, Korea, Republic of, 110-744
Sponsors and Collaborators
Seoul National University Hospital
Principal Investigator: J H Yoon, Professor Seoul National University Hospital

Responsible Party: Jung-Hwan Yoon, Professor, Seoul National University Hospital Identifier: NCT00357474     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 07-2006-010
First Posted: July 27, 2006    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: December 4, 2013
Last Verified: December 2013

Keywords provided by Jung-Hwan Yoon, Seoul National University Hospital:

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
Anti-Infective Agents, Local
Anti-Infective Agents
Central Nervous System Depressants
Physiological Effects of Drugs