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Low-dose Peg-interferon Plus Ribavirin (IFN/RBV) for Prevention of Hepatocellular Carcinoma (HCC) Recurrence in Patients Who Had Surgery to Remove Primary HCC

This study has been completed.
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
First Posted: September 13, 2006
Last Update Posted: September 2, 2015
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Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Hiroyuki Marusawa, Kyoto University
The purpose of this study is to determine whether low-dose peg-interferon plus ribavirin therapy is effective in the prevention of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) in patients who had the curative resection of primary HCC.

Condition Intervention Phase
Hepatitis C, Chronic Drug: interferon-alfa-2b and ribavirin Phase 4

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Non-Randomized
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Prevention
Official Title: Phase 4 Study of Peg-interferon Plus Ribavirin Therapy for Prevention of Hepatocellular Carcinoma

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Further study details as provided by Hiroyuki Marusawa, Kyoto University:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Incidence of adverse effect of interferon [ Time Frame: During the treatment period ]

Enrollment: 100
Study Start Date: September 2006
Study Completion Date: March 2013
Primary Completion Date: March 2012 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
No Intervention: interferon Drug: interferon-alfa-2b and ribavirin
Interferon, pnce per week plus daily ribavirin


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Ages Eligible for Study:   25 Years to 75 Years   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Clinical diagnosis of Hepatocellular carcinoma due to Chronic Hepatitis C Virus Infection.
  • Must be treated with curative treatment for primary tumor using either surgical resection or radiofrequency ablation therapy

Exclusion Criteria:

  • No recurrence of hepatocellular carcinoma 3 months after the primary treatment
  • Renal dysfunction
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT00375661

Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Kyoto University Hospital
Kyoto, Japan
Osaka Red Cross Hospital
Osaka, Japan
Sponsors and Collaborators
Kyoto University
Study Chair: Tsutomu Chiba, M.D.,Ph.D. Kyoto University
  More Information

Responsible Party: Hiroyuki Marusawa, Associate professor, Kyoto University
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00375661     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: O2006-415
First Submitted: September 12, 2006
First Posted: September 13, 2006
Last Update Posted: September 2, 2015
Last Verified: September 2015

Keywords provided by Hiroyuki Marusawa, Kyoto University:
hepatocellular carcinoma

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Hepatitis C
Carcinoma, Hepatocellular
Hepatitis C, Chronic
Neoplasms, Glandular and Epithelial
Neoplasms by Histologic Type
Hepatitis, Viral, Human
Virus Diseases
Flaviviridae Infections
RNA Virus Infections
Liver Diseases
Digestive System Diseases
Liver Neoplasms
Digestive System Neoplasms
Neoplasms by Site
Hepatitis, Chronic
Antineoplastic Agents
Antiviral Agents
Anti-Infective Agents
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action
Immunologic Factors
Physiological Effects of Drugs