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Radiolabeled Glass Beads Used for Treating Patients With Primary Liver Cancer When Surgery is Not an Option (Y-90HDE)

This study is enrolling participants by invitation only.
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
John A. Kaufman, Oregon Health and Science University Identifier:
First received: August 22, 2008
Last updated: March 28, 2016
Last verified: March 2016
Fewer than 15% of hepatoma patients are suitable candidates for surgical removal of their cancer. The purpose of this protocol is to provide supervised access at Oregon Health and Science University to Y-90 treatment to provide these patients access to an alternate therapy. The radioactive beads are placed directly near or into the liver tumor with the intention of destroying the tumor cells.

Condition Intervention
Liver Cancer Hepatoma Device: Yttrium 90 (TheraSphere)

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A Humanitarian Device Exemption Use Protocol of TheraSphere for Treatment of Unresectable Hepatocellular Carcinoma

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Further study details as provided by John A. Kaufman, Oregon Health and Science University:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Tumor response after treatment based on tumor marker and lab results, CT scan and patient's symptoms. [ Time Frame: 2 weeks, 1 month and then every 3 months ]

Estimated Enrollment: 400
Study Start Date: August 2004
Estimated Study Completion Date: January 2020
Estimated Primary Completion Date: January 2020 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
yttrium 90 (TheraSphere) administration
Device: Yttrium 90 (TheraSphere)
Y-90 embedded glass microspheres
Other Names:
  • Yttrium - 90
  • Y-90
  • TheraSphere

Detailed Description:
Patients receive Y-90 (yttrium) glass microspheres via percutaneous hepatic arterial infusion. Patients amy be retreated between 30-90 days after initial infusion. After completion of therapy, patients are followed for 30 days and then every 3 months for up to 2 years.

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

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Confirmed diagnosis of HCC
  • Cancer is unresectable
  • ECOG Score 0-2
  • Age of 18 yrs or over
  • Able to give consent

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Contraindication to angiography and selective visceral catheterization
  • Portal hypertension with portal venous shunt away from the liver
  • Evidence of potential delivery of > 16.5 mCi of radiation to the lungs
  • Evidence of any detectable Tc-99m MAA flow to the stomach or duodenum, after application of established angiographic techniques to stop such flow
  • Significant extrahepatic disease representing an imminent life-threatening outcome
  • Severe liver dysfunction or pulmonary insufficiency
  • Active uncontrolled infection
  • Significant underlying medical or psychiatric illness
  • Pregnancy
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00740753

Sponsors and Collaborators
Oregon Health and Science University
Principal Investigator: John A Kaufman, MD Dotter Interventional Institute Oregon Health & Science University
  More Information

Responsible Party: John A. Kaufman, Director Dotter Interventional Unit / Professor, Oregon Health and Science University Identifier: NCT00740753     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: HDE 2377
Study First Received: August 22, 2008
Last Updated: March 28, 2016

Keywords provided by John A. Kaufman, Oregon Health and Science University:
liver tumor

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Liver Neoplasms
Carcinoma, Hepatocellular
Digestive System Neoplasms
Neoplasms by Site
Digestive System Diseases
Liver Diseases
Neoplasms, Glandular and Epithelial
Neoplasms by Histologic Type processed this record on September 19, 2017