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Endomicrocancer: Confocal Endomicroscopy in Patients With High Risk of Colorectal Cancer

This study has been terminated.
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First received: January 19, 2010
Last updated: May 22, 2012
Last verified: January 2010
The principle objective of this study is to validate confocal endomicroscopy (CEM) in a national, multicenter study, in terms of its ability to diagnose neoplastic lesions in vivo, in two groups of patients at high risk of colorectal cancer (CRC): patients with familial adenomatous polyposis (FAP) after colectomy in whom the neoplastic lesions are probably under-diagnosed, and patients with inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD) in whom endoscopic surveillance is particularly difficult. Methods: The study will be comprised of two phases (Phase I and II). Phase I will serve to validate at the multicenter level the results of the first, recently published, monocenter German study in terms of capacity of CEM to identify the colonic neoplastic lesions in vivo. Phase II is destined to prospectively evaluate the diagnostic yield of CEM in detection and prediction of neoplastic lesions by developing and adding new features to the confocal pattern of in vivo diagnosis. Two cohorts of patients will be studied in parallel: Patients with inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD), like ulcerative colitis (UC) or Crohn's disease (CD), including those before planned colectomy, and patients with FAP after colectomy. During lower endoscopy performed under general anaesthesia, each colonic segment will be examined before and after staining with indigo-carmin. After intra-venous fluorescein injection, all macroscopically abnormal lesions will be examined by CEM, then biopsied. In parallel, multiple random biopsies will be performed, each coupled with simultaneous CEM "optical biopsy" at the same point. In addition, during Phase II, in IBD patients before planned colectomy and in patients with FAP, a "mapping" of colonic mucosa, by obtaining a very high number of CEM "optical biopsies", will be performed, and will be correlated with standard histology performed either on colectomy specimens (IBD) or on standard biopsies (FAP). Principal analysis (Phase I and II) will include evaluation of inter-observer variation in terms of interpretation of in vivo histology and diagnostic yield of CEM with respect to the detection of neoplastic lesions by evaluation of sensitivity and specificity, using standard histology as reference method. Additional analysis (Phase II) will be performed to evaluate the diagnostic and predictive (CRC risk) value of "colonic mapping" by correlating optical images pattern score to results of standard histology. Expected results: This study should guarantee high quality data, standardization of procedures and of interpretation of CEM images, which are prerequisite for dissemination of CEM in clinical practice. The investigators expect to show that CME allows to reliably discriminate between neoplastic and non-neoplastic lesions, that, compared to standard histology, provides better characterization of lesions, especially in the context of extended lesions like in IBD, an finally, that CME images can be used to develop a new "optical biopsy"-based score allowing prediction of high CRC risk in patients with FAP and IBD. The investigators believe that CEM may increase, as compared to currently used techniques, the diagnostic yield in terms of probability of the detection of neoplastic lesions in patients at high risk of CCR, and may become a new standard for endoscopic surveillance in these patients.

Condition Intervention
Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD)
Familial Adenomatous Polyposis
Device: Confocal endomicroscopy

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Diagnostic
Official Title: Confocal Endomicroscopy in Patients With High Risk of Colorectal Cancer: Potential for Diagnosis of Early Neoplasia

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Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Evaluate and validate CEM in terms of its ability to diagnose neoplastic lesions and to distinguish between normal and neoplastic mucosa in vivo, based on comparison between "optical biopsies" and standard histology.

Enrollment: 73
Study Start Date: December 2008
Study Completion Date: January 2011

Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 75 Years   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion criteria:

  • For IBD: Clinically and histologically proven UC and Crohn's disease involving at least 30% of colon, with disease duration over 8 years for pancolitis or over 15 years for left colitis
  • For FAP: patients at least 2 years after colectomy, with either rectal stump or ileal pouch
  • Obtained signed informed consent

Exclusion criteria:

- For IBD: Active disease (only for cohort I a) : For UC: Colitis Activity index >= 8, Truelove and Witt's activity index: moderate or severe For CD: CDAI: > 150

  • Known intraepithelial neoplasia or colorectal cancer or any other malignancy
  • Coagulopathy
  • Prothrombin time < 50% of control
  • Platelet blood count < 70 000/mm²
  • Impaired renal function (creatinine > 1.2 mg/dl)
  • Pregnancy or breast-feeding
  • Known allergy to indigo-carmin or fluorescein
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01052376

CHU de Lille
Lille, France, 59037
Hôpital Saint Philibert
Lomme, France, 59462
Institut Paoli Calmettes
Marseille, France, 13009
CHU de Nantes
Nantes, France, 44093
Hôpital Lyon Sud
Pierre-Bénite, France, 69495
CHU de Toulouse
Toulouse, France, 31059
Sponsors and Collaborators
Nantes University Hospital
  More Information

Responsible Party: Pr Jean Paul Galmiche, CHU de Nantes Identifier: NCT01052376     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: BRD08/6-A
Study First Received: January 19, 2010
Last Updated: May 22, 2012

Keywords provided by Nantes University Hospital:
nflammatory bowel diseases (IBD)
Familial adenomatous polyposis (FAP)

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Colorectal Neoplasms
Intestinal Diseases
Inflammatory Bowel Diseases
Adenomatous Polyposis Coli
Intestinal Neoplasms
Gastrointestinal Neoplasms
Digestive System Neoplasms
Neoplasms by Site
Digestive System Diseases
Gastrointestinal Diseases
Colonic Diseases
Rectal Diseases
Adenomatous Polyps
Neoplasms, Glandular and Epithelial
Neoplasms by Histologic Type
Neoplastic Syndromes, Hereditary
Intestinal Polyposis
Genetic Diseases, Inborn processed this record on April 28, 2017