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Therapeutic and Prognostic Impact of Circulating Tumor Cells in Peripheral Blood in Patients With Non Small-cell Lung Cancer

The recruitment status of this study is unknown. The completion date has passed and the status has not been verified in more than two years.
Verified January 2010 by National Institute of Cancerología.
Recruitment status was:  Recruiting
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National Institute of Cancerología Identifier:
First received: January 18, 2010
Last updated: NA
Last verified: January 2010
History: No changes posted
The purpose of the study is to evaluate the association between the number of circulating tumor cells and response to treatment in non small-cell lung cancer patients

Circulating Tumor Cells

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective

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Further study details as provided by National Institute of Cancerología:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Response rate, progression-free survival and over-all survival [ Time Frame: 4 years ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Quantification of CTCs [ Time Frame: 4 years ]

Biospecimen Retention:   Samples With DNA
Peripheral blood samples are collected were the cell pellet are collected from centrifugation, lysed by TRIzol method to get RNA. The RNA is retrotranscribed to cDNA in order to quantify cytokeratin (CK) 19, 18 and carcinoembrionic antigen which are markers of epithelial cells presumambly coming form the tumor.

Estimated Enrollment: 200
Study Start Date: July 2007
Estimated Primary Completion Date: August 2008 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Stage IV non small-cell lung cancer patients will be recruited for this protocol

Detailed Description:
In spite of technological advantages in diagnosis and treatment, lung cancer remains one of the most deadly malignant neoplasias. Moreover, there are no markers for monitoring response to treatment. The objective of the study is to associate the number of circulating tumor cells (CTC) before and after treatment and correlate it with tumor response rate, progression-free survival and overall survival.

Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population
Advanced non small-cell lung cancer

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Histopathologic diagnosis of non small-cell lung cancer
  • Clinical stage IV
  • ECOG functional status 0 or 1
  • No renal function alteration (GFR >50%)
  • No hepatic function alteration (ALT and AST less than 2 times its normal value)
  • Leucocytes more than 2,000/mcl
  • Hemoglobin more than 10mg/dL
  • Platelets more than 100,000/mcl

Exclusion Criteria:

Non-advanced disease

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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01052818

Contact: Oscar Arrieta, MD (0155)56280400 ext 832

National Institute of Cancerologia Recruiting
Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico, 14080
Contact: Oscar Arrieta, MD    (0155)56280400 ext 832   
Principal Investigator: Oscar Arrieta, MD         
Sponsors and Collaborators
National Institute of Cancerología
Principal Investigator: Oscar Arrieta, MD National Counsil of Science and Technology
  More Information

Publications automatically indexed to this study by Identifier (NCT Number):
Responsible Party: Oscar Arrieta Rodriguez, CONACyT Identifier: NCT01052818     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: INCAN/OfCA204/SO151/CB451/09
87453 ( Other Identifier: National Counsil of Science and Technology )
Study First Received: January 18, 2010
Last Updated: January 18, 2010

Keywords provided by National Institute of Cancerología:
Non small-cell lung cancer
Circulating tumor cells
Carcinoembryonic antigen

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Carcinoma, Non-Small-Cell Lung
Neoplastic Cells, Circulating
Carcinoma, Bronchogenic
Bronchial Neoplasms
Lung Neoplasms
Respiratory Tract Neoplasms
Thoracic Neoplasms
Neoplasms by Site
Lung Diseases
Respiratory Tract Diseases
Neoplasm Metastasis
Neoplastic Processes
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