High Intensity Focused Ultrasound (HIFU) to Treat Breast Fibroadenoma

This study has been completed.
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First received: August 18, 2011
Last updated: April 8, 2014
Last verified: April 2014

This study is a multicentre, open, uncontrolled trial for the observation of histological changes in breast fibroadenoma following high intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU).

This study will be conducted in France in 20 patients with breast fibroadenoma with indication for a surgical resection. The patient will receive an HIFU treatment and 6 months after treatment, the need of the surgery is evaluated.

Condition Intervention
Breast Fibroadenoma
Device: Ultrasonic ablation device

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Basic Science
Official Title: High Intensity Focused Ultrasound (HIFU) to Treat Breast Fibroadenoma: a Feasibility Study. A Multicentric, Open, Uncontrolled Study

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Further study details as provided by Theraclion:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • HIFU induced tissue necrosis assessed by histology of excised gland or reduction volume of fibroadenoma [ Time Frame: 6 months after HIFU treatment ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Volume reduction of the fibroadenoma [ Time Frame: 12 months after HIFU treatment ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    reduction in volume at 2, 4, 6 and 12 months after HIFU session or total regression of the fibroadenoma evaluated with ultrasound just before surgery

  • - Pain score during the HIFU treatment evaluated by the Visual Analog Scale. [ Time Frame: at treatment ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Percentage of patients with Adverse events [ Time Frame: at 12 months follow-up ] [ Designated as safety issue: Yes ]

Enrollment: 24
Study Start Date: October 2011
Study Completion Date: February 2014
Primary Completion Date: February 2014 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: High Intensity Focused Ultrasound (HIFU) Device: Ultrasonic ablation device
High Intensity focused ultrasound treatment
Other Name: TH-One


Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older
Genders Eligible for Study:   Female
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Diagnosis of breast fibroadenoma based on:Clinical examination, Ultrasound image and mammogram for women older than 35 years, and histology
  • Fibroadenoma size superior at 1 cm at its largest dimension (measured by Ultrasound)

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Patient pregnant or lactating
  • Microcalcifications within the lesion at the mammogram.
  • History of breast cancer or history of laser or radiation therapy to the target breast
  • Breast implant in the target breast.
  • Fibroadenoma not clearly visible on the ultrasound images (in B mode)
  • Patient participating in other trials using drugs or devices
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT01422629

Hôpital Jeanne de Flandre, CHU de Lille 2 Avenue Oscar Lambret
Lille, France, 59000
Hôpital Américain de Paris
Neuilly Sur Seine, France, 92200
Sponsors and Collaborators
Principal Investigator: Loïc BOULANGER, MD Hôpital Jeanne de Flandre, CHU de Lille - FRANCE
  More Information

Responsible Party: Theraclion
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01422629     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: HIFU/F/FA/Dec2010 
Study First Received: August 18, 2011
Last Updated: April 8, 2014
Health Authority: France: Afssaps - Agence française de sécurité sanitaire des produits de santé (Saint-Denis)

Keywords provided by Theraclion:
Breast Fibroadenoma
High Intensity Focused Ultrasound

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Neoplasms by Histologic Type
Neoplasms, Connective Tissue
Neoplasms, Connective and Soft Tissue
Neoplasms, Fibroepithelial
Neoplasms, Fibrous Tissue
Neoplasms, Glandular and Epithelial

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