Acute Changes in Endothelial Function in Germ Cell Tumor Patients Treated With Cisplatin and Untreated Germ Cell Tumor Controls
Cisplatin is one of the most common chemotherapy drugs used to treat many different cancers, including germ cell tumors (GCT). Cisplatin is very effective in treating GCT, but there are side effects. One of the possible long-term side effects of cisplatin is thought to be heart disease. The way that cisplatin causes heart disease is not well understood. One possibility is that cisplatin may damage the inside layer of blood vessels called the endothelium. The purpose of this study is to measure changes in the endothelium that happen when patients with GCT get cisplatin chemotherapy and to compare these changes with a group of patients not receiving chemotherapy.
|Study Design:||Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Retrospective
|Official Title:||A Pilot Study Measuring Acute Changes in Endothelial Function in Germ Cell Tumor Patients Treated With Cisplatin and Untreated Germ Cell Tumor Controls|
- Measure the endothelial reactivity (PAT-RH) in both groups [ Time Frame: 15 minutes ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]The Endo-PAT quantifies the endothelium-mediated changes in vascular tone, elicited by a 5-minute occlusion of the brachial artery (using a standard BP cuff).
- Identify sociodemographic [ Time Frame: 2 years ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ](age, race/ethnicity)
- Identify comorbid health conditions [ Time Frame: 2 years ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]Other laboratory studies being assessed in this trial will include lipid profile, testosterone, LH, FSH, and hemoglobin A1C. These tests are being evaluated to determine if there are concurrent comorbidities
- Measure PAT-RH index [ Time Frame: 2 years ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]at Time 6 (Long-Term Follow Up Assessment) in the Cisplatin-Based Chemotherapy Group and evaluate long term changes in PATRH index.
Biospecimen Retention: Samples Without DNA
|Study Start Date:||October 2011|
|Estimated Study Completion Date:||October 2015|
|Estimated Primary Completion Date:||October 2015 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|
Cisplatin-Based Chemotherapy Group
GCT patients who are planned to start cisplatin-based chemotherapy will be identified within the genitourinary oncology service clinics and offered inclusion in the trial.
Other: Endo-PAT2000 testing
Endo-PAT2000 testing is done six times during the study. Baseline Assessment Time 1 Cycle 1, Day 1 (Pre-chemotherapy)Time 2 Cycle 1, Day 1 (After 1st dose of cisplatin), Time 3 Cycle 1, Day 2 (Before second cisplatin dose of cycle 1), Time 4 Cycle 1, Day 5 (After last cisplatin dose of cycle 1), End-of-Study Assessment Time 5 (14-34 weeks from Time 1; e.g., 1-12 weeks following completion of the last cycle of first-line chemotherapy) Long-Term Follow Up Assessment Time 6 (24-30 months from Time 1)
GCT patients who have been treated with surgery and who do not require chemotherapy or radiation will be used as a comparison group to confirm that there is not a significant change in endothelial function among GCT patients treated with surgery alone.
Other: Endo-PAT2000 testing
Time 1: A baseline assessment will be performed in the fasting state including Endo-PAT2000, vital signs, waist circumference, fasting blood draw, & urine sample. This will be considered Day 1 of the study for this group of patients. Time 2 (2-5 hours from Time 1): Two to five hours after Time 1, patients will undergo assessment of blood pressure & heart rate, including orthostatics & Endo-PAT2000 testing. Time 5 -- End of Study visit (14-34 weeks from Time 1): At a time point 14 to 34 weeks later than Time 1 patients will undergo study testing in the fasting state. This includes Endo-PAT2000 testing, vital signs including orthostatics, waist circumference, fasting blood draw, & urine sample. The Surgery-Only Group will not have any assessment at Time 3 (Day 2) or Time 4 (Day 5) due to logistical concerns. Long-Term Follow Up Assessment Time 6 (24-30 months following Time 1)
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT01453660
|United States, New York|
|Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center|
|New York, New York, United States, 10065|
|Principal Investigator:||Darren Feldman, MD||Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center.|