MRI Guided High Intensity Focused Ultrasound (HIFU) and ThermoDox for Palliation of Painful Bone Metastases

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Philips Healthcare
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First received: July 12, 2012
Last updated: March 4, 2016
Last verified: March 2016
This study will evaluate treatment with High Intensity Focused Ultrasound (HIFU)in combination with ThermoDox (liposomal doxorubicin) is safe and effective in reducing pain for patients with painful bone metastases.

Condition Intervention Phase
Painful Bone Metastases
Breast Carcinoma,
Non-small Cell Lung Cancer,
Small Cell Lung Cancer,
Drug: High Intensity Focused Ultrasound (HIFU) in combination with ThermoDox
Phase 2

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Non-Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Phase II Trial of Phillips MRI-Guided High Intensity Focused Ultrasound (Sonalleve) and Lyso-thermosensitive Liposomal Doxorubicin (ThermoDox) for Palliation of Painful Bone Metastases

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Further study details as provided by Celsion:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Rate of complete pain response [ Time Frame: 12 months ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Adverse Events [ Time Frame: 3 months ] [ Designated as safety issue: Yes ]

Enrollment: 0
Study Start Date: July 2012
Study Completion Date: July 2013
Primary Completion Date: June 2013 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: Arm RT: HIFU plus ThermoDox
Index lesion has been treated with EBRT and is currently painful, but these subjects have already received their maximum cumulative EBRT dose.
Drug: High Intensity Focused Ultrasound (HIFU) in combination with ThermoDox
Experimental: Arm NRT: HIFU plus ThermoDox
Subjects have no yet received any radiation to the index lesion.
Drug: High Intensity Focused Ultrasound (HIFU) in combination with ThermoDox


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

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Histological confirmation of breast carcinoma, non-small cell lung cancer, small cell lung cancer, or adenocarcinoma of the prostate
  • Bone metastases index lesion in the ribs, clavicle, scapula, upper extremities, pelvis, or posterior aspects of the lumbar vertebra L3-L5 or sacral S1-S5.
  • Patients will have failed at least one prior attempt or will not be eligible for external beam radiation therapy (EBRT)

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Greater than 450 mg/m2 of prior free doxorubicin and/or non-heat activated liposomal doxorubicin
  • LVEF < 50%
  • Significant Cardiac History
  • Brain Metastases
  • Contraindication for MR imaging (as incompatible implanted metallic device, weight >250 lbs etc) or known intolerance or allergy to MRI contrast agents.
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01640847

Sponsors and Collaborators
Philips Healthcare
Study Director: Nicholas Borys, M.D. Celsion
  More Information

Responsible Party: Celsion Identifier: NCT01640847     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 106-10-201 
Study First Received: July 12, 2012
Last Updated: March 4, 2016
Health Authority: United States: Food and Drug Administration

Keywords provided by Celsion:
Painful bone metastases
Bone Cancer
Bone Cancer Pain
Patients with

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Bone Marrow Diseases
Bone Neoplasms
Breast Neoplasms
Carcinoma, Non-Small-Cell Lung
Lung Neoplasms
Neoplasm Metastasis
Small Cell Lung Carcinoma
Bone Diseases
Breast Diseases
Bronchial Neoplasms
Carcinoma, Bronchogenic
Hematologic Diseases
Lung Diseases
Musculoskeletal Diseases
Neoplasms by Histologic Type
Neoplasms by Site
Neoplasms, Glandular and Epithelial
Neoplastic Processes
Nervous System Diseases
Neurologic Manifestations
Pathologic Processes
Respiratory Tract Diseases
Respiratory Tract Neoplasms
Signs and Symptoms
Skin Diseases
Thoracic Neoplasms processed this record on May 26, 2016